The CLAMP-produced series “Blood-C” comes to DVD and Blu-ray in January in a pretty slim month for new titles from FUNimation. Plus, the gourmet adventure series “Toriko” comes to DVD.
The Last Vampire hasn’t quite had her last adventure with the 12-episode series getting a domestic release in the first week of January. “Blood-C,” the followup to “Blood+” is a collaboration between Production I.G. and CLAMP (“xxxHolic”) who provided the story and character designs.
Title: “Blood-C: The Complete Series”
Format(s): DVD/Blu-ray Combo
Synopsis: The creators of Blood – the Last Vampire and Blood+ team up with renowned powerhouse CLAMP to inject beauty into a chilling new addition to the Blood line.
Horrifying beasts with a hunger for human flesh prey on the citizens of a quiet town. In moonlit twilight, Saya slays the monsters and returns home drenched in blood. As the attacks increase in frequency and intensity, her enemies relay cryptic messages about a broken contract. Limbs are torn from flesh and skulls are crushed and devoured while the huntress struggles with paralyzing visions and gaping holes in her memory. When the humans Saya promised to protect reveal the sickening truth about her role in the violence, she learns her mission isn’t as clear cut as she thought—and her most sadistic foe of all is so close she can taste it.
Title: “Toriko Pt. 1″
Synopsis: Get ready for the next great anime adventure from TOEI, the legendary force behind Dragon Ball Z and One Piece!
Welcome to the Gourmet Age, a time when the world is full of deliciously deadly ingredients that the wealthiest appetites in existence can’t wait to devour. But only a mighty masticating mercenary like Toriko can track down the rarest animals on the planet and put them on a plate! This gluttonous gourmet hunter is one of the four Legendary Kings, superhuman warriors born to battle the likes of Troll Kongs, Gararagators, and Devil Pythons! Accompanied by his loyal Battle Wolf and the promising young chef Komatsu, Toriko will circle the globe in search of the mouth-wateringly lethal ingredients that will one day make up his Full Course Menu of Life! The more ferocious the beast – the bigger the feast, but never forget the code of a true gourmet hunter: You gotta eat what you defeat!
Title: “Shinchan: Season Three”
Synopsis: He’s rude. He’s crass. He’s unbelievably obnoxious and he likes showing his a$$. He’s Shin, and he’s the star of this train wreck. From superhero sell-outs, hotties and half-tards to bunny abuse and dirty old men, Shin Chan’s packed with sweet dead piggy goodness – So sweet it would make an anorexic eat! Learn the fate of Whitey, poke fun at Mitzi’s breasts or follow along on Ench-Man’s quests – With outrageous uncensored episodes the possibilities are endless! Wanna play a game of hide and drink? Falling off the wagon is always better with company! Shin Chan: Get yours or die.
Title: “Shorts International: Oscar Shorts”
Format(s): DVD/Blu-ray combo
Synopsis: Short films include: God of Love, The New Tenants, Toyland, West Bank Story, The Lost Thing, Logorama, The Danish Poet, Ryan and Harvie Krumpet