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

NormanicGrav

Quintessential Grav
AUKN Staff
The June & mid-July updates!

Unboxing Additions:

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Future Boy Conan Part 1 (Collector's Edition 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in June 2022, acquired from Anime Limited.

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In/Spectre Season 1 (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in June 2022, acquired from Anime Limited.

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Lupin the Third Part V (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in June 2022, acquired from Anime Limited.

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Paranoia Agent (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in May 2021, acquired as part of the 2022 Birthday haul.

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BELLE (Deluxe Edition 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in July 2022, acquired from Anime Limited.

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HELLO WORLD (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in July 2022, acquired from Anime Limited.

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Haibane Renmei (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in February 2022, acquired from MVM's Anime-on-Line.


Item Schedules:

AnimeEditionEst. Arrival
Cardcaptor SakuraCollector's Edition Blu-ray
25th July
Combatants Will Be Dispatched!Limited Edition Blu-ray & DVD
15th August
El-Hazard: The Alternative WorldCollector's Edition Blu-ray
8th August
Emma: A Victorian Romance Season 1Collector's Edition Blu-ray
25th July
Emma: A Victorian Romance Season 2Collector's Edition Blu-ray
8th August
Future Boy Conan Part 2Collector's Edition 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray
25th July
How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Part 1Limited Edition Blu-ray & DVD
27th Sept
The Irresponsible Captain TylorCollector's Edition Blu-ray
26th Sept
Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IIIPremium Edition Blu-ray
29th August
MemoriesCollector's Edition Blu-ray
12th Sept
The Quintessential Quintuplets Season 2Blu-ray
18th July
Violet Evergarden the MovieCollector's Edition 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray
26th Sept

Also Coming Soon:
TitleFormat
Dragons ForeverDeluxe Edition 4K Ultra HD
How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Volumes 6 & 12Light Novel
On the RunDeluxe Edition Blu-ray
Righting WrongsDeluxe Edition Blu-ray
Running Out of Time 1 & 2Blu-ray
Tiger Cage TrilogyDeluxe Edition Blu-ray

Industry News:

The September 2022 & October 2022 US anime home video solicitation write-ups are available on the site.

For UK releases, the Q3 2022 anime home video solicitation write-up is also available.

Also to note, I have redesigned the layout for the specs to make it a bit cleaner. I believe I did used to use this layout in the past but I have brought it back with some font size adjustments.


Otaku Collection:

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The Monthly Collection update for June 2022 is available to view on the site:
  • June's update includes 6 anime releases, 4 light novel volumes, 23 manga volumes, 9 physical video games, and 4 live-action Asian cinema releases.
 

NormanicGrav

Quintessential Grav
AUKN Staff
The mid-July & mid-August updates!

Unboxing Additions:

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Cardcaptor Sakura (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in July 2022, acquired from Anime Limited.

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El-Hazard: The Alternative World (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in August 2022, acquired from Anime Limited.

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Emma: A Victorian Romance Season 1 (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in August 2022, acquired from Anime Limited.

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Anti-Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in February 2022, acquired from Anime Limited.

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Combatants Will Be Dispatched! (Limited Edition Blu-ray & DVD)
More photos here. Released in August 2022, acquired from United Publications.

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The Dragon Dentist (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in June 2020, acquired from Anime Limited.

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Emma: A Victorian Romance Season 2 (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in August 2022, acquired from Anime Limited.

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Fire Force Season 2 Part 1 (UK Blu-ray & DVD) & Part 2 (US Limited Edition Blu-ray & DVD)
More photos here. Released in November 2021, acquired from Amazon UK (Part 1) & Rightstuf (Part 2).

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InuYasha Season 1 (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in November 2021, acquired from Anime Limited.

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Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? III (Limited Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in August 2022, acquired from United Publications.


Item Schedules:

AnimeEditionEst. Arrival
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22nd Aug
Future Boy Conan Part 2Collector's Edition 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray
10th Oct
How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Part 1Limited Edition Blu-ray & DVD
27th Sept
The Irresponsible Captain TylorCollector's Edition Blu-ray
26th Sept
MemoriesCollector's Edition Blu-ray
12th Sept
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DestinyUltimate Edition Blu-ray & SD-BD
19th Sept
Violet Evergarden the MovieCollector's Edition 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray
26th Sept

Also Coming Soon:
TitleFormat
Disciples of ShaolinBlu-ray
Dragons ForeverDeluxe Edition 4K Ultra HD
How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Volumes 6 & 12Light Novel
On the RunDeluxe Edition Blu-ray
Righting WrongsDeluxe Edition Blu-ray
Running Out of Time 1 & 2Blu-ray
Tiger Cage TrilogyDeluxe Edition Blu-ray

Otaku Collection:

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The Monthly Collection update for July 2022 is available to view on the site:
  • July's update includes 8 anime releases, 10 light novel volumes, 4 manga volumes & a manga box set, 8 physical video games, and 3 live-action Asian cinema releases.
 

NormanicGrav

Quintessential Grav
AUKN Staff
The mid-August & September updates!

Unboxing Additions:

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How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Part 1 (Limited Edition Blu-ray & DVD)
More photos here. Released in September 2022, acquired from United Publications.

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Memories (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in October 2022, acquired from Anime Limited.


Item Schedules:

AnimeEditionEst. Arrival
The Dungeon of Black CompanyLimited Edition Blu-ray & DVD
31st Oct
Future Boy Conan Part 2Collector's Edition 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray
31st Oct
GoshogunBlu-ray
10th Oct
Goshogun: The Time EtrangerBlu-ray
10th Oct
The Irresponsible Captain TylorCollector's Edition Blu-ray
24th Oct
Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol ClubCollector's Edition Blu-ray
28th Nov
Love Me, Love Me NotCollector's Edition Blu-ray
28th Nov
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DestinyUltimate Edition Blu-ray & SD-BD
31st Oct
The Relative WorldsCollector's Edition Blu-ray & DVD
17th Oct
Summer GhostCollector's Edition Blu-ray & DVD
14th Nov
Violet Evergarden the MovieCollector's Edition 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray
31st Oct

Also Coming Soon:
TitleFormat
CINEMATIC VENGEANCE! 8 KUNG FU CLASSICS FROM DIRECTOR JOSEPH KUOLimited Edition Blu-ray
Dragons ForeverDeluxe Edition 4K Ultra HD
The Legend of Heroes: Trails from AzureNintendo Switch
Nobuhiko Obayashi's 80s Kadokawa YearsLimited Edition Blu-ray
The Quintessential Quintuplets Box Set 2Manga
Righting WrongsDeluxe Edition Blu-ray

Otaku Collection:

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The Monthly Collection update for August & September 2022 are available to view on the site:
  • August's update includes 21 anime releases, 9 manga volumes, and 7 live-action Asian cinema releases.
  • September's update includes 16 anime releases, 6 manga volumes, 6 physical video games, and 3 live-action Asian cinema releases.

Other Notes:

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The December 2022 solicitations post for the US anime release is available but will be updated to include Sentai's line-up tomorrow.

The UK Q4 2022 solicitations post will also go live tomorrow.
 

NormanicGrav

Quintessential Grav
AUKN Staff
The Q4 2022 UK anime home video release schedule post is now live! This covers all of the releases planned between October to December 2022 from Anime Limited, Crunchyroll & MVM Entertainment.

Finalised artwork is shown when available, and dates are subject to change due to production delays (Anime Ltd), the US not releasing theirs just yet (Crunchyroll) or the holiday season ramping up and causing more problems (all of them).
 

NormanicGrav

Quintessential Grav
AUKN Staff
Since it was suggested, I have now written up a Q4 2022 UK Asian cinema home video release schedule post which is now live. This covers all of the upcoming releases between October to December for local distributors like 88 Films, Arrow Video, Criterion, Eureka Entertainment, Third Window Films and more.

The Asian Cinema aspect focuses on Japanese, Chinese, Korean films and others that fit the group. Examples listed on the post include Arrow's JU-ON: The Grudge box set, Criterion's Infernal Affairs Trilogy, Eureka's Yes Madam!, Third Window's Nobuhiko Obayashi's 80s Kadokawa Years and 88 Film's Dragons Forever 4K UHD.
 

NormanicGrav

Quintessential Grav
AUKN Staff
The mid-October & November updates!

Unboxing Additions:

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The Irresponsible Captain Tylor TV Series (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in October 2022, acquired from Anime Limited.

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Nobuhiko Obayashi’s 80s Kadokawa Years (Limited Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in October 2022, acquired from Terracotta.
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The Dungeon of Black Company (Limited Edition Blu-ray & DVD)
More photos here. Released in November 2022, acquired from United Publications.

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Future Boy Conan Part 2 (Collector's Edition 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in December 2022, acquired from Anime Limited.

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The Relative Worlds (Collector's Edition Blu-ray & DVD)
More photos here. Released in November 2022, acquired from United Publications.

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Violet Evergarden the Movie (Collector's Edition 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in December 2022, acquired from Anime Limited.


Item Schedules:

AnimeEditionEst. Arrival
Black Jack the MovieBlu-ray
In Limbo
Fist of the North StarSD-BD
In Limbo
GenocyberSD-BD
In Limbo
The Irresponsible Captain Tylor OVA SeriesCollector's Edition Blu-ray
12th Dec
The King of Braves: GaoGaiGarBlu-ray
30th Jan
Liz and the Blue BirdCollector's Edition Blu-ray
30th Jan
Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol ClubCollector's Edition Blu-ray
19th Dec
Love Me, Love Me NotCollector's Edition Blu-ray
19th Dec
Miss MachikoSD-BD
In Limbo
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DestinyUltimate Edition Blu-ray & SD-BD
19th Dec
Summer GhostCollector's Edition Blu-ray & DVD
19th Dec

Also Coming Soon:
TitleFormat
Battle RoyaleLimited Edition 4K Ultra HD
Dragons ForeverDeluxe Edition 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray
Ebola SyndromeBlu-ray
The Flying Guillotine Part IIBlu-ray
HeroBlu-ray
Human LanternsBlu-ray
The Iceman ComethDeluxe Edition Blu-ray
Ju-on: The Grudge CollectionLimited Edition Blu-ray w/4K Ultra HD
The Legend of Heroes: Trails from AzureNintendo Switch
Martial ClubBlu-ray
RelayerPlayStation 5

Otaku Collection:

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The Monthly Collection update for October & November 2022 are available to view on the site:
  • October's update includes 13 anime releases, 20 manga volumes, 3 physical video games, and 7 live-action Asian cinema releases.
  • November's update includes 15 anime releases, 1 book, 9 manga volumes, 2 physical video games, and 4 video game accessories.

Industry News:

There's been a couple of Industry News posts since the round-up:


Other Notes:

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Later this month I will be posting my 2022 complete otaku collection update, so look forward to that.
 

NormanicGrav

Quintessential Grav
AUKN Staff
The December updates!

Unboxing Additions:

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Battle Royale & Battle Royale II: Requiem (Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in April 2021, acquired from HMV.

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Dragons Forever (Deluxe Collector's Edition 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in December 2022, acquired from Terracotta.

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The Irresponsible Captain Tylor OVA Series (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in December 2022, acquired from Anime Limited.

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Ju-On: The Grudge Collection (Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in December 2022, acquired from Amazon UK.

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K: Seven Stories (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in May 2021, acquired from Anime Limited.

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Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny (Ultimate Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in December 2022, acquired from Anime Limited.

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Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 1 Part 1 (Limited Edition Blu-ray & DVD)
More photos here. Released in December 2022, acquired from Amazon UK.

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Shawscope Volume One (Limited Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in December 2021, acquired from Amazon UK.

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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 Parts 1 & 2 (Part 1: Blu-ray, Part 2: Limited Edition Blu-ray & DVD)
More photos here. Part 1 released in May 2022, Part 2 released in December 2022, acquired from Amazon UK.


Item Schedules:

AnimeEditionEst. Arrival
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Blu-ray
9th Jan
Ascendance of a Bookworm Seasons 1 & 2Collector's Edition Blu-ray
27th Mar
Banished from the Hero's Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the CountrysideLimited Edition Blu-ray & DVD
7th Jan
Cyber City Oedo 808 HD RemasterLimited Edition Blu-ray
17th Apr
The Deer KingCollector's Edition Blu-ray & DVD
20th Feb
Goodbye, Don Glees!Collector's Edition Blu-ray & DVD
30th Jan
The King of Braves: GaoGaiGarBlu-ray
30th Jan
Liz and the Blue BirdCollector's Edition Blu-ray
30th Jan
Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club Season 1Collector's Edition Blu-ray
13th Feb
Love Me, Love Me NotCollector's Edition Blu-ray
30th Jan
Summer GhostCollector's Edition Blu-ray & DVD
13th Feb
Yu Yu HakushoLimited Edition Blu-ray
27th Feb

Also Coming Soon:
TitleFormat
Full AlertBlu-ray
Wild SearchBlu-ray

Otaku Collection:

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The Monthly Collection update for December 2022 is available to view on the site. December's update includes 22 anime releases, 1 manga box set, 16 manga volumes, 3 physical video games, 13 live-action Asian Cinema releases, and 1 accessory.

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In addition, the Complete Otaku Collection update covering a majority of my collection is also available to view on the site. This is the 10th official update since I first started collecting anime and manga and blogging about it throughout the past 10 years.

The 2022 update adds 160 anime releases, 63 physical video games, 61 Asian Cinema releases, 18 light novel volumes, 166 manga volumes, and 3 manga box sets (containing 34 volumes).


Industry News:

There's been a couple of Industry News posts since the round-up:


Random Topics:

I have written a two-part post dedicated to all of the video games I played throughout 2022! There were 31 completed games, so Part 1 covers games #1-17 while Part 2 covers games #18-31.

The games mentioned include Code Vein, God of War Ragnarok, Gran Turismo 7, Nioh Remastered, Resident Evil HD Remaster, Super Mario 64, Super Robot Wars V and many more.


Other Notes:

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Expect more items arriving as per usual. No major notes to specify though I do have plans to get new IKEA shelves at some point in 2023 (one to replace the old bookshelf where the games are located, and another shelf to eventually replace the glass case).
 
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