UK Anime Blu-ray & DVD Bargains

BanzaiJedi

Pokémon Master
That's about the same as an early bird deal on the Anime Limited webstore, so I was happy to buy it just now. Only £10 more than the standard edition will be, assuming that ever gets released.
 

Smeelia

Thousand Master
it's not it's actually a reasonable series with a good dose of romance
Love, Election and Chocolate does have it's Catgirlish Loli character on her knees with her rear in the air and Pantsu showing within a few minutes of the start of the first episode, so I could understand people thinking it might be trashy. I wouldn't say that's entirely representative of the show, except perhaps it's tendency to be inconsistent and that it doesn't quite seem to know what it wants to do with itself. It does have some good ideas but it rarely makes the most of it's potential and the characters are generally underdeveloped.

I wouldn't necessarily say it's a bad show because there are a few things that could be potentially enjoyable but it has a tendency to sabotage itself and the end result is something quite average. That said, I do think it's the kind of show that's likely to strongly appeal to some people if they happen to enjoy the few elements that the show does make something out of and manage to ignore the rest.

Also, it's not a show to watch for Catgirlish Loli Pantsu, because that's a rare treat... I mean, it's actually not a common part of the show (there's really not too much fanservice overall).
 

Peachy

Bumpkin
AUKN Staff
MVM deal of the week is X TV Series. Anyone know if it's any good?
Yes. The story's by CLAMP so if you've enjoyed their other work you should like X but it is a pretty dark show, darker than anything else they've done. If you've read/seen Tokyo Babylon you'll definitely enjoy the show more as X serves as a continuation to those character's story but it's not required viewing at all (I haven't read/seen it), it's more of a side thing to the main plotline. If you do pick it up, skip the first episode as if memory serves me correctly it's an OVA that spoils elements of the story.
 

bailey1985

Vampire Ninja
Yes. The story's by CLAMP so if you've enjoyed their other work you should like X but it is a pretty dark show, darker than anything else they've done. If you've read/seen Tokyo Babylon you'll definitely enjoy the show more as X serves as a continuation to those character's story but it's not required viewing at all (I haven't read/seen it), it's more of a side thing to the main plotline. If you do pick it up, skip the first episode as if memory serves me correctly it's an OVA that spoils elements of the story.
I had to Google Clamp to see if I had watched anything by them, I have seen a couple of Shows by them that I did enjoy, so I will order that in a bit thanks.
 

Lutga

Mad Scientist
X is amazing - definitely my favourite CLAMP manga and probably my favourite manga ever in general - it's super dark / violent, way more so than their other manga, and it's also probably the most detailed artistically too, especially when compared to what came later (Tsubasa etc.)

Most people seem to gloss over the TV series because of when it was released (the dark days of early digipaint), but I'd actually heartily recommend it, as it's much more faithful to the manga than the (admittedly better animated) Rintaro movie version.
 

BanzaiJedi

Pokémon Master
I watched the movie just a few months ago and was impressed by it, so I should give the series a go. But on the other hand I could just buy the manga and experience it in its true form. *sigh* decisions...
 

IncendiaryLemon

Captain Karen
AUKN Staff
Sad to see it on sale so soon, means it probably didn't sell too well. Considering how good it is, I'd definitely recommend it for that price, assuming you like your light comedy shows.
 

Smeelia

Thousand Master
It's certainly worth getting to try the show out. That said, I do think Hidamari Sketch is worthy of being seen in higher quality, if possible, so the Blu-ray is a better option if you're already keen on the show or confident you'll enjoy it. The art and animation can be quite strong, and perhaps surprisingly so for people who might generally avoid similar kinds of shows. If you like watching shows for the "craft" of anime, Hidamari Sketch is probably worth seeing (though that's far from the only reason to watch the show).

It's a favourite show of mine, anyway. Great comedy, great characters, great art/animation and some nice thoughtful moments.
 

JTO

Brigade Leader
I'd like to know what are the chances of Love Hina being MVM's Deal of the Week? I want to get it since it disappeared from Viewster :(
 

Lutga

Mad Scientist
I think it was a DOTW about two years ago - I definitely remember picking it up when it was one. Can't remember how often stuff re-occurs in DOTW instead of them picking stuff that's never been on there before.
 

JTO

Brigade Leader
I think it was a DOTW about two years ago - I definitely remember picking it up when it was one. Can't remember how often stuff re-occurs in DOTW instead of them picking stuff that's never been on there before.
Doing a search on Twitter shows Love Hina was DOTW twice before in Jan 2014 and March 2015. And a search on Facebook shows it was DOTW in Jan 2012. If its once a year its overdue, assuming anything can been DOTW 4 times.
 

Lambadelta

Cardcaptor
Three anime are up for a lightning deal at amazon today

Akame ga kill part 2 DVD : 4:44pm for prime members
Parasyte The Maxim 2 BR : 4:44pm for prime members
Monthly Girls Collector's Edition : 4:44pm for prime members
 

Rob F1UK

Student Council President
Doing a search on Twitter shows Love Hina was DOTW twice before in Jan 2014 and March 2015. And a search on Facebook shows it was DOTW in Jan 2012. If its once a year its overdue, assuming anything can been DOTW 4 times.
Was also DOTW at the end of December in 2012
 
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