The Anime/Manga I Bought Today Was...

My third batch to Stackry has now begun, this time on Rightstuf. The first batch was from Sentai's store last month and the second batch was dedicated to two Limited Run Games Switch titles from eBay. Basically I want to see how well this approach does from Rightstuf directly and I will decide from there if its worthwhile.

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So previous batches had been smaller items but this time its the usual big bulk which includes a combination of Discotek Media Blu-rays (I think all of them are OVAs) as well as the Re:ZERO Season 2 limited edition which is now in stock on the store (and given the popularity of the franchise I expect the LE to sell out within the first few weeks or so).

Due to how this method has been taken, I don't expect the package to arrive this month as I am also making use of the free shipping which is said to take about 7-14 working days. So that combined with the Global Mail speed will arrive around early October, which I'm fine with as there's no need for me to rush it out as I didn't pre-order it in advance and there's no point trying to be first in everything (there's no positive value in that approach anyway).

So yeah, look forward to it and I'll do my usual review/thoughts on the service at that time (I will provide another small review for the second batch when it arrives later this month). Let's just say when the third batch arrives it'll be a complete game-changer for future hauls, especially during OOP situations.
 
The plot thickens. Just had another £29 taken from my account from RightStuf, which can only be Sgt Frog. Was it added to the box before it left the warehouse or is it coming separately. No notification of another shipment yet. Next week could be busy (as I try to find somewhere to put all these DVD/BR's).
 
The plot thickens. Just had another £29 taken from my account from RightStuf, which can only be Sgt Frog. Was it added to the box before it left the warehouse or is it coming separately. No notification of another shipment yet. Next week could be busy (as I try to find somewhere to put all these DVD/BR's).
They're probably sending you 2 copies of Eiken instead.
 
They're probably sending you 2 copies of Eiken instead.
Hmm, Wikipedia doesn't think much of that!
Eiken was panned by critics for being "obscene" and "lacking substance". Jason Thompson gave the manga a zero-star rating in his review of the series in his Manga: The Complete Guide, calling it "Actual pornography disguised as romantic comedy pseudo-pornography".[
Stig Høgset gave the anime a one-star review on THEM Anime Reviews, calling it "one of the most exploitative, demeaning anime titles I have ever seen". He went on say that "Eiken is like an hour-long nightmare of sexual innuendo of the creepy kind... you'll never find a bigger collection of 'wrong' anywhere else.
 
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Since the Septmber and October 2023 UK home slates are dry for me (with the expectation of A Couple of Cuckoos and Classroom of the Elite S1) I decided to delicate the September Haul to Sentai.
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October will mainly be focused on VIZ and Discotek (Primarily Symphogear focused)

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Brought the follow Sentai titles.
Chika the Coffin Princess Complete Collection.
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia Complete Collection.
From the New World Complete Collection Blu-Ray from eBay.
Heaven's Memo's Pad Complete Collection.
Kokoro Connect Complete Collection.
Mysterious Girlfriend X Complete Collection.
Shirobako Complete Collection.
 
Hmm, Wikipedia doesn't think much of that!
Eiken was panned by critics for being "obscene" and "lacking substance". Jason Thompson gave the manga a zero-star rating in his review of the series in his Manga: The Complete Guide, calling it "Actual pornography disguised as romantic comedy pseudo-pornography".[
Stig Høgset gave the anime a one-star review on THEM Anime Reviews, calling it "one of the most exploitative, demeaning anime titles I have ever seen". He went on say that "Eiken is like an hour-long nightmare of sexual innuendo of the creepy kind... you'll never find a bigger collection of 'wrong' anywhere else.
Themanime are great. I've often used them to decide. Their low score means it's a buy. Yes I own it. And I was disappointed no nudity.
It seemed the right choice as an inappropriate replacement.

As I'm on a self imposed tight budget this month, I'm only going for the following from the All the Anime sale

El Hazard The OVAs (it'll sit nicely next to Eiken on the shelf)
Inuyasha
£19.99 for both.
 
Remember when I said that I will doing a Discotek Media Haul, well I decided to do it slightly early, mainly the Symphogear portion of the Discotek Media Haul.
Still looking for other Discotek Media stuff to add to the October Haul aside from Shaman King Original Japanese Version BD.

Brought all of Symphogear as a place order incase we never get a UK release of the franchise 💞
Season 1 AmazonUK
Season 2 - 5 Otaku.co.uk

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Ordered from Ebay:

AMAIM: Warrior At The Borderline - Season 1 (Blu-ray)
Chaika: The Coffin Princess - Complete Series (Blu-ray)
Dusk Maiden Of Amnesia - Complete Series (Blu-ray)
Heaven's Memo Pad - Complete Series (Blu-ray)
High School Of The Dead - Complete Series (Blu-ray Steelbook)
 
Yuru Camp vol. 13 and Hakumei and Mikochi vol. 10.
Went on to Amazon to buy something else and got given a coupon. The other thing didn't qualify hence 2 volumes. Seems I'm quite behind on H&M as there's another 2 volumes available. Still haven't read vol. 12 of Yuru Camp and vol 14 is out soon.
 
Ordered from UP1:

Fate/Grand Carnival - Complete OVA Series (Blu-ray)
The Irregular at Magic High School: Visitor Arc (Blu-ray)


Edit: Checked what Aniplex titles were available on Right Stuf and ordered a couple more from UP1.

Nisekoi: False Love - Complete Series 1-2 + OVAs (Blu-ray)
Vivy Fluorite Eye's Song - Complete Series (Blu-ray)


Decided to order these titles now before Right Stuf cease to exist on October 10th. (Which just happens to be my Birthday 😭😭)
 
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I'm making one last go at anime orders from multiple retailers before I have to majorly curtail my anime purchases due to financial issues.

I purchased one Limited Edition Blu-ray and one limited Edition CD with Blu-ray from CDJapan today:

RWBY Volume 9 First Press Limited Edition
Utamonogatari 2 - Monogatari Series Theme Songs Compilation w/ Blu-ray, Limited Edition


And I purchased 6 Blu-rays for $80 from Sentai's weekend Flash Sale today as well:

Ao-chan Can't Study!
Flowers of Evil
Dusk maiden of Amnesia
Heaven's Memo Pad
Alice in Borderland
Venus Wars


I'll also be making one last big pre-order from Rightstuf before they close shop next month.
 
Kandagawa Jet Girls Collection (18) Blu-Ray (MVM's deal of the week). I couldn't resist. Plus, if it's as bad as I expect, I can still get a good return from reselling it.
 
Kandagawa Jet Girls Collection (18) Blu-Ray (MVM's deal of the week). I couldn't resist. Plus, if it's as bad as I expect, I can still get a good return from reselling it.
It's lots of fun with a typical plot. Ditzy MC who makes lots of friends. Even though it's a competition. Give it a go.

I made a nice profit from it last year even after eBay fees and post.
 
I obtained a Rightstuf 10% Off code and made one final pre-order before their changeover to the Crunchyroll Storeon 10 October.
I saved about $50 using the code on 11 titles releasing in November and December:

A Couple of Cuckoos Season 1 Part 2
Aim for the Ace Another Match
Beast Tamer
Bibliophile Princess
Classroom of the Elite Season 2
Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution Movie 3
Goku Midnight Eye OVA Series
I'm the Villainess So I'm Taming the Final Boss
My Dress Up Darling Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD
More than a Married Couple, but Not Lovers.
Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time Super Extra Steelbook


And with the 15% Off Thank You Sale code, good on any in-stock items including Aniplex of America titles, I purchased 3 Aniplex releases and saved almost another $50:

Darwin's Game
Sword Art Online the Movie Progressive Aria of a Starless Night
Vivy Fluorite Eye's Song


This basically completes all my domestic anime purchases for 2023, so I can give my credit card a rest now for a few months at least.
 
I started out looking at the RightStuf site to see if there was anything worth importing but got distracted by the continuing 25% discount at AllYourMusic on eBay, ending up with Le Chevalier D'eon: The Complete Series and Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Season 2 (Limited Edition) for a total of £72.87.
 
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