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Anime News: Madman Entertainment May 2015 Edition

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For Australian otakus out there, here is the 2015 May edition of Madman Entertainments anime releases!

As expected from Madman Entertainment, there is a mix of genres for everyone this month. If you’re in the mood for a bit of justice drama on a Friday night, tuck into the old-school 009 Re:Cyborg film and Patlabor: The Mobile Police OVA series.

If you prefer feminist kick-butting action, try Coppelion — a post-natural disaster series where a group of teen girls fight a rebellious organisation in the hopes of saving humanity. And to balance out the adrenaline, immerse yourself in the slice-of-life drama One Week Friends where it remind ourselves about the power of memories and friendships. Check out Madman’s new anime releases below!

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 009 RE:CYBORGmma5253br

Blu-Ray + DVD / 105 min 

In 1964, nine regular humans from different parts of the world were abducted by an evil organization and transformed into cyborgs with astounding powers for the purpose of being used as weapons. However, the cyborgs turned against their creators and started a long fight in the name of justice. Once they had helped to finally restore peace, they eventually disappeared from the pages of history.

It is now 2013. Skyscrapers across the world are being hit by suicide bombers with no apparent connection. The nine heroes have gathered once again to fight against this faceless menace. They appear untouched by time, but society around them has changed dramatically, along with the very idea of the “justice” they used to believe in… What is their role in the world now? And what is lying behind the rash of skyscraper bombings that is terrorizing all nations across the Earth? The vital clue lies in the skeleton of a seemingly impossible creature. As cities are consumed by the apocalypse, could it really be an act of God?

For more infoDVD [click here] and Blu-Ray [click here


mma5425BLEACH COLLECTION 25 (EPS 330- 342)

DVD / 13 episodes 

In their bid to assume control of the Soul Society, Kageroza’s Reigai imposters turn out to be as powerful as their Soul Reaper originals. A weakening Ichigo and the others attempt to train Nozomi to reach Shikai, possibly their key chance to defeat Kageroza. But there is still more to the mod soul Nozomi than meets the eye… Head Captain Genryusai Yamamoto joins the battle, but when Nozomi is taken captive and Ichigo’s powers become increasingly unstable, the outcome is anybody’s guess!

For more info, click [here]


COPPELION COLLECTIONmma5280

DVD / 13 episodes

In 2016, a catastrophic nuclear meltdown annihilated 90% of Tokyo’s population. 20 years later, the high levels of radiation have kept the ruined city a ghost town. From those ruins, a distress signal suddenly emerges. The Self Defense forces dispatch three girls from their special ‘Coppelion’ unit to search for survivors. But, hang on… why aren’t they wearing any protection against radiation?

For more info, click [here]


 mma5588brFAIRYTAIL COLLECTION 15 (EPS 165-175)

Blu-Ray + DVD/ 11 episodes

The most epic magic tournament in history continues as Fairy Tail attempts to snatch victory from the strongest guilds in the Grand Magic Games. The competition heats up as the guilds in the competition start playing dirty, Erza takes it upon herself to challenge one hundred deadly opponents, and four dragon slayers battle it out in an epic fight unlike anything the Fiore Kingdom has ever seen – one that threatens to rip the entire arena apart.

But as the spells fly in the games, a conspiracy targeting one of Fairy Tail’s members plays out behind the scenes, and a dark, familiar magic permeates the air. With the magical world completely focused on the competing guilds, a looming threat gains power – but will anyone notice before it’s too late?

For more info: DVD [click here] and Blu-Ray [click here]


 mma1152ONE PIECE (UNCUT) COLLECTION (EPS 361 – 372)

DVD / 12 episodes

As Luffy attempts to track down Moriah and take back what he’s lost, Usopp reaches deep into his bag of tricks to even the odds in his battle with Perona. Meanwhile, Nami narrowly avoids an undead trip down the aisle, and Zoro clashes with a zombie samurai in the hopes of adding a new blade to his arsenal.

Armed with the secret to defeating Moriah’s minions, things briefly appear to be looking up for the Straw Hats, but the onslaught of Oars, the towering terror powered by Luffy’s shadow, threatens to doom the crew.

Undaunted in the face of this insurmountable evil, the Straw Hats stand strong together, vowing to fight till their very last breaths. As the hour creeps toward dawn, Oars prepares to deliver a furious flurry of devastating death blows, but his heinous attack is interrupted by the shocking arrival of Nightmare Luffy!

For more info, click [here]


mma5582ONE WEEK FRIENDS SERIES COLLECTION

DVD / 12 episodes

It is said that one of the qualities of a true friendship is to understand and be understood. Unfortunately, this can be easier said than done, particularly when it comes to being friends with someone that has no recollection of being your friend the week after befriending them. To become friends over and over, again and again… that is the goal of Yuki Hase when approaching schoolmate Kaori Fujimaya.

You see, things aren’t so simple when your memory disappears. And that’s exactly what happens with Kaori – she’s always alone because she can’t commit anything to memory, even if that commitment is as special as a memory of one of her friends. No matter how cherished her memories are, they vanish by the time Monday rolls around. But Yuki won’t give up in the fight for friendship as he embarks on a new mission every week to befriend a person he already knows.

For more info, click [here]


 PATLABOR – THE MOBILE POLICE OVA SERIES 2 THE NEW FILESmmb903

DVD / 3 discs

Every cop has a story to tell, but not all of them are safe to show on television. That’s especially true in the crazed world of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police’s Special Vehicle Section, because when you toss giant robots into the mix almost anything can happen. A teddy bear holding people hostage and a search for albino alligators may just be typical days on the job, but what about an undercover mission into a public bathhouse looking for suspicious moles?

What happens when the only place where you and your coworker can wait out a typhoon is a room in one of Japan’s notorious “Love Hotels”? Then there’s that drunken weekend at the hot springs and the infamous “underwear incident.” But not every story has a humorous edge, and what begins as a battle for corporate survival turns into a melee in the streets as the makers of the deadly Griffin return for the ultimate exercise in urban combat! Noa Izumi and the men and women of the SV2 reveal the stories that couldn’t be told before!

For more info, click [here]


mma5589 Rozen Maiden: Zuruckspulen

DVD / 13 episodes

Each decision we make in life leads us down a different path. Have you ever wondered what would be if the path not chosen weren’t lost to the chaos of the universe? For Jun Sakurada, just such an opportunity is presented to him in his darkest hour: a chance to communicate with a future version of himself who did not win the key and bring forth the Rozen Maidens, and a chance to fix the shattered remains of his own world.

For Jun-who-did-not-win, the messages from his younger self represent a beacon of light in his mediocre and disappointing existence. When the adult Jun discovers a box with parts and building instructions for a familiar red-dressed doll, the goal becomes clear: revive Shinku in his world to save both worlds from succumbing to the evils of Kirakisho, the seventh Rozen Maiden in a desperate search for a body and master. The Alice Game will become a war of dimensions as two worlds hang by the threads of fate.

For more info, click [here]


mma5583brUNBREAKABLE MACHINE DOLL COLLECTION

Blu-Ray + DVD/ 12 episodes

Raishin Akabane and his beautiful companion Yaya enroll at Walpurgis Royal Academy to study Machinart: a dangerous blend of magic and technology. Raishin is a puppeteer capable of using magic to power up Yaya, his automaton, for ruthless battles no mere human could survive.

In the wrong hands, Yaya is a deadly weapon, but the honorable Raishin, despite his mysterious quest for vengeance, takes no pleasure in killing for sport. Instead, he joins forces with a harem of gorgeous classmates to unmask those responsible for a rash of heinous human experimentation. If new enemies and terrible grades don’t spell doom for Raishin, he and Yaya might live long enough to conquer the school where magic meets machine!

For more info: DVD [click here] and Blu-Ray [click here]

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