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Does anyone still buy physical DVD collections?
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Posted 12/2/12
Ill still buy the dvd/bluray if its something I really liked and would prefer to own. I bought Steins Gate on bluray recently, and I intend to buy the Spice and Wolf bluray collection as well. plus I did just get in on 2 rounds of the mystery boxes, so thats 60 more dvd's right there, though their not whole collections.
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I love collecting, though it's blu rays now if I can help it.
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My Bakemonogatari BDs came in today and I'm not sure if I'm disappointed or satisfied. The packing was smaller than I expected and the booklet was a huge letdown. For something worth $150 I feel that I did not get my money's worth. . . Nonetheless, I'm happy to own the series on BD despite not having a BD player -- I watch most of my anime on my laptop.

Here are a few images of them; they're quite big filesizes so slow internet will take a while to load them.


I really like the cover art for the box. The BDs have two sides -- both of which contains artwork -- so it's a nice touch and adds to the aesthetics of the product. I am most disappointed with the booklet as it really adds nothing to the set. . . Well, it does. It has a nice paper quality but I fear that it will damage easier, especially the cover. I was hoping for it to be hardcover but it wasn't so I won't be touching the booklet much. As for its actual contents, it provides synopsis of each character's arc, character illustrations, and art by animators/artists. The problem is that the booklet is about the size of the BD casings so you don't get decent sized images of the artwork and illustrations. I don't think the BD LE is worth $150 and it would be far more worthwhile to get if it was around the $100 range. It's nice to own this but I think it could had been better if it was cheaper.
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Posted 12/2/12
Yes, I love buying anime.

Here's a pic of my most recent pickups (received them in the mail yesterday)

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Posted 12/2/12
Yes, I'm more likely to watch it on a dvd/blu ray then online lately
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Posted 12/2/12
I still buy them just because I don' t trust the online sources to keep the ones I like forever. A lot of times the license expires and the site has to discontinue the anime (happened with Deadman Wonderland on crunchyroll, for example). Only buy the ones I care enough to see more than once though.
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Posted 12/2/12

AsuraCryin wrote:

My Bakemonogatari BDs came in today and I'm not sure if I'm disappointed or satisfied. The packing was smaller than I expected and the booklet was a huge letdown. For something worth $150 I feel that I did not get my money's worth. . . Nonetheless, I'm happy to own the series on BD despite not having a BD player -- I watch most of my anime on my laptop.

Here are a few images of them; they're quite big filesizes so slow internet will take a while to load them.


I really like the cover art for the box. The BDs have two sides -- both of which contains artwork -- so it's a nice touch and adds to the aesthetics of the product. I am most disappointed with the booklet as it really adds nothing to the set. . . Well, it does. It has a nice paper quality but I fear that it will damage easier, especially the cover. I was hoping for it to be hardcover but it wasn't so I won't be touching the booklet much. As for its actual contents, it provides synopsis of each character's arc, character illustrations, and art by animators/artists. The problem is that the booklet is about the size of the BD casings so you don't get decent sized images of the artwork and illustrations. I don't think the BD LE is worth $150 and it would be far more worthwhile to get if it was around the $100 range. It's nice to own this but I think it could had been better if it was cheaper.


Looks good to me!

You guys who buy anime here don't know what expensive is! Imported from Japan, this set is ¥ 29,400 currently on sale for ¥ 21,452... I prefer the imports but I pay for them... Dusk Maiden of Amnesia BD 6, three episodes and sound track, booklet, ¥5918... on sale, but I absolutely love it!

Posted 12/2/12

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Looks good to me!

You guys who buy anime here don't know what expensive is! Imported from Japan, this set is ¥ 29,400 currently on sale for ¥ 21,452... I prefer the imports but I pay for them... Dusk Maiden of Amnesia BD 6, three episodes and sound track, booklet, ¥5918... on sale, but I absolutely love it!


I've been really spoiled with Funimation's pricing and other R1 distributors, too. I would love to import items from Japan but sometimes they're just too pricey for a part timer who only earns around $400 a month to sustain a decent lifestyle. I kind of expect Japanese DVDs/BDs to be more expensive partly due to the reason that some come with OSTs/art pamphlets or booklets so they make the purchase much more worthy.
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First discs from some of my favorite series of the year:

http://t.co/tN89DGaz
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I still buy DVDs but i am makeing the switch to blu-ray, but i only buy the shows that i really love now. Back in the day there was nothing worse then putting down a ton of money on a show you ended up not likeing.
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Posted 12/3/12

mimosa_usagi wrote:

I still buy DVDs but i am makeing the switch to blu-ray, but i only buy the shows that i really love now. Back in the day there was nothing worse then putting down a ton of money on a show you ended up not likeing.


For imported discs I always buy BDs if available as the DVD price is almost the same now. I have to play region 2 DVDs on computers mostly as proper players refuse to play them. BD quality is amazing, so good! At import prices I have to be careful but so far, just love them and all the accompanying goodies, audio CDs, booklets and such are just great, I know I am a sucker for that sort of stuff but it makes me happy
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Posted 12/3/12

hpulley wrote:


mimosa_usagi wrote:

I still buy DVDs but i am makeing the switch to blu-ray, but i only buy the shows that i really love now. Back in the day there was nothing worse then putting down a ton of money on a show you ended up not likeing.


For imported discs I always buy BDs if available as the DVD price is almost the same now. I have to play region 2 DVDs on computers mostly as proper players refuse to play them. BD quality is amazing, so good! At import prices I have to be careful but so far, just love them and all the accompanying goodies, audio CDs, booklets and such are just great, I know I am a sucker for that sort of stuff but it makes me happy :)


As long as it makes you happy that's all that matters
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Posted 12/3/12
As much as i love collecting series on DVD/Blu-ray, it's kinda sad how little is available within my region. I'd love it if more series would become available with Region 2 coding. I don't have words for how much i want to own series like Katanagatari. etc on Blu-ray or DVD.

The most "exclusive" series i own is probably the two Fate/Zero Box-sets. They cost me A LOT of money, but they were so damn worth it.
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Posted 12/3/12

hpulley wrote:


mimosa_usagi wrote:

I still buy DVDs but i am makeing the switch to blu-ray, but i only buy the shows that i really love now. Back in the day there was nothing worse then putting down a ton of money on a show you ended up not likeing.


For imported discs I always buy BDs if available as the DVD price is almost the same now. I have to play region 2 DVDs on computers mostly as proper players refuse to play them. BD quality is amazing, so good! At import prices I have to be careful but so far, just love them and all the accompanying goodies, audio CDs, booklets and such are just great, I know I am a sucker for that sort of stuff but it makes me happy :)


Thats great. i know how you feel. As long as you are happy i hope you keep up with it ^_^
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Posted 12/3/12
I'm just starting my dvd collections and would rather own the dvds than have them all downloaded on devices. gives me that wonderful anticipation of watching a favorite show.
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