Loot Anime Subscription Box Review + Coupon – February 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.
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This month’s box opens up into artwork featuring an adorable house on the sea.
The info sheet is a full-sized colored poster on the front…
…with product descriptions on the back. February’s theme is TOGETHER.
Also included this month is a card announcing Loot Crate‘s five-year anniversary and a brand new logo.
Haikyū!! Shirt – Value $15?
Haikyū!! is a sports manga and anime series centered around competitive high school volleyball. The story revolves around Shoyo Hinata, a very short high schooler who wants to be a great volleyball player, and his journey in helping his volleyball team grow and succeed. The shirt says “Haikyū!! Karasuno High School vs Shiratorizawa Academy,” a nod to the team’s match against Shiratorizawa Academy in Season 3 of the anime. Like past Loot Anime tees, this one is 100% cotton and soft to the touch. My boyfriend is wearing a Medium. He thinks the fit is slightly bigger compared to past tees. He says the design is only so-so since he isn’t familiar with the show, but that won’t stop him from wearing it.
Mr. Osomatsu Blind Bag Charm – Value $3?
The anime series Mr. Osomatsu, also known as Osomatsu-san, is based on a 1962 manga of the same name. It follows the mischievous lives of identical sextuplet Matsuno brothers and is filled with adult-oriented comedy. This is a mystery charm that features one of the Matsuno brothers and the food that best represents that brother’s personality. I received Karamatsu, the second eldest brother. I deduced this from his blue background, which is Karamatsu’s signature color. His food item is a glass of wine. I like that the strap is detachable so that you can easily add the charm to a keychain or lanyard.
The Boy And The Beast Light Novel – Value $13.85 on Amazon (Retail price $20)
The Boy and the Beast is an action-adventure/fantasy story about an orphan, a bear, and two worlds. The animated film won Animation of the Year at the 37th Japan Academy Awards. There are currently manga and light novel adaptations as well. The film has good critical reception, so I’ll probably watch that first before digging into the light novel.
Here’s the summary from Amazon:
Tokyo’s a big city–big enough that it’s easy for a grieving boy like Ren to slip through the cracks. But Ren slips a little farther than he meant to, tumbling into the beast world of Jutengai! He ends up with a new name–Kyuta–and a new life learning the way of the sword as the apprentice of the bear Kumatetsu. Kumatetsu’s got problems of his own, though, and the boy and the beast may have more to learn from each other than they realize. But the boy’s arrival in the realm of the beasts has put both their worlds in danger, and they’re going to need more than life lessons to face it!
Yume Together Charm – Value $2?
This is the monthly charm featuring Loot Anime’s mascot, Yume. Her pirate outfit and cat companion are both so charming (no pun intended)!
One Piece Film: Gold Luffy Figure – Value $15.06
One Piece Film: Gold is the newest One Piece feature length film that released last year. I was in Japan during New Year and spotted lots of merchandise for this movie. One Piece is almost 20 years old but it’s still one of the most popular and best-selling series ever! This figure features Monkey D. Luffy, the main character of One Piece.
Some assembly is required but it’s easy to do. I like the weight of the pieces. Luffy’s pose, facial expression, and outfit are all fantastic.
Here’s a close up of Luffy. The craftsmanship is really nice.
Verdict: Loot Anime almost always impresses me and this month is no different! The Luffy figure is my favorite item. I’m also thrilled to receive a second light novel after last month’s Log Horizon (I’ve begun reading and it’s great so far). This direction of mixing things up in terms of manga and light novels holds lots of promise, and I’m excited to see where it goes. The estimated value is $48.91, which is much higher than the cost of the subscription.
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