I don’t take any money from Funimation blah blah blah I’m just a fan who loves the show and likes what he got blah blah blah and what I got was pretty cool. Re-watch imminent.
Okay, now that I’ve got that out of the way, here’s what’s going on. Today, after some delays caused totally by me and my poor future prediction skills, I finally got my Limited Edition copy of The Devil is a Part-Timer! from Funimation. I also recently (yesterday) moved, so now—for the first time in my life—my anime collection is on an actual shelf and not in a box. Here’s my very first collection shelf picture:
Here’re a few pictures from the initial unboxing. There’s not really a whole lot to say, other than RightStuf did a good job and the discs and chipboard artbox arrived unharmed, which I was obviously happy to see.
Now, the first big find came after I took the plastic wrap off of the set, and found that the cover on the back of the set was actually not the true back of the artbox, but rather a paper slip. Presumably, this slip is the true back of the standard edition case, as it has the copyright and disc information, as well as the advertising blurb and other typical back-of-case stuff. I’ll probably end up keep the sheet and storing it in the BD disc case, as I don’t yet have a BD player.
The actual cases (DVD is on the left, BD to the right in all photos) had some nice tricks of their own. Each has different cover art, the discs themselves are different colors, and each cover slip was reversible and had another nice piece of art on the back.
At the time of this writing, I have yet to listen to most of the dub (I’ve only seen Funimation’s trailers), but it doesn’t really matter to me if the dub is good or bad. If it’s good, awesome! I might use it when sharing the show with friends. If it’s bad, that’s fine; the original Japanese voice acting is superb, and I have no problem just listening to that.
Overall, I’m very happy with the purchase. I love the show, and having a very nice copy of it like this is nothing but icing on an already great cake.
EDIT: Watched the first episode of the dub, and my impressions are pretty good. It sounds natural in the normal dialogue, the punch lines land okay, and the Ente Isla language was cool. Maou and Ashiya were solid throughout, Chiho was close to great, but Emi was only decent in the short screen time she had (although she sounds excellent in the umbrella seen). Emi, though, is a make or break character for me. If I don’t like the way she sounds, I’ll probably do my one watch of the dub and then never touch it again.