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    The Anime Limited Mystery Box 2017 Hauls (Items in Spoiler Buttons)

    Mine arrived today and it's the same with me. Shame as Blood Blockade Battlefront looked really good and I have very little interest in Lord Marksman and Vanadis, but it's such a good value box that I can't complain. I'm hoping I can trade the duplicates (Eden of the East and Tiger and Bunny) to...
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    The News Thread (for news that does not need a thread)

    Sony Pictures TV acquires majority stake in Funimation. Huh, if anything I thought it would be Universal who would pounce on Funi, not Sony. Wonder what this will mean going forward?
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    UK Anime Distributor Anime Limited Discussion Thread

    Still debating whether to go for Erased even with the early bird. I've set £44.99 as my max limit for a 1-cour anime, so unless part 2 can come out at £14.99 (which is doubtful), I might wait a bit longer or take my chances with Dodax. But it does look like a nice set. I'll think about it a bit...
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    UK Anime Blu-ray & DVD Bargains

    Dodax appear to be offering the Australian version of Erased Vol. 1 on BD for £14.50 on Amazon. Might be worth a shot if they also sell part 2 down the line for a similar price. Going back, I made 6 Dodax orders last month, 4 arrived: Akame ga Kill CE (both parts), Inou Battle and FMAB Part 1...
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    Overseas The Aniplex Thread

    Still kicking myself for not picking up the NISA Anohana set, which was absolutely gorgeous. I have the Australian BD instead. While an English dub alone does not justify the inevitable AniplexUSA price hike for me (don't see what else they can really offer over the NISA set), I do note that...
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    What do you think about audio commentaries?

    I do! Audio commentaries can be my favourite extra features. I always think of the ones from The Lord of the Rings extended editions as the benchmark, with the thoughtful directors commentary contrasting nicely with the riotous cast commentaries. I also love Sir Roger Moore's relaxing...
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    Anime Limited licenses Martian Successor Nadesico for Blu-ray!

    Yes! Delighted with this announcement! I still remember watching Nadesico back-to-back with Evangelion on Saiko Exciting on the Sci Fi Channel in the early 00s. This is definitely a must buy for me.
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    The News Thread (for news that does not need a thread)

    Don't get me wrong, I agree that Your Name absolutely should've been nominated, but the Oscars are just as much a political process as an awards ceremony. It's about winning the hearts and minds of the Academy voters. Best Animated Feature was super competitive this year, so Your Name needed a...
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    The News Thread (for news that does not need a thread)

    Hooray for The Red Turtle, fully deserved nomination! Was very shocked to see Finding Dory left out, though I'll be rooting for Kubo and the Two Strings anyway. Not surprised that Your Name didn't make it, it needed someone with a track record of successful awards campaigns like GKids to...
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    UK Anime Distributor Anime Limited Discussion Thread

    Still no certificate here...
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    What did you RECEIVE today? PHOTOS EDITION!

    Will definitely do a double bill of this Metropolis with Fritz Lang's Metropolis soon.
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    The Q & A Thread (for questions that do not need a thread)

    They've released Gundam Thunderbolt December Sky on 4K Blu-ray in Japan. It's apparently native 4K and not an upscale too.
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    What did you RECEIVE today? PHOTOS EDITION!

    Well since the UK release has gone AWOL, I've gone for the Aussie release of The Boy and the Beast. Luckily an Amazon marketplace seller based in Germany was selling it for just under £20. Gotta make use of the single market while we still can!
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    UK Anime Distributor Anime Limited Discussion Thread

    I own the original two part AU release of Tiger and Bunny on BD. Assuming the complete collection reuses the same discs, and if I'm remembering correctly, it uses four BD-50s, maintains the product placement (Pepsi Nex etc.) and has a separate signs track. I remember being very happy with them...
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    What Games Are You Playing?

    Just completed the main story of Final Fantasy XV. Phew. That was an experience. Gonna shamelessly copy my long Facebook post next. The first and most important thing is that I really liked the game. The world was fun to explore, the combat system was exhilarating once I'd mastered it and...
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    UK Anime Blu-ray & DVD Bargains

    Am quite tempted. From what I've read online the book is disappointingly light on the written content, but having the stunning artwork in printed format is quite appealing. Will mull it over today and make a decision later. If there are any left at the end of the day that is!
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    Makoto Shinkai's Your Name (Kimi no Na wa.) popped up on UK Theatrical Screens for 24th November

    About to see this for the second time, this time at Odeon Panton Street where they're showing it 7-8 times a day! Watching it in Japanese this go round.
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    Mai Mai Miracle is done (February 4th 2014 - December 1st 2016)

    Ultimately, backers did pay up front to make this happen. I feel the same with all Kickstarter campaigns. Backers have to be prioritised, otherwise one of the main incentives for backing a campaign in the first place is gone, and you've lost goodwill for any future Kickstarter campaigns. Though...
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    UK Anime Distributor Anime Limited Discussion Thread

    Well it looks like Mai Mai Miracle is finally ready to go. Latest backer update says it should be shipping any day now. To be honest I'd pretty much forgotten about it. Glad it's finally coming though. It's a shame this Kickstarter was so protracted after the Patema Inverted one went so...