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Does anyone still buy physical DVD collections?
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I like cleaner, crisper, and more vivid I haven't had the option to purchase a blu-ray over a dvd yet, but at some point it's bound to happen!! Knowing me, I will buy the blu-ray!!

Toonami--LOL!!! I was looking into finding and (re?) watching Tenchi Muyo because my sister in law said it was her favorite, but Netflix doesn't have the first disc >.> So lame on that!!! I had kinda stopped watching cartoons by time Toonami came out... I had to start watching them again after that though, haha, been hooked ever since!! I watched Tenchi Muyo too, but I don't really remember anything more than I used to watch it, and I had a cabbit keychain on the keys of my first car ^_^
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im to cheap to buy physical copies of digital items
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My DVD player died on me, so I took that as an opportunity to go for a blu-ray player as its replacement. :3 I've been really happy with it, too, since it can play my large DVD collection as well as let me stream Netflix, allowing me to sample even more series. :D~

Yeah, the original Muyo series is kinda hard to find now-a-days, sadly. I think it really deserves a remastered re-release(in which I'd totally double dip and buy again. ). The first disk is still really cheap online, though. You can purchase it around $7, I think. It's just disk 3, and I think 4 that's really overpriced. >.< I'd love to have a Ryo-ohki keychain! A guy that was in my Karate class in college had one, too. So jealous. lol
Toonami was definitely my era. I first became obsessed with anime around that time, starting with Dragon Ball Z and Sailor Moon. I also watched that "Made in Japan" timeslot on Fox. There's a lot of shows I miss from my childhood that I wish I would have bought back when they weren't so rare. ;__; (I'm looking at you Sailor Moon)
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I do buy DVDs on a schedule, of sorts (depends on whether I'm leaning more anime, manga, or video games with my discretionary spending at any given time). I'm fully willing to download anime from wherever I can get it, but every now and then, I'll plunk down the cash for a boxed set. Generally, for an anime I haven't seen before, I'll download, watch, and delete. If I find myself wanting to watch it a second time, it goes on my list of anime to buy a DVD of.

Personally, I don't have any particular attachment to having physical copies. It's easy enough to hook my computer up to my TV that choice of viewing device is not an issue, and as I have zero moral qualms about "copyright violation" (personally, I think it's the copyright laws that are immoral), losing access to a stream isn't an issue either, due to the eternal nature of file sharing. I just want an opportunity to support my favorite shows monetarily, so I enjoy the opportunity to buy DVDs, and love crunchyroll for giving me an opportunity to support the industry generally. I'd like the opportunity to buy digital copies even more, since then the money I give them would be more profit, less packaging... and I wouldn't be slowly running out of shelf space. (I'd love it if manga moved to Kindle in a big way for the very same reason.)
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I'm a relatively recent anime convert. I started out buying nothing (only renting, watching online streams), but over time I've been wanting to get more and more physical copies (DVDs) on my own. I think I have 20-30 disks by now. I still plan to do lots of online watching as well.
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I really like having the physical version, but I find their DVD pricing a bit high. I usually still end up buying it, but I would DEFINITELY buy more if the price lowered a bit.

I also like having the digital version so I can pop it on my iPad and take it around with me through all my college classes, so both have benefits.
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I buy the Physical releases because I feel it supports the industry better, although my collection is small compared to some in this thread. I have less that 50 titles and have a cut off point of $50 that I am willing to spend on complete collections.
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I plan to start mine soon, but other then that I just collect my favorite games, and sell the rest, would collect manga, but with eBook formats coming out with them all, seems more logical to just download them, easy to back up so I don't have to re-purchase if lost or damaged. But I do plan to start a blu-ray/DVD collection sometime.
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Collecting some BD combo packs ever since I got a PS3 last November after Black Friday.
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I have been collecting anime and manga since I left university about a year ago. I couldn't really afford much as a student, so im making up for lost time now that I have a decent job. Ill try and get my anime on bluray whenever possible as they look amazing on my television, I will even go so far as to import from America.
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^ I LOVE how not cluttered this room is, how I WISH I had a room I could just put my fun stuff in!!!!!!!!!


Kicchu wrote:

My DVD player died on me, so I took that as an opportunity to go for a blu-ray player as its replacement. :3 I've been really happy with it, too, since it can play my large DVD collection as well as let me stream Netflix, allowing me to sample even more series. :D~

Yeah, the original Muyo series is kinda hard to find now-a-days, sadly. I think it really deserves a remastered re-release(in which I'd totally double dip and buy again. ). The first disk is still really cheap online, though. You can purchase it around $7, I think. It's just disk 3, and I think 4 that's really overpriced. >.< I'd love to have a Ryo-ohki keychain! A guy that was in my Karate class in college had one, too. So jealous. lol
Toonami was definitely my era. I first became obsessed with anime around that time, starting with Dragon Ball Z and Sailor Moon. I also watched that "Made in Japan" timeslot on Fox. There's a lot of shows I miss from my childhood that I wish I would have bought back when they weren't so rare. ;__; (I'm looking at you Sailor Moon)



I definitely want to get the last 3 discs of SM SuperS because I only have half of them and that just doesn't cut it!! At the time those were actively being released (monthly, bimonthly?!) for the first time on DVD, that's why I only have half a season! Ryo-ohki... yeah, that sounds right!!! ^_^ I had that keychain for a long time, I was heartbroken when it finally met its end (it was a rubber one) ;_:

DBZ and the battle that lasted for, I swear, like 6 months, for real... How the hell could they cut every 4th frame out of a show and STILL make one powerup for one battle last 4 months?!?! Sailor Moon, if you look carefully, I have a hand recorded tape at the top of the VHS photo from the Toonami days :3... the rest of those SM tapes were given to me (by the anime nerd Queen, amazing how you can be socially cooler than someone and still get snubbed by them, but I digress >.>) and they were the FIRST thing anime I ever REALLY saw in Japanese---as my 6 year old would say (in the /most/ declarative statement voice EVER) "I was shocked."

I don't necessarily remember the other time slot you mentioned... I was kinda like in high school at that point, so I didn't really have too much time to spend watching tv. Or it could be there was just something about Fox I didn't like, even then!! bwahahahahalol, sorry, I couldn't resist!! >.<




DASawyer wrote:

I do buy DVDs on a schedule, of sorts (depends on whether I'm leaning more anime, manga, or video games with my discretionary spending at any given time). I'm fully willing to download anime from wherever I can get it, but every now and then, I'll plunk down the cash for a boxed set. Generally, for an anime I haven't seen before, I'll download, watch, and delete. If I find myself wanting to watch it a second time, it goes on my list of anime to buy a DVD of.

Personally, I don't have any particular attachment to having physical copies. It's easy enough to hook my computer up to my TV that choice of viewing device is not an issue, and as I have zero moral qualms about "copyright violation" (personally, I think it's the copyright laws that are immoral), losing access to a stream isn't an issue either, due to the eternal nature of file sharing. I just want an opportunity to support my favorite shows monetarily, so I enjoy the opportunity to buy DVDs, and love crunchyroll for giving me an opportunity to support the industry generally. I'd like the opportunity to buy digital copies even more, since then the money I give them would be more profit, less packaging... and I wouldn't be slowly running out of shelf space. (I'd love it if manga moved to Kindle in a big way for the very same reason.)



As far as manga goes, I just can't do it... I'm just too easily distracted to have pictures while I'm trying to read. ^_^" I do have a full complement of Sailor Moon comic books, and a couple of issues of Dragon Ball, but that's about it... They were always VERY out of my price range. Awesome for the people who are into them, and I know as a books are always better than the movie, but I just can't do it!! :)

Copyright Violations... I agree with you and I disagree... I definitely think the copyright laws are BS, but at the same time, the person who created a work (be it manga, anime, or art) should receive their proper compensation for what they have created. I just don't like doing it because I would totally be the lady who gets hauled out of her house by the FBI in handcuffs because I downloaded a pirated episode of Hamtaro... andddd not all of us are first time offenders!! ;)

I don't have a Kindle (yet?) and I'm not sure I want one now because it's just too tempting to obtain what you want through improper channels and I know I have exactly $0 e-book budget right now, so I don't think the time is right for me!! haha



lord0bacon wrote:

I really like having the physical version, but I find their DVD pricing a bit high. I usually still end up buying it, but I would DEFINITELY buy more if the price lowered a bit.

I also like having the digital version so I can pop it on my iPad and take it around with me through all my college classes, so both have benefits.


I love combo packs! I haven't seen an anime combo pack (br + dvd + digital copy) but if something I wanted came that way, I would definitely buy it!! More options always beats less!!



visoredavenger wrote:

I buy the Physical releases because I feel it supports the industry better, although my collection is small compared to some in this thread. I have less that 50 titles and have a cut off point of $50 that I am willing to spend on complete collections.



As for the price, I don't know if you looked at my original photo, but all those individual SM dvds ran me about $35 a DISC when I bought them (dvds were still new then!!) and a box set would run you about $200... so for me to compare, it IS super cheap now to buy anime!!!! :D




Budz wrote:

I plan to start mine soon, but other then that I just collect my favorite games, and sell the rest, would collect manga, but with eBook formats coming out with them all, seems more logical to just download them, easy to back up so I don't have to re-purchase if lost or damaged. But I do plan to start a blu-ray/DVD collection sometime.



If the price on ebooks (emangas? lol) comes down, I /might/ be persuaded to check out manga again... ;)

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I still buy physical media even though I do have several streaming subscriptions. I pretty much split between Blu-Ray and DVD.

Blu-Ray
Claymore the complete season.
Redline
FLCL
HOTD

Hybrid packages Blu-Ray/DVD
Fairy Tail Volumes 1 through 3 with 4 on backorder
Dance in the Vampire Bund

DVD
Baki the Grappler
Air Gear
Death Note
One Piece
Bleach
Ranma 1/2
Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball Z
Witchblade
Soul Eater
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Claymore was one of the animes I was grappling between Blu-ray and DVD!!! I watched it in English (no choice) on another streaming site that does mostly english (blah, it's really only good for a preview, can't stand dubs!!) and the husband and I enjoyed it so much, I definitely want to get it on blu-ray or dvd... probably blu-ray Even better would be a second season!!!

I watched Death Note recently, I enjoyed the series but the end kinda didn't do it for me... :/ I also saw Witchblade in English (again, only option available) and I would like to see it in Japanese, but much like Death Note, the ending was just "ehh" for me... I'm willing to forgive a crappy ending for an awesome show, (hence I'm more forgiving with Death Note than Witchblade) but I'm getting a little irritated over bad endings lately!!! >.<

Bleach I just gave up, they started making the "box sets" only have 8 episodes a piece, and that's just crawp and homey here don't play that. I'm paying box set price, I want a freaking box set. Period. End of story. (CORRECTION--It should have been end of story, abouttttt 8 arcs ago!!! >.<)

But, I digress.

I'm a passive-digressive personality type, what can I say? ;P
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funny you should ask I just went though my collection and counted 820 DVD's 97 where anime or american cartoons. 40 where computer animation and the rest everything from TV to classics and a lot of sci fi All the bang bang shoot 'em up belonged to my son. ??
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EvilBunnyFluff wrote:

Claymore was one of the animes I was grappling between Blu-ray and DVD!!! I watched it in English (no choice) on another streaming site that does mostly english (blah, it's really only good for a preview, can't stand dubs!!) and the husband and I enjoyed it so much, I definitely want to get it on blu-ray or dvd... probably blu-ray Even better would be a second season!!!

I watched Death Note recently, I enjoyed the series but the end kinda didn't do it for me... :/ I also saw Witchblade in English (again, only option available) and I would like to see it in Japanese, but much like Death Note, the ending was just "ehh" for me... I'm willing to forgive a crappy ending for an awesome show, (hence I'm more forgiving with Death Note than Witchblade) but I'm getting a little irritated over bad endings lately!!! >.<

I'm guessing you watched both of those at Netflix, since Funimation's own site has subs available for both.
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