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Full Dive: This Ultimate Next-Gen Full Dive RPG Is Even Shittier than Real Life! (Limited Edition Blu-ray & DVD) Unboxing

From the Cautious Hero author and the Kemono Michi animation studio comes another VRMMORPG anime with some interesting concepts that will make or break your interest in this…

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Otaku Collection Haul for April 2022

This month’s haul introduces Discotek Media Blu-rays to the collection, as well as another venture into town to help build up the book and video games collection.

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Wonder Egg Priority (Limited Edition Blu-ray & DVD) Unboxing

One of 2021’s most divisive anime shows got one of Funimation’s last limited edition treatments before they rebranded as Crunchyroll. The UK branch also managed to get the…

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July 2022 Solicitations for US Anime Home Video Releases

Aniplex returns with another batch of their LE releases, while Crunchyroll goes through another batch of standard only Blu-ray sets.

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Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

While Funimation has the earlier instalments, Anime Limited managed to get their hands on the three-part film series Sinners of the System with a neat collector’s package to…

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Love Live! The School Idol Movie (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

Despite the series being a poor seller, Anime Limited managed to acquire the film for Love Live! School Idol Project in 2021. And I now double-dipped for the…

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Big Order (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

From the creator of The Future Diary comes what is considered to be an absolute trainwreck. But Crunchyroll decided it was big enough to get a Blu-ray release…

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Q2 2022 Solicitations for UK Anime Home Video Releases

The second quarter of 2022 in the UK features Girls und Panzer das Finale, HINAMATSURI, Jujutsu Kaisen, Lupin the Third Part 5 & More!

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Otaku Collection Haul for March 2022

This haul is huge. No doubt about that. Tons of anime, games and films joining the collection. This includes highly anticipated anime releases all the way to a…

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train (Limited Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

Mugen Train’s theatrical version is finally released in the UK, though by Funimation rather than Anime Limited. And we also receive the US limited edition contents brought over…

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Ghost in the Shell (Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray) Unboxing

A while back, Ghost in the Shell got the 4K treatment and now I finally picked it up for the UHD collection.

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June 2022 Solicitations for US Anime Home Video Releases

Crunchyroll takes over Funimation’s home video releases with a small amount, while Sentai offers another batch of new and re-releases.

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Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 1 (Limited Edition Blu-ray & DVD) Unboxing

The first half of Attack on Titan’s Final Season (aka Season 4) just landed in the UK while Part 2 is still airing in Japan. I got the…

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Dr. STONE: Stone Wars (Limited Edition Blu-ray & DVD) Unboxing

The second season of Dr. STONE was recently released on home video, and I opted for the US limited edition since the UK won’t be getting it.

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Yokai Monsters Collection (Limited Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

Last year Arrow released a collection of Japanese Yokai films which also included Takashi Miike’s 2005 remake, in a pretty nice limited edition box set.

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The Daimajin Trilogy (Limited Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

The classic 1966 kaiju trilogy DAIMAJIN was released on Blu-ray in the UK last year, and I finally picked up Arrow’s limited edition box set.

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By the Grace of the Gods Season 1 (Limited Edition Blu-ray & DVD) Unboxing

Another isekai series gets the limited edition treatment, but for this Funimation series it wasn’t brought over to the UK so I decided to import it.

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Yona of the Dawn (Limited Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

Released in the UK about half a decade ago, Yona of the Dawn is now back in print and has received a limited edition set from Funimation’s UK…

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Josee, the Tiger and the Fish (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

After a few months of delays, Josee, the Tiger & the Fish is now available in the UK on Blu-ray and Anime Limited has provided a solid collector’s…

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Otaku Collection Haul for February 2022

For this month’s haul, more games have been picked up for the Nintendo Switch and more Hong Kong films arrive to continue growing the collection. There’s also some…

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Ride Your Wave (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray & DVD) Unboxing

The collector’s release for Masaaki Yuasa’s Ride Your Wave went down in price in recent weeks so I finally picked it up for the collection.

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Black Lagoon (Limited Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

Black Lagoon is another KAZE title returning to the UK from Anime Limited. This set covers both seasons and the OVA series altogether.

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May 2022 Solicitations for US Anime Home Video Releases

May 2022’s release schedule features the remaining episodes of Black Clover as well as Full-Dive, Nana, Somali and the Forest Spirit and more!

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Interspecies Reviewers (Limited Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing [NSFW]

NSFW! 2020’s most raunchy anime had a rough start but managed to get a home video release from Rightstuf and Critical Mass Video.

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Otaku Collection Haul for January 2022

We start off 2022 with the Nintendo Switch OLED, Chainsaw Man, Hunter x Hunter and many more titles now joining the collection from Anime, Manga, Games and Asian…

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My-HiME (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

Another Beez/Bandai license gets rescued as Sunrise’s My-HiME is back in the UK from Anime Limited in a collector’s package.

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Boogiepop Phantom (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

The first Boogiepop anime series makes its return to the UK on Blu-ray from Anime Limited with a nice collector’s package.

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Plunderer Parts 1 & 2 (Limited Edition Blu-ray & DVD) Unboxing

The Part 1 limited edition had numerous pushbacks for the UK, but it arrived and was available in stock so I ordered it alongside Part 2 to have…

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April 2022 Solicitations for US Anime Home Video Releases

More Aniplex titles Funimation picked up in 2020 are getting released, and there’s a few more 2021 titles scheduled including MEGALOBOX 2 NOMAD and Tomozaki.

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Kakegurui (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

Gambling anime series Kakegurui finally lands on Blu-ray in the UK, and while it doesn’t include the Netflix dub it does have nice collector’s packaging!

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Kaiba (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

Masaaki Yuasa’s 2008 original series Kaiba lands its way into the UK on Blu-ray with some neat packaging.

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El-Hazard: The Magnificent World (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

Classic 90s OVA series El-Hazard is back in the UK on Blu-ray from Anime Limited.

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Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! Season 1 (Limited Edition Blu-ray & DVD) Unboxing

Out of print before its release, then somehow made available for Madman in Australia, Uzaki-chan’s limited edition Blu-ray finally arrived after a two month wait.

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Q1 2022 Solicitations for UK Anime Home Video Releases

The first quarter of 2022 in the UK provides a bunch of collector’s and standard sets featuring Cardcaptor Sakura, Heaven’s Feel III, Isekai Quartet & More

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Otaku Collection Haul for December 2021

Just like how 2020 wrapped up, the end of 2021 also concludes with another massive haul thanks to Christmas sales and the presents. We also have some surprise…

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The Video Games I Played in 2021 (Part 2)

The second part of my 2021 completed games discussion list! Part 2 covers titles like Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1, MediEvil, Sakura Wars, Sly Cooper & More!

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The Video Games I Played in 2021 (Part 1)

I managed to finish 38 games in 2021, so here’s a summary of my thoughts for each one! Part 1 covers titles like Yakuza 6, Kandagawa Jet Girls,…

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Grav’s Complete Otaku Collection – 2021 Edition

Another year has passed and that means more anime, games, films and books have been acquired throughout 2021.

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

The successor to Ashita no Joe landed in the UK last year, and I finally picked it up as part of the Christmas 2021 haul.

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Sword Art Online: Alicization -War of Underworld- Parts 1 & 2 (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

The second half of the Alicization storyline is now on Blu-ray in the UK, though many won’t be able to get it until 2022, but those like me…

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Nichijou: My Ordinary Life (Limited Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

Kyoto Animation’s fun comedy series finally makes it to the UK on Blu-ray, and unlike the US we managed to get a limited edition!

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Nobuhiko Obayashi’s Anti-War Trilogy (Limited Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

Third Window returns with a new limited edition box set offering Nobuhiko Obayashi’s Anti-War Trilogy series! And it has a booklet.

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Neon Genesis Evangelion (Ultimate Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

Neon Genesis Evangelion is finally back in print, and we have ourselves an Ultimate Edition Blu-ray box set from Anime Limited.

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March 2022 Solicitations for US Anime Home Video Releases

Sentai offers more Crunchyroll anime, while Funimation slowly gets through their backlog with Dr. STONE Season 2 finally coming to Blu-ray.

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Fate/EXTRA Last Encore (Limited Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

Another Fate series joins the collection with Fate/EXTRA adapted by Shaft, aka the one that has the UMU girl Nero.

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Fate/EXTRA Last Encore (Limited Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

Another Fate series joins the collection with Fate/EXTRA adapted by Shaft, aka the one that has the UMU girl Nero.

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Fate/Apocrypha Box Sets 1 & 2 (Limited Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

More Fate joins the collection with the Apocrypha anime series adapted by A-1 Pictures, which Aniplex of America released in two box sets a few years ago.

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Fate/Apocrypha Box Sets 1 & 2 (Limited Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

More Fate joins the collection with the Apocrypha anime series adapted by A-1 Pictures, which Aniplex of America released in two box sets a few years ago.

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Summer Days with Coo (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray & DVD) Unboxing

Before releasing Birthday Wonderland and Miss Hokusai, Keiichi Hara made a film over a decade ago about a kappa. And now I finally picked up the UK Blu-ray…

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Summer Days with Coo (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray & DVD) Unboxing

Before releasing Birthday Wonderland and Miss Hokusai, Keiichi Hara made a film over a decade ago about a kappa. And now I finally picked up the UK Blu-ray…

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