Monday, November 28, 2011


We're offering our best holiday deal ever on over 500 in stock Anime figurines from RACS!

We've discounted almost our entire selection of in stock FIGURINES for the holidays by up to 20-70% off the regular price, and you can use our Super Saver or flat rate FedEx Ground shipping options to save even more!

These prices are already marked down on the store site, so you can even combine them with our current coupon sale for the ultimate in figurine savings! Good grief, what is Robert thinking!

But don't wait, at these prices our selection won't last long - so grab what you want before it's too late - or before Robert changes his mind...!

All figure sale items are strictly first come, first served. Be sure to place your order soon!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Wanna Know What Black Friday Looks Like from Our Side?

It looks like this:

Daily total number of RACS orders filled by day for last 30 days.

We've been working ALL weekend folks...

Friday, November 25, 2011

Forget The Store - Shop Online at RACS This Weekend!

This is why shopping online at RACS this weekend is so much better than at the store:

(Note: From a Walmart Black Friday morning. Just say no to crack!)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

We'll be closed on Thursday for the holiday, but will be back at it on Friday, so keep those orders coming! Until then, we wish a very Happy Thanksgiving to all of our Anime friends!

(Hey, you can look at a picture of a turkey anywhere...)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Section 23 & Funimation February 2012 Releases - Now Available for Pre-Order!

Section 23 and Funimation both sent over their February 2012 release schedules this week, and we now have it all up on the store site for pre-order. Here's what's coming:

Section 23 February 2012 releases:

Xam'd (Lost Memories) Complete Collection DVD (Eps #1-24) - Feb 7
Xam'd (Lost Memories) Complete Collection BLURAY (Eps #1-24) - Feb 7
Hell Girl Three Vessels (Season 3) Complete Collection DVD (Eps #1-26) - Feb 14
Broken Blade Complete Collection DVD (Eps #1-6) - Feb 21
Broken Blade Complete Collection BLURAY (Eps #1-6) - Feb 21
A-Channel Complete Collection DVD (Eps #1-12) - Feb 28

Funimation February 2012 releases:

Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings Complete Collection DVD/BD Combo Set (Eps #1-13) - Feb 7
Sengoku Basara 2: Samurai Kings DVD/BD Combo Set (Limited Edition) - Feb 7
.Hack//Quantum OVA Complete Collection DVD/BD Combo Set (Eps #1-3) - Feb 14
Chrome Shelled Regios Complete Collection DVD Set (Eps #1-24) - Feb 14
Vexille 2077 Nippon Sakoku Movie DVD (S.A.V.E. Edition) - Feb 14
Vexille 2077 Nippon Sakoku Movie BLURAY (S.A.V.E. Edition) - Feb 14
Fairy Tail Collection #4 DVD/BD Combo Set (Eps #37-48) - Feb 28
Princess Jellyfish Complete Collection DVD/BD Combo Set (Eps #1-11) - Feb 28

In addition to the above upcoming titles, Funi also bumped the release date of two January titles up a week:

Fairy Tail Collection #3 DVD/BD Combo Set (Eps #25-36) - Jan 24 to Jan 31
Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom DVD/BD Combo DVD Boxed Set (Eps #1-26) - Jan 24 to Jan 31

That's it - pre-order away!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Bandai Announces December 2011 Releases - Now Available for Pre-Order!

Bandai has sent us over their December 2011 release schedule, and we now have it up on the store site for pre-order. Here's what's coming:

Tales of the Abyss , Part #2 DVD (Eps #7-12) - Dec 6
Tales of the Abyss , Part #2 Limited Edition DVD (Eps #7-12) - Dec 6

In addition to this blow out holiday schedule, they bumped two upcoming titles by one week:

K-On! Vol #4 BD & DVD - Nov 22 to Nov 29
Star Driver Collection #1 BD & DVD (Eps #1-13) - Nov 22 to Nov 29

Just a note: The retailer pre-order date for Tales #2 is listed in the mailer as October 7th. They sent out the mailer to everyone on November 10th... [rolls eyes]

Monday, November 07, 2011

Sentai Picks Up A Channel and Un-Go

Sentai Filmworks announced over the weekend that they have licensed two new anime series - A Channel and Un-Go. Both series are currently being shown on various evil greedy streaming services, and Sentai did not say when these might be out on home video.

A Channel: Series about four friends; Tooru who has just entered the same high school as her best best and childhood friend Run, who is now a second year, and Run's friends Yuuko & Nagi in their daily lives. Toeru takes a test so she can enter the same high school as Run, the girl she likes. She passes, but when she goes to tell Run, she finds her hugging a girl she's never seen before.

Un-Go: With the help of his strange assistant Inga, "failed detective" Shinjuro Yuki solves crimes in a near future Japan still suffering from the ravages of war. Problem is, the credit always ends up going to super detective Rinroku Kaisho. Yuki Shinjuro is known as "The Defeated Detective". He is searching for something, either individual or an object, and he is always accompanied by Inga, a mysterious entity that he coerced by tempting him/her that he will show him/her truth of humans. Although, his deductions are always correct, it is often cast into the darkness by Kaisho Rinroku and conspiracy of the current government.

NIS Announces the Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge Premium Edition

NIS has announced the upcoming Arakawa Season 2 (Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge) premium boxed set, and we now have it up for pre-order on the store:

Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge (Season 2) Complete Collection Premium Edition DVD/BD Combo Set (Eps #14-26)

The set will be released February 7th, 2012.

Just a little trivia: The title of season 2 is pronounced "Arakawa Under the Bridge Bridge". Don't mess up and include the 'x' when you are talking to other Otaku about it. :-)

The Premium Edition will come with a hardcover art book (full-color, 30+ pages), featuring character information, episode guides, artwork, and interviews with cast and production staff. Bonus tracks include commentary from various voice actresses/actors and even the original author, Hikaru Nakamura. These tracks will let you take a peek behind the scenes - it’s a very intimate way to learn how the cast thinks and feels about the characters and events! Also, TV spots and an End Card gallery are included.

Synopsis: Just when you thought things couldn't get any weirder by the banks of the mighty Arakawa, they go ahead and get weirder by a whole lot. Rec, Nino, and the rest of the riverside residents return, and with the addition of another batch of nutty citizens the insanity gets turns up to eleven...thousand. Now Rec has to deal with a sci-fi loving comic nerd who's convinced he's a captain in the Earth Defense Force, and the less said about the Amazon woman living upstream with her demonic "female" Amazon followers, the better. On top of that, Rec struggles with the pressing issues of romantic expression, media obsession, weight loss, weight gain, beach parties, haunted houses, interplanetary travel, and the ever-present threat of global thermonuclear war!

Sunday, November 06, 2011


Seems even the Storm Troopers are fed up:


Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Funimation Finally Licenses a Few More One Piece Episodes

After what has seem an interminable amount of time, the folks at Funimation have FINALLY announced that they have picked up the next block of One Piece episodes. They have picked up where they left off at episodes 206, and have licensed 57 more episodes up to 263. They do not expect to release these episodes until at least Summer of 2012.

These new episodes will will be presented in high-definition and in 16 by 9 aspect ratio in anticipation of a possible Blu-ray/DVD combo release. Funimation also said they will try to keep as much consistency as possible with regard to the voice acting, but that they may not be able to get all the same voice acting cast as the first 206 episodes for the dubbing of the new eps.

I guess they should not have waited so long to continue the series. At 530 total eps so far, they still have a long way to go with One Piece. As with Detective Conan, I think they may be biting off more than they can chew with some of these big shows.