It's time for another video look into the future of FUNimation anime releases. In this stack we have previews of .hack//Quantum, the second seasons of fight harem series Sekirei and superheroic samurai history Sengoku Basara, a new collection of CLAMP's apocalyptic clash X and more. Check it all out below.
X - The Complete Series & OVA - ANIME CLASSIC Available Jan 3, 2012 on DVD
From the Director of Ninja Scroll and Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
Kamui stands alone at the crossroads between salvation and Armageddon. Destiny demands that this tormented young man decide the fate of a world he no longer belongs in. Torn between rival orders of superhuman warriors, the time has come for Kamui to choose his side. Either he fights with the Dragons of Heaven -- fights to save civilization and the two friends he swore to always protect, or he must draw swords alongside the Dragons of Earth and deliver a death blow to the human race. Whatever his choice, there will be consequences. Friends will change. Friends will die. Life will never be the same. There's a last time for everything. That time is now.
Sekirei - Pure Engagement - Plump and Soft Official Clip - Available on BD/DVD Combo on 01.03.12
Minato and his sexy army of Sekirei are back for more nosebleed--inducing action in this full-figured follow up to the breast action harem anime of all time!
A clandestine organization known as the MBI has issued an edict that threatens to end the lives of Minato and his luscious companions once and for all! The cutthroat organization's Sekirei Plan will force all busty brawlers and their masters to engage in a flesh-baring fight to the finish. Only one amazing pair will be left standing when this curvaceous cavalcade of carnage has come to a conclusion. Does Minato have what it takes to survive the bombastic barrage of breast-jiggling blows coming his way in this titillating sequel? Only one thing is certain: the booby traps abound and the measurements are mesmerizing in Sekirei Pure Engagement!
The Limited Edition comes in a collectible art box.
.hack//Quantum - Available on BD/DVD Combo on 02.14.12
.hack//Quantum -- the latest installment in the phenomenally successful .hack franchise -- dares fans to find out what's been happening in The World since their last visit.
Tobias, Mary, and Sakura are way into the The World. Together, they form an inseparable group, grinding toward the break of day and running dungeons in search of the artifacts of adventure. But when the trio becomes lost in this virtual labyrinth, a chance encounter with the mysterious entity known only as Hermit will change their lives forever. There's an eerie darkness spreading across The World, and once you stumble in, you may never make it out.
Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings 2 Complete Series - On BD/DVD Combo 02.07.12 - Trailer
Feel the rush of non-stop, over-the-top battlefield action in Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings 2! Japan's toughest warlords are on the move, leading massive armies against their rivals in a thrilling quest for total domination. Wielding insane weaponry and unleashing the elements to boost their already awesome power, these warrior generals roar into the fray atop turbo-charged stallions, slicing through the enemy with six blades at once. They brandish explosive shotguns and swing swords the size of men. They crush the opposition with rolling battle fortresses and incinerate their foes with solar death rays. Hordes of ninja assassins and samurai fight to vanquish every adversary in their sight. As loyalties crumble and new alliances are forged in the scorching heat of battle, heroes become conquerors and conquerors become legends in Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings 2! This is war!
My Bride is a Mermaid: Complete Collection - Available on DVD 01.03.12 - Trailer
Nagasumi's in hot water after a beautiful, young mermaid named Sun saves him from drowning. The deep-sea sweetheart's dad is a merman Yakuza prone to executing anyone who learns his family's scaly secret! Luckily, there's a catch -- if Nagasumi agrees to marry Sun, he just might avoid sleeping with the fishes!
Of course, the honeymoon ends before it even begins when Nagasumi finds his life flooded with gilled gangsters looking out for their boss's little girl. The kid's definitely in over his head, but there's no denying the mermaid's allure -- Nagasumi's hooked and Sun's ready to come ashore!
Rosario + Vampire - Interview with Alexis Tipton - Teaser
FUNimation had the chance to sit down and talk with Alexis Tipton (the voice of Moka) at Katsucon 2011 about working on Rosario + Vampire.
Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos - Trailer
Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos, a new feature-length adventure into the world of an international anime sensation.
A fugitive alchemist with mysterious abilities leads the Elric brothers to a distant valley of slums inhabited by the Milos, a proud people struggling against bureaucratic exploitation. Ed and Al quickly find themselves in the middle of a rising rebellion, as the exiled Milos lash out against their oppressors. At the heart of the conflict is Julia, a young alchemist befriended by Alphonse. She'll stop at nothing to restore the Milos to their former glory -- even if that means harnessing the awful power of the mythical Philosopher's Stone.
Birdy the Mighty: Decode TCS - Official Anime - Japanese Idol Battle
Birdy is a jaw-dropping, pin-up sensation with a secret. Under the cover of darkness, this dream girl becomes a bad guy's worst nightmare. Birdy dons her crime-fighting costume and hits the street as a lethal, interstellar federation agent charged with nailing the most dangerous criminals in the galaxy.
Chrome Shelled Regios - Complete Series - Available on DVD 02.14.12 - Trailer
They fight to survive the world outside.
The world of tomorrow is an arid wasteland, a forsaken place where nomadic communities take shelter within mobile domed cities. Massive, mutant Contaminoid monsters swarm the planet's desolate surface, and the lack of resources fuels constant conflict between cities.
In this bleak future, mysterious young Layfon struggles to escape his violent past. Unfortunately, his former life might be impossible to hide after he's forced to enroll at the military academy -- his special powers are clearly stronger than those of his comrades. As he joins his fellow student soldiers in the desperate battle against the Contaminoid scourge, Layfon must fight to keep the origins of his enhanced abilities a secret -- because the truth could tear his team apart.
Yu Yu Hakusho: Movie + Eizou Hakusho
Yu Hakusho - Producer/Voice Director, Voice of Yusuke Urameshi) is back with another vlog - this time driving and talking about Yu Yu Hakusho: The Movie & Eizou Hakusho. Hear him explain the movie, OVA, and extras, also well as behind the scenes clips and stories about reuniting the original FUNimation cast to create the all new dub. Complete your collection with this new release, and also don't forget about the Season 4 Blu-ray that just released complete with the limited edition reprint of "The Dark One" card from the Yu Yu Hakusho Trading Card Game. Both releases are MUST HAVES for any true Yu Yu Hakusho fan.
Yu Yu Hakusho: The Movie & Eizou Hakusho Contains:
Yu Yu Hakusho: The Movie
Eizou Hakusho OVA
Scenes from the Dark Tournament
Yu YU Hakusho Opening & Ending Encylopedia
Confucius - Available on 03.27.12 - Official Trailer
Screen legend Chow Yun-fat stars as Confucius in the inspiring, action-packed saga of a leader whose wisdom and cunning were more powerful than any sword. In this sweeping battlefield epic, Confucius finds his land threatened by the fires of war. After leading the nation's most powerful army to victory against hordes of invaders, the new hero finds even greater danger in the jealous eyes of the aristocrats he fought to protect. From the Producer of John Woo's Red Cliff and Jet Li's Warlords, and captured on film by Oscar®-winning Director of Photography Peter Pau (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), Chow Yun-fat delivers the award-nominated performance of a lifetime as a teacher, a military leader, and a legend in Confucius.