With a new month upon us, it means that Australian anime fans can look forward to a new range of anime releases from regional publishers over the next couple of weeks. Offering a slightly smaller range of titles compared to past months, Madman Entertainment are still set to offer a range of new, continuing and older series on 13 January 2016. This is in addition to the usual assortment of manga volumes which will go on sale starting January 11th. Start thinking about what you will buy by taking a look at the list below, or alternatively visit the Madman Entertainment website for information and purchases.
Blue Exorcist Complete Series
DVD/Blu-ray | $79.95/$89.95 | Dual Audio | 625 Minutes
“Assiah, the realm of humans, and Gehenna, the realm of demons. Normally, these two dimensions would never intersect, but having possessed all material substances, the demons are now intruding on the material world. But among the human race, there are those who can exorcise such demons.”
– the Exorcists
Rin Okumura and his twin brother Yukio have been raised by Shiro Fujimoto, an eminent priest, so it comes as a shock when Rin discovers their biological father is actually Satan! As the border between “Assiah” (the human world) and “Gehenna” (the demon world) is crossed by evil, Rin vows to become the ultimate exorcist and defeat his own father. To hone his raw skills, Rin enters True Cross Academy to train with other exorcist candidates.
Code Geass: Akito the Exiled Episode 3: The Brightness Falls
DVD | $24.95 | Japanese Dub | 51 Minutes
After their military credentials are revoked, the W-O division find themselves living with a group of gypsies. Here, they are inspired by the elderly gypsies way of life and how they can smile through hardships. Leila decides to take action against the terrorist movement known as ‘Ark Fleet’, and learns a secret about herself in the process. Meanwhile, Shin attempts to regain control of Euro Britannia, and is willing to do anything possible!
Fairy Tail Collection 17 (Episodes 188-199)
DVD/Blu-ray | $59.95 for either format | Dual Audio | 300 Minutes
The Grand Magic Games come to an explosive end as the Eclipse Gate opens and the unthinkable happens. Dragons emerge from the gate bent on destroying everything in their path. Dragon slayers will be tested to their very limits and the guilds must band together to fight the most difficult battle they’ve ever faced – unexpected allies appear, and one mage makes the ultimate sacrifice to turn the tide for the mages.
Who is behind the rampaging dragons and what is the dire message he brings? Will what was fated come to pass, or will Natsu burn the terrible prediction to ashes?
Golden Time Complete Series
DVD | $69.95 | Japanese Dub | 600 Minutes
Banri Tada is a newly admitted student at a private law school in Tokyo. However, due to an accident, he lost all of his memories. During his freshman orientation, he encounters another freshman from the same school, Mitsuo Yanagisawa, and they hit it off at once. Without any memory of each other, their lives become more and more intertwined as if set by the hands of fate. But what is their fate, and will it lead to happiness or another memory to forget…
Hamatora: The Animation Season 1 Collection
DVD | $59.95 | Dual Audio | 300 Minutes
Nowhere may seem like just another café, but as with many of its employees, this apparently innocent eatery leads a double life. Nowhere is where you can find Hamatora, the mysterious detective agency run by P.I.s who are also Minimum Holders, individuals gifted with extraordinary powers and abilities.
For the right price, you can hire founder Nice, who moves at the speed of sound and his super-powered team… So long as they’re interested! When a series of serial murders all turn out to involve other Minimum Holders, that interest is about to become extremely personal. Something monstrous is going on, and Minimum Holders may be targeted for extinction!
Naruto Shippuden Collection 24 (Episodes 297-309)
DVD | $49.95 | Dual Audio | 300 Minutes
Gaara leads the Fourth Company into battle against the previous Kage, including his own father. Meanwhile Naruto and Killer Bee face the reanimated Itachi Uchiha, who recognizes Naruto’s growth as a shinobi and his potential to rescue his brother, Sasuke, from his path of vengeance. Kabuto assumes control of Itachi to use his Mangekyo Sharingan, but Itachi’s well of power is not yet drained. Battles rage, and all must face enemies—as well as friends—they never expected to see again!
One Piece (Uncut) Collection 34 (Episodes 410-421)
DVD | $49.95 | Dual Audio | 300 Minutes
In the wake of his encounter with Bartholomew Kuma, Luffy is marooned on the island of Amazon Lilly, a paradise of beautiful – but deadly – warriors. After interrupting the sacred bathing hour of the gorgeous Warlord, Boa Hancock, the rubber-man faces the very real fate of being forever turned to stone!
A showdown with Hancock’s venomous Snake Sisters offers Luffy the chance to fight his way to freedom, but his honorable actions during the heat of battle make him a welcome guest on the island. Moved by tales of his attack on a Celestial Dragon, Hancock is smitten by the courageous pirate. Unfortunately, shocking news shortens his stay in her comely kingdom. Luffy’s beloved brother Ace is being held in the impenetrable underwater prison of Impel Down, and time is running out on his life!
Robotics;Notes Complete Series
DVD | $59.95 | Dual Audio | 550 Minutes
Kai and Aki dream of building a giant fighting robot based on a super-popular anime, but that’s going to be impossible if they don’t get more members into their school’s Robot Research Club. They’ll take anyone they can talk – or force – into joining them, including an eccentric robotics champion with a secret identity and a l33t video-game designer who’s spent one too many late nights online. Finally, their goal looks like it’s within reach.
But when a sentient AI program tells Kai about mysterious documents hidden on the internet, things start to get strange for everyone. As the club members track down the secret messages, they realize that the information might be far bigger – and more dangerous – than they expected.
Sunday Without God Complete Series
DVD | $59.95 | Dual Audio | 325 Minutes
Fifteen years ago on a Sunday, God abandoned the world and closed the gate to Heaven, leaving the souls of humankind trapped in limbo. With the dead unable to rest and the living unable to have children, the world is slowly coming to a halt. The only key to mankind’s salvation rests with the Gravekeepers, mysterious beings charged with the task of sending the deceased to their final resting place.
Twelve-year-old Ai, one of the last children in the world, soon finds herself shouldered with the burden of becoming her village’s newest Gravekeeper. But beneath the village’s unassuming exterior lies a dark secret that is revealed with the arrival of a gun-wielding stranger in black. With her position as a Gravekeeper now uncertain, Ai has no choice but to set out to put the living dead to rest. But in a world where no one can die, is death truly the ultimate blessing?
- Kamisama Kiss – Volume 19
- Assassination Classroom – Volume 7
- Bloody Mary – Volume 1
- Claymore Box Set (Volumes 1-27)
- Deadman Wonderland – Volume 12
- Dragon Ball (3-in-1) – Volume 11
- Food Wars! – Volume 9
- Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic – Volume 15
- One Piece (3-in-1) – Volume 14: Water Seven
- Ooku: The Inner Chambers – Volume 11
- Seraph of the End – Volume 11
- The Art of Magic: The Gathering – Zendikar
- Toriko – Volume 31
- Ultimo – Volume 11
- Uzumaki Naruto: Illustrations (Artbook)