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Available This Wednesday (5 Jan 2022) from Madman Entertainment

A new month upon us means that we have a new wave of anime upon us. This is true both for the official anime streaming services such as Funimation, which Australian platform AnimeLab was recently merged into, and home video releases.

On Wednesday 5 January 2022, Australian anime publisher Madman Entertainment will be releasing their monthly haul of Blu-ray anime releases onto store shelves. From complete collections such as that of My Teen Romantic Comedy Snafu to recently airing seasons such as Higurashi: When They Cry Hou, scroll down to see if your favourite anime will soon be able to own physically!

If a show catches your eye, you can purchase it either via your local anime retailer, or directly from Madman Entertainment through their online store.

1
Fire Force

Type: Complete Season 1 (Episodes 1-24)
Format: Blu-ray Only
Audio: English and Japanese
Price: $79.95

A crisis plagues the world: Spontaneous Human Combustion. The only ones trained to stop these blazing mortal infernos are the brave members of the Fire Force. Shinra is determined to become the greatest hero among them, but his past leads him down a different road – a path marked with the Devil’s Footprints.

2
Fire Force

Type: Season 2 Part 2
Format: DVD + Blu-ray Combo / DVD + Blu-ray Combo Limited Edition
Audio: English and Japanese
Price: $69.95 / $109.95

After the events at the Oasis, Company 8 race to contain the chaos. But answers about the Holy Sol Temple and the White-Clad’s tactics may cripple them. Can they unearth the secrets of the Nether before the world is engulfed in flame and ash once more?

3
Higurashi: When They Cry GOU

Type: Complete Season 1
Format: Blu-ray Only
Audio: English and Japanese
Price: $64.95

Rural Hinamizawa is a close-knit community with a mysterious history, but it doesn’t stop the locals from welcoming a newcomer. Yet something about this village seems off. What could they be hiding, and why does fear permeate the air?

4
Ikebukuro West Gate Park

Type: Complete Season
Format: Blu-ray Only
Audio: English and Japanese
Price: $64.95

Ikebukuro West Gate Park, beside Ikebukuro Station in Tokyo, is the district where Makoto lives. Makoto is the so-called “trouble shooter of Ikebukuro”, and solves complicated issues that relate to gangs and the Yakuza – problems that even the police can’t handle. In Ikebukuro, a place where all kinds of people live, Makoto is friendly to everyone and does not belong to any gang or organization. Yet he frequently receives dangerous and exciting requests….“A town of love, peace and kindness unto all, yes, Ikebukuro is awesome!” He who protects the order of Ikebukuro is asked to solve a troublesome case that threatens the peace of the town….

5
My Teen Romantic Comedy Snafu Climax

Type: Complete Season 3
Format: Blu-ray Only
Audio: English and Japanese
Price: $64.95

High school is coming to an end and a huge portion of Hachiman, Yukino and Yui’s world is about to change, whether they like it or not. With that realization comes another epiphany: even though they’ve spent so much time helping others, the three Service Club members still have issues of their own that need working out.

But even as Yukino decides to move back in with her parents and attempt to put that part of her life in order, she accepts the major task of helping plan the graduation prom. Trying to accomplish such a major goal will be one of the hardest jobs the Service Club has ever taken on, but as long as they have each other to rely upon, they’re determined to see it through in the third and final season of My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU!

6
My Teen Romantic Comedy Snafu

Type: Complete Seasons 1 & 2
Format: Blu-ray Only
Audio: English and Japanese
Price: $79.95

SEASON 1
When the loner Hachiman Hikigaya is coerced into joining the “Services Club” run by the smart, attractive, and stuck up Yukino Yukinoshita, it’s a recipe for disaster! But we haven’t yet added the third caustic ingredient! Bright and cheery Yui Yuigahama needs the Service Club’s help to bake cookies. It could be a recipe for romance. It could just as easily end in a nuclear meltdown! Get ready for romantic comedy gone totally wrong as the barrage à trois of the Service Club is unleashed!

SEASON 2
The stampede of recent events may have herded the awkward members of the Service Club into something closer to a real bonding, but the upcoming field trip to Kyoto threatens to reverse those tiny steps forward. Alongside a list of attractions to see, they’ll also be taking along a lot of emotional baggage, and helping others with their personal and romantic issues may just cause the entire luggage rack to collapse.

Between Hachiman’s growing realization of how much he can manipulate others, Yukino’s underlying battles with responsibility, and Yui’s shifting needs and insecurities, the tenuous thread that holds their relationship together is more fragile than ever.

Even as the path ahead is strewn with psychological traps, the feelings that each of them refuse to acknowledge may end up being the true pitfall in MY TEEN ROMANTIC COMEDY SNAFU TOO! 

7
Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World

Type: Complete Season
Format: DVD+Blu-ray Combo / DVD + Blu-ray Combo Limited Edition
Audio: English and Japanese
Price: $69.95 / $109.95

Embroiled in a hundred-year war, young Iska is sent to assassinate the Ice Calamity Witch, Aliceliese. Meant to murder each other, their initial encounter on the battleground creates doubt in their missions, but finding common ground together would make them traitors to their own countries. Though circumstances previously made them enemies, their now conflicted hearts may just make them lovers!

8
The Rising of the Shield Hero

Type: Complete Season 1
Format: Blu-ray Only
Audio: English and Japanese
Price: $79.95

Geeky university student Naofumi Iwatani goes from second-class citizen to second-class hero when he’s summoned to the videogame-like kingdom of Melromarc. Known as the weakest of four heroes, the Shield Hero, he’s tasked with defending the world from calamity. But when Naofumi ends up betrayed and belittled from the start, will this hero-turned-cynic still be willing to fight?

9
Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina

Type: Complete Season
Format: Blu-ray Only
Audio: English and Japanese
Price: $64.95

For Elaina, life’s a big adventure. Inspired by her favorite book, she grows to become a witch and see the world she’s read so much about. With everyone she meets, she becomes part of their tale as they become part of hers. So, where to next?

Sam
Founder of The Otaku's Study. I have been exploring this labyrinth of fandom these last fourteen years, and still nowhere close to the exit yet. Probably searching for a long time to come.
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