Taka, Sorry there got caught up watching that new Macbeth movie.
Odd that since I enjoy spending my money a good deal. Can't remember how I first came across them, but I would guess they were the first result when I went looking on Amazon.
It would also have to do with collectors and money really. Normally most fans with a bit of cash would buy that hard cover even if they owned the separate editions already because "They are all together in one place and looks nicer", so that drives sales up a bit more to get a bit more money in the pocket. For collectors it's nicer to have a hardback than a paperback for obvious reasons, and getting a first printing is likely easier there too since you only need the 1 as opposed to having to find 3 instead.
Not to show off. This is all I ordered this year so far.
I didn't open up the boxes until today. Just took a photo of it. I didn't think the Akame ga Kill Collector's Edition was small. I will crack it open to see the booklet and whether it live up or not to the Japanese guidebook. I'm thinking it's half of the original edition now that I learn a 2nd Collector's Edition was revealed. I was like "no!" Don't tempt me now!
Takawhiskers: Don't believe I've shown off my collection in who knows how long. So you want photos? Here you go:
From Top-Left to Bottom-Right: Heat Guy J, Summer Wars, Hellsing Ultimate, Gargantia, Gunslinger Girl, Gunslinger Girl Il Teatrino, Gungrave, Fullmetal Alchemist 2003, Serial Experiments Lain, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, Whisper of the Heart, Zeta Gundam, Patlabor TV, Patlabor the New Files, You're Under Arrest TV, Key the Metal Idol, Paradise Kiss, Irresponsible Captain Tylor, Wolf Children, Hakkenden OVA, Haibane Renmei, Trigun, Silent Mobius, Kaze no Yojimbo, Blast of Tempest
All these are on the same shelf. From top to bottom: Tokyo Godfathers, Porco Rosso, Millennium Actress, Perfect Blue, Kiki's Delivery Service, Junkers Come Here, Gundam: Char's Counterattack, Mobile Suit Gundam Film Trilogy, Video Girl Ai, Welcome to the NHK, You're Under Arrest Fast and Furious, Tenchi Muyo OVAs 1 & 2, Gunslinger Girl Il Teatrino OVA, FLCL, You're Under Arrest Movie, Patlabor 2: The Movie, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Jin-Roh the Wolf Brigade, Princess Mononoke, Penguindrum, Gundam Unicorn, Koi Kaze, His and Her Circumstances, Silver Spoon (both seasons), Mysterious Girlfriend X, Madoka Magica Movies 1 & 2, The Wind Rises, Great Teacher Onizuka, Cowboy Bebop
Top to bottom for the anime: Castle in the Sky, Shirobako (first set), IGPX, Iczer Reborn, Reideen TV (2007), Blade of the Immortal, Kingdom Season 1, Kawai Complex, Giant Robo, Godannar, Uta no Prince-sama 1000%, Monthly Girls Nozaki-kun, Celestial Method, Samurai Pizza Cats (SD Blu-Ray release), Sabagebu Survival Game Club, Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere Season 1, Sengoku Basara Season 1, When Marnie Was There
Have more than this, but it's mostly what I'm trying to sell off online. The first two sets of stuff are stuff I'm keeping, while the third set mostly consists of what is currently in my stockpile. I'm holding off on Shirobako until I get the second set to it, which won't be released until May.
Someday I’ll be gone To somewhere that we belong And God has never played his role 'Cause I’m the one who saves my soul It’s a perfect world we’re longing for
Your collection is enormous. I remember running out of places to put stuff. Didn't use DVD racks. Kind of went the shoebox route. I should have did DVD rack. It will be like a tiny fortress in the bedroom or living room.