Anime: Seirei no Moribito 精霊の守り人 (Andou Mabuki, Nojima Hirofumi)

Seirei no Moribito R1 DVD Seirei no Moribito, Guardian of the Spirit (精霊の守り人) is licensed by Media Blasters and the R1 DVD is now available for order! Time flies by scarily fast!

Release date: November 2008.

This is definitely on my wishlist along with other R1 releases such as Darker than Black and Ouran High School Host Club just to mention a few… *grits teeth* Saving and holding out for the Christmas sale!

This series has a total of 26 episodes and the upcoming R1 release has 7 episodes on 2 DVDs (US$37.99) Kinda strange but it is at least 4 times cheaper than the R2 release which contains only 2 episodes per DVD (5800yen w/o tax). Considering this, I’m not expecting too great a package in terms of booklets or extras when it ships.

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BL Anime: Fuyu no Semi Special Revised Edition (Miki Shinichirou x Morikawa Toshiyuki)

Fuyu no Semi OVA Special Edit冬の蝉 -特別編集版

Uuuwah… another item to add to my shopping list :D

The Damage: 9524yen (excl. shipping)
The DVD (First Press Edition comes with a manga) will be released on 28 March 2008! Pre-orders are already open. *happy dance*

I love period and fantasy stories. In this case, I absolutely loved the story and the voice acting was very very good. The drama CD and manga were lovely but nothing beats watching the characters come alive in an anime. I do have some complaints about the animation quality cos sometimes our beloved Akizuki-san (Morikawa Toshiyuki 森川智之) and Kusaka (Miki Shinichirou 三木真一郎) don’t look as well-drawn as they’re supposed to be… but oh well, nothing’s perfect. You can truly feel the love between the characters. I cried buckets while watching it.

Even though I’ve already blown a few hundred bucks on the Limited Edition OVAs… I guess I just have to have this in my collection too. If you purchase from comi-comi and buy the DVD and OST bundle… you get a special comi-comi only tokuten. I’m still considering if I should get the bundle. It costs 13000yen (excl. shipping) *dies* OMG. *dies again*

Haiz… BL and Anime is such an expensive hobby :(

Fuyu no Semi OVA LE 1

As a side note about Fuyu no Semi Limited Edition OVAs, depending on which vol. you’re looking for, it is still possible to get them from HMV Japan, CDJapan, Amazon Japan and Playasia. Initially I ordered all 3 DVDs from Amazon Japan at a preorder discount of 26% off each DVD. However, when the time came for the package to be delivered, I had to return and refund my order due to customs issues. Stocks are slowly but surely running out but do look around to compare and for sales to maximize your dollar ^^ In the end, I managed to get my Vol. 1 & 2 during the Christmas 07 sales at CDJapan at a great bargain (30% off if I remember correctly) But coz the Limited Edition Vol. 3 was only available from Playasia at no discount (since I had to give up on Amazon Japan and it was no longer available from the other shops I listed here), I paid full price for it o.O oh~my bleeding wallet…

In a way, I’m thankful I’m not a big fan of Okane ga Nai お金がない cos the Limited Edition DVD prices are seriously astronomical *sweatdrop* Granted there’re lots of goodies bundled with the DVDs… but still… o.O


HMV Japan just shipped my Fuyu no Semi (Special Revised Edition) DVD!!! YAY~~~~ happiness!!! :D

Oh the joy when it arrives at my door step… can’t wait xD

31/03/2008 Update!

The package just arrived, quite heavy, still feels warm in my hands… :D

This is a worthy buy for all fans of the manga and anime. The movie-length version combines 3 episodes previously released in 3 individual DVDs. Not only has the graphics and animation improved, it also boasts newly animated scenes (and sex scenes) not included in the episodic releases!

The DVD is placed in a slim cut-out box and this edition also comes with a manga of Fuyu no Semi with “traditional” binding, cover and pages that resemble historical Japanese books. The size is slightly smaller than A4. I wasn’t expecting that. It is a nice touch. Pity the actual clear plastic box to hold both items wasn’t in the same flavour. (=^_^=) Ah~ if only they also release figurines for Fuyu no Semi…

Anyway, for a fan, it is definitely a lovely addition to the collection.

70% off Limited edition Fuyu no Semi Vol 1. :D Get it if you haven’t got your copy yet!

70% off Limited edition Fuyu no Semi Vol 2.

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