Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Bleach Uncut Box Set Vol 3 The Rescue w/ Limited Collector's Hollow Mask|
Genres: Anime & Manga, Animation
The day of Rukia's execution draws ever closer, and to save her, Ichigo and his loyal comrades must navigate the madness of a Soul Society on the brink of collapse. Ichigo and Renji face the most difficult training of thei... more »
Details about the Limited Collector's Hollow Mask
Seen | 07/17/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There are plenty of well written reviews on this page and the standard box set of season 3 Uncut Bleach page that all articulate very well just how awesome this show is. Season 3 ranks among the best (though later seasons which have aired in Japan are EVEN better, and this sesaon sets the groundwork for the later storyline.)
I am strictly going to talk about the Limited Collector's Hollow Mask which comes with this set, so you can decide if it is worth it the extra money. Someone smarter than me will probably post the picture, or I will if I can figure out how. It still warrants a description though, more than just a visual.
I am not usually one for "collectible knick knack" items found in limited edition sets, like figurines, etc. But this is just really, really cool.
The hollow mask is very high quality, seems like it's some type of material similar to ceramic--but very solidly molded (not delicate.) It is boldly painted, and brilliantly, is it a fragment of the mask (a "broken" mask piece) and comes with a display stand, the base of which is weighted and is the familiar substitute soul reaper badge.
It is not meant for cosplay, and the "broken" Hollow mask (it belongs to a certain character, and figures quite prominently in later seasons) is slightly smaller than the size of the dvd box set. (It comes packaged in its own box, which is shrink-wrapped with the dvd box set.) Again, I am not usually one for collectible items, but as a fan of the show, this was just one of the coolest possible bonus items. The inner anime geek in me is in love with it."
The show that has changed anime forever!
Zachary Rice | Colorado | 05/31/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Bleach is a fun filled action packed anime that adds suspense and emotion. The action scenes are fun and exciting which make your heart race. The english voice acting is amazing and it shows that the producers want to make this closest to the original japanese. This box set it the best yet and anyone who likes story and great character development should pic this up anime and non-anime fan alike."
Very good with minor flaws
G. Littlejohn | St. Louis, MO | 09/03/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The episodes themselves, of course, are very good. The 3rd season is excellent, and wraps up the story of Ichigo's quest to save Rukia. However, the product itself, the box, had some issues. First, the first two seasons' box sets had English text on each "page" - quotes from the show. This was cool, and this volume apparently continues this tradition with a slight problem - the text is in Japanese! The target audience of this box set, English-speaking audiences, can not read this text! My second issue is the same issue I have with many products these days, the anti-theft feature. The little magnetic strip which has been adhered to some part of the product, usually hidden so it can not be easily found and removed from the product in a store, first off, has no place in a product purchased on the internet. However, it seems that the anti-theft device is being placed not just by retailers, but by manufacturers now. The magnetic strip was stuck to the inside of one of the "pages" and removal of it peeled away some of the cardboard and ink which it was stuck to, thus ruining the aesthetically pleasing look of the product, and even making it look kind of "beat up" - which is a big problem for someone like me who takes extreme care of his books and DVDs. (to the point of keeping them in book cases with closing doors to keep dust out.)
The bonus item that came with the limited edition, the Ichigo Hollow Mask, is very well made of sturdy material. The base is solid and has a good weight to it. This is not cheaply made like so many similar products, and is definitely worth buying the Limited Edition for if you have a collection of anime figures and collectibles.
So, a 4 out of 5 for this product, but with proper packaging and the abolishment of the magnetic strip that is only an impedance to paying customers, this would have gotten a 5 out of 5."