Friday, May 31, 2013

Funimation Announces DragonBall Z 'Rock the Dragon' Edition for August

Funimation just sent over a note to let us know they are adding a new special edition release of the original broadcast version of DragonBall Z to the schedule:

DragonBall Z Rock the Dragon Collector's Edition DVD Boxed Set

The box will street on August 20th. MSRP will be $99.98

Release highlights:
• Contains Eps #1-53 + 3 Movies (Dead Zone, the Worlds Strongest, and Tree of Might) on 9 DVD's.
• Each Collector's Edition comes in a hardbound, full color 48 page book; which showcases the characters, history, and tropes that helped elevate Dragon Ball Z to the pop culture phenomenon it is today
• Never before released in a DVD collection - this is deep in the Funimation vault!
• This release includes the original opening theme song "Rock The Dragon"
• The original Canadian voice cast can only be found on this release

We have it up for pre-order now at the special price of only $58.98 for the first 500 orders!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Section 23's September 2013 Releases - Now Available for Pre-Order!

Section 23 has sent over their September 2013 release schedule! We now have it up on the store site for pre-order. Here's what's coming:

AKB0048 Season 1 Complete Collection DVD (Eps #1-13) - Sep 4
AKB0048 Season 1 Complete Collection BLURAY (Eps #1-13) - Sep 4
Elfen Lied Complete Collection DVD (Eps #1-13 + OVA) - Sep 4
Elfen Lied Complete Collection BLURAY (Eps #1-13 + OVA) - Sep 4
Patlabor TV Series Collection #2 DVD (Eps #13-24) - Sep 10
Patlabor TV Series Collection #2 BLURAY (Eps #13-24) - Sep 10
This Boy Caught a Merman OVA DVD - Sep 10
This Boy Caught a Merman OVA BLURAY - Sep 10
Golgo 13 TV Series Complete Collection DVD Box (Eps #1-50) - Sep 17
Golgo 13 TV Series Complete Collection BLURAY Box (Eps #1-50) - Sep 17
Nyan Koi! Complete Collection DVD Set (Eps #1-12) - Sep 24
Nyan Koi! Complete Collection BLURAY Set (Eps #1-12) - Sep 24
Queen's Blade Rebellion Complete Collection DVD - Sep 24
Queen's Blade Rebellion Complete Collection BLURAY - Sep 24

In addition to the new stuff Elfen Lied is coming back on DVD and BD, Golgo 13 is getting a comprehensive 50 episode boxed set, and Nyan Koi is returning this time on both formats and including a dub!


That Chick from the Bookstore

That's my story and I'm sticking to it...

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Thursday, May 23, 2013


Steven Den Beste has been messing around with creating anims with his Flash tools lately, and some of them are so awesome I had to post one here:

Poor Astraea. Lots more here, here, and here. If he keeps this up he's going to need his own Tumblr! -_^

Section 23 Reschedules Queens Blade Rebellion to September

Just got a note from Section 23 that they are going to need to delay the release date for Queens Blade Rebellion on DVD and BD back a couple more months from July 9th to Sept 24th:

SF-QBR100 Queen's Blade Rebellion Complete Collection DVD - Sep 24
SFB-QBR100 Queen's Blade Rebellion Complete Collection BLURAY - Sep 24

They didn't say why.

Sorry folks, I'm just the messenger.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Street

This is what happens when you grow up on the street...

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

NISA Reduces the Price for Our Home's Fox Deity

NISA sent over a note this afternoon letting us know that as of today they have reduced the price for their standard edition DVD release of Our Home's Fox Deity by 25% to $29.98 MSRP per disk:

Our Home's Fox Deity (Wagaya no Oinarisama) Standard Edition DVD Set #1 (Eps #1-12) NIS-011714

Our Home's Fox Deity (Wagaya no Oinarisama) Standard Edition DVD Set #2 (Eps #13-24) NIS-011721

We have reduced our regular price for the sets accordingly and they will begin shipping at the new lower price today.

Ghost in the Shell: Arise Trailer

Ghost in the Shell Arise (coming in four 50-minute parts) will premiere in Japanese theaters on June 22.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Diary of A Sad Cat

We just don't realize how difficult their lives are...

Thanks to Michelle for sending over!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Imagine Dragons - Radioactive

Welcome to the new age. From their excellent album Night Visions.

Monday, May 06, 2013

Sentai Recalls the Kids on the Slope BD

Sentai Filmworks has issued a recall for the Kids on the Slope Blu-ray Complete Collection (SFB-KOS100) due to eps 11 on the BD set having only MONO audio on the Japanese language track. Opps.

This recall effects the BD version only.

We have put the BD version back on pre-order status and Section 23 says we'll have replacement BD stock in about 2ish weeks. If you purchased and received  a copy of the BD version from RACS prior to the recall and want your set replaced, please just drop us an e-mail and we will setup an exchange for you (no worries, we'll pay the postage both ways) once our replacement stock arrives.

In addition to the exchange set, we'll include a $5 discount coupon that you can use for your next Sentai purchase to cover your time and trouble.

Funimation Consolidating Operations Under New Name Group 1200 Media

Just got the following notice from Funimation:

"Today we are excited to tell you about an important development in the distribution of FUNimation Entertainment and its products. In an effort to emphasize the company's expanding portfolio of entertainment content and products, FUNimation Entertainment will be consolidating its existing divisions under the unified name of Group 1200 Media effective May 18, 2013.

Group 1200 Media is a multifaceted entertainment conglomerate. This production, marketing, and distribution corporation strives tirelessly to accomplish its mission of delivering quality entertainment brands – along with their associated products – across a multitude of genres. Group 1200 Media is committed to continually releasing and developing exciting new properties representative of its diverse background in the entertainment industry."

I talked to our rep down in Houston briefly today. It's a paper reorganization. FUNimation is not being sold and nothing is changing except the name. 'Group 1200 Media' will be the new name for the company and the 'FUNimation' brand will remain as their Anime label. Clearly they have been looking to move beyond just being an Anime company for awhile now, and it's pretty clear they are looking to pursue projects that they did not think would be a fit under the FUNimation brand name

So stand down, it's nothin but a thing. :-)

Sunday, May 05, 2013


This fan made video by MeekaKitty got 4x as many views on YouTube as the official AWOLNATION music video, but I'm not surprised - it's pretty awesome! From the Megalithic Symphony album.

Saturday, May 04, 2013

My Life in One Picture

Seriously. When I started out I really thought that I would make it. I just had no idea how far there was to go...

Thursday, May 02, 2013

What's for Dinner?

Those of us who are married will recognize this conversion as rather routine...

NIS Announces Daily Lives of High School Boys Complete Series Premium Edition!

NIS has sent over the paperwork for their Daily Lives of High School Boys Complete Series Premium Edition, and we now have it up on the store site for pre-order:

 Daily Lives of High School Boys Complete Series BLURAY (Premium Edition)

This premium collection includes a hardcover art book (full color, approx. 30 pages) that contains detailed character bios, school "guidelines" based on the episodes, as well as additional artwork. It also includes a clean opening and ending, Bonus Scenes, Japanese Commercials.

Release date is set for August 6th.

Synopsis: Join Tadakuni, Hidenori and Yoshitake as they undergo the trials and tribulations of life in high school! Each episode presents the boys and their classmates in unique situations that you may or may not have faced in high school yourself! You'll laugh! You'll cry! (But hopefully laugh more.) You'll be astounded by the zany antics of the Sanada High School community