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Funimation Reveals November 2018 Anime Release Plans At Otakon

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Funimation’s panel at Otakon 2018 was one that was layered with a look ahead as they’ve got a pretty packed month for November set, which is no surprise as they want to get a lot of things into stores ahead of the Christmas holiday. This month is welcome as we get two titles announced waaaay back in 2013 finally getting their time in the spotlight with former Bandai Entertainment titles Angel Links and Tales of the Abyss getting releases. Sadly, the first is DVD-only but the latter is getting a dual format release. More recent series like Kino’s Journey and Garo: Vanishing Line are getting their releases underway and we also get a steelbook edition of the Cowboy Bebop movie being readied for release. Check the full details and some finalized cover artwork for it below!

  • “Angel Links” – The Complete Series
    From Sunrise, a spin-off from the popular action sci-fi series “Outlaw Star”
    Available on DVD & Digital
    Original acquisition announced at Otakon 2013
    Street date: 11/06/18
  • “Black Clover” – Season One Part Two
    Episodes 11-19 of the 2017 newcomer from Pierrot studio
    Available on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital
    Includes Yuno acrylic keychain – an exclusive gift with purchase at only
    Street date: 11/06/18
  • “Kino’s Journey -the Beautiful World- the Animated Series” – The Complete Series
    From Studio Lerche, the animated reboot of the hit light novel series by Keiichi Sigsawa
    Available on Blu-ray & Digital
    Street date: 11/06/18
  • “Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2199” – Part 2
    From Xebec, episodes 14-26 from the remake of the 70’smilitary sci-fi space opera “Space Battleship Yamato” also known as “Star Blazers I”
    Available on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital
    Fits inside the “Star Blazers 2199” – Part 1 Limited Edition box
    Street date: 11/06/18
  • “Cowboy Bebop: The Movie – Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” SteelBook Edition
    The critically acclaimed 2001 film based on the hit series and perennial fan favorite “Cowboy Bebop”
    In theaters this summer for a special limited release on August 15-16, 2018
    First ever Cowboy Bebop SteelBook release in U.S.
    Available on Blu-ray
    Street date: 11/13/18
  • “ReLIFE Final Arc” – OVAs
    A collection of four OVAs that conclude this slice of life anime series from TMS Entertainment
    Available on Blu-ray & DVD
    Street date: 11/13/18
  • “One Piece” – Collection 23
    Episodes 541-563 from the popular pirate shōnen series from Toei Animation
    Available on DVD
    Street date: 11/13/18
  • “A Sister’s All You Need.” – The Complete Series
    From Silver Link, the complete animated series based on rom-com light novel by Yomi Hirasaka and Kantoku
    Available on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital
  • “Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond” – The Complete Season
    The complete second season of the break-out hit action sci-fi series from Bones
    Available on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital
  • “GARO -VANISHING LINE-“ – Part One
    From MAAPA, the third series from the action fantasy GARO franchise
    Available on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital
    Street date: 11/20/18
  • “Tales of the Abyss” – The Complete Series
    From Sunrise, an adventure fantasy series based on the eponymous hit role playing video game
    First time on Blu-ray; available on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital
    Original acquisition announced at Otakon 2013
    Subtitled Only
    Street date: 11/27/18
  • “King’s Game” – The Complete Series
    From Seven, the complete animated series based on Ōsama Game cell phone novels.
    Available on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital
    Street date: 11/27/18