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Lambadelta

Cardcaptor
What's the packaging like from Amazon Japan for art books? box with some protection inside or a padded envelope.

From the last art book I got from play-asia is came in a box and the book was in a bubble wrap sleeve, this stopped the book getting damaged. The book does work out about £3 cheaper from Amazon, about £7-8 if they refund the import fee, which they should seen as a book is 0% VAT. I assume Amazon mark on the packaging that the item is a book.
Amazon JP generally has two types of packaging.

If its small enough to fit in a bubble mailer then it'll be a bubble mailer.

If its too big for a bubble mailer then its shrinkwrapped to cardboard, and placed in the center of a box.
 

Luna

Pokémon Master
OK this might be a long shot asking here, but i know some German user visit here often (Luna, Robbi i guess, ...) so who knows.

Are there known problems with the German Abenobashi - Gesamtausgabe (Amazon DE link) discs, as my BD drive attached to my Mac has problems reading the first disc in the set. Haven't tried it yet in my Oppo drive in the HT but i just wonder if this is a general problem with this set, or just a singled out problem on my side/BD drive.
I don't have that one myself so can't give first hand info. I did a quick googling, but haven't found anything. Amazon has two reviews one is complaining it's just an upscale and no true HD (it's old and a DVD release, duh...), the other doesn't make any indication of an unreadable disc.
So might be worth a try to test it out on a diffrent drive.
 

Luna

Pokémon Master
I'll be stuck out of home for three weeks soon and I don't even know if I will have internet. So I though I use the opportunity to catch up on some hidden gems.

Anybody got some Anime recommendations fitting into the following criteria? =D
- It's good.
- It's not having a Western release.
- It's not up for streaming.
- It's not licensed with a foreseeable physical release.
(- I haven't watched it yet.)
 

NoSurprises

Straw Hat Pirate
I'll be stuck out of home for three weeks soon and I don't even know if I will have internet. So I though I use the opportunity to catch up on some hidden gems.

Anybody got some Anime recommendations fitting into the following criteria? =D
- It's good.
- It's not having a Western release.
- It's not up for streaming.
- It's not licensed with a foreseeable physical release.
(- I haven't watched it yet.)
I can't view your list, but I can only think of two things I've liked that also fit the rest of your bill.
 

Luna

Pokémon Master
I've seen those already. ... Through I think I'm still missing out on some Zetsubou ovas. *Puts it on the note*

Anything else? ^^
 

Emulsion

Stand User
Amazon JP generally has two types of packaging.

If its small enough to fit in a bubble mailer then it'll be a bubble mailer.

If its too big for a bubble mailer then its shrinkwrapped to cardboard, and placed in the center of a box.
Amazon has the book listed as 11.6 x 8.3 x 0.5 inches. So if you had to guess, mailer or box?
 

Stiivun

Stand User
Probably a long shot but here goes. Does Sentai have plans or is there a reason why they released Letter Bee only on DVD and not on Blu-ray?

I don't know if this was ever released on BD in Japan, cannot find it on Amazon JP, but France has a BD release for the first season, but that might be an upscale? Also i see there's no UK release for this show, at least not that i could find.
 

Luna

Pokémon Master
Ebay has this handy daily new listings notification via mail for saved searches. Unfortunately it's limited to 100 searches, which I have just hit....
Is there some sort of external app, that does the same with which I can extend those 100 searches?
Since manually searching everything everyday is kind of not very feasable. @_@"
 

Patient-X

Railgun
Ebay has this handy daily new listings notification via mail for saved searches. Unfortunately it's limited to 100 searches, which I have just hit....
Is there some sort of external app, that does the same with which I can extend those 100 searches?
Since manually searching everything everyday is kind of not very feasable. @_@"
Is it not possible to have two eBay accounts?
 

msgeek

Magical Girl
Ebay has this handy daily new listings notification via mail for saved searches. Unfortunately it's limited to 100 searches, which I have just hit....
Is there some sort of external app, that does the same with which I can extend those 100 searches?
Since manually searching everything everyday is kind of not very feasable. @_@"
What kind of thing are you searching for? Are searches very specific? If many of your searches return small numbers of results ebay search supports OR operators via brackets and commas.

Combine that with the EAN of anything you are looking for (which is often although not always listed) and you can get many different searches into a single search.

e.g. searching for "(5037899063279,5037899057377,5037899078341,5037899063064,5037899057513)" will return 5 different Anime Ltd ultimate editions.

Either paste the above (without quotes) into an ebay search to see example or click here.
 

Luna

Pokémon Master
Oh, the searches support ORs? Didn't know that!

My searches are mostly pretty specific. Stuff like say "Tsubasa World Chronicle Niraikanai". If it's a longer series I also add the volume number. "Broken Girl 2" or so. So if I search multiple volumes but really just want those I'm looking for each search takes up one slot.
 

Luke

Student Council President
I'll be stuck out of home for three weeks soon and I don't even know if I will have internet. So I though I use the opportunity to catch up on some hidden gems.

Anybody got some Anime recommendations fitting into the following criteria? =D
- It's good.
- It's not having a Western release.
- It's not up for streaming.
- It's not licensed with a foreseeable physical release.
(- I haven't watched it yet.)
Tales of the abyss anime adaption is very good
Video game opening as it is awesome:

and Zaregoto 8 part ova series based off the first novel.
 

BlackCondor93

Adventurer
This is not for my BD locked subtitles thread as this is a question for an Australian release.

To those who own Madman's BDs (not Viz) of Sailor Moon (specifically Sailor Moon R: The Movie and Sailor Moon SuperS Part 1), are the subtitles optional or locked during playback? Madman authored releases don't give you the option to switch them off on the menu, but in most cases do give you the option to switch them off completely during playback.

Also, I'm aware that the DVD subtitles for the first 3 seasons are optional during playback as I already own the DVDs.
 
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