Friday, February 26, 2021

Temporary Credit Card Processing Issues on the RACS Store Site

[14:34 EST] Just a quick FYI to everyone, the FDC merchant processing platform is having some problems this afternoon after they implemented the RappidConnect system in Nashville earlier today. So if you are getting a CC network authorization error during checkout, this is why. It's not a problem on our end or with you, it's a remote problem with merchant services (Visa/Mastercard), and has been developing since about 8:15am this morning.

 
If you run into this problem, and cannot get your order to go thru, just input your credit card info and select a not credit card card payment method, like money order, and the store will pass your order without obtaining an authorization. Then we will do it manually on our end once the system is back up.

I apologize for any trouble this causes anyone trying to place an order on our store. They are working on the problem and hope to have everything cleared up shortly.

-Bob (aka Robert)

 [15:42 EST] We have temporarily disabled automated authorizations on the store site, so you should be able to place an order on the RACS store site normally. We will reinstate authorizations at the time of order once FDC in Nashville is fully up and running again.

[18:58 EST] Issues looks the be resolved.

Upcoming Anime Releases from Eastern Star, Sentai, Funimation, Shout Factory and More! - Now Up for Pre-Order!

We've just posted upcoming Anime Releases from Eastern Star, Sentai, Funimation, Shout Factory and More for pre-order! Here's what's coming:

Eastern Star

Lupin The 3rd : The Elusiveness of the Fog BLURAY - Apr 27
Lady Oscar : The Rose of Versailles Collection 1 BLURAY - Apr 27
Mon Colle Knights BLURAY - Apr 27
Saint Seiya Classic Movie Collection BLURAY - Apr 27
S-CRY-ed TV Series BLURAY - Apr 27

Funimation

Infinite Dendrogram DVD/BD Combo Set (Limited Edition) - May 11
Infinite Dendrogram BLURAY - May 11
One Piece Collection #25 DVD Boxed Set (Uncut) (Eps #588-614) - May 11
One Piece Season 11 Part 2 DVD Boxed Set (Uncut) (Eps # 642-654) - May 11
Cannon Busters DVD/BD Combo Set (Limited Edition) - May 18
Cannon Busters BLURAY - May 18
Nekopara BLURAY - May 18
Sakura Wars the Animation BLURAY - May 18
NEW GAME! Complete Series BLURAY (Essentials) - May 25

Sentai

GATE BLURAY (Re-Release) - May 4
7 Seeds Part 2 BLURAY - May 11
Babylon BLURAY - May 11
Karakuri Circus BLURAY - May 18
Ahiru No Sora Collection 2 (Eps #25-50) BLURAY - May 25
Ahiru No Sora Compete Collection Premium Boxed Set BLURAY - May 25
BAKI Complete Collection BLURAY - May 25

Shout Factory

Legend of Hei DVD/BD Combo Set - May 11

NIS America

Toradora! Standard Edition Bilingual BLURAY #2 (Eps #14-25+OVA) - Mar 16

Adult Source Media

Family Time DVD (Adult) - Mar 9 

Upcoming Manga Added to the Store for Pre-order! - Week of February 23rd

We've added another set of upcoming manga to the store site for pre-order!

Here's what's coming:

An Incurable Case of Love , Vol #7, Graphic Novel - Apr 6
Chainsaw Man , Vol #4, Graphic Novel - Apr 6
Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba , Vol #21, Graphic Novel - Apr 6
Dr. STONE , Vol #16, Graphic Novel - Apr 6
Jujutsu Kaisen , Vol #9, Graphic Novel - Apr 6
My Hero Academia , Vol #27, Graphic Novel - Apr 6
Natsume's Book of Friends , Vol #25, Graphic Novel - Apr 6
One Piece, Vol #96, Graphic Novel - Apr 6
We Never Learn , Vol #15, Graphic Novel - Apr 6
Yona of the Dawn , Vol #29, Graphic Novel - Apr 6
Call of the Night , Vol #1, Graphic Novel - Apr 13
Candy Color Paradox , Vol #5, Graphic Novel - Apr 13
Case Closed, Vol #78, Graphic Novel - Apr 13
Komi Can't Communicate , Vol #12, Graphic Novel - Apr 13
Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle , Vol #14, Graphic Novel - Apr 13
Witchcraft Works , Part #15, Graphic Novel - Apr 13
World's Greatest First Love , Vol #14, Graphic Novel (Adult) - Apr 13
After-School Hanako-kun , Graphic Novel - Apr 20
Asadora! , Vol #2, Graphic Novel - Apr 20
Blue Flag , Vol #7, Graphic Novel - Apr 20
Bofuri I Don't Want to Get Hurt So I'll Max Out My Defense , Vol #1, Graphic Novel - Apr 20
Golden Kamuy , Vol #21, Graphic Novel - Apr 20
Hard-Boiled Stories From the Cat Bar , Vol #1, Graphic Novel - Apr 20
I Was a Bottom-Tier Bureaucrat for 1,500 Years and the Demon King Made Me a Minister , Vol #1, Graphic Novel - Apr 20
I'm the Catlords Manservant , Vol #1, Graphic Novel - Apr 20
I'm the Hero But the Demon Lord's Also Me , Vol #1, Graphic Novel - Apr 20
If the RPG World Had Social Media , Vol #1, Graphic Novel - Apr 20
Lovesickness : Junji Ito Story Collection , Graphic Novel (Hard Cover) - Apr 20
Ultraman , Vol #15, Graphic Novel - Apr 20
Uncle From Another World , Vol #1, Graphic Novel - Apr 20
Your Turn to Die Majority Vote Death Game , Vol #1, Graphic Novel - Apr 20
Treasure of the King and the Cat , Graphic Novel - May 4
Ossan Idol?! Even at 36, It's Never Too Late! , Vol #3, Graphic Novel - May 11
Gentle Noble's Vacation Recommendation , Vol #3, Graphic Novel - Jun 8
Like Two Peas in a Pod , Graphic Novel - Jun 8
Monogatari Series Final Season Limited Edition Box Set [Novel] - Jun 29

DATE CHANGES:

WAS - Feb 23, 2021
A Certain Magical Index SS , Vol #2, [Novel] - Mar 2
I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years , Vol #5, Graphic Novel - Mar 9
Love and Heart , Vol #1, Graphic Novel - Mar 30

WAS - Mar 2, 2021
Bleach Can't Fear Your Own World , Vol #3, [Novel] - Apr 6
Chasing After Aoi Koshiba . Vol #1, Graphic Novel - Mar 23
Edens Zero , Vol #11, Graphic Novel - May 4
Fire Force , Vol #22, Graphic Novel - Mar 23
Orient , Vol #2, Graphic Novel - Apr 6

WAS - Mar 16, 2021
Sweat and Soap , Vol #6, Graphic Novel - Apr 6

WAS - TBD:
Gantz Omnibus #6 (Vol #16-18) Graphic Novel - May 11

Friday, February 19, 2021

Upcoming Anime Releases from Viz, Media Blasters, and Nozomi - Now Up for Pre-Order!

We've just posted upcoming Anime Releases from Viz, Media Blasters, and Nozomi for pre-order! Here's what's coming: 

 Viz Video

Bleach Collection #10 BLURAY (Eps #252-279) - May 4
Naruto Set 3 BLURAY (Eps #56-82) - May 11
Inu Yasha Set 5 BLURAY - May 18
Boruto Naruto Next Generations Set 9 BLURAY (Eps #106-119) - May 25

Media Blasters

Gakuen Heaven BLURAY - Apr 6
Vampire Pink BLURAY (Adult) - Apr 6

Nozomi

Emma : A Victorian Romance Season 1 BLURAY - May 4

Upcoming Manga Added to the Store for Pre-order! - Week of February 16th

We've added another set of upcoming manga to the store site for pre-order!

Here's what's coming:

Gleipnir , Vol #9, Graphic Novel - Apr 6
A School Frozen in Time , Vol #1, Graphic Novel - Apr 6
Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie , Vol #4, Graphic Novel - Apr 6
Bakemonogatari , Vol #8, Graphic Novel - Apr 13
Cells at Work : Baby , Vol #2, Graphic Novel - Apr 13
Fairy Tail 100 Years Quest , Vol #7, Graphic Novel - Apr 13
Heroic Legend of Arslan, Vol #14, Graphic Novel - Apr 13
A Sign of Affection , Vol #2, Graphic Novel - Apr 13
Sweat and Soap , Vol #7, Graphic Novel - Apr 13
Boarding School Juliet , Vol #15, Graphic Novel - Apr 20
Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card , Vol #9, Graphic Novel - Apr 20
Daily Lives of High School Boys , Vol #5, Graphic Novel - Apr 20
Rent-A-Girlfriend , Vol #6, Graphic Novel - Apr 20
Zo Zo Zombie , Vol #10, Graphic Novel - Apr 20
Attack on Titan , Vol #33, Graphic Novel - Apr 27
Kino's Journey the Beautiful World , Vol #8, Graphic Novel - Apr 27
Star-Crossed!! , Vol #2, Graphic Novel - Apr 27
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Trinity in Tempest , Vol #4, Graphic Novel - Apr 27
Wave Listen to Me , Vol #6, Graphic Novel - Apr 27
Witch and the Beast , Vol #5, Graphic Novel - Apr 27
My Summer of You , Vol #1, The Summer of You , Graphic Novel - May 11
Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs , Vol #14, Graphic Novel - May 25
Blue Period , Vol #4, Graphic Novel - Jun 8
Blade of the Immortal Deluxe Edition #3 (Vol #7-9) Graphic Novel (Hardcover) - Jul 27
10 Dance , Vol #6, Graphic Novel - Sep 28

Date Changes:

WAS - Jan 5, 2021
Jujutsu Kaisen , Vol #0, Graphic Novel - TBD

WAS - Feb 23, 2021
Banished from the Heroes' Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside , Vol #2, [Novel] - Mar 2
Boarding School Juliet , Vol #14, Graphic Novel - Mar 23
Cagaster , Vol #6, Graphic Novel - Jun 1
Combatants Will Be Dispatched , Vol #5, [Novel] - Mar 9
Date A Live , Vol #1, [Novel] - Mar 23
Flying Witch , Vol #9, Graphic Novel - Mar 9
Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji , Vol #3, Graphic Novel (544pgs) - May 24
Happy Sugar Life , Vol #8, Graphic Novel - Mar 9
I Cannot Reach You , Vol #1, Graphic Novel - Mar 9
Reincarnated as a Sword , Vol #5, Graphic Novel - Apr 13
Saichi's Monstrous Appetite , Vol #2, Graphic Novel - Apr 13
Shino Can't Say Her Name , Vol #1, Graphic Novel - Mar 30
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime , Vol #16, Graphic Novel - May 18
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Trinity in Tempest , Vol #3, Graphic Novel - Mar 16
World's End Harem , Vol #10, Graphic Novel - Apr 27
Yuri Is My Job! , Vol #7, Graphic Novel - May 18

WAS - Mar 2, 2021
Knight of the Ice , Vol #6, Graphic Novel - May 4

WAS - Mar 23, 2021
Cagaster , Vol #5, Graphic Novel - Apr 20

WAS - Apr 13, 2021
Battle Angel Alita Mars Chronicle , Vol #7, Graphic Novel - May 25
Vinland Saga , Vol #12, Graphic Novel (Hard Cover) - Oct 5

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Upcoming Figurines Added to the Store for Pre-order - Feb 2021 [PART 1]

We've added PART 1 of our February pre-order slate of upcoming figurines to the store site for pre-order! 

Pre-Order By Feb 25 2021 

Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card : Sakura Kinomoto Rocket Beat Ver 1/7 Scale PVC Figure - Jul 28
Date A Live III : Tohka Yatogami China Dress Ver. 1/7 Scale PVC Figure - May 26
Date A Live : Natsumi DX Ver 1/7 Scale PVC Figure - May 26
Demon Slayer : Nezuko Kamado Nendoroid Action Figure - Aug 25
Demon Slayer : Tanjiro Kamado Nendoroid Action Figure - Aug 25
Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front Babylonia : Lancer/Ereshkigal 1/7 Scale PVC Figure - May 26
Fate/Grand Order : Berserker/Jeanne d'Arc 1/7 Scale PVC Figure - Apr 28
Fate/Grand Order : Saber Altria Pendragon Deluxe Ver. 1/7 Scale PVC Figure - Oct 27
Grisaia: Phantom Trigger : Rena Fukami Swimsuit Ver. 1/6 Scale PVC Figure - Aug 25
Konosuba : Aqua Bare Leg Bunny Ver. 1/4 Scale PVC Figure - Jul 28
Nadia The Secret of Blue Water : Nadia TV 30th Anniversary 1/7 Scale PVC Figure - May 26
Naruto Shippuden : Deidara Nendoroid Action Figure - Aug 25
Naruto Shippuden : Hinata Naruto Gals DX Ver 3 PVC Figure - May 26
NekoPara : Chocola & Vanilla Playful Kitty Ver. PVC Figure Set - Oct 27
Overlord : Albedo Wedding Dress Ver. 1/7 Scale PVC Figure - May 26
Senran Kagura Shinovi Master : Yumi Bikini Style Ver. 1/7 Scale PVC Figure - Apr 28
Tamago no Kimi Illustration : Kitsune Mimi-san 1/5 Scale PVC Figure - Jun 30
To Love-Ru Darkness : Shiromuku Golden Darkness 1/7 Scale PVC Figure - May 26

 


Friday, February 05, 2021

Upcoming Manga Added to the Store for Pre-order! - Week of February 2nd

We've added another set of upcoming manga to the store site for pre-order!

Here's what's coming:

An Archdemon's Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride , Vol #10, [Novel] - Mar 2
I Shall Survive Using Potions! , Vol #4, [Novel] - Mar 2
Infinite Dendrogram , Vol #11, [Novel] - Mar 2
My Next Life as a Villainess All Routes Lead to Doom , Vol #6, [Novel] - Mar 2
Seirei Gensouki : Spirit Chronicles Omnibus 1 [Novel] - Mar 2
Rising of the Shield Hero , Vol #15, Graphic Novel - Mar 16
Berserk of Gluttony , Vol #2, [Novel] - Apr 6
How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom , Vol #11, [Novel] - Apr 6
Nurse Hitomi's Monster Infirmary , Vol #12, Graphic Novel - Apr 6
Arifureta From Commonplace to World's Strongest , Vol #11, [Novel] - Apr 13
Failure Frame : I Became the Strongest and Annihilated Everything With Low-Level Spells , Vol #1, Graphic Novel - Apr 13
Gal Gohan , Vol #7, Graphic Novel - Apr 13
The Girl From the Other Side Siuil, a Run , Vol #10, Graphic Novel - Apr 13
Harukana Receive , Vol #7, Graphic Novel - Apr 13
How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift , Vol #6, Graphic Novel - Apr 13
I Hear the Sunspot , Vol #5, (Limit #3) Graphic Novel - Apr 13
Love Me for Who I Am , Vol #3, Graphic Novel - Apr 13
Magical Girl Special Ops Asuka , Vol #11, Graphic Novel - Apr 13
Muscles are Better Than Magic! , Vol #1, Graphic Novel - Apr 13
My Next Life as a Villainess All Routes Lead to Doom , Vol #5, Graphic Novel - Apr 13
Arifureta From Commonplace to World's Strongest Zero, Vol #4, Graphic Novel - Apr 20
Magika Swordsman and Summoner , Vol #14, Graphic Novel - Apr 20
Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid Kanna's Daily Life , Vol #8, Graphic Novel - Apr 20
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation , Vol #10, [Novel] - Apr 20
PENGUINDRUM , Vol #4, Graphic Novel - Apr 20
Super Sentai Himitsu Sentai Gorenger Omnibus , Graphic Novel (Hardcover) - Apr 20
Superwomen in Love! Honey Trap and Rapid Rabbit , Vol #1, Graphic Novel - Apr 20
Tamamo-chan's a Fox! , Vol #2, Graphic Novel - Apr 20
Alice and Zoroku , Vol #8, Graphic Novel - Apr 27
The Ancient Magus Bride , Vol #14, Graphic Novel - Apr 27
Dai Dark , Vol #1, Graphic Novel - Apr 27
The Demon Girl Next Door , Vol #2, Graphic Novel - Apr 27
How to Build a Dungeon Book of the Demon King , Vol #7 , Graphic Novel - Apr 27
Legend of Dororo and Hyakkimaru , Vol #3, Graphic Novel - Apr 27
My Room is a Dungeon Rest Stop , Vol #4, Graphic Novel - Apr 27
By the Grace of the Gods , Vol #2, Graphic Novel - May 11
Shomin Sample , Vol #15 , Graphic Novel - Jun 1
My Dress-Up Darling , Vol #4, Graphic Novel - Jun 8
Pandora of the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn , Vol #14, Graphic Novel - Jun 22
Suppose A Kid From The Last Dungeon Boonies Moved To A Starter Town , Vol #4, Graphic Novel - Jun 22

DATE CHANGES

WAS - Jan 12, 2021
Ocean of Secrets , Vol #3, Graphic Novel - Mar 16

WAS - Jan 27, 2021
Day I Was Forced to Marry God , Graphic Novel - TBD
Day I Divorced God , Graphic Novel - TBD

WAS - Feb 2, 2021
Haru's Curse , Graphic Novel - Feb 16

WAS - Feb 9, 2021
Alter Ego , Graphic Novel - Feb 23
Ancient Magus' Bride : Wizard's Blue , Vol #2, Graphic Novel - Feb 23
Baby Bear's Bakery , Vol #1, Graphic Novel - May 11
Bakemonogatari , Vol #7, Graphic Novel - Feb 23
Blue Period , Vol #3, Graphic Novel - Mar 9
Die Wergelder , Vol #3, Graphic Novel- Aug 17
Failed Princesses , Vol #3, Graphic Novel - Feb 23
I'm in Love with the Villainess , Vol #2, [Novel] - Feb 23

WAS - Feb 23, 2021
Berserk of Gluttony , Vol #1, Graphic Novel - Mar 2

Friday, January 29, 2021

Upcoming Manga Added to the Store for Pre-order! - Week of January 26th

We've added another set of upcoming manga to the store site for pre-order!

Here's what's coming:

Toilet-bound Hanako-kun , Vol #7, Graphic Novel - Feb 23
Marginal Operation , Vol #5, Graphic Novel - Mar 2
Ascendance of a Bookworm , Part 1 Vol #4, Graphic Novel - Mar 16
86 Eighty Six , Vol #7, [Novel] - Mar 23
86 Eighty Six , Vol #2, Graphic Novel - Mar 23
Bofuri I Don't Want to Get Hurt So I'll Max Out My Defense , Vol #1, [Novel] - Mar 23
Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki , Vol #6, [Novel] - Mar 23
Bungo Stray Dogs , Vol #18, Graphic Novel - Mar 23
Carole and Tuesday , Vol #2, Graphic Novel - Mar 23
The Dirty Way to Destroy the Goddess's Hero , Vol #6, [Novel] - Mar 23
Do You Love Your Mom And Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks? , Vol #4, Graphic Novel - Mar 23
Durarara!!SH , Vol #1, [Novel] - Mar 23
Fiancee of the Wizard , Vol #3, Graphic Novel - Mar 23
Goblin Slayer! , Vol #11 [Novel] - Mar 23
Hazure Skill The Guild Member with a Worthless Skill Is Actually a Legendary Assassin , Vol #1, [Novel] - Mar 23
I Was a Bottom-Tier Bureaucrat for 1,500 Years and the Demon King Made Me a Minister , Vol #1, [Novel] - Mar 23
Kaiju Girl Caramelise , Vol #4, Graphic Novel - Mar 23
Karneval , Vol #11, Graphic Novel (326 pgs) - Mar 23
Last Round Arthurs , Vol #4, [Novel] - Mar 23
Last Round Arthurs , Vol #2, Graphic Novel - Mar 23
Lust Geass , Vol #3, Graphic Novel - Mar 23
Magical Girl Raising Project Vol #11 [Novel] - Mar 23
Rascal Does Not Dream of Siscon Idol [Novel] - Mar 23
Reborn as a Polar Bear , Vol #5, Graphic Novel - Mar 23
Reign Of The Seven Spellblades , Vol #2, [Novel] - Mar 23
So I'm a Spider, So What? , Vol #11, [Novel] - Mar 23
Strawberry Fields Once Again , Vol #2, Graphic Novel - Mar 23
Suppose A Kid From The Last Dungeon Boonies Moved To A Starter Town , Vol #5, [Novel] - Mar 23
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime : The Ways of the Monster Nation , Vol #4, Graphic Novel - Mar 23
Toilet-bound Hanako-kun , Vol #8, Graphic Novel - Mar 23
Unnamed Memory , Vol #2, [Novel] - Mar 23
Vampire and His Pleasant Companions , Vol #2, Graphic Novel - Mar 23
World's Strongest Rearguard: Labyrinth County and Novice Seekers , Vol #5, [Novel] - Mar 23
Yokohama Station SF [Novel] - Mar 23

Date Changes: 

WAS - Feb 2, 2021 

Cells at Work : Baby , Vol #1, Graphic Novel - Feb 23
Ms Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles , Vol #3, Graphic Novel- Apr 20
Naruto : Shikamaru's Story Mourning Clouds [Novel] - Mar 2
Pleasure and Corruption , Vol #4, Graphic Novel - Jun 8
Rent-A-Girlfriend , Vol #5, Graphic Novel - Feb 23
Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie , Vol #3, Graphic Novel - Mar 23
A Sign of Affection , Vol #1, Graphic Novel - Feb 23
Still Sick , Vol #3, Graphic Novel - Feb 23
This Wonderful Season With You , Graphic Novel - Mar 23
Toppu GP , Vol #5, Graphic Novel - Apr 27

WAS - Feb 9, 2021 

Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! , Vol #2, Graphic Novel - Apr 2

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

April 2021 Anime Releases from Sentai - Now Up for Pre-Order!

We've just posted Sentai's April 2021 Anime release slate for pre-order! 

 Here's what's coming:

Elfen Lied BLURAY - Apr 6
Sunday Without God BLURAY - Apr 6
Kids on the Slope BLURAY - Apr 13
Laidbackers BLURAY - Apr 13
Kaiji BLURAY - Apr 20
Assassins Pride Steelbook BLURAY - Apr 27
Hero Mask BLURAY - Apr 27

USPS Shipping Notice - Update

There was some updated information that came out last week regarding the backlog situation at USPS. Higher level officials at several large sorting centers have admitted that there is still a very large backlog of holiday season mail parcels at many post offices, and that they are prioritizing new mail for processing and digging into the December backlogs as time and capacity permits. This means that new parcels shipped via USPS are being delivered more or less on time, with some spotty delays at post offices (like ours) that are still operating at above capacity. Orders that remain unsorted from back in December may take several more weeks to get sorted out and routed for delivery. My guess is that when the shipping crush hit mid-December, post offices and sorting centers dealt with it by just throwing the extra mail into trailers where much of it has stayed since then waiting for sort. So I have to continue to ask folks to be patient for both old and new postal shipments, especially if their tracking is showing no movement for long periods of time at a particular post office or sort facility.

The pandemic has shifted so much purchasing capacity online so quickly that it has created all kinds of logistics issues across the country. I was told by a logistics manager at a big trucking company we work with this week that truck freight is queing across the country and that there are currently 6 trailers of freight for every truck driver. Before the pandemic we were using two primary distribution sources to bring in new manga. Now we are using five sources. Unfortunately for Anime Home Video product the supply chain is based on single points of source depending on who-ever the studios use to distribute the product to market, and whatever stocking and shipping methods those sources use, and this varies widely for each company.

It's keeping us on our toes getting materials into our warehouse, but so far we're doing OK. :-)

Friday, January 22, 2021

AKIRA 4K BLURAY Replacement Program

Funimation has announced it is offering disc replacements for its release of the 4K remaster of the Akira anime film. Owners of the December 22 release of the Blu-ray Disc will receive the HDR (High Dynamic Range) Limited Edition version of the disc releasing in February 2021 free of charge. The December 22 release featured SDR (Standard Dynamic Range).
 
Owners of the older release can email Funimation for a replacement at akira4kreplacement@funimation.com for the United States and Canada and akira4kreplacementUK@funimation.com for the United Kingdom and Ireland with their details and a receipt of their purchase. The company details the method to request a replacement on its website.

March Anime Releases from Eastern Star - Now Up for Pre-Order!

We've just posted some more upcoming Anime releases from Eastern Star for pre-order!

Here's what's coming:

Cyber City Oedo 808 BLURAY - Mar 30
Hajime No Ippo The Fighting! TV Series Collection 2 BLURAY - Mar 30
Lupin the 3rd : Woman Called Fujiko Mine BLURAY - Mar 30
Lupin the 3rd : Missed By A Dollar BLURAY - Mar 30
Submarine Super 99 BLURAY - Mar 30

Upcoming Manga Added to the Store for Pre-order! - Week of January 19th

We've added another set of upcoming manga to the store site for pre-order!

Here's what's coming:

Boredom of Haruhi Suzumiya [Novel] - Feb 23
Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya [Novel] - Feb 23
Bleach Can't Fear Your Own World , Vol #3, [Novel] - Mar 2
Daytime Shooting Star , Vol #11, Graphic Novel - Mar 2
Dr. STONE Reboot : Byakuya , Graphic Novel - Mar 2
Dragon Ball Super , Vol #12, Graphic Novel - Mar 2
Love Me, Love Me Not , Vol #7, Graphic Novel - Mar 2
My Hero Academia Team-Up Missions , Vol #1, Graphic Novel - Mar 2
Oresama Teacher , Vol #28, Graphic Novel - Mar 2
Queen's Quality , Vol #11, Graphic Novel - Mar 2
Skip Beat, Vol #45, Graphic Novel - Mar 2
Snow White with the Red Hair , Vol #12, Graphic Novel - Mar 2
Twin Star Exorcists , Vol #21, Graphic Novel - Mar 2
Fly Me to the Moon , Vol #4, Graphic Novel - Mar 9
RIN-NE , Vol #38, Graphic Novel - Mar 9
20th Century Boys The Perfect Edition , Vol #11, Graphic Novel - Mar 16
Beastars , Vol #11, Graphic Novel - Mar 16
Hell's Paradise : Jigokuraku , Vol #7, Graphic Novel - Mar 16
Maison Ikkoku Collector's Edition , Vol #3, Graphic Novel - Mar 16
No Guns Life , Vol #9, Graphic Novel - Mar 16
Can't Stop Cursing You , Vol #1, Graphic Novel - Mar 23
Goblin Slayer Side Story II Dai Katana , Vol #1, Graphic Novel - Mar 23
Hana-chan and the Shape of the World , Graphic Novel - Mar 23
In Another World With My Smartphone , Vol #1, Graphic Novel - Mar 23
Love of Kill , Vol #1, Graphic Novel - Mar 23
Please Put Them On Takamine-san , Vol #1, Graphic Novel - Mar 23
Rampage of Haruhi Suzumiya [Novel] - Mar 23
Sex Education 120% , Vol #1, Graphic Novel - Mar 23
Wavering of Haruhi Suzumiya [Novel] - Mar 23
When a Magician's Pupil Smiles , Graphic Novel - Mar 23

Date Changes:

WAS - Jan 26, 2021
Danganronpa 2 Goodbye Despair , Vol #3, Graphic Novel - Apr 27
Girl with the Sanpaku Eyes , Vol #2, Graphic Novel - Mar 16
Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear , Vol #4, [Novel] - Feb 16
Love and Lies , Vol #10, Graphic Novel - Apr 20
Magical Girl Site , Vol #14, Graphic Novel - Apr 6
Magical Girl Special Ops Asuka , Vol #10, Graphic Novel - Feb 16
My Alcoholic Escape From Reality , Graphic Novel - Apr 6
Perfect World , Vol #5, Graphic Novel - Mar 9
Restaurant to Another World , Vol #5, [Novel] - Feb 16
Sayonara Football , Vol #3, Graphic Novel - Feb 16
Shomin Sample , Vol #14 , Graphic Novel - Mar 16
Soul Eater Perfect Edition #3 Graphic Novel (Hardcover) - Feb 16
Today's Menu for the Emiya Family , Vol #4, Graphic Novel - Jul 27
Waiting for Spring , Vol #14, Graphic Novel - Mar 9

WAS - Feb 9, 2021
Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear , Vol #5, [Novel] - Mar 16

Friday, January 15, 2021

Upcoming Manga Added to the Store for Pre-order! - Week of January 12th

We've added another set of upcoming manga to the store site for pre-order!

Here's what's coming:

Chasing After Aoi Koshiba . Vol #1, Graphic Novel - Mar 2
Edens Zero , Vol #11, Graphic Novel - Mar 2
Fire Force , Vol #22, Graphic Novel - Mar 2
Haikyu!! , Vol #43, Graphic Novel - Mar 2
Knight of the Ice , Vol #6, Graphic Novel - Mar 2
My Hero Academia Vigilantes , Vol #9, Graphic Novel - Mar 2
Orient , Vol #2, Graphic Novel - Mar 2
Spy x Family , Vol #4, Graphic Novel - Mar 2
With a Dog and a Cat, Every Day Is Fun , Vol #3, Graphic Novel - Mar 2
Caste Heaven , Vol #5, Graphic Novel - Mar 9
Don't Toy With Me Miss Nagatoro , Vol #6, Graphic Novel - Mar 9
Hitorijime My Hero , Vol #10, Graphic Novel - Mar 9
Quintessential Quintuplets , Vol #13, Graphic Novel - Mar 9
Saichi's Monstrous Appetite , Vol #3, Graphic Novel - Mar 9
Toritan Birds of a Feather , Vol #2, Graphic Novel - Mar 9
UQ Holder! , Vol #22, Graphic Novel - Mar 9
Beast Complex , Graphic Novel - Mar 16
Blood on the Tracks , Vol #5, Graphic Novel - Mar 16
Drifting Dragons , Vol #8, Graphic Novel - Mar 16
In/Spectre , Vol #13, Graphic Novel - Mar 16
Grand Blue Dreaming , Vol #13, Graphic Novel - Mar 23
Heaven's Design Team , Vol #4, Graphic Novel - Mar 23
Something's Wrong With Us , Vol #6, Graphic Novel - Mar 23
Living-Room Matsunaga-san , Vol #7, Graphic Novel - Mar 30
My Boy , Vol #7, Graphic Novel - Mar 30
Sayonara Football , Vol #4, Graphic Novel - Mar 30
Storm Fairy , Graphic Novel - Mar 30
Yuzu the Pet Vet , Vol #6, Graphic Novel - Mar 30
Laughing Under the Clouds , Vol #1, Graphic Novel - Apr 20
I Was Reincarnated as the Villainess in an Otome Game But the Boys Love Me Anyway! , Vol #1, Graphic Novel - Apr 27
Our Not-So-Lonely Planet Travel Guide , Vol #1, Graphic Novel - Apr 27
Perfect World , Vol #6, Graphic Novel - May 4
Destiny Lovers , Vol #6, Graphic Novel - May 11
Parallel Paradise , Vol #5, Graphic Novel - May 11
Yokai Girls , Vol #13, Graphic Novel - May 11
Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! , Vol #3, Graphic Novel - Jun 8

March Anime Releases from Viz, G-Kids, and Nozomi - Now Up for Pre-Order!

We've just posted some more upcoming Anime releases from Viz, G-Kids, and Nozomi for pre-order! 

Here's what's coming:

Nozomi

Ah My Buddha!! BLURAY - Mar 2

Viz

Inu Yasha Set 4 BLURAY - Mar 2
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Set 5 BLURAY - Mar 2
Mr. Osomatsu Season 1 BLURAY - Mar 9
Castlevania Season 3 BLURAY - Mar 23

G-Kids

On-Gaku Our Sound DVD/BD Combo Set - Mar 9
The Cat Returns Steelbook DVD/BD Combo Set - Mar 16
Whisper of the Heart Steelbook DVD/BD Combo Set - Mar 16

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Upcoming Figurines Added to the Store for Pre-order! - Jan 2021

We've added our January pre-order slate of upcoming figurines to the store site for pre-order! 

Pre-Order By Jan 27 2021

Demon Slayer : Shinobu Kocho Butterfly Ver. 1/8 Scale PVC Figure (Nov 24, 2021)
Fate/Grand Order : Jeanne d'Arc Archer Beach Vacation Ver. 1/7 Scale PVC Figure (Nov 30, 2021)
Food Wars! : Hisako Arato Bunny Ver. 1/4 Scale PVC Figure (Sep 29, 2021)
Gleipnir : Clair Aoki & Shuichi Kagaya 1/7 Scale PVC Figure (Mar 24, 2021)
Goblin Slayer : Priestess Breeze Ver. 1/7 Scale PVC Figure (Oct 27, 2021)
Honor of Kings : Consort Yu Yun Ni Que Ling Ver. 1/7 Scale PVC Figure (Sep 29, 2021)
Konosuba Light Novel : Iris Band of Thieves Ver. 1/7 Scale PVC Figure (Jul 28, 2021)
Konosuba Light Novel : Megumin Band of Thieves Ver. 1/7 Scale PVC Figure (Jul 28, 2021)
Lord El-Melloi ll's Case Files : Gray 1/8 Scale PVC Figure (May 26, 2021)
Onmyoji : Yoto Hime Scarlet Saber Ver. 1/8 Scale PVC Figure (Oct 27, 2021)
Rising of the Shield Hero : Raphtalia Bunny Ver. 1/4 Scale PVC Figure (Aug 25, 2021)
Rising of the Shield Hero : Filo 1/7 Scale PVC Figure (May 26, 2021)
Slayers : Lina Inverse Kimono Ver. 1/7 Scale PVC Figure (Aug 25, 2021)
Strike the Blood : Himeragi Yukina Everlasting Summer Wedding Ver. 1/7 Scale PVC Figure (May 26, 2021)
Sword Art Online Alicization : War of Underworld Yuuki Figma Action Figure (Aug 25, 2021)
Sword Art Online : Asuna Summer Wedding Ver. 1/7 Scale PVC Figure (Aug 25, 2021)
Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out : Hana Uzaki Nendoroid Action Figure (Jun 26, 2021)
Vocaloid : Hatsune Miku Birthday 2020 Sweet Angel Ver. 1/7 Scale PVC Figure (Oct 27, 2021)


Friday, January 08, 2021

Upcoming Manga Added to the Store for Pre-order! - Week of January 5th

We've added another set of upcoming manga to the store site for pre-order!

Here's what's coming:

Banner of the Stars Collector's Edition (Vol #1-3) [Novel] (Hardcover) - Feb 2
By the Grace of the Gods , Vol #2, [Novel] - Feb 2
Ascendance of a Bookworm , Part 2 Vol #4, [Novel] - Feb 2
How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Omnibus 1 , Graphic Novel - Feb 2
The Apothecary Diaries , Vol #2, Graphic Novel - Feb 9
Banished from the Heroes' Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside , Vol #2, [Novel] - Feb 23
A Certain Magical Index SS , Vol #2, [Novel] - Feb 23
Combatants Will Be Dispatched , Vol #5, [Novel] - Feb 23
Date A Live , Vol #1, [Novel] - Feb 23
Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody , Vol #13 [Lite Novel] - Feb 23
Do You Love Your Mom And Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks? , Vol #8, [Novel] - Feb 23
Eniale & Dewiela , Vol #2, Graphic Novel - Feb 23
Greatest Demon Lord Is Reborn as a Typical Nobody , Vol #5, [Novel] - Feb 23
Happy Sugar Life , Vol #8, Graphic Novel - Feb 23
I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years , Vol #5, Graphic Novel - Feb 23
In the Land of Leadale , Vol #2, [Novel] - Feb 23
Kakegurui Twin , Vol #9, Graphic Novel - Feb 23
Love and Heart , Vol #1, Graphic Novel - Feb 23
May These Leaden Battlegrounds Leave No Trace , Vol #3, [Novel] - Feb 23
Overlord : The Undead King Oh! , Vol #6, Graphic Novel - Feb 23
Play It Cool, Guys , Vol #1, Graphic Novel - Feb 23
Re:ZERO , Vol #15 [NOVEL] - Feb 23
Restaurant to Another World , Vol #4, Graphic Novel - Feb 23
The Saga of Tanya the Evil , Vol #13, Graphic Novel - Feb 23
A Sister's All You Need , Vol #9, [Novel] - Feb 23
Slasher Maidens , Vol #2, Graphic Novel - Feb 23
Sword Art Online Project Alicization , Vol #2, Graphic Novel - Feb 23
Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online , Vol #8, [Novel] - Feb 23
Virgin Road , Vol #1, [Novel] - Feb 23
White Cat's Revenge as Plotted from the Dragon King's Lap , Vol #2, Graphic Novel - Feb 23
Witch's Love at the End of the World , Vol #2, Graphic Novel - Feb 23
Blue Giant Omnibus #2, Graphic Novel - Mar 9
Akashic Records of Bastard Magical Instructor , Vol #11, Graphic Novel - Mar 9
Arifureta From Commonplace to World's Strongest , Vol #6, Graphic Novel - Mar 9
Arpeggio of Blue Steel , Vol #17, Graphic Novel - Mar 9
Drugstore in Another World The Slow Life of a Cheat Pharmacist , Vol #1, Graphic Novel - Mar 9
Failure Frame : I Became the Strongest and Annihilated Everything With Low-Level Spells , Vol #1, [Novel] - Mar 9
The Ideal Sponger Life , Vol #8, Graphic Novel - Mar 9
Kingdoms of Ruin , Vol #2, Graphic Novel - Mar 9
We Swore to Meet in the Next Life and That's When Things Got Weird , Vol #2, Graphic Novel - Mar 9
Wondercat Kyuu-chan , Vol #1, Graphic Novel - Mar 9
Beauty and the Feast , Vol #1, Graphic Novel - Mar 23
Classroom of the Elite , Vol #7.5, [Novel] - Mar 23
Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter , Vol #3, [Novel] - Mar 23
Kingdom of Z , Vol #3, Graphic Novel - Mar 23
Magical Angel Creamy Mami and the Spoiled Princess , Vol #1, Graphic Novel - Mar 23
Mushoku Tensei: Roxy Gets Serious , Vol #5, Graphic Novel - Mar 23
Rainbow and Black , Vol #2, Graphic Novel - Mar 23
Shut-In Elf , Vol #1, Graphic Novel - Mar 23
Species Domain , Vol #9, Graphic Novel - Mar 23
BL Metamorphosis , Vol #4, Graphic Novel - Mar 30
Ghostly Things , Vol #3, Graphic Novel - Mar 30
High Rise Invasion Omnibus 9 (Vol #17-18) Graphic Novel - Mar 30
Himouto! Umaru-chan , Vol #13 (G1), Graphic Novel - Mar 30
How to Treat Magical Beasts , Vol #5, Graphic Novel - Mar 30
Made in Abyss , Vol #9, Graphic Novel - Mar 30
Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid , Vol #10 , Graphic Novel - Mar 30
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation , Vol #9, [Novel] - Mar 30
Precarious Woman Executive Miss Black General , Vol #6, Graphic Novel - Mar 30
Hi Score Girl , Vol #6, Graphic Novel - Apr 27
Dance in the Vampire Bund A.S.O. , Vol #4, Graphic Novel - May 25
Magical Girl Site , Vol #15, Graphic Novel - Jun 29
Re:Monster , Vol #6, Graphic Novel - Oct 26

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

USPS Shipping Notice

As we are about the break for the long holiday weekend, I wanted to post a notation regarding the situation with USPS. As of today there are reports of millions of parcels that are being delayed due to both overwhelming capacity shortages, and workforce losses due to the pandemic. Yesterday the USPS reported that nearly 20,000 postal workers are currently out due to COVID. This has created a historic backlog at USPS facilities around the country.

We can't even get Priority Mail parcels across town inside our own zip code right now in less than 5 or 6 days. Our regular postal carrier says the local PO here is so jammed they don't think they will be able to get out from under for weeks. This is the story in most of the rest of the county as well.

Needless to say a lot of parcels are going to be late this year.

If you have been trying to track a package from our facility, it is only showing 'acceptance' but no other scan data, rest assured it definitely went into the postal system. None of these parcels are being scanned normally. Some parcels are not being scanned at all between shipment and delivery. We currently have several hundred USPS economy parcels in limbo with many being up to several weeks in transit that have not yet been delivered, some not yet being sorted. USPS is so loaded down all of these parcels are sitting in trailers at the local or regional sort hubs waiting their turn for routing. Economy shipments have been de-prioritized over priority shipments, and even those are way behind. Some early economy shipments from around the Black Friday time frame clearly went into trailers to wait for sort capacity to become available, but it never did. We have in-bounds from vendors that shipped USPS economy mid-Nov that still haven't arrived, and it's clear some of these 10-14 day economy packages may take up to 2 months to be delivered.


But I think most of these parcels will finally begin to move after Christmas as capacity becomes available again. I know the folks at USPS are working very hard. For the rest of us, we will just have to be patient and wait for them to clear up this historic backlog. For new orders on the store, think about choosing our UPS or FedEx Ground options for shipping unless your not concerned about delays in transit. In any case, there is nothing we can do about the USPS issues at this point, and I sincerely apologize to anyone who felt like they ordered early enough but still did not get their order before Christmas. We worked very hard to get everyone's order shipped as quickly as possible and it's disappointing to us that some of those parcels still may not arrive on time. 

But rest assured, those Anime parcels will arrive soon enough, and we'll look back on all this someday and laugh and remember when the pandemic reminded us all that Christmas is about more than just getting stuff in the mail.

We wish all of you a safe and Merry Christmas. We'll see you back on Monday!

Thursday, December 17, 2020

March Anime Releases from Funimation - Now Up for Pre-Order!

We've just posted some more upcoming Anime releases from Funimation for pre-order! 

Here's what's coming:

Funimation

Attack on Titan Complete Season 3 Collection BLURAY (Eps #1-22) - Mar 2
Certain Scientific Railgun T (Toaru Kagaku no Railgun) Season 3 Part 1 DVD/BD Combo Set - Mar 2
Dragon Ball Z Season 8 Steelbook 4:3 BLURAY (Eps #220-253) - Mar 2
Dragon Ball Z Season 9 Steelbook 4:3 BLURAY (Eps #254-291) - Mar 2

Phantasy Star Online 2 : Episode Oracle Part 1 BLURAY - Mar 9

BOFURI : I Don't Want to Get Hurt So I'll Max Out My Defense BLURAY (Standard Edition) - Mar 16
BOFURI : I Don't Want to Get Hurt So I'll Max Out My Defense DVD/BD Combo Set (Limited Edition) - Mar 16

Fruits Basket Season 2 Part 2 DVD/BD Combo Set - Mar 23
Fruits Basket Season 2 Part 2 DVD/BD Combo Set Limited Edition - Mar 23
One Piece Season 11 Part 1 DVD Boxed Set (Uncut) (Eps # 629-641) - Mar 23

Asteroid in Love BLURAY - Mar 30
Black Clover Season 3 Part 3 DVD/BD Combo Set (Standard Edition) - Mar 30
Black Clover Season 3 Part 3 DVD/BD Combo Set (Limited Edition) - Mar 30
Goblin Slayer Goblin's Crown Movie BLURAY - Mar 30

February Anime Releases from Viz, Eastern Star and Media Blasters - Now Up for Pre-Order!

We've just posted some more upcoming Anime releases from Viz, Eastern Star and Media Blasters for pre-order! 

 Here's what's coming:

Viz

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Golden Wind Set 2 BLURAY - Feb 16
Naruto Set 2 BLURAY (Eps #28-55) - Feb 16

Eastern Star

Acrobunch BLURAY - Feb 23
Bananya and the Curious Bunch BLURAY - Feb 23
Brave 10 BLURAY - Feb 23
Konosuba Season 2 + OVA BLURAY - Feb 22
Lupin the 3rd : The Columbus Files BLURAY - Feb 23
Miss Machiko BLURAY - Feb 23

Media Blasters

Puppet Princess BLURAY - Feb 23
Pure-Hearted Girl Et Cetera BLURAY (Adult) - Feb 23