Note: Original rant about Complete Collection set (release date September 28, 2004) has been condensed down. (It was originally a 2 part rant on my old website.)
First of all, it’s not really a box. It’s a slip cover with 4 sides. It goes over the DVD set. Second, they changed the DVDs to slim cases. Anyone who bought the DVD volumes separately have no hopes of purchasing a box to house their collection in now.
I was also surprised at what seemed like the lack of effort to put a quality box set together. Just to give you fans an idea, here are some pictures of the Japanese box sets.
TV Series Box Cover Art:
OVA Series Box Cover Art:
Included with the set(s):
Now those are quality box sets! Why couldn’t we have that?!
Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad a box set is finally out. I know a few people who have been waiting for it. It will probably create more fans of the series. I just wish it was done differently, more like the Japanese version.