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Does anyone still buy physical DVD collections?
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Luckily for Blu-ray Japan and North America are the same region for playback. With Region 2 Japan DVDs I have to use my laptop which you can set to any region...

I love all the extras and I love getting the BDs right away instead of hoping and praying that a north american release comes out. And I hate subtitles and now NA releases are sometimes having mandatory English subs when you choose Japanese language, blah!

With the recent Bandai announcement, all the titles going away, it again shows me why it is good to buy the ones you love so no one can take them away!
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Posted 12/14/12 , edited 12/14/12

hpulley wrote:
I love all the extras and I love getting the BDs right away instead of hoping and praying that a north american release comes out. And I hate subtitles and now NA releases are sometimes having mandatory English subs when you choose Japanese language, blah!


Unfortunately I am one of the people that still needs the subtitles to follow the full story behind an anime, although I have enough understanding of the Japanese (anime) language these days that more often than not I go;

"Why in the world would you translate it like that?!"
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Posted 12/14/12

George_z wrote:


hpulley wrote:
I love all the extras and I love getting the BDs right away instead of hoping and praying that a north american release comes out. And I hate subtitles and now NA releases are sometimes having mandatory English subs when you choose Japanese language, blah!


Unfortunately I am one of the people that still needs the subtitles to follow the full story behind an anime, although I have enough understanding of the Japanese (anime) language these days that more often than not I go;

"Why in the world would you translate it like that?!"


Understanding both I find it annoying to keep thinking, "why did they translate it like that???" and the opposite sentence order messes with my head as the English and Japanese halves of long sentences are often backward so I hear and see both halves twice simultaneously, like an echo. For me it is a more pleasant experience to turn the subs off and enjoy the visuals and audio as originally intended. Luckily on my Playbook tablet if I play it in 720p the subs don't show up since there is no Flash menu, I think this is a bug but it is a feature for me. On my laptop right click "No subtitles " turns them off for all resolutions.

When in Japan I laugh at the Japanese subs on Hollywood shows. Something About Mary was absolutely hilarious with bad subs...
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Lol yes, I definitely still buy anime DVDs, though I will admit that I stream much more now than I did years ago, but that's only so that I can maximize the amount of anime that I watch; no long downloads, no waiting for shipping and such. (I always stream legitimately to support the anime industry, so I will only watch on official, legitimate streams!) However, there's always something special about picking up a DVD or Blu-Ray that you don't get from streaming, from the special packaging, to included booklets, to special features, even navigating the menus can be fun on a physical release. (one thing I don't like about the physical releases, that so many companies do, is that they have yellow subtitles, lol the white with black outlines are so much easier on the eye, sorry thats just a picky thing...lol) Limited edition box art and special goodies are also so much fun to have too, just really expensive but so worth it! Also there's nothing like getting a physical release from a convention, I remember every DVD that I bought at a convention! (^_^)
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Posted 12/14/12
If it's available and I have the money, then yes. I honestly prefer buying Manga, but I still buy anime
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Posted 12/14/12
I love buying anime DVDs!

I have about 16 or so!
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I buy dvd's and blurays of anime. Only anime though.
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Posted 12/22/12
I download seasons form iTunes, mostly anime from Funimation. It's a combination of it being relatively cheaper,and me being lazy not wanting to go out to get them, not that my local stores have much of an anime collection anyway.
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Posted 12/22/12
Another favorite series I imported this year, Nazo no kanojo X :


http://www.flickr.com/photos/hpulley/8296302577 by hpulley, on Flickr
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Posted 12/27/12
I don't have a very large collection of anime. Maybe less than 20 discs in my house now, and a few on their way? But I am slowly beginning to purchase the ones that I enjoy watching over and over again (like Code Geass). Especially, like another poster pointed out, with Bandai taking away all the titles. My only problem is finding places to purchase these animes from now.
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Posted 12/27/12
Man this brings up some old memiors. I still have my Record of the Lodass War VHS. When i have money i buy new DVDs
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Posted 12/27/12
idnt know but i dnt have a job yet to buy them but i would like 2 just incase of no internet or sumthing
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Indeed, just about all of my Anime collection is on DVD. Sadly it outgrew my existing storage years ago, so it's kind of everywhere now.

However, I got a Pocket Hole Jig and a corner clamp for x-mas, so I wll be building new storage over the next few months, along with a new desk! :D
Woodworking is one of my other hobbies.

The only stuff I've got downloaded (that I didn't later buy on DVD) is stuff that hasn't been released in the US, so basically Gundam X, ZZ Gundam, Turn-A Gundam and MS IGLOO 2. I have V Gundam but I don't think I'd want to buy it. as I honestly don't like the show.

Before Bandai pulled the plug and gave up rather than adapt I was finally going to be able to get a proper copy of Turn-A, but now I'm gonna just have to go get it over there or cough up the cash online for it. That makes me sad and makes my wallet sadder. Getting MS Igloo 2 should be less painful.

The stuff I watch on CR I enjoy, but soem of them (Bleach and Naruto) are so... long that if they ever release a complete box set of either series it'd be horribly expensive in the US. I don't even want to imagine what that would cost in Japan with the way they price and package titles for the domestic market.

I can manage a 25 or 50 episode series + Movies, but 300? Yikes.
Posted 12/27/12
A small one, but I'm gonna get more once I start getting money XD
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