The Anime/Manga I Bought Today Was...

RadFemHedonist

Vampire Ninja
Thanks for taking that question in the good-humoured spirit it was intended @SAHO, I did feel like a bit of a d*ck this morning.

Man, I see all the stuff you buy. Come on now. It’s probably a good job I don’t have SAHO money anyway, I’d only become Charlie Sheen.

Hey don't feel too bad, I just might become Charlie Sheen too if I were that rich. Let's all be Charlie Sheen! :D

I got Sound Euphonium, £13.50 with AnimeUnlimited discount :)
 
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ActionFaust

Combat Butler
The world of Arknights is full of mysterious and interesting characters+lore. Hopefully when Yostar Pictures decides to drop an animation for this title, non-players will come across this gem.
I doubt we'll see a series from Yostar Pictures any time soon for multiple reasons. Anime generally have a production time of 3-5 years so for a game that's only just celebrated its 2nd anniversary it's still too early to say. Yostar Pictures is also far to busy for a proper TV series. They currently handle the promotional trailers for three games, occasionally help out on productions like Evangelion and SSSS.DYNAZENON, and are currently working on an original movie with director Keiichi Sato. I'd say it's more likely we'll see an anime from either A-1 Pictures, CloverWorks or Trigger with Yostar Pictures helping out in some way.

Also this is more personal but as much as I love this game I'd much rather see an anime original series because episodes 0-4 are just really bland compared to episodes 5-8. Arknights has a lot of lore to work with so it'd be great to see someone explore it in an anime original series. Something more in the style of the anthology events where each episode focuses on a different set of characters would be nice too
 
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SAHO

Straw Hat Pirate
I doubt we'll see a series from Yostar Pictures any time soon for multiple reasons. Anime generally have a production time of 3-5 years so for a game that's only just celebrated its 2nd anniversary it's still too early to say. Yostar Pictures is also far to busy for a proper TV series. They currently handle the promotional trailers for three games, occasionally help out on productions like Evangelion and SSSS.DYNAZENON, and are currently working on an original movie with director Keiichi Sato. I'd say it's more likely we'll see an anime from either A-1 Pictures, CloverWorks or Trigger with Yostar Pictures helping out in some way.
Just wishful thinking from me. Though besides handling Game PVs and Azur Lane 4-koma: Slow Ahead!, I didn't know their schedule was that occupied since they established themselves just last year. Good to know their animation studio is keeping themselves busy gaining as much EXP on the scene (each PV they release is looking more clean).

Also this is more personal but as much as I love this game I'd much rather see an anime original series because episodes 0-4 are just really bland compared to episodes 5-8. Arknights has a lot of lore to work with so it'd be great to see someone explore it in an anime original series. Something more in the style of the anthology events where each episode focuses on a different set of characters would be nice too
Kind of like Fate/ Grand Order in a way. Early game story is pretty weak until it reaches Episode 6 onwards. As you say besides AK's main story, the world of Terra is a treasure chest full of endless lore to explore. An Anime original series would also be pretty neat. If it brings more to the world building, all is good. The "Holy Knight Light" 1st Anni Special Animation is a good start so it's definitely worth considering.

 

D1tchd1gger

Flame Haze
More Yuri: Whisper Me a Love Song vols 1 & 2 and If I Could Reach You vols 1-3 from the Bookwalker June Pride sale:
Also everything is 30% coin back at the moment:

Also pre-ordered Yoshi no Zuikara vol 3 and Chobits 20th Anniversary Edition 4 for next Tuesday.
 

RadFemHedonist

Vampire Ninja
I decided not to get Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto-Memory Doll CE because I liked but didn't love Violet Evergarden TV and also to not bother with Mawaru Penguindrum as I just found it too depressing and soul-crushing the first time I watched it years ago... so I bought Sakura Quest and Kaiba instead :)
 

Stiivun

Pokémon Master
I ordered Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto-Memory Doll CE from AOL, cheapest for import to the US.
Hummm good idea. And in fact I’ve asked AL to cancel my order as even with their membership discount it comes 5£ cheaper at AOL. And nowadays every bit counts due to the high ‘hostage’ fee Bpost charges here in Belgium (24€ which boils down to £20,6 .... yeah that much :eek: ). Maybe i should just relocate:D
 

Girls with Guns

Dragon Knight
I decided not to get Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto-Memory Doll CE because I liked but didn't love Violet Evergarden TV
Interesting how everyone is different - The Violet Evergarden Series immediately vaulted into my #1 favorite anime of all time when it came out, by quite a large margin over all of my then Top Ten Girls with Guns themed anme - Noir, Requiem for the Phantom, Gunslinger Girl, Ergo Proxy, Black Lagoon, Ghost in the Shell, etc. Although, the Eternity movie for me was just Ok and was not anywhere near as good as the VE series.

Only two other series have jumped over my Girls with Guns anime since Violet came out. My top three AOAT are now:

1. Violet Evergarden
2. Hanasakeru Seishounen
3. Ancient Magus' Bride
 

RadFemHedonist

Vampire Ninja
Interesting how everyone is different - The Violet Evergarden Series immediately vaulted into my #1 favorite anime of all time when it came out, by quite a large margin over all of my then Top Ten Girls with Guns themed anme - Noir, Requiem for the Phantom, Gunslinger Girl, Ergo Proxy, Black Lagoon, Ghost in the Shell, etc. Although, the Eternity movie for me was just Ok and was not anywhere near as good as the VE series.

Only two other series have jumped over my Girls with Guns anime since Violet came out. My top three AOAT are now:

1. Violet Evergarden
2. Hanasakeru Seishounen
3. Ancient Magus' Bride

You've reminded me again to get my hands on Hanasakeru Seishonen - it looked like such an interesting series! :)
 

Girls with Guns

Dragon Knight
I think you would really enjoy it! Hanasakeru Seishounen is a Discotek title, it was just released on Blu-ray in November2020, and I first watched it streaming on Crunchyroll. The series itself is from 2009, so it falls within the decade when the majority of my favorite anime was made, 2000-2010.
 

Girls with Guns

Dragon Knight
Pre-Ordered from AOL:

Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System - Collector's Edition Blu-ray
Penguindrum Complete Series - Collector's Edition Blu-ray

Also picked up a 2004 DVD series, used from two different sources to combine together, so it works out to be way cheaper than what the Complete Boxset with all 3 DVDs is going for online

Koi Kaze DVDs 1-3
Koi Kaze Limited Edition Collector's Box with DVD 1
 
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D1tchd1gger

Flame Haze
If I Could Reach You vol 4 in the Bookwalker June Bride coin back offer:
*Affiliate link

Gives me enough coins to pay for Chobits 20th Anniversary Edition vol 4, which release got moved back from last Tuesday to Tomorrow.
 
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