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  1. Gareth

    The Q & A Thread (for questions that do not need a thread)

    I’m keep seeing mention of expected Easter sales, so I’m guessing this is something that happens annually. Being my first year properly collecting Anime, I wanted to ask what do we typically expect from them? I’m guessing not quite as crazy as the 12 days of Christmas!
  2. Gareth

    The General Conversation Area

    Does anyone else always feel a little sad whenever they arrive on the forums and see that there's no new posts in the UK Anime Blu-ray & DVD Bargains thread? 😛😭
  3. Gareth

    What did you RECEIVE today? PHOTOS EDITION!

    Three JoJo's Bizarre Adventure / Hirohiko Araki art books from Japan: JoJo6251, TV Anime Key Frame Collection AAA, and JOJOnicle. First purchases from CDJapan, was super happy with them. Books new and in perfect condition. Amazing prices compared to elsewhere online. No other import/vat/delivery...
  4. Gareth

    Anime Trivia

    Araki predicts 9/11 in Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Published in October 1990, chapter 189 (Vol. 20) of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga introduces us to the character, Boingo. He has a power to predict the future, with his precognitions displayed in the form of a weirdly drawn comic book. Near...
  5. Gareth

    The Anime/Manga I Bought Today Was...

    Screen Anime Annual Subscription - £39.98 Konosuba 2 Blu-ray Collector's Edition (with the discount from the above!) from All the Anime - £31.50 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 2: Battle Tendency Volumes 1-4 Hardcovers (complete, new) from eBay - £29.99
  6. Gareth

    A hello and some UK industry questions

    Thank you @Dan and @HWR for recommending UP1 as well, that's really useful. I'd heard it mentioned a few times but hadn't really taken notice of it, so I'm grateful. I do actually need to order some US sets too, so I'll check it for those and enjoy having a browse through their full catalogue...
  7. Gareth

    What do you do with art cards?

    Thank you for the thoughts everyone! It's useful and definitely interesting to collate these opinions. It's a little sad but general consensus (so far) seems to be that art cards are not hugely useful or held in high anticipation, although I'm glad that some of us enjoy/use them and they're not...
  8. Gareth

    Asian Cinema Thread

    Nice! I’ll probably check this out. Not the biggest fan of horror themes. However, I do remember not knowing anything of Cube and randomly watching it one night on Sky many, many, years ago. It has stuck with me since, haha! The intrigue of the wider world and mystery of the situation is part...
  9. Gareth

    The Normanic Vault - Grav's Blog for Unboxings, Industry Anime News, Otaku Hauls (Games, Asian Cinema) & More

    Wanted to say that this is such a great thread and collection. Well done! Both are organised so nicely and are aesthetically pleasing! I think the way you’ve organised the full shelf and collection looks really nice. Plus, I really like how you frame your photo shots of individual products...
  10. Gareth

    What do you do with art cards?

    As a newbie to the hobby, I’m already gathering quite a collection of art cards from BD / DVD sets. So, I was wondering what you all generally do with your art cards and what the consensus of the forum is. I’m currently leaving them unopened in their plastic wrapping. Part of me wants to have...
  11. Gareth

    What did you BUY today?

    Currently deep into JoJo's. So, I'm having my first foray into the art books from Japan. I'm working up to JOJO A-GO!GO! and eventually to JOJOVELLER, which will be really exciting. I was very happy to get the below new at these prices.
  12. Gareth

    A hello and some UK industry questions

    @Neil.T that's incredibly helpful! ありがとうございます Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a full reply. That's really kind and greatly appreciated! That all makes complete sense on both answers and you did a great job of explaining it. Good to hear I was on the right tracks. Are you a...
  13. Gareth

    A hello and some UK industry questions

    Hello all! I joined during the Xmas sales this year and I have to say this place is incredibly useful and it has been very welcoming too! There’s several threads I now check daily, so I wanted to firstly say thank you for the content and sharing of info! Being relatively newly into...
  14. Gareth

    UK Anime Blu-ray & DVD Bargains

    A reminder that the 40% off Zavvi sale ends tomorrow, 4th Feb. So, if you were planning on picking anything up and you haven’t already, now is the time! https://www.mangauk.com/the-zavvi-anime-sale-has-begun/
  15. Gareth

    UK Anime Distributor Anime Limited Discussion Thread

    Very glad they split my delivery on an order that included a lot of released items alongside a pre-order of Planetes. That would have been a long wait! 😛 I keep hearing that Konosuba is a really fun series, so I’ll try to find time to watch it soon and see if it’s something I’d like to pick up.
  16. Gareth

    Start a rumour about the person above you! (Forum Game)

    Secretly head of the Accelerate Bread Going Stale Society. They believe in doing everything possible to make bread go stale as quickly as possible. This includes keeping bread in the freezer but then “accidentally” unplugging it and shipping the freezer to the equator.
  17. Gareth

    UK Anime Distributor Anime Limited Discussion Thread

    Ah! Well, one further possibility then is that you get a stand-alone multi-regional DVD player (not BD as well). They are hugely cheaper and much more readily available. There’s loads on Amazon in the £20-30 price range. If you do that, then you could still use the PS3 for the BD disks you have...
  18. Gareth

    UK Anime Distributor Anime Limited Discussion Thread

    Good to hear, re: it being better with the new HDMI. Yep; hopefully an even better one will be the fix you need! But yes, I expect the PS3 would retain all of those features as normal. A few people have now PM’d me about the links, advice etc. So, if you ever want to, please feel free to as well.
  19. Gareth

    UK Anime Distributor Anime Limited Discussion Thread

    That one by Dan above looks good. Another potential and free option. Do you happen to have a PS3 you no longer use? If so, it’s now incredibly easy to make it multi-regional through installing a custom OS and program. It enables a new menu option where you can simply change the region at any...
  20. Gareth

    UK Anime Blu-ray & DVD Bargains

    Ha! What have you ordered so far and what else are you interested in potentially picking up?
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