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.


Friday, 7 July 2017

Unboxing [JP]: Sengoku Basara HD Collection (PS3)

Managed to make use of my 1000 Yen coupon for Solaris Japan. Even better the rate got better in time so I finally placed an order. Here we have the second of two, which is actually a collection of games.

Unboxing [JP]: Ryū ga Gotoku Kenzan! - The Best! Edition Reissue (PS3)

Managed to make use of my 1000 Yen coupon for Solaris Japan. Even better the rate got better in time so I finally placed an order. Here we have the first of two.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Industry News: Anime Expo 2017 Announcements Round-up

Anime Expo 2017 has been packed with tons of industry panels and announcements through July 1st to the 4th. So rather than splitting up the panels into multiple posts I decided to place all of them in one huge blog post. There are some surprises with a few of these distributors.


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

Anime - Aniplex of America, Crunchyroll, FLCL, Full Metal Panic!, Funimation, Kadokawa Pictures, Nozomi/Rightstuf, Ponycan US, Sentai Filmworks, Studio Trigger, Viz Media, Warner Bros Japan

Books - Kodansha Comics, Seven Seas, Vertical, Yen Press, Viz Media

Games/Visual Novels - Aksys Games, Bandai Namco, JAST USA, MangaGamer, NIS America, Sekai Project

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Otaku Collection 2017: June Update | Birthday stuff, SAO Catch Up, More Games

It has been a month since I had returned home from University. I've received my results and successfully achieved an overall 2.1 grade for my Computer Science for Games course. I'm happy with the outcome as well.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Industry News: Sentai Filmworks October 2017 Line-up

Sentai Filmworks is offering a selection of complete collection re-releases as well as some other new bits.


Unboxing [UK]: Sword Art Online II - Part 4: Collector's Edition (BD/DVD)

Pretty much as soon as I acquired the third part, I decided to get the final part to fill the gap on what was left to acquire for the show.

Like Parts 1-3, these boxes have a special texture of sorts that makes the set really hard to take photos on.


Unboxing [UK]: Overlord - Complete Series: Limited Edition (Blu-ray)

OVERLORD has now come to the UK, with a special near-replica release of the limited edition. Find out what's different for the UK release with this unboxing.


Unboxing [UK]: Prison School - Complete Series: Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)

One of the most popular ecchi series out there arrives in the UK without any cuts or censorship. Time for Prison School.


Unboxing [UK]: Persona 3 the Movie -#4 Winter of Rebirth- - Collector's Edition (BD/DVD)

The fourth and final instalment of the Persona 3 movie series arrived!


Saturday, 17 June 2017

Unboxing [UK]: Sword Art Online II - Part 3: Collector's Edition (BD/DVD)

For the past couple of days I have been playing Sword Art Online: Lost Song and I decided to go ahead and try to acquire the rest of the series. Part 2 has already gone out of print so I figured there was no point waiting for a good sale and just get it out of the way.

Like Parts 1 & 2, these boxes have a special texture of sorts that makes the set really hard to take photos on.

Friday, 16 June 2017

Unboxing [UK]: Gonna Be The Twin-Tail!! - Complete Series (BD/DVD)

I've been after this series for a while now but it was always at a close SRP price tag (£40). I forgot to even pick it up at MCM Comic Con but now Zavvi had discounted the set for a low price of £15.99. I still had access to Unidays so I got a 10% discount as well.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Otaku Collection 2017: May Update | The End of University

University is over. I've finished my final year course and gotten most of the results for it so far. And since the rate got better temporarily I made use of getting a number of items.

This haul includes a number of games as well as the usual anime. In addition some of these are imports from Japan!

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Industry News: MCM London Comic Con May 2017 Announcements

It's been a while since I have done something like this, and that's because I've done it already on behalf of Anime UK News. Since I have more time than the usual I decided to recap the news on here as well.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Unboxing [US]: Black Butler - Season 1: Anime Classics (BD/DVD)

Funimation's next Aniplex title to expire is Black Butler's first season. I originally ordered this on Amazon but the idiots lost the parcel and I never got it in the end. Rightstuf eventually saved the day but I had to play twice as much because of the price and customs.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Unboxing [JP]: Macross 30: Ginga o Tsunagu Utagoe - Standard Edition (PS3)

The final import that I acquired a few weeks ago has arrived. Later than the usual shipping estimate but no issues whatsoever.

Industry News: Sentai Filmworks September 2017 Line-up

Sentai Filmworks somehow continue their trend of special releases with a surprise license rescue from last year, there's also another Kyoto Animation film getting released.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Industry News: Funimation August 2017 Line-up

Funimation have slowed down with the August line-up, but most importantly we finally have a release date for Shin Godzilla.

Unboxing [JP]: Shin Koihime Musou: Otome Taisen Sangokushi Engi - Standard Edition (PS3)

Surprise import addition. I was able to win this game from an auction and I basically paid just below the normal price you would find elsewhere. This is also the original release and not the Yeti Best edition.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Unboxing [JP]: Shining Resonance - Standard Edition (PS3)

The last of the trio of games I picked up is SEGA's long running RPG series from the Shining franchise.

Unboxing [JP]: Phantom Breaker: Extra (PS3)

Another Japan-only fighting game joins my collection, as part of my big haul of PS3 games to acquire. I figured I would buy the game from Solaris Japan since it was pretty cheap for an import.

Unboxing [JP]: PaRappa the Rapper Remastered (PS4)

I GOTTA BELIEVE!

The 20th anniversary remaster of the well loved rhythm game is back with a PlayStation 4 release. Here's the Japanese physical release version, available for a really surprising budget price tag.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Monday, 1 May 2017

Otaku Collection 2017: April Update | Operation PS3 haul and a new Blu-ray player?!

It's nearly the end of my time at University but this month was split between myself focusing on my assignments and bit of a last week haul.

Evangelion: 1.11 You Are (Forever) Alone

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Unboxing [UK]: Evangelion: 1.11 You Are (Not) Alone - Collector's Edition 2017 Re-Release (BD/DVD)

Evangelion is my favourite anime series, and while I already own the first two Rebuild movies I missed out on the limited edition Manga UK released a long time ago. Anime Limited have rescued the license after Manga's expired due to the Funimation ordeal so here is the 2017 Collector's Edition Re-release.

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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