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Help Kickstart Skip Beats Official North American Anime


The company that brought us Time of Eve is taking on another top of the line project and is asking for help.

Pied Piper only has 17 more days to raise $62,000 to reach their goal and are reaching out to everyone to help get the English dub for Skip Beats done.

Pied Piper, Inc. was responsible for the Time of EVE: The Movie Kickstarter, which mobilized over 2,700 fans worldwide to produce the definitive international Blu-ray release for Yasuhiro Yoshiura’s landmark scifi film.

Pied Piper, Inc.’s mission is to continue using crowdfunding to bring passionate fans behind niche titles that otherwise would not see an official release.

You can find out more about this exciting cowdfuning project at.


Be sure to check it out and if you are a serious Skip Beats fan like I know many of you are then it should be easy to raise the money needed to make it happen.

Here are a few of the highlights to point out:

  • from the same company that ran the “Time of EVE: The Movie” Kickstarter
  • rescue license for one of the great shoujo anime series of all time
  • dub co-produced by Cristina Vee and Mela Lee

Note: Animeggroll is providing this post as informational only and  has no role in the Kickstarter project or Pied Piper.

Space Brothers Collection 7 (anime review)

space-brothers-7Title: Space Brothers Collection 7 on Blu-ray

Director: Ayumu Watanabe

Music By: Toshiyuki Watanabe

Studio: A-1 Pictures

U. S. Distributor: Sentai Filmworks, Section 23

U. S. Release Date: February 16th, 2016

Format: Blu-ray / 11 episodes / 275 minutes

Genre: Sci Fi, Slice of Life, Action, Drama

Age Rating: TV 14

Overall Personal Grade: A


Whether in the planning rooms for lunar missions or the claustrophobic steel confines of an undersea laboratory, the one thing that every astronaut must learn to deal with is pressure.

But as deadly as the blowout of a pressurized cabin may be, the peer pressure that weighs on brothers Mutta and Hibito may be even more crippling. As Mutta prepares to journey to the bottom of the deep blue sea for NEEMO training, Hibito’s path descends to even lower depths as his inability to recover sends him into a downward emotional spiral. Will a trip to Russia be the cure for Hibito’s malaise?

Or, having once reached the stars, will he now end up forever grounded by NASA and JAXA? Yet even as one rising star falters, a second prepares for his ascent to the heavens as Mutta’s quest to reach space advances to the next level in the seventh spellbinding collection of Space Brothers!


I know that by saying how much I like Space Brother makes me sound like a broken record, but the simple fact is that it is one of the more humanistic slide of life series I have seen. It doesn’t just tel a story to make you cry or be happy. Space Brothers comes at you with real life lesson that make you stop and think about your own life and how you might react in the same situation. Space Brothers collection seven provides us with more trials and tribulations for the brothers and also give us a glimpse at what it means to be a brother, either a younger one of a big brother. There is something special about family that has a universal understanding about it.

I had my concerns that with a series this long that it will lose it’s way and either become a silly redundant story about brotherhood and achieving dreams. Instead it gives us a plot line that makes thing tough for both brothers and shows us how life can be about choices and decisions rather than just dumb luck.

Overall Grade: A

Again these 12 episodes put you in the mood to stand up and applaud what you have just watched. Space Brothers is written by a person who have experience life in a way that makes it interesting with a understanding of the universal struggles that we all go through from fear, anger, frustration and competition against friends. I was impressed how each emotion was brought out and exposed in both of the brothers. There is also the aspect of understanding and friendship that comes into play for each. I found myself looking at myself and trying to see when I was in a situation like this. No I am not an astronaut and yes these struggles are not the same for everyone, but when you watch the series and get to these episodes you will understand what I am saying.

This is a great series and I know most anime fans will not even care about it. It may not be Free or Attack on Titan, but it much better. Space Brothers is about us, humanity and how we go about working toward our dreams. So, if you are looking for a heart warming series that gives you more to think about than how many bad guys get killed then you really need to pick this up. Be sure to start from the beginning. You will thank me later.

Bring on the last collection!!!!!!!


Items Just Arrived

Here is a list of new items that have arrived today. This list is only for information and not updated as an inventory.

Phone Charms:imageimage

Sailor Moon Assortment


Naruto Leaf Village (blue)

Manga/ Novels:

20th Century Boys 1

Ajin 2,4

Akama ga Kill 2

All You Need is Kill Omnibus

Another (Novel)

Assassination Classroom 1,3

Deadman Wonderland 1,8

Devil is a Part Timer 1 (Novel)

Fairy Tail 47

Girls Und Panzer 1

Girls Und Panzer: Little Army 2

Judge 2

Monster 4

My Love Story 4

No Game, No Life 1

Ouran High School 1

Puella Magi Tart Magica 1

Say I Love YOu 5

Skip Beat 34

Soul Eater 25

Spice and Wolf 14 (Novel)

Sword Art Online Progressive 1,2 (Novel)

Until death Do Us Part 7

Voice Over 10

What Did You Eat Yesterday? 7


Howl’s Moving Castle

Yu Yu Hakusho Season 2


DBZ Trading  figures

Naruto Trading figures

Key Chains:


Kingdom Hearts







New Items in Today

Her e is a list of the items that have come in today. This list is only for information and not updated as an inventory. If you have any questions, our phone number is 314-543-3009.


2Fairy Tail Guild Crest Wallet

Tsundre Chikara  Fan

Yaoi Hissatsu Fan

“Free! Swim Club” Key Chain

Pop! Figures; Ciel, Grell, Sebastian, Eren Jaeger, Eren Titan form, Mikasa Ackerman, Colossal Titan, Len, Luka, Rin

Akatsuki Trading Figures

1Asuna and Kirito Keychains

Dramatical Murder Phone Charms


A Letter to Momo

3Cardcaptor Sakura 1

Castle in the Sky

Engaged to be Unidentified

Pom Poko

Sailor Moon Season 1 part 2

Space Brothers

Tiger and Bunny Movie 2 Rising


Alice in the Country of Joker 7

Antique Bakery 4

Black Butler 12,18,19

Cage of Eden 17

1Deadman Wonderland 1,2

Deva Zan

Dragonar Academy 5

Fairy Tail 3, 11, 38

2Food Wars 1

Gantz 34

I Am Alice: Body Swap in Wonderland 3

Manga Dogs 3

Nurse Hitomi’s Monster Infirmary 1

3Not simple

Secret 1


Witchcraft Works 3


February Raffle Winners

Animeggroll had a free raffle this month. It all began with a donation of two Kawakon tickets by the family Aric, one of the original staff members of Kawakon. Then, AnimeSTL donated a 2015 custom game mat. To round things out, we added a pair of electronic cat ears. Thank you to everyone who participated. So, here are the winning nubers.

#1 Anime St Louis Game Mat    1858776

#2 Electronic Cat Ears                1858706

#3 Two Tickets to Kawakon       1858651

As a final note, since I have someone’s attention, on May 25th in honor of International Towel Day ( ), for anyone who donates a used towel in good condition or a roll of paper towels for a local animal shelter, they will receive 20% off any one item.


Original Post:

Animeggroll will be having a raffle starting January 23rd  and ending February 20th.

Here are the details:


Anyone may enter the raffle. Only one ticket per person for this raffle event. Consent from guardians must be obtained when necessary.


Enter to win one of 3 prizes.

1.Custom Anime St Louis Game Mat

2. Necomimi Electronic Cat Ears

3. Two badges to Kawakon 2015


No purchase necessary. Must give contact information (will not be used for any other purpose.


Starting January 23 and continues until February 20th at 9pm.

Winners will be notified February 21st.


Pick up your free ticket at Animeggroll.


1. Game mat was generously donated by AnimeSTL.

2. Because they are so awesome.

3. In memory of Aric Ferrell, a wonderful friend and original staff member for Kawakon, his parents have donated the badges.


Get a free raffle ticket in store and choose what prize you would like to try to win. No Purchase necessary.

We will need your contact information to notify winners.

Tickets are for weekend badges and do not include anything else. Please refer to Kawakon website for all details pertaining to badges and attendance. Badge winner must fill out badge registration form to qualify for them and it must be completed by 5pm on Feburary 22nd or prize will be forfeited.


Items That Arrived Today 1-22-15

imageimageimageimageimageimageimageHere is a list of things that have come in today. This list is only for information and not updated as an inventory. If you have any questions, our phone number is 314-543-3009.





Sailor Moon

Mega Man

Fairy Tail

School Rumble

Death Note

Lucky Star

Gurren Lagann

Dragon Ball Z

Black Butler

Ouran High School

One Piece


Ah! My Goddess


Blue Exorcist

Full Metal Alchemist

Inu Yasha

Ghost In The Shell



Death Note

Madoka Magica



Persona 4


Attack on Titan

So I Can’t Play H


Black Rock Shooter


Blast of Tempest

Deadman Wonderland

Hellsing Ultimate


Turouni Kenshin

Shakugan No Shana


Penguin Drum

Angel Beats

Inu X Boku

Psycho Pass

A Certain Scientific Railgun

Toaru Hikoushi

Kill La Kill

Future Diary

Ixion Saga

Okami Den


Samurai Flamenco

Date A Live

World Conquest


Panty and Stocking


Playing Cards:

Ouran High School

A Certain Scientific Railgun

Attack on Titan

Sailor Moon

Kamisama Kiss


Date A Live


Soul Eater


Angel Beats

Attack On Titan

A Certain Scientific Railgun

Body Pillows:






Key Chains:

Angel Beats

A Certain Scientific Railgun

Penguin Drum

Spice and Wolf

Panty and Stocking


Kamisama Kiss

Fruits Basket


Burst Angel



Fairy Tail (Aquarius, Taurus)

Azumanga Daioh


Ouran High School

Black Butler


Soul Eater

Junjo Romantica


Rosario Vampire

Sword Art Online




Blue Exorcist


Attack on Titan

Kill La Kill

World Conquest

Wall Scroll:

Junjo Romantica

Black Butler



Gunslinger Girl

Ghost in theShell


Trinity Blood

Black Cat

Moon Phase

Gurren Lagann

Death Note

Lucky Star

Sword Art Online

Fairy Tail

Accel World

A Certain Magical Index

Attack on Titan

Tales of Xillia

Baka and Test

Fabric Posters:

Sacred Blacksmith

Black Butler

One Piece


SGT Frog

Soul Eater

Blue Exorcist

Sword Art Online

Black Rockshooter


Sailor Moon

Yuru Yuri

Future Diary


Soul Eater

Angel Beats

Ouran High Emblem


Core Drill


Black Butler

Date A Live

The Ambition of Oda

Kill La Kill

Kamisama Kiss

Attack on Titan

Pocket Watch:

Black Butler



Soul Eater


High School DxD

Dirty Pair

Madoka Magica

Future Diary



Ouran Rabbit

Ouran Hunny


Hetalia Pixie







Black Rock Shooter






Mega Man






Naruto Leaf Village Bandanna

Soul Eater  Headband

A Certain Sci.Railgun Gekota Coin Purse

Kill La Kill Gattsu Coin Purse

Another File Folders

Gekota Pillow

Okami Den Pencil Carrier

Sailor Moon Belt

Travel or Ceramic Mugs:

Angel Beats

Madoka Magica

A Certain Scientifical Railgun

Tales of Xillia

Sailor Moon





Attack on Titan

Soul Eater


Love Live!


Soul Eater


Phone Charms:

Tales of Xillia

Kill La Kill



Soul Eater

Sailor Moon


Angel Beats

A Certain Scientific Railgun


Nasume’s Book of Friends

Soul Eater

Black Butler

Ouran High School



Lots of Them!




Sword Art Online


Okami Den

Tales of Xillia

Madoka Magica

Sailor Moon


Kill La Kill

Gairy Tail Natsu and Zeref

Gundam UC

Gundam OO

High School DxD


Cardcaptor Sakura

Fairy Tail


Blind Box Trading Figures:

Natsume’s Book of Friends

Sailor Moon










Used Items In

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


Chaos Head

Cowboy Bebop Remix 1-4

Dusk Maiden

Ghost Hunt

Shattered Angels


Ai Yori Aoshi Seasons 1 and 2

Neon Genesis Evangelion Platinum Disc 1

Monster Rancher

Steam Boy

Naruto  Uncut Box Set 1


10 Billion Needles 1-4

A.I. Love You 1-3image

Ai Youri Aoshi 4

After School Nightmare 3

Buso Renkin 6

Calling You

Chrono Code 1

Crying Freeman

Dance till Tomorrow 1-3,5,6,7

Death Note (Novel) Another Note

Death Note (Novel) L Chang the World

Dogs 1

Excel Saga 23

Fruits Basket 1,2

Gothic Sports 1-3

Gravitation 1-6

Hunter X Hunter 27

Is 1

Kanju de Manga 1

Kamikaze 1,2

Koi Cupid 1

Lament of the Lamb

Legend of Kamui 1,2

Love Hina 1,2

Magic Knight Rayearth 4-6

Martin and John 1

Maximum Ride 2

Me and My Brothers 1-6

Moon Boy 1,3,5

Moon Phase 1

Nabari No Ou 1

Naruto Japanese Language

Neon Genesis Evangelion  1, 3-7

New Vampire Miyu 1,4,5

Pita 10  1-8

Silent Mobius 1,3


Steam Detectives  2-5

The Story of Ibis (Novel)

Strain 1-5

The Tale of Genji (Novel)

Under the Glass Moon1

Vampire Hunter D (Novels) 1-4

Vampire Princess Miyu 2,4,5

Video Girl Ai 1-7


Voyeurs, Inc 1-3

New Arrivals: Gundam Models and Mini Figures

imageHere is a list of new items that have come in today.  This list is not updated as an inventory.

Gundam models and trading figuresMini Trading Figuresimage

(Blind Boxes):

Gundam 00

Tiger and Bunny

One Piece Z

A Certain Scientific Railgun

DX6 Gundam

To Heart


PSE Solid Collection

Hatsune Miku Hako Vision 3

Evangelion Assault Action Q

Godzilla 2004


Godzilla 2014

Monster Hunter


SailorMercury (Figurearts)

imageStrike Witches

Fei Yen Hatsune Miku

Tony Tony Choper

Mikasa Ackerman  Nendoroid



RX-0 Unicorn Gundam


imageStrike Freedom

00 Gundam

Gundam EXIA

00 Raiser


One Piece Ship Collection:

Marine Ship, Red Force

Thousand Sunny


imageEureka Seven:

Terminus Type R909

Nivashi Type Zero

Nivash spec 2


imageCode Gass Lancelot Conquista







Starblazers Yamato








Used Items Now In

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


Manga (English):

Black Butler 2, 3Used items

Detroit Metal City 1-4

Disgaea 1,2

High School of the Dead 1-3

I, Otaku 1

Inubaka 1

K-ON 1,2

The Melencholy of Haruhi-chan 1

The Melencholy of Haruhi Suzumiya 1-4

Nana 1,2,4

Neon Genesis Angelic Days 6

3 Sailor Moon Comics Style

Skip Beat 1-6

Socrates in Love

Vampire Knight 2,3,5,6,7


The Boredom of Haruhi Suzumiya

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

The Rampage of Haruhi Suzumiya

The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya

Manga (Japanese):

Dr. Slump 6

High School of the Dead 1-5


Pretty Cure 1

…and more.


Cowboy Bebop Remix Box Set

Devil Lady Complete Collection

Elfen Lied box set

Exile Saga Box Set

The Familiar of Zero Series 1

The GokuSen Box Set


His and Her Circumstances

Kannazuki No Miko Box Set


Kill Me Baby

K-ON 1 (episodes 1-4)

Lucky Star 1-4 With Collector  Box

Magic Knight Rayearth Seasons 1 & 2 Box Set

Melencholy of Haruhi Suzumiya vols. 1-4

My Bride is a Mermaid

Naruto Uncut Box Set 1

Neon Genesis Platimum Set (1-7)

Princess Mononoke

Puni Puni Poemy

Sailor Moon the Movie


Live Action:

Death Note

Death Note 2

L Change the World


Nana 2

Other Items:

Shugo chara bag

Import Sailor Moon I-phone cover

Attack on Titan Wrist Band

High School of the Dead Messenger Bag



Anime Now in Stock

Here is a list of the anime that has come in. This list is only for information and not updated as an inventory. For more information, please call 314-543-3009 during business hours.

Aquarian Age

Cowboy Bebop

Death Note

Rurouni Kenshin

I Couldn’t Become a Hero, so I Reluctantly Decided to get a Job

The Skull Man

Battle Angel

Fantasista Doll



Log Horizon

Those Who Hunt Elves

Red Data Girl

Legends of the Dark King

Love, election and Chocolate


Sol Bianca

Ristorante Paradiso

Death Note

Queen’s Blade


Royal Space Force

Natsuyuki Rendezvous