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Greetings Fellow Otakus From Anime Corner World Headquarters!

January 26th, 2024 | Issue # 1825

Dear Robert,

It's another happy Friday here at Anime Corner World Headquarters!

Greetings everyone! Last weekend we had snow and near zero temperatures and today it's sunny and 74 degrees. I think the store header with Noemi going skiing this week may have been a little premature. ;-) We threw open the bay doors this morning to air out the warehouse and it's super nice out, but I still feel like I have weather whip-lash!

We've got some great new Anime and Manga arrivals in stock this week, so read on to get caught up with what's going on over here at RACS!

Have a great weekend everyone!

-Bob (aka Robert) and the RACS Crew


Store News and Tab Clearing


We had to take a snow day last Friday, so we decided to run a fulfillment shift on Saturday morning. We managed to get caught up and we even trucked all the Postal parcels down the the regional mail center before they closed up at 2pm. I guess we just hate the thought of people having to wait for their orders to arrive. ;-)

We heard from Crunchymation's physical media division this week. They have decided to do what I predicted a year ago and finally move their physical media master distribution to SPHE (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment) over the course of March and April. This is why their Q1 new release schedule is currently so thin as they didn't want a lot of release overhead during the transition. I think the last title we will get from them under their legacy Funimation distribution regime will be Suzume and The Legendary Hero Is Dead. They seem to have the schedule for the transfer setup pretty tight though, but having been through this sorta thing many times over the years, I would expect there will be some short term supply chain interruptions for some Crunchymation releases during the months of March and April. We're going to pre-order a LOT of Suzume to make sure we have enough in the warehouse to keep it available for you thru the down time.

On the business end, aside from putting in place the final piece of their vertical Anime monopoly from localization to production to streaming to physical distribution to e-tail under Sony's North American flagship, this move will serve to tighten up their control over their downstream distribution, marketing and dealer network. And, it will give them more power to build a wider moat around their 'newly acquired' e-tailer division.

So here again, it is what it is. They are the king makers now.

I know the fan community has developed a very, umm, 'complex' relationship with them. These things only remind me that you had to throw the ring into the fire to see what was written on it. ;-)

We got both versions of Spy x Family Part 2 in early and we filled a ton of pre-orders for it yesterday, so there will be some nice surprises showing up on porches and in mailboxes a couple of days from now. :-)

By the Grace of the Gods Season 2 BLURAY ended up getting over bought in pre-order (or maybe under pressed) and was sold out in distribution as soon as the first batch shipped. We got enough to fill all pre-orders and few extra but they have been going fast and we 'might' get stocked out for a short time until the next batch comes in. We'll see.

A similar story has played out for he new JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean Part 1 BLURAY (Limited Edition). It got allocated and we got in just enough this week to fill your pre-orders, but that was all. We have more copies coming in Monday or Tuesday (which might be all we're able to get), and we'll take it off pre-order status once the additional inventory is firmly in our control.

The next gigantic pre-order batch we need to fill will be for Bocchi The Rock! which is on the way and should be hitting the dock anytime now. We'll get those shipped out as soon as our copies arrive!

I believe shipment of the Jan 30th Discotek titles, which includes Kurokami, Lovely Complex, Lupin the 3rd: Sweet Lost Night, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, Ningen Fushin and Urusei Yatsura TV 4 are going to be cutting it close again this month, so I'm not sure if we will have them in stock in time to ship them before the street date. Again, we'll get them out to you as soon as they are in our hands.

And, we're working on getting the manga and lite novel new releases page caught up with all the new release books we've added to the store site since the holidays. Jan and Feb are all caught up and we should have the rest of March and April thru June listed out over the new few days.


New Anime in this week include the super early arrival of the standard and limited editions of the Spy x Family Part 2 DVD/BLURAY Combo Set from Crunchymation, and Giant Beasts of Ars Season 1 BLURAY and Tears to Tiara BLURAY in early from Sentai.

Viz's release of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean Part 1 BLURAY (Limited Edition) is in stock (we have a few), but we don't have enough to be comfortable taking the pre-order tab off it. We should be getting more either later today or Monday and then we'll announce it as in stock.

We got in two batches of new manga and books this week. New arrivals include Ascendance of a Bookworm , Part 5 Vol #1, [Novel], Executioner and Her Way of Life , Vol #4, Goblin Slayer Side Story Year One , Vol #10, The Ideal Sponger Life , Vol #15, My Senpai is Annoying , Vol #11 (Full Color), Tokyo Revengers Omnibus 9 (Vol #17-18), and many more!

Date changes and new pre-order manga posted this week can be found here.

And finally, the remaining items left over from our holiday promotion are going to run thru the end of the month. Our 5% THANKYOU coupon will remain valid through that time as well so you can use it to scoop up the last of our deep discounted holiday inventory.

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Yen Press announced that it has licensed seven manga, one light novel series, and one artbook for release in July 2024:

  • Miss Savage Fang manga
  • Excellent Property, Rejects for Residents manga
  • The Trials of Chiyodaku novels
  • My Oh My, Atami-kun manga
  • Aria of the Beech Forest manga
  • Kind of a Wolf manga
  • This Wolf Is Not Scary manga
  • Yana Toboso Artworks Black Butler 4 artbook


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Tuesday that Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's The Boy and the Heron film received a nomination for Best Animated Feature Film in the 96th Academy Awards. Elemental, Nimona, Robot Dreams, and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse also received nods in the category. Godzilla Minus One's Takashi Yamazaki, Kiyoko Shibuya, Masaki Takahashi and Tatsuji Nojima received a nomination for Best Visual Effects, while Wim Wenders' Japanese film Perfect Days received a nomination for Best International Feature Film. The awards ceremony will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on March 10.

eBay began laying off around 1,000 employees, about 9% of its workforce, citing a challenging macroeconomic environment and the need to "better organize our teams for speed," CEO Jamie Iannone said in an email to employees this week. The company also plans to cut the number of contractors by an unspecified amount. For the first nine months of 2023, eBay reported $2.05 billion in net income from continuing operations on $7.55 billion in sales, both increases from the year ago period.

On December 15, the Sapporo Snow Festival announced the lineup for the large snow statues at the Sapporo Snow Festival 2024. Since then, there has been a slow trickle of announcements for smaller statues. On January 15, the official Twitter account for the Gundam Seed anime announced the series would be participating in this year's winter festivities. In a franchise first, Gundam Seed will display a bust of the Rising Freedom Gundam at the Winter Festival. While it's not stated if this is in conjunction with the release of the new film, Mobile Suit Gundam Seed FREEDOM, considering the film's release on January 26, it seems plausible. The Gundam Seed anime's official website also noted there will be a “special wrap booth” at the festival as well. Although there is no mention if this booth is going to be a pop-up store at the Sapporo Snow Festival, the fine print states the booth will be open as a store and for displays.


WAS - Jan 23, 2024

Centaurs , Vol #2, Graphic Novel - Apr 9

WAS - Feb 6, 2024

The Apothecary Diaries , Vol #11, Graphic Novel - Mar 5

ATOM The Beginning , Vol #7, Graphic Novel - Apr 9

Happy Kanako's Killer Life , Vol #7, Graphic Novel (Full Color) - Apr 30

WAS - Apr 9, 2024

Ascendance of a Bookworm , Part 3 Vol #1, Graphic Novel - Aug 13

WAS - May 28, 2024

As a Reincarnated Aristocrat, I'll Use My Appraisal Skill to Rise in the World , Vol #11, Graphic Novel - Jul 30

WAS - Jul 30, 2024

As a Reincarnated Aristocrat, I'll Use My Appraisal Skill to Rise in the World , Vol #12, Graphic Novel - Sep 24

Upcoming Releases


Berserk The Complete 1997 TV Series BLURAY - Mar 26

Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid Movie BLURAY - Mar 26

Fist of the North Star The Legend of the True Savior Legend of Kenshiro Movie BLURAY - Mar 26

Medabots Spirit Second Series (Japanese Language) BLURAY - Mar 26

Futakoi The Complete TV Series BLURAY - Mar 26

I Don't Like My Big Brother At All BLURAY - Mar 12

Black Bullet BLURAY - Apr 2

Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time Super Extra (S2) BLURAY - Apr 9

Rozen Maiden Complete Collection BLURAY - Apr 16

Otaku Elf BLURAY - Apr 23

The Dangers in My Heart Season 1 BLURAY - Apr 30

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A Condition Called Love , Vol #10, Graphic Novel - Sep 24

A-DO , Vol #1, Graphic Novel - Mar 5 

A-DO , Vol #2, Graphic Novel - May 7 

A-DO , Vol #3, Graphic Novel - Jul 2

A-DO , Vol #4, Graphic Novel - Sep 3

Am I Actually the Strongest? , Vol #7, Graphic Novel - Aug 13

Am I Actually the Strongest? , Vol #6, [Novel] - Oct 8

Anyway, I'm Falling in Love with You , Vol #1, Graphic Novel - Mar 5 

Anyway, I'm Falling in Love with You , Vol #2, Graphic Novel - May 7 

Anyway, I'm Falling in Love with You , Vol #3, Graphic Novel - Jul 2

Anyway, I'm Falling in Love with You , Vol #4, Graphic Novel - Sep 3

Blue Period , Vol #15, Graphic Novel - Aug 6

By the Grace of the Gods , Vol #12, [Novel] - Mar 12 

By the Grace of the Gods , Vol #13, [Novel] - Aug 13 

By the Grace of the Gods , Vol #10, Graphic Novel - Apr 2 

Call to Adventure! Defeating Dungeons with a Skill Board , Vol #7 - Mar 19 

Colorless , Vol #7, Graphic Novel - Jul 23

Delinquent Daddy and Tender Teacher , Vol #4, Graphic Novel - Jul 9 

Dinosaur Sanctuary , Vol #4, Graphic Novel - Mar 26 

Ennead , Vol #3, Graphic Novel (Older Teen Paperback) - Jul 23

Ennead , Vol #3, Graphic Novel (Mature Hardcover) - Jul 23

Fire Force , Omnibus #11 (Vol #31-32), Graphic Novel - Jul 9

Fire Force , Omnibus #12 (Vol #33-34), Graphic Novel - Sep 10

Galaxy Next Door , Vol #6, Graphic Novel - Mar 12 

Gleipnir , Vol #14, Graphic Novel - Mar 19 

Great Cleric , Vol #11, Graphic Novel - Sep 24

How I Met My Soulmate , Vol #4, Graphic Novel - Sep 10

I Can't Say No to the Lonely Girl , Vol #1, Graphic Novel - Mar 19 

I Can't Say No to the Lonely Girl , Vol #2, Graphic Novel - May 28 

I Can't Say No to the Lonely Girl , Vol #3, Graphic Novel - Jul 23

I Can't Say No to the Lonely Girl , Vol #4, Graphic Novel - Sep 17

I Got Reincarnated in a (BL) World of Big (Man) Boobs , Vol #1 - Mar 5 

I Got Reincarnated in a (BL) World of Big (Man) Boobs , Vol #2 - Sep 3

I'm Standing on a Million Lives , Vol #17, Graphic Novel - Mar 5 

Initial D Omnibus 1 (Vol #1-2) Graphic Novel - Mar 19 

Initial D Omnibus 2 (Vol #3-4) Graphic Novel - Jun 4 

Initial D Omnibus 3 (Vol #5-6) Graphic Novel - Sep 3

Kunon the Sorcerer Can See Through , Vol #3, [Novel] - May 21

Medalist , Vol #1, Graphic Novel - Mar 5 

Medalist , Vol #2, Graphic Novel - May 7 

Medalist , Vol #3, Graphic Novel - Jul 2

Medalist , Vol #4, Graphic Novel - Sep 3

Might as Well Cheat : I Got Transported to Another World Where I Can Live My Wildest Dreams! , Vol #7, Graphic Novel - Mar 5 

Multi-Mind Mayhem Isekai Tensei Soudouki , Vol #9, Graphic Novel - Mar 19 

Number Call , Graphic Novel - Mar 12 

Rise of the Outlaw Tamer and His Wild S-Rank Cat Girl , Vol #3 - Mar 5 

Sailor Moon Naoko Takeuchi Collection , Vol #10, Graphic Novel - Sep 17

Shonen Note Boy Soprano , Vol #8, Graphic Novel - Jun 18 

Toppu GP , Vol #12, Graphic Novel - Mar 26 

White Cat's Revenge as Plotted from the Dragon King's Lap , Vol #7, [Novel] - Mar 12 

Wistoria : Wand and Sword , Vol #8, Graphic Novel - Aug 13

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Previously Owned

If you haven't noticed yet, we've added a previously owned section to the store site. That section keeps getting bigger and bigger, and I just wanted to give you folks the inside scoop. Everything we add there is a (1) unit only proposition, so be sure to check back often to make sure you don't miss out on anything cool we might just drop in there!

Featured Pre-Order:

Suzume BLURAY/DVD (Limited Edition)

Suzume’s journey begins when she meets a young man looking for a door. Following him, she finds one and reaches for the knob. Doors open across Japan, unleashing destruction. Now Suzume must close them to prevent further disaster.

On the other side of the door… was time in its entirety.

Limited edition features a breathtaking 60-page art book & 4 art cards

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Be sure to share these links with your friends too - We Appreciate It!

RACS Collectors Cards - Now Shipping!

We are very glad to hear so much positive feedback regarding our new batch of RACS collectors cards. There are 10 cards in all, each featuring a unique piece of Anime art created exclusively around our group of RACS spokes characters. You can't order the cards, we are including one card at random in all outgoing RACS store orders. We have printed a limited run of 5,000 of each card, and we hope this gives everyone a chance to collect them all. Good luck!

RACS Keychains - Included in Select Orders!

We are currently including our RACS retro logo 3D keychain in selected orders. This exclusive item is available only to RACS customers and is not available for purchase. We are dropping them at random into non-economy orders (sorry, we can't include them in orders that ship media mail or first class mail), and if you haven't already gotten one just drop us a note on your next non-economy order and we'll be sure to include one!

Robert's Random Thoughts
Fund Your Anime Habit with BitCoin @ RACS!
You can now use BitCoin to satisfy your Anime addiction here at RACS, and it's easy! Just select BITCOIN as your payment method when you checkout. We will process your order and calculate the amount based on the current exchange rate for BTC and send you an e-mail with the amount of due and the wallet address to send it to. Once we confirm transfer of your funds, we will process and ship your order. It's easy, and you can fund your order in BitCoin from anywhere in the world without all those high bank fees or exchange rate woes. Many of our customers already buy their Anime this way, so why not give it a try!

Drop us a line if you have any questions!
Amazon Gift Codes? - You Can Use em @RACS!!
If you have an Amazon gift card or code (or codes), and you want to use them here at the Anime Corner Store instead, don't worry - you can! The process is simple - just setup and place your order, and while you are checking out, drop the Amazon code (or codes) you want to use in the comments box on the order form along with the amounts next to each code that you want to use. Then finalize and place your order. Once it's done, we'll manually apply the codes to your order on our end and only bill your credit card for the balance left over after we deduct them.

Easy peasy, but if you have any questions just drop us a line!
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Spy x Family Part 2 DVD/BLURAY Combo Set

(Limited Edition)

Secret agent Twilight has a difficult mission - become a family man! Maintaining cover will be tricky, but he’s not the only one with secrets. His wife happens to be an assassin, and his daughter is a telepath.

Welcome to a world of intrigue and parenting...

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Giant Beasts of Ars Season 1 BLURAY

In a time of Myths and Gods, giant creatures created and ruled

over the lands of Ars.

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Tears to Tiara BLURAY

The Divine Empire has been on the march, ruthlessly devouring its weaker neighbors for generations.


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Jan 25th:

Banished from the Heroes' Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside , Vol #10, [Novel]

Bride of the Barrier Master , Vol #1, Graphic Novel

Chitose Is in the Ramune Bottle , Vol #5, Graphic Novel

Executioner and Her Way of Life , Vol #4, Graphic Novel

Happy Crappy Life , Vol #2, Graphic Novel

Hazure Skill The Guild Member with a Worthless Skill Is Actually a Legendary Assassin , Vol #7, [Novel]

Hollow Regalia , Vol #3, [Novel]

I'm the Villainess, So I'm Taming the Final Boss , Vol #7, [Novel]

Magical Explorer , Vol #6, [Novel]

Misfit of Demon King Academy , Vol #2, [Novel]

My Instant Death Ability Is So Overpowered, No One in This Other World Stands a Chance Against Me! , Vol #3, [Novel]

Under Ninja , Vol #3, Graphic Novel

Wakfu , Vol #2, Graphic Novel

Jan 22nd:

A Certain Scientific Railgun , Vol #18, Graphic Novel

Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten , Vol #6, [Novel]

Ascendance of a Bookworm , Part 5 Vol #1, [Novel]

Cells at Work! Omnibus 2 (Vol #4-6) Graphic Novel

Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! Everyday Misadventure! , Vol #4, Graphic Novel

Gabriel Dropout , Vol #13, Graphic Novel

Goblin Slayer Side Story II Dai Katana , Vol #3, [Novel]

Goblin Slayer Side Story Year One , Vol #10, Graphic Novel

Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter , Vol #10, Graphic Novel

Hell Mode , Vol #3, [Novel]

I May Be a Guild Receptionist, but I'll Solo Any Boss to Clock Out on Time , Vol #2, [Novel]

The Ideal Sponger Life , Vol #15, Graphic Novel

Looks Are All You Need , Vol #2, [Novel]

Magical Angel Creamy Mami and the Spoiled Princess , Vol #6

My Cute Little Kitten , Vol #2, Graphic Novel

My Senpai is Annoying , Vol #11, Graphic Novel (Full Color)

The Prince Is in the Villainess' Way! , Vol #1, Graphic Novel

Princess of Convenient Plot Devices , Vol #4, Graphic Novel

Red Thread , Vol #2, Graphic Novel

Sailor Moon Naoko Takeuchi Collection , Vol #6, Graphic Novel

Seraph of the End : Guren Ichinose : Catastrophe at Sixteen , Vol #3

She Professed Herself Pupil of the Wise Man , Vol #9, [Novel]

Since I Could Die Tomorrow , Vol #1, Graphic Novel

Tekkonkinkreet: Black & White 30th Anniversary Edition (Hardcover)

Tokyo Revengers Omnibus 9 (Vol #17-18) Graphic Novel

Undead: Finding Love in the Zombie Apocalypse , Vol #2 (Adult)

Unnamed Memory , Vol #4, Graphic Novel


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In the somewhere-sprawl of Treasure Town, two young boys,

Black and White, rule the streets.

Like avatars of the city itself, they are its will and its voice, full of love and compassion, as well as danger and violence. As they leap from rooftop to rooftop, from lamppost to lamppost, nothing escapes their notice. But the city is changing beneath their feet as a yakuza-backed corporate development moves in. When the gangsters make a play to remove Black and White, the boys push back. The police have an interest in Black and White as well, trying to make sure things don't get out of hand--but things will.

A battle begins between corruption and innocence, a struggle for the soul of the city itself, that will change Black and White and the city around them forever.


Featured Figurines - In Stock and Ready to Ship!
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Trade In Your BDs, CDs, Manga, or Games - IT'S EASY!

Did you know that you can trade in your previously viewed BD's and DVD's, CD's, Manga, and Video Games for store credit?

Trading in your excellent condition previously owned stuff for credit is now very easy, and we've even expanded the program for some non-Anime items too! Just click on this link to see the trade in values of your used stuff, then pack-up your items and send them to us - there is no need to contact us first or obtain an authorization number. Once they arrive and are inspected, we'll e-mail you with a credit code you can spend on our store.

It's that easy! So why just let your stuff collect dust? Trade it in and get something you really want!

Thank you for reading!

Have a great weekend, and enjoy your anime!

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