May 05, 2011

A hell of a bargain

Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars is now only $20. This is the best example of an "unsung classic" series I know of, with a marvelous story, fascinating characters, and superb plotting and pacing. When I got done watching it the first time, I immediately watched it twice more.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in General Anime at 03:00 PM | Comments (11) | Add Comment
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Truly excellent series.  I'd purchased a couple of extra copies of this and given them away to people who knew they didn't like that " violent Japanese cartoon stuff," and it was VERY well received.  Well written family-friendly entertainment.

Posted by: Dave Young at May 05, 2011 07:34 PM (ZAk0Z)

2 You know, I hadn't really thought of it as being "family friendly", but I guess it's true. There's pretty much no fan service, for example. (Exactly one panty shot heh heh...)

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at May 05, 2011 07:48 PM (+rSRq)

3 You just had to remind us about that one.

Harumi is crazily moe though.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at May 05, 2011 07:59 PM (9KseV)

4 If I hadn't mentioned it, someone else would have.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at May 05, 2011 08:04 PM (+rSRq)

5 *ponders ordering a copy*

Posted by: metaphysician at May 05, 2011 08:25 PM (hD30M)

6 Also, Master of Magic $3, MoO 1 & 2 $3, this weekend.

Posted by: Jeremy Bowers at May 06, 2011 12:27 PM (icSLm)

7 Meta: dooooooo iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit!

No, seriously, do it.  One of the worse OP/ED's I've ever seen, but some fantastic characters.  It does not follow any of the usual tropes.

Posted by: ubu at May 06, 2011 03:29 PM (GfCSm)

8 Geeez!  Now I wanna go watch it again, and I REALLY don't have the time for it this weekend.  Crap!

Posted by: Dave Young at May 06, 2011 04:37 PM (ZAk0Z)

9 Before I make any decisions, a question:  what is the difference between the two different DVD sets the guy has listed on that page?  Same price, same description, as far as I can tell.

Also, seriously, anybody who doesn't have both Master of Magic and Master of Orion?  Go, take advantage of that deal, now.  Unless you hate the strategy genre, it'll be some of the best 6 bucks you've ever spent.

Posted by: metaphysician at May 06, 2011 06:18 PM (hD30M)


The one that's a buck cheaper is the older release. That one used to be $40, I believe. Bob has cut the price because he wants to move his old inventory.

There was another release even before that, a boxed set where each DVD was in a separate hard case. That's the one I've got. The DVDs don't have any omakes. The only extra of any kind was a booklet which includes an interview with the director.

I have no idea whether that got included in either thinpak, but I'd guess that they're the same. Anyway, you may as well save a buck and go with the old one.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at May 06, 2011 08:23 PM (+rSRq)

11 I got the older thinpack and it did include the booklet with the interview, as well as quite a lot of explanation of some of the cultural background which I found very informative, especially in understanding some of the jokes.

Posted by: Dave Young at May 06, 2011 09:01 PM (ZAk0Z)

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