By Alex Irish / October 20th, 2017
Purveyors of anime localization Funimation has announced their line of home video releases planned for North America in January 2018. Approximately eight Blu-Ray/DVD combo packs are to launch for anime of varying repute.
— Funimonster (@FUNimation) October 16, 2017
A full list of the eight releases and a brief sypnosis follows below:
Mari Hayase is on a mission to go back in time and meet eight of the most prominent scientists and inventors in history. With the help of her two friends Waka Mizuki and Jun Mizuki she’ll find herself up close and personal with famous figures like Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, and so many more! What’s her purpose and mission? Hopefully not getting stuck in the past!
Mai Tokiha thought she had enough trouble in life between taking care of her ailing brother and transferring to a new school. But when she saves a mysterious girl wielding a sword, everything changes. A power awakens within her and she becomes a HiME, a battle princess! But she’s not alone with this power—eleven other girls share her fate, and the burden is a heavy one.
My-Otome – The Complete Series – BD/DVD Combo/My-Otome Zwei + My-Otome 0: S.ifr – OVA Collection – BD/DVD Combo, 1/9/2018
While traveling the world in search of her mother, Arika Yumemiya stumbles upon Windbloom Kingdom where a new dream awaits her. Here, the academy of Garderobe turns girls into powerful warriors known as Otome—and Arika wants in! But becoming an Otome could be more than she bargained for. Dangers and secrets await as she chases her new destiny!
Suzaku High School has a big secret, one that punk Ryu Yamada finds himself tangled in after a literal run-in with honor student Urara Shiraishi. Through an accidental kiss the two find themselves in one bizarre body swap. And it becomes a trick they can’t help but use!
Spurred by the flame raging in his heart, the Black Swordsman Guts continues his seemingly endless quest for revenge. Standing in his path are heinous outlaws, delusional evil spirits, and a devout child of god. Even as it chips away at his life, Guts continues to fight his enemies, who wield repulsive and inhumane power, with nary but his body and sword—his strength as a human.
The world is overrun with Kabane, zombie-like creatures with an appetite for human flesh. While the last of humanity has retreated into fortress-like stations connected by armored trains, there are a few that remain as hopeful as Ikoma. Although he services the trains for a living, Ikoma has created a new weapon that he believes could defeat the Kabane.
Ashiya Hanae’s life is turned upside down when he’s possessed by a yokai! His only help comes in Abeno Haruitsuki, a handsome young man known as the “Master of the Mononokean.” But his aid comes at a price, one that has Ashiya working as his assistant to pay it off! Can they stop bickering with each other long enough to help the yokai trapped in this world?
Ace Attorney – Part One – BD/DVD Combo, 1/23/2018
As a brand-new defense lawyer, Phoenix Wright is learning what it means to be a true defender of justice. But when his mentor is murdered, things go downhill fast! With all evidence pointing to the victim’s sister Maya, it’s up to Phoenix to use all his wit and powerful shouting to prove her innocence. Which is easier said than done when up against Miles Edgeworth, the genius prosecutor.
While all of these titles can currently be streamed on Crunchyroll, January will mark the first home video release for them, readily available for those with deep pockets and a desire to own a permanent copy of these anime.
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