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New Arrivals

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

1Spice and Wolf:

Buttons

Holo plush

Sword Art Online:

Buttons

Asuna Necklace

Phone Charms

Wristband

2playing cards

Key chains

fabric poster

Blue Exorcist:

Earrings

Shiro’s vault key necklace

Rin Phone Charm

Wristband

Kuro Plush

3Playing Cards

Key chains

Fairy Tail:

Playing Cards

plush: happy, Natsu

Free! Swim Club:

plush; Harjka, Rei

Bleach:

Orhime hair clips

4FullMetal Alchemist:

Cross of Flamel Necklace

Air Freshner

Al blanket

Key chains

Love Live!:

School Badge necklace

magnets

figure: Maki, Minami, Eli, Honoka, Nico

Attack on Titan:

Playing cards

plush; Aninie, Armin,Jean, Sasha

Hetalia:

Playing Cards

Sailor Moon:

Playing Cards

Black Butler:

Key chains

Plush

Crayon Shin Chan :

Whitey plush

Natsume’s book of Friends:

T-shirt

Manga:

Attack on Titan 1,5,9

Black Butler 6-8,12-14,19

Blue Exorcist 1

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 1 Vol. 1,2

Norigami 1

Tokyo Ghoul 4

 

 

 

New Items In

Here is a list of items just arrived. This is only for information and not updated as an inventory.

imageManga:

Strawberry Panic Omnibus

World Trigger 1

Your Lie in April 1,2

Phone Charms:

Love Live

Vocaloid animals

Figures:

Ghost in the Shell Motoko Kusangai (Figma)

Gin Tama Freedom Teahouse Ochatomo

Kill La Kill Satsuki Kiryuin (Figma)

Love Live! Honoka Kosaka (Figma)

Love Live! Maki Nishikino Figurarts

Metroid Other M Samus Aran (Figma)

Nendoroid Fate/Stay Night Rider

Revoltech Trigun Vash

Sailor Moon Petit Chara! Trading Figures

Sword Art Online II Kirito GGO version (Figma)

Volcaloid Racing Miku (Figma)

 

 

 

New Items In

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

Zelda:

Majora’s mask earrings

imageMajora’s  mask lanyard

Majora’s Mask necklace

Skyward sword necklace

Majora’s mask wallet

Triforce wallet

Scarf

Socks

Key Chainsimage

FMA:

Landyard

Cross of Flamel necklace

Ed’s watch

Kimageey Chains

Anime:

Beyond the Boundary

Black Bullet

Blade and Soul

Death Note

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

Pilot’s Love Song

Samurai Jam

Manga/Book:

11th Cat 3, Special

Amazing Agent Luna 7,9

Assassination Classroom 1,6

Attack on Titan 8,12

Attack on Titan Before the Fall Novel

Attack on Titan The Harsh Mistress of the City Novel

Black Butler 6,20

Certain Scientific Railgun 7

Deadman Wonderland 1,5,6,8,11

Death Note Black Edition 1-4

Death Note 1,11

Devil and Realist 3,4

D-Frag 3

Dragon Ball Full Color 1

Eye Shield 21 Volumes 9,10

Fairy Tail 1,50

Food Wars! 8

Full Metal Alchemist Novel 5

Full Metal Alchemist Omnibus 1

Gentleman’s Alliance 9

Gin Tama 3

Girl & Panzer 1,2

Girl & Panzer Little Army 1

HighSchool Debut 2

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 1 Vol. 1-3

Kiss Him Not Me 1

Monster Perfect Edition 1,4,6

MoshiMoshi Kawaii

My Love Story 1,6

Nisekoi False Love 1

Noragami Stray God 7

Puella Magi Homura Tamura 1

Puella Magi The Different Story

Puella Magi Oriko 1,2, Extra Story

Puella Magi Suzune Magica 1

Rose Gun Days 1

Soul Eater Not 5

Spice and Wolf Novel 15

Spice and Wolf 11

Strike Witches 2

Story of Saiunkoku 5

Sword Art Online

Aincrad Novel 2

Sword Art Online Aincrad manga

Tokyo Ghoul 1-3

Witch Buster omnibus 9-10,11-12,13-1

World War Blue 4,5

Fabric Posters:

Black Butler

DBZ

Future Diary

Soutl Eater

Tokyo Ghoul

Wall Scroll:

Attack on Titan

Cardcaptor Sakura

Digimon

Full Metal Alchemist

Hetalia

Naruto

Sailor Moon

Tokyo Ghoul

Figure:

Cigimon Wargreymon

DBZ Cell Pop!

DBZ Super saiyan Goku Pop!

Nintendo 2.5″

Trading Figures:

Gin Tama

Kuroko’s Basketball

Beyond the Boundary (anime review)

Beyond the BoundaryTitle: Beyond the Boundary complete collection

Director: Taichi Ishidate

Studio: Kyoto Animation

Original Creator: Tomoyo Kamoi

Anime Writer: Jukki Hanada

U. S. Distributor: Sentai Filmworks, Section 23

U. S. Release Date: Oct. 13th, 2015

Format: Blu-ray / 12 Episodes / 300 Minutes

Genre: Fantasy, Supernatural, Drama, Romance

Age Rating: TV 14

Overall Personal Rating: A-

Synopsis:

They should never have met. They shouldn’t even exist. But when they come together, the entire world will change.

The last surviving member of her clan, Mirai Kuriyama is cursed with the terrifying ability to control and manipulate blood, a power so heretical that she is shunned even by those with the ability to understand her “gift”. Akihito Kanbara is only half human, but while the monstrous other half of his lineage seems to have doomed him to a life alone, it has also given him near invulnerability in the form of rapid healing. Alone, their futures seem bleak, but when a chance encounter brings them together, it becomes clear that they share more than just an unexpected bond. Together they share a destiny and a mission that only the two of them together may be strong enough to survive.

Commentary:

Beyond the Boundary is one of the more interesting supernatural show to come out this year. It has humor, drama and a solid romance on top of a rather compelling plot line. The most compelling aspect to the series is the love story that develops. It is slow and could go either way thought the series but as the viewer you are always wanting them to move closer. It leaves the mystery fresh enough to keep you watching.

The animation was super slick and unexpected. At first I was very worried that it was going to fall into the trap with the pinks and blues that No Game No Life did, but it leveled off and managed to have a wonderful blending of style and color to help accentuate the story line exceptionally well.

Overall Grade: A-

I found Beyond the Boundary to be a wonderful mix of supernatural and heart warming friendship and romance. The one area that I thought was lacking was character development. Understanding who and what all of these characters are is important to the series and to the most part we are given enough information to make the series understandable. I think that if there was more information about the main characters and even a few of the others that show up from time to time it would have made a big difference in who the series tied together.

As series go Beyond the Boundary reminds me of several series blended together and the mish-mash works  as a hole. If you are looking for a shorter series that has plenty of action and a wonderfully heart warming ending then you should check this series out.

Beyond the Boundary is a real winner!

Model Kits and Trading Figure Now In

Here is a list of the models and trading figures (Blind Boxes) that have come in. This list is only for information and not updated as an inventory.

imageModels:

Thousand Sunny

Trafalgar Law’s Submarine

Gundam Wing Zero Custom

Strike Freedom

imageSengoku Astray

Crossbone Gundam Maoh

Hi Nu gundam Brave

Gundam Wing Zero Honoo

Gundam the End

Zaku II

imagePerfect Stride Gundam

Code Geass Vincent

#1 EVA-01 Test Type

#2 EVA-02 Production Model

Cowboy BebopEX-06 Red Tail

Phantom Patlabor

Trading Figures:

DX6 Gundam Collection

To Aru Kagaku no Railgun

Petit Eva Summer Bikini

Petite EBA New Movie Version

Assault Kngdom 5

Build Gundam 2

Monster Hunter Encyclopedia

Gintama

Monster Hunter Plus

Monster Hunter The Best

 

 

New Arrivals

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

1Anime:

No Game No Life

Knight of Sidonia  Season 1

Desert Punk Comlete

Baccano Complete

Berserk The Golden Age Arc 2

2Baka and Test Season 2

Kokoro Connect Complete

Hetalia World Series (Season 3 & 4)

Hetalia Paint It White

Black Lagoon

Heaven’s Lost Property Season 1

Heaven’s Lost Property Season 2

Ouran High School Host Club

The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior

Live Action:

3A Better Tomorrow

The Suicide Forecast

New Oorld

Thousand Day Promise

Kuroko’s Basketball:

3 Ring Binder

Button

Wall Clock

4Lanyard

Pins

Playing Cards

Wristband

Blanket

Wallet Chain

T-Shirt

Attack on Titan:

Lanyard

Free!Swim Club:

Lanyard

Body Pillow

Tokyo Ghoul:

Patches

Wristband

Fabric Poster

DBZ:

Lanyard

FLCL:

Takkun Clip

Soul Eater:

Lanyard

Hetalia:

Lanyard

Sailor Moon:

Blind Box

Assassination Classroom:

T-Shirts

Totoro:

small Plush

clip

 

 

Item Just Arrived

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

4Zelda:

Wallet

Keychains Twilight Princess, Skyward Sword Emblem, Hylian Shield

Soul Eater:

Key Chains Maka , Maka with Soul, Shinigami Skull

Kingdom Hearts:

Keychains Tiku’s Keyblade, Sora’s Keyblade

1Figures:

Vash

Mikasa (Figma)

Manga/Book:

20th Century Boys 3

Ajin 5

Alice in the Country of Hearts White Rabbit

2Attack on Titan 1,2,16

Attack on Titan Before the Fall 5

Attack on Titan the Harsh Mistress Novel

Black Bullet Novel 1

Black Butler 1,2

Blood Lad 1,3

Bunny Drop 4

3Deadman Wonderland 1,7

Death Note Black 2,6

Devil is a Part-Timer 1,2

Devil is a Part-Timer High School 1

Drug & Drop 1

Durarara !! Saika Arc 2

Fairy Tail 1,2

Fairy Tail Blue Minstral 1

Final Fantasy Type O Side Story 1

Food Wars 7

Inuyashiki 1

Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Novel

Kagerou Daze Novel 1

Monster Omnibus 1,5

Nisekoi 11

Ouran High School 2

Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Different Story 1

Soul Eater 1

Spice and Wolf Novel 11

Spice and Wolf 2

Sword Art Online Novel 5 Phantom Bullet

Sword Art Online Progressive 1,2

 

 

 

 

 

New Items Have Arrived

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

1Figures:

Beresek: Casca ( Figma)

Cardcaptor Sakura: Sakura (Figma)

Lyrical Nanoha: Fate Testarossa Blaze

Nanoha Takamachi( Figma)

Fate Testarossa Blaze (Nendoroid)

Mahoutsukai no Yoru: Aoko Aozaki    (Nendoroid)

Sayonara , Zetsubou-Sensei: Nozumu Itoshiki   (Nendoroid)

Volcaloid: Miku (Nendoroid)

Len (Pop!)

Rin (Pop!)

Racing Miku (Figma)

Fist of the North Star: Kenshiro (Revoltech)

Sword Art Online: Asuna (Figma)

4Anime:

Black Cat complete

Clannad After Story

Diabloki Lovers

Free! Season 1 Episodes 1-12

Good Luck Girl complete

Haikyu 2

Kamigami no Asobi

Kawai Complex

2Lull of the Sea 1,2

Ping Pong

Shana Season 1

Souleater Not Episodes 1-12

Xam’d

Phone Charms:

Sword Art Online

Tamako Market

3Waiting in the Summer

Love Live!

Manga:

Accel World 3,4

Black Butler 20

Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto 1

High School of the Dead 1,3-6

Ultraman 1

Wall Scrolls:

Ambition of Oda Nobuna

Black Butler

Cat Planet Cuties

Freezing

High School of the Dead

Sacred Black Smith

Soul Eater

Sword Art Online

 

 

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions: Heart Throb The Complete Collection (anime review)

Love-Chunibyo-Heart-Throbreview provided by Katie and Andrew

Title: Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions: Heart Throb The Complete Collection

Director: Tatsuya Ishihara

Studio: Kyoto Animation

Author: Jukki Hanada

U.S. Distributor: Sentai Filmworks, Section 23

U.S. Release Date: August 25, 2015

Format and Length: DVD / 12 Episodes / 300 Minutes

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, School, Slice of Life

Industry Age Rating: 14 and up

Overall Personal Rating: B-

Similar Series or Titles to Check Out: Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!

Synopsis:

Yuta Togashi thought he had problems dealing with one delusional girlfriend in the person of Rikka Takanashi, but now things are about to go totally insane as his former “one true soul mate” from when he was a chuni himself returns with a vengeance! How bad could Satone Shichimiya’s re-entry into Yuta’s chuni-verse likely to be? Let’s just say that she’s so epically off the deep end of the chuni-scale that she prefers to use the name Sophia Ring SP Saturn VII and that she’ll joyfully tear Yuta’s real world to pieces in order to get him back in her imaginary one!

Some girls just want to have fun and some want to break down the walls between their boyfriends and themselves. But when a girl’s idea of fun is breaking down the wall between their presumed boyfriend and reality, retreating into a fantasy world might just be Yuta’s best option. Especially since Satone knows where ALL the skeletons from his past are buried. Toss Rikka’s equally delusional friend Sanae into the mix and girl-crazy begins to take on a whole new meaning!

Commentary:

I really liked the first season and I was quite happy when Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions: Heart Throb was released but now I wish I would not have been so excited because I believe I had too high expectations for this season. The storyline was not as deep nor complex as Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions but it was still cute and funny. I really wish they would have progressed the romance between Yuta and Rikka in Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions: Heart Throb as I was looking forward to it after watching the first season. But instead, Yuta and Rikka are awkward and shy around each other even though they have been “dating” for six months. This is a slice-of-life series that is mainly episodic but some episodes to flow into the next one.

There was also a new character introduced, Satone Shichimiya. She is a childhood friend of Yuta and she takes chunibyo to a whole new level. She adds a large amount of drama between Yuta and Rikka that really was not necessary. Plus, she is kinda in love with Rikka and that makes Rikka jealous. But I think that would make anyone jealous. I really wish they would have given Nibutani some more attention but instead she was relegated to the background during the important scenes as a sort of cheerleader who pushes Yuta and Rikka forward because they are too childish to take that step themselves.

The animation was pretty and vivid. The colors jumped off the screen and the characters and backgrounds were well drawn. The music was catchy and enjoyable. I found myself humming along after a few episodes. The voice actors did a good job bringing the characters to life and made the series enjoyable.

Extras:

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions: Heart Throb The Complete Collection includes clean opening and closing animations and Sentai Filmworks trailers as special features. This series was released with both English and Japanese with English subtitles as language options. Both are well done and enjoyable.

Overall Grade: B-

While Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions: Heart Throb has some issues, it was still interesting to watch and it had some cute moments. I recommend this series if you have seen the first season and want to see what happens next.

WXIII: Patlabor The Movie 3 (anime review)

Patlabor-WXIII-Movie-3Title: WXIII: Patlabor The Movie 3 on Blu-ray

Director: Takuji Endo and Fumihiko Takayam (chief)

Screenplay by: Miki Tori

Studio: Madhouse

U. S. Distributor: Maiden Japan, Section 23

U. S. Release Date: September 8th, 2015

Format: Blu-ray / Feature Film / 107 minutes & 38 minute extra

Genre: Sci Fi, Mecha

Age Rating: TV 14

Overall Personal Rating B+

Synopsis:

The SV2’s giant Ingram Patrol Labors may be the ultimate in crime-fighting technology, but there are never enough to tackle every pending case. So when a mysterious series of deadly attacks targets Labor operators across Tokyo’s harbor region, the job goes to “conventional” detectives Hata and Kusumi.

After all, just because it looks like a giant robot-created crime doesn’t mean that it is a giant robot-created crime, and deep inside a web of half-truths and government cover-ups, the detectives uncover a secret biological weapons project called WWXIII. But while this secret may have been buried, it’s still very much alive. And that’s when having the armored force of the SV2 as backup may become a literal lifesaver for the entire city!

Commentary:

The last of the Patlabor franchise films is something very different then the rest of the series, but it is not detached. The one thing that is very consistent is the high quality of story development. One thing that may lose people is the strange concept behind the story. Although the Japanese are not too afraid to take on the issue of monsters derived from mutations and experimentation.

I can say that I was drawn into the story right off the bat and continued to stay with it all the way trough. I loved the way they wrapped it up but I would have liked to see more Patlabor. As a police drama it is solid.

The animation was a let down for me. Almost 10 year passed from Patlabor 2 and the production quality just doesn’t match up. It almost felt older than and lacked the special visual prescience the earlier film had.

Overall Grade: B+

Patlabor the Movie 3: WXIII is a fine film but maybe its title should not have been Patlabor the Movie 3 because of the lack of the Patlabor Mecha and team. Maybe it should have been called the Promise from Space and Death.

Honestly I found Patlabor the Movie 3 to be a wonderfully strange and at the same time a little disappointing. It is telling how production ideals and approaches changed over the years and also the interest that is given to some of the small details. This alone is a simple pleasure that comes with much beloved dramas. I have always marveled at how the Japanese can take some of the strangest story lines and make them interesting and good.

If you are trying find that real “diamond in the ruff” then WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3 is what you might be looking for.