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Otaku Collection Haul for January 2023

This month’s haul doesn’t cover any books, but we do have a batch of 2022 orders emerging throughout the weeks, plus another batch of Asian films and more…

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Summer Ghost (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray & DVD) Unboxing

loundraw’s Summer Ghost is now on Blu-ray in the UK and Anime Limited provided a nice collector’s box set for the short film.

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The Deer King (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray & DVD) Unboxing

Masashi Ando and Production I.G’s The Deer King finally gets released in the UK and was shipped early from Anime Limited’s store. Comes with a slipcase too.

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April 2023 Solicitations for US Anime Home Video Releases

April is a smaller line-up for both distributors, we have more 2022 releases including Aoashi and Ya Boy Kongming! – but… we have Gunbuster too.

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Liz and the Blue Bird (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

A few years after their release of Sound! Euphonium Season 1, Anime Limited now have their hands on the spin-off film making its UK debut on Blu-ray.

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Love Me, Love Me Not (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

The anime film adaptation of Io Sakisaka’s shojo manga series is now out in the UK by Anime Limited in its English Blu-ray debut.

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Q1 2023 Solicitations for UK Asian Cinema Home Video Releases

Radiance Films joins the UK distribution scene with a classic Japanese film, while Eureka Ent. continues their Hong Kong craze with more action packed films with Cynthia Khan…

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Q1 2023 Solicitations for UK Anime Home Video Releases

2023 for the UK anime scene begins with another mixture of new and re-releases. Notable inclusions are Aria the Origination, Jujutsu Kaisen 0, Liz and the Blue Bird,…

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The Video Games I Played in 2022 (Part 2)

The second part of my 2022 completed games discussion list includes multiple Resident Evil games, Nioh and God of War Ragnarok and more!

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The Video Games I Played in 2022 (Part 1)

For 2022, I finished 31 games. It’s less than 2021 but there’s some solid choices, so here’s a summary of my thoughts for each one! Part 1 covers…

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Otaku Collection Haul for December 2022

This month’s haul wraps up 2022 with one of the biggest batch of items picked up throughout my collecting years. In addition to the Christmas 2022 haul we…

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Grav’s Complete Otaku Collection – 2022 Edition

With more incomes brings more items to the haul. Here’s how 2022 has done for the collection so far with this 10th update.

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Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 1 Part 1 (Limited Edition Blu-ray & DVD) Unboxing

One of 2021’s most popular anime managed to get its first cour released in the UK before 2022 was over. Crunchyroll UK brought the limited edition over so…

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The Irresponsible Captain Tylor OVA Series (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

The Captain Tylor OVAs just manage to reach the UK before the year was over, so here’s a look at what Anime Limited have provided with their release.

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K: Seven Stories (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

K: Seven Stories arrives from Anime Limited’s Christmas sale and also as part of my 2022 Christmas haul.

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Shawscope Volume 1 (Limited Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

After acquiring a bunch of releases from 88 Films, I finally got my hands on the first volume of Arrow Video’s Shawscope series.

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Dragons Forever (Deluxe Collector’s Edition 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray) Unboxing

Sammo & Corey’s Dragons Forever film is back with another re-release by 88 Films, this time it’s now on 4K Ultra HD and presented in a deluxe collector’s…

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Ju-On: The Grudge Collection (Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray) Unboxing

The iconic J-Horror franchise Ju-On is back in the UK with a six-film box set by Arrow, which also includes a 4K Ultra HD disc for Ju-On: The…

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March 2023 Solicitations for US Anime Home Video Releases

Crunchyroll goes all out with more sequel releases plus another Chinese anime show now on Blu-ray. Sentai brings more re-releases to the slate.

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Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny HD Remaster (Ultimate Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

After months of delays and issues, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny is finally re-released in the UK on Blu-ray, with the original dub, new dub and C.E.73 Stargazer…

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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 Parts 1 & 2 (Limited Edition Blu-ray & DVD) Unboxing

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 (Tensei Shitara Suraimu Datta Ken) is a 2021 television anime series based on Fuse’s light novel series of the…

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Battle Royale (Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD) Unboxing

Kinji Fukasaku’s classic 2000 film Battle Royale has been released in the UK on the 4K Ultra HD format for a while now, and thanks to Black Friday…

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Otaku Collection Haul for November 2022

This month’s haul offers a massive Discotek Media haul from Rightstuf, more Anime Limited releases and a couple of video game accessories while at the same time having…

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Future Boy Conan Part 2 (Collector’s Edition 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray) Unboxing

The second half of Hayao Miyazaki’s 1978 anime series Future Boy Conan in 4K is now finally here for the UK.

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Violet Evergarden the Movie (Collector’s Edition 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray) Unboxing

Violet Evergarden the Movie is now available in the UK on 4K Ultra HD with Dolby Atmos/Vision support. On top of a pretty solid deluxe box set from…

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February 2023 Solicitations for US Anime Home Video Releases

February offers a quieter month for the US anime distributors but there’s still a few new shows making their home video debut including Horimiya and Slime Diaries.

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The Relative Worlds (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray & DVD) Unboxing

Another subtitled only release from Anime Limited makes its way onto home video, and this time it’s a 2019 film by studio Craftar that’s also in CG.

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The Dungeon of Black Company (Limited Edition Blu-ray & DVD) Unboxing

The Dungeon of Black Company just got released on Blu-ray from Crunchyroll in a limited edition package. It’s both Kadokawa and Isekai so of course it was going…

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Otaku Collection Haul for October 2022

This month’s haul introduces the return of receiving items from Japan, while also running another batch of manga from Seven Seas & Viz Media, more Asian Cinema releases,…

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The Irresponsible Captain Tylor TV Series (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

The Captain Tylor is making its way to the UK on Blu-ray from Anime Limited, starting with the 1993 TV series!

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January 2023 Solicitations for US Anime Home Video Releases

Crunchyroll starts the year of 2023 with a new Yu Yu Hakusho box set, a couple 2022 anime titles receiving a release, and Black Clover’s third season collection.

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Nobuhiko Obayashi’s 80s Kadokawa Years (Limited Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

Four more films by Nobuhiko Obayashi make their way into the UK on Blu-ray in a limited edition box set from Third Window Films.

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Q4 2022 Solicitations for UK Asian Cinema Home Video Releases

The year ends with a bang of releases from the Asian Cinema scene, with another Shawscope box set, a re-release of Infernal Affairs and most recently a highly…

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Q4 2022 Solicitations for UK Anime Home Video Releases

The end of 2022 wraps up with more Isekai limited editions, Summer Ghost, a couple GONZO shows and more!

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Otaku Collection Haul for September 2022

This month’s haul was affected by more delays on the newer releases, but we do have another Discotek batch plus some more video games and manga to keep…

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How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Part 1 (Limited Edition Blu-ray & DVD) Unboxing

An isekai that goes into economics! Realist Hero’s anime adaptation arrived from the US via Crunchyroll’s limited edition box set.

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Memories (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

Katsuhiro Otomo’s anthology film returns to the UK with a Blu-ray release (using Discotek’s disc) and Anime Limited’s very own collector’s packaging.

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December 2022 Solicitations for US Anime Home Video Releases

Crunchyroll wraps up the year with a few limited edition sets including fan favourites Mushoku Tensei and My Hero Academia.

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Otaku Collection Haul for August 2022

This month’s haul includes a bunch of hauls that consist of multiple items, including the return of both Discotek Media and Sentai Filmworks, and finally the inclusion of…

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November 2022 Solicitations for US Anime Home Video Releases

Crunchyroll releases their first Bilibili Chinese anime series and also their first new title from their catalog not tied to Funimation!

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Emma: A Victorian Romance Season 2 (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

The second season of Emma: A Victorian Romance manages to reach the UK not long after the first season’s release, and I have an early copy of the…

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InuYasha Season 1 (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

The first season of InuYasha got a re-release from Anime Limited for the UK, on Blu-ray with a better presentation compared to the Viz Media release.

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The Dragon Dentist (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray & DVD) Unboxing

Studio Khara’s Dragon Dentist series finally went on offer during Anime Limited’s Summer sale, so I was able to pick it up after watching the original short during…

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Anti-Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

Another one of Crunchyroll’s titles was released by Anime Limited earlier in the year and I picked it up!

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Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? III (Limited Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

The third season of DanMachi finally received its premium limited edition set and shipped out early!

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Combatants Will Be Dispatched! (Limited Edition Blu-ray & DVD) Unboxing

Another one of Natsume Akatsuki’s fantasy anime series is finally out on Blu-ray, so I picked up the limited edition!

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Fire Force Season 2 Parts 1 & 2 (Limited Edition Blu-ray & DVD) Unboxing

The second season of Fire Force was released on home video in the west last year, and with the LE going on offer via Rightstuf I picked it…

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Otaku Collection Haul for July 2022

This month’s haul includes a bunch of items picked up in town plus sale deals, pre-orders finally appearing and a couple more items that were out of stock…

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Cardcaptor Sakura (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

Cardcaptor Sakura returns to the UK in its original form and on Blu-ray using Japan’s 2017 scan.

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