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Anime Week: All Ages Movie Night!

Tomorrow night (Friday, April 12th) at 6:00 p.m. is the first of our two Anime Week movie nights! This first night is an all ages event, and features some light-hearted fun in the form of Love Live! and K-ON!, with the main feature being Studio Ghibli’s Whisper of the Heart. The plan is to show all 3 features with their original Japanese language tracks and English subtitles, but this may change depending on the age of those attending.

Food and drinks will be available free of charge once we get things rolling (hooray for WinCo subs) and things are set to go until 9:00 – 9:30 p.m. at the latest.

Below is a synopsis of each of the features we’ll be showing!

Mimi wo Sumaseba

Whisper of the Heart

From Amazon.com: Shizuku Tsukishima is an absent-minded, insecure junior high school student who reads book after book of fairy tales, helps her friends, and does most of her chores, but remains dissatisfied. When she encounters a wonderfully supercilious cat on the train, she follows him and meets Seiji Amasawa, a student in her class who hopes to become a violin maker. Seiji’s commitment to his dream helps Shizuku find her voice, literally and figuratively: she realizes she wants to become a writer.

This movie is so insanely charming that it hurts. It also serves as a bit of a contrast from a lot of Studio Ghibli’s other more adventure driven works. If you’ve never seen it before, and you consider yourself a fan of Ghibli, definitely give it a shot! And if you have seen it before, come join us and fall in love with Shizuku all over again. xD

Love Live!

Love Live! – Episode 01

When Honoka Kousaka discovers that her High School is going to be shutting it’s doors due to a lack of prospective students, she becomes determined to save the school and with it, her cherished high school life style. Finding a method proves to be difficult at first, but after seeing another school’s pop idol group “A-Rise” she seems to have found the answer. Honoka plans to form a school idol group with her friends Umi and Kotori to attract new students, and save the school in the process! Should be easy, right?

K-ON!

K-ON! – Episode 01

From Wikipedia: Yui Hirasawa has just started her high school life, but doesn’t know if she should join a club or not. Fellow student, Ritsu Tainaka is trying to save the light music club, which will be disbanded by the end of April if at least four members cannot be found. Ritsu convinces her friend Mio to join the light music club, and another student Tsumugi — originally intending to join the choir club — also agrees to join. In their search for a fourth member, the three each put up a poster for the club which catches Yui’s eye. Misunderstanding the term “light music”, Yui submits a form only to realize they’re actually looking for someone to play a guitar, which she cannot play. Despite this, the three members try to get Yui to stay.

Will Yui join the light music club, or leave it’s members in ruins!? One of our favorite shows in it’s genre, K-ON! delivers plenty of laughs and giggles, as you follow the girls on their musical high school journey.

Again, the event starts at 6:00 p.m.! Hope to see you there. ^_^

What’cha Been Watchin’ ~ Love Live

In the spirit of Anime Week I wanted to do a post about some anime I’m watching. I have been watching quite a bit of it lately so I’m really excited to share it with you!

For starters Love Live! is a musical anime about a group of girls who form an “idol” group to help attract students to their school that is being shut down. The show revolves around three main girls: Honoka, Umi, and Kotori who don’t have any formal training but are willing to do what it takes to save their school.

One interesting thing about this show is the incorporation of CG animation in the dance sequences. It’s very obvious it’s there, but it looks great and makes the performances look that much more smooth and believable.

The intro has such a fun dance! Don’t be surprised if you ever come into the store and catch me practicing lol!

I found out about this show because trail decks were announced for Weiss Schwarz. (YES!!!!) In addition, we have card sleeves for 6 of the 9 girls in the show!

Hanayo (the gal in the green sleeves) is my favorite and I can’t wait to put those sleeves on the Love Live deck when it comes in!

This is one of my favorite songs from the show: “Start:Dash!”

We will be showing the first episode of Love Live! this Friday at our anime night. If you’re interested please come join us!!

Anime Week: IMMINENT!

Starting this Monday, April 8th it’s Anime Week at Sunken Treasures Games!

We’re doing 20% off all used Anime (30% with an STG bag/shirt) — we have a ton of new stuff in stock — Weiss Schwarz Tutorials all week, a $5 Prize Raffle featuring Figures, Anime, Weiss Schwarz and more.

There’s an All Ages Movie Night ~ Friday, April 12th at 6:00 p.m. featuring Love Live, K-ON!, and Whisper of the Heart.

As well as a 17 & Up (or with your parent’s permission) Movie Night ~ Saturday April 13th at 6:00 p.m. featuring Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Fate Stay/Night, and Evangelion 1.11.



Hope to see you here, and stay tuned for more info! ♥♥♥

Dragon’s Maze – Magic the Gathering

Starting today (Tuesday April 2nd) Sunken Treasures Games is taking pre-orders on booster boxes for the Magic the Gathering “Dragon Maze” set being released on Friday May 3rd. Booster boxes are $109.99 plus tax. We will also be hosting a Pre-Release Tournament on Friday April 26th~ details on that coming soon!

Don’t forget, Tuesday night is card night here at the store. From 6pm-9pm we host a casual card night, so please come by and play with the many awesome people here!

Magic the Gathering Dragon's Maze

Miku Hatsune!

Vocaloid fans rejoice! The newest trial deck for Weiss Schwarz is here and it’s “Project Diva F” featuring Miku with Ren & Rin. We even have some super cute matching sleeves to put the cards in. Personally, this is one of the most (if not THE MOST) exciting set released for Weiss Schwarz for me. I am a huge fan of Vocaloids and am totally psyched to have a card set featuring them. *whoohooo!*

If you haven’t checked out Weiss Schwarz here at the store, now is the time! Stop by on Wednesday night’s from 6pm -9pm for our “WeissFight Card Night” and check out the new cards. I’d love to teach anyone and everyone how to play~ don’t be shy!

If you aren’t familiar with Miku and her music, here are a few videos to get you acquainted: “Tell Your World” and “PoPiPo”. Ironically enough, we actually found the Miku juice drink from the second video while we were in Japan. Enjoy! :D

Bioshock Infinite Available Now!

Finally, Bioshock Infinite is available this week after what felt like an eternity of waiting! We have copies for the Xbox 360 and PS3 for $58.99! Some are calling this an instant “Game of the Year”. NAY we say. ‘Tis “GAME OF THE FOREVERRRRRRRRR!”.

GAME OF THE FOREVERRRRR!

Also, be sure to stayed tuned in the coming days for a plethora of new posts and content on STG.com! We’re back from our trip to Japan and have a lot on our minds. <3<3<3

Completed! Kingdom Rush for iOS and Chrome

Kingdom Rush by Ironhide Games is easily one of the most addictive games I have ever played. Not only that, it is the best tower defense game I have ever played. This pleasant surprise of a game has charmed and challenged it’s way into my heart like few other games have in a long while.

The game puts you in the role of the General of the Royal Army, and it’s your sole responsibility to put an end to the uprising of baddies overwhelming the land. In each level you can choose which units you want to place: Mage, Archers, Barracks, and Artillery. In addition to these units, there are “reinforcements” (two soldiers) that you can periodically place anywhere you want, as well as a super ability “Rain of Fire” – a very powerful attack with a slow cool down timer – that you can use when you’re in a pinch!


Click for a larger image! It’s gorgeous!

As you progress in the game you can unlock upgrades for each of the units. Once you beat a level you get “stars” which you can use to increase stats on your units and unlock “heroes” to help lead your troops in battle. The better you do the more stars you get.

Completing each level unlocks Heroic Mode and Iron Challenge which puts your tower defense skillz to the test. In Heroic Mode you have limited resources against 6 waves of baddies. Iron Challenge gives you more freedom with your resources against one very long wave.


Click to enlarge!

In the iOS version you collect “gems” in each level which you use at a shop to buy items like a freezing staff that stops all monsters and gives you time to beat them down, or extra gold allowing you to beef your units up earlier in the game. Using gems is essential for beating these extra levels. In the Chrome version you don’t collect gems or have access to the store but the units cost less making it a bit easier to level up your units. While the iOS and Chrome versions are the same, these differences really change my strategies with each level.

Kingdom Rush starts out nice but gets pretty challenging as your progress. Each time I failed I felt like I just barely lost so I wanted to keep trying. Never was the game rage inducing. I just wanted to keep playing and keep playing.


Clicky clicky!

The Chrome version of the game is free and can be played here. The iOS version is $2.99 which I feel is a very awesome price tag for a game that I clocked easily 30-40+ hours on. If you are a fan of tower defense games, or if you are new to the genre, I highly recommend this game! It was worth every penny and every minute that I spent on it.

This Just In! ~ Mid January GET!

Today’s edition of “This Just In” features a few random shipments that we received today, full of goodies for the masses! We love days like today when our shipments all hit at once. Makes for a productive afternoon. ^_^

STUFF!

As huge fans of Star Trek (both TOS and TNG), we were pretty stoked about the Star Trek Deckbuilding Game. Deckbuilding games like our Resident Evil one, and the incredible Tanto Cuore have quickly become some of our favorite types of games. We also restocked/received some excellent new Weiss Schwarz sets like Macross Frontier, Fate/Zero, the brand new Milky Holmes 2 and more Sword Art Online Trial Decks.

GAMES!

Restocked our Yakuza: Dead Souls and Black Ops II! Yakuza: Dead Souls was one of our favorite games from last year, so we’re always happy to keep it in stock and spread the word! ♥

SLEEVES!

We added 20 different new sleeves to our ever growing “Wall-O-Sleeves” including sleeves for the various guilds in the upcoming Magic the Gathering set: Gatecrash (which we’ll be featuring in a big Gatecrash post in the near future). As far as imported sleeves go, we received sleeves for the following: Milky Holmes, Madoka, Shining Blade, Nanoha, Melty Blood, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, K-ON!, and Accel World.

SLIMES!

Some legit actual metal, heavy duty Metal Slimes from Dragon Quest. Purchase one before they flee! (HUR HUR HURR…)

PADS!

Some Sword Art Online mouse pads – we also have some SAO coaster on the way! I haven’t checked out this show yet, but there’s plenty of buzz about it at our store. It’s written by the same fellow who did Accel World, so that’s a plus in my book!

Until next time, see you at the store!

This Just In! ~ WeissFight!! Wednesday Thingies

Hey there peoples! We got a few shipments of merchandise that should be fun for those attending tonight’s WeissFight!! Wednesday Night. Plenty of awesome stuff to go around. ^_^

New Weiss Schwarz sets available NOW!

Received a plethora of new Weiss Schwarz sets including Little Busters, Nanoha, Angel Beats/Kud Wafter, Bakemonogatari, Persona 4 Trial Decks, and more!

SleevesSleevesSleeves!

Our new slatwall setup is loaded with tons of sleeves, including some great new Final Fantasy related sleeves.

Persona 4 2013 Calenders

Some amazing Persona 4 2013 wall calenders. Great artwork!

ALL OF THE SHINJIS!

Shinjis as far as the eye can see. O.O

Come check everything out tonight during WeissFight!! Wednesday Night (6 p.m.-9 p.m.). New to Weiss Schwarz? We’ll show you the ropes!

Gatecrash Pre-Release Weekend with STG and Adventures!

Holy cow, it’s 2013! WHERE AM I!? It’s a new year and with it comes something new for our store — our very first Magic the Gathering Pre-Release event! We here at STG are teaming up with Adventures Underground to bring you a weekend of Gatecrash – the latest and greatest* Magic the Gathering set.

The Gatecrash Pre-reCrash Bash!

We’ll be providing snacks and drinks at our event, which is set to go pretty late. We’re doing limited signups (20 competitors) and the $30 registration is open RIGHT NOW. If you have any questions regarding the event(s) be sure to let us know either on here or in store.

*As proven in Scientific Proof Magazine – Vol. 6 – January, 1997