With another month upon us, Australian anime publisher Madman Entertainment have looked two months ahead and announced what they have planned for release in December 2015. These releases will be available from the 2nd December 2015 (December 10th for manga), leaving plenty of time for anime and manga fans to add them to their Christmas wishlists post-launch.
The biggest highlight on offer in my opinion is Madman’s first volume of Sailor Moon on DVD – which will be available as both a standard and limited edition.
Each title listed below can be pre-ordered via Madman Entertainment right now, or possibly through your local anime retailer. Do note that specifics such as formats and release dates can change leading to launch.
Ghost in the Shell Arise Part 2
DVD/Blu-ray | $29.95 for Either Format | Dual Audio | 114 Minutes
Set in the year after the fourth World War, cyborg and hacker Motoko Kusanagi finds herself wrapped up in the investigation of a devastating terrorist bombing and rebel group seeking revenge. When the investigation leads to a master of cyber warfare known as Fire-Starter, phantoms from the past come back to haunt Motoko as she struggles to keep her personal and professional life separate.
Gurren Lagann: Pierce The Heavens Collection (Limited Edition)
Blu-ray | $149.95 | Dual Audio | 986 Minutes
In his sky-less cavern of a village Simon toils daily, drilling holes to expand his stifling little world until one day he makes an extraordinary discovery: a small glowing drill-bit and the man-sized mecha it activates. Before he can give it a second thought Simon’s dragged into a plot to break through to the surface by the local gang leader Kamina, only to have the ceiling come crashing down on top of them under the weight of a giant monster!
It somehow falls onto the boisterous Kamina and the cowardly Simon to defend their village, but once they defeat the monster what awaits the duo on the surface world?
Sailor Moon Season 1 Part 1 (Episodes 1-24)
DVD | $49.95 | Dual Audio | 510 Minutes
Sailor Moon Season 1 Part 1 (Episodes 1-24) Limited Edition
DVD | $69.95 | Dual Audio | 510 Minutes
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!
So I Can’t Play H Complete Collection
DVD | $59.95 | Japanese Dub | 300 Minutes
Never make a deal with a wet goddess you’ve only just met. That’s a lesson Ryosuke Kaga learns the hard way when he foolishly agrees to let Lisara Restole use some of his “essence” to stay in this world. Despite her smoking-hot appearance, Lisara’s actually a Shinigami, a Goddess of Death. However, she doesn’t steal years off his life like any decent Shinigami would do. Oh no, instead she sucks off his lecherous spirit, draining his ability to enjoy… well, the things that teenage boys normally spend most of their time thinking about!
Now the poor degenerate’s only hope of getting his licentiousness renewed is to join the Lisara on her quest, since when she leaves our mortal plane he regains his normal immorality! But Shinigami can be really harsh mistresses, and it’s going to be anything but easy to go back to being sleazy!
Space Dandy Part 2 (Episodes 14-26)
DVD/Blu-ray | $59.95/$64.95 | Dual Audio | 325 Minutes
Space Dandy is a dandy in space! This dreamy adventurer with a to-die-for pompadour travels across the galaxy in search of aliens no one has ever laid eyes on. Each new species he discovers earns him a hefty reward, but this dandy has to be quick on his feet because it’s first come – first served! Accompanied by his sidekicks, a rundown robot named QT and Meow the cat-looking space alien, Dandy bravely explores unknown worlds inhabited by a variety aliens. Join the best dressed alien hunter in all of space and time as he embarks on an adventure that ends at the edge of the universe!
The Last: Naruto the Movie
DVD/Blu-ray | $29.95/$34.95 | Dual Audio | 113 Minutes
Two years after the fourth Great Ninja War, the moon is beginning a collision path towards the Earth. The countdown for the survival of the planet begins. Amongst the havoc, Hinata’s younger sister Hanabi is captured by the mysterious enemy, Toneri Ootsutsuki. Naruto must overcome great danger on a mission to save Hanabi and the world along with Hinata, Sai, Shikamaru, and Sakura. Witness the conclusion of a story that has been in the making for fifteen years and the beginning of a new era!
Madman Entertainment is set to release the volume manga volumes in December 2015:
- Black Rose Alice – Volume 6
- Bleach (3-in-1) – Volume 13
- Bleach – Volume 65
- Claymore Box Set
- D.Gray-Man (3-in-1) – Volume 8
- Deadman Wonderland – Volume 11
- Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Battle Tendency – Volume 1
- Kiss of the Rose Princess – Volume 7
- Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic – Volume 14
- Monster: The Perfect Edition – Volume 6
- My Hero Academia – Volume 2
- Naruto: Kakashi’s Story
- Nisekoi: False Love – Volume 12
- Nocturne: Walled City Trilogy – Book 2
- One Piece – Volume 76
- One Punch Man – Volume 3
- Oresama Teacher – Volume 19
- Ranma 1/2 (2-in-1) – Volume 11
- Rosario + Vampire Box Set
- The World’s Greatest First Love – Volume 3
- Tokyo Ghoul – Volume 3
- Uzumaki Naruto: Illustrations (Artbook)
- Vagabond (Vizbig Edition) – Volume 11
- Yu-Gi-Oh! (3-in-1) – Volume 4
- Yukarism – Volume 4