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The anime thread sequel (it's still not as good as the Manga though),

Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by Werewolf, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. maj

    Wise Guy

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    What ties do ATA have with Amazon? As on their website they even give you the option of either buying directly through them or Amazon. Your Name for example is cheaper on Amazon (but not by much) than on their own website. Even second hand, CEX want more for it than you can buy brand new from either of those two.
     
  2. Werewolf

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    I think the only ties they have are that Amazon are probably their single biggest retail outlet, I suspect the reason for the link is because they know people are likely to buy from Amazon anyway (either due to price, or the assurance of buying from a more well known retailer).
    When I looked at the link it also appeared to be a referrer one, so ATA are probably getting a bit of commission for sales made via that link.

    Often distributors won't be the cheapest for their discs as it tends to upset the retailers, so it's not uncommon for Amazon or other retailers to be cheaper much of the time than the distributor/publisher.

    Talking of CEX wanting more second hand than Amazon etc want new, a friend wanted Voices of a Distant Star on Blu-ray the other day, we finally found him a copy from CEX for £35!
    i must admit I have had a chuckle at CEX when I went in and found their anime was all more than even HMV.
     
  3. pecnarf

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    today deal on alltheanime.com is "Assassination Classroom Season 1 Blu-ray bundle" for £24.99 which is includes the part 1 blu-ray limited edited with cardboard slip-cover and part 2 blu ray edition or Assassination Classroom Season 1 Part 1 Ltd Ed Blu-ray for £14.99, Assassination Classroom Season 1 Part 2 Blu-ray for £14.99 so for those that don't have either the bundle package workout cheaper that buying them individual, but they also added the option for those who have part 1 or part 2 already.
     
  4. ThestigGT999

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  5. Phate

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    Finished AOT Season 2 last night. Incredible series. Now I am itching for Season 3! :p
     
  6. memyselfandi

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    I see that MVM have started their 12 Days of Christmas today with Chobits, Fate/Stay Night and Serial Experiments Lain on off both on DVD and BD today.

    linky.
     
  7. ANDARIAL

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    Another help me find this anime request :o
    Storyline:- a high school guy moves to a school in the mountains/countryside with his sickly younger brother and stays at an inn he stayed at when a child
    typical school/slice of life anime about his interaction with his school friends and school activities
    Think this is a bit old...maybe 5-10 years?

    Think a monkey steals the younger boys hat at the beginning of the first episode
     
  8. memyselfandi

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    I remember it .... what it is called may take some thinking though ...

    edit: A Bridge to the Starry Skies (2011) ?
     
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  9. ANDARIAL

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    :D Just identified it!
    Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi
    I put my brief synopsis into google:o:o:o
    and it came up:D
    Never thought it would find it by my description.Will remember this for future searches :)
     
  10. memyselfandi

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    Thought so
     
  11. Werewolf

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    Today's offers are.

    Alltheanime.com
    Erased. Part 1 Limited edition BD/DVD combo £15
    Fullmetal Alchemist part 1 (episodes 1-27) Limited edition BD £15
    Tokyo Ghoul √A Blu-ray Ltd Collector's Edition £10
    Gankutsuou Blu-ray Ltd Ed Steel Box £10
    Harmony Blu-ray+DVD (Ltd Ed Steel Box) £10

    Rage of Bahamut Blu-ray Ltd Ed £15
    Psycho-Pass 2 Blu-ray Ltd. Ed. £15

    Empire of Corpses Blu-ray £10

    Whilst anime-on-line.com has


    A Lull in the Sea Complete Series Collector's Edition (12) Blu-Ray £47 (was 119)
    Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun Collector's Edition Combi Collection (12) BD/DVD £20
    Tenchi Muyo OVA Collector's Edition Combi (15) BD/DVD £20
    The Eccentric Family Series Collector's Edition Collection (12) Blu-Ray £20


    A few good offers in there if you haven't already got them.

    I'll confess to going Tenchi, it's an old, old, favourite and the discs I've got are the old Pioneer ones (that had white cases and came with the coins).



     
  12. Kyo

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    Has anyone been watching Inuyashiki? Pretty good but very graphic.

    Not heard of Claymore or Ray=out so will check it out.
     
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  13. Raymond Lin

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    I bought Your Name in HMV today purely because I want one with an English Dub, I got to say, the movie works best in Japanese, even though i don't understand the language, the voice acting is just that bit better, you can hear the feelings and emotion in the voices more.

    The other thing, about the movie itself, the more time I watch this the more I appreciate just how detailed the animations are, the attention to detail to this is just staggering, if you have been to Japan you will appreciate it even more, the attention to detail is amazing.

    The buildings, the skyline is very accurate, I can identify the buildings, I know the director does this in his movies, take real world location and translate them into anime but it is still very impressive. They seem to have all the branding, from BOSS coffee, to JR line to the bottled water. The shape and size of the leave which is on a common tree that turns yellow in Japan. On the pavement, there are a lot of yellow colour raised state for blind people to follow for directions/exits, they have drawn them in here. Even the little noise when the train door opens is the same!

    Also, anyone notice that Mitsuha uses am iPhone 4 whereas Taki is using iPhone 6 onwards. Big hint to the time element and again, attention to detail.
     
  14. Raymond Lin

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    Just watched 5cm Per second, it's on YouTube of all places…

    Anyway, the ending, am I right that Akari doesn't get together with Takaki? It was left very ambiguous.
     
  15. memyselfandi

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    It's a Japanese film ... of course it's left very ambiguous, having watched a lot of live action, as well as animated, Japanese films having an ambiguous ending is almost a pre-requisite (as well in a lot of cases of not really having a coherent story line) .... :)

    edit: well that'll be next years Japan trip booked :)
     
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  16. Evangelion

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    Finished Garo: Crimson Moon. Now watching Ushio to Tora.

    Recommend both.
     
  17. Werewolf

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    Todays offers on alltheanime are pretty awesome.
    Fullmetal Panic BD set (all 3 series) £18
    Outlaw Star BD collectors set £13
    Noein BD set £5
    Wings of Honneamise BD limited edtion £8
    Evangelion 1.11 limited edition BD/DVD with tea towel £20
    Expelled from Paradise limited edition BD/DVD £13
    Hal BD limited edition set £5
    Re:Cyborg 009 limited edition BD set £5
    Aldnoah.Zero Season 1 Blu-ray Ltd Ed £18
    Escaflowne the movie £6
    Escaflone TV series DVD £13


    If I didn't have them already the FMP, Wings, and Expelled from Paradise sets would be in my basket, With Hal not far behind.

    As it is I'm going with Noein as I remember that being interesting.
     
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  18. pecnarf

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    well for me as I've already bought Aldnoah.Zero, Escaflowne (ultimate edition), Noein, Fullmetal Panic(ultimate), wing of honneamise and re:cyborg 009, so I put Expelled from Paradise and outlaw star into my basket.
     
  19. Werewolf

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    Outlaw Star is an older one, but still fun (I watched it again when I got the set a while back) and what I still contend is one of the most soothing ending songs of any anime.
    It also has some lovely art during the end credits by a guy who also did classic Science Fiction covers for the Japanese (and some made it to the UK/US*), apparently the end art is meant to be from other stories by the writer behind the original Outlaw Star stories set in the same universe (of which the only other one to be made into an anime was Angel Links).


    *I was surprised when I looked up his work to find several bits I recognised from books on my shelves (one of my favourite Isaac Asimov book covers included).
     
  20. memyselfandi

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    Yesterdays MVM Christmas deal was Log Horizon, seasons 1 & 2 bundle on BD or DVD ... not bad for £40 for both seasons on BD.
    Todays offer is "Rozen Maiden & Traumend Bundle [Contains Series, Ouverture & Zuruckspulen]" on DVD ... think I've got too much Rozen Maiden already to justify this on DVD.

    AlltheAnime is of course at the blind box stage ...

    The Blu-ray Collector's Edition Mystery Box
    You get 7 mystery Blu-ray Ltd Collector's Edition sets
    (plus some bonus goodies) for only £39.99


    Limited to 500 pieces. Contains items "worth over £360"

    And an equivalent item for DVD.
     
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