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Great Pretender (Deluxe Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

WIT Studio’s original anime series Great Pretender from Netflix is now on home video! This is Anime Limited’s deluxe box set presented with a lot of cases, artwork…

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Otaku Collection Haul for February 2024

Welcome to the Otaku Collection haul for the month of February 2024. This update features 8 anime releases, 12 manga volumes, 7 physical video games, 5 live-action Asian…

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May 2024 Solicitations for US Anime Home Video Releases

Crunchyroll returns from their brief break with dozens of new releases including Mob Psycho 100 III and Konosuba’s Explosion spin-off series.

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Blue Thermal (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

A film adaptation of Blue Thermal has made its way into the UK via Anime Limited with a collector’s Blu-ray set.

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Otaku Collection Haul for January 2024

We start off the year with the delayed Anime Limited pre-orders and also a new Discotek Media haul. There’s more Asian & World Cinema titles plus a new…

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NieA_7 (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

MVM have released many of Yoshitoshi ABe’s works over the years, but they have now finally picked up NieA_7 for the UK and on Blu-ray.

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April 2024 Solicitations for US Anime Home Video Releases

Crunchyroll takes a break but Sentai offers a few recent shows plus a Blu-ray collection for an older franchise.

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SHIROBAKO (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

Fan favourite anime series about making anime makes its UK home video debut through Anime Limited, with a fancy collector’s edition.

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Parasyte -the maxim- (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

Sci-fi horror series Parasyte is now back in print, this time through Anime Limited with a complete series collector’s release.

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Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

Kaiji makes its UK home video debut from Anime Limited, with the first season Ultimate Survivor released on Blu-ray first.

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Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma Season 1 (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

The first season of Food Wars! is now back in print here in the UK thanks to Anime Limited, with a new collector’s edition to go with it.

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Flowers of Evil (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

Shūzō Oshimi’s Flowers of Evil was adapted into a rotoscoped anime a decade ago, but now it’s back in print in the UK and on Blu-ray by Anime…

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Akame ga Kill! (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

The fantasy shonen action series Akame ga Kill! makes its return to the UK with a complete collection set by Anime Limited.

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Q1 2024 Solicitations for UK Asian Cinema Home Video Releases

Asian Cinema continues to thrive in the UK market, with new films, more J-Horror, 60s classics returning to the spotlight and of course more action from Japan &…

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Q1 2024 Solicitations for UK Anime Home Video Releases

We start off 2024 with a small variety of titles from each distributor, including Animatsu rescue licenses, the UK debut of NieA_7 (which just went out of print…

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The Video Games I Played in 2023 (Part 2)

The second part of my 2023 completed games discussion list! Here’s my thoughts on 9 classic PlayStation games, two Cave bullet hell games, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and more!

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The Video Games I Played in 2023 (Part 1)

For 2023, I finished 30 games which is fewer than the previous year! Nevertheless we have some solid picks here with more Resident Evil games, more Neptunia Vita…

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Otaku Collection Haul for December 2023

To conclude the 2023 hauls we receive a dozen Sentai Filmworks titles from their Black Friday sale, the annual holiday haul, and joining our collection are a couple…

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Grav’s Complete Otaku Collection – 2023 Edition

The hauls have grown throughout 2023 and my shelves are getting full! Here’s a look at how my collection has done in 2023 in this 11th update.

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Gundam Build Fighters Parts 1 & 2 (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

Sunrise’s Gunpla focused Gundam series has now made its UK home video debut after the US have had theirs since 2016! Here’s a look at both parts of…

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Gundam Build Fighters Parts 1 & 2 (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

Sunrise’s Gunpla focused Gundam series has now made its UK home video debut after the US have had theirs since 2016! Here’s a look at both parts of…

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Mobile Fighter G Gundam Parts 1 & 2 (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

Mobile Fighter G Gundam finally makes its UK home video debut with Anime Limited’s two part collector’s edition releases.

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March 2024 Solicitations for US Anime Home Video Releases

Another small slate but Makoto Shinkai’s Suzume and the Urusei Yatsura remake are both now slated for home video.

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To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

Maybe’s fantasy series that MAPPA adapted a few years back is now on Blu-ray from Anime Limited on behalf of Crunchyroll.

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Blood-C (Ultimate Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

Anime Limited rescued the Blood-C franchise and released an Ultimate Edition a while back. After a lightning deal offer during their Christmas sale I decided to pick it…

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Otaku Collection Haul for November 2023

For this month’s batch concludes the final remaining Rightstuf orders (including more Aniplex), a whole bunch of Asian films that should have been picked up over the years,…

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My Dress-Up Darling Season 1 (Limited Edition Blu-ray & DVD) Unboxing [NSFW]

My Dress-Up Darling was finally released on home video, but the limited edition was not released in the UK so I opted for the US release instead.

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Evangelion: 3.0+1.11 Thrice Upon a Time (Deluxe Edition 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray) Unboxing

The fourth & final Rebuild of Evangelion film is now available on home video, and it’s also in 4K by Anime Limited!

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February 2024 Solicitations for US Anime Home Video Releases

Sentai brings back one of their first BDs to print and an older series receives the premium treatment, meanwhile Crunchyroll adds another subtitled only series and Spy x…

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Hula Fulla Dance (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

Aniplex and Bandai Namco’s Hula Fulla Dance makes its home video debut by Anime Limited with a collector’s package!

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Vivy -Fluorite Eye’s Song- (Limited Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

Aniplex, WIT Studio & the Re:ZERO creator all collaborated together to produce the original sci-fi anime series Vivy which was released on Blu-ray last year. And recently I…

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Fate/Grand Carnival (Limited Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

The Carnival Phantasm style series Fate/Grand Carnival managed to make its way onto home video by Aniplex of America. It’s a short series but it’s more Fate.

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Fate/Grand Order Final Singularity – Grand Temple of Time: Solomon (Limited Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

After airing the Babylonia anime series, Aniplex & Type-Moon also adapted the Final Singularity Solomon arc as a theatrical film, which was released by Aniplex of America.

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Alongside Babylonia, Aniplex & Type-Moon also adapted Fate/Grand Order’s Camelot story arc across two theatrical films which Aniplex of America have released!

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Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia Box Sets I & II (Limited Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

After various Fate spin-off adaptations, Aniplex & Type-Moon shifted over to adapting the Fate/Grand Order gacha game, starting with the Babylonia arc which Aniplex of America released across…

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Burn the Witch (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

Tite Kubo’s Burn the Witch anime has now made its way onto home video in the UK, with Anime Limited distributing!

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Ascendance of a Bookworm Seasons 1 & 2 (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

It took many months, but Anime Limited has finally managed to release their collector’s edition for Ascendance of a Bookworm Seasons 1 & 2.

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Otaku Collection Haul for October 2023

For this month’s batch marks the first half of the final remaining orders coming from Rightstuf, while we also have a few more noteworthy additions including another Discotek…

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OVERLORD IV (Limited Edition Blu-ray & DVD) Unboxing

The fourth season of the dark fantasy isekai series OVERLORD has just been released on home video by Crunchyroll. And here we have the limited edition to match…

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January 2024 Solicitations for US Anime Home Video Releases

Crunchyroll starts off the year with a small selection featuring Bocchi, Ningen Fushin and the Quintuplets Movie.

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Q4 2023 Solicitations for UK Asian Cinema Home Video Releases

We wrap up 2023 with more Jackie Chan & Jet Li films as well as re-releases and a few more classics from Japan & Hong Kong making their…

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Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Season 2 (Limited Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

The second season of Re:ZERO is finally available on home video and as a complete season set. Given the state of the UK license, I decided to go…

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Q4 2023 Solicitations for UK Anime Home Video Releases

The UK line-up wraps up 2023 with some pretty big names including Chainsaw Man, Evangelion 3.0+1.11, My Dress-Up Darling and many more.

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Otaku Collection Haul for September 2023

For this month’s batch we continue the Limited Run Games pickups and also catch up on more Viz Media manga and a few big Asian box sets.

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The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 (Limited Edition Blu-ray & DVD) Unboxing

The second season of The Rising of the Shield Hero is now available in the UK and its limited edition was also brought over (and done correctly).

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December 2023 Solicitations for US Anime Home Video Releases

We wrap up the year with another smaller batch of titles but here we have Carole & Tuesday’s premium making its long-awaited appearance as well as Eureka Seven’s…

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Enter the Dragon (50th Anniversary HMV Cine Edition 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray) Unboxing

The 50th Anniversary release of Enter the Dragon is now available and it’s in 4K Ultra HD! The collector’s sets were released 1 month after the standard, so…

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Junk Head (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

A film that took seven years to make, Takahide Hori’s stop-motion anime film Junk Head is now released in the UK on Blu-ray by Anime Limited with a…

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Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

Ayumu Watanabe and STUDIO4°C collaborate once again to bring us Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko, which is now available on Blu-ray by Anime Limited in the UK.

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