Loot Anime Subscription Box Review + Coupon – January 2017
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 U.S. shipping. Discounts on longer subscriptions.
COUPON: Use code ADDICTION or SAVE3 to save 10% off any length subscription, or $3 off month-to-month.
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 descriptions on the back. January’s theme is DIMENSION!
You can flip the box inside out to reveal beautiful artwork related to this month’s theme. The top looks like a beautiful fantasy world with a floating castle in the background.
The bottom of the box looks like our own modern world.
Yume DIMENSION Charm – Value $2?
This is the monthly charm. Here, Yume, Loot Anime‘s mascot, is a video game avatar! I like that the orb on her magic staff is the Loot Crate logo.
Log Horizon Light Novel, Vol. 1 by Mamare Touno – $11.18 on Amazon (retail price $14)
Light novels are Japanese young adult novels usually illustrated with manga-style artwork. Popular ones tend to get adapted into anime or manga, much like how bestselling novels get adapted into Hollywood films. I love receiving manga, but I am super thrilled that Loot Anime is branching out to other media!
Here is the summary from Amazon:
Thirty thousand Japanese gamers awake one day to discover that the fantasy world of Elder Tales, an MMORPG that was formerly their collective hobby, has become their cold hard reality. Severed from their everyday lives, they confront a new horizon filled with ravenous monsters, flavorless food, and the inability to die! Amid the chaos, veteran gamer Shiroe gathers his friends, the guardian Naotsugu and the assassin Akatsuki, and together they embark on an adventure to change the world as they know it!
Sword Art Online II Asuna Figure – Value $7?
Sword Art Online is a very popular series about a virtual reality MMORPG game that traps all its players inside with no way of logging out. The worst part is that if they die in the game they die in real life. Sword Art Online started as a light novel by Reki Kawahara, and it has since been adapted into manga, anime, and movies. It even has video game spin-offs!
Sword Art Online II is the continuation of the first story arc. Asuna is one of the protagonists, and she’s shown here in her game avatar from the fictional MMORPG ALfheim Online. It is 3 inches tall. My favorite part of the figure is the hair! I love the dark blue highlights and how it looks to be swaying in the wind.
No Game No Life T-Shirt – Value $15?
No Game No Life is a light novel series (notice a pattern here?) that has since been adapted into manga and anime. It follows two hikikomori step-siblings who form the undefeated gamer known as Blank. After defeating the God of Games to a game of chess, they are transported a different world called Disboard where all conflicts are resolved with games.
This shirt features Jibril, a girl from an angelic warrior race called Flügels. This shirt is 100% cotton and very soft to the touch. I really like the neon rainbow design on dark blue background, and I’m impressed by how big the print is. My boyfriend is wearing a Medium here. He says it’s very comfortable!
Sword Art Online I Socks – Value $10?
Subscribers get either Chibi Kirito or Chibi Asuna, and I received Chibi Kirito. His expressions are so lovable! These crew socks are super soft and have good stretchability. However, I can’t find any information on the tag about the size or material.
Re:Zero Rem & Ram Picture Frame – Value $10?
Re:Zero is a best-selling light novel series that follows the life of a social recluse and gamer, Subaru Natsuki, who is suddenly transported to a fantasy world after leaving a convenience store. In the fantasy world, he obtains the ability to go back in time but only when he dies.
Rem and Ram, the two girls on the picture frame, are demon twins and Subaru’s allies. The picture frame is 6 inches tall. The base rotates 360 degrees, which makes it easy to show off two photos at once. I do wish the oval frames were wider so I could have more room to display photos, but this is a minor complaint.
Verdict: I love that Loot Anime manages to surprise me every month. First of all, I love the inclusion of the Log Horizon light novel. I hope there are more light novels in future boxes! Also, I’m thrilled with the theme. The curation is so cohesive–the titles are all action-adventure fantasy or litRPG (sci-fi fantasy RPG genre). Plus, the items are all high quality. My estimated retail value is $58.18, which is around twice the cost of the box plus shipping.
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