Loot Anime Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 2016
Loot Anime, part of the Loot Crate family, is a “monthly mystery bundle of figures, collectibles, manga, apparel, accessories and more from some of your favorite anime and manga series with a new theme every month.”
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Loot Anime
The Cost: $24.95 per month + $5 US shipping. Discounts on longer subscriptions.
COUPON: Save $3 off your first month-to- month box with code SAVE3
Save 10% off any length subscription with code ADDICTION
The Products: themed t-shirt, accessories, snacks and collectibles.
Ships to: USA, Canada, and a list of other countries here. Shipping varies per country.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
The info sheet is a full-sized colored poster on the front…
…with product details on the back. August’s theme is Back To School! This month didn’t have a t-shirt but made up for it with plenty of cool stuff.
FYI, Loot Anime is in partnership with Crunchyroll. If you’re a Crunchyroll Premium member you can verify your account to receive $5 off every month of Loot Anime or get more discounts for longer subscriptions! You can read more about it here.
Exclusive Revolutionary Girl Utena Lunch Box – $15?
Revolutionary Girl Utena is a 90s manga/anime series about a schoolgirl named Utena who emulates a prince in terms of clothing and personality. Throughout the series she confronts various challengers who duel her for the right to possess a girl called the “Rose Bride” because whoever wins her will receive a mysterious power to revolutionize the world. This is a bento box made of sturdy plastic and stackable compartments, perfect for packing school (or work) lunches. The whole set includes two food compartments, a divider, chopsticks, and an elastic band to keep everything from falling out.
Exclusive Assassination Classroom Whiteboard – $12?
This is a cool whiteboard featuring Koro-sensei from Assassination Classroom, which is one of my favorite manga this year. The series is about a classroom of misfit students who have to figure out how to assassinate their monster teacher (Koro-sensei) to prevent Earth from being destroyed. There is a lot of comedy and action, and it’s even heartwarming at times.
The whiteboard includes three Koro-sensei face magnets, each with a different mood. It has a magnetic back, a kickstand, and foam adhesives for all your placing needs. I also love that they made it unique with a black board and white marker combo.
Here it is on my fridge. The white writing looks striking against the black background.
Exclusive Back To School Phone Charm – $2?
This month’s phone charm is in the shape of a spiral notebook. The notebook belongs to Yume, the official Loot Anime mascot (and the one featured in every full color poster).
Exclusive Fruits Basket Figure Keychain Set – $8?
Fruits Basket is a classic high school, fantasy, and romance series about an orphan girl, Tohru, who discovers that members of her classmate’s family are possessed by animal spirits of the Chinese Zodiac. These figurines are usually found in gachapon coin machines so it’s typically difficult to collect all four.
Exclusive Persona 3 Manga Vol. 1 – $13.99 (pre-order on Amazon for $11.89)
Persona 3 is based on a video game of the same name. I’m always excited to get a manga in my box, but this time it’s extra special– this series hasn’t even been released in the US market yet! I’m thrilled that Loot Anime could get the book (plus an exclusive cover) to its subscribers before anyone else.
Here’s the summary from Amazon:
Between one day and the next, inserting itself into reality at midnight, sits the Dark Hour. Few know about this special time that separates humans from the dangerous creatures known as Shadows. It is here that a group of students finds the ability to summon their inner selves – their “Personas” – to do battle with the Shadows before they can consume the minds of humanity.
Exclusive Digimon Adventure tri. Print Set – $9?
Digimon is coming back! Even though I was on the Pokemon side of the Pokemon vs. Digimon rivalry, this is still such a throwback. This is a set of three prints featuring the characters in the newest installment, Digimon Adventure tri. They look like they’re in high school now (the art style looks different too)!
Exclusive Danganronpa Cosplay Tie – $20?
This is a soft polyester cosplay tie worn by the character Junko Enoshima in Danganronpa, an anime and video game about a group of students forced to survive, Hunger Games style, while trapped in their school.
It is a well-made tie but neither my boyfriend nor I like the design, so it will be gifted or swapped.
Verdict: This is one of my favorite Loot Anime months to date! Even though this box did not include a t-shirt, I couldn’t be happier with the curation for August. I’m also a fan of the Back To School theme so that helped too. My favorite item has to be the Assassination Classroom whiteboard– it’s the perfect mix of geeky and functional. I estimated the retail value to be $78, which is around 2.5 times the cost of the subscription. I wouldn’t mind if Loot Anime had more amazing boxes like this!
What’s your favorite Loot Anime item this month?