Funimation Lists August Home Video Releases With “Shin Godzilla” And “Fruits Basket” Collection

American anime distributor Funimation has posted their August release plans. The heavy hitters are scheduled for the 1st of the month with the Blu-ray set of fan-favorite 2001 shoujo Fruits Basket (it arrived in time for the 15th anniversary in Japan last year, making it a sweet sixteen edition in America), and the hit Shin Godzilla


Fruits Basket – The Complete Series – Blu-ray –  Retail Price $69.98 (store price $52.49)

Fruits Basket The Complete Series – Sweet Sixteen Anniversary Edition – Blu-ray –  Retail Price $84.98 (store price $63.74)

Life for 16-year-old Tohru is turned upside down when she suddenly loses her mother. Without a home and unwilling to burden her friends, she’s stuck living in a tent. But what she doesn’t realize is she’s on Souma family property and her life is about to get even more complicated when she gets caught up in their big family secret! 

Shin Godzilla Movie – BD/DVD Combo + UV  – Retail Price $34.98 (store price $26.24)

When a massive, gilled monster emerges from the deep and tears through the city, the government scrambles to save its citizens. A rag-tag team of volunteers cuts through a web of red tape to uncover the monster’s weakness and its mysterious ties to a foreign superpower. But time is not on their side—the greatest catastrophe to ever befall the world is about to evolve right before their very eyes.


Tokyo Ravens – The Complete Series – BD/DVD Combo – Retail Price $69.98 (store price $52.49) 

Harutora may seem like an ordinary guy, but he’s actually a descendant of an ancient and powerful clan of onmyouji. Born without the family talent for magic, he’d always believed he was destined for a normal, boring existence. All that changed the day Natsume, a beautiful face from Harutora’s past, barged back into his life and forever altered the course of his future.


Fairy Tail Collection Nine – Blu-ray/DVD Combo – Retail Price $54.98 (store price $41.24 )

The Grand Magic Games come to an explosive end as the Eclipse Gate opens and the unthinkable happens—dragons emerge! Hell-bent on destroying everything in their path, the guilds must band together to fight the most difficult battle they’ve ever faced. But who is behind the rampaging dragons and what dire news does he bring? It’s Dragons vs. Dragon Slayers as the present and future clash!

One Piece Season Nine, Voyage Two – DVD – Retail Price $3998 (store price $29.99 )

The rough landing on Fishman Island has scattered the Straw Hats throughout Ryugu Kingdom, but a good deed earns them an invitation to the royal palace. Everything goes swimmingly until a psychic’s prophecy turns the whole island against Luffy and the crew. Backs to the wall, their honorable hosts become their hostages, but the timing couldn’t be worse.


Rainbow Days The Complete Series – BD/DVD Combo (SUB ONLY) -Retail Price $54.98 (store price  $41.24)

After getting dumped on Christmas day, high school boy and hopeless romantic Natsuki Hashiba crosses paths with Anna, an aloof girl in a Santa outfit passing out tissues. For him it’s love at first sight, for her… not so much. With help from his best friends—a playboy, an otaku, and a nice guy with a sadistic streak—Natsuki sets out to win Anna’s heart and heal his own heartbreak along the way.


Endride Part Two – BD/DVD Combo -4 Retail Price $64.98 (store price  $48.74)

After the confrontation in Babel goes awry, Shun, Prince Emilio, and the ragtag team of rebels must face an even bigger problem than before. Without a king, the entire country is falling into chaos, and without a passage to the surface, Shun has no way home. It’s a treacherous journey back to the capital, where Pascal’s research uncovers the world’s dismal fate.



Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain’t It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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