Monday, April 07, 2014

Sentai Cancels Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions BD

Sentai just sent us a note letting us know that they are going to cancel the BD release of Love, Chunibyo and; Other Delusions which was previously scheduled for May 27th:

Love, Chunibyo and; Other Delusions Complete BLURAY SFB-CDK100 - CANCELED

The DVD version is still planned to go ahead as scheduled, and Sentai said they are canceling the BD version in favor of a possible premium edition release, of which details will be announced at a later date. Per Sentai's tumbler account:

HOUSTON, April 7, 2014 – Recently, our May 2014 release schedule was announced, which included the highly anticipated release of Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Season 1. We’ve been keeping an eye on fan comments through our social media channels, and while we indicated a subtitle only release, due to the overwhelming demand from fans of the series, we have decided to release a Limited Edition Numbered Premium Box Set later this year which will include an all new English language track and both a Blu-ray and DVD version of the show. The current May release of this title will be a DVD subtitled-only offering.

We are going to go ahead and cancel all pre-orders for the BD version, however, if you would like to switch your pre-order to the regular DVD version (the subtitled only May 27th version) just give us a shout and we'll take care of it for you.

I Couldn't Agree More...

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Same Day Anime Delivery - Coming Soon from RACS!

For Immediate Release
April 1st, 2014
RACS World Headquarters, Winchester, VA

Robert's Anime Corner Store entered into an agreement today with UAV Systems Corporation (Jessup, MD) to jointly develop a program to deliver Anime products to North American Otaku nationwide via unmanned airial vehicles (drones). RACS and UAV Systems will roll out a pilot program in several major cities to test the new technology a few weeks from now, with the goal of automated nationwide same day delivery coverage for Anime orders to be available by early 2015. 

Robert, the CEO of RACS, made the following statements at today's press conference in Winchester, VA:

"We are very excited about our new partnership with UAV, which in a short time will give us the ability to delivery your Anime orders within hours, sometimes minutes, 24 hours a day 7 days a week anywhere in the country. We are already planning to build out 60 new aerial distribution facilities in major hubs across the country, and once we get everything up and running we should be able to deliver Anime to every address in the country in 60 minutes or less. UAV's advanced drone technology will allow almost instant delivery of regular Anime, Manga, Character Items, Hentai, Eroge Figurines - whatever you need right away! We're even in talks with a nationwide pizza outlet to allow our drones to stop off on the way and pickup some eats that you can enjoy while you enjoy your Anime or Manga selections."

When asked how far along they were with the program, Robert said:

"We're just about there. All we need is FAA approval, a computer system to run the drones, and about a Billion dollars to build out the facilities and infrastructure. It's going to be awesome!"

Robert went on to explain that RACS plans to raise the estimated one billion dollars necessary for the facilities and infrastructure via an upcoming Kickstarter campaign, commenting that crowd funding just makes sense because people there will, quote, "throw away their money on just about any crazy idea." Customers who contribute at least $10,000 to the campaign will receive a special limited edition postcard set and will get their drone deliveries for free for the first two weeks.

Robert also said that RACS choose UAV's technology over other drone makers because of their experience making drones for the military. Robert felt like eventually weaponizing the drone fleet would give RACS a competitive edge by having the capability to shoot down drones from other companies, as well as making it easier for the drones to collect on COD deliveries.

Robert closed the press conference by saying:

"I know we've got some serious technological hurtles to clear to make this happen, but I'm confident in our team. And hey, even if we can't make it work and the drones crash and burn, everyone will still get that postcard set..."

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Natalia Poklonskaya - 3D or 2D?

It seems that the new 33 year old Crimean attorney general and immortal empress Natalia Poklonskaya has developed quite a following among Anime fans worldwide, who seem to be obsessed with her kawaii appearance and are duplicating her form and figure in 2D just about everywhere:


So which Japanese studio will be first to develop a Tsundere themed 12 episode Anime series around her? Or perhaps it will be one of those obligatory 'prosecutor by day, BDSM queen by night' shows?

Please guys, no cries of "please come and annex my heart" or how "she's Putin the cute in prosecute", OK?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Section 23's July 2014 Releases - Now Available for Pre-Order!

Section 23 has sent over their July 2014 release schedule and we now have them up on the store site for pre-order!

Here's what's coming:

Devil Survivor 2 Complete Collection DVD (Eps #1-13) - Jul 1
Photo Kano Complete Collection DVD (Eps #1-13) - Jul 1
Yuyushiki Complete Collection DVD (Eps #1-12) - Jul 1
Flowers of Evil Complete Collection DVD (Esp #1-13) - Jul 8
Flowers of Evil Complete Collection BLURAY (Esp #1-13) - Jul 8
Sasami-san@Ganbaranai Complete Collection DVD (Eps #1-12) - Jul 8
Majestic Prince Collection 1 DVD (Eps #1-12) - Jul 15
Majestic Prince Collection 1 BLURAY (Eps #1-12) - Jul 15
To Love Ru Darkness (Season 3) Complete Collection DVD Boxed Set (Eps #1-12) - Jul 15
To Love Ru Darkness (Season 3) Complete Collection BLURAY Boxed Set (Eps #1-12) - Jul 15
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Complete Collection DVD (Eps #1-12) - Jul 22
The Severing Crime Edge Complete Collection DVD (Eps #1-13) - Jul 22
The Severing Crime Edge Complete Collection BLURAY (Eps #1-13) - Jul 22
Gatchaman Crowds Complete Collection DVD (Eps #1-12) - Jul 29
Gatchaman Crowds Complete Collection BLURAY (Eps #1-12) - Jul 29
Problem Children Are Coming From Another World, Aren't They? Complete Collection DVD (Eps #1-11) - Jul 29
Problem Children Are Coming From Another World, Aren't They? Complete Collection BLURAY (Eps #1-11) - Jul 29

A few notes: Five titles - Devil Survivor 2, Photo Kano, Yuyushiki, SNAFU, and Sasami-san@Ganbaranai will be on DVD only - for now. Also, the majority of the list is coming SUBTITLED only except for Devil Survivor 2, Majestic Prince, Gatchaman Crowds and Problem Children - all four of which will getting a dub track.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Attack on Titan First & Second Dub Clips

A little marketing propaganda from Funi for the upcoming Titan release:

Those guys are having way too much fun. :-) Click here to pre-order your copy!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Dating Rituals - Generation 'Like' Style...

As an X'er, I'm glad I was able to hang up this game back in the 90's:

See guys, sticking with Anime and Video Games does have it's virtues...

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

NIS Announces Their First Dubbed Release - Toradora Dub Edition Coming in July!

NISA has just announced that they will re-release Toradora as their first US English Language release!

Toradora! Complete Series Bilingual Premium Edition DVD/BD Combo Set (Eps #1-25+OVA)
Toradora! Standard Edition Bilingual DVD/BD Combo Set #1 (Eps #1-13)
Toradora! Standard Edition Bilingual DVD/BD Combo Set #2 (Eps #14-25+OVA)

The new bi-lingual versions will come in both Premium and Standard DVD/BD combo editions, and will include both an English dub track and the original Japanese language track with English subtitles! MSRP for the Premium set will be $129.99 and for the Standard sets $59.99 each.

Both the Premium and Standard editions will street on July 1st, 2014 and you can pre-order your copies from RACS today!

The bilingual PREMIUM edition will include the entire series (Eps #1-25 + OVA) on both DVD (4 disks) and BluRay (4 disks), and also include a hardcover art book (full color, approx. 32 pages) with episode guide, character and relationship info, and gorgeous full color illustrations. Content extra's will include Clean OPs (2), Clean EDs (2), Mini Episodes (4), Bonus Clip, and TV Spots.

The bilingual STANDARD editions will include the series on both DVD and BluRay. SE #1 will include Eps #1-13 and Clean OP, Clean ED, Mini Episodes (2), and Japanese TV Spots as extras. The SE #2 set will include Eps #14-25 + the OVA and Clean OP, Clean ED, Mini Episodes (2), and a Bonus Clip as extras.

Series Synopsis: "Ryuji Takasu is cursed with his father's threatening face and is labeled a ""delinquent"" because of it. Even though this makes it difficult for him to meet people, he is madly in love with Minorin, the one girl who does not flee from him in terror. Taiga Aisaka is a notorious hothead with the nickname ""Palm-top Tiger."" She also happens to be Minorin's best friend, and what's more, Taiga has a crush on Ryuji's closest friend. This unlikely duo strikes a tenuous agreement to assist one another in stealing the hearts of the ones they love. They will face many hurdles along the way, but perhaps true love is closer to them than they think."

Monday, March 03, 2014

Socked in Again - Winter Storm Titan

Just when we thought it was safe to start unpacking the deck chairs, yet another winter storm mixed with another blast of arctic cold air is coming through our area today laying down 1/4" of ice under several more inches of snow. We don't know how much just yet, looks like it will be 6 or 8 inches total this time. It's not so much the snow as the ice with this one.

Anyway, we're going to be running on a delayed schedule today (3/3) and unless the snow stops pretty early we'll more than likely have to close the warehouse for the day, and I doubt any of the carriers (UPS, FX, USPS) will be running today in any case. So please be patient with us and give us a little extra time to get your orders shipped over the next couple of days - we'll get into the warehouse and get to work on them as soon as possible!