Blu-ray and DVD anime for their fans


It’s going to be a great new year for anime fans this coming January as Crunchyroll will be releasing many popular series hitting Blu-ray, including Yu Yu Hakusho, The Stranger by the Shore, Obey Me, One Piece, Black Clover, and more!

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Yu Yu Hakusho, from its original broadcast on October 10, 1992, Crunchyroll will release a special Blu-ray set of the complete series on January 31, 2023. The Yu Yu Hakusho 30th Anniversary Blu-ray Box Set will include special anniversary artwork, and all four seasons (episodes 1-112), two never-before-dubbed OVAs with original casts, and over 90 minutes of special features.

In addition, The Stranger by the Shore, which debuted in Japanese cinemas in 2020 and debuted in North America on Funimation in 2021, will be released for the first time as a limited edition Blu-ray on January 24, 2023. To be placed In a collector’s bag with an exclusive art book.

Yu Yu Hakusho – 30th Anniversary Box Set

From rows being cut to brawling in the streets, Yusuke Urameshi isn’t your typical role model. In fact, this child is nothing more than a fourteen-year-old with the Talent of Trouble. But in one selfless act, Yusuke dies while saving another person. For such a noble sacrifice, he is given a second chance at life, but it is a very different life from the one left behind. Now a spiritual detective, the young man must track down demons and humans alike who wish to take over the three realms of reality.

Yu Yu Hakusho – Exclusive 30th Anniversary Box Set

  • 30th Anniversary Artwork
  • Two never-before-seen OVAs

Yu Yu Hakusho – Special feature of the 30th Anniversary Box Set

  • Yu Yu Hakusho: Looking Back at the Legacy
  • Yu Yu Hakusho: Beyond Design
  • Yo-Yo Hakusho Trading Card Game Revisited
  • Episode 63 video commentary
  • Episode 99 Remixing Yu Yu Hakusho (2011)
  • Episode 108 The Actor’s Commentary (2011)
  • Episode 110 ADR and Mixed Commentary (2003)
  • Episode 110 Support Cast Commentary (2003)
  • Episode 111 The Writer’s Commentary (2003)
  • Episode 111 Excerpts and Mistakes (2003)
  • Episode 112 Commentary Cast Major (2003)
  • Episode 112 Yu Yu Hakusho’s Diary (2003)
  • Opening and ending songs without text

Check out Crunchyroll’s full January 2023 home video release calendar below:

(release schedule subject to change)

January 3, 2023

  • Sasaki and Miyano – The Complete Season – Blu-ray
  • Sabikui Bisco – The Complete Season – Blu-ray

January 10, 2023

  • Obey me! – Season One – Blu-ray
  • The Platinum End – Part 1 – Blu-ray

January 17, 2023

  • The Prince’s Genius Guide to Getting a Nation Out of Debt – Complete Season – Blu-ray
  • One Piece – Season 12, Trip 2 – Blu-ray + DVD
  • Black Clover – The Complete Third Season – Blu-ray

January 24, 2023

  • Stranger on the Beach – Blu-ray

January 31, 2023

  • Yu Yu Hakusho – 30th Anniversary Box Set – Blu-ray
  • Ascendance of a Bookworm – Season 3 – Blu-ray

All of the above titles are now available for pre-order and can also be streamed on Crunchyroll. visit Crunchyroll store For more home video demos.

panda! Go panda!

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The beloved animated film directed by Isao Takahata and written by Hayao Miyazaki arrives on Blu-Ray and DVD from GKIDS on June 21, 2022.

The wonderful animated movie Panda! Go Panda!, will be available on a Blu-Ray + DVD combo from GKIDS, distributed by Shout! Factory, on June 21, 2022. Included in the upcoming release are both Panda! Go panda! (1972), Rainy Day Circus (1973), and several specials, collectively released as Panda! Go panda! With these additional features, a conversation between the film’s director, Academy Award-nominated Isao Takahata, and the film’s writer, Academy Award-winner Hayao Miyazaki, will be made available for the first time in North America. Fans of this release can pre-order now at and

First known as Panda Kopanda (translation: Panda, Baby Panda), it premiered in Japan at the height of the panda craze in September 1972. Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Panda! Go panda! is a charming early-career classic from anime legends Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki before they co-founded the legendary Studio Ghibli.


Mimiko is a cheerful little girl who was left on her own while her grandmother was away. When little Bunny Panda and his father Papanda stumble upon her home, Mimiko welcomes them as her new family. The adventures begin as Mimiko discovers the challenges of caring for her adorable new friends.

Special features

  • Interview “From Mimi to Heidi, From Papanda to Totoro”
  • panda! Go panda! View ~ The influence of Hayao Miyazaki’s photo paintings
  • Conversation with Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki in 1994
  • Trailers and previews

Future Boy Conan – The Complete Series

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The series marked the directorial debut of acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki. First released in North America, it features a new 4K restoration and an English language dub. Blu-Ray Box Set and Digital Download Available November 16, 2021

On November 16, GKIDS, a well-known producer and distributor of adult and family animation, with Shout! Factory, will release the highly anticipated Future Boy Conan: The Complete Series box set. This 4-disc Blu-ray box set contains 26 episodes from the show and an exclusive 16-page booklet featuring character artwork. The complete series will also be available via digital download to own, arriving November 16.

The 1978 directorial debut of Academy Award winner Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away), Future Boy Conan, is a major milestone in animation history. Loved worldwide but never before released in North America, this legendary sci-fi adventure series features a new English-language edition and a 4K digital restoration.

Twenty years ago, a terrible war with magnetic weapons tilted the Earth’s axis, and earthquakes and tsunamis destroyed civilization. Conan was born in this new world and raised by his adoptive grandfather on a secluded island. But his life is changed forever when a mysterious girl named Lana washes ashore, pursued by mysterious agents seeking to use her in a new scheme to take over what’s left of the world.

House of the Lost on the Cape

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Whoops, whoops, whoops! Factory and 11 art presents the home of the missing on the cape. The acclaimed new animated feature arrives on a Blu-Ray + DVD Combo and is available digitally to own September 27, 2022.

The touching and poignant story of a newfound family set against the backdrop of a post-Tohoku natural disaster, House of the Lost in the Head is a captivating animated film centered around special kinship, tradition, optimism, and the wonders of childhood with a touch of charm. Winner of Best Animated Feature at the 76th Annual Mainichi Film Awards and Official Selection in the Feature Film Competition at the 2022 Annecy International Animated Film Festival, this blockbuster animated feature will finally make its debut on a Blu-ray + DVD combo pack and is available for download digital on September 27, 2022, following its nationwide theatrical release. Available for the first time in North America, THE HOUSE OF THE LOST ON THE CAPE contains an exciting movie trailer (featuring both versions – English and Japanese audio with English subtitles), insightful bonus content and an exclusive art booklet. A must-have for anime fans, movie collectors, and pop culture enthusiasts, The House of the Lost Head is available for pre-order now at And it will be available in stores and other great retailers.

Based on the award-winning Japanese novel by Sachiko Kashiwaba (The Wonderland, The Marvelous Village Veiled in Mist), directed by Shinya Kawatsura (Non-Non Biyori, Kokoro Connect) THE HOUSE OF THE LOST ON THE CAPE (Non-Non Biyori, Kokoro Connect) and produced by David Productions (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure series, Cells At Work) with a screenplay by Reiko Yoshida (A Silent Voice, Lu Over the Wall, Violet Evergarden).

The House of the Lost on the Cape follows 17-year-old Yui and 8-year-old Hiyori, who has lost her family and her voice. They have nowhere to go when they come across Kiowa, a strange old lady. She offers them a place to stay in an old, slightly rundown house overlooking the sea, Mayoiga. Despite joining the Kiwa on a whim, the two girls find comfort in the Mayoiga, a legendary house said to care for lost travelers and the hospitality of the Kiwa. The damaged hearts of the two girls begin to heal little by little. One day, a variety of strange creatures that Kiwa calls “Fushigitto” start appearing all over the house.

Bonus features

  • Director Shinya Kwatsura Special Q&A – Annecy Festival
  • Yoi and Kiwa Secret Recipes

summer ghost

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Award-Winning Directorial Debut from Acclaimed Loundraw Photographer Available on Blu-Ray and Digital November 1, 2022, from GKIDS

The beautifully animated and completely unique Summer Ghost will come to Blu-ray and all major digital platforms on November 1 from GKIDS with distribution by Shout! factory. Inspired by one of his own drawings, the directorial debut from acclaimed Japanese illustrator Londrau brings his lush visual sensibility to a supernatural drama about the pains of growing up and the importance of living life to the fullest. Bonus features include the feature-length documentary To You Before Dawn, an animated feature film, and an interview with loundraw. Summer Ghost will be released in its original Japanese version as well as a brand new English dub, and is available for pre-order now by visiting And the

Known for his detailed spatial designs, his use of transparent and airy color, and interest in depth of field, Loundraw began his career as an illustrator as a teenager, finding early success on Internet platforms. He also created major visual images for many notable writers, including illustrations for the novel I Want to Eat Your Pancreas, which was later adapted into a theatrical film. Outside of his illustration work, Loundraw’s original animation debut “Until Dreams Awaken” was released on YouTube in collaboration with popular Japanese rock band BUMP OF CHICKEN, quickly achieving over 2 million views, and he was a concept designer for the recent anime adaptation of Josie, the Tiger and the Fish.

Conceived as a “short feature,” Summer Ghost features original character designs from a loundraw and is produced by FLAT STUDIO, the brand-new animation studio he created in 2019. The feature film screenplay was written by Hirotaka “Otsuichi” Adachi, and the soundtrack is by renowned pianist Akira Kosimura. The film was released in Japanese theaters in 2021, and won a wide runway at festivals domestically and abroad, including screenings at the Leeds International Film Festival (international premiere), Annecy International Film Festival, and Fantasia International Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award. Gold for a short film.


An urban legend says that lighting fireworks at an abandoned airport will lure the “ghost of summer”, a spirit that can answer any question. Three teenagers, Tomoya, Aoi, and Ryo, each with their own reasons for showing up one day. When a ghost named Ain appears, she reveals that she is only visible to those “who are about to touch their death”. Motivated by the ghost and her mission, Tomoya begins visiting the airport regularly to reveal the true purpose of her visits.

Ghost of Summer bonus features

  • Your Before Dawn Documentary
  • Animatic feature
  • Interview with Londra

Summer Ghost Voice Cast English

  • Tomoya – David Erigo Jr.
  • Eye – Megan Taylor Harvey
  • Rio – Clifford Chapin
  • Arab Organization for Industrialization – Kayla Carter
  • Tomoya’s mom – Anne Yatko
  • Om Ein – Ann Yatko

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