Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Upcoming Releases from Viz and Discotek - Now Available for Pre-order!

Viz and Discotek/Eastern Star have send over more upcoming release information, and we've now got them up on the store site for pre-order! Here's what's coming:

Viz
Ranma 1/2 DVD Set #6 (Eps #116-138) - Jun 2
Ranma 1/2 BLURAY Set #6 (Eps #116-138) - Jun 2
Bleach DVD Collection #25 Boxed Set (Eps 343-354) (Uncut) - Jun 23

Discotek / Eastern Star
Bokurano TV Series Complete Collection DVD - Mar 24
Chi's Sweet Home Season 1 Complete Collection DVD (Eps #1-104) - Mar 31
Lovely Complex (Love*Com) Complete Collection DVD Set (Thin-Pak) - Mar 31
Free! Iwatobi Swim Club Season 1 Complete Collection DVD (Eps #1-12) - Apr 28
Legendary Armor Samurai Troopers TV Series Complete Collection DVD - Apr 28
Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro BLURAY - Apr 28
Samurai Pizza Cats Complete Collection DVD Set (Eps #1-52) (Re-Issue) - Apr 28

Couple of notes. Discotek's releases of Lovely Complex and Samurai Pizza cats are re-issues of the previous editions at slightly lower MSRP. Season 1 of Free! Iwatobi Swim Club (which should perhaps be better named 'the fabulous abs club') will be sub only, and Chi's Sweet Home includes 104 episodes at about 3 minutes each.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Toradora! Bilingual Premium Edition DVD/BD Combo Set - Coming Back May 2015!

NISA let us know today that their Toradora! Bilingual Premium Edition DVD/BD Combo Set that has been out of stock since January is definitely being repressed and we will have it back in stock early in May.

They also informed us that we need to get our orders in for them before the end of March to guarantee our quantity, and that there might be allocations for any units ordered after that time. We've got the sets up for pre-order now, and we just need to you to get your order in before the end of March to guarantee your place in line for what will probably be the final pressing of this awesome set.

Get your pre-orders in today!



Thursday, February 19, 2015

Upcoming Releases from Funimation, AniPlex, and Nick - Now Available for Pre-order!

We've recently gotten new release schedules from several publishers including Funimation, AniPlex, and Nickelodeon, and we now have them up on the store site for pre-order.

Here's what's coming:

Nickelodeon
The Legend of Korra : Book 4 - Balance DVD (Eps #37-48) - Mar 10
The Legend of Korra : Book 4 - Balance BLURAY (Eps #37-48) - Mar 10

Funimation
Solty Rei Complete Collection DVD Boxed Set (S.A.V.E. Edition) - May 5
Darker Than Black Season 1 Complete BLURAY Set (Premium Edition) - May 12
Darker Than Black Season 2 + OVAs Collection DVD/BD Set (Classic Collection) - May 12
Michiko and Hatchin Complete Collection DVD Set (S.A.V.E. Edition) - May 12
Michiko and Hatchin Complete Collection BLURAY Set (S.A.V.E. Edition) - May 12
.Hack//Roots Complete Series DVD Set - May 19
Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 Complete Collection DVD Boxed Set (Classic Collection) - May 19

Aniplex
Magi: The Kingdom of Magic Collection #1 DVD Set (Eps #1-13) - Mar 31
Hanamonogatari: Suruga Devil BLURAY Set - Apr 21
Garden of Sinners -recalled out summer- Movie BLURAY (Limited Edition) - Apr 21
World Conquest Zvezda Plot Complete Collection DVD (Eps #1-13) - Apr 28
Magi: The Kingdom of Magic Collection #2 DVD Set (Eps #14-25) - May 26
Nisekoi: False Love Vol #4 BLURAY (Eps #16-20) - May 26

Note: The Darker than Black premium edition is limited to 5,000 units produced. It includes the first season on Blu-ray, special packaging, a 48-page art book, and a display easel. We're getting plenty, but Funi tells us they may be allocated at release depending on pre-order volume, so get your pre-order in for it as early as possible to ensure your place in line!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Budget Waifu...



You gotta cut corners anywhere you can these days I suppose...

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Race Queen Eva Pilots Come in Two Sizes...

Tall and small...


OMG, so cute. Even the hair! Thanks to Sean for sending!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Weather Alert



You Light Up My Life...



Hikaru skirt, the place where zettai ryouiki becomes komorebi ryouiki.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Upcoming Studio Ghibli BLURAY Releases - Now Available for Pre-Order!

We've finally gotten the upcoming Ghibli BLURAY re-releases added to the store site for pre-order!

Here's what's coming on Feb 3rd:

Pom Poko (Raccoon Wars) DVD/BD Combo Set - Feb 3
Porco Rosso DVD/BD Combo Set - Feb 3
Tales From Earthsea DVD/BD Combo Set - Feb 3



North American Harlock Movie Release Announced - Now Available for Pre-Order!

We've all been wondering when the Harlock: Space Pirate movie was going to be licensed for North America, and an outfit called Ketchup Entertainment (no I'm not making that up) has finally picked it up.

They have put it on the tentative schedule for a DVD release in March (no BD version has been announced yet), and it will have a dub track as well as the original Japanese dialog with English subtitles.

Release date is March 3rd, and we now have it up on the store site for pre-order here!

Funimation's April 2015 Releases - Now Available for Pre-Order!

Funimation has sent over their April 2015 release schedule and we now have them up on the store site for pre-order! Here's what's coming:

.Hack//Legend Complete Collection DVD Boxed Set - Apr 7
Black Butler Season 1 Complete Collection DVD/BD Combo Set (Eps #1-24) (Classic) - Apr 7
One Piece Collection #12 DVD Boxed Set (Uncut) (Eps #279-303) - Apr 7
One Piece Season 6 Part 4 DVD Boxed Set (Uncut) (Eps #373-384) - Apr 7
Noir Complete Collection BLURAY Boxed Set (Classic Collection) - Apr 14
Freezing Season 2: Vibration DVD/BD Combo Set (Limited Edition) - Apr 21
Freezing Season 2: Vibration DVD/BD Combo Set (Standard Edition) - Apr 21
D-Frag! Complete Series DVD/BD Combo Set (Limited Edition) - Apr 28
D-Frag! Complete Series DVD/BD Combo Set (Standard Edition) - Apr 28

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Top 50 Manga Releases of 2014 @ RACS

Here it is, our annual top sellers list in the Manga category here at RACS. This list is not sorted by revenue, but simply in order by the total number of units that RACS has shipped to customers between Jan-Dec 2014 and no preference is given to the timing of the release:

#1: ISBN-1626920316 Monster Musume, Vol #3



ISBN-1626920033 Monster Musume, Vol #2
ISBN-1626920460 Monster Musume, Vol #4
ISBN-1626921061 Monster Musume, Vol #5
ISBN-0316369008 Omamori Himari, Vol #11
ISBN-1937867904 Monster Musume, Vol #1
ISBN-1421539065 Hayate the Combat Butler, Vol #23
ISBN-0316376785 Omamori Himari, Vol #12
ISBN-1421569499 Rosario+Vampire Series II, Vol #13
ISBN-0316371230 Sword Art Online, Vol #1: Aincrad

ISBN-0316407366 High School DxD, Vol #1
ISBN-0316250863 High School of the Dead, Color Omnibus Edition #2
ISBN-1937867799 A Certain Scientic Railgun, Vol #9
ISBN-1937867720 Toradora, Vol #6
ISBN-1616554330 Oh My Goddess! Vol #46
ISBN-1616554323 Neon Genesis Evanglion: Shinji Ikari Raising Project , Vol #14
ISBN-1421573861 Claymore, Vol #25
ISBN-0316376822 High School DxD, Vol #2
ISBN-0316322355 Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan, Vol #5
ISBN-1421559179 Kimi ni Todoke From Me to You, Vol #18

ISBN-0316294874 Spice and Wolf, Vol #9
ISBN-1421552347 Excel Saga, Vol #27
ISBN-1626920200 Dance in the Vampire Bund : Memories of a Sledge Hammer , Vol #2
ISBN-1626920163 Dragonar Academy, Vol #2
ISBN-1624591167 Dinner at the Shimoedas (Adult)
ISBN-1624590931 Power Play! (Adult)
ISBN-1612626765 Attack on Titan, Vol #10
ISBN-1421565491 Claymore, Vol #24
ISBN-1421560045 Nisekoi: False Love, Vol #2
ISBN-1421557991 Nisekoi: False Love, Vol #1

ISBN-1421539072 Hayate the Combat Butler, Vol #24
ISBN-0316376808 Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Vol #19
ISBN-0316336468 Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Vol #20
ISBN-0316322041 No Matter How I Look At It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular , Vol #2
ISBN-0316286787 Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Vol #18
ISBN-1626920491 Mayo Chiki, Vol #7
ISBN-1626920279 Senran Kagura: Skirting Shadows, Vol #2
ISBN-1626920040 Dragonar Academy, Vol #1
ISBN-1612625492 Genshiken : Second Season, Vol #4
ISBN-1421565859 Nisekoi: False Love, Vol #5

ISBN-1421564494 Nisekoi: False Love, Vol #3
ISBN-0316400800 Bunny Drop, Vol #10
ISBN-0316324274 Novel, Spice and Wolf #11
ISBN-1937867997 Love in Hell, Vol #2
ISBN-1626920514 Dance in the Vampire Bund: Forgotten Tales
ISBN-1626920446 Haganai: I Don't Have Many Friends, Vol #8
ISBN-1626920354 Haganai: I Don't Have Many Friends, Vol #7
ISBN-1626920071 Mayo Chiki!, Vol #6
ISBN-1626920064 Mayo Chiki, Vol #5
ISBN-1624590313 Ring x Mama, Vol #2 (Adult)

No doubt Monster Musume took the crown in 2014 to replace Rosario + Vampire (the 2013 winner) as the most popular Manga series here at RACS. And I have no doubt why - it's awesome! :-)

Monday, January 19, 2015

Top 40 Anime Releases of 2014 @ RACS

Here it is, our annual top sellers list in the Anime category here at RACS. This list is not sorted by revenue, but simply in order by the total number of units that RACS has shipped to customers between Jan-Dec 2014 and no preference is given to the timing of the release:

#1: NIS-014043 Love Live! School Idol Project Season 1 BLURAY Collection Premium Edition


NIS-013800 Toradora! Complete Series Bilingual Premium Edition DVD/BD Combo Set
FN-09104 Hellsing Ultimate Vol #9-10 DVD/BD Combo Boxed Set
FN-06956 Ikki Tousen: Xtreme Xector and; Shugaku Toshi Keppu-roku OVA Season 4
FN-07290 High School DxD New Season 2 DVD/BD Combo Set Limited Edition
NIS-013831 Cardcaptor Sakura Complete Collection BLURAY Set Premium Edition
FN-07290alt High School DxD New Season 2 DVD/BD Combo Set Standard Edition
FN-09174 Fairy Tail Season #2 Collection 4 Box #8 DVD/BD Combo
SF-IFT200 Infinite Stratos Season 2 Collection DVD
NIS-013503 Wagnaria!! Working!! Season 2 Complete Collection BLURAY Boxed Set

FN-06775 A Certain Magical Index Toaru Majutsu no Index Season 2 Part 1 Collection
FN-09162 Haganai NEXT Season2 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai NEXT DVD/BD Combo Set
NIS-013558 Nyaruko: Crawling with Love! First Season Premium Edition BLURAY Boxed Set
VIZ-SM1DVDBDLE Sailor Moon TV Series BD/DVD Combo Set 1 Limited Edition
FN-01570 Data a Live Complete Collection DVD/BD Combo Set Limited Edition
FN-06945alt Ikki Tousen Great Guardians Complete Collection Boxed Set - DVD
FN-09175 Fairy Tail Season #3 Collection 1 Box #9 DVD/BD Combo Set
FN-06757 Certain Scientific Railgun Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Season 2 Part 1 DVD
FN-07260 Attack on Titan Collection #1 DVD/BD Combo Set Limited Edition
FN-06758 Certain Scientific Railgun Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Season 2 Part 2 DVD

FN-07262 Attack on Titan Collection #2 DVD/BD Combo Set Standard Edition
NIS-013497 Yuruyuri: Happy Go Lily Season 2 Complete Collection Premium Edition
FN-07260alt Attack on Titan Collection #1 DVD/BD Combo Set Standard Edition
SFB-SMB200 Samurai Bride Complete Collection BLURAY
FN-09055 Cowboy Bebop Complete Collection BLURAY Set
FN-09176 Fairy Tail Season #3 Collection 2 Box #10 DVD/BD Combo Set
FN-09162alt Haganai NEXT Season2 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai NEXT DVD/BD Collection
FN-07270 Attack on Titan Collection #2 DVD/BD Combo Set Limited Edition + ART BOX
FN-09235 The Devil is a Part Timer Complete Collection DVD/BD Combo Set Limited Edition
FN-09198 Robotics;Notes Part #2 Collection DVD/BD Combo Set Standard Edition

AWS-1310 Rio: Rainbow Gate Complete Collection - DVD
FN-09177 Fairy Tail Season #3 Collection 3 Box #11 DVD/BD Combo Set
SFB-GUP010 Girls und Panzer OVA Special Collection BLURAY
FN-06776 A Certain Magical Index Toaru Majutsu no Index Season 2 Part 2 Collection
SF-GUP010 Girls und Panzer OVA Special Collection - DVD
FN-01548 Red Data Girl Complete Collection DVD Set
FN-01513 Fairy Tail Season #4 Collection 1 Box #13 DVD/BD Combo Set
FN-06764 A Certain Magical Index Toaru Majutsu no Index Season 1 Complete Collection
FN-01512 Fairy Tail Season #3 Collection 4 Box #12 DVD/BD Combo Set
FN-09165alt High School DxD the Series DVD/BD Combo Set Standard Edition

Considering how many NISA titles are at the top of the list, I think those folks should continue to be very nice to us... -_^ And if you are wondering how Rio: Rainbow Gate sold here better than Red Data Girl or Girls und Panzer, just chalk that up to the fact that RACS was one of only about 7 or 8 places who ever stocked it in the first place. :-)

Coming next - the big Manga list, so stay tuned!

Saturday, January 17, 2015