For those wondering why on earth I've been doing this over the past week, basically here's the quick run-down. The free plan has limited storage space and because my photos take up a lot of memory I need to optimise them. At the same time, the Huawei phone has better photo quality than the iPhone did, so older photos look pretty dated especially with the lighting. Therefore I'm essentially sorting out two problems in one - better photos and smaller file sizes. A majority of the anime is now updated, and there are some video games to update as well along the way.
This update was mostly on the video games, but surprisingly going through that batch helped save me a lot of space for the storage.
I don't think I'll be updating any more sets (there's Fate Heaven's Feel & Fate UBW Box 1 left, but those look fine overall), so the next blog post will be the Otaku Collection Haul for June 2019 on 1st July.
The Funimation & Sentai October 2019 line-up will be coming very soon. In addition, unboxings for Attack on Titan Season 2, Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack and Sword Oratoria limited editions will be here later this month also.
Surprise I remastered another old unboxing post. This time it's Fate/Stay Night [Heaven's Feel] I. Presage Flower, the Japanese limited edition Blu-ray Disc Box that also includes the Amazon Exclusive items. At first, I had no intention of updating this, but since I still had the film with me and that the second film is arriving soon I figured now would be a good opportunity to sort this out. Plus, this also gives me an opportunity to save some more storage space on the blog. You can still view the old version via the Normanic Vault on Blogger.
Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (Collector's Edition Blu-ray & DVD)
Released in October 2019, acquired through Anime Limited.
More photos here.
OVERLORD III (Limited Edition Blu-ray & DVD)
Released in June 2019, acquired through United Publications USA. More photos here.
The situation with my City Council has been sorted, which means I can acquire more anime for November's haul. Haven't decided on what new stuff to get but in the meantime, we have at the very least Goblin Slayer (LE), How Not to Summon a Demon Lord (LE), and Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Part 2 (CE) arriving at that timeframe.
So titles arrived earlier than I had planned. Thus we just have Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion II: Transgression (CE), and How Not to Summon a Demon Lord (LE) arriving for this month, the former of which might but it's supposed to ship early next month. I have also added two more Aniplex titles to the order list; Kizumonogatari III: Reiketsu and Tsukimonogatari: Yotsugi Doll, to catch up on the Monogatari sets.
Kizumonogatari Part 3: Reiketsu (Limited Edition Blu-ray)
Released in November 2017, acquired through United Publications US. More photos here.
Tsukimonogatari: Yotsugi Doll (Limited Edition Blu-ray)
Released in September 2015, acquired through United Publications US. More photos here.
And a quick update on all things Grav hauls:
Wanna Be the Strongest in the World is going to arrive sooner than I had anticipated. I was estimating early December but it's going to be as soon as next week surprisingly!
December's titles so far are Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion II: Transgression and Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 2. Nothing else has been ordered as the Monogatari haul took up most of the spare budget.
I do aim to acquire more titles for the December haul with Anime Limited's 12 Days of Christmas and MVM's 12 Days of Christmas as examples, but it depends on the pricing and content provided. The Christmas haul itself I'm looking to maintain the same variety that I had back in my Birthday haul in June.
And I am happy to confirm that I will indeed finally offer a "Complete Otaku Collection" update at the end of December. Due to how the relocation stuff had been handled, the video games portion will be split from the rest as the "Complete Games Collection", which is scheduled for Summer 2020. The last update for the collection was 30th December 2017, so I have two years of new additions!