Friday, July 31, 2015

Tokyo Ghoul Collectors Edition Artwork - Awesome!

Just got this from Funi:


Set includes:
  • Premium Collector's Box with Clear Sleeve Revealing Kaneki and Rize's Transformation from Human to Ghoul
  • Complete Season 1 in Blu-ray/DVD Combo
  • Fabric Poster
  • 60-page art book
  • 40-page blank journal
  • 4 Art Cards
Available for pre-order for $79.98 for a limited time @ RACS!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

NIS Announces If Her Flag Breaks Complete BD Premium Edition!

 
NISA has announced their release of If Her Flag Breaks in a BLURAY Premium Edition and we now have it up for pre-order on the store site:

If Her Flag Breaks Complete Collection BLURAY Boxed Set (Premium Edition)

This premium edition includes eps #1-13 on BluRay format, a hardcover artbook (full color, 64pg) with character art, sketches, behind-the-scenes manga, and interviews with the cast and crew. Disk extra's include clean opening and endings, character trailers, commercial bumps and Japanese commercials.

For a limited time, we're offering this set in pre-order for the special RACS price of only $48.98 ($64.98 MSRP) so reserve your copy today!

Release date is set for November 3rd.

Synopsis: Sota Hatate is a new student at Hatagaya School. His cold and impersonal manner draws the attention of Nanami Knight Bladefield, a princess of a European nation, and she confronts him about it. He reveals that he is the only survivor of the sinking of the cruise ship Premium Ambriel. On that tragic day he received a special power from a mysterious stranger: the power to see people’s fates in the form of flags sprouting from their heads. Some flags are simple things like “friendship” flags, but others are more ominous, like “death” flags. Over the next few days, more and more classmates and friends are drawn to him and live with him at the Quest Dorm, and Sota must occasionally use his powers to alter their fates. He and his new friends and dormmates get up to all kinds of fun adventures. However, he eventually discovers that there is more to his power, and the world itself, than he realized...

Thursday, July 23, 2015

New Releases From Viz, NISA, AniPlex, Discotek, & Pony Canyon Up for Pre-Order!

We have a few new release announcements this week from Viz, NISA, AniPlex, Discotek, and Pony Canyon. The following upcoming releases are now available for pre-order from RACS:

Viz:
The Last: Naruto the Movie DVD/BD Combo Set - Oct 6
The Last: Naruto the Movie DVD - Oct 6
Sailor Moon R (Season 2) TV Series BD/DVD Combo Set 2 (Eps #69-89) - Oct 27
Sailor Moon R (Season 2) TV Series DVD Set 2 (Eps #69-89) - Oct 27

NIS America:
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 3 DVD/BD Collection (Standard Edition) - Aug 4
Daily Lives of High School Boys Complete Collection BLURAY Set (Standard Edition) - Aug 4

AniPlex:
Fate / Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works TV Series Season 1 DVD - Aug 25
Fate / Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works TV Series Season 1 BLURAY (Limited Edition) - Aug 25

Discotek:
Robot Carnival DVD - Sep 1

Pony Canyon:
ETOTAMA Collector's Edition BD/DVD + CD Set - Oct 10

Sailor Moon R LE Set #1 DVD/BD Cover Replacement Program Announced By Viz

Many Sailor Moon R customers, including a good number of those who purchased their sets from RACS, have reported that their copy of the Sailor Moon R Set 1 Limited Edition did not include the reversible disc cover that was supposed to be part of the set.

Viz has addressed the reversible cover issue by partnering with their distributor Warner Brothers Home Entertainment to offer replacement covers to any customer who requests them.


If your copy of the Sailor Moon R Set 1 Limited Edition did not include a reversible cover, a replacement cover can be provided to you directly from Warner Brothers Home Entertainment at no charge. Simply call WHV at their toll free number of 1-800-553-6937 and tell them you would like a replacement cover for your Sailor Moon R set. They will ask for your name, mailing address, and telephone number so they can mail you a replacement cover once they are available.

We're not sure how long it will take for your new cover to arrive, but at least Viz has addressed the issue and made new covers available to anyone who asks without a great deal of hassle.

Let us know if you have any questions.


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Section 23's November 2015 Anime Releases - Now Available for Pre-Order!

Section 23 has sent over their November 2015 Anime release schedule and we now have them up on the store site for pre-order!

GLASSLIP Complete Collection DVD (Eps #1-13) - Nov 3
GLASSLIP Complete Collection BLURAY (Eps #1-13) - Nov 3
He Is My Master Complete Collection DVD (Sentai Selects) - Nov 3
Hidamari Sketch (Season 4) X Honeycomb Complete Collection DVD - Nov 3
Blue Spring Ride Complete Collection DVD (Eps#1-12) - Nov 10
Blue Spring Ride Complete Collection BLURAY (Eps#1-12) - Nov 10
La Corda d'Oro (Season 2) Blue Sky DVD (Eps #1-12) - Nov 10
La Corda d'Oro (Season 2) Blue Sky BLURAY (Eps #1-12) - Nov 10
Gatchaman ~ The Movie DVD - Nov 17
Gatchaman ~ The Movie BLURAY - Nov 17
Invaders of the Rokujyoma!? Complete Collection DVD - Nov 17
Invaders of the Rokujyoma!? Complete Collection BLURAY - Nov 17
Angelic Layer Complete Collection DVD (Sentai Selects) - Nov 24
DRAMAtical Murder Complete Collection DVD (Eps #1-13) - Nov 24
DRAMAtical Murder Complete Collection BLURAY (Es #1-13) - Nov 24

DRAMAtical Murder gets a dub this month and I'm so pleased they are bringing Angelic Layer back out I'm beside myself! Sweet!



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

Funimation has sent over their October 2015 Anime release schedule today and we now have them up on the store site for pre-order!

Here's what's coming:

Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero Complete Collection DVD Set (S.A.V.E. Edition) - Oct 6
Fairy Tail (Box #17) DVD/BD Combo Set (Eps #188-199) - Oct 6
Ghost In The Shell : Arise Borders 3 & 4 Edition DVD/BD Combo - Oct 13
One Piece Season 7 Part 3 DVD Boxed Set (Uncut) (Eps #410-421) - Oct 27
Dance in the Vampire Bund Complete Collection DVD Set (S.A.V.E. Edition) - Oct 27

Friday, July 17, 2015

Anime Unboxing - Authority Style!

From our friend the Authority over at Friday Night Figures:


We love these guys! :-)

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

NIS Announces The Pilot's Love Song Complete BD Premium Edition!

NISA has announced their release of The Pilot's Love Song in a BLURAY Premium Edition and we now have it up for pre-order on the store site:

Pilot's Love Song Complete Collection BLURAY Boxed Set (Eps #1-13) (Premium Edition)

This Premium Edition includes a hardcover art book (full color, 64 pages) with character commentary, episode commentary, timeline of events, glossary of show terminology, plane commentary, and interviews with the Director and the original author. Content extra's include clean opening and endings, plus extended episode previews.

For a limited time, we're offering this set in pre-order for the special RACS price of only $48.98 ($64.98 MSRP) so reserve your copy today!

Release date is set for September 22nd.

Synopsis: Kal-el Albus and his sister Ariel are preparing to attend the Flight Division of Cadaques Military High School, located on the floating island of Isla. Backed by the Balsteros Republic, the Kingdom of Qi, and the Benares Empire, the people aboard Isla will be embarking on a voyage to search for the fabled “End of the Sky.” Over the course of this voyage, Kal-el forges new friendships with his fellow cadets and even falls in love with a young woman named Claire Cruz. But Kal-el has other reasons for being on Isla, for he is none other than Karl La Hire, the former crown prince of the Balsteros Empire who lost his family and title six years ago in the Wind Revolution led by the Wind Priestess, Nina Viento. Knowing that Nina Viento is aboard Isla, Kal-el prepares to exact his revenge upon her, but a surprise attack by the fierce Sky Clan puts this plan on hold. Though Kal-el and his fellow cadets take to the skies to fight for love, the horrors of war start to take their toll as true identities are revealed, loyalties are tested, and the bonds of love and friendship begin to waver.


Fullmetal Alchemist BLURAY Complete Collections - Now Available for Pre-Order!


Funimation has sent over the sheets on the three Fullmetal Alchemist BD Complete Collections that they announced at Anime Expo for September, and we now have them up on the store site for pre-order:

Fullmetal Alchemist Complete Collection BLURAY Boxed Set (Standard Edition) - Sep 15
Fullmetal Alchemist Complete Collection BLURAY Boxed Set (Limited Edition) - Sep 15
Fullmetal Alchemist Complete Collection BLURAY Boxed Set (Collectors Edition) - Sep 15

BluRay Standard Edition: with all 51 episodes and a selection of special on-disc features enclosed in collectible packaging

BluRay Limited Edition: with the full series, a collectible art book and art cards in specialty packaging

BluRay Collector's Edition: includes the full series, art cards and collector’s prints, specialty packing including an Alchemy Tome and Briefcase, and a collectible art book with the best images from the series


Synopsis: An essential addition to any anime collection, Fullmetal Alchemist recounts the compelling story of the Elric brothers: Two young alchemists who sacrificed innocence and flesh when they ignored the laws of Alchemy in an attempt to resurrect their mother. The horrors they recklessly unleash mark the beginning of an adventure that leads an unforgettable cast of characters from darkness to light and back again.

In an era of war and corruption, State Alchemist Edward Elric and his brother Alphonse desperately search for the Philosopher’s Stone. The legendary artifact is their last hope to restore what they’ve lost – but how far will they go to get it? From the ashes of their childhood, Edward and Alphonse quickly rise to fame within the ranks of the military, realizing along the way that the power to create is only ever a breath away from the power to destroy. And whether they’re up against monsters, madmen, or military officials, the bond these brothers share will be the greatest weapon they have in the fight for their lives.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Section 23's October 2015 Anime Releases - Now Available for Pre-Order!

Section 23 has sent over their October 2015 Anime release schedule and we now have them up on the store site for pre-order!

Here's what's coming:

Brynhildr in the Darkness Complete Collection DVD - Oct 6
Brynhildr in the Darkness Complete Collection BLURAY - Oct 6
Sasami-san@Ganbaranai Complete Collection BLURAY (Eps #1-12) - Oct 6
The World is Still Beautiful Complete Collection DVD - Oct 6
The World is Still Beautiful Complete Collection BLURAY - Oct 6
Beyond the Boundary Complete Collection DVD - Oct 13
Beyond the Boundary Complete Collection BLURAY - Oct 13
Beyond the Boundary Complete DVD/BD Combo Set (Collectors Edition) - Oct 13
Samurai Jam ~ Bakumatsu Rock Complete Collection DVD - Oct 13
Samurai Jam ~ Bakumatsu Rock Complete Collection BLURAY - Oct 13
Hayate the Combat Butler Season 2 Complete Collection DVD - Oct 20
Hayate the Combat Butler Season 2 Complete Collection BLURAY - Oct 20
Space Brothers Collection 5 DVD (Eps #52-64) - Oct 20
Space Brothers Collection 5 BLURAY (Eps #52-64) - Oct 20
Black Bullet Complete Collection DVD - Oct 27
Black Bullet Complete Collection BLURAY - Oct 27
Blade & Soul Complete Collection DVD - Oct 27
Blade & Soul Complete Collection BLURAY - Oct 27

Sentai really came through getting the second season of Hayate out. They are one of the few companies out there that still actually listen to the fan base rather than just pretending to. Also, I want to note that the Beyond the Boundry Collectors Edition includes Episode "0" and will have other extra's that will be announced shortly.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

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

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

One Piece Season 7 Part 2 DVD Boxed Set (Uncut) (Eps #397-409) - Sep 1
Full Metal Panic Season 1 Complete Collection DVD/BD Combo Set (Classic) - Sep 15
Full Metal Panic FUMOFFU Complete Collection DVD/BD Combo Set (Classic) - Sep 15
Peacemaker Kurogane Complete Collection DVD Boxed Set (Classics Collection) - Sep 15
Selector Infected WIXOSS Complete Series DVD/BD Combo Set (Limited Edition) - Sep 22
Selector Infected WIXOSS Complete Series DVD/BD Combo Set (Standard Edition) - Sep 22
Space Dandy Season 2 Collection DVD/BD Combo Set - Sep 22
Tokyo Ghoul Complete Season DVD/BD Combo Set (Limited Edition) - Sep 22
Tokyo Ghoul Complete Season DVD/BD Combo Set (Standard Edition) - Sep 22
Tokyo Ghoul Complete Season DVD/BD Combo Set (Collectors Edition) - Sep 22
Free! Eternal Summer (Season 2) DVD/BD Combo Set (Limited Edition) - Sep 29
Free! Eternal Summer (Season 2) DVD/BD Combo Set (Standard Edition) - Sep 29

The Tokyo Ghoul Collector's Edition box follows the stages of Kaneki's metamorphosis. A specialty print overlay reveals Kaneki's hybrid form. Contents include: Blu-ray/DVD combo, an exclusive art book, and additional blood red box filled with other collectible items. MSRP is $129.98 but we are offering it for a short period of time in pre-order for only $76.98!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

September Releases From Viz - Now Up for Pre-Order!

We've got a couple of September release announcements from Viz to share with you today including the next installment of Bleach episodes and the 7th Ranma Special Edition BLURAY boxed set!

Here's what is now available for pre-order at RACS:

Ranma 1/2 DVD Set #7 (Eps #139-161) - Sep 8
Ranma 1/2 BLURAY Set #7 (Eps #139-161) - Sep 8

Bleach DVD Collection #26 Boxed Set (Eps 355-366) (Uncut) - Sep 29


Tuesday, June 09, 2015

NISA Announces Three New Standard Edition Releases for June 23rd!

NIS America has announced 3 new standard edition re-releases streeting June 23rd, and we've got them up on the store site for pre-order.

Here's what's coming:

Nyaruko: Crawling with Love! First Season BLURAY Set (Standard Edition)
Wagnaria!! Season 2 Complete Collection DVD Boxed Set (Standard Edition)
Yuruyuri: Happy Go Lily Season 1 Complete Collection BLURAY Set (Standard Edition)

We still have some of the Premium Editions of these titles left in stock, but those will no longer be repressed and are limited to stock on hand, so if you want one of the premium boxes of any of the above please get your orders in as soon as you can!



Saturday, June 06, 2015

Paper Tigers...



The paper tigers roar at noon;
The sun is hot, the sun is high.
They roar in chorus, not in tune,
Their plaintive, savage hunting cry.

O, when you hear them, stop your ears
And clench your lids and bite your tongue.
The harmless paper tiger bears
Strong fascination for the young.

His forest is the busy street;
His dens the forum and the mart;
He drinks no blood, he tastes no meat:
He riddles and corrupts the heart.

But when the dusk begins to creep
From tree to tree, from door to door,
The jungle tiger wakes from sleep
And utters his authentic roar.

It bursts the night and shakes the stars
Till one breaks blazing from the sky;
Then listen! If to meet it soars
Your heart's reverberating cry,

My child, then put aside your fear:
Unbar the door and walk outside!
The real tiger waits you there;
His golden eyes shall be your guide.

And, should he spare you in his wrath,
The world and all the worlds are yours;
And should he leap the jungle path
And clasp you with his bloody jaws,

Then say, as his divine embrace
Destroys the mortal parts of you:
I too am of that royal race
Who do what we are born to do. 


by Alec Derwent Hope (1907–2000)