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New and Re-stock DVD and Blu-ray Anime

Free-Eternal-SummerHere is a list of new and re-stock DVD and Blu-rays that just arrived.

Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam Collection 1 Blu-ray

Wizard Barristers DVD

No-Rin The Complete Series Blu-ray/DVD

Tokyo ESP Blu-ray/DVD

Free! -Eternal Summer- Season 2 BD/DVD

Free! Season 1 DVD Complete Collection

When They Cry Season 1 Blu-ray and DVD (Release Date 3/15/2016

no-rinDaily Lives of High School Boys Complete Standard Edition BD

Black Lagoon DVD/BD Complete Series

Student Council’s Discretion DVD Seasons 1 & 2 Collections

Gundam, Mobile Suit UC (Unicorn) DVD Parts 1 thru 4

Lupin the 3rd Vs Detective Conan The Movie DVD

Lupin The 3rd: From Siberia With Love DVD

Lupin the 3rd: Bye Bye, Lady Liberty DVD

Lovely Complex (Love*Com) DVD Complete Series

Black-Lagoon-DVD-Blu-ray-Complete-Series-Hyb-Anime-Classics-Seasons-1-2Cutie Honey DVD Complete Collection (Original 1973 TV Series)

Tsuritama DVD Complete Collection

Captain Harlock: Space Pirate DVD Complete TV Series

Fate/Stay Night DVD Complete Collection

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya DVD Complete Collection

Towanoquon Blu-ray Complete Collection

Girls und Panzer DVD Complete TV Series

Phi-Brain – The Puzzle of God Season 2: Orpheus Order Collection 1 & 2

wizard-barristersPhi-Brain – The Puzzle of God Season 1 DVD Collection 1 & 2

Un-Go DVD Complete Collection

Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 DVD Complete Collection

Rurouni Kenshin: New Kyoto Arc DVD

AKB0048 Season 1 DVD Complete Collection

AKB0048 Season 2: Next Stage DVD Complete Collection

Planzet DVD

Just In Re-stock Anime

shirobako-Here is a list of the re-stock anime we just go in:

Sword Art Online Season 1 vol. 1, 3 & 4

Sword Art Online Season II vol 1

Ah My Buddha!

Evangelion 2.22 Blu-ray

Samurai 7 Complete Series

Shirobako

Desert Punk

arrowGhost in the Shell 2nd Gig S.A.C.

Ah! My Goddess Complete Collection vol 1-6 (26 episodes Season 1)

Chaika: The Coffin Princess

814131014986_anime-chaika-coffin-princess-blu-rayTitle: Chaika The Coffin Princess season 1

Director: Soichi Masui

Creator: Ichiro Sakaki

Anime Writer: Touko Machida

Studio: Bones

U. S. Distributor: Sentai Filmworks, Section 23

Format: Blu-ray/ 12 Episodes / 300 Minutes

Genre: Fantasy, Action, Supernatural

Age Rating: TV 14

Overall Personal Rating: B+

Synopsis:

The end of the war with the Gaz Empire only meant unemployment for former Saboteur Toru Acura. So when he collides with fate in the form of a young girl carrying a coffin through a forest, it doesn’t take much convincing for Toru and his similarly inclined step-sister Akari to join young wizard Chaika on her bizarre quest: to collect the scattered body parts of the former Emperor.

Unfortunately, the severed pieces were carried off by the Heroes who killed him, and some think that reassembling them could restart the war! On top of that, Chaika may not be who she claims to be, as there are others conducting similar missions all across the kingdoms. Is Chaika a dead man’s daughter, picking up the pieces for burial, or is there something far more sinister in the works? The winds of war are stirring and there are dragons waiting in the darkness ahead for Chaika The Coffin Princess!

Commentary:

Chaika The Coffin Princess is not what I expected. I was thoughtful and full of dark mystery. The series first came across as just another dark fantasy, but as it progressed I found the plot to be much thicker and well developed. You never really know who or what Chaika is but it does become easy to by into the little group because of the blind faith that Toru who is looking for a reason to live.

The other thing that makes it easy to like this series is the animation. Bones does a lot of different animation it doesn’t always work, but for Chaika the look and feel is spot on. The story fits the fanciful world they live in and helps keep things moving along. That being said I am getting a little tired of seeing the magical rings show up in every show to evidence some summons or spell being cast. It is over used I think it would have worked just fine without it.

Overall Grade: B+

Chaika the Coffin Princess is a strong fantasy that give you enough story and plot to make it worth while to get involved in.  As it worked toward the end of the first 12 episodes I was hoping for more information and maybe even a secret or two to be revealed, but I was left wanting more. Sometimes it is a terrible way to setup a series but when the story and plot are strong enough it is a wonderful way to move the series along. Chaika the Coffin Princess  voice acting was rather tight and caught the feeling exceptionally well. The only draw back was Crystal LaPort who played Fredrika. She came across whinny and took to the high pitch end all too much that it became annoying, much the way Monica Rail plays many of her characters. It is just too much.

Chaika the Coffin Princess is a great option for the fantasy lover. It should be easy to get past the tired Lolita crap laid out with Chaika and get into the story. For those of you looking for something different then this might be just what you are looking for. I found much of the drama and action that is found in Sword Art Online and some of the solid plot of Fullmetal Alchemist.

Check it out and enjoy.

Mobile Suit Gundam Collection 1 on Blu-ray (anime review)

Mobile Suit Gundam Collection 1Title: Mobile Suit Gundam Collection 1 on Blu-ray

Director: Yoshiyuki Tomino

Studio: Nippon Sunrise

U. S. Distributor: Sunrise

U. S. Re-Release Date: Nov. 3rd, 2015

Format: Blu-ray / 21 Episodes / 525 Minutes

Genre: Sci Fi, Mecha, Action, Adventure

Age Rating: TV 14

Overall Personal Rating: C+

Synopsis:

Universal Century 0079. The rebel space colonies of the Principality of Zeon launch a war of independence against the Earth Federation, using humanoid fighting vehicles called mobile suits to overwhelm the Federation Forces and conquer half of Earth’s surface. Months later, the Federation has finally developed its own prototype mobile suits at a remote space colony. But when the colony suffers a Zeon surprise attack, these new weapons fall into the hands of a motley crew of civilians and cadets, and fate places a youth named Amuro Ray at the controls of the white mobile suit Gundam.

Commentary: 

I am not sure how many times I have said this statement this year alone, but sometimes things are better off left in the imagination of the ones who love it. Mobile Suite Gundam Collection 1 is one of those things. The series, to put it quite simply, did not age very well. The one saving grace is that the Japanese language track is provided. I recall how I felt about Mobile Suite Gundam in my youth when it was something different in our anther simplistic world and now I can say that Mobile Suit Gundam has taken on the simplistic moniker. I find everything about it rather difficult to watch. I understand that it is being released to satisfy the hard core fans of the franchise because many of them see this particular series in the franchise as one of the best. I wish I could join that camp, but the story just doesn’t do it for me.

Overall Grade: C+

On a nostalgic level I found it fun to watch and Mobile Suite Gundam provided many laughs, most not intended. The animation reminded me of bad 70’s look that I didn’t even like back then and the choppy writing that tells the story but in a way that is sometimes hard to follow and other times too simplistic. Deep down inside I would have loved to see this re-made with a new writing staff and contemporary animation techniques. I know that won’t happen because it is too easy to just re-release it in its full original glory.

Of course I didn’t think it was all bad. I still believe that Mobile Suite Gundam and a few other series set the stage for the onslaught of great Mecha series that followed and there is also a marketing machine behind the Gundam franchise that needs to be recognized for its unequaled ability to own the ability to keep the fandom alive and growing. I can’t say that about other long live series. So, if you are looking for a trip down memory lane or just need to see where the craze all began then this is worth picking up or at least finding someone who dished out the cold cash and hang out at their place for a few days.

New and Restock DVD / Blu-ray

Aria-the-Scarlet-AmmoHere is the list of new and restocked DVD and Blu-ray that just arrived.

Going by the Book DVD

Soul Eater DVD Complete Series

Aria the Scarlet Ammo DVD/Blu-ray Complete Series

Turn A Gundam Part 1 DVD

Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro BD Collector’s Ed.

Haikyu!! Collection 1 DVD

Sunday Without God DVD Complete Collection

anime-Lupin-the-3rd-The-Castle-of-CagliostroPing Pong DVD/BD

Baccano! DVD Complete Series

Freezing Season 1 DVD/Blu-ray Complete Set

Freezing Season 2: Vibration DVD/Blu-ray Complete Set

Log Horizon DVD Collection 1

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: The Laughing Man DV

Free! Season 1 DVD Complete Collection

We also go in an outstanding Art Book:

SKY LONGING FOR MEMORIES: THE ART OF MAKOTO SHINKAI (COLOR)

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Free Raffle for our 4th Anniversary

 

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It is time once again for our Anniversary Raffle. It runs September 11 – October 11, 2014. One ticket per person per day, you must be in attendance at the store to receive a ticket. You must provide your first name and contact information. This information will not be used for any other purpose and will be destroyed at the end of the raffle.

Winning numbers will appear on our website October 12, 2014. It is your responsibility to look up the numbers to see if you have won. We will attempt to contact winners but can not guarantee we will be successful.

Only one prize per person. It will be the first ticket drawn with your name.

Any winning prize must be picked up by 5pm on October 19, 2014-no exceptions. Your winning ticket must be presented. I.D. is necessary for age restricted items (16+, 18+).

For unclaimed prizes, a new ticket will be drawn  and appear on our website October 20th and must be picked up by 5pm October 27th.

Used Items In

This list is only for information and not updated as an inventory. If you have questions on any specific item, please call us at 314-543-3009 during business hours.

Manga/Books:

1Akihabara @ Deep 1

Alice in the Country of Hearts 1

Angel Sanctuary 1,2

Black Butler 1

Book Girl Novel

Butterflies, Flowers 4

Cromartie 1,3

Dazzle 1

Death Note 4,13

DNAngel  4-13

Fafner 2

Gin Tama  1-3

Hikaru No Go 1

Kingdom Hearts 2

Mars 1

Nana 2

Not Love  but Delicious Chocolate

Oishinbo; Rame & Gyoza

Otomen 1-3

Pearl Pink1

Seho Boys High School 1-3

Sgt Frog (1-3), 4,5,6,7

Stellar Six 1

Soul Eater 1-6

Gaming:

GBA:Shrek

NDS: Shrek Super Slam

NDS: Crash Boom Bang

X Box 360- Foreign Import:

Burnout Paradise

Forza 2

Grand Theft Auto 4

Viva Pinata

PGR 3

Ridge Racer 6

Blue Dragon

Ninety-Nine Nights

Kameo

Dead or Alive

Video:

Gakuen Heaven Box Set

Loveless

Miku no polis Volcaloid concert

Mirage of Blaze

One Piece Season 4 voyage 5

Otoboku

Robotech Remastered 5

Sgt Frog Season 2 Box Set

Shigurui Blu Ray

Terminator

 

 

 

Used Items In

Anime:

Moon PhaseInuYasha 1

Sailor Moon The Trouble With Rini

Sailor Moon A Heroine is Chosen

Wolf’s Rain Leader of the Pack (EP. 1-5)

Yu Gi Oh 1

Yu Yu Hakusho  (EP 40-42)

Manga:

After School Nightmare 10

Aishiteruze 7

Angel Sanctuary 1

Anima 1-3

Area 88 Vol 1

Black Butler 1-4

Boy Princess 2

Buso Renkin 3

Candidate for Goddess 1

Death Note  1-6,-7,9

Demon Diary 1-7

Descendants of Darkness

Dragon Knights 1-3

Eternal Sabbath 1-4,6-8

Eterrnity 1,2,4,5

Excel Saga 1,5

Flame  of Recca 8

Fruits Basket 8-10,12,17

Full Metal Alchemist 2-4

Full Moon 2,4-7

Glass Wings

Gravitation 1,2,

Gravitation the Novel

Gravitation EX 1

Hayate the Combat Butler 6,7

Hands Off 1

Hellsing 1

Honey Mustard 1-4

Inuyasha (Tall) 1,2

I.N.V.U. 1-3,5

Kill Me, Kiss Me 1

La Esperanca 1

Louie the Rune Soldier  1-4

Moon Phase 1,2,6,7,9,10,11

Naruto 27

Neon Genesis Evangelion 1 (Tall)

Night of the Beasts 1

Only the Ring Finger Knows

Orphen 4

PhD 2-4

Pita Ten 2

Project Arms 3,10

Psychic Academy 5

Prince of Tennis 1,3-7

Qwan 1-4

Ragnarok 1-10

Ral Grad 3,4

Rebirth 1-22

Recast 1,2,4

Record of Lodoss War  1

Red River 7,8,9,10,11

Rurouni Kenshin 1,2

Saiyuki 1-3,5

Seven

Shinobi Life 7

Tokyo Bays and Girls 2-5

Tsubasa Those with Wings 3

Yu Gi Oh 1

Zombie Loan 2-3, 10

 

 

New Items In

Here is a list of items that have come in. This is only for information and not updated as an inventory.

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T-Shirts:

Panty and Stocking Hollow Kitty Women’s M

Black Rock Shooter Women’s S,M

K-ON Women’s S

Kingdom Hearts Women’s  S, M, L

Naruto  Pakku  Women’s XL

Tiger and Bunny  M, L

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Sailor Uranus Women’s s,M

Hello Kitty Women’s  S, M

Soul Eater Maka Women’s S

Soul Eater Death the Kid  Women’s  S

Blankets:

Kyubey Madoka Magica

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Hetalia Group

Black Butler Sebastian and Ciel

Waiting in the Summer

Sword Art Online Immortal Object

Oreimo

Sonic

Shadow from Sonic

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Other Items:

Kyubey  socks

Attack on Titan Necklace

Tales of Symphonia Cards

Mugs and Cups:

Listen to me Girls

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Voltron

Rurouni Kenshin

Magi

Shakugan No Shana

Vividred Operation

Hakuoki

Sankarea

FMA

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Ouran High School Host Club

Inu Yasha

Mega Man

Rin

Blue Exorcist

Hetalia Group

Fairy Tail Happy

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Hetalia Make Pasta Not War

Heaven’s Lost Property

Sword Art Online

Accel World

Panty and Stocking

Spice and Wolf

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Madoka Magica

Vampire Knight

 

 

 

 

Recent Items In

New:

Anime:

Attack on Titan Part 1 Blu-Ray/DVD Combo

Attack on Titan Part 1 Blu-Ray/DVD combo Limited Edition

Fuse: Memoirs of a Huntress

Core Drill Key ChainKoe De Oshigoto

Pandora Hearts 1 and 2

Toradora 2

Manga:

Bride of the Water God 15

Dengeki Daisy 14

Happy Mariage ?!6

Samurai Executioner Omnibus 1

Other:

Gurren Lagann Core Drill

Adventure Time Trading Figure in Tins

Idolmaster Million Dreams Trading Figures Set 2

Used:

Anime:

Origin

Sailor Moon The Retrun of the Doom Tree

Sailor Moon The Ties That Bind

Pokemon VHS

Manga:

D. Gray-Man 18

Magi 1

NO. 6 1,2

Tsubasa 2-12,15-20,22-24,26,27

Other:

Japanese New Type Magazine