Happy Friday to all! Can you believe that in a matter of two days we shall begin 2018? I’m not sure about y’all, but I honestly feel like this year flew by while still being long as all heck.
Well, with the end of the year upon us, I thought it’d be fun to share all of the anime that I hauled during 2017. To be perfectly frank, I didn’t realise how much anime I ended up acquiring until I made a master list of it all. While I’m very much astonished at my lacking restraint with serials and films I loved, I’m also quite pleased as a lot of the premium collections I received are heading out of stock with no hope for replenishments.
You may want to grab a pleasant beverage and snack, as well as a comfortable seat as there are quite a lot of titles to share. I will break everything down into three distinct sections, dressed in colourful fonts, so if you only want to check out certain parts, you can. Those categories will be: Serials, Films, Premium Sets.
Say I Love You: The Complete Series (Blu-Ray)
💜 Shōjo, Romance, Comedy-Drama, Slice-of-Life
💜 13 episodes + 1 OVA
💜 Winter 2012
💜 Studio: Zexcs
💜 Mei Tachibana is a loner, who likes to keep to herself and avoid making friends due to a childhood trauma. Yamato Kurosawa is the most popular and most handsome boy in school. One day, while walking to her class, Yamato and his friend find themselves going up the stairs behind her. His friend tugs on her skirt as a way to tease her for being a prude. When Mei turns around, she quickly places the blame on Yamato and kicks him in the chest, sending him flying to the bottom of the stairs. As she flees the scene, Yamato is completely astounded by Mei and desperately wishes to know more about her.
Black Butler: Book of Circus (Blu-Ray)
🖤 Shōnen, Historical Fiction, Black Comedy, Dark Fantasy
🖤 10 episodes
🖤 Summer 2014
🖤 Studio: A-1 Pictures
🖤 Full of wonder and excitement, the Noah’s Arc Circus troupe has captured audiences with their dazzling performances. Yet these fantastic acts don’t come without a price. Children have mysteriously gone missing around London, correlating to that of the groups’ movements. Unsettled by these kidnappings, Queen Victoria sends in her notorious guard dog, Ciel Phantomhive, and his ever-faithful demon butler, Sebastian Michaelis, on an undercover mission to find these missing children.
Black Butler: Book of Murder OVA Collection (Blu-Ray)
💛 Shōnen, Historical Fiction, Black Comedy, Dark Fantasy
💛 2 episodes (60 mins. each)
💛 October 2014
💛 Studio: A-1 Pictures
💛 At the behest of the Queen, Earl Ciel Phantomhive hosts a lavish dinner party attended by several of the finest members of polite society—as well as struggling author, Arthur. But as the party reaches its high, a terrible murder takes place and none other than the Earl himself is suspected of the crime.
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Seasons 1 & 2 (Blu-Ray)
💙 Shōnen-Seinen, Mecha, Fantasy
💙 51 episodes
💙 Fall 2006 – Spring 2007; Spring 2008 – Summer 2008
💙 Studio: Sunrise
💙 In the year 2010, the Holy Empire of Britannia is establishing itself as a dominant military nation, starting with the conquest of Japan. Renamed to Area 11 after its swift defeat, Japan has seen significant resistance against these tyrants in an attempt to regain independence. Lelouch Lamperouge, exiled prince of Britannia, unfortunately finds himself caught in a crossfire between the two nations’ armed forces. He is able to escape, however, thanks to the timely appearance of a mysterious girl named C.C., who bestows upon him Geass, the “Power of Kings.” Realizing the vast potential of his newfound “power of absolute obedience,” Lelouch embarks upon a perilous journey as the masked vigilante known as Zero, leading a merciless onslaught against Britannia in order to get revenge once and for all.
Code Geass: Akito the Exiled Complete OVA Collection (Blu-Ray)
💜 Shōnen-Seinen, Mecha, Fantasy
💜 5 episodes
💜 Autumn 2012 – Winter 2016
💜 Studio: Sunrise
💜 This is a prequel series to the Code Geass franchise.
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex & Ghost in the Shell: SAC 2nd Gig (DVD)
💖 Seinen, Cyberpunk, Science-Fiction, Crime Fiction
💖 52 episodes
💖 Autumn 2002 – Autumn 2005
💖 Studio: Production I.G.
💖 Taking place in the not-so-distant future, mankind has advanced to a state where full body transplants from flesh to machine has become possible, allowing for an increase in both physical and mental cybernetic prowess, fusing the two worlds together. There’s an independently established and operating Japanese police unit which deals with highly sensitive crimes relating to human-machine interests, called Section 9, led by Daisuke Aramaki and Motoko Kusanagi.
Wolf’s Rain: The Complete Series (Blu-Ray)
💚 Seinen, Post-Apocalyptic, Science-Fantasy
💚 30 episodes
💚 Winter 2004 – Autumn 2004
💚 Studio: Bones
💚 In a dying world, there are very few wolves remaining. These wolves have the ability to disguise themselves as human and walk amongst them. Once in a time long-forgotten, there was a legend revolving around wolves, who used to be revered as beasts that would lead humanity to Paradise. But as time passed without the legend coming to pass, people lost their faith in wolves and began to despise them. Yet, a lone wolf named Kiba is determined to find his way to paradise. Along the way, he meets new friends who join him on his quest.
Outlaw Star: The Complete Series (Blu-Ray)
💜 Seinen, Space Western, Space Opera, Science-Fantasy
💜 26 episodes
💜 Winter 2008 – Spring 2008
💜 Studio: Sunrise
💜 Gene Starwind has always dreamed of piloting his own ship out into the vast sea of stars. Unfortunately, not all dreams come true, as he spends his days working odd jobs alongside his partner, James Hawking, on the small planet Sentinel III instead. However, this all takes a turn when the duo takes on a job from Rachel Sweet who, unbeknownst to them, is actually a treasure-hunting outlaw. Tasked with protecting a mysterious girl known as Melfina, the meeting irrevocably changes the pair’s lives as they are sent out into the great unknown aboard the highly advanced ship, Outlaw Star.
The Big O: The Complete Series (Blu-Ray)
🖤 Seinen, Mecha, Neo-Noir
🖤 13 episodes
🖤 Autumn 2009
🖤 Studio: Sunrise
🖤 Paradigm City, a city of amnesia and a place of belonging. It remains populated by forgotten pasts and the ruins of their labors due to a calamity 40 years ago. Shrouded in a fog-like mystery, it is up to people like Roger Smith to shine a light through the mist. Acting as a professional negotiator and suave agent, Roger is a self-tailored ladies man whose only love is for funeral black. However, as he gets deeply involved with his clients, what often starts as a simple negotiation evolves into Roger saving Paradigm from crime and peril.
Elfen Lied: Complete Collection (Blu-Ray)
💛 Seinen, Horror, Science-Fantasy
💛 13 episodes + 1 OVA
💛 Summer 2004
💛 Studio: Arms
💛 Lucy is a special breed of human referred to as “Diclonius,” born with a short pair of horns and invisible telekinetic hands that lands her as a victim of inhumane scientific experimentation by the government. However, once circumstances present her an opportunity to escape, Lucy, corrupted by the confinement and torture, unleashes a torrent of bloodshed as she escapes her captors. During her breakout, she receives a crippling head injury that leaves her with a split personality: someone with the mentality of a harmless child possessing limited speech capacity. In this state of instability, she stumbles upon two college students, Kouta and his cousin Yuka, who unknowingly take an injured fugitive into their care, unaware of her murderous tendencies. This act of kindness will change their lives, as they soon find themselves dragged into the shadowy world of government secrecy and conspiracy.
Orange: The Complete Series (Blu-Ray)
💙 Shōjo, Romance, Slice-of-Life
💙 13 episodes
💙 Summer 2016
💙 Studio: Telecom Animation Film
💙 Naho receives a letter on the first day of her second year of high school, sent back in time from herself in the future. The letter lists specific events where Naho wants her to change her choices with the hope that it will eventually help her save the life of new transfer student, Kakeru, a young boy that becomes very special to Naho and her friends.
Supernatural: The Anime Series (Blu-Ray)
🖤 Seinen, Supernatural, Horror
🖤 22 episodes
🖤 Winter 2011
🖤 Studio: Madhouse
🖤 This is the Japanese anime for the SUPREMELY popular American show, Supernatural, starring Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki. The anime draws inspiration from seasons one and two, mirroring a few episodes, and contains original episodes inspired by prequels and spin-offs.
Hunter x Hunter (2011), Blu-Ray Sets 1-3 (Blu-Ray)
💚 Shōnen, Adventure, Fantasy
💚 148 episodes
💚 Autumn 2011 – Summer 2014
💚 Studio: Madhouse
💚 The series is set in a world where Hunters exist to perform all manner of dangerous tasks like capturing criminals and bravely searching for lost treasures in uncharted territories. Twelve-year-old Gon Freecss is determined to become the best Hunter possible in hopes of finding his father, who was a Hunter himself and had long ago abandoned his young son. However, Gon soon realizes the path to achieving his goals is far more challenging than he could have ever imagined.
Final Fantasy XV: Kingsglaive & Brotherhood Limited Edition (Blu-Ray)
💝 July 2016
💝 Studio: Visual Works, Digic Pictures, Imagine Engine
💝 This is the prequel film to the Square Enix video game, Final Fantasy XV, that focuses on the Noctus’ father, King Regis Lucis Caelum CXIII.
The Sword of the Stranger (Blu-Ray)
💜 Historical Fiction, Action, Adventure
💜 September 2007
💜 Studio: Bones
💜 In the Sengoku period of Japan, a young orphan named Kotarou and his dog Tobimaru steal from unsuspecting villagers in order to make ends meet. However, Kotarō is forced to remain on the run when he finds himself being hunted down by assassins sent by China’s Ming Dynasty for mysterious reasons not involving his petty crimes. Fortunately, the duo run into Nanashi, a ronin who has taken refuge in a small temple, when Kotarō is attacked and Tobimaru poisoned. Although the samurai saves the helpless pair from their pursuers, he feels that there is no need to help them further; but when offered a gem in exchange for his services as a bodyguard, he reluctantly accepts Kotarō’s offer of employment—just until Tobimaru is healed and the two reach their destination.
Your Name. (Blu-Ray)
🖤 Romance, Science-Fiction
🖤 August 2006
🖤 Studio: CoMix Wave Films
🖤 Mitsuha Miyamizu, a high school girl, yearns to live the life of a boy in the bustling city of Tokyo—a dream that stands in stark contrast to her present life in the countryside. Meanwhile in the city, Taki Tachibana lives a busy life as a high school student while juggling his part-time job and hopes for a future in architecture. One day, Mitsuha awakens in a room that is not her own and suddenly finds herself living the dream life in Tokyo—but in Taki’s body! Elsewhere, Taki finds himself living Mitsuha’s life in the humble countryside. In pursuit of an answer to this strange phenomenon, they begin to search for one another.
Children Who Chase Lost Voices (Blu-Ray)
💛 Adventure, Romance, Fantasy
💛 May 2011
💛 Studio: CoMix Wave Films
💛 Asuna Watase is a young girl who excels at being a student and taking care of the house during her mom’s absence. The only distraction she has is listening to music on an old crystal radio she keeps in her secret mountain hideout. Then one day she accidentally tunes the radio to a strange and melancholic melody, vastly different than anything she’s ever heard before. Soon afterwards, a mysterious boy named Shun arrives, saving her from a dangerous encounter. Unbeknownst to Asuna, she’s suddenly tagging along on a long journey to a lost land.
Resident Evil: Vendetta (Blu-Ray)
💙 Science-Fiction, Horror
💙 May 2017
💙 Studio: Marz Animation Planet
💙 This is the third instalment in the CGI film series from the Resident Evil franchise. In this film, Chris Redfield enlists the help of Leon S. Kennedy and Rebecca Chambers to stop a death merchant, with a vengeance, from spreading a deadly virus in New York.
A Lull in the Sea: Complete Premium Collector’s Edition Box Set (Blu-Ray)
💚 Seinen, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
💚 26 episodes
💚 Autumn 2012 – Spring 2013
💚 Studio: P.A. Works
💚 Long ago, all humans lived beneath the sea. However, some people preferred the surface and abandoned living underwater permanently. As a consequence, they were stripped of their god-given protection called “Ena” which allowed them to breathe underwater. Over time, the rift between the denizens of the sea and of the surface widened, although contact between the two peoples still existed. The story follows the story of Hikari Sakishima and Manaka Mukaido, along with their childhood friends Chisaki Hiradaira and Kaname Isaki, who are forced to leave the sea and attend a school on the surface. There, the group also meets Tsumugu Kihara, a fellow student and fisherman who loves the sea.
Fruits Basket: Sweet Sixteen Complete Premium Collector’s Edition Box Set (Blu-Ray)
💖 Shōjo, Romance Comedy, Slice-of-Life, Supernatural
💖 26 episodes
💖 Summer 2001 – Autumn 2001
💖 Studio: Studio Deen
💖 Sixteen-year-old Tohru Honda suddenly finds herself without a home. So, she pitches a tent in the middle of the woods, until one evening a mudslide washes it away. A couple of students learn of Tohru’s plight and invite her to come live with their family. As she begins to reside with the Soma family, Tohru very quickly realises that they are an unusual group of people, with a strange family secret!
Chihayafuru Season 1: Premium Limited Edition Collector’s Edition Box Set (Blu-Ray)
💜 Shōjo, Drama, Sports (Karuta)
💜 25 episodes
💜 Autumn 2011 – Spring 2012
💜 Studio: Madhouse
💜 Chihaya Ayase, a strong-willed and tomboyish girl, grows up under the shadow of her older sister. With no dreams of her own, she is content with her life until she meets Arata Wataya. The quiet transfer student in her elementary class introduces her to competitive karuta, a physically and mentally demanding card game inspired by the classic Japanese anthology of Hundred Poets. Captivated by Arata’s passion for the game and inspired by the possibility of becoming the best in Japan, Chihaya quickly falls in love with the world of karuta. Along with Arata and her friend Taichi Mashima, she joins the local Shiranami Society. The trio spends their childhood days playing together, until circumstances split them up. Now in high school, Chihaya is obsessed with karuta. She aims to establish the Municipal Mizusawa High Competitive Karuta Club, setting her sights on the national championship at Omi-Jingu. Reunited with the now indifferent Taichi, Chihaya establishes a karuta team to works towards achieving her goals.
Flying Witch: Complete Premium Limited Edition Collector’s Edition Box Set (Blu-Ray)
🖤 Shōnen, Slice-of-Life, Supernatural
🖤 12 episodes
🖤 Spring 2016
🖤 Studio: J.C. Staff
🖤 Makoto Kawata is a young witch who leaves her family home in typical witch tradition to become independent and master witchcraft. Along the way she makes some new friends, and learns many things about life.
Free! Iwatobi Swim Club: Complete Limited Edition Box Set (Blu-Ray)
💛 Shōjo, Slice-of-Life, Sports (Swimming)
💛 12 episodes
💛 Summer 2013
💛 Studio: Kyoto Animation, Animation Do
💛 Haruka Nanase has a love for water and a passion for swimming. In elementary school, he competed in and won a relay race with his three friends Rin Matsuoka, Nagisa Hazuki, and Makoto Tachibana. After claiming victory at the tournament, the four friends went their separate ways. Years later, they reunite and Makoto decides to form the Iwatobi High School Swim Club, but they will need a fourth member if they hope to take part in the upcoming tournament.
Free! Eternal Summer: Complete Limited Edition Box Set (Blu-Ray)
💙 Shōjo, Slice-of-Life, Sports (Swimming)
💙 13 episodes
💙 Summer 2014
💙 Studio: Kyoto Animation, Animation Do
💙 Even though it has been a year since the Iwatobi High School Swim Club has been created, new members have yet to join the club. Now that Haruka Nanase and Makoto Tachibana are senior students, along with their younger friends Nagisa Hazuki and Rei Ryūgazaki, they have to find a way to attract new members. If not, the club will be forced to close the following year due to a lack of membership.
My Little Monster: Complete Premium Limited Edition Collector’s Edition Box Set (Blu-Ray)
💚 Shōjo, Slice-of-Life, Romance Comedy
💚 13 episodes
💚 Autumn 2012
💚 Studio: Brain’s Base
💚 Shizuku Mizutani is apathetic towards her classmates, only caring about her grades. However, her cold view of life begins to change when she meets Haru Yoshida, a violent troublemaker who stopped attending class after getting into a fight early in the school year. He is not much different from her, though—he too understands little about human nature and does not have any friends. Much to Shizuku’s surprise, he proclaims that she will be his friend and immediately confesses his feelings to her upon their meeting.
Ranma 1/2 Seasons 3-7 Complete Limited Edition Box Sets (Blu-Ray)
💝 Shōnen, Martial Arts, Comedy, Fantasy
💝 161 episodes
💝 Spring 1989 – Summer 1992
💝 Studio: Studio Deen
💝 Ranma Saotome is a top-class martial artist and prodigy at the Saotome “Anything-Goes” school of martial arts. While training in China, he and his father meet a terrible fate when they accidentally fall into a cursed spring. Now, Ranma is cursed to turn into a girl when splashed with cold water, and only hot water can turn him back into a boy.
Ranma 1/2 Limited Edition Film & OVA Box Set (Blu-Ray)
💜 Shōnen, Martial Arts, Comedy, Fantasy
💜 12 OVAs and 3 Films
💜 Studio: Studio Deen
💜 This collection gathers every OVA and film released for the Ranma 1/2 franchise.