As you may have seen last weekend I managed to get up to London to this Spring’s MCM Comicon. As well as being a great day in itself, I picked up a couple of Blu-Rays to add to my collection, Charlotte part 1 and Durarara!! Shou. Seeing as I quite enjoyed my last unboxing post (Your Lie in April part 1), I thought I’d show you guys the inside of the collectors edition of the second season of Durarara!!.
Starting with the outer packaging we have a rigid box to hold the contents. The box in itself is a pretty nice thing though – show artwork is on the front and back, with synopsis and blu-ray info on a removable slip fastened to the back.
Inside the outer case things can split into two – the discs and all of the extras. First let’s talk about the digipack and discs. Unlike some discs I’ve seen, the artwork is fairly lacking in imagination, however the digipack holding the two discs is a nice to thing to behold. We get some more series artwork, but rather than the typical character shots pulled from the anime the characters are coloured in monochrome for quite a stunning presentation.
Continue reading Building my Collection: Durarara!! x2 Shou (Blu-Ray Collectors edition)
If you’ve been around for a while you’ll probably know that I’m really big on finding ways to contribute to the anime I love by finding legal ways to watch them. On several occasions I’ve talked about different streaming sites that you can use to watch anime. Today though, I won’t be talking about streaming, but buying – my absolute favourite way to watch an anime. And what better way to do this than with the magnificent Your Lie in April.
Your Lie in April was produced by A-1 Pictures and aired across Autumn 2014 and Winter 2015. It’s western release is finally here courtesy of Aniplex (though I think it got a US release sometime last year?) and for me in the UK, All the Anime.
Having seen the series in Japanese a while ago, I thought I’d give the dub a go this time around and I’m happy to say, so far, the voice actors have done a really good job. It’s always difficult to say if the dub beats the sub, but suffice to say if your preferred way of watching is in English, then Your Lie in April will be very watchable to you.
The release comes in a nice art box and digipack and includes two discs. It also has space for the second release which is scheduled for the 27th February in the UK. I don’t have many problems with the release, the art on the box is beautiful and all of the boxes feel nice (though, thanks Amazon for damaging the corner of my box…). However, the one problem that really bothers me is the fact that the digipack is squeezed into it’s case so tightly! It is possible to get it out without damaging it, but I’m sure that someone out there has ruined their set completely by accident.
Continue reading Building my collection: Your Lie in April part 1 (Blu-Ray)