2019 Holiday Haul #1 – Black Friday Sales || RightStuf & Sentai

Hello all!

Apologies for dropping off suddenly for another two weeks, I was ridiculously busy with finals (and pretty much everything else since Thanksgiving). But finals are OFFICIALLY behind me as of last Wednesday. I took a couple more days off to relax with family, and now I’m back. Glad to be here in this space once again!

As the title of this post implies, this is the first part of MANY a holiday haul posts, some being orders made during the sales, others being orders that were placed months ago and are now slowly trickling in. I hope you stick around with me as this month of holiday sale shenanigans goes on.

With part one, I’m taking us back nearly three weeks now to the Black Friday sales of our favorite online retailers for anime goodness: RightStuf and Sentai Filmworks!

First up from the epic Sentai sale this year is the Princess Principal LTD ED set. This thing is absolutely stunning, with gorgeous gold foil printing layered over a soft matte box. The spine alone speaks volumes about the quality of this set.

Peeking inside, we’ve got the Blu-ray, the signature Sentai box-of-stuff, and not one, not two, but THREE art books. WOW. The first is a storyboard collection for the first episode, while volume two contains character art, scenery, the goods etc. The third is loaded with staff and cast interviews, which is perfect for fans of the sub. Personally, I have no idea what this show is even about, aside from the fact that it’s got steampunk vibes and it was dubbed in English with ACCENTS. I’m shook.

Gosh, there’s so much to love about this set. I originally told myself that I’m holding off on Sentai LTD EDs due to space, but I couldn’t resist this one for just $40 (although it did go even cheaper the next sale :/).

Also, ALSO, the box isn’t full of nicknack stuff that I wouldn’t care about. Instead, it’s got a lovely cloth poster (with unique art!) and a metal steampunk coaster set, which I am legit currently using. Nice one, Sentai!

I picked up some other Blu-rays from the sale for other’s gifts, but they won’t go in my collection so I won’t bother showing them off. Instead, you can indulge in Love Stage!! with me—and yes, it’s got the new dub! I haven’t actually seen this series, so this’ll be a fun one for me to dive headfirst into, heh heh.

Onto the books, we’ve got the two newest volumes of my favorite LN series, SAO volume 17, “Alicization Awakening,” and A Sister’s All You Need. volume 5. Really hyped to continue reading the War of Underworld story!

Next is the third volume of Our Dreams at Dusk, another series that I’m waiting to have the volumes of before starting, as well as some VOFAN stuff. Here’s the novelization of Makoto Shinkai’s 5 Centimeters per Second: one more side and VOFAN’s art/storybook Colorful Dreams. I bought it thinking it’d be your typical art book, but instead it ended up being an anthology of 1-4 paged short stories with full art spreads. Hopefully it’s a good one.

Last for this haul is the long-awaited Millennium Actress Blu-ray release by Shout Factory! Continuing with the rescue of Satoshi Kon’s masterpiece films, I’m stoked to see what the buzz has been about this one. Since this one is technically a pre-order from the Shout Factory store itself, it came with an exclusive lithograph/poster of the release’s cover. Not sure what I’ll do with it yet, but it’s nice to have!

And there you go, the first haul of many for this holiday season! I didn’t realize it until I had all of the items together, but there’s a beautiful blue-green theme going on here. It’s certainly nice when odd stuff works out like that, isn’t it? Anyway, let me know your thoughts on any of these pick-ups down in the comments. Thanks for reading, and I’ll see you tomorrow!

– Takuto, your host

5 thoughts on “2019 Holiday Haul #1 – Black Friday Sales || RightStuf & Sentai

  1. VOFAN’s art/storybook Colorful Dreams. Ughhh I want that artbook and I want shinkais newest artbook that comes out this month or next if I remember. Your one of few people that actually does these posts like me so always makes me so happy to see. FREE DIVE TO THE FUTURE just CAME OUT TODAY HERE IN AUSSIE you bet your ass im getting it after xmas. it’s best to get things after xmas I think ahaha lol

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    • I really wasn’t expecting the VOFAN book to actually contain stories in it, but I’m still excited to read it cause PRETTY. I’m so glad I can provide this content for you! ^ .^

      AND YOU BETTER CAUSE I THINK IT MIGHT BE MY FAVORITE ONE YET. It feels less cinematic like the others and just more ~vibey~ which I’ve been listening to a lot of lo-fi lately haha! Maybe it’ll be a little cheaper then, if not snag it secondhand somewhere cause it’s a must from me!


  2. Oh the Princess Principal set looks GREAT! I am jealous XD Seems like you got a lot of great things as usual. You will really like Millennium Actress, that was a very good film, and one that was well-worth seeing in theaters.

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    • I think the Princess Principal set is one of the most beautiful and professional sets that Sentai has put out in years, so I had to pick it up even if it is a blind buy >.<

      And I'm glad to hear that, most people have only said wonderful things about it, so I cannot wait to watch it!

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      • For sure! Oh, a blind buy XD I haven’t done one of those in a good while. I hope you enjoy it though 🙂 I heard good things, so you probably will.

        Glad you are excited for the film as well. I’d love to hear your thoughts on it once you get around 🙂

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