Magical Emi scanned from Kikuchi Michitaka’s art book, “The Next Generation”.
Right Stuf have a ridiculous amount of great weeaboo shit on sale right now. If you’re looking for some bargains that are also legitimately decent to watch, this post is for you. I don’t get paid for these recs, I’ve just picked through and found some watchable anime with great ladies you can grab on the cheap if you like. The titles I recommend are as follows…
- Kurau Phantom Memory DVD Complete Series - S.A.V.E. Edition
It’s $14.09 for the entire 24-episode series. Yeah, S.A.V.E. Editions have fugly packaging but sadly the gorgeous individual volume releases of the series from ADV are now long out of print. I have a soft spot for Kurau, one of the lesser known BONES series. It has its flaws but oh the amazing ladies doing amazing things in a melancholic sci-fi setting. As moving as all shit, let me tell you.
- Le Chevalier D’Eon DVD Complete Series - S.A.V.E. Edition
Another $14.09 budget set that contains the entire 24-episode series. Le Chevalier D’Eon might spit in history’s face, but it looks damn good while doing so. It also has interesting ladies, complex conspiracies and lovingly animated sword fights. So y’know, there’s also all that going for it. Definitely not your standard anime series, but one that’s worth your time nevertheless.
- Lupin the 3rd: Woman Called Fujiko Mine DVD/Blu-ray Complete (LE)
Only $34.99 for Yamamoto Sayo’s bold take on the Lupin III franchise. Koike Takeshi’s work on the series visuals is breathtaking and hey, lots of Fujiko being fucking fantastic. LE has a box or some shit. Nice.
- Michiko and Hatchin DVD/Blu-ray Part 1 (LE)
- Michiko and Hatchin DVD/Blu-ray Part 2
$34.99 for the first part, $32.49 for the second part. If you want your anime with WoC exercising their agency and generally being fucking awesome, Michiko and Hatchin is for you. The series Yamamoto Sayo directed before she took on Mine Fujiko, this title is an experiment in gorgeous visuals, arresting music and compelling characters. So yeah, definitely get this if you don’t have it yet.
- Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit DVD Complete Collection
$12.99 to get all of Balsa’s badassery on DVD. I don’t think the technical stats for this release are all they could be (ugh Media Blasters), but the series itself is well worth owning. Definitely one of the strongest outings from Production I.G. in a while, especially for those who like their leading ladies capable as fuck.
- Noein DVD Box Set
It’ll cost you $12.00 for the entire Noein series. Sure it has its share of problems, but its arresting designs and somewhat intellectual take on time-space issues make it worth viewing. Noein is probably the least lady-ful series on this list, but it’s still a series I’d suggest watching if you’re into speculative stuff and kids saving the world — sort of.
- Patlabor TV Series Blu-ray Collection 1 or DVD
- Patlabor TV Series Blu-ray Collection 2 or DVD
It’s $27.99 for the BD sets or $23.99 for the DVD sets. If you haven’t watched the Patlabor television series, these decent remasters are worth getting your hands on. There’s a lot of hilarious hijinks, badass ladies and labor confrontations. Bare bones releases but for that price, who can argue?
- Revolutionary Girl Utena DVD Limited Edition Holiday Bundle
$86.39 gets you the entire series in three deluxe box sets w/booklets. If you don’t already own a remastered version of Utena and you don’t feel like selling your kidneys to buy the Japanese BDs, then you should buy this bundle. Cheap as all fuck and it’s overflowing with all of the Ikuhara you could possibly want. Utena is just one of those series you have to own in some capacity.
- Rose of Versailles DVD Limited Edition Holiday Bundle
This LE set includes all 40 TV episodes + a small artbook + pencil boards for $47.99. This is one of those classic shoujo series you absolutely must see before you die. If you need for me to explain why this shit is worth watching you’ve clearly never seen how handsome Oscar is.
- Simoun DVD Complete Collection
$8.99! Eight-ninety-fucking-nine! If you like your ladies young, in love and fighting in a brutal yet beautifully rendered war, then you need Simoun. Highly engaging, overflowing with women, and intelligently composed. AND THAT PRICE. Holy shit just fucking buy it, you need pretty bizarro-world lesbians in your life right now.
- Wedding Peach DVD Season 1 Collection
- Wedding Peach DVD Season 2 Collection
Sets are $9.49 each. Which, you might recognise, is ridiculously fucking cheap. As with the Kurau priced-down release, these sets definitely aren’t as nice as the individual volumes released years ago. They are, however, a fantastic way to own all 51 TV series and 4 OVA episodes without losing too much cash or shelf space. Also it’s a lovely little magical girl series in spite of its various cringe-worthy 90s moments.