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Frequent visitors to my blog (yes, both of you 😂) will no doubt have seen my ARIA Kickstarter backer banner pop up on occasion. I’ve been waiting for this to arrive, more or less patiently, since August 2017.

And now it’s here. Many unboxing photos after the jump.

We begin with… the BOX:

THE BOX OF DOOM!

THE BOX OF DOOM!

Quite a decent size, opening it reveals the careful packing that Nozomi Entertainment did to get it here safely, and also the slip case for the box set.

THE OPENED BOX OF DOOM

THE OPENED BOX OF DOOM

Removing the top layer of packing material and now we’re getting to see the good stuff. The mug already looks good, and that’s a great image of Alicia on the box set. Akari is on the other side and the generally orange colour scheme aligns well to ARIA the ORIGINATION.

First Reveal

First Reveal

Pulling out the mug and slipcase, I can only say that the mug is well and truly going to be making it’s way to work to be my water mug (as opposed to my tea mug, which is one of these).

Mug and Slipcase

Mug and Slipcase

Next out are the blu-rays themselves, which really are the reason I backed this kickstarter in the first place. Great covers on these.

The Blu-Rays: What it’s all about

The Blu-Rays: What it’s all about
And finally the fruity bits that come with being a high(ish) end backer.
  • The lithograph (in the tube which I can’t really get a decent photo of yet but which looks fabulous),
  • A stationery set,
  • Pin-on buttons/badges,
  • Sew on company patches for ARIA Company, Himeya, and Orange Planet,
  • Fridge magnets for the company presidents,
  • A sticker set,
  • A t-shirt
  • An art card set
The Fruity Bits

The Fruity Bits

I’ll probably be board gaming tonight so I won’t have much chance to watch any of this until tomorrow, but I am so looking forward to seeing this scene from ARIA the AVVENIRE in glorious remastered HD quality on my main system instead of as a fansub on my laptop:

ARIA the AVVENIRE is Ridiculously Pretty

ARIA the AVVENIRE is Ridiculously Pretty

So, if you don’t hear much from me this weekend, I’m probably watching ARIA.

Have a good weekend all.