Yay, my first non-BD box shipment arrived today.
As some might already know I already have the Haruhi and the Lucky Star BD boxes, but today I received K-On! Vol. 7, Ano Natsu de Matteru vols. 1-3 and Tari Tari vol. 1.
So, first up is K-On! vol. 7. I bought this for the box only seeing as I have the first four R1 K-On! volumes and I'm gonna put in an order for the two season 2 collections soon-ish.
..and to see how the US releases will fit with the Japanese BD release of the movie (which I haven't bought yet)..
Perfect! It fits absolutely 100%. The box came with a jacket that has a full-scale image of the artwork used for vol. 7. The same image is used on the spine with the K-On! logo etc below it, similar to the first Hyouka box (http://alturl.com/nuxft
). I actually would have kept the jacket on for good but it has "7" (volume number) below the K-On! logo which kinda ruins it. It also says "7" on the front of the jacket in the top right corner of the image, so bleh.
On to Ano Natsu de Matteru..
And finally, Tari Tari vol. 1.
Slight scuff in the top left corner there but I'm not too bothered seeing as I will get the box to hold all the volumes in a month. I think it happened during the transit between Amazon.jp to my guy in Japan.
Ok, so.. the back isn't actually the back.. kinda.
TT vol. 1 comes in a DVD-sized case but it has a clear plastic sleeve around it. The sleeve has "Tari Tari vol. 1" on the front (as can be seen in my picture)) and on the back we have all the technical info. The image of the back is actually a shitajiki.
Kinda shitty picture quality there.
And on the back of the shitajiki we have..
The case itself folds out and the art booklet is glued to the case. Should have taken a picture of that but I didn't.
Anyway, exciting times. I was really looking forward to this package and it didn't dissapoint. The only negative about this is that I'll have to wait another month for my next JP BD shipment which will consist of Hyouka vols. 1-3 and Tari Tari vol. 2 which comes with the box to hold all the volumes.