Classic Anime: New Collectable Packs For Serial Experiments Lain, A Certain Scientific Railgun, Texhnolyze & More

Universal Sony Pictures continues its slew of classic anime releases loaded with extras and Australian exclusive packaging -- perfect for every collection. For a limited time, each title will feature special book slipcase packaging with the uniquely embossed Japanese symbols ‘Anime Collection’ on the sleeve. Here's what you need to know!

Also available: Armitage III: The Complete Saga, A Certain Magical Index Season 1 and 2 plus Shakugan no Shana Season 1 and 2.

Yours on Blu-ray or DVD from JB Hi-Fi

Complete with limited edition collectable packaging:


Serial Experiments Lain

4 discs: 2 DVD + 2 Blu-ray

$49.95 SRP / M rating / 325 minutes

Lain Iwakura appears to be an ordinary girl, with almost no experience with computers. Yet the sudden suicide of a schoolmate, and a number of strange occurrences, conspire to pull Lain into the world of the Wired, where she gradually learns that nothing is what it seems to be... not even Lain herself.


Texhnolyze

4 DVD discs

$39.95 SRP / MA 15+ rating / 550 minutes

Ichise grief only allows him to enjoy the pain of the fighting pits in the underground city of Lukuss. However, when a gang punishes Ichise by cutting his arm and leg off, his will to live overcomes the odds and attracts the attention of the ruling Organo syndicate that controls the cybernetic Texhnolyze technology that they usually reserve for the elite. Meanwhile, an outsider has come down to the city and, along with a young psychic girl, the dominos are beginning to fall in the seething unrest of the city as their paths slowly intertwine with Ichise.


A Certain Scientific Railgun

Season 1 Part 1: 2 DVDs

$39.95 SRP / M rating / 300 minutes

Shakugan no Shana

Season 1 Part 2: 2 DVDs

$39.95 SRP / M rating / 300 minutes

Misaka’s electro-manipulation abilities and delightfully destructive Railgun projectile move make her look like a rock star in Academy City. The techno-metropolis is packed with supernaturally powered students known as espers, including Miska’s flirty friend and roommate, Kuroko. She uses her teleportation skills as a member of the judgment law enforcement team, fighting crime alongside her fellow agent Uiharu. Joined by their friend Saten, a spunky Level o esper, Misaka, Kuroko and Uiharu have a blast taking on danger whenever and wherever it arises. Luckily in a city full of super-powered gangs, mad scientists and the occasional weird monster, the girls have no problem finding plenty of excitement, action and adventure!


Haibane Renmei

2 DVD discs

$49.95 SRP / PG rating / 325 minutes

The Haibane, who look like angels with halos and small wings, share a walled town with humans. Both groups are forbidden to leave. Rakka awakens from a dream when she emerges from a huge cocoon as Haibane. She was apparently human once, but can only remember fragments of that existence. She quickly settles into Old Home, a former dormitory where the Haibane live when they're not working. With the help of some fellow Haibane, Rakka learns about the enclosed world in a succession of brief vignettes. Unfortunately, life at Old Home is about as exciting as a visit to Ozzie and Harriet.


Shakugan no Shana S OVA

2 discs: 1 DVD + 1 Blu-ray

$49.95 SRP / TBA rating / 110 minutes

The tale of the light novel that was not part of the TV series is finally adapted to the screen! This new anime series "Shakugan no Shana S" has been released as OVA. The first volume includes the episode "Reshuffle", which is about the switch of Shana and Yuji's personality through the influence of a relic that Friagne has left.


Comments

    Finally! I've been waiting for Serial Experiments Lain since it was announced when the first lot of packs came out.

    anime is so ridiculously overpriced in Oz.

      It's overpriced everywhere. You should see the prices they pay for it in Japan.

        DVDs/Blurays in general are expensive as hell in Japan. CDs are too.
        I think media in general is really expensive over there for some reason.

    Serial Experiments Lain seems to be a worthy purchase I remember watching it a decade ago and being mesmerized by those piercing eyes, the story is a little on the abstract side however.

      A little?

    Got to see Lain and Haibane getting a re-release. Two great classics in my opinion.

    Looking forward to Railgun as well.

      I finished railgun and have to say that, while enjoyable, its suffers from the same flaws of index where there is little in terms of a larger plot line and too little character development for there not to be a larger plot line... It ends up coming across as a little boring and uninteresting because of that especial when the coolest character is railgun and she isn't always in the episodes... Seems like a filler series... But maby its just my taste.

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