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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. Werewolf

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    Just different choices, from what I understand (and has been said in the past), they basically have each of the staff choose a title to go in the box from their own favourites.

    I'm interested in seeing the range of choices as the last couple of boxes have been fun:)

    To give an idea, the 2016 bundle was:
    xmas mystery bundle: Expelled from Paradise Collections edition BD
    xmas mystery bundle: Fuse the hunter collectors editon BD
    xmas mystery bundle: Aldnoah , Zero collectors edition BD
    xmas mystery bundle: Hal Limited edition BD
    xmas mystery bundle: Gankatsou count of monte cristo collectors edition BD


    And the 2017 one:
    Blood Blockade Battlefront: Collectors edition Blu-ray
    Eden of the East: Complete Collection Blu-ray
    Free! Eternal Summer: Blu-ray collectors set
    Tokyo Marble Chocolate: Collectors edition Blu-ray (realised I haven't watched that yet!)
    Your Lie in april: Part 1 collectors edition Blu-ray
    Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning.
    Samurai Flamenco set 1.
     
  2. memyselfandi

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    Ah, that's why I have so many copies of Your Lie in April part one ... (Original with the production error, replacement and even a third copy from the mystery box .... I was wondering where the third copy came from)

    I would note that there can be slight variations if they end up not having enough of one or more titles. For instance I can't remember exactly what I received last year but I don't have the Blood title from Werewolf's list
     
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  3. Werewolf

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    Aye although apparently this year they've made sure they've got enough:)

    I suspect what they've done this year is make the bundles up ready, as opposed to going by some stock counter or something and making them up as needed.

    I think I've still got two copies of Samurai Flamenco set 1 as I already had it (and Tiger and Bunny), although without hunting through the boxes i can't be sure:)

    One of these days I'm going to prune the duplicates from my collection again, as I think I last did it about 5 or 6 years ago when I realised I had something like 4 copies of Tsubasa Chronicles (from when the release got interrupted and restarted twice), and multiples of some volume 1's.
     
  4. Raymond Lin

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    I didn't go for those in the end, mostly because a lot of anime on that list I have never even heard of.
     
  5. memyselfandi

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    Well MVM are winning over ATA ... not only have they shipped all my orders up to 9/12 but also I have actually received all of them.
    Whilst I may have had shipment emails from ATA i've received nothing from them.

    And You Thought There Is Never A Girl Online? and Battle Girls High School this morning ... i have several of the others via MVMs normal weekly deals
     
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    Well Bodacious Space Pirates for 14.99 on BD is a pretty good deal on MVM this morning.

    Other than that many DVDs rather than BDs ...some good series there, like the unfortunately named KiddyGrade.
     
  7. Werewolf

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    I'm seriously tempted by BSP but as I've seen it and already spent rather a lot I'm holding off (I suspect it'll be in their weekly sale at some point).

    I had a look at what I've spent so far on anime over the last couple of weeks and I have definitely failed to avoid spending too much:p
     
  8. memyselfandi

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    I'm not looking ... nonononononono

    (not helped that I've bought quite a bit of tech too)
     
  9. Werewolf

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    Only 2 more sets of deals before the end of this anime nightmare and you can order the AOL mystery blu-ray bundle!

    I am seriously tempted to just not check today and tomorrow.
     
  10. memyselfandi

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    Today's lot weren't that great for me so it was a nothing day.

    (and I've paid my credit card bill so all is ok despite upgrading the CPUs in four gen8 microservers in the last month)
     
  11. Werewolf

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    I'm very tempted by Lain on Blu-ray, it's one of my old favourites and whilst I've got the DVD's they're the original Aussie ones (bought in 2002), so standards conversion etc.
     
  12. Sasahara

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    Yeah, Lain was my first ever anime DVD purchase on the 6th November 1999, along with Record of Lodoss war. :)

    Must resist. :/
     
  13. Werewolf

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    I failed:(

    It's ordered as it's one I've been wanting to get on blu-ray for ages along with Haibane Renmei.

    I was updating my anime dvd spreadsheet and realised I'm now at over 1000 purchases/individual discs/case :eek: (although probably a couple of hundred of those were TRSI bundles like YUA where it was something like 20 individual DVD's in a bundle).
     
  14. Raymond Lin

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    Even at £10 each.....
     
  15. Sasahara

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    Grats. :D I'm holding fast, but I may break before Monday!

    I need to update my list or merge other random lists with my original which stops at 564 in Dec 2001. A lot of those are tapes as well as DVDs, back in the day you rarely got complete series collections. And lot of those have been sold.
     
  16. memyselfandi

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    I was sorting out some of my web space the other day and found there was a list on there which I had once done which listed a substantial amount of disks I had purchased by that time ... And that was around 5+ years old, in fact probably older. There was four figures of entries in it even then.

    The scary one was that I sorted out an extra three shelf bookcase the other day as my Japanese concert boxsets needed more storage. Now admittedly the majority were purchased second hand but even then you are talking, depending on item and exchange rate, £60-100 (new items you are talking £150-200) ... And the bookcase is nigh on full and where they came from seems to have little difference in the amount I have there ...

    I'm currently avoiding the rabbit hole that is Japanese drama series releases as much as possible, (I did pick up one series second hand whilst I was out there in October ... Reduced to £130~ which gives some idea why I don't want to go there ...)
     
  17. Werewolf

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    I've been collecting for ~18 years, so it's not as bad as it seems, I don't smoke, drink or do takeaway meals* so it's not too terrible, it's basically a purchase a week on average (I also don't do mobile phone contracts**).
    Up until 2012 I was noting accumulated cost and how much i'd spent every 3 months, somehow that stopped.:p



    *Well the odd burger round a friend's, or fish and chips every few weeks ;)
    **I'm a £20 a year top person as I hate using them for calls/texts.
     
  18. Werewolf

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    You're making me feel much better about my plastic habits:p
     
  19. Raymond Lin

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    I’m not telling you how you spend your money, just doing some back of the postage stamp maths.

    I don’t drink, smoke or get take away either. I’m still broke, not sure where all my money goes lol
     
  20. Sasahara

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    I can relate to that, back in the day I used to buy Japanese DVD OVAs at £30-£45 a pop for 25-60 mins of play time. Not to mention my laserdisc collection, JPN and USA releases, mainly 2nd hand, but shipping alone could be £10+. :)

    I did hold off, but today I have discovered MVMs site has an order limit of 10 items per order. :<