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14 March 2002 @ 05:36 pm
I took a long lunch today and went to DVDPlanet.

They're having a big sale on Pioneer stuff, so i picked up the boxed set of Serial Experiments Lain, and decided on a whim to get all the Tenchi movies because they were selling them for just $10 each.

The i went to look at their non-sale section and they had Oh My Goddess!!!!

Unfortunatly they didn't have Battle Angel or Vimpire Princess Miyu disk 1. I decided to get Ghost in the Shell on another whim.

Now i'm wondering if i should go back and get Fushigi Yugi. They were selling the boxed sets for $120 each, which is a really good price, but i've never seen any. Hopefully i'll be able to find someoen who's watched it and can give me some advice.

On the way back i stopped by In-n-Out and brought lunch back to the office.

I'm still annoyed that they have boxed sets for the dubbed DBZ but not the subbed =P

Despite that though i now have enough new anime to last me for quite a long time =)
Celesteashke on March 14th, 2002 07:36 pm (UTC)
FY manga
i know for a fact that the FY manga is VERY good (one of my favorite series). i love hotohori! :drool: anyway, i've been told that the series greatly resembles the manga so the anime should be good. the series is good but at times it does lack a little substance (some people claim this. i do not!). so yeah. i would go and buy it (i assume it's DVD version)(especially for that price!). actually, if you don't mind, i would be more than willing to re-imburst you :puppy eyes: if you don't, i completely understand.
anyway, g'luck! hope your week is improving some! ttyl! =)
DonAithnendonaithnen on March 14th, 2002 08:00 pm (UTC)
Re: FY manga
Um, "re-imburst" me? Is that a good thing? =)

Well the complete series comes in two boxed sets, so it would be about $250 for the whole thing. Not counting the OVAs, which are another $75 or so i think.

I was considering just getting the first 26 episodes to start.

Akiko agreed with my idea that i might want to try renting them first, assuming i ever manage to go by the Comic Bookie of course =)
Celesteashke on March 15th, 2002 04:03 am (UTC)
Re: FY manga
"Well the complete series comes in two boxed sets, so it would be about $250 for the whole thing. Not counting the OVAs, which are another $75 or so i think."

but still, for just one box of the series, that's pretty good (although i think for the entire series i could techincally get it for $250. blah).

yeah. well, i've been wanting to hold of this series for a VERY long time. sigh. yes, i know, i'm pathetic and everything else. i figured that since i really like the manga that i will very much so like the anime (since they are somewhat similar and stuff). but yeah. merfle.

if you are able to rent anime, it would prolly be for the best, since you aren't fully sure. i don't have a video store that has true anime (ie. pokemon).

but yeah. if you do end up going back, could you please get me the first of those FY boxes and i'll pay you back. please? if not, i understand.

hope your day goes well!
Kirinkirinn on March 15th, 2002 09:30 am (UTC)
Ah, Fuugi. People tend to love it or hate it. A lot of people around here are especially down on it, but that may be mostly because we got the FY artist at our local con three years in a row and had to put up with endless screaming Fuugi fangirls.

But back to the point.

Plus: Fuugi has very nice art. It has an interesting setting and some interesting characters here and there. It's a reasonable mix of action/comedy/drama. It's occasionally a bit derivative, but not terribly so.

Minus: This is one where the plot was really clearly made up as it went along. Heck, the artist readily admits so. It sometimes builds things up and then drops them just because. There's a lot of knee-jerk emotion tugging. Some of the characters can be annoying, and the female lead is a blatant teen girl self-insertion fantasy.

So there you go... take it or leave it. Myself, I'm reading the manga since it's in Animerica Extra and it's not bad, but I'm not in any hurry to seek out the anime; there's other stuff I'd rather see.