TUESDAY NEW RELEASES – THE LIFE OF BUDORI GUSUKO & MIRAGE QUEEN PREFERS CIRCUS
Once upon a time, when he lived in the forest with his parents and younger sister, Budori Gusuko’s life was wonderful. Then the weather began to change, the lands and forest died, and the other villagers moved away. The tragedy took Budori’s family, leaving him alone in the world, wandering. At long last he found another place to live, but once again the weather began to change, ultimately taking everything he treasured once more. Now, an older Budori has found a job working with people who study volcanoes… but when the weather starts to change again, Budori must a decision. A decision that might save many but could ultimately bring an end to THE LIFE OF BUDORI GUSUKO.
No one knows the real identity, age or even gender of the Master Thief known as the Queen, but once they set their desires upon a target, it’s as good as taken. Until the Queen’s plans for the spectacular gem known as the Rose of Linden are thrown by a rogues’ gallery of circus performers stealing the jewel first! A thief with their own private Airship is used to changing plans on the fly, however. Will hypnotists be dazzled, and acrobats fall? And will the last laugh be upon a criminal clown? The greatest show on Earth is about to unfold in MIRAGE QUEEN PREFERS CIRCUS!
TUESDAY NEW RELEASES – REINCARNATED AS A SWORD
When you’re killed in one reality and wake up as a sentient sword in a world where magic is real, what else can you do with your steely new existence except become an adventurer? Even though his shiny new form can levitate itself around, our slicing implement without a name also craves a wielder: a mighty warrior with whom to partner, explore and slay monsters. Instead, he gets Fran, a young cat girl, former slave, and trouble magnet who names him Teacher. It’s as odd a pairing as they come, and whether they’ll be sharp enough to make the cut in the realm of high adventure will be anyone’s guess in REINCARNATED AS A SWORD!
Rating: TV-14 (V,L)
TUESDAY NEW RELEASES – MY MASTER HAS NO TAIL
When a young tanuki (a dog-like creature resembling a raccoon) named Mameda tries to disguise herself as a human and cause mischief, it turns out that modern city slickers are just too sharp for Mameda’s country tricks. But then Mameda discovers Rakugo, a Japanese entertainment form in which a storyteller uses a fan, unique gestures, and clever wordplay to tell tales with surprise twists and endings. It’s not exactly the same thing as being a trickster… but then again, it sort of is! The tale that follows will have more than a few twists as a teller of tales takes on tutoring one untried tailed trickster in MY MASTER HAS NO TAIL!
TUESDAY NEW RELEASES – CALL OF THE NIGHT
After being bitten by the vampire Nazuna while wandering late at night, insomniac student Ko Yamori unhappily learns that he’s NOT becoming a vampire himself. Apparently, if you’re bitten by a vampire that you’re not in love with, you just get a bloodthirsty friend instead of a supernatural blood connection. But being vamped is one of the few things to ever intrigue Ko, so he makes it his goal to fall in love with Nazuna. Of course, Ko’s friends aren’t thrilled with his new vampiric ambitions, and it’s not even clear if Nazuna will bite on the offer should Ko try to answer the CALL OF THE NIGHT!
Rating: TV-14 (V,D)
TUESDAY NEW RELEASES – GIRLS UND PANZER (TV+OVA) & UTANO PRINCESAMA MAJI LOVE STARISH TOURS
Putting schoolgirls in vintage military tanks and letting them run amok on a battlefield may sound completely crazy, but that’s Tankery, the addictive sport/history lesson/free-for-all that’s exploding at schools across Japan! Except at Oarai Academy, which is why Miho Nishizumi chose to hide there after drawing her “gun-fu” legend Mother’s ire. Then Oarai is caught up in a Tankery competition to save the school, and the resulting arms build-up requires Miho to say farewell to her arms! It’s a Tank Heaven for not so little girls as they blow things up in the most delightful ways in the uber-sized and bomb-tastic OVA and TV series collection of GIRLS UND PANZER!
Rating: TV-14 (V)
The members of STARISH were already close, but the events of the Maji LOVE LIVE Kingdom concert have bound them into a single unit, harmonizing their lives as well as their voices. Now there’s just one thing on all their minds: what’s next? It’s a question that no one has an answer to yet, so maybe it’s time to take a little break to ponder big thoughts as a group. But, of course, the daily duties of being an Idol can never be completely escaped, and just as they’re starting to catch a little R&R, they’re summoned back to the Shining Office for something huge in the two film UTANO PRINCESAMA MAJI LOVE STARISH TOURS collection!