Looking to do some shopping for friends who are anime fans (or yourself) closer to the holiday season? North American anime publisher Sentai has confirmed which seven titles they will be bringing to Blu-ray formats in November 2022.
A mix of new releases and re-releases, scroll down below to see if any titles catch your eye. In all cases, these works are available on Blu-ray disc.
Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya 2Wei!
Release Date: 1 November 2022
Language: English and Japanese
Magical girls don’t get time off, so even though Illya and Miyu have just saved the world (see FATE/KALEID LINER PRISMA ILLYA,) it’s now their job to clean up the resulting mess! Unfortunately, there’s no established system for disposing of hazardous magical materials and sealing the Class Cards has caused some serious side effects… one of which is that Illya now has a duplicate doppelganger who is being a very bad girl! Can Illya get “herself” under control in a conflict of split personalities? And even once she’s comfortable with her dark self, is it wise to take her on a trip to the beach while preparing for her next mission? Not unless you’re ready for the demons, alternate dimensions, and all the other Magical Girl stuff that ensues in FATE/KALEID LINER PRISMA ILLYA 2WEI and FATE/KALEID LINER PRISMA ILLYA 2WEI HERZ!
Release Date: 8 November 2022
Speaking another language is wonderful, but simply knowing the words doesn’t mean that you always understand everything they mean. That’s a lesson that Shinobu Omiya started to learn when she studied as an exchange student in England. Now that her host family’s daughter is coming to study in Japan, Shinobu is right to worry about whether Alice will fit in well with her Japanese friends Yoko and Aya. As it turns out, though, that’s the least of Shinobu’s problems, as the arrival of an old rival, who’s half-English and half-Japanese, throws everything into chaos! With Karen and Alice both making landfall at the same time, will the relationships that were shared in another language continue? Or will something get lost on the stormy seas of translation in the complete TV collections of KINMOZA! KINIRO + MOSAIC and HELLO!! KINMOZA!?
Release Date: 15 November 2022
After sitting next to each other all through junior high, Haruka and Yuu were really upset to find that the seating plan in high school had them on opposite sides of the class! So, to show that they were still the very best of friends, they decided it would be cute to kiss. It had seemed so cute and innocent… until, maybe, it wasn’t. Because suddenly everything they thought they knew about their feelings for each other felt… different. But since they’ve kissed once, what’s the harm in doing it again? And learning that some of their classmates are similarly occupied only increases the inclination! Are they still just girls who are friends, or are they becoming girlfriends? They really don’t know. Not yet. But the answer may be right at the tips of their tongues in SAKURA TRICK!
KINMOZA! PRETTY DAYS
Release Date: 18 November 2022
One of the best parts about being in a group of friends is that you usually have a couple of guardian angels watching over you. So, when Shinobu has to both write a script as well as make costumes for a play for the school festival, it doesn’t take long for her classmates to realize that someone might have bitten off more than she can chew. Or write and sew, in this case. Fortunately for Shinobu’s theatrical future, Alice, Yoko, and Aya are glad to pitch in, and that allows for a chance to reflect on their experiences in the days before Alice arrived. Will everything be finished in time, or will the audience be in stitches because of the ones coming apart onstage? There’s no way to be sure until the last curtain call in KINMOZA: PRETTY DAYS!
KINMOZA THE MOVIE
Release Date: 18 November 2022
Time flies when you’re having fun, and it seems like only yesterday that Shinobu Omiya was nervously waiting for her friend Alice Cartelet to arrive from England to study at Shinobu’s school in Japan. Now, in their third and final year, Alice, Shinobu, Aya, and Yoko have truly become the best of friends and even Karen, Honoka, and Kana are part of the gang as well. But since it’s their last year, that means their time will be split between preparing for the big senior trip to Nara and Kyoto, and trying to make plans for whatever is to come next in their lives… and in Shinobu’s case, that may mean something so amazing that she’d never even dared to dream it! Hop on the tour bus for one last wonderful adventure in KINMOZA THE MOVIE – THANK YOU!!
Princess Principal: Crown Handler 2
Release Date: 22 November 2022
Language: English and Japanese
The problem with assassinations is that bullets are cheap, fanatics are fanatical, and even when an attempt fails, there’s always a chance for follow-ups. So even if the attack on Prince Richard by a supposed foreign sniper fails to put his royal highness six feet under, it soon becomes clear that it’s open hunting season for Royals when assassins strike again. Now Team White Pigeon’s priorities must be split between locating the deadly Cavorite bombs smuggled into the country and protecting Princess Charlotte’s sister Mary, the next in line… which, given that Charlotte herself is also a target and currently posing as White Pigeon’s Ange, only redoubles the peril she’s already found herself in! The fuses are primed, and the timers are counting down in the second shocking and explosive installment of PRINCESS PRINCIPAL – CROWN HANDLER!
Listen To Me, Girls. I Am Your Father
Release Date: 29 November 2022
Yuta Segawa’s sister raised him by herself, so when Yuri and her husband go missing, how can Yuta not take in their three daughters? Unfortunately, just because they’re family doesn’t mean that things will go easy, and there’s the question of how the girl Yuta likes, Raika, will react to his unplanned triple paternity. Even more troubling, however, is the fact that only the youngest, Hina, is Yuri’s by birth, while the stepdaughters, 14-year-old Sora and 10-year-old Miu, are both hitting phases where boys are on their radar. Of course, when you’re a dad and you’ve got daughters, EVERY phase is an awkward one, but with Yuta being only 19 himself, this new family dynamic will mean navigating a potential minefield filled with epic disaster every time he says LISTEN TO ME, GIRLS. I AM YOUR FATHER!
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