For all Australian otakus out there, here is the 2015 March edition of Madman‘s anime releases!
What an exciting month for Madman Entertainment and its fans! This March, we are blessed with the official release of Production I.G’s animated film, GIOVANNI’S ISLAND, along with popular live-action films RUROUNI KENSHIN KYOTO INFERNO and BLACK BUTLER.
On top of the usual shonen releases such as Toriko and Naruto, Madman has thrown a bit of everything together for good measure in this month’s releases. Not only will you find yourself immersed in LOG HORIZON’s troubling gaming world but you may also learn a trick or two from the survival games in STELLA WOMEN’S ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION C3. Keep scrolling for more anime releases!
Bleach Collection 24
DVD / Episodes 317-324 / $49.95
With Aizen’s defeat, peace has returned to the both the Soul Society and the World of the Living. But soon reports begin to surface of Soul Reapers going missing in the Precipice World, and Ichigo is a prime suspect. He and Rukia go on the run from the 13 Court Guard Squads, while in the World of the Living, Kon finds an unconscious girl lying in the street.
When Ichigo and Rukia find out more about the girl, Nozomi, they realize their world, as well as the Soul Society, is in danger, and the Soul Reapers pursuing them and Nozomi are actually imposters known as Reigai, who have switched places with the missing Soul Reapers! [More info]
DVD / Contains 23 episodes / $59.95
Toriko, Komatsu, and a host of hopeful heroes bundle up and begin the treacherous trek into the chilling confines of Ice Hell! The prize that awaits them, Century Soup, is among the rarest of gourmet treasures – and the most divine delicacy ever to grace a bowl and spoon. Toriko and his super-chef sidekick are determined to slurp up the sweet rewards of their adventure, but something evil stands in their way: Tommyrod, a Gourmet Corps henchman with insects on the inside!
Should they survive this bugged-out battle for the ages, their next target will be the elusive Ozone Grass. Flying Sea Lions and Air Gorillas plague their journey, and in order to savor the sweet taste of success, our heroes will have to take their teamwork to the next level – forever cementing their status as lifelong partners in the pursuit of culinary bliss! [More Info]
Naruto Shippuden Collection 21
DVD / Episodes 258 – 270
The Fourth Great Ninja War has begun and even the strongest fight to survive! The quest for power and struggle for control leads many heroes down hard roads. Sasuke’s revelation of Naruto’s potential and defeat in combat lead him to consider the path of Orochimaru.
While Naruto continues to master the power within under the watchful eye of Killer Bee, the Allied Shinobi Forces confront Madara and Kabuto’s army of Reanimated Shinobi and White Zetsu. Can the alliance hold long enough to stop the army? [More Info]
Blu-Ray+DVD / 102 minutes
Based on the true untold story of the Soviet occupation of the Kuril Islands at the end of WWII and the trials experienced by the region’s tragically displaced Japanese inhabitants.
In the aftermath of the most devastating conflict mankind had ever experienced, the tiny island of Shikotan became part of the Sakhalin Oblast… and on the unhealed border in this remote corner of the world, friendship among children from two different countries timidly blossomed, striving to overcome language barriers and the waves of history.
Blu-Ray+DVD / Episodes 10-14
As they enter the final stages of the great King of the Hill battle, Ryuko must face Uzu Sanageyama again after defeating the other three members of the Elite Four. But the combat is brought to a sudden halt when a mysterious girl clad in a gothic Lolita outfit and an eye patch suddenly appears. Her name is Nui Harime, and she claims to have killed Ryuko’s father, Dr. Matoi! Overcome by uncontrollable rage, Ryuko goes berserk and turns into a monster. Only Mako is able to knock some sense back into Ryuko, but not before Senketsu is cut into pieces by Nui.
Meanwhile, Satsuki and the Elite Four commence their Tri-City Schools Raid Trip, a large-scale invasion of the regions yet to be conquered: Kobe, Kyoto, and Osaka. Ryuko learns that Senketsu’s pieces were being used in this campaign to test the new Goku uniforms. Now, Ryuko rides into a new battlefield to make Senketsu whole once again!
Blu-Ray+DVD / Episodes 1-13
Elder Tales has become a global phenomenon, immersing millions of players in its online fantasy world. However, something goes wrong with the twelfth expansion pack. Eight-year veteran Shiroe and 30,000 other players suddenly find themselves trapped in the game’s no-longer-fictional universe!
Except it’s not even exactly the game they knew: things are in different places, the portals don’t work, and if a gamer was playing an avatar who wasn’t a physical match for their real self… well, let’s just say that everyone who’s been playing is going to have to make some serious adjustments to their new world view.
DVD / 11 Episodes / $59.95
Due to a strange curse called Absolute Choice, Kanade Amakusa’s life has turned into a “choose your own adventure” game from Hell. Series of options that seem designed to cause him the maximum possible duress and/or public embarrassment randomly appear in front of him, and if he doesn’t choose one he suffers agonizing pain. Needless to say, his resulting bizarre behavior has already branded him as one of his school’s five worst social misfits, and things get even weirder when he chooses one of the strangest options yet: “have a beautiful girl fall from the sky.”
Not only does the adorable Chocolat drop on him like a bag of bricks, but she seems to have been sent to help remove the curse! Only, she can’t remember how because she has amnesia. But it has something to do with missions he has to perform, and if he fails to achieve the objective of any of them, he’ll be stuck with the curse for life! [More Info]
Stella Women’s Academy High School Division Class C3 Series Collection
DVD / 13 Episodes / $59.95
When Yura Yamato’s roommate Sonora asks her to join her club, it quickly becomes clear that the girls of Stella Women’s Academy are VERY different. It turns out that she belongs to a club known as C3 (which stands for Command, Control and Communications) whose main afterschool activity is playing survival games!
It’s not a typical teenage girl pastime, but Sonora and her trigger-happy friends are seriously into it. The question that puts her in the crosshairs of a dilemma is if she has what it takes to join up, stand up, and deliver in the face of friendly fire. [More Info]
Black Butler Live-Action Film
DVD / 119 minutes
The year is 2020. A young woman named Shiori Genpō, a descendent of the Phantomhive noble family, runs the prosperous Funtom Company. Since only males are allowed to lead the family, Shiori disguises herself as a man name Kiyoharu, and works to solve difficult cases tasked by the Queen. Sebastian Michaelis, a demon, watches over and protects her as her butler in exchange for consuming her soul after she fulfils her revenge. [More Info]
Rurouni Kenshin Kyoto Inferno
Blu-Ray+DVD / 139 minutes
At the request of the new government, Kenshin journeys to the old capital of Kyoto where unrest is brewing. Awaiting him there is a man so formidable that he was once allowed to inherit the very mantle Kenshin renounced: that of sanctioned assassin. And as Kenshin discovers, this crazed menace possesses skills that may be more than a match for his own.
Deltora Quest – The Complete Series
DVD / 8 discs / $34.95
The evil Shadow Lord has taken over the kingdom… and only three people can save it. Lief, Jasmine and Barda have nothing in common – and everything to lose. They must embark on a perilous quest to recapture the seven lost gems of the magic belt of Deltora. Only when the belt is complete once more can the evil Shadow Lord be overthrown and the people of Deltora be free from tyranny. [More Info]
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