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#20971 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4184 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 01 December 2018 - 01:01 AM

Oops, that wasn't my intention. It's more, you probably should only spend $16 on it.

I looked for other FMA art books and couldn't find anything better. The one I mentioned earlier was The Art of the Anime. It is painfully generic and should be avoided.

I've watched both FMA anime but not the manga, so this art will be new to me. Going to give it a try at this price. Thanks again for the feedback.

#20972 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4184 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 01 December 2018 - 08:32 PM

I was mistaken yesterday, today (12/1) is the last day of the Amazon $5 off $20 books deal.

 

-Update-

Got the FMA art book in. Oh Amazon, will you ever learn you need to use packaging when you ship books? The box didn't contain a single piece of shipping protection... just the hardcover book shuffling around in a cardboard box. Of course the corners came damaged. They are sending a replacement and assure me this one will come perfect >_>



#20973 Fajardo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   36 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 03 December 2018 - 03:35 AM

Food wars Premium edition 24.99 used sold by rightstuff on amazon 20 left if anyone interested

 

https://www.amazon.c...QIRFB9CIL&psc=1



#20974 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kuso. Except Mine CAGiversary!   11779 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 03 December 2018 - 04:00 AM

I was mistaken yesterday, today (12/1) is the last day of the Amazon $5 off $20 books deal.

-Update-
Got the FMA art book in. Oh Amazon, will you ever learn you need to use packaging when you ship books? The box didn't contain a single piece of shipping protection... just the hardcover book shuffling around in a cardboard box. Of course the corners came damaged. They are sending a replacement and assure me this one will come perfect >_>


But does the book suck

#20975 elessar123  

Posted 03 December 2018 - 06:14 AM

But does the book suck

I'm probably being overly harsh. I took some example pictures, but Imgur upload isn't working, and I don't know what the alternatives are nowadays.

 

First, the layout looks like an intern used Snapfish photobook templates to lay everything out. This means it has weird sizing choices, where it often blows up manga covers to the size of 1.5 large pages, which makes the image quality look both bad like it's enlarged by 3x, and it cuts off a big chunk due to spreading across the thick binding. There's even a phone card (!!!) that's blown up to a full page. That's got to be like 4-5x enlargement.

 

Back to the template issue. So a lot of the pages have two pictures on them, with like 50% of it blank. Because those photobook templates want you to spend more money to create more pages so they can charge you more. But again, all that does is make it look amateur, and makes this book much thicker than it should have been, had they just kept a more boring layout to preserve the artwork.

 

I also have images showing the pages where the art isn't blown up, and how much nicer the art actually looks. And layouts that actually looks like a professional photobook, though they're in the minority of pages.

 

I also took pictures of two other random artbooks I grabbed from my shelf that's manga-esque to show how any other artbook would handle things. For one, a lot less blank space, with layouts done with the art in mind. And in those, if the original artwork was small, it's kept small, so it doesn't look like shit just to fill pages.

 

Maybe if Imgur uploads work for me, I'll upload them still.



#20976 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4184 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 03 December 2018 - 11:34 AM

Amazon has Demi-chan BR+DVD for $32.62 as a deal of the day: https://www.amazon.c.../dp/B0791TR1TT/

I love this anime and have been waiting for a sale, but BF already killed my wallet.

 

-Update-

Samurai Champloo BR $16: https://www.amazon.c.../dp/B0049TC8C6/

Cowboy Bebop BR+DVD Amazon Exclusive Edition $40: https://www.amazon.c.../dp/B00MMOZ1SS/

Trigun DVD $15: https://www.amazon.c.../dp/B00AUJH32E/



#20977 LiquidSnape  

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 12:34 PM

Cowboy Bebop Complete Series Blu Ray is $20 today on Amazon https://www.amazon.c...43840259&sr=8-3



#20978 zulux21   It's all good. CAGiversary!   1560 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 03 December 2018 - 01:14 PM

who selection of anime on sale including the two above

https://www.amazon.c...5AJH19SYA2ED5G9



#20979 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4184 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 03 December 2018 - 01:48 PM

But does the book suck

I barely flipped through it because I was pissed it came damaged, but the little I saw seemed good (better than my previous FMA art book). I'll look through it further when the replacement comes Tuesday.



#20980 keyblader1985   Wait, what? CAGiversary!   3180 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

keyblader1985

Posted 03 December 2018 - 02:32 PM

Some anime on sale today at Amazon.

Cowboy Bebop 16 DVD/20 Blu
Samurai Champloo $16
Soul Eater $20
Black Lagoon $19
Trigun $16
Dragon Ball GT Complete $21
Spice & Wolf $16.50

etc

#20981 SPARDA3g   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   227 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

SPARDA3g

Posted 03 December 2018 - 02:46 PM

Is Cowboy Bebop Limited Edition worth it?



#20982 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4184 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 03 December 2018 - 03:16 PM

Is Cowboy Bebop Limited Edition worth it?

Unboxing:

 

The clamshell box looks nice. The two art books seem to have a good amount of content, though as they are no bigger than the box itself, they are rather small. Not bad for an extra $20 if you're into LE sets. OST would have been the best extra as the soundtrack is badass.



#20983 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kuso. Except Mine CAGiversary!   11779 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 03 December 2018 - 05:47 PM

Anime Haul from Best Buy/Amazon

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Sentai Filmworks

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Funimation

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#20984 geicorules  

geicorules

Posted 03 December 2018 - 05:56 PM

Anime Haul from Best Buy/Amazon
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I wanted to pick up to love ru from sentai but it was OOS during the sale. Idk if it's any good but it looks like trash I'd be willing to watch.

#20985 lockheart47   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   111 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

lockheart47

Posted 03 December 2018 - 06:43 PM

When they cry is the one thing I sadly wasn't able to grab from the Sentai sale

#20986 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4184 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 03 December 2018 - 07:45 PM

I wanted to pick up to love ru from sentai but it was OOS during the sale. Idk if it's any good but it looks like trash I'd be willing to watch.

I haven't seen any of the anime, but I read the original manga and some of Darkness. TLR is the definition of ecchi harem comedy. As for the anime, I heard the original series (26 episodes) wasn't very good. They did a do-over with the second anime and then continued with the Darkness story. The "Complete Collection" is missing 16 episodes of ova, so kind of a downer there.

#20987 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kuso. Except Mine CAGiversary!   11779 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 03 December 2018 - 08:58 PM

They will likely release the OVAs someday. As the Complete Collection only refers to the TV series.



#20988 Inque  

Posted 04 December 2018 - 03:48 AM

G-Gundam Ultra / single sets release pushed back to 12/13 :(



#20989 geicorules  

geicorules

Posted 04 December 2018 - 08:11 AM

So sentai shared this on Twitter
A user solved this much.
Looks like we might have some dubs incoming.
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#20990 neoz   I Know Kung Fu CAGiversary!   1640 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2018 - 12:56 PM

My Sentai BF haul. Still missing 4 titles.

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#20991 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4184 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2018 - 01:24 PM

Got my replacement FMA art book this morning. Here's an excerpt from my chat with Amazon before:

Me: Is there a way to make sure the replacement will be shipped with bubblewrap or something? It's an art book, so damage really ruins the aesthetic.
Rep: I will add the notes to be followed for the replacement item, Please be assured this time the book would not be damaged.
Me: Thank you
Rep: The art book will be perfect this time, You can count on me for this.
Me: Sounds good

The replacement was shipped exactly the same as the first... a hardcover book floating around in an empty box without a single bit of shipping protection. Luckily this one came with minimal wear so I won't need another replacement. Still, it pisses me off that they can't get packing right even when specifically asked to.

 

Anyway, I looked through the book and am glad I got it. Like I said before, I've seen both animes (many times), but as I've never read the manga, this artwork is new to me. It includes art from sources other than the manga too, such as from calendars and magazine announcements. Each artwork has its original publication information listed nearby. The only artist notes is an interview at the end of the book. I like when they include notes along with the art, but the art alone is still good. Also, and I say this not knowing much about art books, this one seems to use less than ideal paper. For the price I paid ($15.42 + tax), I'm happy with it ^^

 

Sample page with fun school scene:

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It's hard to see because of the fold, but that's Bradley in the background as principal peeking into the classroom. Most of the book is typical FMA scenery, but I love ones like this that imagine the characters in other ways.



#20992 elessar123  

Posted 04 December 2018 - 06:16 PM

So sentai shared this on Twitter
A user solved this much.
Looks like we might have some dubs incoming.
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Bottom line obviously says Lord GG VCR.

 

 

It's hard to see because of the fold, but that's Bradley in the background as principal peeking into the classroom. Most of the book is typical FMA scenery, but I love ones like this that imagine the characters in other ways.

Yea, I think the last ~10% off the book was the best part.



#20993 SolidSnake86   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1459 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

SolidSnake86

Posted 04 December 2018 - 06:20 PM

Ended up getting most of my Sentai order yesterday. Only missing two blu-rays, which were on backorder.

 

I'm kind of disappointed I missed out on the Amazon anime sale, but at the same time equally relieved I didn't spent more money.



#20994 geicorules  

geicorules

Posted 04 December 2018 - 07:31 PM

Bottom line obviously says Lord GG VCR.


Good I could use a new vcr.

#20995 roger watersmelon   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2862 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

roger watersmelon

Posted 04 December 2018 - 07:56 PM

I won't lie, during my breaks I've been trying to find "We hate our fans" or some other such combination of words.

#20996 geicorules  

geicorules

Posted 04 December 2018 - 10:09 PM

Well it seems to be official


#20997 lockheart47   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   111 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

lockheart47

Posted 04 December 2018 - 11:00 PM

All my items are in minus one backorder. I would love for this sale to go again for the holidays so I can get all the animes I didn't buy for the first round.

#20998 Ashlla  

Posted 05 December 2018 - 03:43 PM

Apologies because I'm sure this has been asked before, but does anyone know if the re;zero set 1 blurays have been fixed?

#20999 Tweeg  

Posted 05 December 2018 - 11:58 PM

Well I just got a e-mail today saying my Sentai order has shipped.... odd considering it arrived yesterday!

 

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#21000 nagpo  

Posted 06 December 2018 - 12:14 AM

They're really ahead of the game!