Wednesday, April 30, 2014

NIS Announces Their Re-Release of Cardcaptor Sakura on BLURAY & DVD!

NISA has announced that they will re-release all 70 episodes of the original Cardcaptor Sakura TV series! The series will be available for the first time in North America on BLURAY as a 9 disk Premium edition boxed set (all 70 episodes) or on DVD in 3 Standard edition sets containing 4 DVD's each.

Cardcaptor Sakura Complete Collection BLURAY Set (Eps #1-70) (Premium Edition) 
Cardcaptor Sakura Collection #1 DVD (Eps #1-23) (Standard Edition) 
Cardcaptor Sakura Collection #2 DVD (Eps #24-46) (Standard Edition)
Cardcaptor Sakura Collection #3 DVD (Eps #47-70) (Standard Edition)

The Premium Edition BLURAY set includes all 70 CCS episodes on 9 metallic gloss BluRay disks plus a hardcover art book (full color, approx. 76 pages) with Tomoyo's diary of Sakura's adventure and full color character illustrations. Extra content for both the BD and DVD versions includes English voice overs + Clean openings & endings. Aspect ratio for both the BD and DVD sets will be the original 4:3 (pillarboxed 16:9). Spoken language will be the original uncut Japanese language track with English subtitles + a bonus English language track (monaural).

Both the BluRay Premium set and the DVD Standard sets will street on August 5th.

MSRP for the Premium BD set will be $249.99, and $59.99 each for the DVD sets, and you can take advantage of RACS's special pre-order pricing for these sets here.

Synopsis: Ten-year-old Sakura lives a pretty normal life with her older brother, Toya, and widowed father, Fujitaka. Or she did, until the day she returned home from school to discover a glowing book in her father’s study. After opening the book and releasing the cards within, Sakura is tasked with collecting each of these magical cards, while trying to live the life of a normal fourth grader. In the monumental task of collecting all the cards, Sakura must rely on her friends and family, and decide what she finds most important in life. After a harrowing journey to collect the cards and prove her worth as their master, Sakura finds herself in a whole new world of trouble as mysterious events begin to threaten the small town of Tomoeda. To make matters worse, Yukito seems to be having some unexplained troubles of his own. With no cards left on the loose, Sakura must form a special bond with her cards to quell each new disturbance, and discover what could possibly be causing them before the lives of Tomoeda’s residents are damaged beyond repair!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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

Section 23 just sent over their August 2014 Anime release schedule and we now have them up on the store site for pre-order! Here's what's coming:

Short Peace Complete Collection DVD - Aug 5
Short Peace Complete Collection BLURAY - Aug 5
Love Lab Complete Collection DVD - Aug 5
Love Lab Complete Collection BLURAY - Aug 5
Yuyushiki Complete Collection BLURAY (Eps #1-12) - Aug 5
Fantasista Doll Complete Collection DVD - Aug 12
Fantasista Doll Complete Collection BLURAY - Aug 12
From the New World Collection #2 DVD (Eps #13-24) - Aug 12
From the New World Collection #2 BLURAY (Eps #13-24) - Aug 12
Mayo Chiki Complete Collection DVD (Bilingual) - Aug 19
Mayo Chiki Complete Collection BLURAY (Bilingual) - Aug 19
Watamote Complete Collection DVD - Aug 26
Watamote Complete Collection BLURAY - Aug 26
Uta no Prince Sama 2000% Season 2 Complete Collection DVD - Aug 26
Uta no Prince Sama 2000% Season 2 Complete Collection BLURAY - Aug 26
Kinmoza! Complete Collection DVD - Aug 26
Kinmoza! Complete Collection BLURAY - Aug 26

A couple notes: Every title on the August schedule is getting a BluRay edition, but only Short Piece, From the New World 2, and Watamote (and of course, the new bilingual re-release of Mayo Chiki) are getting dubs. The remaining titles will be sub-only.

Monday, April 07, 2014

Sentai Cancels Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions BD

Sentai just sent us a note letting us know that they are going to cancel the BD release of Love, Chunibyo and; Other Delusions which was previously scheduled for May 27th:

Love, Chunibyo and; Other Delusions Complete BLURAY SFB-CDK100 - CANCELED

The DVD version is still planned to go ahead as scheduled, and Sentai said they are canceling the BD version in favor of a possible premium edition release, of which details will be announced at a later date. Per Sentai's tumbler account:

HOUSTON, April 7, 2014 – Recently, our May 2014 release schedule was announced, which included the highly anticipated release of Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Season 1. We’ve been keeping an eye on fan comments through our social media channels, and while we indicated a subtitle only release, due to the overwhelming demand from fans of the series, we have decided to release a Limited Edition Numbered Premium Box Set later this year which will include an all new English language track and both a Blu-ray and DVD version of the show. The current May release of this title will be a DVD subtitled-only offering.

We are going to go ahead and cancel all pre-orders for the BD version, however, if you would like to switch your pre-order to the regular DVD version (the subtitled only May 27th version) just give us a shout and we'll take care of it for you.

I Couldn't Agree More...

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Same Day Anime Delivery - Coming Soon from RACS!

For Immediate Release
April 1st, 2014
RACS World Headquarters, Winchester, VA

Robert's Anime Corner Store entered into an agreement today with UAV Systems Corporation (Jessup, MD) to jointly develop a program to deliver Anime products to North American Otaku nationwide via unmanned airial vehicles (drones). RACS and UAV Systems will roll out a pilot program in several major cities to test the new technology a few weeks from now, with the goal of automated nationwide same day delivery coverage for Anime orders to be available by early 2015. 

Robert, the CEO of RACS, made the following statements at today's press conference in Winchester, VA:

"We are very excited about our new partnership with UAV, which in a short time will give us the ability to delivery your Anime orders within hours, sometimes minutes, 24 hours a day 7 days a week anywhere in the country. We are already planning to build out 60 new aerial distribution facilities in major hubs across the country, and once we get everything up and running we should be able to deliver Anime to every address in the country in 60 minutes or less. UAV's advanced drone technology will allow almost instant delivery of regular Anime, Manga, Character Items, Hentai, Eroge Figurines - whatever you need right away! We're even in talks with a nationwide pizza outlet to allow our drones to stop off on the way and pickup some eats that you can enjoy while you enjoy your Anime or Manga selections."

When asked how far along they were with the program, Robert said:

"We're just about there. All we need is FAA approval, a computer system to run the drones, and about a Billion dollars to build out the facilities and infrastructure. It's going to be awesome!"

Robert went on to explain that RACS plans to raise the estimated one billion dollars necessary for the facilities and infrastructure via an upcoming Kickstarter campaign, commenting that crowd funding just makes sense because people there will, quote, "throw away their money on just about any crazy idea." Customers who contribute at least $10,000 to the campaign will receive a special limited edition postcard set and will get their drone deliveries for free for the first two weeks.

Robert also said that RACS choose UAV's technology over other drone makers because of their experience making drones for the military. Robert felt like eventually weaponizing the drone fleet would give RACS a competitive edge by having the capability to shoot down drones from other companies, as well as making it easier for the drones to collect on COD deliveries.

Robert closed the press conference by saying:

"I know we've got some serious technological hurtles to clear to make this happen, but I'm confident in our team. And hey, even if we can't make it work and the drones crash and burn, everyone will still get that postcard set..."