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

NormanicGrav

(゜ロ゜)
AUKN Staff
More unboxings added to the blog:


Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie (Blu-ray)
Released in May 2016, acquired in HMV.
More photos here.


Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society (Blu-ray)
Released in March 2017, acquired in HMV.
More photos here.

More misc. stuff added to the blog:


Otaku Collection for the month of November 2019
More stuff here.
 

NormanicGrav

(゜ロ゜)
AUKN Staff
And now for something completely out of nowhere!

So one of the main things that I had wanted to do ever since I moved from Blogger to WordPress is to bring the whole collection along with it. Annoyingly as I live in a different location to my vault that would mean that I haven't been able to do just that. The good news is that I have now finally started what I like to call the 'Unboxing Redux' which is essentially a remaster of the original unboxings with better photos, updated specs, and more information.

I won't be transferring everything to the WordPress home as some titles I feel aren't worth revisiting but most of them will make a return, including the collector's editions. At the moment I have 9 Redux titles incoming, 3 of which are available right now on my Normanic Vault WordPress blog, with the second batch tomorrow and the third batch on Saturday.

The following now available to view are as follows:


Claymore (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
Released in January 2017, received in December 2017.
More photos here. Original Blogger version for comparison.


Gundam: Reconguista in G (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
Released in November 2016, received in November 2016.
More photos here. Original Blogger version for comparison.


Hyouka Part 1 (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
Released in December 2017, received in December 2017.
More photos here. Original Blogger version for comparison.
 

NormanicGrav

(゜ロ゜)
AUKN Staff
The second batch is here! The following now available to view are as follows:


Lord Marksman and Vanadis (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
Released in June 2016, received in January 2018.
More photos here. Original Blogger version for comparison.


Love Live! Sunshine!! Season 1 (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
Released in June 2018, received in June 2018.
More photos here. Original Blogger version for comparison.


The Night is Short, Walk on Girl (Collector's Edition Blu-ray & DVD)
Released in June 2018, received in September 2018.
More photos here. Original Blogger version for comparison.
 
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NormanicGrav

(゜ロ゜)
AUKN Staff
The third batch is here! The following now available to view are as follows:


No Game, No Life: Zero (Limited Edition Blu-ray & DVD)
Released in August 2018, received in September 2018.
More photos here. Original Blogger version for comparison.


Ouran High School Host Club (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
Released in December 2016, received in October 2017.
More photos here. Original Blogger version for comparison.


Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Part 1 (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
Released in June 2018, received in June 2018.
More photos here. Original Blogger version for comparison.
 

NormanicGrav

(゜ロ゜)
AUKN Staff
More unboxings added to the blog:


Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion II: Transgression (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
Released in December 2019, acquired through Anime Limited.
More photos here.


Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution 1: Renton (Collector's Edition Blu-ray & DVD)
Released in September 2018, acquired through Christmas 2019 Haul.
More photos here.


Hellsing Ultimate (Complete Collection Blu-ray)
Released in July 2019, acquired through Christmas 2019 Haul.
More photos here.


Raging Loop (Day One Edition for PlayStation 4)
Released in October 2019, acquired through Christmas 2019 Haul.
More photos here.

More misc. stuff added to the blog:


March 2020 Solicitations for Funimation & Sentai Filmworks
More stuff here. A list of every new release coming from these two distributors during the month of March 2020.
 

NormanicGrav

(゜ロ゜)
AUKN Staff
More misc. stuff added to the blog:


Grav's Complete Otaku Collection - 2019 Edition (aka Update #7)
More stuff here. Every anime, manga, novel and Asian Cinema title picked up since 2012. Video games not included in this update.


Monthly Otaku Collection - December 2019
More stuff here. Every anime, manga, novel, video game and Asian Cinema title picked up during the month of December 2019
 

NormanicGrav

(゜ロ゜)
AUKN Staff
More unboxings added to the blog:


Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 1 (Limited Edition Blu-ray & DVD)
Released in August 2019, acquired through United Publications.
More photos here.


Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (Collector's Edition Blu-ray & DVD)
Released in May 2019, acquired in HMV.
More photos here.

And a quick update on all things Grav hauls:
  • We have a whole bunch of anime incoming, thanks to the Anime Limited Christmas sale and MVM 20% off sale:
    • Estimated to arrive this month are:
      • Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion III: Glorification (est: 20th Jan)
      • Mobile Suit Gundam the Origin: Chronicle of the Loum Battlefield (est: 27th Jan)
    • Estimated to arrive between the final week of this month and the first week of February is the first batch of orders from the Funimation Clearance offers via Anime Limited's Day 1 Christmas sale. The titles are:
      • Attack on Titan: Junior High
      • Barakamon
      • Shomin Sample
      • Yurikuma Arashi
    • Estimated to arrive in February are:
      • King's Game the Animation (est: 17th Feb)
      • Plastic Memories (est: 10th Feb)
      • SSSS.GRIDMAN (est: 3rd Feb)
      • ZOMBIE LAND SAGA (est: 10th Feb)
    • Estimated to arrive sometime in February is the second batch of orders from the Funimation Clearance offers via Anime Limited's Day 1 Christmas sale. The titles are:
      • GANGSTA.
      • Lucky Star
    • Estimated to arrive in March is:
      • Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2 (est: 23rd Mar)
  • It is almost that time of year where MCM Birmingham Comic Con makes its return this March. I will of course be attending the place on Saturday as long as my friends at the SHU anime society get things sorted in time. In terms of how much I will spend, that depends on the offers since I have honestly no idea what I'll get.
 

NormanicGrav

(゜ロ゜)
AUKN Staff
More unboxings added to the blog:


Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion III: Glorification (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
Released in January 2020, acquired through MVM's Anime-on-Line.
More photos here.

More misc. stuff added to the blog:


April 2020 Solicitations for Funimation & Sentai Filmworks
More stuff here. A list of every new release coming from these two distributors during the month of April 2020.
 

NormanicGrav

(゜ロ゜)
AUKN Staff
More unboxings added to the blog:


Attack on Titan: Junior High (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
Released in June 2017, acquired through Anime Limited.
More photos here.


Barakamon (Blu-ray & DVD)
Released in July 2019, acquired through Anime Limited.
More photos here.

Shomin Sample (Blu-ray)
Released in November 2018, acquired through Anime Limited.
More photos here.

Yurikuma Arashi (Blu-ray & DVD)
Released in October 2016, acquired through Anime Limited.
More photos here.

And a quick update on all things Grav hauls:
  • Schedule update for my upcoming items:
    • Estimated week commencing 27th Jan:
      • Freezing New Addition
      • Freezing Vibration New Addition
      • GANGSTA.
      • Lucky Star
      • Mobile Suit Gundam the Origin: Chronicle of the Loum Battlefield
    • Estimated week commencing 3rd Feb:
      • SSSS.GRIDMAN
    • Estimated week commencing 10th Feb:
      • Plastic Memories Parts 1 & 2
      • ZOMBIE LAND SAGA
    • Estimated week commencing 17th Feb:
      • King's Game the Animation
    • Estimated week commencing 16th Mar:
      • MCM Comic Con Birmingham Haul
    • Estimated week commencing 23rd Mar:
      • Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2
  • I have also updated the Normanic Vault blog's Anime Home Video Stock Updates page which now includes the Funimation limited edition status.
 
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NormanicGrav

(゜ロ゜)
AUKN Staff
More unboxings added to the blog:


Freezing Season 1 (Limited Edition Blu-ray & DVD)
Released in August 2012, acquired through Amazon US.
More photos here.


Freezing Vibration (Limited Edition Blu-ray & DVD)
Released in June 2015, acquired through Amazon US.
More photos here.


Mobile Suit Gundam the Origin V-VI: Chronicle of the Loum Battlefield (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
Released in January 2020, acquired through MVM's Anime-on-Line.
More photos here.


SSSS.GRIDMAN (Limited Edition Blu-ray & DVD)
Released in February 2020, acquired through MVM's Anime-on-Line.
More photos here.


ZOMBIE LAND SAGA Season 1 (Limited Edition Blu-ray & DVD)
Released in February 2020, acquired through MVM's Anime-on-Line.
More photos here.

More misc. stuff added to the blog:


Monthly Otaku Collection - January 2020
More stuff here. Every anime picked up during the month of January 2020.

And a quick update on all things Grav hauls:
  • Schedule update for my upcoming items:
    • Estimated week commencing 10th Feb:
      • GANGSTA.
      • Lucky Star
    • Estimated week commencing 24th Feb:
      • Plastic Memories Parts 1 & 2
    • Estimated week commencing 9th Mar:
      • King's Game the Animation
    • Estimated week commencing 16th Mar:
      • MCM Comic Con Birmingham Haul
    • Estimated week commencing 23rd Mar:
      • Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2
 

Azar

Stand User
I was just looking up your Reconguista in G unboxing and noticed the plot synopsis is for Free! Eternal Summer. Tut tut. 🙃
 

NormanicGrav

(゜ロ゜)
AUKN Staff
I was just looking up your Reconguista in G unboxing and noticed the plot synopsis is for Free! Eternal Summer. Tut tut. 🙃
How did that happen. I guess even the show's plot needs a redux.

EDIT: So, this is funny because this was carried over from the Blogger version and for the past four years nobody spotted this error.
 

NormanicGrav

(゜ロ゜)
AUKN Staff
More unboxings added to the blog:


My Hero Academia Season 1 (Blu-ray)
Released in June 2019, acquired at a local store.
More photos here.

My Hero Academia the Movie: Two Heroes (Blu-ray)
Released in April 2019, acquired in HMV.
More photos here.

More misc. stuff added to the blog:


US Industry News: Funimation & Sentai Filmworks release schedule - May 2020
More stuff here. Every anime the two distributors currently have scheduled for the month of May 2020.

And a quick update on all things Grav hauls:
  • Schedule update for my upcoming items:
    • Estimated week commencing 24th Feb:
      • Penguin Highway
      • Plastic Memories Parts 1 & 2
    • Estimated week commencing 9th Mar:
      • King's Game the Animation
    • Estimated week commencing 16th Mar:
      • MCM Comic Con Birmingham Haul
    • Estimated week commencing 23rd Mar:
      • Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2
      • GANGSTA.
      • Lucky Star
    • Estimated week commencing 30th Mar:
      • Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz
 

NormanicGrav

(゜ロ゜)
AUKN Staff
More unboxings added to the blog:


Penguin Highway (Collector's Edition Blu-ray & DVD)
Released in March 2020, acquired through Anime Limited.
More photos here.


Plastic Memories Parts 1 & 2 (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
Released in February & March 2020, acquired through Anime Limited.
More photos here.
 

NormanicGrav

(゜ロ゜)
AUKN Staff
More unboxings added to the blog:


King's Game the Animation (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
Released in March 2020, acquired through Anime Limited.
More photos here.

More misc. stuff added to the blog:


Monthly Otaku Collection - February 2020
More stuff here. Every anime picked up during the month of February 2020.

And a quick update on all things Grav hauls:
  • Plans to go to MCM Comic Con Birmingham is now 100% happening, got my ticket and travel sorted. Now there are concerns about the Coronavirus affecting the conventions, but as of the time of this post, this convention is still going as planned. NEC has postponed a lot of events but I suspect they have faith that MCM will survive in some form. Anywho, in terms of what items I will be getting, I have no clue because last year I focused solely on Anime Limited and one or two one-offs, but for this time I honestly could go for anything at this rate. Angelic Layer, K: Missing Kings and K: Return of Kings are the three AL sets that I would like to grab at low prices but I suspect AL will be sneaky and charge full price for them.
 

NormanicGrav

(゜ロ゜)
AUKN Staff
More unboxings added to the blog:


Angelic Layer (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
Released in September 2018, acquired through eBay.
More photos here.


Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2 (Limited Edition Blu-ray & DVD)
Released in March 2020, acquired through MVM's Anime-on-line.
More photos here.


GANGSTA. (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
Released in December 2017, acquired through Anime Limited.
More photos here.


K: Missing Kings (Collector's Edition Blu-ray & DVD)
Released in March 2020, acquired through eBay.
More photos here.


K: Return of Kings (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
Released in March 2020, acquired through eBay.
More photos here.


Lucky Star (Blu-ray)
Released in March 2020, acquired through Anime Limited.
More photos here.

More misc. stuff added to the blog:


US Industry News: Funimation & Sentai Filmworks release schedule - June 2020
More stuff here. Every anime the two distributors currently have scheduled for the month of June 2020.

And a quick update on all things Grav hauls:
  • So as expected, MCM Birmingham got pushed back (this time it's now in June) but I was able to get some of the anime sets that I wanted elsewhere so that's pretty lucky of me.
  • Funimation/Manga LE titles The Rising of the Shield Hero and Wise Man's Grandchild have been ordered.
  • Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz got pushed back to late April.
  • More anime is being planned as per usual, but I might make use of the MVM 20% Easter sale later next month.
  • A lot of focus on my haul this month has been for Asian Cinema, but for a good reason.
 

NormanicGrav

(゜ロ゜)
AUKN Staff
More unboxings added to the blog:


Final Fantasy VII Remake (Deluxe Edition for PlayStation 4)
Released in April 2020, acquired through GAME.
More photos here.


I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (Blu-ray)
Released in January 2020, acquired through Amazon UK.
More photos here.


Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz (Collector's Edition Blu-ray with Shop Exclusive Box)
Released in April 2020, acquired through Anime Limited.
More photos here.


PERSONA 5 Royal (Steelbook Edition for PlayStation 4)
Released in March 2020, acquired through Base.
More photos here.


Saga of Tanya the Evil (Blu-ray)
Released in January 2020, acquired through MVM's Anime-on-Line.
More photos here.


Soul Eater (Blu-ray)
Released in December 2019, acquired through Amazon UK.
More photos here.

More misc. stuff added to the blog:


Monthly Otaku Collection - March 2020
More stuff here. Every anime, Asian film, books and video games that I had picked up during the month of March 2020.


US Industry News: Funimation & Sentai Filmworks release schedule - July 2020
More stuff here. Most anime that the two distributors currently have scheduled for the month of July 2020.

And a quick update on all things Grav hauls:
  • I'm going to add some more overview style unboxings (titles that I had already opened but wanted to present on the blog) from the Asian Cinema catalogue in the coming weeks.
  • Wise Man's Grandchild LE has been paid off but the set has been delayed to mid-May 2020.
  • Love Live! Sunshine!! Season 2 CE and Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 both have been ordered and paid off, currently scheduled for mid-May 2020.
  • More Asian cinema titles will be picked up to ensure those specific ones are acquired before it is too late.
 

NormanicGrav

(゜ロ゜)
AUKN Staff
More unboxings added to the blog:


Crime Story (First Print Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in October 2019, acquired through Amazon UK.


Dragons Forever (First Print Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in March 2020, acquired through Amazon UK.


Heart of Dragon (First Print Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in April 2020, acquired through Amazon UK.


Miracles: The Canton Godfather (First Print Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in December 2019, acquired through Amazon UK.


The Protector (First Print Edition Blu-ray)
More photos here. Released in November 2019, acquired through Amazon UK.
 
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