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Madman Entertainment Launch Pre-Orders for Their October 2013 Anime Release Slate

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While there are four dedicated publishers of anime to the Australian region, Madman Entertainment usually take the charge in terms of quantity. This has not changed for the month of October 2013 with the company opening pre-orders for a sizable collection of titles.

Ranging from new releases such as Berserk: The Golden Age Arc II, dubbed versions of former subtitled releases such as Blue Exorcist or even the childhood classic Samurai Pizza Cats – there should be something in the mix that will capture your interest. Irrespective of title all of these can be picked up from retailers and the Madman Online Store from the 16th October 2013.

The list of titles is as follows:

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Berserk: The Golden Age Arc II – The Battle for Doldrey
DVD | Hybrid Dub | $29.95 | 92 Minutes
Blu-ray | Hybrid Dub | $34.95 | 92 Minutes

“A friend should never rely on another’s dream…he must have a reason for living that goes beyond me…For me to call a man ‘my friend,’ he must be my equal in every aspect.” 

Three years after joining the Band of the Hawk, Guts is shocked to hear Griffith’s words. He believed that his mission was to pursue Griffith’s dream together with him through all the fierce battles and struggles. In order to become an equal to Griffith, Guts decides to leave the Band of the Hawk. Around the same time, the Hundred Years War between the Midland Kingdom and the Empire of Chuder enters its final stage. Midland’s elite force, the White Tigers, attempts to take the impenetrable Fortress of Doldrey but is confronted and annihilated by the Holy Purple Rhino Knights led by Chuder’s strongest general, Boscogn. Seeing this as a perfect opportunity for his Band of the Hawk to advance, Griffith proposes to the king of Midland to send only his Hawks into the battle to capture the infamous fortress. Guts decides to make this battle his last with Griffith and leave the Band of the Hawk. 30,000 enemy soldiers vs. 5,000 Band of the Hawks…A bloody battle fraught with peril is about to begin…

mma6783Blue Exorcist Vol. 2 (Bilingual Edition)
DVD | Hybrid Dub | $24.95 | 100 Minutes
Blu-ray | Hybrid Dub | $29.95 | 100 Minutes

As Rin and the other new exorcists struggle to fit into their new life at True Cross Academy. The brothers are confronted with their first true enemy. Fighting together for the first time, Rin and the others just barely survive a harrowing attack. The next thing they know, Mephisto and the cram school teachers are before them! This unexpected visit really unnerves the students. What does he have in store for our new students?

Unlike Madman Entertainment’s subtitled only release which were half-season releases, following the North American release plans they have to pull a “Puella Magi Madoka Magica” or “K-ON!” and release the series in four episode installments. No plans for half-season / complete series releases of Blue Exorcist (Bilingual Edition) have been confirmed.

mmb778Cowboy Bebop Remastered Sessions Collection 1 (Episodes 1-13)
Blu-ray | Hybrid Dub | $39.95 | 325 Minutes

The modern anime classic that defines cool.

Be immersed once again with Spike, Jet and the rest of the crew of the Bebop; the unusually intelligent dog, Ein, computer wunderkind, Ed and the voluptuous, vexing femme fatale, Faye Valentine. They travel around the galaxy in search of wanted criminals one bounty at a time!

This follows on from a similar complete series DVD release from Madman Entertainment all the way back in February 2007. Looking at the special features on the disc it is set to come with an additional compilation of on-disc extras alongside a 40-page Collector’s Booklet.

mma5226Eureka 7 AO Collection 1
DVD | Hybrid Dub | $59.95 | 300 Minutes
Blu-ray | Hybrid Dub | $59.95 | 300 Minutes

The story is set on Okinawa’s isolated island of Iwado, which has seen a growing movement advocating a return to an autonomous government. Ao Fukai, a 13-year-old boy with a missing father, lives on the island with an old doctor named Toshio and is about to enter middle school. Ao’s mother was taken away a decade ago by unknown individuals. Naru Arata, Ao’s 13-year-old childhood friend and the story’s heroine, lives with her father, older sister, and grandmother. She has a “Yuta” power awakened within her due to an incident when she was young. A mysterious entity called “Secret” suddenly appears and launches an attack on the Scub Coral lifeform on the island. Ao launches a certain military FP called “Nirvash” aboard a Japanese military transport in his fervent desire to protect the island.

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mmb1900brFullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood Series Collection 01 (Episodes 1-39)
LIMITED EDITION RELEASE
DVD | Hybrid Dub | $89.95 | 975 Minutes
Blu-ray | Hybrid Dub | $89.95 | 975 Minutes

Edward and Alphonse Elric’s reckless disregard for alchemy’s fundamental laws ripped half of Ed’s limbs from his body and left Al’s soul clinging to a cold suit of armour. To restore what was lost, the brothers scour a war-torn land for the Philosopher’s Stone, a fabled relic which grants the ability to perform alchemy in impossible ways.

The Elrics are not alone in their search; the corrupt State Military is also eager to harness the artifact’s power. So too are the strange Homunculi and their shadowy creator. The mythical gem lures exotic alchemists from distant kingdoms, scarring some deeply enough to inspire murder. As the Elrics find their course altered by these enemies and allies, their purpose remains unchanged – and their bond unbreakable.

mmb1901brFullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood Series Collection 02 (Episodes 40-64 + OVA)
LIMITED EDITION RELEASE
DVD | Hybrid Dub | $89.95 | 685 Minutes
Blu-ray | Hybrid Dub | $89.95 | 685 Minutes

Edward and Alphonse Elric’s reckless disregard for alchemy’s fundamental laws ripped half of Ed’s limbs from his body and left Al’s soul clinging to a cold suit of armour. To restore what was lost, the brothers scour a war-torn land for the Philosopher’s Stone, a fabled relic which grants the ability to perform alchemy in impossible ways.

The Elrics are not alone in their search; the corrupt State Military is also eager to harness the artifact’s power. So too are the strange Homunculi and their shadowy creator. The mythical gem lures exotic alchemists from distant kingdoms, scarring some deeply enough to inspire murder. As the Elrics find their course altered by these enemies and allies, their purpose remains unchanged – and their bond unbreakable.

mma5356Haganai: I Don’t Have Many Friends Season One Collection
DVD | Hybrid Dub | $59.95 | 325 Minutes
Blu-ray | Hybrid Dub | $59.95 | 325 Minutes

Yozora’s an abrasive loudmouth whose only friend at school is imaginary. She knows she’s difficult – which makes her better off than Kodoka, a new transfer student who picked up an undeserved bad reputation the second he stepped on campus. Inspired by their shared status as social catastrophes, the two loners unite and start the Neighbors Club, an organization dedicated to finding other misfits and making friends.

In no time, a third member joins their ranks: Sena, a pretty, popular rich girl who annoys Yozora to no end. With Kodoka in the middle of the chaos, the brash brunette and the blonde boy-magnet go ’round and ’round, even as the Neighbors Club begins to grow. Hopefully, the girls can get past their rivalry, because sometimes the friendship you’re looking for is right in front of you, and sometimes the best friends are the friends you never even wanted.

mma4453Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere II (Season 2) Collection
DVD | Hybrid Dub | $59.95 | 325 Minutes
Blu-ray | Hybrid Dub | $59.95 | 325 Minutes

Taking advantage of the opportunity that the Mikawa Conflict provides, Tori and his comrades attempt to rescue Horizon from the Testament Union. But even as the Floating City Musashi speeds towards its next destination, the Floating Island England, Tres Espana is preparing its own armada for war against the British Islanders.

Now, as the quest of Horizon’s emotions builds to its climax, Tori’s new battle is about to begin in the land ruled by the Fairy Queen! The reenactment of the history described in the mysterious Testament continues as the secret of the Armor of Deadly Sins is unleashed!

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mma5277Naruto Shippuden Collection 15 (Episodes 180 – 192)
DVD | Hybrid Dub | $49.95 | 325 Minutes

After Pain’s attack, the Leaf Ninja set about rebuilding their village. Naruto and Sakura are thrilled to be reunited with Tazuna and his grandson Inari from the Land of Waves, who have come to help. While the restoration proceeds, the Leaf Ninja and their friends reflect on past events that influenced the village and helped gain allies like the Sand.

Plus, we get a glimpse back into Naruto’s training journey with Jiraiya, and join the original Team 7 on a mission when Sasuke was still with them!

This release will come with additional scenes, production sketches and storyboards as part of on-disc extras.

mmb1902Rurouni Kenshin Deluxe Complete Series Collection (TV, OVA, Movie)
DVD | Hybrid Dub | $199.95 | 2735 Minutes

The Meiji Era was one of great renewal for Japan, where swords and killing were outlawed. However, many survivors from the time of Revolution still lived, lurking in the shadows and waiting for a chance to use their killing blades again. Only Kenshin Himura, formerly one of the most brutal of killers, hopes to keep his swordsman’s honor and still live in the new era.

mma6780Samurai Pizza Cats Collection 1 (Episodes 1-26)
DVD | English Dub | $49.95 | 650 Minutes

Join Speedy Cerviche, Guido Anchovy, and Polly Esther at Pizza Cats, the most popular place in Little Tokyo. But the pizza take out joint is merely a front for their true job. A crime fighting secret ninja trio! Led by Big Al Dente, the Pizza Cats are tasked with keeping the scheming Seymour “The Big” Cheese and his evil Crow Ninjas, Jerry Atric and Bad Bird, from taking over Little Tokyo from the dimwitted Emperor Fred.The Pizza Cats are backed up by a Rescue Team, four other cats with their own restaurant who spring into action to help them out whenever they hear the rescue bell. The weapons of the Rescue Team can combine to form super weapons! And they will need them when evil undoubtedly shows up in every episode. Usually in the form of a gigantic monster-like robot used by the Big Cheese who has his mind set on controlling Little Tokyo!

mmb1906The Garden of Sinners Deluxe Movie Collection
LIMITED EDITION RELEASE
DVD | Japanese Dub | $149.95 | 546 Minutes

After spending two years in a coma caused by a traffic accident, Shiki Ryougi awakens with amnesia. Inexplicably, she finds, in turn, that she has also obtained “Mystic Eyes of Death Perception” in which she can see the invisible lines of mortality that hold every living and non-living thing together. Working for a small independent agency, Shiki attempts to unravel the baffling mystery behind a series of abnormal, horrifying incidents, but are they a foreshadowing that leads to something even more tragic and ominous? Things are not what they appear to be on the surface, but what dark revelations lie underneath? This is a modern occult-action thriller where Shiki must tackle supernatural incidents with her special abilities while searching for a reason to live.

This release is set to come with a 36-page Deluxe Booklet featuring messages from the directors and production staff (and more), a set of 14 post cards and “Theater Pre-Show Reminder” bonus videos. This is a limited edition release so this may not remain available for long (or alternatively may be available for quite a while) depending on demand.

mmb1903The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Deluxe Complete Collection
LIMITED EDITION RELEASE
DVD | Hybrid Dub | $199.95 | 1001 Minutes

I thought that when I entered high school, my days of believing in aliens, time Travellers and ESPers were going to be over. That is, until she introduced herself. Claiming to be interested in only aliens, time travellers, and ESPers, Haruhi Suzumiya was the strangest girl I’d met in a long time…

Before I knew what was going on, I’d been dragged into her weird club, and it looks like I’m not the only one who has been drafted into this “SOS Brigade” of hers, because there are three other students who don’t seem to be so ordinary themselves.

Either way, we’ve all found ourselves caught up in Haruhi’s quest to search for all things extraordinary. And what’s this I hear about us making a movie?

Contains both seasons 1 and 2, Movie, and HARUHI-CHAN & NYORON! CHURUYA-SAN in one collection.

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