What did you RECEIVE today? PHOTOS EDITION!

Dvds and Blu Rays I've received in the past month:

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Some notable things:
Yakitate Japan: I've been looking for over a year to find this series. Part 1 is easy and cheap to find, but that's not the case for part 2 & 3. To my big surprise and joy a complete collection popped up on eBay, the first I've ever seen over there.

Ghost in the Shell Arise: the first time I've purchased a Japanese release. This collection has all 5 Borders (including Pyrophoric Cult which never came out in the west). Everything in this collection should have English subtitles.

Azumanga Daioh: also pretty hard to find for a reasonable price. I went for the Australian version, but I have a multiregion Blu Ray player, so I should be fine.
 
2024 HAUL - JUNE CHAPTER: BATCH #1

Been a while since I mentioned any more items. I have three packages to cover for this batch; one arrived on Saturday 1st June, the second arrived on Thursday 6th and then the third arrived today.


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Starting off the month we have two more Nintendo Switch games for the collection and this covers two separate packages which I have decided to bundle together because these are Limited Run Games releases.

Persona 4 Golden is first, which arrived from VideoGamesPlus and their new listing of the set. They confirmed in advance that stock would be arriving on their store but the way they revealed the appearance of this game was suspicious, like announcing when it will appear with a time frame. This raised alarm bells in my head because it indicated that there was a high chance that it would sell out, therefore I had to order it directly through my phone whilst I was at work.

My assumption turned out to be correct because apparently the stock sold out within 20 minutes. Interesting considering the other LRG titles never had this issue. But ordering from VGP was decent especially for single item orders so I wasn't too bothered by it.

Next we have perhaps the biggest surprise pickup I have managed to get in a long time - The House in Fata Morgana. Limited Run Games held their latest annual Blowout sale which included a whole bunch of titles but I only had enough funds for one game. This game was among the titles listed to make their appearance. The site went offline at first to deter bots and resellers from ruining the event but there was a rocky start as it was reloading the pages constantly. Eventually it went back up but this game was not available to purchase.

I was initially just about to give up until I was notified that it did become available about 15-20 minutes later (it was likely locked from ordering to give people a chance). Staff tweets gave the assumption that it was sold out already but the page details didn't match that. I got my order through but was worried of cancellations as some folks got theirs cancelled not long after, but mine survived and dispatched.

To provide a bit of a background, The House in Fata Morgana is a visual novel that is considered one of the best in its genre. It had a release on PlayStation Vita followed by an updated version for PS4 and Switch. I did consider PS4 but eventually I decided to move visual novels to Switch but it was by that point that I had missed out on the opportunity. Grateful to be able to own a copy so that I can play it from the cart.

Here's how my Nintendo Switch collection has gone so far. I am in the zone of picking up more Switch games and I hope to reach 100 by the end of the year. I have some on order but there's still tons to get (not aiming to get so many as a lot of games don't run well on Switch).
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Next we have Rental Magica from Anime Limited. They released the series in two collector's edition parts (and yes, they have a complete series standard edition out very soon) but these do mirror the Nozomi Entertainment limited edition DVD sets from Rightstuf back in the day so that's neat. You can view more photos and specs on my blog.
 
Dvds and Blu Rays I've received in the past month:

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Some notable things:
Yakitate Japan: I've been looking for over a year to find this series. Part 1 is easy and cheap to find, but that's not the case for part 2 & 3. To my big surprise and joy a complete collection popped up on eBay, the first I've ever seen over there.

Ghost in the Shell Arise: the first time I've purchased a Japanese release. This collection has all 5 Borders (including Pyrophoric Cult which never came out in the west). Everything in this collection should have English subtitles.

Azumanga Daioh: also pretty hard to find for a reasonable price. I went for the Australian version, but I have a multiregion Blu Ray player, so I should be fine.
I wonder why there is no Azumanga Daioh BD release, aside from the German one but that has no English subtitles. It wouldn't even mind if it was just standard definition on BD disc.
 
I have been ordering a few CDs this month because I need to stuff to listen to at work. From Amazon JP I got the Aimer Single Spark Again. Spark Again was the 3rd Opening Theme for Fire Force and this includes a few other songs by Aimer. From UK label JPU Records, a company specialising in releasing Japanese artists in the UK, there is Second to None by Lonesome_Blue and Seize the Fate by NEMOPHILA.
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This week I got Motörhead's Another Perfect Day and a Best Of collection from HMV. And from Ebay I got self-titled albums WolfMother and The Oath which I have really enjoyed over the past few days. Particularly The Oath which is some type of rock band, I really am clueless about the genre, and I would like more music like this.
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I have been ordering a few CDs this month because I need to stuff to listen to at work. From Amazon JP I got the Aimer Single Spark Again. Spark Again was the 3rd Opening Theme for Fire Force and this includes a few other songs by Aimer. From UK label JPU Records, a company specialising in releasing Japanese artists in the UK, there is Second to None by Lonesome_Blue and Seize the Fate by NEMOPHILA.
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This week I got Motörhead's Another Perfect Day and a Best Of collection from HMV. And from Ebay I got self-titled albums WolfMother and The Oath which I have really enjoyed over the past few days. Particularly The Oath which is some type of rock band, I really am clueless about the genre, and I would like more music like this.
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I've hardly bought any music over the last 20 years except for CDs of vinyl I already own.
However, one of my favourite rock bands are The Almighty from Glasgow.
They were around from 1988 to 95 but are touring again in November.
Anyhoo, if you like Motorhead then you could check them out.
 
Decided to replace my Universal CE's of Arslan with AL's to save on space plus I prefer the artwork. You don't get nearly as many extras with AL's but the show and a nice artbox is more important to me.

I plan to do the same with Seraph of the End as well.

The Heroic Legend of Arslan (CE) (BD)

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