UK Anime Blu-ray & DVD Bargains

RonJB

Student Council President
Bah! I'm still struggling with June.

Plus, I'll be spending all my money at the Edinburgh Festival during the sale period, anyway.
 

Geriatric hedgehog

Thousand Master
Any good? New deal of the week from AL

I had pre-ordered this as it sounded right up my Shinkai-type-fan street and for me it's a good effort but not to the level of Your Name or Weathering with You as a comparison. Character art is good and background art is more impressionistic and raw in design, as opposed to the relatively more common polished style, which should not be a bad thing at all but still overall I felt it was okay but nothing special. Likewise story and music likeable but not as amazing as I've found in Shinkai's recent output. I would recommend, but personally would prefer a cheaper standard edition at say a tenner, as opposed to the reduced £25 CE. Hope that helps.
 
I had pre-ordered this as it sounded right up my Shinkai-type-fan street and for me it's a good effort but not to the level of Your Name or Weathering with You as a comparison. Character art is good and background art is more impressionistic and raw in design, as opposed to the relatively more common polished style, which should not be a bad thing at all but still overall I felt it was okay but nothing special. Likewise story and music likeable but not as amazing as I've found in Shinkai's recent output. I would recommend, but personally would prefer a cheaper standard edition at say a tenner, as opposed to the reduced £25 CE. Hope that helps.

Thanks for this, was wavering between the collectors and the standard, and that helped tip the balance.
 

Shadow Cat

Stand User
I had pre-ordered this as it sounded right up my Shinkai-type-fan street and for me it's a good effort but not to the level of Your Name or Weathering with You as a comparison. Character art is good and background art is more impressionistic and raw in design, as opposed to the relatively more common polished style, which should not be a bad thing at all but still overall I felt it was okay but nothing special. Likewise story and music likeable but not as amazing as I've found in Shinkai's recent output. I would recommend, but personally would prefer a cheaper standard edition at say a tenner, as opposed to the reduced £25 CE. Hope that helps.
Thanks for the reply.

I think comparing things to Your Name / Weathering would not be fair 😇

Standard Edition is up as well so something to consider

Also DVD but who watches Anime Films on DVD anymore 😅

 

Geriatric hedgehog

Thousand Master
Thanks for this, was wavering between the collectors and the standard, and that helped tip the balance.
Thanks for the reply.

I think comparing things to Your Name / Weathering would not be fair 😇

Standard Edition is up as well so something to consider

Also DVD but who watches Anime Films on DVD anymore 😅

My pleasure and apologies in advance just in case you love it and hate me for veering anyone away from the CE! I didn't spend much time checking out mine, but the CE did seem to be another very good quality one (and not too bulky either), in keeping with AL's increasingly rarer lovely digipaks, if you like those enough to pay extra that is.

And yes, I agree that comparing to those Shinkai outputs, whilst inevitable, isn't usually fair heh. Still useful to gauge against for those who don't hate Shinkai.

Well I enjoyed Josee: The Tiger and the Fish much more than A Silent Voice. I'm sure I'll get eaten alive for saying that, though. 😶
How very dare you?!! Who do you think you, nah just kidding heheh. Everyone loves what they love. But for me, as a big Yamada fan, A Silent Voice was utterly and most subtly brilliant, albeit not on the first viewing when I felt it was over-rated, having completely changed my mind on repeat viewings.
 

AHA-Lambda

Student Council President
Well I enjoyed Josee: The Tiger and the Fish much more than A Silent Voice. I'm sure I'll get eaten alive for saying that, though. 😶
I don’t agree but I understand

I highly enjoyed Josee, it’s not far off Silent Voice for me.
The blasphemous thing I’ll say are that a lot of Shinkai stuff is overrated imo
 

Girls with Guns

Cardcaptor
I didn't spend much time checking out mine, but the CE did seem to be another very good quality one (and not too bulky either), in keeping with AL's increasingly rarer lovely digipaks, if you like those enough to pay extra that is.

My ears are ringing again - someone mentioned digipaks! And yes, I did import the Josee CE! 🤩😍

I actually still need to watch Josee as well as Maquia! :oops:

😲😵‍💫😁
 

SAHO

Vampire Ninja
Maquia is my Okada favorite by far! 🥊
Maquia is an absolute beautiful journey to witness. The ending where she "breaks" her promise hits really hard and is very well executed.

I actually still need to watch Josee as well as Maquia! :oops:
Just got past half way point but also need to finish Josee as well. As for Maquia, you're in for a ride 🙌
 

NormanicGrav

Grav's End Harem
AUKN Staff

Rightstuf birthday sale starts on Sunday. Probably a good time to do bulk buys so it makes the customs and postage easier to stomach.
I plan to consider making a Discotek order beforehand just in case, but I guess we'll see what's in store on the Rightstuf sale. If there's a good price for Fire Force S2 LE I'll think about it (or if we're lucky super cheap prices on Sentai titles).
 
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