We may only have just entered the second half of 2014, but North American anime publisher Sentai Filmworks have their eyes set closer to the end of the year. The publisher has today confirmed their November 2014 anime release slate, which includes a special collection for fans of High School of the Dead and multiple other anime releases. A full list of titles available during the month is available below:
Hidamari Sketch: Hoshimittsu
4th November 2014 | Blu-ray | $59.98 | Japanese Dub + English Subtitles | 350 Minutes
Some say that life is like an unfolding tapestry, but living at the Hidamari Apartments is more like being part of a patchwork quilt, one that constantly changes as bits and pieces of the lives and dreams of the young artists who make this extraordinary residence their home are added to the ever-expanding pattern. When we first met Yuno, she’d just been accepted to the prestigious Yamabuki Art School and it was up to her new neighbors at Hidamari to help her find her way in the big scary world. Now a seasoned vet of the Hidamari Apartments herself, Yuno’s newest challenge is to help the latest arrivals, Nazuna and Nori, acclimate to life on their own. Of course, since it IS Hidamari, there are still lots of trials and tribulations ahead, and nothing will ever go quite as expected. But with friends like Miyako, Hiro and Sae ready to lend a hand, there will always be a ray of sunshine at the end of every storm in Hidamari Sketch x Hoshimittsu – Blu-ray.
High School of the Dead Collector’s Edition
4th November 2014 | DVD + Blu-ray Combo | $149.98 | Hybrid Dub | 315 Minutes
The lockers are splattered with blood, the student bodies are piling up and that’s not mystery meat they’re eating in the cafeteria… it’s the faculty! And that’s just the start of the worst day of school ever when a nightmarish virus is unleashed, turning humans into flesh eating zombies and converting Fujimi High School into a literal hell on Earth. Now it’s a crash course in survival, and the only test or skill that matters is the ability to keep moving, breathing and fighting. Because if nerds, jocks and the surviving staff can’t find a way to work together to escape this carnal house of education, they’re all going to end up on the menu. And that’s assuming there’s anyplace safe left to escape to. At the sound of the school bell, the Zombie Apocalypse will begin as Kumuro, Saya, Rei, Busujima, Hirano band together in the ultimate collectors’ edition of the wildest anime about reanimated corpses ever: HIGH SCHOOL OF THE DEAD!
Jewel Bem Hunter Lime
4th November 2014 | DVD | $19.98 | Hybrid Dub | 90 Minutes
The Magic Spheres are incredibly dangerous and powerful magical artifacts, capable of absorbing negative emotions and transforming everyday objects into monstrous BEMS (bug eyed monsters). So when a demon manages to scatter six of them through the gate between the World of Magic and Earth, someone’s got to get them back. Unfortunately, that job falls to master of disguise (and fan servicey costumes) Lime, the sometimes monstrous and generally lecherous monster hunter Bass and their ooey-gooey shape-shifting slime companion Poogie, none of whom are probably the best choices for a task of such monumental importance and urgency. On the other hand, the whole situation is sort of their fault to begin with, and while their decision to infiltrate a Japanese High School may seem a bit oddly timed, at least it gets them a new friend in the form of cute but clueless schoolgirl Miyuki! Will this motley band of would be BEM hunters be up to the task of fingering panty stealing pocket purses, pinning down living syringes with nastily pointed agendas and turning up the heat on malevolent candles intent on snuffing out entire cities? The hunt is on in JEWEL BEM HUNTER LIME!
4th November 2014 | Blu-ray | $59.98 | Japanese Dub + English Subtitles | 275 Minutes
Hazuki may be near-sighted, but he knows true beauty when he sees it and the delicate form of flower shop owner Rokka draws him in like a bee to honey. So, hoping to cultivate a relationship between them, Hazuki takes a part time job at her shop, only to discover two huge thorns preventing the nurturing of any romance. The first, the fact that Rokka is still grieving for her late husband Shimao, would be enough to snip most men’s ardor short, but it’s the second that really threatens to make Hazuki’s forlorn hopes wilt. Because while Shimao is most definitely deceased, he hasn’t yet departed and his spirit is still living in Rokka’s apartment! Except only Hazuki can see him, which leads to a very strange romantic triangle indeed. Are Hazuki’s chances with Rokka as dead as the man who still lives in her house? Or can he somehow make love blossom even though there’s an interloper pushing up the daisies between them? One way or another, the ground’s going to be rocky and someone or something’s likely to get nipped in the bud in NATSUYUKI RENDEZVOUS!
My Mental Choices are Completely Interesting with My School Romantic Comedy
11th November 2014 | DVD / Blu-ray | $49.98 / $59.98 | Japanese Dub + English Subtitles | 275 Minutes
Due to a strange curse called Absolute Choice, Kanade Amakusa’s life has turned into a “choose your own adventure” game from Hell. Series of options that seem designed to cause him the maximum possible duress and/or public embarrassment randomly appear in front of him, and if he doesn’t choose one he suffers agonizing pain. Needless to say, his resulting bizarre behavior has already branded him as one of his school’s five worst social misfits, and things get even weirder when he chooses one of the strangest options yet: “Have a beautiful girl fall from the sky.” Because not only does the adorable Chocolat drop on him like a bag of bricks, but she seems to have been sent to help remove the curse! Only she can’t remember how because she has amnesia. But it has something to do with missions he has to perform, and if he fails to achieve the objective of any of them, he’ll be stuck with the curse for life! Prepare for the ultimate multiple-choice test, where even the best answers are usually horrifically wrong, as Kanade attempts to survive MY MENTAL CHOICES ARE COMPLETELY INTERFERING WITH MY SCHOOL ROMANTIC COMEDY!
Stella Women’s Academy
11th November 2014 | Blu-ray | $59.98 | Japanese Dub + English Subtitles | 325 Minutes
When Yura Yamato’s roommate Sonora asks her to join her club, it quickly becomes clear that the girls of Stella Women’s Academy are VERY different. It turns out that she belongs to a club known as C3 (which stands for Command, Control and Communications) who’s main after school activity is playing survival games! It’s not a typical teenage girl pastime, but Sonora and her trigger happy friends are seriously into it. The question that puts her in the crosshairs of a dilemma is if she has what it takes to join up, stand up, and deliver in the face of friendly fire. Scope out the insanity as Yura pulls the trigger and throws everyone’s battle plans into total disarray in Stella Women’s Academy, High School Division Class C3!
18th November 2014 | Blu-ray | $59.98 | Japanese Dub + English Subtitles | 325 Minutes
The last year of high school is always a time of both looking forward and looking back. Ahead of you lives the future, alternately bright and scary. Behind you lie memories, both happy and sad. And somehow, in the course of one year, you have to reconcile those two and decide where your life is going to go. For Wakana Sakai, who had started studying music, it’s time to face the tragedy that made her abandon that path. For Sawa Okita, it’s about her dreams of riding professionally. And for Konatsu Miyamoto, it’s about bringing her friends together through the magic of song. Can something as simple as the formation of a chorus club really help solve the hurts and pangs that come with growing up? Can music bring people together despite their differences? Join in the chorus, pick up the rhythm and discover the answers in TARI TARI!
I Couldn’t Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job
18th November 2014 | DVD / Blu-ray | $49.98 / $59.98 | Japanese Dub + English Subtitles | 325 Minutes
Raul Chaser never wanted to work in retail, but when the war against the Demons ended unexpectedly, the Hero Training Program he was in shut down. But although combat-trained Raul may feel out of place dealing with customers in a department store instead of dealing out death with hardened steel, his newest co-worker’s culture shock is even worse. Because while Fino Bloodstone is ready, eager and willing to please, she’s also the daughter of the now deceased Demon King! So not only are her social skills a little challenged, but it’s going to be up to Raul and the staff to teach her the finer points of the human concept of a “pleasant shopping experience”… not to mention when it’s proper to wear what kind of clothes and whose bed you can sleep in. And they’ll have to do it quick, because there’s a sinister major retail chain moving into the area with plans for global domination. Their job isn’t to do or die, it’s to make the customers buy, buy, buy when the ultimate swords, sorcery and sales counter attack ensues in I COULDN’T BE A HERO, SO I RELUCTANTLY DECIDED TO GET A JOB!
Amagami SS Season One Complete
25th November 2014 | DVD / Blu-ray | $69.98 / $89.98 | Japanese Dub + English Subtitles | 600 Minutes
Junichi Tachibana has never been lucky in love, and ever since his date stood him up on Christmas Eve two years ago, he’s pretty much given up on the whole idea. However, there are quite a few girls who would all make wonderful partners for Junichi if he would only open his eyes. Could he have struck up a meaningful relationship with any of them if he’d done the right things and said the right words? Well, it’s time to find out as Fate steps in and decides to see what would happen if Junichi were to snap out of his funk and take a chance. It’s a whole new twist on the idea of love at sixth or seventh sigh, and if one boy and a whole lot of different girlfriends-to-be sounds like a lot of wishful thinking… Well, it is! But wishes have a habit of coming true and the statistical odds are definitely on Junichi’s side as the guy without a date’s luck with the ladies goes from bad to multi-verse in AMAGAMI SS – THE COMPLETE COLLECTION
Log Horizon Collection 1
25th November 2014 | DVD / Blu-ray | $59.98 / $69.98 | Hybrid Dub | 325 Minutes
Elder Tales has become a global phenomenon, immersing millions of players in its online fantasy world. However, something goes wrong with the twelfth expansion pack. Eight year veteran Shiroe and 30,000 other players suddenly find themselves trapped in the game’s no longer fictional universe! Except it’s not even exactly the game they knew: things are in different places, the portals don’t work, and if a gamer was playing an avatar who wasn’t a physical match for their real self… well, let’s just say that everyone who’s been playing is going to have to make some serious adjustments to their new world view. Add to that the fact that the former Non-Player-Characters are now self-aware and working towards their own ends. This collision of the Elder Tale people and players with seemingly impossible skills, abilities, and knowledge promises to be cataclysmic. Get ready for heroes to rise and new legends to be forged as Shiroe and fellow players Naotsugu and Akatsuki discover what happens when sword and sorcery becomes real in LOG HORIZON!