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

NormanicGrav

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AUKN Staff
A few mini-updates for the blog. In the coming days, the next complete otaku collection update will be in the works. Stay tuned.

Unboxing Additions:

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Ajin: Demi-Human Season 2 + Movies 2 & 3 (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in April 2020, acquired from Anime Limited.

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ARIFURETA: From Commonplace to World's Strongest Season 1 (Limited Edition Blu-ray & DVD)
More photos here. Released in December 2020, acquired from United Publications.

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Black Butler: Book of Circus (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in June 2017, acquired via Christmas 2020 haul (Anime Limited).

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Part 1 (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in December 2020, acquired from Anime Limited.

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Dr. STONE Season 1 Parts 1 & 2 (Regular Blu-ray [Part 1] & Limited Edition Blu-ray & DVD [Part 2])
More photos here. Released in December 2020, acquired from MVM's Anime-on-Line.

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Durarara!!x2 Shou, Ten & Ketsu (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in May 2016 (x2 Shou), November 2017 (x2 Ten) & March 2018 (x2 Ketsu), acquired via Christmas 2020 haul (Anime Limited).

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Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in January 2021, acquired from Anime Limited.

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The Promised Neverland Season 1 (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in December 2020, acquired from Anime Limited.

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Weathering With You (Deluxe Edition Variant 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in December 2020, acquired from Anime Limited.

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Welcome to the Ballroom Part 1 (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in July 2019, acquired from eBay.


Item Schedules:

AnimeEditionCurrent Est. Arrival
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrectionCollector's Edition Blu-ray & DVDJanuary 2021
Cyber City Oedo 808Collector's Edition Blu-rayJanuary 2021
Millennium ActressCollector's Edition 4K Ultra HD & Blu-rayJanuary 2021
Mobile Suit Gundam NTCollector's Edition Blu-rayJanuary 2021
Mobile Suit Gundam SEEDUltimate Edition Blu-ray & SD Blu-rayQ1/Q2 2021
PlanetesCollector's Edition Blu-rayFebruary 2021
Violet EvergardenCollector's Edition Blu-rayQ1/Q2 2021


Industry News:

March 2021 US anime home video releases is now available, covering Funimation and Sentai titles with Discotek coming later.

UK Q1 anime home video releases will be coming soon.

In the coming days, the next complete otaku collection update will be in the works. Stay tuned.
 
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NormanicGrav

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AUKN Staff
A few mini-updates for the blog.

Otaku Collection:

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The 8th Complete Collection post is finally available. This update features all of the items I have acquired in 2020 as well as an additional third shelf, additional two add-on rows, and the return of my glass shelf with the PlayStation video games included.

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The Monthly Collection post for December 2020 is also available. This update features 28 anime titles, 3 light novel volumes, 1 manga volume, 3 video games and 3 live-action Asian cinema titles.


Industry News:
Q1 2021 UK anime home video releases is now available, covering Anime Limited, Manga Ent. & MVM Ent.
 
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NormanicGrav

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AUKN Staff
A few mini-updates for the blog.

Unboxing Additions:

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Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in January 2021, acquired from Anime Limited.


Item Schedules:

AnimeEditionCurrent Est. Arrival
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrectionCollector's Edition Blu-ray & DVDJanuary 2021
Cyber City Oedo 808Collector's Edition Blu-rayJanuary 2021
Millennium ActressCollector's Edition 4K Ultra HD & Blu-rayJanuary 2021
Mobile Suit Gundam NTCollector's Edition Blu-rayJanuary 2021
Mobile Suit Gundam SEEDUltimate Edition Blu-ray & SD Blu-rayQ1/Q2 2021
Owarimonogatari Volume 3Limited Edition Blu-rayJanuary 2021 (hopefully)
PlanetesCollector's Edition Blu-rayFebruary 2021
Violet EvergardenCollector's Edition Blu-rayQ1/Q2 2021
Zoku OwarimonogatariLimited Edition Blu-rayJanuary 2021 (hopefully)


Industry News:

A new industry type post joins the blog with the Winter 2021 Anime Streaming Simulcast List for UK & Ireland.

April 2021 US anime home video releases will be coming soon.
 
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NormanicGrav

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AUKN Staff
A few mini-updates for the blog.

Unboxing Additions:

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Cyber City Oedo 808 (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in January 2021, acquired from Anime Limited.

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Millennium Actress (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in January 2021, acquired from Anime Limited.

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Owarimonogatari Volume 3 (Limited Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in June 2018, acquired via United Publications USA.

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Zoku Owarimonogatari (Limited Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in January 2020, acquired via United Publications USA.


Item Schedules:

AnimeEditionCurrent Est. Arrival
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrectionCollector's Edition Blu-ray & DVDJanuary 2021
Mobile Suit Gundam SEEDUltimate Edition Blu-ray & SD Blu-rayQ1/Q2 2021
PlanetesCollector's Edition Blu-rayMarch 2021
Violet EvergardenCollector's Edition Blu-rayApril 2021
The Weird and Wonderful World of UjichaFirst Print Edition Blu-rayJanuary 2021


Industry News:

April 2021 US anime home video releases got pushed back due to Funimation either being slow or skipping April entirely, but Sentai & others will likely get theirs out soon.
 
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NormanicGrav

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AUKN Staff
A few mini-updates for the blog.

Unboxing Additions:

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Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection (Collector's Edition Blu-ray & DVD)
More photos here. Released in January 2021, acquired from Anime Limited.


Otaku Collection:

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The Monthly Collection post for January 2021 is available. This update features 12 anime titles, 4 manga volumes, and 1 video game.


Item Schedules:

AnimeEditionCurrent Est. Arrival
Astra Lost in SpaceRegular Blu-rayFebruary 2021
Demon Lord, Retry!Regular Blu-rayFebruary 2021
GeminiFirst Print Edition Blu-rayFebruary 2021
Mobile Suit Gundam SEEDUltimate Edition Blu-ray & SD Blu-rayQ2 2021
PlanetesCollector's Edition Blu-rayApril 2021
Ruined HeartLimited Edition Blu-rayFebruary 2021
Violet EvergardenCollector's Edition Blu-rayApril 2021
The Young MasterLimited Edition Blu-rayFebruary 2021


Industry News:

April 2021 US anime home video releases write-up is available. Funimation skipped the month pretty much, but we got Sentai listings at least.
 
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Gareth

Completely Average High School Student
Wanted to say that this is such a great thread and collection. Well done! Both are organised so nicely and are aesthetically pleasing!

I think the way you’ve organised the full shelf and collection looks really nice. Plus, I really like how you frame your photo shots of individual products within the room. Nice touches on the monthly roundup photo and the tables with upcoming purchases too.

I’ll definitely keep checking it out your collection and thread. 🙂👍
 

Geriatric hedgehog

Magical Girl
Followed a link to this thread from another and I second Gareth: very, very useful thread for ambivalent characters like myself who don't easily get enticed with the pricier/bulkier/varying-sized collector's editions unless standard ones are not available (though I also agree your arrangements are fantastic speaking as someone possibly with borderline OCD)

Very, very jealous of the owarimonogatari sets - would they work on a UK PS4? I preferably want to get their UK releases if/when that happens and also don't think I can bring myself to part with the funds required to get the US ones...

Thanks and keep up the good work!
 

NormanicGrav

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AUKN Staff
Followed a link to this thread from another and I second Gareth: very, very useful thread for ambivalent characters like myself who don't easily get enticed with the pricier/bulkier/varying-sized collector's editions unless standard ones are not available (though I also agree your arrangements are fantastic speaking as someone possibly with borderline OCD)

Very, very jealous of the owarimonogatari sets - would they work on a UK PS4? I preferably want to get their UK releases if/when that happens and also don't think I can bring myself to part with the funds required to get the US ones...

Thanks and keep up the good work!
Wanted to say that this is such a great thread and collection. Well done! Both are organised so nicely and are aesthetically pleasing!

I think the way you’ve organised the full shelf and collection looks really nice. Plus, I really like how you frame your photo shots of individual products within the room. Nice touches on the monthly roundup photo and the tables with upcoming purchases too.

I’ll definitely keep checking it out your collection and thread. 🙂👍
Thank you both! It's a collection that has spanned roughly 7-8 years and will continue to grow, although it depends on funding of course!

Regarding Owarimonogatari, the Aniplex of America releases (with the exception of Kiznaiver but that's out of print now) are 'all region' so you can play them on any Blu-ray player or games console without issue. Demon Slayer is geo-locked but will also work the same way as the Sentai discs would (i.e. a games console).

I do recommend waiting a bit longer for MVM to try and resolve their pace with Aniplex as I am optimistic that it can be sorted. If they manage to get the license for Koyomi, Owari Vol. 3 & Zoku Owari, they'll have to author their own discs like what they did with Kizu however, because the Australian distributor Hanabee had been on hiatus for years.
 

Geriatric hedgehog

Magical Girl
Thank you both! It's a collection that has spanned roughly 7-8 years and will continue to grow, although it depends on funding of course!

Regarding Owarimonogatari, the Aniplex of America releases (with the exception of Kiznaiver but that's out of print now) are 'all region' so you can play them on any Blu-ray player or games console without issue. Demon Slayer is geo-locked but will also work the same way as the Sentai discs would (i.e. a games console).

I do recommend waiting a bit longer for MVM to try and resolve their pace with Aniplex as I am optimistic that it can be sorted. If they manage to get the license for Koyomi, Owari Vol. 3 & Zoku Owari, they'll have to author their own discs like what they did with Kizu however, because the Australian distributor Hanabee had been on hiatus for years.
Fantastic, thanks for the info. Will also remain patient and optimistic. I also get the feeling that MVM are quite committed to bringing us Monogatari releases so that helps keep the faith heh.
 

NormanicGrav

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AUKN Staff
A few mini-updates for the blog.

Unboxing Additions:

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Kandagawa Jet Girls (Racing Hearts Edition for PlayStation 4)
More photos here. Released in August 2020, acquired from XSEED.

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New Fist of Fury (First Print Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in November 2020, acquired from 88 Films via Christmas haul.

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The Young Master (Limited Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in February 2021, acquired from 88 Films.


Otaku Collection:

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The Monthly Collection post for February 2021 is available. This update features 2 anime titles, 7 manga volumes, 7 video games and 4 live-action Asian cinema titles.


Item Schedules:

AnimeEditionCurrent Est. Arrival
Konosuba: God's Blessing on this Wonderful World! Season 2Collector's Edition Blu-rayMarch 2021
Mobile Suit Gundam SEEDUltimate Edition Blu-ray & SD Blu-rayQ2 2021
PlanetesCollector's Edition Blu-rayApril 2021
Revue StarlightCollector's Edition Blu-rayMarch 2021
Violet EvergardenCollector's Edition Blu-rayApril 2021


Industry News:

May 2021 US anime home video releases write-up is available. This line-up features new releases from Funimation and Sentai with Discotek being added later when they reveal theirs soon.
 
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NormanicGrav

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AUKN Staff
A few mini-updates for the blog.

Unboxing Additions:

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Revue Starlight (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in September 2020, acquired from MVM's Anime-on-Line.


Item Schedules:

AnimeEditionCurrent Est. Arrival
Konosuba: God's Blessing on this Wonderful World! Season 2Collector's Edition Blu-rayMarch 2021
Mobile Suit Gundam F91Collector's Edition Blu-rayMay 2021
Mobile Suit Gundam SEEDUltimate Edition Blu-ray & SD Blu-rayQ2 2021
PlanetesCollector's Edition Blu-rayApril 2021
Violet EvergardenCollector's Edition Blu-rayApril 2021
Your NameCollector's Edition 4K Ultra HD & Blu-rayMay 2021


Industry News:

The release schedule pages for UK & US have been updated! They cover all (or at least a majority of them) of the releases between mid-March to at least June. You can view the UK one here and US one here.
 
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NormanicGrav

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AUKN Staff
A few mini-updates for the blog.

Unboxing Additions:

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KONOSUBA: God's Blessing on this Wonderful World! Season 2 (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in March 2021, acquired from Anime Limited.


Otaku Collection:

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The Monthly Collection post for March 2021 is available. This update features 2 anime titles, 5 light novel volumes, 10 manga volumes, 1 video game and 2 live-action Asian cinema titles.


Item Schedules:

AnimeEditionCurrent Est. Arrival
Fullmetal Alchemist (2003) Parts 1 & 2Collector's Edition Blu-ray (2020 ver.)April 2021
Mobile Suit Gundam F91Collector's Edition Blu-rayMay 2021
Mobile Suit Gundam SEEDUltimate Edition Blu-ray & SD Blu-rayMay 2021
PlanetesCollector's Edition Blu-rayApril 2021
Silver Spoon Season 2Collector's Edition Blu-rayApril 2021
Violet EvergardenCollector's Edition Blu-rayApril 2021
Welcome to the Ballroom Part 2Collector's Edition Blu-rayApril 2021
Your NameCollector's Edition 4K Ultra HD & Blu-rayMay 2021

Other items planned:
  • Super Mario 3D All-Stars (Nintendo Switch) from Base
  • Tenjo Tenge Omnibus 5 & 7 from Book Depository
  • Tenjo Tenge Omnibus 8 from Book Depository via Amazon
  • Tenjo Tenge Omnibus 11 from Blackwells

Industry News:

June 2021 US anime home video releases write-up is available. This line-up features new releases from Funimation and Sentai with Discotek being added later when they reveal theirs soon.

Q2 2021 UK anime home video releases write-up is available. This line-up features new releases from Anime Limited, Manga Entertainment and MVM Entertainment.
 
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NormanicGrav

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AUKN Staff
A few mini-updates for the blog.

Unboxing Additions:

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Fullmetal Alchemist (2003 series) Parts 1 & 2 (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in June & July 2020, acquired from Anime Limited.

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Silver Spoon Season 2 (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in October 2019, acquired from Anime Limited.

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Welcome to the Ballroom Part 2 (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in May 2020, acquired from Anime Limited.


Item Schedules:

AnimeEditionCurrent Est. Arrival
Mobile Suit Gundam F91Collector's Edition Blu-rayMay 2021
Mobile Suit Gundam SEEDUltimate Edition Blu-ray & SD Blu-rayMay 2021
PlanetesCollector's Edition Blu-rayApril 2021
Violet EvergardenCollector's Edition Blu-rayVery Soon
Your NameCollector's Edition 4K Ultra HD & Blu-rayMay 2021

Other items planned:
  • OVERLORD Novel 4 from Blackwells
  • Tenjo Tenge Omnibus 11 from Blackwells

Industry News:

July 2021 US anime home video releases write-up is available. This line-up features new releases from Funimation with Discotek and Sentai being added later when they reveal theirs soon.
 
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NormanicGrav

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AUKN Staff
A few mini-updates for the blog.

Unboxing Additions:

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Planetes (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in April 2021, acquired from Anime Limited.

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Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (First Print Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in May 2021, acquired from 88 Films.

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Violet Evergarden (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in April 2021, acquired from Anime Limited.


Otaku Collection:

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The Monthly Collection post for April 2021 is available. This update features 6 anime titles, 2 light novel volumes, 10 manga volumes, 10 video games and 1 live-action Asian cinema title.


Item Schedules:

AnimeEditionCurrent Est. Arrival
Anemone: Eureka Seven Hi-EvolutionCollector's Edition Blu-ray & DVDJune 2021
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Part 2Collector's Edition Blu-rayJune 2021
Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko MineCollector's Edition Blu-rayJune 2021
Mobile Suit Gundam F91Collector's Edition Blu-rayJune 2021
Mobile Suit Gundam SEEDUltimate Edition Blu-ray & SD Blu-rayMay 2021
Your NameCollector's Edition 4K Ultra HD & Blu-rayJune 2021

Other items planned:
  • Nothing yet!

Industry News:

August 2021 US anime home video releases write-up is available. This line-up features new releases from Funimation with Discotek and Sentai being added later when they reveal theirs soon.
 
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NormanicGrav

ヽ(⌐■_■)ノ♪♬
AUKN Staff
A few mini-updates for the blog.

Unboxing Additions:

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Mobile Suit Gundam SEED (Ultimate Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in May 2021, acquired from Anime Limited.


Otaku Collection:

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The Monthly Collection post for May 2021 is available. This update features 3 anime titles, 2 light novel volumes, 3 manga volumes, 4 video games and 2 live-action Asian cinema titles.


Item Schedules:

AnimeEditionCurrent Est. Arrival
Anemone: Eureka Seven Hi-EvolutionCollector's Edition Blu-ray & DVDJune 2021
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Part 2Collector's Edition Blu-rayJune 2021
????Japanese PlayStation 3 gameJune 2021
The Future DiaryCollector's Edition Blu-rayJuly 2021
Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko MineCollector's Edition Blu-rayJune 2021
Mobile Suit Gundam F91Collector's Edition Blu-rayJune 2021
Your NameCollector's Edition 4K Ultra HD & Blu-rayJune 2021

Other items planned:
  • Destiny Lovers Volume 4
  • How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Novel 4
  • inFAMOUS 2 for PS3
  • Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One for PS3
 
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NormanicGrav

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AUKN Staff
A few mini-updates for the blog.

Unboxing Additions:

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Mobile Suit Gundam F91 (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in June 2021, acquired from Anime Limited.


Item Schedules:

AnimeEditionCurrent Est. Arrival
Anemone: Eureka Seven Hi-EvolutionCollector's Edition Blu-ray & DVDJune 2021
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Part 2Collector's Edition Blu-rayJune 2021
Erotic Ghost StoryDeluxe Limited Edition Blu-rayJune 2021
The Future DiaryCollector's Edition Blu-rayJuly 2021
Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko MineCollector's Edition Blu-rayJune 2021
PenguindrumCollector's Edition Blu-rayAugust 2021
Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto-Memory DollCollector's Edition Blu-rayAugust 2021
Your NameCollector's Edition 4K Ultra HD & Blu-rayJune 2021

Other items planned:
  • Grav's Birthday Haul
  • How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Novel 4

Random Notes:

A few additional notes that I felt like going over so why not.

Since April, I have been picking up a number of PlayStation 3 games on what I like to call "Operation PS3 THE FINAL", with the goal to acquire games that are currently available for regular value and to ensure I own them before Sony re-attempts to close the PS3 store at some point. The goal is to sort this out before the Summer is over, however the Japan import batch goal is whenever it can be done.

The good news is that many of the rarer games were already acquired when I did my haul back in 2017-2018 time. Since April I did manage to get a bunch more, with notable inclusions being 3D Dot Game Heroes, inFAMOUS 1 & 2, and the Ratchet & Clank PS3 games. I was also able to acquire Japanese imports with Biohazard: Chronicles HD Selection, Dungeons & Dragons: Mystara Eiyuu Senki, and The iDOLM@STER One for All.

So what's left to get? Well as I briefly mentioned in the PHOTOS thread, my list has now narrowed down to around 9 games in terms of what was localised or developed in the west.
Ar Tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel
Bleach: Soul Resurrección
Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage
Genji: Day of the Blade
God of War HD Collection Volume 2
Lair
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Time Crisis: Razing Storm
For the Japan import remaining list:
.hack//Versus
AFRIKA
Boku no Natsuyasumi 3
Everybody's Golf 6
Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting!
THE LAST GUY
Machi-ing Maker 4
Mahjong * Dream Club
Miyasato Miyoshi Kyoudai Naizou: Sega Golf Club
Mobile Suit Gundam Senki Record U.C. 0081
Nurarihyon no Mago: Hyakki Ryouran Taisen
Sakigake!! Otoko Juku: Nihonyo Korega Otoko Dearu
Samurai Warriors 2 with Moushouden & Empires HD Version
Samurai Warriors 3 Empires or Z
Super Heroine Chronicle
Tokyo Jungle
Once the western/localised list is complete, the digital PS1 & PS2 classics haul will continue.

If you're reading this and thinking to yourself that you want to also try and get PS3 games, right now is the time to do it otherwise it will get a lot more tedious as the months or years go by.

As for PS4 games, well I'm currently focusing on Japanese developed games first because they have a shorter print run or survival rate compared to western developed games (unless they were under Limited Run Games), so the current list I have in mind are thus far:
Accel World VS Sword Art Online
Ace Attorney 1 2 3
AI: The Somnium Files
AKIBA’S TRIP: Hellbound & Debriefed
Azur Lane: Crosswave
Black Clover: Quartet Knights
Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia
Bullet Girls Phantasia
Catherine Full Body
A Certain Magical Virtual-On
City Shrouded in Shadow
CLANNAD
Conception Plus
Crows Burning Edge
CRYSTAR
Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls
Death Mark
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory
Disaster Report 4
Dragon Quest Heroes II
Dragon Quest XI S: Definitive Edition
Fairy Tail
Final Fantasy VIII Remastered
Full Metal Panic! Fight! Who Dare Wins
Gintama Rumble
GOD EATER 3
Granblue Fantasy Versus
Gravity Rush 2
Gundam Breaker 3: BREAK EDITION
Hatsune Miku Project Diva Arcade Future Tone DX
The iDOLM@STER Stella Stage
Jump Force
Kotodama: The 7 Mysteries of Fujisawa
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV
Million Arthur: Arcana Blood
My Hero One's Justice
Neptunia Virtual Stars
NG
NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139
One Piece Burning Blood
One Piece Pirate Warriors 4
One Piece Unlimited World Red
One Piece World Seeker
Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight [Might go for JP ver.]
Persona 5 Strikers
Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight [Might go for JP ver.]
Root Film
Root Letter: Last Answer
SD Gundam G Generation Genesis
Secret of Mana
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster
Super Robot Wars T
Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris
Taiko no Tatsujin Session de Dodon ga Don!
Trials of Mana
Valkyria Revolution
Wing of Darkness
Yakuza Remastered Collection (Yakuza 3, Yakuza 4 & Yakuza 5)
Ys: Memories of Celceta
 
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NormanicGrav

ヽ(⌐■_■)ノ♪♬
AUKN Staff
A few mini-updates for the blog.

Unboxing Additions:

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Anemone: Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution (Collector's Edition Blu-ray & DVD)
More photos here. Released in July 2021, acquired from Anime Limited.

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Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in June 2021, acquired from Anime Limited.

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Your Name (Collector's Edition 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in June 2021, acquired from Anime Limited.


Otaku Collection:

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The Monthly Collection post for June 2021 is available. This update features 3 anime titles, 4 light novel volumes, 8 manga volumes, 11 video games and 3 live-action Asian cinema titles


Item Schedules:

AnimeEditionCurrent Est. Arrival
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Part 2Collector's Edition Blu-ray19th July 2021
The Future DiaryCollector's Edition Blu-ray26th July 2021
PenguindrumCollector's Edition Blu-ray16th August 2021
Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto-Memory DollCollector's Edition Blu-ray9th August 2021

Other items planned:
  • The Dungeon of Black Company Manga Volume 3
  • GIGANT Manga Volume 2
  • GIGANT Manga Volume 3
  • Prison School Manga Omnibus Volume 6

Random Notes:

The blog has a redesign! Out of nowhere. Because why not. Long story short, Ayase on the PHOTOS thread mentioned the previous design was messy for higher resolution monitors so I thought I could try and switch it up to make it easier. The bad news is that to officially make it more accessible or perfect I will have to get a Premium Plan which is going to happen sooner than later because the storage space is eventually going to reach its limit. Either way, it's very similar to the previous design but the side column is hidden to the top right corner due to the template design. I will have to edit older posts due to the line spacing on the headings but other than that, it's a decent look.

On the topic of video game hauls, I am pretty much wrapping up on the PS3 THE FINAL haul as I have all of the priority titles that I felt I want to get immediately, so what's left can be skipped if it ever happens. The exception to this will be the Japanese imports which I mentioned is expected to be completed by end of 2021 or early 2022.

The main focus as of late is pretty much the manga & light novels because I am very far behind on that area. Prison School is the next big 'I want all of it asap' title and so far I have 3 of 14 books, with 1 on order. I am hoping to finish collecting the series before the Summer is over. Yotsuba&! is being looked into as one that I can try to continue collecting (I have the first 4 volumes) but I want every volume to be readily available before jumping into it, otherwise it'll be a pain to deal with.

There's a lot of books to catch up on, especially many of the Yen On light novel titles I have though OVERLORD is almost in a pretty safe position which is very good news.

On the topic of anime, I hear DanMachi II's Premium Edition is close to selling out in the US and I have yet to get it. Worst case scenario I'll just grab the MVM collector's set, but we'll see how it goes (as the UK set did got on a DOTW at one point earlier this year).
 

NormanicGrav

ヽ(⌐■_■)ノ♪♬
AUKN Staff
A few mini-updates for the blog.

Unboxing Redux Additions:

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Baka & Test: Summon the Beasts Season 1 (Blu-ray & DVD), Season 2 (Limited Edition Blu-ray & DVD) & OVA Collection (Blu-ray & DVD)
More photos here. Released in August 2011, January 2013 & February 2013, originally unboxed in April/May 2013, March 2014 & June 2014 respectively.
Season 1 Original Blogger version / Season 2 Original Blogger version / OVA Collection Original Blogger version for comparison.
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Redux is back lol. This one had been on my mind as of late, especially considering the first season was my first import Blu-ray for the collection. I would like to cover a few more Redux posts as it'll be a while until I get more collector's for the main unboxings.
 

Stiivun

Pokémon Master
LOL for a moment there I thought you got Baka & Test Season 2 LE just now, but that doesn’t seems to be the case :)

That season 2 is missing in my collection and if I’m not mistaken the LE is actually the only Blu-ray FUNimation ever released for season 2.
 
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