Hidden Gems & Classics

Hidden Gems & Classics

-Written by: Megan

Are you looking to try something new this holiday season? Overwhelmed by the over 4,000 items included in our Holiday Sale? We’re here to help! We’ve highlighted below some hidden gems among these many choices. So let’s get off the beaten path and find the diamonds among the rough!

Kino's Journey The Beautiful World Blu-Ray

Kino’s Journey the Beautiful World is a 2017 remake of the 2003 anime Kino’s Journey. This slice of life anime really draws you into the world. You truly go on a journey with Kino and her motorcycle Hermes to discover new countries every episode. The world-building is exquisite. Each country is unique, whether through the landscape, government, or the stories of the people she meets. The pace of the story stays quick, as Kino has a personal rule to never stay in 1 country for longer than 3 days.

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Haikara-San Here Comes Miss Modern Part 1 Blu-Ray + GWP

Haikara-san: Here Comes Miss Modern will whisk you away to the Taisho era of 1918. Traditions of Japan, especially the expectations for women, are just starting to be broken. In comes 17-year old Benio Hanamura, who vows to live life on her own terms and ignore tradition. Her story is simply riveting to watch, especially when told with such great animation. As a special Right Stuf Anime exclusive, you will also receive an adorable chibi sticker set of 6 different characters. If you are interested in learning more about the Taisho era after you finish watching Haikara-san, we recommend Taisho Baseball Girls.

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Mind Game Blu-Ray

From legendary director Masaaki Yuasa , Mind Game is quite a wild ride. Masaaki Yuasa leaves his mark with the fluid, almost disorienting animation style. The story picks up quick, as Nishi, too wimpy to try to save his childhood sweetheart from gangsters, is shot in the butt by a soccer-playing psychopath, projecting Nishi into the afterlife. Mind Game dives right into quintessential themes of life and death in this psychedelic coming-of-age story.

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Monthly Girls' Nozaki-Kun Limited Edition Box Set Blu-Ray/DVD + CD

Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun features plenty of adorable moments in this sweet and surprising love story. Chiyo Sakura gathers her courage and confesses her feelings to her classmate, Umetarou Nozaki. But then he gives her his autograph in response! It turns out that Chiyo’s crush is secretly a shojo manga artist under a female pen name. If you have ever been interested in learning a bit more about the process of manga as well!

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Napping Princess Blu-Ray/DVD

Napping Princess is a film directed by Kenji Kamiyama, who also directed Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and Eden of the East. Don’t forget to follow your dreams just as Kokone Morikawa traverses her dreams and reality to find her father, and learn more about herself and her family. Perfect for all ages, this coming-of-age story resonates with a message of female empowerment. The Napping Princess Blu-ray/DVD also includes an interview with director Kenji Kamiyama, a special interview with the cast, greeting at Japanese premiere, and more!

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Tsuritama Blu-Ray Complete Collection

We’re going fishing! In the anime Tsuritama we have 4 main characters with very different personalities. First we have Yuki Sanada, who has just moved to the town of Enoshima and has bad social anxiety. Next is the transfer student Haru, who enthusiastically introduces himself as an alien. Then we have the mysterious Indian Prince Akira and his pet duck Tapioca. Last to join the crew is Natsuki Usami, a native of Enoshima who has won national fishing competitions. With such a vibrant cast, it is only natural to be hooked on this story of making new friends, saving the world, and fishing.

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Skip Beat! Blu-Ray

What do you do when you find out the guy you sacrificed everything for doesn’t care about you? Beat him in showbiz, of course! Kyoko Mogami goes on a journey of revenge as she strives to make it in showbiz and become even more successful than her celebrity ex-boyfriend, Sho Fuwa. When you watch Skip Beat you quickly become attached to the characters and their different personalities. This anime is based off of the manga by Yoshiki Nakamura, which does a fantastic job continuing the story.

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