Saturday, 9 December 2017

Unboxing [UK]: Genius Party & Genius Party Beyond - Collector's Edition (BD/DVD)

A surprise release from Anime Limited has appeared and I'm looking forward to checking out these short films included. This is the shop exclusive collector's edition which was shipped before its release date.


Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Unboxing [US]: FREEDOM - Complete Series: Limited Edition (Blu-ray)

A long time ago I acquired the UK release that Manga UK put out, and it turned out to be a inferior version compared to the Beez/Bandai Visual/Honneamise/Japanese release.

Now I have finally acquired the Bandai Visual/Honneamise release, an English translated replica of the Japanese release. Let's see what it has to offer.


Saturday, 2 December 2017

Unboxing [UK]: A Silent Voice - Collector's Edition (BD/DVD)

Kyoto Animation's movie adaptation of the well-received manga is available in English first for the United Kingdom thanks to Anime Limited, even on Blu-ray with an English dub!

Friday, 1 December 2017

Otaku Collection 2017: November Update | Kimi no Na wa? Ki ni Narimasu!

This month has had quite a lot going on for me personally, but regardless I was able to acquire a fair amount of titles including two big releases from Anime Limited. Due to a delay in stock, A Silent Voice won't be part of the November slate sadly.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Unboxing [UK]: Psychic School Wars - Collector's Edition (BD/DVD)

Alongside Blood Lad I also acquired the film Psychic School Wars from Zavvi for a discounted price, but this set didn't actually turn up in stock until recently so now was the time I went for it.


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

This set has been around since February 2015 but after many discounted prices I have finally decided to acquire it over the Viz Media release.


Thursday, 16 November 2017

Industry News: Sentai Filmworks March 2018 Release Slate

The Sentai Filmworks line-up gets revealed a week earlier than we were expecting, but we have another set of titles revealed including one limited edition and some films!

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Industry News: Crunchyroll x Funimation February 2018 Release Slate

As teased both a few retailer leaks and also one of the titles officially noted from a convention, Crunchyroll and Funimation have some big hitters for the month of February. Let's take a look, and you best save up some cash for these lot.

Unboxing [UK]: Your Name. - Deluxe Edition (BD/DVD)

One of the most critically acclaimed anime titles to be released in recent years has now arrived all around the world, and the UK release came out just in time with the other territories.

The Deluxe Edition took a little longer than the other versions, but it is now available with only 2000 units available.


Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Otaku Collection 2017: October Update | Beyond the Corner of the Mobile Suit Wolfenstein Club

October went from a few items to a pretty decent haul. I decided to acquire a couple more PlayStation 3 games and managed to get some UK special editions for a good deal.

Monday, 30 October 2017

Industry News: MCM London Comic Con October 2017 Announcements

MCM Comic Con London returns for the October season, and the new announcement trend from May 2017 continues once again so there isn't much to say sadly. Like last time, I have reported on the latest announcements on behalf of Anime UK News.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Industry News: Sentai Filmworks February 2018 Release Slate

Sentai are offering a rather small slate but two of them are big sets. One of which is a cult favourite from Autumn 2016.

Unboxing [UK]: Ouran High School Host Club - Complete Series: Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)

Thanks to a Zavvi one-day deal I finally got my hands on this anime gem, surprisingly I never managed to watch it before (as it's usually one of the first shows a lot of newcomers take a look at first).

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Monday, 16 October 2017

Industry News: Crunchyroll x Funimation January 2018 Release Slate

Crunchyroll and Funimation start the year with more Crunchyroll titles, including the first seasons of Attack on Trains and CLANG! as well as another couple of Sunrise rescues from half a decade ago.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Otaku Collection 2017: September Update | Life, Hometown and Monster Girls

September ends up being the delayed sets month for the most part. But nevertheless I have two fanservicey shows arrive in the same month!


Friday, 29 September 2017

Unboxing [UK]: Yakuza Kiwami - Steelbook Launch Edition (PS4)

It's great to see Yakuza come back even bigger for the west after the hiatus it had on localisation due to poor sales on the English releases. As part of its deal with SEGA, Deep Silver will be publishing Yakuza Kiwami for UK and Europe.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Industry News: Sentai Filmworks January 2018 Release Slate

Just a couple days ago Sentai Filmworks announced they will be phasing out DVDs starting 2019 (more info on that in this blogpost) so we have 12 months left for those starting with the January 2018 slate. Bloody hell it's 2018 already.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Unboxing [UK]: Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash - Girls of Paradise Collector's Edition (PS4) [NSFW]

It's summer over at Marvelous Europe despite summer already ending. The latest game in the Senran Kagura series has arrived and it's all about water guns and what not. I've picked up the collector's edition version so here it is.


Also to note, this game is Not Safe For Work because that's how it is.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Unboxing [UK]: The Anthem of the Heart - Zavvi Exclusive Collector's Edition (BD/DVD)

I had been meaning to pick up this film for a long time, originally going to go for the Aniplex version, but I decided to make use of the Unidays student deal and acquire the UK Zavvi Exclusive edition for Anime Limited's release.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Unboxing [US]: Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls - Complete Series: Limited Edition (BD/DVD) [NSFW]

Sentai Filmworks' latest limited edition release has apparently broken pre-order records to the point where it's basically out of print. Never underestimate the power of monster girls.

Due to how Sentai went all out on the series, this unboxing is Not Safe For Work. There's a lot of fanservice with this set.

Unboxing [US]: Space Dandy - Season 2: Standard Edition (BD/DVD)

NO MY SLIPCOVER IS DAMAGED! HE CAN'T BE DANDY WITHOUT IT!

So yeah I finally have the second season of Space Dandy, actually looking forward to it.

Otaku Collection 2017: August Update | Taking a Break from Anime for More Games

The month of August has been a slow trend, two items were expected to arrive but ended up being delayed to September, and I decided to focus more on building my PlayStation collection!

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Unboxing [UK]: Gal*Gun: Double Peace - Limited Edition (Vita)

Despite ordering the PlayStation 4 version, Rice Digital instead sent me the PlayStation Vita version and considering both were the exact same price and it's bank holiday weekend I decided there was no point in trying to wait and contact support. It's PQube's fault for making the packaging identical anyway to cause such a confusion (Marvelous did the same with Senran Kagura Estival Versus, which I also ended up with the wrong version).

Friday, 25 August 2017

Unboxing [US]: Drakengard 3 - Standard Edition (PS3)

Many months ago I wanted to acquire this game when I first started my path to acquire as many PS3 games as I could. Then suddenly it went out of print and the prices spiked. Now I finally got it, thanks to a restock for both this title and also NieR.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Industry News: Funimation November 2017 Line-up

This past Otakon weekend, Funimation basically unveiled their November release slate so the element of surprise is pretty much gone. Nevertheless one of the most anticipated films is getting a home release.

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

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

Unboxing [UK]: Genius Party & Genius Party Beyond - Collector's Edition (BD/DVD)

A surprise release from Anime Limited has appeared and I'm looking forward to checking out these short films included. This is the shop...

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