Thursday, July 29, 2010
If you have already purchased the subtitled only Blue Drop release, you can trade it up to the Dubbed release. Here's how:
Just send the old version of Blue Drop:
SF-BD100 Blue Drop Complete Collection DVD Boxed Set (Eps #1-13) (Subtitled Only)
- plus -
US & APO/FPO Customers:
$30 to cover the upgrade (no extra shipping charge)
Canadian & International Customers:
$35 to cover the upgrade & Airmail shipping
If you have already purchased BOTH of the prior subtitled only Ghost Hound releases, you can trade them up to the Dubbed release. Here's how:
Just send in both of your Ghost Hound releases:
SFGH/100 Ghost Hound DVD Collection #1 (Eps #1-11) (Subtitled Only)
SFGH/200 Ghost Hound DVD Collection #2 (Eps #12-22) (Subtitled Only)
- plus -
US & APO/FPO Customers:
$30 (DVD) or $40 (BLURAY) to cover the upgrade (no extra shipping charge)
Canadian & International Customers:
$35 (DVD) or $45 (BLURAY) to cover the upgrade & Airmail shipping
Payment can be made via:
Cash (not recommended but we will accept it)
Credit Card (Visa, MC, Discover, AmEx, or JCB) by providing the following information:
Full Name on Card
CVV Code (3 digit code located on the back of your card)
Send them along with your payment (and name and address) via regular mail to:
Robert's Anime Corner
Attn: S23 Trade Up Program
P.O. Box 4277
Winchester, VA 22604-4277
Please be sure to include the original DVD's, cases, and sleeve art when you send us your trade ins.
Upgrade disk(s) must be received in our warehouse before October 30th, 2010 to be eligible. We'll send out the dubbed sets as soon as they are available. If you have any questions, just drop us an e-mail.
Heat Guy J Complete Collection DVD Boxed Set (Thin-Pak)
So one of the most expensive R1 licenses in history ends up costing you less than $1 per episode. Seems like there is something historic at work here, but I can't seem to put my figure on exactly what it is. Hubris comes in all forms I suppose - and so does deflation... -_^
You can now buy the entire series here at RACS for just $19.98. The sets are in stock now and shipping today at the new price.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Personally, while I'm glad, I think ∀ Gundam should have been released in the R1 around 2003 or 2004. I'm not sure how much of an audience will be left for this show after 12 years - you know, other than me. :-)
Tales of the Abyss (2008 / 26 Eps)
Luke fon Fabre, the spoiled son of a noble from the kingdom of Kimlasca-Lavaldear, has been confined inside his father's mansion ever since he was kidnapped seven years ago by a rival country, the Malkuth Empire. Now Luke's memory of the life he led before is missing, and a strange voice, which only he can hear, has been calling out to him ever since. One day while training with his mentor, Van Grants, a strange woman called Tear breaks into the mansion with the sole intent of taking Van's life. During the struggle Luke is transported far from home, along with Tear, and now that Luke has finally gained the freedom he's been dreaming of, what awaits him in the outside world will shatter everything he's ever known about himself.
Turn A Gundam (1999 / 50 Eps)
The year is Correct Century 2345. The civilization of Earth is at about the level it was during World War I. Long ago, humanity traveled through space, but the people of Earth have long forgotten about that. However, an advanced civilization still exists in cities on the moon, and now this Moonrace, in desperate need of resources, sets its sights back on its home planet. Three Moonrace teenagers, Loran Cehack, Keith Laijie, and Fran Doll, are sent to make sure that a return is even feasible, and are followed two years later by the invading Dianna Counter forces. Now, five thousand years after humanity first traveled into space, a new war is brewing between the Earthlings defending their homes, the Moonrace looking to settle on Earth, and other members of the Moonrace who believe a return to Earth may revive a nightmare from humanity's forgotten past...
Monday, July 26, 2010
Gundam 00 Season 2, Vol #3 DVD (Eps #14-19)
Gundam 00 Season 2, Vol #3 DVD Special Edition (Eps #14-19)
Yep, that's it. Don't blame me, I'm just the messenger.
In addition to these, Bandai has also moved the released date for the Haruhi Season 2 boxed set back a month to September 14th:
Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Season 2 Collection DVD Boxed Set + Bonus CD!
Good grief folks, every major US studio came away from AX suddenly hell bent to take the rest of their remaining unreleased Summer 'A' list and push them out into the fall. See here, and here, and here! What did they see there that has them so spooked? What the heck is going on!?
Friday, July 23, 2010
Section 23 October Releases
Canaan Complete Collection DVD Boxed Set (Eps #1-13)
Canaan Complete Collection DVD Boxed Set (Eps #1-13) (BLURAY)
Kimikiss Pure Rouge DVD Collection #1 (Eps #1-13)
Tytania Collection #2 DVD Boxed Set (Eps #14-26)
Tears to Tiara DVD Complete Collection (Eps #1-26) (Bilingual)
Tears to Tiara DVD Complete Collection (Eps #1-26) (Bilingual) (BLURAY)
Media Blasters October Releases
Queen's Blade Complete Collection DVD Boxed Set (Eps #1-12)
Queen's Blade Complete Collection DVD Boxed Set (Eps #1-12) (BLURAY)
Persona ~ Trinity Soul ~ Collection #2 Premium Edition DVD Boxed Set (Eps #14-26)
Toradora! Collection 2 Premium Edition DVD Boxed Set (Eps #14-26)
A new official date has not been set, but we'll update the products pages as soon as NIS gives us an update.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
These teasers are posted without comment on the apparent discrepancy in the size of Ms. Natsuna's breasts.
Movie will release in Japan next year.
It's never a dull moment, that's for sure... :-)
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Ikki Tousen Dragon Destiny, Vol #3, Sousou's Ambition (Eps #9-12) - Jun 29 to Aug 31
Ikki Tousen Dragon Destiny Complete Collection DVD Boxed Set(Eps #1-12) - Aug 3 to Aug 31
Queen's Blade: Wandering Warrior, Vol #2, The Beaten Path DVD (Eps #5-8) - Jul 27 to Sep 7
Queen's Blade: The Exiled Virgin, Vol #3, Journey's End DVD (Eps #9-12) - Sep 28 to Oct 26
Queen's Blade Complete Collection DVD Boxed Set (Eps #1-12) - Oct 5 to Oct 26
Queen's Blade Complete Collection DVD Boxed Set (Eps #1-12) (BLURAY) - Oct 19 to Oct 26
Rayearth Season 2 DVD Boxed Set (Eps #21-49) (Remastered) - Jul 27 to Sep 7
Obviously a lot of you have been waiting patiently for DD#3, and there are also a few folks who have orders holding for QB #2 which was originally due out next Tuesday. If any of you need to make a change to an existing order, just drop us a line and we'll take care of it.
To take advantage of our FREE shipping offer, just select our 'Super Saver' shipping option when placing your order, and use the following coupon code during checkout:
Restrictions are as follows:
1) Applies only to our 'Super Saver' shipping option. Can be used for any new order placed between now and Midnight, July 22nd.
2) Order must be for IN STOCK ITEMS ONLY. If using this offer, please place a seperate order for any pre-order items or other product not yet released.
3) Order MUST SHIP to a US Street Address, PO Box, or valid APO/FPO address. Offer void outside the US, however, for our Canadian Customers who wish to place an 'in stock' order (during the same time period) over $150, they can also take advantage of free economy shipping by selecting our 'Canadian Airmail' shipping option and using the coupon code FREESHIPCA.
Note: Valid for new orders only. Coupon codes expires at midnight EST on July 22nd so get your orders in ASAP!
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Region coding for Anime BD's is even stranger, because North America shares the same region as Japan, so coding will not prevent re-imports which is always a major concern to the Japanese. Most current North American Anime BD releases are Region Free - except those from Funimation, and since we've recently gotten a few requests we have gone ahead and added BD Region Code info to the item pages for all of Funi's current BD releases.
So every one understands, BD Disk region coding divides the world into 3 regions:
A) Region A (that's us) includes most North, Central and South American and Southeast Asian countries plus Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong
B) Region B includes most European, African and southwest Asian countries plus Australia and New Zealand.
C) Region C contains the remaining central and south Asian countries, as well as China and Russia.
For your reference, here is a complete list of all Funi's current BD releases along with region coding information:
Burst Angel (Bakuretsu Tenshi) Complete DVD Boxed Set (Thin-Pak) (Viridian Collection) - $49.98 to $39.98
Burst Angel (Bakuretsu Tenshi) Complete TV Series + OVA Boxed Set [BluRay] - $79.98 to $44.9
Jyu-Oh-Sei (Planet of the Beast King) Complete DVD Boxed Set (S.A.V.E. Edition) - $44.98 to $29.98
In addition to the price changes there are also a couple of minor delays:
Moved from Aug 31st to Sep 7th:
Full Metal Panic Season 1 Complete Collection DVD Boxed Set (Remastered)
Full Metal Panic Season 1 Complete Collection DVD Boxed Set (BLURAY) (Remastered)
Moved from Sep 28th to Oct 12th:
Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings Complete Collection DVD Boxed Set (Eps #1-12)
Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings Complete Collection DVD Boxed Set (Eps #1-12) (BLURAY)
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Some pictures of the devastation have started to surface:
Now we are all just waiting for the Federal Government to declare a disaster and start shoveling in Billions of taxpayer funded financial assistance...
Friday, July 16, 2010
Bamboo Blade TV Series Complete Collection DVD Boxed Set (Eps #1-24)
Birdythe Mighty: Decode Part 1 DVD Box
Fullmetal Alchemist Season #2 DVD Boxed Set (Eps #26-51) (Viridian Collection)
Hetalia (Axis Powers) Season 2 DVD Set
Jinki Extend Complete Collection DVD Boxed Set (S.A.V.E. Edition)
Kurau Phantom Memory Complete Collection DVD Boxed Set (S.A.V.E. Edition)
Linebarrels of Iron Collection #2 DVD Boxed Set (Eps #13-24)
Linebarrels of Iron OVA DVD
One Piece Season 3 Part 3 DVD Boxed Set (Eps #166-178) (Uncut)
Pani Poni Dash! Complete Collection DVD Boxed Set (S.A.V.E. Edition)
Tokyo Majin Complete Collection DVD Boxed Set (Eps #1-26) (S.A.V.E. Edition)
Trigun Complete Collection DVD Boxed Set (Eps #1-26)
Welcome to NHK Complete Collection DVD Boxed Set (Eps #1-24) (S.A.V.E. Edition)
Case and point, one Mr. Stan Cox.
And here while I'm worrying over squeezing every ounce of efficiency from the A/C units at both my home and our warehouse, Mr. Cox thinks the better choice would be to do away with them altogether. Unbelievable.
For the record we air condition and dehumidify our entire warehouse. Not just the office space folks, but the entire thing. Why? Because if manga aren't kept cool and dry the pages will curl and their glued bindings will just fall apart. DVD's exposed to really hot temperatures end up with wrinkled covers and sticky shrink wrap. And don't even ask what happens to figures when their packaging gets exposed to high humidity for long periods of time. We climate control the whole warehouse to make sure your products get to you in 100% perfect condition, even if they end up in our warehouse for awhile first.
Hmmm, I wonder if 'Brand X' does that?
Monday, July 12, 2010
Initial D Fourth Stage, DVD Collection Part #1 Boxed Set (Eps #1-12)
Initial D Fourth Stage, DVD Collection Part #2 Boxed Set (Eps #13-24)
We reduced our regular price on both to just $34.98 and they are both in stock and shipping now at the new price.
In addition to this, Funi has also reduced the price for the upcoming re-issue of the Initial D season 1 set (streeting Sept 21st) from $39.98 to $29.98, and we've lowered the pre-order price to just $21.98:
Initial D First Stage Season 1 Part 1 DVD Boxed Set (Eps #1-13)
All existing pre-orders will automatically be adjusted to the new, lower price for this set. :-)
Friday, July 09, 2010
Hint: That's us at the top. Have a nice weekend! :-)
Update: You can also look forward to stupidity like this. I think if this and the new Internet sales tax goes through, and they actually allow the investment and capital gains tax rates to increase (for which even 20% is WAY too high), a lot of us are going to think about tapping out. Who is John Galt?
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
51 Ways to Save Her
Sakura Hime Kaden: The Legend of Princess Sakura
Gakuen Heaven Shichijo Sweet Sweet Darling
Hekikai no AiON
The Secret Notes of Lady Kanoko (Warau Kanoko-sama)
You and Me
Boku no Shiru Anata no Hanashi
Border - Kazuma Kodaka
Countdown 7 Days
Demon City Shinjuku [Novel]
Houou Gakuen Misoragumi
Kusatta Kyo Shino Houteishiki
Sabaku no Oujisama
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
First lets start with Funimation, who announced:
Trigun: Badlands Rumble
Black Lagoon: Roberta’s Blood Trail
Darker Than Black Season 2
Shakugan no Shana Season 2
Hellsing Ultimate Vol # 5-7
Toaru Majutsu no Index (A Certain Index of Prohibited Books)
Toaru Kagaku no Rerugan (A Certain Scientific Railgun)
Keep in mind these are ALL 2011 titles. Trigun: Badlands Rumble will get a limited US theatrical release before it goes out on DVD. All of these are important titles for US release, especially Railgun. And thank God they are finally going to finish Hellsing Ultimate.
Funi also picked up another batch of former Geneon releases including Ai Yori Aoshi, Armitage III, Haibane Renmei, Hellsing TV anime, Serial Experiments Lain, Tenchi in Tokyo, Tenchi Muyo!, Tenchi Universe, and Texhnolyze. All good choices.
Sadly, Funi also announced that they have NOT picked up the license for Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance. I know this is going to disappoint a lot of people (including me). Word on the street has it that the asking price for the series was the highest price EVER for an R1 license, and I think the huge success the title has seen on BD in Japan worked against it's R1 prospects. Maybe later on.
Funi wasn't the only company busy at the show!
Section 23 announced:
Highschool of the Dead
Nozomi picked up:
Revolutionary Girl Utena TV and Movie
Viz picked up:
Nurarihyon no Mago (Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan)
And last, but certainly not least, the biggest announcement of the show (IMHO) came from Bandai, who has picked up:
Bandai said the current contract is only for the first season, and also said they have not decided if it will be DVD, BD, or both and did not know if it will be dubbed, and if so, who the dub cast would be. In other words, they have the show, but don't know much else at this point. Stay tuned.
Thursday, July 01, 2010
To save 5% off any order (no minimum) just use the following coupon during checkout:
To save 10% off any order totaling over $250 just use the following coupon during checkout:
Be sure to take advantage of this great opportunity to load up on some of the Anime stuff you've been wanting! US customers can combine this offer with our super saver shipping option to save even more scratch on your favorite in stock Anime series, Manga, Figure, or Character Items!
Note: Valid for new orders only. Coupon codes expires at midnight EST on July 6th so get your orders in ASAP!
Hey, we need the break! :-)
Have a great holiday weekend everyone!
Amaha Collection: Dancing Girl Nile (Adult Version) 1/6 Scale PVC Statue
Bakemonogatari: Hitagi Senjougahara 1/8 Scale PVC Figure
Black Lagoon: Balalakia 1/6 Scale Polyresin Statue
Black Rock Shooter Animation Version 1/8 Scale PVC Figure
Chichinoe+ Infinity: Pin Up Lady Hibiki (Black Version) 1/5 Scale PVC Figure
Creator's Labo #025: Rei Ayanami Evangelion Version #2 1/7 Scale PVC Figure
Creator's Labo #027: Tsukasa Bullet Heat Blade 1/7 Scale PVC Figure
Creator's Collection: Collet 'Bad Santa' 1/6 Scale PVC Figure
Creator's Collection: Collet 'Little Devil' 1/6 Scale PVC Figure
Evangelion 2.0: Asuka Langley Shunya Yamashita 1/6 Scale PVC Figure
K-On! Tsumugi Kototbuki 1/8 Scale PVC Figure
Shining Wind: Xecty (Swimsuit) 1/7 Scale PVC Figure
Shining Wind: Clalaclan (Swimsuit) 1/7 Scale PVC Figure
Sweet Body: Rider 1/7 Scale PVC Figure
In response to this, NIS has posted the following statement on their website:
Dear NIS America fans and customers,
Thank you very much for purchasing our first anime titles, Toradora! and PERSONA.
Toradora! and PERSONA - trinity soul - Volume 1 Premium Edition are our first anime releases, and we have taken great care during each step of the localization and manufacturing process to create a product that we are proud to bring to our customers. We hope you enjoy this product as much as we enjoyed creating it for you.
Despite our efforts, some of our fans have pointed out some issues with the video quality and after carefully reviewing and considering these issues, we agree that there is room for improvement. Because customer satisfaction is of the highest importance to us, we have decided to re-master the discs and send the revised discs free of charge to those customers who would like one. Please note that there are limited quantities of the "Premium" Edition with no current plans for re-manufacturing, so they can only be purchased while quantities last. It might take a while to correct the disc issues and arrange for the replacements to be sent out, so we greatly appreciate your patience and understanding regarding this matter.
To make the process of distributing the new discs faster and easier, we have prepared an anime disc request form. Please fill out the form below to receive the revised discs. We will notify you via email when we begin shipping these discs out, and we will also be updating the status of re-mastering the discs on our anime site.
The reported problems appear as interlacing and aliasing artifacts, although some home video setups minimize the appearance of these artifacts.
Anyone who has purchased (or makes a future purchase of) one or both of these sets and wants the get in the que for the free remastered replacement DVD's can fill out their online form located here.
We reduced our regular price on both to $14.98 and they are in stock and shipping now at the new price.
Funimation also informed us that they have discontinued all iterations of Elemental Gelade. We still have a few of the Thin-Paks left in stock, and we will take the item page down once that inventory is exhausted.