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Anime retail releases – 10/02/14

by - on the 16 February, 2014 at 6.41 pm

The Garden of WordsSo the past week has flown by and whilst I was away from the internet for work for a week, the anime world didn’t slow down and this week there are three releases for us all to consume and enjoy. One of them being a feature film and certainly worth a look at.

The releases for the 10th February 2014 are:

The Garden of Words
Title: The Garden of Words
Certificate: 12
Format: Blu Ray and DVD

Officially marketed as:

From Makoto Shinkai (Five Centimeters Per Second, Journey to Agartha) comes a love story with a twist.

When Takao, a young high school student who dreams of becoming a shoe designer, decides to skip school one day in favor of sketching in a rainy garden, he has no idea how much his life will change when he encounters Yukino. Older but perhaps not as much wiser, she seems adrift in the world. Despite the difference in their ages, they strike up an unusual relationship that unexpectedly continues and evolves, with random meetings in the same garden on each rainy day.

But the rainy season is coming to a close, and there are so many things still left unsaid and undone between them. Will there be time left for Takao to put his feelings into actions and words? Between the raindrops, between the calms in the storm, what will blossom?

SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE: Interviews (52 minutes with the Japanese cast and director), Storyboards (45 minutes), English production stillls, Japanese trailer, The Works of Makoto Shinkai, English commentary track with cast, Japanese commentary with English subtitles.

Languages on disc: English dub and Japanese language track with English subtitles.

RRP: Blu Ray – £19.99/DVD – £17.99
Amazon.co.uk – Blu Ray – £12.81
Amazon.co.uk – DVD – £13.01

Dusk Maiden of Amnesia
Title: Dusk Maiden of Amnesia Collection
Certificate: 15
Format: DVD

Officially marketed as:

Japanese anime series set in a school where students investigate the paranormal. Newly-arrived at Seikyou Private Academy, Teiichi Niiya (voice of Clint Bickham) loses his way and encounters the ghost of a young girl named Yuko Kanoe (Emily Neves), who has no recollection of how she died 60 years previously. Teiichi joins the Paranormal Investigations Club of which Yuko is president and, along with other students Momoe Okonogi (Brittney Karbowski) and Kirie Kanoe (Jessica Boone), the granddaughter of Yuko’s sister, they look into the mysterious ghost stories surrounding the school.

RRP: £19.99

Amazon.co.uk – £17.98

Naruto Shippuden Season 4Maiden
Title: Naruto Shippuden Complete Season 4
Certificate: 15
Format: DVD

Officially marketed as:

Episodes 154-192 of the ‘Naruto’ anime spin-off series. A trio of young ninjas, Naruto (voice of Junko Takeuchi), Sasuke (Noriaki Sugiyama) and Sakura (Chie Nakamura), are schooled together in the village hidden in the leaves. Each desires to become a ninja for different reasons and will face his or her own personal battles along the way. The episodes are: ‘Decryption’, ‘The First Challenge’, ‘Surpassing the Master’, ‘Assault On Leaf Village!’, ‘Power to Believe’, ‘Pain Vs. Kakashi’, ‘Mystery of Pain’, ‘Surname Is Sarutobi. Given Name, Konohamaru!’, ‘Pain to the World’, ‘Explode! Sage Mode’, ‘Danger! Sage Mode Limit Reached’, ‘Nine-Tails, Captured!’, ‘Planetary Devastation’, ‘The Fourth Hokage’, ‘The Two Students’, ‘Big Adventure! The Quest for the Fourth Hokage’s Legacy: Part 1’, ‘Big Adventure! The Quest for the Fourth Hokage’s Legacy: Part 2’, ‘Meeting’, ‘Origin of Pain’, ‘Tale of Naruto Uzumaki’, ‘Hero of the Hidden Leaf’, ‘Rookie Instructor Iruka’, ‘Iruka’s Ordeal’, ‘Iruka’s Decision’, ‘Kakashi Hatake, the Jonin in Charge’, ‘Inari’s Courage Put to the Test’, ‘Naruto’s School of Revenge’, ‘Gaara’s Bond’, ‘Naruto – Outbreak’, ‘Deploy! Team Tenten’, ‘Animal District’, ‘Ah, the Medicine of Youth’ and ‘Gutsy Master and Student – The Training’.

RRP: £29.99

Amazon.co.uk – £27.02

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