Next month on May 9th is Sunken Treasures Games’ two year anniversary! Looking back on pictures from the night before we opened conjures up a variety of emotions — for starters, we weren’t sure if anybody other than our amazing friends and family would show up! Also, we didn’t (and to some degree, still don’t) know what we were doing/getting into.
Well here we are 2 years later, and the store’s seen some significant growth. We have well over 10x the amount of merchandise we had on day one, and we have some awesome weekly events that, at times, we barely have room for! xD
In celebration of our 2 year anniversary S.T.G. will be hosting it’s first ever “Games Day” at the store on Saturday, May 11th. It’s not often enough that we get to celebrate the thing we love: video games.
We’ll have multiplayer games setup all day — four player Halo 4 on the big screen in the back, a 4 player Dreamcastathon featuring Power Stone 2, ChuChu Rocket, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, and a late night Weiss Schwarz night to top things off. All the while we’ll be providing food, drinks, and some homemade SARAHBOT-9000 treats free of charge, as a thank you for 2 years of incredible support!
Today, Tuesday April 16th, we’ll be opening signups for our Magic the Gathering “Dragon’s Maze” Pre-Release tournament. Deck building will commence at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 27th! Try to be here a little early if possible, so we can get things all organizzled.
Just like last time there will be a limited 24 slots available, and as per your requests, the entry fee has been bumped up to $35 dollars to accommodate for full catering (sandwiches, wings, and salad!) and free drinks ALL NIGHT!
If you’re interested in signing up, but can’t make it to the store just let us know via a phone call, e-mail, or Facebook, and we’ll make sure to get you on the list!
Hey there peoples! Tonight is part 2 in our series of anime movie nights, and while we had a few hiccups last night (DAMN YOU DOLBY 5.1 TRUEHD!) it ended up being a lot of fun. Thanks to those who attended!
Here are the trailers for tonight’s features — again, if you wish to partake in tonight’s event you need to be at least 17 years old, or have your parent’s permission. The trailers below feature some violent and graphic images. You’ve been warned!
Rebuild of Evangelion 1.11
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure – Episode 01, and Episode 02
(Couldn’t find one with subs, but at least this is good quality!)
Fate Stay/Night – Episode 01
Festivities start at 6:00 p.m. — as with last night, food and drinks will be provided! OH! And if you play Weiss Schwarz, be sure to bring your decks for the after party. Hope to see you here!
I’ve been watching quite a lot of anime lately, especially a lot of new releases that have come out in the last year or so. So, since we have Anime Week currently going on, I’ll share a couple that have stood out for me!
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
JoJo has by far been my favorite anime lately. A long-running manga series in Japan that continues on even after 100+ volumes, JoJo received a modern anime adaption in October. The story is divided into eight parts, each part telling the story of a different member of the Joestar bloodline who must deal with supernatural, mystical, and ancient evils that have returned to Earth.
Sitting at 26 episodes so far, the series covers the Part 1 and Part 2 of the JoJo world, each staring Jonathan Joestar and Joseph Joestar respectively. Part 3, staring Jotaro Kujo, has been teased but no official announcement has been made. A fighting game has also been slated to release in Japan in August 2013.
I love the absurdity of the series. The fight scenes are over the top and colorful. Each character is truly unique with abilities like channeling sunlight through fists and producing whirlwinds by spinning their arms. Plus, most character are named after music groups from the 70′s, 80′s, and 90′s like Dio, Wham, Cars, ACDC, and Robert Edward O. Speedwagon.
Binbougami-Ga was a surprise to me! I started watching it on a whim and ended up being hooked. It currently sits at 13 episodes with rumors and hopes for a second season floating around the internet.
It’s the story of Sakura, a girl who has always had everything she ever wanted due to the fact that she has unknowingly been draining good fortune from all those around her to the point that the lives of those close to her tend to be in mortal danger. Thus, god of misfortune Momiji is tasked with doing whatever is necessary to restore the natural balance by returning Sakura’s excess fortune to the world, beginning a love/hate (but mostly hate) relationship between Sakura and Momiji.
The series is almost all hilarity all the time with a few occasions for Sakura’s softer side the show through. The show’s full of a cast of characters who are parodies of your usual anime cliches and it’s chock-full of tongue-in-cheek references and chances to poke fun at Naruto, Death Note, JoJo, Dragon Ball, and Lupin.
Definitely check either of these shows out if you have the chance!
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!
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! – 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! – 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. ^_^
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!!
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! ♥♥♥
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!
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!
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!”.
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