Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Life in the Woods

I've secretly always wanted to be a 21st century version of Henry David Thoreau.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Out of Stock

Ours has pretty much been backordered since 2007, sorta like basically anything that Media Blasters makes... -_^

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

How Hot is It?

How hot was it today at RACS World Headquarters?

If the forecast holds we'll have another batch up tomorrow...

Friday, July 12, 2013

Ghost in the Shell : Arise Japan Collectors BD #1 Now Available for Pre-order at RACS!

Funimation has selected RACS to be one of the exclusive retailers for their Japanese Collectors Limited Edition BD release of the GITS: Arise series:

Ghost In The Shell : Arise Japan Collectors Edition 1 BLURAY

Release date for the Vol #1 BD has been set for August 20th, 2013.

This slip-cover imported Collectors Edition contains an English-translated art booklet and will be Limited to 2,400 units nationwide. We are offering this limited edition at a special pre-order price of only $39.98! Allocations may occur and Funi cannot guarantee exactly how many we are going to get, so all pre-orders will be filled first come, first served. Thanks!

Synopsis: In the year 2027, a year following the end of the non-nuclear World War IV, a bomb has gone off in Newport City, killing a major arms dealer who may have ties with the mysterious 501 organization. Public security official Daisuke Aramaki hires full-body cyber prosthesis user and hacker extraordinaire, Motoko Kusanagi, to investigate. On the case with her are "Sleepless Eye" Batou, who believes are related to the incident, and Lieutenant Colonel Kurtz of the 501 organization who also wishes to keep an eye on Kusanagi...

Crimson Star's Looking Up at the Half Moon DVD Now Available for Pre-order at RACS!

We've signed a distribution deal with new Anime producer Crimson Star for their first localized Anime DVD release, Looking Up at the Half Moon (Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora ):

Looking Up at the Half Moon Complete Collection DVD 

This sweet 6 episode romance ONA from 2006 is scheduled to street on Sept 27th.

Crimson Star Media formed in May by a group of anime fans and fansubbers (I know, the irony does not escape me). The company is currently holding open auditions for potential English dub background characters via its website. If 275 pre-orders are purchased by August 1 the company said it will add an English dub with cast commentary and interviews.

Synopsis: Love can be found in the strangest places... Yuuichi Ezaki was recently diagnosed with Hepatitis A and admitted to the hospital to recover. One day after sneaking out, he returns to the hospital only to be confronted by the head nurse, Akiko. Later that same day while on the rooftop, Akiko makes a deal with Yuuichi. She will overlook his sneaking out of the hospital in the future if he will befriend a new patient at the hospital. The girl, Rika Akiba, has just recently been moved into the hospital to get the proper care for her serious heart condition. What ensues is a friendship that grows into something more as Yuuichi and Rika begin to bond looking up at the half-moon.

Based on the light novel "Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora" by Tsumugu Hashimoto, this six episode series is directed by Yukihiro Matsushita (Maria Watches Over Us), and features character designs by Mitsuru Ohara (Peach Girl), music by Shinkichi Mitsumune (FLCL, Rozen Maiden) and animation by Group TAC (Black Blood Brothers, Gilgamesh).

Tuesday, July 09, 2013


Sometimes is does actually...

Saturday, July 06, 2013

NIS Announces Brave 10 Complete Series Premium Edition!

NIS has sent over the paperwork for their Brave 10 Complete Series Premium Edition, and we now have it up on the store site for pre-order:

BRAVE10 Complete Series Premium Edition BLURAY Boxed Set (Eps #1-12)

This premium edition includes a hardcover art book (full color, 32 pages) complete with episode guide, character and world descriptions, production and key art, and more. Other extra's include clean opening and ending, Japanese commercials, & Japanese trailers.

Release date is set for October 8th.

Synopsis: Life is tough during the Warring States period of medieval Japan: Lords battle lords for control of the country, while samurai and mystical warriors do their bidding from the shadows. Backstabbing and betrayal is common, and legendary ninja Saizo Kirigakure has had enough. He lives only for himself—until a girl with a mysterious dark power falls into his arms. He quickly finds himself dragged into a struggle between powerful warlord Ieyasu Tokugawa, and the strange but alluring Yukimura Sanada. Saizo becomes one of "Sanada's Ten Braves" who use their mystical powers and ninja abilities to protect the people and things they care about the most.

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Warner Bros presents: Neon Genesis Evangelion

There are no original ideas left in Hollywood.

Or, as Dan Harmon recently said:  "The young eat the old... but what are they left with? 100 degree weather and a bunch of shitty comic book movies."

Indeed. This is why I keep watching Anime...

Monday, July 01, 2013