Earlier today, anime publisher FUNimation Entertainment unveiled its planned release slate of anime titles for the month of April 2014.
Beginning on April 1st, 2014 anime fans can look for “Dragonball Z” season 3 on Blu-ray ($44.98) along with the subtitled live-action movie “Smuggler” ($19.98). On the 8th, FUNimation won’t be releasing any new titles, but on the 15th the publisher will be releasing “Heaven’s Lost Property” season one in a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack ($39.98), the ninth “One Piece” collection ($34.98), the “Spice and Wolf” complete series (seasons one and two) in a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack ($54.98) and the live-action movie “Switch” on DVD ($24.98) and in a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack ($29.98).
The 22nd will be focused entirely on “Eureka Seven” as FUNimation will release part one in a limited edition Blu-ray ($49.98) as well as an alt Blu-ray version ($44.98) and a DVD version ($34.98). Part two will also be available the same day on DVD ($34.98) and Blu-ray ($44.98) in addition to “Eureka Seven” the movie on DVD ($29.98) and in a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack ($34.98). For the final week of April’s releases, on the 29th, anime fans can look for “Cat Planet Cuties” the complete series in a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack ($24.98), “Shangri-La” the complete series on DVD ($19.98) and the “Space Battleship Yamato” movie in a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack ($29.98).
This is FUNimation’s planned April 2014 release slate, but release dates are always subject to change.
The news of the “One Piece” ninth collection, containing episodes 206-229, also came along with the announcement that FUNimation has acquired the U.S. home video rights to season six of the anime. Spanning episodes 337-384, season six contains the Thriller Bark Saga and FUNimation will release the season in four installments throughout 2014. Voyage one of season six is planned for May 13, 2014.