Did you by chance miss FUNimation’s last disc for Takashi Miike’s “Zebraman 2”? What about the Donnie Yen-starring “Ip Man”? Both features are getting reissued in April as FUNimation gets some of its recent titles circulating again. Plus, “A Certain Scientific Railgun” makes its DVD debut along with the second part of “The Last Exile – Fam.”
Title: “Zebraman 2: Attack On Zebra City” (DVD/Blu-ray combo, reissue)
Synopsis: The year is 2025. Tokyo has fallen, and the world cries out for a hero. It cries for Zebraman. This striped crime fighter is the only hope for those who live in fear of the Zebra Queen, a hooved seductress out to conquer the world with the aide of her Miniskirt Zebra Police. The Queen has stolen Zebraman’s powers and instituted Zebra Time: ten horrifying minutes each day when murder is legal! Without his super strength, Zebraman is just a guy with a mane – a broken-down hero unable to stop the onslaught of evil. Before he can take a bite out of the bad guys, Zebraman must find the young girl who holds the secret to regaining his ass-kicking powers and prove, once and for all, that a hero never changes his stripes!
Title: “A Certain Scientific Railgun Season 1, pt. 1” (DVD)
Title: “A Certain Scientific Railgun Season 1, pt. 2” (DVD)
Synopsis: Misaka Mikoto, a middle-school girl with an amazing and highly-destructive ability to control electricity, is one of the top level espers in Academy City, a highly developed town populated by students with supernatural abilities. Joined by her three very different girl friends– her flirty roommate and skilled teleporting esper Kuroko; Kuroko’s innocent rookie partner at the local student-run law enforcing agency Uiharu; and Uiharu’s best friend Saten, who has no esper powers– Mikoto encounters various strange phenomena and eccentric people through her action-packed adventures in this exciting scientific town.
Title: “Ip Man” (DVD, Blu-ray/DVD combo, reissue)
Synopsis: For the first time, witness the early years of the revolutionary grandmaster who trained Martial arts superstar and cultural icon, Bruce Lee.
Packed with Kung Fu combat and thick with drama, The Legend is Born follows Ip Man as he grows from a promising young pupil into an unstoppable force. When political corruption threatens his temple, his friends and his honor, Man singlehandedly challenges a swarm of shinobi in an ultimate showdown. Featuring a blind-folded battle between film stars Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao, and an appearance by Ip Man’s real son, this high-impact masterpiece undoubtedly “deserves to be seen by all Martial arts fans.” – flash-bang-movie-reviews.com
Title: “Summer Wars” (Blu-ray/DVD combo, reissue)
Synopsis: From the visionary directory of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2007 Japanese Academy Award winner, Best Animated Feature) comes the story of an ordinary family going to extraordinary lengths to avert the impending cyber apocalypse!
Kenji is your typical teenage misfit. He’s good at math, bad with girls, and spends most of his time hanging out in the all-powerful, online community known as OZ. His second life is the only life he has – until the girl of his dreams, Natsuki, hijacks him for a starring role as a fake fiancé at her family reunion. Things only get stranger from there. A late-night email containing a cryptic mathematic riddle leads to the unleashing of a rogue AI intent on using the virtual word of OZ to destroy the real world, literarily. As Armageddon looms on the horizon, Kenji and his new “family” set aside their differences and band together to save the worlds they inhabit in this “near-perfect blend of social satire and science fiction”. (AnimeNewsNetwork.com)
Title: “Rosario + Vampire Season Complete One” (DVD, reissue)
Synopsis: Tsukune’s terrible grades stick him in the only school that will take him. To his mortification, all his classmates are monsters and if they figure out his human status, he’s fresh meat! But when his scent attracts the hungry lips of a gorgeous vampire named Moka, it turns out he’s a sucker for supernatural chicks. Before long, Tsukune is being seduced by a bouncy succubus, tormented by a witch who swings both ways and felt-up by a stalker snow fairy. Moka doesn’t mind sharing with her new friends, but her panties get in a twist when real danger threatens her boy-toy. Beastly bullies beware, because when Tsukune unlocks Moka’s supermonster seal, a ravaging beauty with a dropkick from hell is revealed!
Title: “City Under Siege” (Blu-ray/DVD combo, reissue)
Synopsis: Innocent citizens flee mutant marauders in this electrifying film from famed director – and frequent Jackie Chan collaborator – Benny Chan (Connected, Who Am I?) Featuring a star-studded cast including Collin Chou (Jet Li’s Fearless, The Matrix Reloaded) and Qi Shu (The Transporter) this thrilling flick packs a serious punch thanks to action sequences concocted by legendary choreographer Chung Chi Li (Rush Hour, New Police Story).
Sunny, a lowly circus clown, dreams of following in his father’s footsteps by perfecting lethal Flying Dagger technique. That dream seemingly dies the night a group of bullies force Sunny into a mysterious cave where an abandoned military experiment turns them all into mutants! Suddenly bestowed with superhuman strength, Sunny finally has the power to master his father’s technique and defend the city against his horribly-disfigured fellow mutants!
Title: “Eden of the East Complete Series” (DVD, Blu-ray/DVD combo, reissue)
Synopsis: Akira Takizawa wakes up naked outside the White House with no memories. He’s got a gun in one hand, a cell phone in the other, and doesn’t know if he’s a good guy or one of the worst. He doesn’t remember the phone gives him instant access to ten billion yen and a woman who can make his most outlandish requests a reality. He doesn’t recall his connection to the ongoing missile attacks terrorizing the Japanese people. Or the part he played in the sudden disappearance of 20,000 shut-ins. He doesn’t even remember he’s supposed to save Japan and will be murdered if he fails. Whatever it is he’s tangled up in, Takizawa’s definitely in deep – and that’s not even scratching the surface.
Title: “Fairy Tale Collection 1” (Blu-ray/DVD combo, reissue)
Synopsis: In the kingdom of Fiore, powerful wizards make their living by joining magical guilds and contracting out their services to become “wizards for hire.” Harnessing the forces of dragon fire, ice, weaponry, and the zodiac, four young wizards from the infamous guild Fairy Tail team up to seek their fortunes. Growing stronger with every mission, they travel the countryside helping people and battling rival guilds, but with personalities as different as their magic skills, this team may end up doing more damage than good.
Title: “The Last Exile Fam – Season 2, Part 2” (DVD, Blu-ray/DVD combo)
Synopsis: Soaring adventure and high-flying heroism fill the skies in Last Exile – Fam – The Silver Wing, a thrilling new chapter in the Last Exile saga!
Years ago, humanity abandoned the ruined Earth. Generations later, with the planet again capable of sustaining life, mankind returned. In the skies above the reborn world, rebellious young Fam and her best friend Giselle make their living as Sky Pirates. Atop sleek Vespa Vanships, the girls dart fearlessly through the clouds, capturing and selling airborne battleships for profit. It’s a life of care-free swashbuckling – until the Ades Federation attacks. The only nation to remain on Earth during humanity’s exile, The Ades Federation wages war against those who returned only after the planet’s darkest days had passed. When Fam and Giselle rescue a princess from the clutches of the rampaging Ades armada, they join the young royal’s battle to save her Kingdom from destruction – and undertake the impossible mission of uniting humanity in peace.