MVM Entertainment Reveals Their Summer 2018 Release Slate

UPDATE #3 (13th June): Asterisk War release plans updated + Second batch of titles added + new date for Flip Flappers BD + one new title added!


Distributor MVM have been prepping their MCM Comic Con weekend with six new announcements to share during the convention and it just happens to be the time where they also unveil their Summer line-up of releases.

These titles were added from their official store so you can pre-order them right now if you wish. Other retailers will update as soon as they can. Don’t worry these won’t spoil the new announcements aside from one of them which got revealed by MCM’s anime screening from the PopAsia Stage scheduling (whoops).

As of the writing of the article so far only July through to early October is up but we have also added the June titles for a quick recap, expect more to follow soon.


11th June 2018

Yusibu [I Couldn’t Become A Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided To Get A Job]

Available on Blu-ray & DVD in Japanese audio with English subtitles

SRP Blu-ray: £34.99
SRP DVD: £29.99

View Amazon storepage for Blu-ray here
View AOL storepage for Blu-ray here
View Amazon storepage for DVD here
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Raul Chaser never wanted to work in retail, but when the war against the Demons ended unexpectedly, the Hero Training Program he was in shut down. But although combat-trained Raul may feel out of place dealing with customers in a department store instead of dealing out death with hardened steel, his newest co-worker’s culture shock is even worse. While Fino Bloodstone is ready, eager, and willing to please, she’s also the daughter of the now-deceased Demon King!

Not only are her social skills a little challenged, but it’s going to be up to Raul and the staff to teach her the finer points of the human concept of a “pleasant shopping experience”… not to mention when it’s proper to wear what kind of clothes and whose bed you can sleep in. And they’ll have to do it quick, because there’s a sinister major retail chain moving into the area with plans for global domination.


18th June 2018

Girlish Number

Available on Blu-ray & DVD in Japanese audio with English subtitles

SRP Blu-ray: £34.99
SRP DVD: £29.99

View Amazon storepage for Blu-ray here
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View Amazon storepage for DVD here
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Chitose Karasuma wants to make it big as a voice actor, but while she looks and sounds adorable, she’s also self-absorbed, inattentive, selfish, and lazy. However, since her manager is also her big brother, she’s still getting bit parts and dreaming of landing the big role that will make her famous.

Unfortunately, karma bites Chitose in the worst way possible when her big chance finally arrives, because the producers who’ve hired her are even more clueless than she is! Now, she’s trapped in a nightmare production where nothing goes right, the ratings are in the toilet, and swimsuit photos and live stage shows take priority over making quality programming! Can Chitose and her fellow trapped actresses turn things around and save their careers? Or will they all go down with the sinking ship?


25th June 2018

Heaven’s Lost Property Season 1

Available on Blu-ray & DVD in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles

SRP Blu-ray: £34.99
SRP DVD: £29.99

View Amazon storepage for Blu-ray here
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View Amazon storepage for DVD here
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Tomoki’s life was normal until a wish-granting angelic android named Ikaros fell from the sky and started calling him master! Of course, thanks to his raging teenage hormones, most of Tomoki’s wishes have something to do with panties. And that makes things pretty complicated, because one simple wish can lead to a rampaging robot made out of frilly undergarments or turn bloomers into bombs capable of blowing up entire neighborhoods!

If Tomoki doesn’t learn to control his impulses around Ikaros and be more careful with his wishes, the chaos will only get crazier. Luckily, even with such a dirty mind, Tomoki’s heart is in the right place. His hands, however, are a completely different story.


9th July 2018

Flip Flappers

Available on collector’s edition Blu-ray in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles

SRP Blu-ray: £79.99

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As a middle school student, Cocona has been trying to decide what to do with her life. Magical Girl, however, wasn’t a career path that she’d ever considered. When suddenly a strange girl named Papika thrusts her into a secret organization called Flip Flap, Cocona’s outlook does a radical flip-flop. Her views start to change when she is dragged into an alternate dimension called Pure Illusion where she’s charged with gathering crystal shards and fighting strange creatures.

Now, between running missions and facing off against a rival organization, Cocona doesn’t have much time to consider alternate career choices. What are these shards, and why is gathering them so important? There’s a mystery to be solved and multiple worlds to be saved!

GATE

Available on standard edition Blu-ray & DVD in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles

SRP Blu-ray: £49.99
SRP DVD: £39.99

View Amazon storepage for Blu-ray here
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View Amazon storepage for DVD here
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When a mysterious gate suddenly appears in Tokyo’s Ginza district and begins spewing armed warriors and flying monsters, the world is thrown into turmoil. Although the deadly attack is thrown back by Japan’s Self Defense Force, there’s now a new and entirely unknown land on the other side of the portal, and Japan is effectively at war with a nation on the other side.

Determined to secure peace, the JSDF must send an armed force into the Gate, but ogres, dragons and a ruthless Empire populated by elves, humans, and half-animal warriors aren’t the only dangers they’ll face. With the resources of two worlds at stake, the balance of power on both sides of the Gate is destabilizing, and betrayal can come at any time, from any quarter. There, trapped right in the middle of the ensuing firestorm, stands officer Yoji Itami and the JSDF’s Third Reconnaissance Team as they plunge into the GATE.


16th July 2018

Desert Punk

Available on complete series DVD in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles

SRP DVD: £39.99

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The Great Kanto Desert is a place of extremes where a hero dies an anonymous death and a villain goes down in a blaze of glory. And then there’s this guy… Meet Kanta Mizuno. He’s not your typical hero and his methods are not always honorable, but he’s the closest thing to a good guy the desert’s got. Self proclaimed as the “Desert Punk,” he’s out to make a name for himself as the best handyman for hire. No job is too tough, no opponent too nefarious – once Desert Punk’s on the job, it’s as good as done!

Initial D Legend 3: Dream

Available on Blu-ray & DVD in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles

SRP Blu-ray: £24.99
SRP DVD: £19.99

View Amazon storepage for Blu-ray here
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View Amazon storepage for DVD here
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In Initial D Legend 3: Dream, this is it! As the final showdown between breakout downhill racing phenomenon Takumi Fujiwara and Ryosuke Takahashi, the unbeaten leader of the Akagi RedSuns, draws near, both drivers and their teams go into overdrive. Takumi’s 86 and Takahashi’s RX-7 are broken down, retuned and transformed for battle. Skills that are already at the top of their form are honed into razor sharpness. Takumi must resolve his romantic situation with Natsuki. And then the race is on! Get ready for the ultimate duel on blacktop as the masters of drift square off in a winner-take-all competition that will steal your breath away in new theatrical movie Initial D Legend 3: Dream directed by Masamitsu Hidaka!


23rd July 2018

The Asterisk War Part 1

Available on Blu-ray & DVD in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles

SRP Blu-ray: £34.99
SRP DVD: £29.99

View Amazon storepage for Blu-ray here
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View Amazon storepage for DVD here
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Part 1 includes episodes 1-12

Invertia–The astral catastrophe that annihilated many cities in the 20th century also gave birth to a new human race with special powers called the “Genestella.” At the same time, the special element found within the meteors of Invertia facilitated humanity’s technological advancement.

At the academic-city above water Rikka, also known as “Asterisk,” students from each of the six schools at Asterisk prepare for the ultimate battle tournament — known as “Festa.” Seidoukan Academy’s Ayato Amagiri takes up the challenge along with his partner Julis, a.k.a. Glühen Rose, the Witch of the Resplendent Flames. Ayato learns Julis has a big dream to achieve and decides to protect her to the end.

Nobunaga the Fool

Available on complete series DVD in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles

SRP DVD: £39.99

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Long ago, in an age when the cosmos was still known as Chaos, the world was split into two planets, forming the West and East Stars. After years of war and strife, the Western Star has finally become united under a single king, the legendary Arthur. But conflict still threatens to consume all until hope arises in a vision: a vision of a champion who could save the futures of both worlds.

Setting forth on a dangerous journey, Joan d’Arc must travel from the West world to the East, seeking the man she believes can use the devices of the great Leonardo Da Vinci and become their savior. But will Nobunaga Oda be the kind of man they are expecting? Will history’s greatest heroes find themselves choosing not a liberator, but a destroyer? Or is Nobunaga’s role that of the Fool from a deck of Tarot, the wild card whose purpose is to invoke change, no matter what the cost?


30th July 2018

Sword Oratoria: Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon? On The Side

Available on collector’s edition Blu-ray & DVD combo pack in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles

SRP Blu-ray & DVD Combo: £79.99

View Amazon storepage here
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Contrary to what the adventures of Bell and the Goddess Hestia might imply, not everyone goes into the dungeon of Orario to pick up girls. The veterans of the Goddess Loki’s Familia have lots of reasons for risking life and limb facing the monsters and mayhem lurking within the deadly labyrinth’s multiple levels, but new member and mage Lefiya just wants to prove that she’s worthy to be on the same team as her hero, the famed sword princess Aiz Wallenstein.

As for Aiz herself, she’s seeking something that no one else even suspects, and she may find it when trouble comes after her from the previously unreached 59th level! If you thought you knew the Danmachi universe, be prepared to think again as the adventure continues from an all-new point of view!


6th August 2018

Grimoire of Zero

Available on collector’s edition Blu-ray & DVD combo pack in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles

SRP Blu-ray & DVD Combo: £79.99

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Like most Beastfallen, the half-tiger known as Mercenary hates the witches who created them, so when he’s offered a chance to hunt witches, he quickly agrees. But things go spectacularly wrong when he’s rescued by a witch instead and she wants him to become her bodyguard!

Making matters worse, she’s seeking a missing book, the Grimoire of Zero, which contains the secrets of Magic, which could possibly end the world if it falls into the wrong hands. And the author of the book? Zero herself! Worst of all, Zero actually seems to think that Mercenary is cute and cuddly, and wants to do terribly inappropriate things with him! But, if he does as she asks, Zero promises to make Mercenary human, and with that reward in mind, there isn’t much that he won’t do to help retrieve the Grimoire of Zero!


13th August 2018

Fate/Stay Night [Unlimited Blade Works] Part 1

Available on standard edition Blu-ray in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles

SRP Blu-ray: £49.99

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Part 1 includes episodes 0-12

The Holy Grail War has begun. An ancient ritual, seven masters and their seven holy spirits fight to the death. It’s said the winner who possesses the Holy Grail is granted any wish they desire. Rin Tohsaka has been training to become a master her whole life, just like her father. Rin and her servant Archer form an unlikely bond with Emiya Shirou who finds himself becoming the master of Saber, one of the most powerful servants in the Holy Grail War. Working together they have to survive knowing only one master can remain. Saber, Lancer, Archer, Rider, Caster, Assassin and Berserker.

Who of these seven heroic spirits will earn the mythical Holy Grail and what will they wish for?

Flip Flappers

Available on standard edition DVD in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles

SRP DVD: £29.99

View Amazon storepage here
View AOL storepage here

As a middle school student, Cocona has been trying to decide what to do with her life. Magical Girl, however, wasn’t a career path that she’d ever considered. When suddenly a strange girl named Papika thrusts her into a secret organization called Flip Flap, Cocona’s outlook does a radical flip-flop. Her views start to change when she is dragged into an alternate dimension called Pure Illusion where she’s charged with gathering crystal shards and fighting strange creatures.

Now, between running missions and facing off against a rival organization, Cocona doesn’t have much time to consider alternate career choices. What are these shards, and why is gathering them so important? There’s a mystery to be solved and multiple worlds to be saved!


20th August 2018

Bakuon!!

Available on Blu-ray & DVD in Japanese audio with English subtitles

SRP Blu-ray: £34.99
SRP DVD: £29.99

View Amazon storepage for Blu-ray here
View AOL storepage for Blu-ray here
View Amazon storepage for DVD here
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Riding a bicycle may be better than walking, but when another girl zips past her on the way to class, Sakura Hane realizes that there’s an even better option: motorcycles! Fortunately, Sakura’s all-girl school just happens to have a motorcycle club! It only has one member though: the mysterious Raimu Kawasaki, who’s never been seen without her face-obscuring helmet. But that changes immediately once Sakura and the girl who passed her, Onsa Amano, sign up and start recruiting!

It won’t all be easy riding… Sakura still has to earn her license, and there are problems like the club’s official status having slipped, and the need to recruit a faculty sponsor. But when the rubber hits the road, those are just little potholes as six student bikers take a ride on the wild side.


27th August 2018

The Asterisk War Part 2

Available on Blu-ray & DVD in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles

SRP Blu-ray: £34.99
SRP DVD: £29.99

View Amazon storepage for Blu-ray here
View AOL storepage for Blu-ray here
View Amazon storepage for DVD here
View AOL storepage for DVD here

Part 2 includes episodes 13-24

The Phoenix Festa has finally started! Ayato and Julis will face the strongest fighters from the other five schools. Of their opponents, Irene Urzaiz from Rewolf Black Academy and the autonomous puppets, AR-D and RM-C, from Arlequint Academy are expected to be the most formidable. After Ayato saves Irene’s sister Priscilla from some Rewolf delinquents, he finds that their first battle will be against these sisters! Can Ayato and Julis defeat Irene who wields the Gravi-Sheath, a powerful Ser=Versta!?

Fruits Basket

Available on standard edition Blu-ray in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles

SRP Blu-ray: £39.99

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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!


3rd September 2018

Grimoire of Zero

Available on standard edition Blu-ray & DVD in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles

SRP Blu-ray: £34.99
SRP DVD: £29.99

View AOL storepage for Blu-ray here
View AOL storepage for DVD here

Like most Beastfallen, the half-tiger known as Mercenary hates the witches who created them, so when he’s offered a chance to hunt witches, he quickly agrees. But things go spectacularly wrong when he’s rescued by a witch instead and she wants him to become her bodyguard!

Making matters worse, she’s seeking a missing book, the Grimoire of Zero, which contains the secrets of Magic, which could possibly end the world if it falls into the wrong hands. And the author of the book? Zero herself! Worst of all, Zero actually seems to think that Mercenary is cute and cuddly, and wants to do terribly inappropriate things with him! But, if he does as she asks, Zero promises to make Mercenary human, and with that reward in mind, there isn’t much that he won’t do to help retrieve the Grimoire of Zero!


10th September 2018

And You Thought There Is Never A Girl Online?

Available on Blu-ray & DVD in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles

SRP Blu-ray: £34.99
SRP DVD: £29.99

View AOL storepage for Blu-ray here
View AOL storepage for DVD here

Ako Tamaki has everything she could ever want: a wonderful husband, a cute outfit, and a guild filled with great friends. The problem? It’s not reality. It’s all in the online world of LA—aka Legendary Age! And when her guild meets IRL, her inability to discern between the real and online world becomes a problem. Can she trade magic spells for social skills, or will she forever be an IRL n00b?


17th September 2018

Battle Girl High School

Available on Blu-ray & DVD in Japanese audio with English subtitles

SRP Blu-ray: £34.99
SRP DVD: £29.99

View AOL storepage for Blu-ray here
View AOL storepage for DVD here

Mysterious invaders have attacked the Earth! As the Irousu roam the conquered lands, mankind has been driven back, but there’s one last weapon that may still turn the tide: super-powered schoolgirls!

At schools like the Shinjugamine Girls Academy, elite classes of Star Guardians alternate between regular schoolwork and learning to kick Irousu behind. It’s a duty that the members of the Shinjugamine Hoshimori force, like freshman Miki Hoshitsuki, take seriously, but as they’re basically normal girls who just happen to get their powers from a magic tree, there are normal life issues they have to contend with as well. With the arrival of their latest mysterious recruit, however, things are about to get deadly serious. Their final exam is about to begin and if they fail, the whole world is doomed!


8th October 2018

Sword Oratoria: Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon? On The Side

Available on standard edition Blu-ray & DVD in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles

SRP Blu-ray: £34.99
SRP DVD: £29.99

View AOL storepage for Blu-ray here
View AOL storepage for DVD here

Contrary to what the adventures of Bell and the Goddess Hestia might imply, not everyone goes into the dungeon of Orario to pick up girls. The veterans of the Goddess Loki’s Familia have lots of reasons for risking life and limb facing the monsters and mayhem lurking within the deadly labyrinth’s multiple levels, but new member and mage Lefiya just wants to prove that she’s worthy to be on the same team as her hero, the famed sword princess Aiz Wallenstein.

As for Aiz herself, she’s seeking something that no one else even suspects, and she may find it when trouble comes after her from the previously unreached 59th level! If you thought you knew the Danmachi universe, be prepared to think again as the adventure continues from an all-new point of view!


That’s all of the titles shown on the distributor’s retail pages thus far!

A few interesting notes to point out. Grimoire of Zero was released as a Blu-ray only title and yet they’re including DVDs into the mix (Sword Oratoria on the other hand was released with DVDs to help fans match their sets with the main DanMachi series). The Asterisk War is the one new license announcement for this release slate and it’s worth pointing out that currently there have been no Blu-ray releases in Australia at all (it was released as a DVD only title).

Stay tuned for more news and we’ll likely update this article when more listings appear. In the meantime stay tuned for our MVM round-up announcements article this MCM weekend!

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