The Normanic Vault - Grav's Blog for Unboxings & Random News

NormanicGrav

Yume no Shima Shinen Kōen
AUKN Staff
Time to re-explain what this thread is all about since it got lost with the other dozen threads, hahahaha sigh.



Anywho, for those who know me for a while will know that I tend to post links to a certain place every-time I acquire a new item and post it on the Photos thread. Well that link goes to my personal blog called 'The Normanic Vault'. Long story short, it's just a place where I post unboxings for all of the items I acquire, make news recap posts on what's getting released from Aniplex, Funimation and Sentai plus every now and then I would make a Random Topic which is a segment of mine where I pretty much go over anything as long as it's anime or gaming related. I've been doing this since 2003 now and I'm amazed I've managed to continue this long using it. It was originally just anime unboxing posts but I eventually expanded to news posts and gaming/visual novel unboxings.

So yeah, if you have time feel free to view it. :roll:
 

NormanicGrav

Yume no Shima Shinen Kōen
AUKN Staff
Re: The Normanic Vault - Grav's Blog for Unboxings & Random

Here's the latest posts I made during 2016:

January 2016
February 2016
March 2016
April 2016
May 2016
June 2016
July 2016
August 2016
 
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NormanicGrav

Yume no Shima Shinen Kōen
AUKN Staff
Re: The Normanic Vault - Grav's Blog for Unboxings & Random

Was in the mood to make a news post so I decided to do it with my own blog. This time focusing on the recent Deep Silver/Atlus announcement.

You can check it out here.
 

st_owly (witch)

Time-Traveller
Re: The Normanic Vault - Grav's Blog for Unboxings & Random

I did grumble on Twitter the other week that the images on the simulcast pages didn't actually link to the respective shows, and they seem to have actually fixed it, but I concur with your other sentiments. I don't get why every anime streaming site except Crunchyroll finds it so difficult to just have an alphabetical list of every show on the site. Viewster and Daisuki are just as bad.
 

NormanicGrav

Yume no Shima Shinen Kōen
AUKN Staff
Re: The Normanic Vault - Grav's Blog for Unboxings & Random

New Industry News post. Funimation's October 2016 Release Slate.

The info I posted includes regions, extras, artwork and as per usual my thoughts at the bottom of the post.

You can check it out here.

st_owly said:
I did grumble on Twitter the other week that the images on the simulcast pages didn't actually link to the respective shows, and they seem to have actually fixed it, but I concur with your other sentiments. I don't get why every anime streaming site except Crunchyroll finds it so difficult to just have an alphabetical list of every show on the site. Viewster and Daisuki are just as bad.
At least with Daisuki their site works most of the time (I had to disable ad-block but I had no issues streaming God Eater, Kuroko's Basketball and One Punch Man in HD when they aired, though getting HD to work does take a few more seconds). Viewster's catalogue is a mess as you said. It's really hard to figure out which titles expired unless I did a comparison through my Complete List and their site. It's nuts.

I've told some folks about what they would expect about Funi Now (as they're US people) but they too agree that the site doesn't look that great either.
 

NormanicGrav

Yume no Shima Shinen Kōen
AUKN Staff
Re: The Normanic Vault - Grav's Blog for Unboxings & Random

New Industry News post. Sentai Filmworks' November 2016 Release Slate.

The info I posted includes regions, extras, artwork and as per usual my thoughts at the bottom of the post.

You can check it out here.
 

HdE

Comic Book Guy
Re: The Normanic Vault - Grav's Blog for Unboxings & Random

Great post, Grav!

I'm pleased to see Sidonia season 2 get a release. REALLY hope somebody snags it for the UK. It's much more fun than a lot of folks give credit for.
 

NormanicGrav

Yume no Shima Shinen Kōen
AUKN Staff
Re: The Normanic Vault - Grav's Blog for Unboxings & Random

HdE said:
Great post, Grav!

I'm pleased to see Sidonia season 2 get a release. REALLY hope somebody snags it for the UK. It's much more fun than a lot of folks give credit for.
Cheers!

I wonder how Season 2 will be handled over here. It's clear that Season 1 didn't sell very well (or in Jerome's case; bombed) for Animatsu. I honestly think the Polygon Pictures titles (like Ajin and the upcoming Blame! film) may work better with Anime Ltd this time around, but who knows. If Manga Animatsu decide to get the rest of Sidonia then good on them.
 

HdE

Comic Book Guy
Re: The Normanic Vault - Grav's Blog for Unboxings & Random

NormanicGrav said:
I wonder how Season 2 will be handled over here. It's clear that Season 1 didn't sell very well (or in Jerome's case; bombed) for Animatsu. I honestly think the Polygon Pictures titles (like Ajin and the upcoming Blame! film) may work better with Anime Ltd this time around, but who knows. If Manga Animatsu decide to get the rest of Sidonia then good on them.
I thought the word on Sidonia season 1 was that it hadn't bombed, but hadn't sold especially well either, putting it in kind of middling territory for sales.
 

NormanicGrav

Yume no Shima Shinen Kōen
AUKN Staff
Re: The Normanic Vault - Grav's Blog for Unboxings & Random

HdE said:
NormanicGrav said:
I wonder how Season 2 will be handled over here. It's clear that Season 1 didn't sell very well (or in Jerome's case; bombed) for Animatsu. I honestly think the Polygon Pictures titles (like Ajin and the upcoming Blame! film) may work better with Anime Ltd this time around, but who knows. If Manga Animatsu decide to get the rest of Sidonia then good on them.
I thought the word on Sidonia season 1 was that it hadn't bombed, but hadn't sold especially well either, putting it in kind of middling territory for sales.
Oh was it? Huh, well then. I guess if that's the case then they should try and get Season 2, especially as it comes with a movie (which recaps S1).
 

NormanicGrav

Yume no Shima Shinen Kōen
AUKN Staff
New posts.

Industry News: Otakon 2016 Announcements
A recap post on all of the news unveiled from Otakon 2016. Basically the same as what you've seen on the AUKN thread.

Industry News: Funimation November 2016 Announcements
A post listing all of the titles being released under Funimation for November 2016. Also has my thoughts on the matter.

I'll have an Industry News post on Sentai Filmworks when their December 2016 line-up is released. Presumably at the end of the week or early next week.
 

NormanicGrav

Yume no Shima Shinen Kōen
AUKN Staff

NormanicGrav

Yume no Shima Shinen Kōen
AUKN Staff
Latest posts for the past couple of weeks!

Otaku Collection: September 2016 Update

A collection of all the items I picked up for the month of September 2016.

Unboxing [US]: Danganronpa the Animation - Complete Series: Limited Edition (Blu-ray/DVD)
An unboxing of the Funimation set released recently back in November 2015.

Unboxing [JP]: Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax Ignition - Standard Edition (PS4)
An unboxing of the SEGA fighting game released only in Japan back in November 2015.

Unboxing [UK]: Free! Eternal Summer - Complete Series: Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
An unboxing of the Anime Limited set released recently on October 2016.

Unboxing [US]: High School DxD BorN - Complete Series: Limited Edition (Blu-ray/DVD)
An unboxing of the Funimation set released recently on September 2016.

Unboxing [JP]: IA/VT -COLORFUL- - Standard Edition (Vita)
An unboxing of the Marvelous rhythm game released only in Japan back in July 2015.

Unboxing [US]: Kabukimonogatari - Mayoi Jiangshi: Limited Edition (Blu-ray)
An unboxing of the Aniplex of America set released back in August 2014.

Overview [JP]: Miracle Girls Festival (Vita)
An overview (aka pre-owned item) look of the SEGA rhythm game released only in Japan back in December 2015.

Unboxing [US]: Otorimonogatari - Nadeko Medusa: Limited Edition (Blu-ray)
An unboxing of the Aniplex of America set released back in October 2014.

Industry News: Funimation January 2017 Release Slate
A post listing all of the titles from Funimation due for release this January 2017.

Industry News: Sentai Filmworks January 2017 Release Slate
A post listing all of the titles from Sentai Filmworks due for release this January 2017.

Industry News: Sentai Filmworks February 2017 Release Slate
A post listing all of the titles from Sentai Filmworks due for release this February 2017.

Coming soon to my blog is the monthly otaku collection update (November 2016) and a lot of unboxings for the month of November/December:
  • Children Who Chase Lost Voices - Sentai Selects (Blu-ray/DVD)
  • Eden of the East - Complete Series & Movies: Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
  • Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Heart Throb - Complete Series: Collector's Edition (Blu-ray/DVD)
  • Mai Mai Miracle - Collector's Edition Kickstarter Exclusive (Blu-ray/DVD)
  • The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya - Ultimate Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
  • The Place Promised in Our Early Days & Voices of a Distant Star - Collector's Edition (Blu-ray/DVD)
  • The Silver Case - Limited Run Games Collector's Edition (Visual Novel/PC)
  • Your Lie in April - Part 1: Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
  • + Many more from MCM Comic Con Birmingham
 
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NormanicGrav

Yume no Shima Shinen Kōen
AUKN Staff
Time for an update, here's all of the posts from November 2016 all the way to now.

Industry News:
Monthly Otaku Collection Updates:
Anime Unboxing:
Manga Unboxing:
Video Game Unboxing:
Japanese CDs:

COMING SOON!

Already Paid Off, Just Waiting:
  • ALDNOAH.ZERO: Season 1 Collection [UK Collector's Edition Blu-ray]
  • Evangelion: 1.11 You Are (not) Alone [UK Collector's Edition Combo Pack]
  • Full Metal Panic!: Season 1, FUMOFFU & Second Raid [UK Standard w/Box (Anime Ltd Exclusive) Blu-ray]
  • Fuse: Memoirs of a Hunter Girl [UK Collector's Edition Combo Pack]
  • Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon? [US Collector's Edition Combo Pack]
  • Persona 3 the Movie -#2 Midsummer Knight's Dream- [UK Collector's Edition Combo Pack]
  • Serial Experiments Lain: Complete Series [UK Collector's Edition Combo Pack]
  • The Silver Case [US Limited Edition (Limited Run Games Exclusive) PC / Visual Novel]
Ordered, Not Yet Paid:
  • NieR Automata [UK Day One Edition + T-Shirt PS4]
  • Persona 5 [UK Take Your Heart Collector's Edition PS4]
  • Your Name [UK Collector's Edition Combo Pack]
 
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