The Anime/Manga I Bought Today Was...

Claire

Brigade Leader
I thought I was done with these Christmas sales but then I saw this and had to have it. The 288 page art book was what made resistance futile. You can't dangle that in front of me on a show like that, it's one of the most visually staggering shows of recent years.

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RadFemHedonist

Thousand Master
Is this show good? What's it even about?

It's kind of hard to explain but it has staff from FLCL working on it and is stunningly visualised and animated, it's about the bond between two girls and there's science fiction and mystery elements. (I also give fair warning that it contains a significant amount of fanservice involving said two girls - particularly during the transformation sequences - and they look rather young, that's the only thing I disliked about the series, but I still think it's amazing and I own the UK Collector's Edition which is gorgeous).
 

Claire

Brigade Leader
(I also give fair warning that it contains a significant amount of fanservice involving said two girls - particularly during the transformation sequences - and they look rather young, that's the only thing I disliked about the series, but I still think it's amazing and I own the UK Collector's Edition which is gorgeous).
Aye I do remember a couple bits being a bit uncomfortable in that sense. Although at least (as reflected by the 12 rating) it's not the most gratuitous kind of fanservice. That would have likely put me off the series completely when I first saw it.
 

ActionFaust

Za Warudo
It has staff from FLCL working on it
Aside from director Kiyotaka Oshiyama (who only provided mecha designs and key animation for the FLCL sequels) there's not really many big connections to FLCL in the main staff.

Best comparisons would be Devilman Crybaby episode 5 and Space Dandy episode 18 both directed by Oshiyama. Would also recommend Devilman Crybaby episode 9 and Your Lie in April episode 5 which were directed and solo key animated by Flip Flappers' chief animation director and character designer Takashi Kojima.
 

Lucky_Deity

Brigade Leader
Got a bit more Christmas money so got Shomin Sample and Yurikuma Arashi from AL and The Flowers of Evil from MVM as it was only £1.99.

I do want to try and get as many of the Funimation titles released under Anime Limited as soon as I can while they're still at decent prices, made that mistake with a bunch of Animatsu titles already.
 

Takei Daloui

Great Teacher
It's kind of hard to explain but it has staff from FLCL working on it and is stunningly visualised and animated, it's about the bond between two girls and there's science fiction and mystery elements. (I also give fair warning that it contains a significant amount of fanservice involving said two girls - particularly during the transformation sequences - and they look rather young, that's the only thing I disliked about the series, but I still think it's amazing and I own the UK Collector's Edition which is gorgeous).
Okay, thanks. I'll likely see if I find some clips on YouTube then to get an idea of it and see what I think.
 

RadFemHedonist

Thousand Master
Cardcaptor Sakura CE, Boogiepop Phantom CE and Night is Short, Walk On Girl on Blu-ray (to compliment The Tatami Galaxy), I used my 15% Anime Unlimited one-time discount code on this order :)
 

Lucky_Deity

Brigade Leader
Made what is probably going to be my last Christmas sale purchase which is the Limited Edition of Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun, have had my eye on it since day one and don't know if I'll ever get it this cheap again.
 

RadFemHedonist

Thousand Master
In the end, I bought Eva UE again yesterday XP I know I'll get it later now but that's fine (ordered directly from AL again when it said you could add to cart again must be due to cancellations) :) TBH I wasn't devastated at the prospect of not getting one (cuz I already have the Platinum DVD Artbox and full set of singles with all the shiny slipcovers, plus I have plenty of other nice anime in fancy editions, so I feel pretty materially blessed as it is) but I would like one anyway as it is one of my favourite anime :)
 
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