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New Anime Purchases from RightStuf: Shopping Spree!

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I’m not a big anime DVD buyer. In fact, I’ve never bought an anime DVD until today (tonight). Now that I think about it, I’m not a very big buyer of DVDs in general. Well, that anime DVD drought ended when I saw a bitchin’ deal on the front page of RightStuf.

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I’m not a big anime DVD buyer. In fact, I’ve never bought an anime DVD until today (tonight). Now that I think about it, I’m not a very big buyer of DVDs in general. Well, that anime DVD drought ended when I saw a bitchin’ deal on the front page of RightStuf.

They called it the “Geneon’s Bountiful Bargains!” sale. Basically, you can get 10 Geneon “things” for $50, or 25 things for $100. The things range from soundtrack cds to anime dvds and even some live action movies. Doing the math, getting 10 items means that each item is $5. That’s cheap! One of the reasons I never bought anime DVDs was the price of DVDs. I decided to choose 10 things. I ended up ordering:

I’ve been hearing about comparisons between Haibane Renmei and Kamisama Kazoku for a while now, so I figured I should watch the series. I think I remember hearing good things about the Niea Under 7 anime too. I wanted to get the full series, since I hate having stuff unfinished.

Also, I bought Akira because I’ve never seen it before. Yeah, I know, I have an anime blog yet I’ve never seen Akira. I got Sakura Taisen the movie because there really has to be something behind jpmeyer’s obsession with Sakura Taisen. Or maybe not. But I figured for $5, it’s really no risk.

Stay tuned for reviews of these anime once I find some free time to watch them. If that ever happens…

Here’s the actual sales pitch thing if you’re interested:

Geneon's Bountiful Bargains!

Here’s the sweetest deal you may see this season! Until October 1st, take your pick from a wide selection of Geneon’s hottest DVD, CD, and UMD releases and pick them up en masse!

We’ve got two options available for you, get 10 great Geneon releases for $50 OR get 25 Geneon releases for $100! You don’t even have to work the numbers to see how much you can save! Plus, don’t forget that both offers will net you free economy shipping both in the US AND Canada (free shipping is based on the pre-coupon total, which is over the limit for both)!

Aside from the standard restrictions*, there is just one very important restriction to note: to use these coupons, you cannot have any other items in your cart aside from the items that qualify for the sale and you have to have the exact number of items for the coupon usage as well. In other words, if you’re looking to purchase a few other items along with the selections you get with the coupon, you’ll have to make a separate order. It’s just a minor thing, really! Finally, you cannot have duplicate items or multiple quantities of the same item in your cart – this is to keep one customer or a store from loading up on all of the available inventory for an item – fair for all!

This offer is available from now until October 1st, 2006! * Certain restrictions apply, see below for details.

How? Just use the following reusable coupon codes when you check out through our online store:

10 Item Coupon Code: BOUNTY10

25 Item Coupon Code: BOUNTY25

Expires: 10/1/06 at 11:59 P.M. CST

Not sure what products are included in the sale? We’ve made it especially simple, just click on the small graphic reading “Bountiful Items”, located on the right-hand side of our main page and you’ll be able to page through the item listings with ease!

*Restrictions: To utilize this coupon, you must put the requisite number of items into your cart, with no other items included, and proceed to checkout. Upon completion of your order, you will see the total charge change to the promotional price. No other coupons or discounts may be applied to orders placed using this promotion. You will be charged for the total promotion price on your initial shipment for your order, and you may receive separate shipments to complete your order at our option. Once your order is placed, you cannot cancel the order or substitute items on your order, with the exception that you may substitute an item with another item which is also eligible for the promotion. Some titles are available only while supplies last. Should stock be exhausted for an item you ordered, you will be contacted by customer service and given the opportunity to substitute another eligible item.

13 replies on “New Anime Purchases from RightStuf: Shopping Spree!”

Can’t say I see the similarities between Haibane and Kamisama myself (except that Kamisama has a girl with a halo, I suppose) but it is an excellent series- would probably still count it among my top ten (Haibane, that is, not Kamisama). NieA_7 is very good too- mostly hilarious (can’t go wrong with a pyromaniac boilerman) but also a little deeper and more emotional when it needs to be.

Yes, two ABe series! Too bad I already have those. Oh well, guess I’ll get Texhnolyze. If there’s even a little similarity between Haibane and Kamisame Kazoku, I’ll have to watch it.

Erm… other than halos, I fail to see similarities between Haibane and Kamisame. That said, I love Haibane Renmei to bits, even if it has one of the most bittersweet endings ever.

I second recommendation of Haibane Renmei. Although, there is always a tail of the distribution who do not get it and do not like it, for all rights it’s one of perhaps three greatest anime series ever. In this age, an ending of any kind is getting scarce, as companies seek to milk successful series, let alone as good one as this.

Finally was able to finish up some series I had some gaps in thanks to TRSI’s sale. It was almost tempting to go 25 for $100 but shelf limitation and “not really needing x dvds” stopped me… for now.

Odds are, though, I’ll probably try to hit the sale one more time towards the end of September to see what new stuff they have.

Oh, on the DVDs you bought:

– Haibane Renmei I never finished through since it was slow but it wasn’t too bad when I was watching it back in the day. If I remember, it’s more “slice of life” than anything else. Don’t quote me on that though.
– Akira… you just *have* to watch.
– Sakura Wars: The Movie probably won’t be as enjoyable if you don’t have some background info into the series. I would say the OVAs or maybe the TV series is a better start if you’re gonna dive into the ST universe. Of course, the games are the best source 😉
– Niea Under 7 haven’t watched. Let me know how it goes!

Now that I think of it, it might’ve just been Hinano saying “that angel looks like Tenko!” Oh well, Haibane Renmei should still be good anyway, so yeah. Thanks for the confirmations of goodness, BTW.

Yep. Here’s me echoing the recommendation for Haibane Renmei.


I actually only just saw Akira a few weeks ago myself, so you’re not the only late-comer~ :p As I was watching it, I caught myself thinking, “Geez, this must have been a royal pain to keep organized during production…”

If I hadn’t have already overstepped my budget for the first part of this month, I would be all over this. It ends on Oct. 1st, though, so maybe I can still grab a fistful of stuff if anything is left. Uchuu no Stellvia DVDs on sale = very tempting.

>>LAAAAAAAAAAAAAME. Card Captor Sakura doesn’t count for the sale 🙁

I guess that’s bad news for pedophiles like jp…

“LAAAAAAAAAAAAAME. Card Captor Sakura doesn’t count for the sale :(”

One of the “Weekly Specials” at RightStuf has the “Card Captor Sakura DVD Mega Bundle” (all 18 DVDs of the series) on sale for 80 bucks, priced down from over $500.

Just saw’s advert for this a couple of hours ago… looks pretty good but I’d have to pay an extra $42 just for the interational shipping…

And while that’s still cheap for dvds ($9.20 per), it’s a little out of my price range and I probably won’t get enough money till October starts. 🙁

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