Highlights of 2014 in Anime Released on Home Video in North America

Almost one year since have begun blogging exclusively over anime rather than books which lasted around 4 years. This past year really saw me begin to pickup quite a few titles from a couple of different North American anime companies. It seems great considering when stopped watching anime from 2010-late 2012 lost out on watching lots of anime that came out during those 3 years.

On reflecting it really made no big impact since the more golden and modern years of anime would really begin with 2013. At least in my case. Kind of ironic with it also being the year of Attack on Titan which surprisingly continues to rope in people not least involved with watching tons of anime.

The home video releases in review as a huge anime fan were certainly varied this year with multiple genres across the board.

1. K Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD-Released by: VIZ Media

K Limited Edition-VIZ Media North America Anime Release

2. Attack on Titan Limited Edition Part 1 Blu-ray/DVD and Attack on Titan Limited Edition Part 2 Blu-ray/DVD with Box-Released by: FUNimation Entertainment

Attack on Titan LE Part with Box-FUNimation Entertainment Anime Release

3. My Teen Romantic Comedy is Wrong As I Expected.-Released by: Sentai Filmworks

My Teen Romantic Comedy is Wrong As I Expected. Sentai Filmworks DVD Complete Collection in 2014

4. Psycho-Pass Part 1 and Psycho-Pass Part 2 Standard Edition-Released by: FUNimation Entertainment

5. Cuticle Detective Inaba DVD Complete Collection-Released by: Sentai Filmworks

Cuticle Detective Inaba-Sentai Filmworks Anime Release

6. Maoyu DVD Complete Collection-Released by: Sentai Filmworks

Maoyu-Sentai Filmworks Anime Release

7. Dog & Scissors DVD Complete Collection [English Subbed]-Released by: Sentai Filmworks

Dog and Scissors-Sentai Filmworks Anime Release

8. Amnesia DVD Complete Collection-Released by: Sentai Filmworks

Amnesia-Sentai Filmworks Anime Release

9. Karneval: The Complete Series Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD-Released by: FUNimation Entertainment

Karneval Limited Editon-FUNimation Entertainment Anime Release

10. Date A Live: Season 1 Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD-Released by: FUNimation Entertainment*Giveaway Win from none other than FUNimation*

Date A Live Season 1-FUNimation Entertainment Anime Release


Sentai Filmworks Anime Releases: 5

FUNimation Entertainment Anime Releases: 4

VIZ Media Anime Releases: 1

 Sentai Filmworks wins this round!

The main reason why anime from VIZ Media was one of my most cherished this year is due to VIZ Media from what can really tell now bringing out the beautiful ornate Limited Edition box sets with anime they have licensed. With K its an anime that really deserves quite the praise. If you’re a heavy animation appreciator that is.

Not that the story isn’t strong either. So when you have a spectacular anime along with a reasonable pricing model such as VIZ Media’s for their Limited Edition releases particularly for K it becomes easy to try to get this certain release as fast as possible.

Attack on Titan is probably the home video release that actually just bought since it holds a certain level of collector’s charm and mostly anime fan value among most fans of anime. Not to mention FUNimation Entertainment really did a most excellent job with those digibooks/artbox Part 2 packaging and the English Dub!

I also do love it, of course. As I recall always fangirl over Eren and Levi. I do ship them even though it will be highly impossible.

Voice Actor Yuki Kaji Image Credit: MyAnimeList and Eren Jaeger GIF Credit: I Will Live On Tumblr

Despite everything Sentai Filmworks turned out to be the North American anime company bought most anime from. I find the main reason may be over many of the titles they own in North America being titles very interested for the content itself. Most of the times even only as English Subtitled anime.

I mean with My Teen Romantic Comedy is Wrong As I Expected. anime television series its one of those series could revisit again and again. 

It has been quite the 2014. By the way, all these animation television series were mostly anime that originally aired in 2013 with the exception of K. Still waiting on the K: Missing Kings Movie despite no mention of licenses or future simulcast plans.