As we have now jumped over into February 2015, this means that the Madman Entertainment website has been updated with a list of their upcoming anime and manga releases for April 2015. Although Madman have confirmed several releases for the month already, there are several surprises in the mix, including the long-awaited season collection of Ben-to which was delayed last year and the Studio Ghibli film The Tale of the Princess Kaguya. All anime titles will be released on April 15th whilst all manga titles will all be available on the 10th.
More information on all Madman’s planned anime and manga releases for April 2015 can be found below:
Ben-To Series Collection
DVD/Blu-ray | Hybrid Dub | $59.95 | 300 Minutes over 12 Episodes
Every day an epic struggle rages in grocery stores across Japan – the battle for half-priced bento boxes! Once the discount stickers go on, ravenous brawlers start throwing punches in a knockdown, drag-out war over who gets to take home the cheap eats. When a young, broke high school student named Sato joins the Half-Priced Food Lovers Club, he proves to be a rising talent in the world of insane food fights. But does he have what it takes to become the king of clearance cuisine?
Welcome to the world of Ben-To, where chopsticks are lethal weapons, the supermarket is a battleground, and there’s nothing more delicious than a deep-fried win.
Dog & Scissors Series Collection
DVD | Hybrid Dub | $59.95/$64.95 | 300 Minutes over 12 Episodes
Harumi Kazuhito was the ultimate bookworm, spending days at a time with his head buried in his beloved books, and little could make him happier than perusing the pages of his favorite author. Unfortunately, Harumi’s life goes to the dogs – literally – when he gets himself killed while trying to stop a robber!
Thanks to the power of a true bookworm, however, Harumi inexplicably finds himself reincarnated as a dog… which might not be so bad if dogs could read. Or if the woman who adopts him didn’t have twin predilections for playing with scissors and tormenting her new pet! But what truly makes this strange reincarnation the worst of all possible worlds is that she’s also his favorite author! The horror! Can Harumi find a way to live with this tantrum-throwing typist, or will her crazed clippings prove to be his undoing? Can he escape her constant hounding via the doggy door, or is he barking up the wrong tree?
Kill la Kill Volume 4
DVD/Blu-ray | Hybrid Dub | $29.95/$34.95 | 125 Minutes over 5 Episodes
With both Kyoto and Kobe now under their control, the only region left for Satsuki to conquer is Osaka. Kaneo Takarada – the audacious student council president of Naniwa Kinman High School – is not about to surrender so easily, but can his money buy him victory against the Elite Four?!
Meanwhile, Ryuko rides in on her motorcycle to retrieve Senktesu’s final piece from Satsuki. Senketsu is finally back to one piece, but this was all just part of Satsuki’s plan! While Ryuko was occupied with her battle with Satsuki, Nonon Jakuzure attacks the Nudist Beach HQ below Osaka under Satsuki’s command. With her mission accomplished, Satsuki proceeds to the next phase of her plan to hold the Cultural & Sports Grand Festival with the academy director and Satsuki’s mother, Ragyo Kiryuin, as an honorable guest. Ryuko and the others infiltrate the arena to learn what Satsuki is plotting only to find out the shocking truth behind Satsuki’s grand scheme!
Log Horizon Part 2 (Episodes 14-25)
DVD/Blu-ray | Hybrid Dub | $59.95/$64.95 | 300 Minutes over 12 Episodes
Even as Shiroe slowly learns the secrets behind the creation of the World Fraction spell, the origin of the Demi-humans, and how his own actions in the Real World have affected the world in which he now dwells, the seeds of thought he’s planted in the minds of others begin to bear fruit. Game strategy and tactics may have been intended for amusement, but their origins were pulled from actual war planning and stratagems. As others begin to accept and implement those theories on their own, the existing alliances and balance of power begin to shift.
Those changes can’t possibly come quickly enough, as the adventurers’ preoccupations have allowed the Goblins to unite and amass a giant army. Now the Goblins are on the march, and as the Estal Lords debate their course of action, Minori makes a dangerous gamble and initiates action on her own. In the midst of this MMORPG turned real, an unassuming princess may prove to be the key to ultimate victory.
Sailor Moon Part 1 (Episodes 1-24)
DVD | Hybrid Dub | $49.95 | 510 Minutes over 24 Episodes
Usagi Tsukino is a cheerful 14-year-old schoolgirl who often finds herself in unwanted trouble. One day, she saves a talking cat named Luna from some mean kids, and her life is changed forever. Luna gives Usagi a magic brooch that transforms her into Sailor Moon, defender of love and justice! Now Usagi must work with Luna to find the other Sailor Guardians and the Moon Princess, whose Legendary Silver Crystal is Earth’s only hope against the dark forces of the evil Queen Beryl!
Sankarea: Undying Love Complete Collection
DVD | Hybrid Dub | $59.95 for Either Format | 300 Minutes Over 12 Episodes
Furuya’s not interested in the living, he’s got zombies on the brain! When Furuya’s cat dies, he decides he’s going to try and bring it back to life. In the process, he stumbles across a girl whose failed attempted suicide has turned her into a real zombie! What’s Furuya going to do now that the thing he loves the most is right in front of his eyes? Watch what happens in this campy romantic comedy about the undead.
Blu-ray | Hybrid Dub | $39.95 | 125 Minutes
Spirited Away is a wondrous fantasy about a young girl named Chihiro who discovers a secret world of strange spirits, creatures and sorcery. When her parents are mysteriously transformed, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free herself and return her family to the outside world.
The Awesomes Season 1 (Western Animation)
DVD | English Dub | $24.95 | Contains 10 Episodes
THE AWESOMES is an animated show for adults that combines the thrills of comic book storytelling with the hallmark irreverent and inspired comedy of co-creators Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker (Late Night with Seth Meyers). Showcasing the voice talents of current and past Saturday Night Live stars, THE AWESOMES introduces a group of not-so-super heroes who just might find a way to save the world. Features voice appearances from favourites such as Amy Poehler, Will Forte, Rashida Jones, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader and more!
The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki
DVD/Blu-ray | Hybrid Dub | $274.95/$324.95
A collection of feature films from director Hayao Miyazaki:
- Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
- Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
- Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986)
- My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
- Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)
- Porco Rosso (1992)
- Princess Mononoke (1997)
- Spirited Away (2001)
- Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
- Ponyo (2008)
- The Wind Rises (2013)
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
DVD/Blu-ray | Hybrid Dub | $34.95/$39.95
Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo, a tiny girl grows into an exquisite young lady, raised by an old bamboo cutter and his wife. From the countryside to the grand capital city, even unseen she enthralls all who encounter her, including five noble suitors. Ultimately she must face her fate, punishment for her crime.
Based on the classic Japanese folktale, “The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter”, “The Tale of The Princess Kayuga” is the strikingly beautiful culmination of decades of contemplation by director and Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata.
The (Incredibly Long) Manga List of April 2015
- Assassination Classroom (Manga) Vol. 02
- Black Rose Alice (Manga) Vol. 03
- Bleach (Manga) Vol. 63
- Claymore (Manga) Vol. 26
- D.Gray-Man (3-In-1) (Manga) Vol. 06
- Dawn of the Arcana (Manga) Vol. 02
- Dawn of the Arcana (Manga) Vol. 03
- Deadman Wonderland (Manga) Vol. 07
- Dragon Ball (3-In-1) (Manga) Vol. 08
- Fullmetal Alchemist (3-In-1) (Manga) Vol. 08
- Fullmetal Alchemist (3-In-1) (Manga) Vol. 09
- Gangsta (Manga) Vol. 05
- Happy Marriage?! (Manga) Vol. 10
- High School Debut (3-In-1) (Manga) Vol. 05
- Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood (Manga) Vol. 01
- Jormungand (Manga) Vol. 11
- Kamisama Kiss (Manga) Vol. 17
- Kiss of the Rose Princess (Manga) Vol. 03
- Lbx (Manga) Vol. 04
- Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic (Manga) Vol. 10
- Monster: The Perfect Edition (Manga) Vol. 03
- Naoki Urasawa’s 20th Century Boys (Manga) Vol. 09
- Naoki Urasawa’s 20th Century Boys (Manga) Vol. 10
- Naoki Urasawa’s 20th Century Boys (Manga) Vol. 11
- Naoki Urasawa’s 20th Century Boys (Manga) Vol. 12
- Naruto (Manga) Vol. 69
- Nisekoi: False Love (Manga) Vol. 08
- Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan (Manga) Vol. 25
- One Piece (3-In-1) (Manga) Vol. 11 Skypeia
- Oresama Teacher (Manga) Vol. 18
- Pluto: Urasawa X Tezuka (Manga) Vol. 08
- Pokemon Adventures (Manga) Vol. 27
- Pokemon Black & White (Slim) (Manga) Vol. 20
- Pokemon Xy (Manga) Vol. 01
- Pokemon Xy (Manga) Vol. 02
- Ranma 1/2 (2-In-1) (Manga) Vol. 06
- Ranma 1/2 (2-In-1) (Manga) Vol. 07
- Resident Evil: The Marhawa Desire (Manga) Vol. 02
- Seraph of the End (Manga) Vol. 04
- Skip Beat! (3-In-1) (Manga) Vol. 10
- Spell of Desire (Manga) Vol. 03
- Terra Formars (Manga) Vol. 04
- The World’s Greatest First Love (Manga) Vol. 01
- Toriko (Manga) Vol. 26
- Vagabond (Vizbig Edition) (Manga) Vol. 07
- Vagabond (Vizbig Edition) (Manga) Vol. 08
- Voice over! Seiyu Academy (Manga) Vol. 09
- World Trigger (Manga) Vol. 04
- Yu-Gi-Oh! (3-In-1) (Manga) Vol. 01
- Yu-Gi-Oh! 5ds (Manga) Vol. 07
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal (Manga) Vol. 06