FUNimation Wants You to Visit ‘Deadman Wonderland’ Amid Their October Releases

If you missed any of its run (and repeats) on the recently-revived Toonami, FUNimation is releasing the complete Deadman Wonderland on DVD in a limited edition set on October 9th. Plus, Garei Zero comes to Blu and Hellsing: Ultimate gets a re-release.

More on FUNimations October DVD and Blu-ray lineup after the jump.

While Deadman Wonderland isn’t making the jump to hi-def this month, Garei Zero and both halves of the second season of Shakugan no Shana are. For you Blu-philes out there, don’t fret: FUNimation tends to support their major releases with Blu-ray editions in due time–case in point: Hellsing Ultimate which makes its Blu debut here.

This is what you can expect for the month of October along with synopses.

October 9th

Deadman Wonderland – Complete Series – LE (DVD)
Synopsis: Death is the main attraction in Deadman Wonderland, from the studio that brought you Samurai Champloo and Ergo Proxy.

Ganta is the only survivor after a mysterious man in red slaughters a classroom full of teenagers. He’s framed for the carnage, sentenced to die, and locked away in the most twisted prison ever built: Deadman Wonderland. And then it gets worse.

At Deadman Wonderland, convicts are forced into brutal deathmatches for the amusement of the masses, the cheers of the crowd drowning out the screams of the dismembered. Even when Ganta befriends Shiro, an unusual female inmate, his dark fate crushes all hope – until he discovers the strange ability to wield his spilled blood as a weapon. Ganta learns his new skill might be related to the murderous man in red and uncovers disturbing secrets that could expose those who stole his freedom. He’s determined to see justice served – but first he’ll have to fight for his life in a prison that holds a million ways to die.

October 16th

Garei Zero – Complete Series Box Set (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
Synopsis: The creative team behind the Full Metal Panic! trilogy is back with a nightmare-inducing series about teenage exorcists forced to draw swords against bloodthirsty creatures of unholy origins.

Kagura and Yomi may look like ordinary school girls as they walk the streets of Tokyo clad in short skirts and knee-high socks, but they’re the heroes you scream for when monsters creep out of the darkness. These sword-totting sisters are part of an elite counterattack unit that specializes in suppressing outbreaks of supernatural activity. They train together, live together, eat together, and spend their nights disemboweling demons with sacred blades. Tragedy strikes when Yomi is possessed by a dark spirit, and Kagura must choose between raising her weapon against the eerily familiar face of ultimate evil – or watching her mentor slaughter innocent citizens. In a life or death battle that pits sister against sister, survival may be the greatest agony of all.

Hellsing Ultimate – Volumes 1-4 Box Set (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
Synopsis: Remember when vampires had fangs? Remember when they were known as terrifying monsters that stalked the night, instead of moody teenagers that sparkle in daylight? It’s time to drive a stake through the lovesick heart of contemporary vampire nonsense. Satisfy your bloodlust with Hellsing Ultimate, the definitive action-horror anime.

The rogue vampire Alucard is the Hellsing Organization’s deadliest instrument in its mission to protect the British Empire from satanic ghouls and Nazi freaks. He is not alone in his assault on the occult; the master has a servant. Policewoman Seras Victoria accepted Alucard’s gift of dark salvation after falling in the line of duty, and now the remnants of her human soul struggle against her growing vampire urges. Together, they haunt the shadows as a sinister force of good – and tonight the foggy streets of England shall flow with the blood of their evil prey.

Shakugan no Shana – Season 2 Part 1 – LE (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
Synopsis: The studio behind Toradora! and ?kamisan and Her Seven Companions presents the iconic series about the spark between a hot-blooded huntress and a teenage boy as they maintain the balance between the ordinary world and the supernatural.

The heated bond between Shana and Yuji is tested as their paranormal adventures continue. The Flame Haze fends off supernatural foes by night. By day, she contends with a classmate who’s also after Yuji’s heart. Emotions flare as a suspicious transfer student who resembles a recently defeated Denizen clings to Yuji. His training rises in intensity when they catch wind of a revered warrior in search of her lost lover—who will stop at nothing to extract the power keeping Yuji alive!

Shakugan no Shana – Season 2 Part 2 (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
Synopsis: The studio behind Toradora! and ?kamisan and Her Seven Companions presents the iconic series about the spark between a hot-blooded huntress and a teenage boy as they maintain the balance between the ordinary world and the supernatural.

Shana and Yuji face their greatest foes yet as they battle Denizens who desire the Midnight Lost Child for their own. Amidst a whirlwind battle with the beautiful Pheles, a Flame Haze goes berserk and friends get caught in the chaos. Then, the Bal Masque returns to execute a scheme that could spell the end for Yuji. Will a newly discovered strength give Yuji and Shana the edge to save themselves and the city from total destruction—or will evil engulf both his world and hers?

Tenchi Muyo! Universe – Box Set (DVD)
Synopsis: Back when the only cure for an anime fix was a trip to the mall to load up on VHS tapes. Back when Toonami and Cartoon Network first introduced this amazing new genre to American fans. The times may have changed since those good old days, but we’re thrilled to be bringing Tenchi back! A true classic never goes out of style, and Tenchi is the original anime harem comedy the started it all.

Everyone’s favorite luckless hero is back for more intergalactic hijinks in Tenchi Universe, an alternate universe retelling of the original Tenchi canon. Seventeen-year-old Tenchi Masaki is a regular guy whose life takes a turn for the outrageous when Ryoko the stunning space pirate crashes at his grandfather’s shrine. In the bat of an eye, Tenchi finds himself surrounded by a bevy of bodacious intergalactic beauties who’ll do everything they can to make him late for class.

October 23rd

Aria, The Scarlet Ammo – LE (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
Synopsis: Aria is a volatile girl who wields two pistols and two swords and holds the highest rank in assault studies at a high school for young mercenaries. This pint-sized prodigy swoops in to save her classmate Kinji from a high-speed chase, but he ends up saving her after he switches from a boring wimp into a total hot shot! His secret? He only turns into something of a James Bond when he’s turned on! Convinced Kinji’s an ace, Aria strong-arms him into being her partner—but she isn’t the only femme fatale who wants a taste of his coveted combat skills. Aria gets Kinji for one mission, but he’ll end up with more than one finger on his trigger!

Athena – Live Action Movie (Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)
Synopsis: Award-winning actress Soo Ae (The Sword with No Name) captivates and conspires in Athena: Goddess of War, an exhilarating new spy thriller loaded with international intrigue and dangerous desire.

Beautiful double-agent Yoon Hye-in is caught in the middle of a game of nuclear espionage – and torn between two very different men. One heroically fights beside her on the anti-terror taskforce known as NTS. The other ruthlessly controls Athena, the extremist organization NTS is trying to stop. As Yoon Hye-in struggles to choose between them, growing suspicions from all sides put her life on the line. Can she keep her double-life hidden? How long can she play both sides of the law – and two powerful men – before her cover is violently compromised? The countdown to an explosive stand-off begins now!

October 30th

C : Control – The Money and Soul of Possibility – Complete Series – LE (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
Synopsis: Kimimaro is a hard-working college student, raised by his grandmother after his mother died and his father went mysteriously missing. Working at a mini-mart to eke out a meager existence while completing his studies, one night he is approached by a strange, clownlike man. This man has an offer- recieve a near endless supply of money, if only one leverages the loan against one’s future. Part of the bargain includes joining other “Entrepreneurs” and battle eachother with animal-like “Assets” to gain money directly tied to their lives. Intrugued, Kimimaro finds himself fighting alongside his asset, Mshyu, and inadvertently discovering the twisted ties that secretly hold the World’s economy together as well as his own family’s past!

Fafner – Heaven and Earth – Movie (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
Synopsis: Riveting scenes of destruction and psychological warfare between man and a hiveminded alien force continue in this all-new animated feature film.

Years have passed since Kazuki led a team of young pilots to terminate the alien’s home base. Tatsumiya Island is close to recovery, but the scars of war and loss remain with the survivors—and peace remains a distant dream. With Soshi still in its clutches, the enemy attacks using human’s own military tactics against them. A mysterious messenger offers an ultimatum for coexistence like a backhanded olive branch: surrender the island’s core for assimilation or die. Determined to save his best friend and their only home, Kazuki risks the loss of both body and mind in an explosive battle over the fate of humankind.

One Piece – Season 4 Voyage Two (DVD)
Synopsis: Monkey D. Luffy refuses to let anyone or anything stand in the way of his quest to become King of All Pirates. With a course charted for the treacherous waters of the Grand Line, this is one captain who’ll never drop anchor until he’s claimed the greatest treasure on Earth: the Legendary One Piece! Along for the ride are his loyal crewmates, a wonderfully-bizarre collection of outcasts and misfits from the far corners of the world. Each member has their own special talent, and they’ll utilize their skills to help Luffy achieve his dream! Together, the rubberman and his crew can conquer any challenge – or defeat any foe!

A Certain Magical Index – Season 1 Part 1 (DVD)
Synopsis: Science and sorcery make for an explosive mix in A Certain Magical Index, an enthralling experiment in sci-fi adventure from the studio that brought you Toradora and Slayers Revolution!

Kamijo is a student in Academy City, where people use science to develop supernatural abilities. The guy’s got a lot of heart – luckily for a young nun named Index. She’s on the run from a sorcery society that covets the astonishing 103,000 volumes of magical knowledge stored in her memory. When Index stumbles into Kamijo’s life, she find a faithful friend and protector, and while Kamijo’s easily the weakest kid in Academy City, he’s got something else going for him: the Imagine Breaker, an unexplainable power stored in his right hand that negates the powers of others. With scientists and sorcerers attacking from all sides, the Imagine Breaker will definitely come in handy – but it’s Kamijo’s loyalty to Index that will be his greatest weapon in the fight to keep her safe.

A Certain Magical Index – Season 1 Part 2
(DVD)
Synopsis: Science and sorcery make for an explosive mix in A Certain Magical Index, an enthralling experiment in sci-fi adventure from the studio that brought you Toradora and Slayers Revolution!

Kamijo is a student in Academy City, where people use science to develop supernatural abilities. The guy’s got a lot of heart – luckily for a young nun named Index. She’s on the run from a sorcery society that covets the astonishing 103,000 volumes of magical knowledge stored in her memory. When Index stumbles into Kamijo’s life, she find a faithful friend and protector, and while Kamijo’s easily the weakest kid in Academy City, he’s got something else going for him: the Imagine Breaker, an unexplainable power stored in his right hand that negates the powers of others. With scientists and sorcerers attacking from all sides, the Imagine Breaker will definitely come in handy – but it’s Kamijo’s loyalty to Index that will be his greatest weapon in the fight to keep her safe.