The world’s (self-proclaimed) greatest spy lends a certain, somewhat delusional, swagger to this week’s animated home entertainment releases. Archer: Vice – The Complete Fifth Season brings back 2014’s adventures, which saw Sterling, Lana and the rest of the ISIS gang bumbling through an attempted reinvention as arch criminals following a government shutdown of their operations. The two-disc DVD ($29.98) and Blu-ray ($39.99) sets from Fox contain 13 episodes, and based on past releases you can expect a couple of surprises as well — just in time for the launch of Season 6 on FX this Thursday, January 8. [January 6]
Also out Jan. 6:
Fairy Tail: Collection Three Blu-ray/DVD [FUNimation, $54.98] Magical madness is the order of the day with the continued adventures of Natsu and co; eight-disc set includes episodes commentaries and trailers.
Jake & the Neverland Pirates: Battle for the Book [Disney, $19.99] All-new feature-length adventure, complemented by 10 Jake’s Never Land Pirate School shorts.
Octonauts: Pirate Adventures [NCircle Ent., $9.99] The title says it alls: 90 minutes of epic swashbuckling adventures appropriate for the pint-sized viewer.
One Piece Collection Box Set No. 1 [FUNimation, $99.98] Amazon Exclusive releases combined Collections 1 through 4 (episodes 1-103) in one set, with select commentary and trailers.
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Pilot, a Mini Movie and The SquareShorts [Nickelodeon, $9.98] Contains Truth or Square mini-movie, 1999’s pilot episode and 42 short episodes.