What did you RECEIVE today? PHOTOS EDITION!

Finally got this today, had ordered it in mid August. The slipcase was badly damaged, no biggie, I throw them out anyways. But it had been damaged beneath as well, so Amazon refunded it.
My brother also got Little House on the Prairie season 9 in the same order, and that one looks like a bootleg, weird. The paper art looked like it had been blown up, meaning bad quality, and it felt like normal paper, also it was cut by scissors. Therefore another refund, they told me that it was out of stock (their website tells another story) so they couldn't ship me a new one.
 

NormanicGrav

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Been going through some more hauls this time focusing on the PlayStation 4 once again. I guess I could call this 'Operation PlayStation 4 Haul' but basically I'm getting select games now and then more later down the line.



Earlier this month I acquired .hack//G.U. Last Recode and Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, and today I received Zero Escape: The Nonary Games and Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma for PlayStation 4. You may have noticed that these are the North American versions. Both games have been released in Europe physically however Aksys Games barely make them available so the stock levels are ridiculously low and pretty expensive to get so I decided to get the US versions that were available on Amazon UK for £24.98 each.

For those who don't know, Zero Escape: The Nonary Games is considered to be one of the best visual novels ever released (with Zero Time Dilemma being pretty mixed in reception) and I can't wait to finally check them out.

Here's the entire collection so far:
#01 - Final Fantasy Type-0 HD
#02 - Ratchet & Clank
#03 - Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
#04 - Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection
#05 - Sword Art Online: Lost Song
#06 - Dragon Quest Heroes
#07 - Senran Kagura: Estival Versus
#08 - Rock Band 4
#09 - Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel
#10 - Bioshock: The Collection
#11 - DOOM
#12 - Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax Ignition (電撃文庫 FIGHTING CLIMAX IGNITION)
#13 - Dead or Alive 5 Last Round
#14 - Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR-
#15 - Final Fantasy XV
#16 - Steins;Gate 0
#17 - Root Letter
#18 - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven
#19 - Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed
#20 - Gravity Rush Remastered
#21 - The iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars (アイドルマスター プラチナスターズ)
#22 - Blade Arcus from Shining EX (ブレードアーク スフロ ムシャイニング EX)
#23 - Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition (デビル メイ クライ 4 スペシャルエディション)
#24 - NieR Automata
#25 - Persona 5
#26 - Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster
#27 - Berserk and the Band of the Hawk
#28 - Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth
#29 - Arslan: The Warriors of Legend
#30 - The Silver Case
#31 - PaRappa the Rapper (パラッパラッパー)
#32 - Star Ocean V: Integrity and Faithlessness
#33 - Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy
#34 - Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
#35 - Yakuza 0
#36 - Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash!
#37 - Everybody's Golf
#38 - Yakuza Kiwami
#39 - Wolfenstein: The New Order
#40 - Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
#41 - Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX-
#42 - Chaos;Child
#43 - Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception
#44 - Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana
#45 - Odin Sphere Leifthrasir
#46 - Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth
#47 - .hack//G.U. Last Recode
#48 - Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue-
#49 - Zero Escape: The Nonary Games
#50 - Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma
 

NormanicGrav

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Did you think it was over? Think again. Jokes aside, this is more of a leftover haul since I did initially plan to get these earlier in the week.



Starting off with Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner M∀RS on PlayStation 4. I liked this game so I was very surprised that Konami decided to release a physical version for the re-remaster. This version was developed by Cygames and has been completely revamped compared to the HD Collection which had issues (thanks to High Voltage Software). The M∀RS version offers 4K resolution, 60 frames per second and also optional VR support. My copy does include the slipcover and it's SRP £24.99 it seems.



Next we have Momotaro Sacred Sailors from Anime Limited on Blu-ray & DVD combo pack. Been meaning to pick this one up but I decided to get it now from HMV for £22.99. The set has some minor damage but I'm not that fussed about it. It's got a length 120+ page booklet about the film which is neat. The reason why I have been buying anime from HMV is because PureHMV owners get double points on Blu-ray (and also on Ultra HD Blu-ray and Vinyl).



And lastly we have Afro Samurai and Lollipop Chainsaw on PlayStation 3. Both were planned early on but I wanted to play it safe and have my ID just in case. They didn't ask for it in the end but better to play it safe than nothing. These two games have been on my list of games to pickup so there is only a couple left now for the console.

Here's the entire collection so far:
Prologue to the PS3 Haul:
#01 - Beyond: Two Souls
#02 - The Last of Us
#03 - Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5 ReMIX-
#04 - Hyperdimension Neptunia
#05 - Asura's Wrath
#06 - No More Heroes: Heroes Paradise
#07 - Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
#08 - Max Payne 3
#09 - Persona 4 Arena
#10 - Saints Row The Third
#11 - Tales of Symphonia Chronicles
#12 - Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F (初音ミク -Project DIVA- F)
#13 - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle
#14 - Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day
#15 - J-Stars Victory Versus (Jスターズ ビクトリーVS)
#16 - One Piece: Pirate Warriors
#17 - Saints Row IV
#18 - EX Troopers (エクストルーパーズ)
#19 - Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn
#20 - Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3
#21 - Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. (機動戦士ガンダム エクストリームバーサス)
#22 - Yakuza 3
#23 - Yakuza 4
#24 - Initial D: Extreme Stage (頭文字D エクストリーム ステージ)
#25 - Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax (電撃文庫 FIGHTING CLIMAX)
#26 - Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2
#27 - Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory
#28 - Aqua Pazza: Aquaplus Dream Team
#29 - Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd (初音ミク -Project DIVA- F 2nd)
#30 - K-On! Houkago Live!! HD Ver. (けいおん! 放課後ライブ!! HD ver.)
#31 - Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX-
#32 - Steins;Gate
#33 - Nier
#34 - The Darkness 2
#35 - Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection
#36 - One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2
#37 - Yakuza: Dead Souls
#38 - Tales of Graces f
#39 - Tales of Xillia
#40 - Rock Band 3

Stage 1 of PS3 Haul:
#41 - Killer is Dead
#42 - Shadows of the Damned
#43 - Under Defeat HD
#44 - Dragon Ball Z: Budokai HD Collection
#45 - Catherine

Stage 2 of PS3 Haul:
#46 - Zone of the Enders HD Collection
#47 - Phantom Breaker: Extra (ファントムブレイカー:エクストラ)
#48 - Shining Resonance (シャイニング レゾナンス)
#49 - Shin Koihime Musou: Otome Taisen Sangokushi Engi (真・恋姫†夢想 ~乙女対戦★三国志演義~)
#50 - Macross 30: Ginga o Tsunagu Utagoe (マクロス30 銀河を繋ぐ歌声)

Stage 3 of PS3 Haul:
#51 - Dragon's Crown
#52 - Tales of Xillia 2
#53 - Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
#54 - Ryu Ga Gotoku Kenzan! (龍が如く 見参!)
#55 - Sengoku Basara HD Collection (戦国バサラ HDコレクション)

Stage 4 of PS3 Haul:
#56 - The House of the Dead: Overkill Director's Cut
#57 - Saints Row 2
#58 - Warhammer 40K: Space Marine
#59 - Killzone 3
#60 - MotorStorm: Apocalypse
#61 - SSX
#62 - Wangan Midnight (湾岸ミッドナイト)
#63 - Drakengard 3
#64 - Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes
#65 - Sonic Generations

Stage 5 of PS3 Haul:
#66 - Ico & Shadow of the Colossus HD Collection
#67 - El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron
#68 - Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
#69 - God of War HD Collection
#70 - Far Cry 3
#71 - Mafia II
#72 - Soul Calibur V

Stage 6 of PS3 Haul:
#73 - Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
#74 - Folklore
#75 - Agarest: Generations of War
#76 - Mobile Suit Gundam: Target in Sight
#77 - Heavenly Sword
#78 - God of War: Ascension

Stage 7 of PS3 Haul:
#79 - OneChanbara Z: Kagura with NoNoNo! (お姉チャンバラZ~カグラ~With NoNoNo!)
#80 - Gal*Gun (ぎゃる☆がん)
#81 - Vampire Resurrection/Darkstalkers Resurrection (ヴァンパイア リザレクション)
#82 - Mobile Suit Gundam: Side Stories (機動戦士ガンダム サイドストーリーズ)
#83 - Strider Hiryu (ストライダー飛竜)

Stage 8 of PS3 Haul:
#84 - Everybody's Golf: World Tour
#85 - Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2
#86 - Mobile Suit Gundam UC (機動戦士ガンダムUC)
#87 - Another Century's Episode: R (アナザーセンチュリーズエピソードR)
#88 - Dynasty Warriors: Gundam
#89 - White Knight Chronicles II
#90 - Ridge Racer 7
#91 - Jak & Daxter HD Collection

Stage 9 - The Final Stage of PS3 Haul:
#92 - Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord
#93 - Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!!
#94 - Eternal Sonata
#95 - Afro Samurai
#96 - Lollipop Chainsaw
#01 - Final Fantasy Type-0 HD
#02 - Ratchet & Clank
#03 - Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
#04 - Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection
#05 - Sword Art Online: Lost Song
#06 - Dragon Quest Heroes
#07 - Senran Kagura: Estival Versus
#08 - Rock Band 4
#09 - Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel
#10 - Bioshock: The Collection
#11 - DOOM
#12 - Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax Ignition (電撃文庫 FIGHTING CLIMAX IGNITION)
#13 - Dead or Alive 5 Last Round
#14 - Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR-
#15 - Final Fantasy XV
#16 - Steins;Gate 0
#17 - Root Letter
#18 - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven
#19 - Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed
#20 - Gravity Rush Remastered
#21 - The iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars (アイドルマスター プラチナスターズ)
#22 - Blade Arcus from Shining EX (ブレードアーク スフロ ムシャイニング EX)
#23 - Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition (デビル メイ クライ 4 スペシャルエディション)
#24 - NieR Automata
#25 - Persona 5
#26 - Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster
#27 - Berserk and the Band of the Hawk
#28 - Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth
#29 - Arslan: The Warriors of Legend
#30 - The Silver Case
#31 - PaRappa the Rapper (パラッパラッパー)
#32 - Star Ocean V: Integrity and Faithlessness
#33 - Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy
#34 - Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
#35 - Yakuza 0
#36 - Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash!
#37 - Everybody's Golf
#38 - Yakuza Kiwami
#39 - Wolfenstein: The New Order
#40 - Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
#41 - Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX-
#42 - Chaos;Child
#43 - Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception
#44 - Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana
#45 - Odin Sphere Leifthrasir
#46 - Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth
#47 - .hack//G.U. Last Recode
#48 - Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue-
#49 - Zero Escape: The Nonary Games
#50 - Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma
#51 - Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner M∀RS
Katamari Forever
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan [JP Import]
Ratchet and Clank HD Collection
Sakigake! Otoko Juku [JP Import]
Sly Cooper HD Collection
Yakuza 1 & 2 HD Edition [JP Import]
Aksys Games:
Tokyo Xanadu+

Atlus:
Dragon's Crown Pro
Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight

Bandai Namco:
Black Clover: Quartet Knights
Dragon Ball FighterZ
Full Metal Panic! Fight! Who Dare Wins
Gintama Project: Last Game
Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match
GOD EATER 2 Rage Burst (w/GOD EATER Resurrection)
The iDOLM@STER Stella Stage [JP Import]
Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
One Piece Unlimited World Red
The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia
Super Robot Wars V
Super Robot Wars X
Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization
Taiko Drum Master: Drum Session! [JP Import]
Tales of Berseria
Tales of Zestiria

Capcom:
Devil May Cry HD Collection
DmC Devil May Cry
Resident Evil Origins Collection
Resident Evil 4
Resident Evil 5
Resident Evil 6
Resident Evil 7
Sengoku Basara 4: Sumeragi [JP Import]

Idea Factory:
Cyberdimension Neptunia: Four Goddesses Online
Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force
Hyperdimension Neptunia VII

NIS America:
The 25th Ward: The Silver Case
Danganronpa 1 & 2 Reloaded
Danganronpa Another Episode
Danganronpa V3
Onechanbara Z2 Chaos
PSYCHO-PASS: Mandatory Happiness
Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters: Daybreak Special Gigs
The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition

PQube:
Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair
Gal*Gun 2
PUNCH-LINE
Rabi-Ribi
Song Of Memories
UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH Exe:Late[st]
White Day: A Labyrinth Named School

SEGA:
A Certain Magical Virtual-On [JP Import]
Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise
Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Arcade Future Tone DX [JP Import]
Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X
Yakuza Ishin! [JP Import]
Yakuza Kiwami 2
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

Various:
Bullet Girls Phantasia
Caladrius Blaze
CLANNAD [JP Import]
DJMAX RESPECT [JP Import]
The Game Paradise Cruisin Mix [JP Import]
 
So after I saw this a while ago:

It's finally there, my 400USD Hyouka box!
(403.8 to be precise, about 70 of which are import fees of which 32 were custom handling fees from the postal service.)


It's obscenely huge!!!

And fairly heavy, the whole package with package material was almost 5kg.
Also the volumes came separate to the green box. The customs guy must have been very puzzled over those two unlabeled little boxes. (One was opened.)

The artbook turned out to be a bit of a big cheat though. 46 pages were all the illustrations the Japanese single volume BD and DVD releases and their artboxes held, which I was mostly after, so that's very cool as I have no need to get the show 3 more times from Japan for the packaging art. But the other
113 pages of the 150 were just a selection of screenshots and chapter title pages. I had hoped for some more key illustrations. Especially since the digipack volumes already duplicate half of those illustrations. =/
(Also looks a bit diffrent than the preview image. The backside is now just white and the front holds the whole illustration. I think I prefer that over that zoomed partial cut of the same image as show in the preview image.)
 
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