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Super Savings: Media Blasters Sale at RightStuf

Media Blasters Sale at RightStuf

New RightStuf sale this week and it’s for all Media Blasters releases – animes, manga, t-shirts and plushies, lots of goodies and pages and pages of it to choose from.

While Media Blasters has some fun manga titles though, especially for boys’ love fans (Crimson Spell, Yokai’s Hunger or I Can’t Stop Loving You, anyone?) , their real bread and butter is their anime and boy do they have a lot of amazing titles. I’d forgotten how many of my favourites were theirs until I started working my way through the list.

If there was an award for anime I’ve seen the most start to finish, it’s definitely the fantasy-epic Berserk which I’ve seen at least half a dozen times. Twelve Kingdoms is one of the best animes I’ve seen in years and I can’t wait to own a copy for myself after being lucky enough to have my local library in possession of the series. The anime Moribito is trying to challenge Twelve Kingdoms though, another gorgeous show.

Definitely on my nostalgic side, there’s Twin Signal, a funny and cutely quirky one-shot DVD about a super arrogant robot who turns into a chocolate-obsessed chibi when his human little brother sneezes – and a rerelease of CLAMP’s Magic Knight Rayearth, the definitive magical-girls-tossed-into-another-world series. You can also take advantage of the sale by picking up the complete series + OVA of Magic Users Club,¬†which made me think I was watching a hentai at first when I first saw the OVA back in junior high – watch out for those pervy tentacles!

So much shininess here to be had – what Media Blasters releases would you recommend?

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Lissa Pattillo is the owner and editor of Kuriousity.ca. Residing in Halifax, Nova Scotia she takes great joy in collecting all manners of manga genres, regretting that there's never enough time in the day to review or share them all. Along with reviews, Lissa is responsible for all the news postings to the website and works full time as a web and graphic designer.



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4 Responses

  1. Andre says:

    Retrying in smaller chunks :)

    Everyone needs to run out and get Tweeny Witches http://www.rightstuf.com/cgi-bin/catalogmgr/2V4xg… available as singles, a complete series+artbox set, and a cheaper set with just the TV series [the OVA is mostly sidestories set during the TV series, but still fun]. Really epic animation from Studio 4*C

    http://www.rightstuf.com/cgi-bin/catalogmgr/X41iO… Moribito really is a fantastic show, an epic, all-ages fantasy story with stunning animation, feminist themes and a Miyazaki-ish sense of mild whimsy on occasion

    http://www.rightstuf.com/cgi-bin/catalogmgr/X41iO… Simoun was a surprising show- not what you'd expect based on the window dressing, it's an occasionally traumatic look at growing up, yet also sort of overdramatic at times in an entertaining way, with retro-matte painting climaxes, detailed air battles, and a Takarazuka-esque, all-female voicecast [which is appropriate, given everyone in it's world was a lady at one point :)].

    http://www.rightstuf.com/cgi-bin/catalogmgr/X41iO… Wanna hear some classic dub voice actors? Like 90's style tv animation with great designs and a catchy theme song? Want an extremely cheap 40 episode boxset? Teknoman might be right for you- and if you want subbed eps [and the bonus episodes] MB also released it subbed as Tekkaman Blade. I was generally entertained by it [it apparently does have some cuts, but a fair amount is left in since MB uses the overseas edit of the dub], and the cheapness of it makes it a very appealing purchase.

    http://www.rightstuf.com/cgi-bin/catalogmgr/X41iO… Voogie's Angel is everything about tacky 90's OVA vhs releases you missed out on [hey it's directed by Masami Obari! I swear 1/2 that stuff was!], but with a surprisingly dark, touching, concluding episode. And like Twin Signal, it's pretty cheap.

    Other cheap/fun 90's OVA's-
    http://www.rightstuf.com/cgi-bin/catalogmgr/X41iO… Elf Princess Rane- it has elves! endless identical sisters! rapping! nonsense! Who needs a conclusion? :)
    http://www.rightstuf.com/cgi-bin/catalogmgr/X41iO… What happens when you get a shojo manga parody of office worker themed off-colour Power Rangers as a 2 episode OVA? Some fun quick anime :) Includes lines like "Sheila, step into the glowing green vortex"

  2. Andre says:

    2nd 1/2!

    http://www.rightstuf.com/cgi-bin/catalogmgr/X41iO… I love Gokusen- josei anime with yakuza and deliquent high school students and an anthropomorphic bulldog? And a dub? Thank you, MB!! http://www.rightstuf.com/cgi-bin/catalogmgr/X41iO… The deluxe version of the boxset even has a cosplay version of her tracksuit jacket.

    http://www.rightstuf.com/cgi-bin/catalogmgr/X41iO… Another classic OVA is Here is Greenwood, a 6 episode OVA adapting assorted stories from the manga released from VIZ, a 2-disc boxset that also includes some animated shorts. A silly, strange look at the horrors of living in a dorm, as Kazuya copes with a female[…?] roommate, his older crush marrying his also older brother [who is now the school's *male* nurse, crushing the dreams of many of his classmates at the all-boy school], and the most horrific student council members ever as his new best friends.

    http://www.rightstuf.com/cgi-bin/catalogmgr/X41iO… If you have some real dough to spend on anime, you might want to invest in their 96-episode complete series boxset of Ruroni Kenshine, a fun, very addictive adaption of the SJ manga.

    And finally, Phoenix- http://www.rightstuf.com/cgi-bin/catalogmgr/-tkMb… [there's also a litebox ed. RS has priced at 11.97 btw- I posted this link because the 1st box is prettier- book-style cases and holofoil covers/artbox!]. Adapting the classic Osamu Tezuka manga, it has epic animation and a great dub, opting for some of the best stories from his craziest, most ambitious manga work.

    I love MB, and recommened scoping out their shows :) They release a lot of shows at great price points, and have been doing so for years, so I always recommend their anime.

    • Lissa says:

      Thanks for the recommendations, Andre!

      I forgot Media Blasters released the anime-adaptation of Phoenix. I've never seen it but I'd really like to and the price looks like the perfect opportunity to do so.

  3. Jb says:

    I'm definitely gonna check it out. I have some of their BL titles, but would love to get some more on sale. And Moribito is a definite!

    But, any word on what's going on with MB and their BL manga releases? Will they be releasing any more of their titles that are currently on hold? I'm hoping to see the next volume of Crimson Spell and the KASUGA Naoka title.

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