Thursday, January 30, 2014

Section 23's May 2014 Releases - Now Available for Pre-Order!

Section 23 has sent over their May 2014 release schedule and we now have them up on the store site for pre-order!

Here's what's coming

Persona 4 - The Animation Complete DVD Set (Eps #1-24) - May 5
Book of Bantorra Complete Collection DVD Set (Eps #1-26) - May 13
Book of Bantorra Complete Collection BLURAY Set (Eps #1-26) - May 13
Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East S1 Collection DVD (Eps #1-13) - May 20
Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East S1 Collection BLURAY (Eps #1-13) - May 20
Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions Complete Collection DVD (Eps #1-13) - May 27
Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions Complete Collection BLURAY (Eps #1-13) - May 27
Motto To Love Ru (Season 2) Complete Collection BLURAY Boxed Set (Eps #1-12) - May 27

Book of Bantorra gets a collected re-release, but this time around with a BLURAY version. Motto To Love Ru also gets BD treatment. Hakkenden 8 Dogs was a winter 2013 show that Sentai announced over a year ago, so the lapsed time from license announcement to N/A home video release ended up being around 17 months.

Ghost in the Shell : Arise Japan Collectors BD #2 Available for Pre-order at RACS!

Funimation has again selected RACS to be one of the exclusive retailers for their Japanese Collectors Limited Edition BD #2 release of the GITS: Arise series:

Ghost In The Shell : Arise Japan Collectors Edition 2 BLURAY

Release date for the Vol #2 BD has been set for February 25th, 2014.

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 $44.98 ($69.98 MSRP)! 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: Freed of her responsibilities with the 501 Organization, Motoko Kusanagi must now learn how to take orders from Aramaki. When unknown forces hack the Logicomas, Batou enlists the help of former army intelligence officer Ishikawa and former air artillery expert Borma. Kusanagi also seeks to enlist ace sniper Saito and undercover cop Paz into the new Public Security Section 9. The two groups rival each other in a case involving a man who receives false memories of a refugee transport operation...

The Kronies - collect them all!

I'm pretty sure in our industry the big cheese command headquarters is located somewhere in Iowa, but I think they have a secret base in Santa Monica, California too and the two are connected with a classified underground tunnel funded with money from overpriced North American BD releases. That's what I heard anyway, but the people that say stuff like that are probably crazy.

HEH. :-)

Friday, January 24, 2014

The Cicada Princess

This lovely animated video tells the story of the cicada, under the earth for sixteen years and then, briefly, winged and abroad.

In the end, could any of us ask for more? Sit back and enjoy. This is wonderful.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

NIS Announces Nyaruko: Crawling with Love! S1 BLURAY Premium Edition

NIS has sent over the paperwork for their Nyaruko: Crawling with Love! Complete First Season Premium Edition (BLURAY), and we now have it up on the store site for pre-order:

Nyaruko: Crawling with Love! Complete First Season BLURAY Premium Edition 

This premium edition includes a Nyarlathotep-tested, alien-approved hardcover art book (full color, approx. 32 pages) with episode guide, character info, and gorgeous full color illustrations.

Release date is set for April 15th, 2014.

Synopsis: Mahiro Yasaka finds his quiet life thrown into chaos when he's attacked one night by a fearsome demon. Luckily for Mahiro, Nyaruko, the Crawling Chaos, has been sent by the Planetary Defense Agency to protect him. It turns out all of the creatures from Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos are in fact just aliens! Soon enough, Kuko, the Ravenous Chaos, and Hasuta, the Deity of Wind, have entwined themselves in Mahiro's life as well. Follow Mahiro and gang as they fight for their lives, learn about love, discover intergalactic video games, and perhaps even save the world!

Monday, January 13, 2014

NISA Announces Four New Standard Edition Releases - Coming in February!

NIS America has announced 4 new standard edition re-releases streeting February 4th, and we've got them up on the store site for pre-order.

Here's what's coming:

Natsume's Book of Friends S1/2 DVD  (Standard Edition)
Kimi ni Todoke Standard Edition DVD/BD Combo Collection #1
Kimi ni Todoke Standard Edition DVD/BD Combo Collection #2
Kimi ni Todoke Standard Edition DVD/BD Combo Collection #3

We still have some of the Premium Editions of these titles left in stock, but those will no longer be repressed and are limited to stock on hand, so if you want one of the premium boxes of any of the above please get your orders in as soon as you can!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Young and Beautiful - Vintage 1920's Version

What Lana Del Rey's Young and Beautiful would have sounded like in the 20's:

Excellent! I'm a big fan of Lana Del Rey, and also of music from the 20's and 30's era (especially blues from that period) so I absolutely love this! If you like, checkout some of their other videos as well.