Sunday, 13 August 2017

Industry News: Otakon 2017 Announcements Round-up

Whenever Anime Expo ends, the next big convention that a lot of us wait for is Otakon, and there were once again some cool announcements to share. The convention occurred between 11th to 13th of August 2017.


The following panels covered in this round-up are as follows:

Anime - Aniplex of America, Crunchyroll, Discotek Media, Eleven Arts, Funimation, Nozomi/Rightstuf, Viz Media

Books - Viz Media

Games/Visual Novels - MangaGamer, Sekai Project

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Unboxing [JP]: Wangan Midnight - The Best! Edition Reissue (PS3)

Next up on my importing ventures is a PS3 title that's actually becoming rarer but I decided to go for a pre-owned copy due to the new retail copies becoming too dear to own.

Monday, 7 August 2017

Unboxing [UK]: The Handmaiden - Special Edition (Blu-ray)

It's been well over a year since I last bought a live-action film from the Asian Cinema (Japan, China, Hong Kong, Korea) and recently a new film from the director of Old Boy just got released and I wanted to check it out.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Unboxing [UK]: ERASED - Part 1: Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)

The well loved show of the Winter 2016 season has finally reached the UK, but due to Aniplex rules it's going to be a two part release.

Here's the first half of ERASED from Anime Limited.


Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Otaku Collection 2017: July Update | Operation PS3 Haul Continues plus Anime Bargains

Throughout this month I've started my journey to find a job but in the meantime I've also managed to acquire a fair few items. Nearly half of the items are video games but it's important as I would like to acquire as many PS3 games that I want before they officially discontinue.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Industry News: Sentai Filmworks November 2017 Line-up

Sentai Filmworks have begun their second Dubs are Coming titles! And THREE of them are getting special collector's sets. That's a bit overkill Sentai...

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Unboxing [UK]: The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (BD/DVD)

It's been a long time since I last picked up a Studio Ghibli title, and while I did pickup some Blu-ray sets a few years ago I didn't prioritise on it at all. Now I have decided to try and get the rest, as Ocean Waves finally saw its Blu-ray release, concluding the Ghibli Blu-ray catalogue.

I've already done unboxings for Arrietty, From Up on Poppy Hill, and Whisper of the Heart - all three in fact now updated to the current format I use.

Now I acquired two more titles. The second is from Isao Takahata's The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.

Unboxing [UK]: The Wind Rises (BD/DVD)

It's been a long time since I last picked up a Studio Ghibli title, and while I did pickup some Blu-ray sets a few years ago I didn't prioritise on it at all. Now I have decided to try and get the rest, as Ocean Waves finally saw its Blu-ray release, concluding the Ghibli Blu-ray catalogue.

I've already done unboxings for Arrietty, From Up on Poppy Hill, and Whisper of the Heart - all three in fact now updated to the current format I use.

Now I acquired two more titles. The first is from Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises.


Saturday, 15 July 2017

Unboxing [UK]: Belladonna of Sadness - Collector's Edition (Blu-ray) [NSFW]

Amazon recently lowered the prices for some of the anime titles and this particular one was at its lowest in recent months. I've been interested in checking it out so I picked it up.

Also due to the nature of this film and the contents of this release, please be advised that this post is Not Safe For Work.


Friday, 14 July 2017

Industry News: Funimation October 2017 Line-up

Crunchyroll titles storm throughout Funimation's October release slate, but we also see the next batch of Summer 2016 titles as well as the first of Autumn 2016.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Unboxing [UK]: Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age - Steelbook Launch Edition (PS4)

Another Final Fantasy hits PlayStation 4 and this time it's a remaster of a well loved (I presume) PlayStation 2 title.

Unboxing [US]: Steins;Gate - Complete Series: Anime Classics (BD/DVD)

Back in the end of June I acquired a few titles thanks to an Amazon deal of the day sale. The third title from the lot is a re-release from the Mad Scientist and his Tuturu companion now part of Anime Classics from Funimation.

Unboxing [US]: Spice & Wolf - Season 1 & 2: Anime Classics (BD/DVD)

Back in the end of June I acquired a few titles thanks to an Amazon deal of the day sale. The second title from the lot is another re-release but now part of the Anime Classics from Funimation.

Unboxing [US]: Deadman Wonderland - Complete Series: Anime Classics (BD/DVD)

Back in the end of June I acquired a few titles thanks to an Amazon deal of the day sale. The first one is a title that suffered a Blu-ray hold-back but came back as an Anime Classic release from Funimation.

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Unboxing [UK]: Rage of Bahamut: Genesis - Complete Series: Limited Edition (Blu-ray)

With the Funimation US limited edition no longer in print and Anime Limited hosting a special offer sale last weekend, I decided to finally dip in towards the well-received Rage of Bahamut series with its first season.

Find out what's different for this UK release that's a near replica of the US version with this unboxing.


Industry News: Otakon 2017 Announcements Round-up

Whenever Anime Expo ends, the next big convention that a lot of us wait for is Otakon, and there were once again some cool announcements to...

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