If the only release I mentioned this week was Iron Man 3, it would be sufficient. It truly gave that particular subset of the Marvel franchise a beginning, a middle, and an end, making each of the previous offerings fulfill a part of the overall story arc, when they appeared to just be stand alone films when they were first made available. The TV series Doctor Who: The Complete Seventh Series is also being released, but it came out in Part 1 and Part 2 sets a while ago; this is just more cost effective packaging.

In Anime, Is This a Zombie: The Complete 2nd Season brings Ayumu’s problems to the forefront. He was murdered by a serial killer and resurrected by a cute Necromancer who refuses to talk with him. Then a magical girl with a deadly pink chainsaw and a vampire ninja each decided he was worth doing. Between his harem of mystical misfits and his decaying body, Ayumu could end up even deader before he solves the mystery of his own death! The other new anime is Rio: Rainbow Gate!, about the woman on her way to becoming the Most Valuable Casino Dealer in the world. She is Luck Incarnate, but she has a serious set of challenges in front of her. The once noble Queen Claudette has devolved into a tyrant with the support of the court and the church, and a new generation of women warriors are banding together to oust her from power in Queen’s Blade: Rebellion. Like many other programs, you can watch it on Crunchyroll.

There are a few classic anime series being re-released this week as well, including GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka is in a complete series box set, as is Blue Submarine No. 6. The 2004 live action feature film Casshern is an alternate history tale of genetic engineering in the hands of a multinational conglomerate who uses it to create mutants bent on the destruction of humanity, and the hero who emerges to save us all. Dreamworks is putting it back on US shelves for the first time in years, if you missed this when it initially came out now is your chance to catch it. It is based on the 1973 anime Robot Hunter Casshern, in that series it was androids rather than mutants putting humanity at risk.