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Does anyone still buy physical DVD collections?
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I definitely prefer to purchase anime on dvd/blu-ray, call me crazy be I like the idea of actually seeing the physical product in my hand. Also its sorta cool to have a shelf full of all the art boxes or collectors editions or whatever a person springs for. I watch a bit of anime online. Most of my viewing is from an actual dvd though. I think its necessary to buy physical merchandise though, because honestly watching anime or anything for that matter on a computer screen sucks compared to on a tv.
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kyletkd wrote:

I definitely prefer to purchase anime on dvd/blu-ray, call me crazy be I like the idea of actually seeing the physical product in my hand. Also its sorta cool to have a shelf full of all the art boxes or collectors editions or whatever a person springs for. I watch a bit of anime online. Most of my viewing is from an actual dvd though. I think its necessary to buy physical merchandise though, because honestly watching anime or anything for that matter on a computer screen sucks compared to on a tv.


Couldn't agree more!!!!!! I don't really have any "collector's editions"... I was so happy back in the day to have /anything/-- the packaging was pretty much a moot point for me!!!! haha

My Sailor Moon dvds have reversible covers, so they probably qualify as my "coolest" boxes. I think I have most of mine on the reverse side in the photos I took... and a quick check says every cover on "S" is inside out, while the 3 SuperS are all on the regular side...
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I collect anime dvds and manga all the time have been collecting anime since I was 7
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I have three bookcases filled with DVDs, a good 1000 or so discs amassed over the last 10 years. I've sold about 20 series which would have added another 100 discs to the collection. My collection would be large still but I'm British and VAT is a bitch, plus I really like buying artboxes which tend to run up the bills when the series has been OOP for a while ($70 for the Chobits Artbox for example)



Ugg... OOP should be OOPR for "Out Of Price Range" >.> lol A lot of stuff I like is olddd, so OOP is a problem for me too!!

Pardon my ignorance, but I don't know what "VAT" is??

You should post a picture, I haven't seen anyone's collection to ogle over in a good day or so!!! ^_^ I just think it's so cool seeing what other people are into!!!!! ^_^ As I mentioned in some earlier posts, I don't know a SINGLE other person in real life with an anime collection, so seeing y'alls kinda makes me feel... more normal?! haha

Ahhh, gauging one's normality off of random strangers on an internet forum--the way life was intended to be!!! hahaha


VAT= Value added Tax, basically it's a 20% markup on any item here in the UK. Anything over £15 from outside Europe gets hit with a 20% tax and clearance fees of £8+ depending on the shipping serive used.

I will post some photos later on once things are a little tidier.
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Id love to have my own DvD/Blu-Ray collections ugh I have over 98 animes and no DVDs I'd love to have Ranma1/2 that was my 5th anime I watched when I was like 9 I'd wanna get 30 animes out of the 98 on DVD at least
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Sudnifisent wrote:

It's so hard to find good anime dvd's here ): but I buy a LOT of manga to make up for it XD


Well, Walmart sells anime that's like /mega/ popular... and as I've just realized, Target's website sells anime too (I'll go to Target's website before I'll buy off Amazon again...), but for the most part, if I want to even /peruse/ an anime section, I need to travel a minimum of 25 miles... :/

I always got horrific sticker shock from manga, haha, most of the reason I never got into it!!! ^_^


We don't have a Walmart here XD
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Yes I do well I need something to watch when the grid goes down
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Unknownfate wrote:

VAT= Value added Tax, basically it's a 20% markup on any item here in the UK. Anything over £15 from outside Europe gets hit with a 20% tax and clearance fees of £8+ depending on the shipping serive used.

I will post some photos later on once things are a little tidier.


Oh wow, VAT sounds SUPERLAME!!!! O.o I had no idea!!!! As if the shipping wasn't enough!!!!

I wonder if anyone else is doing their spring cleaning right now because they can't /wait/ to photograph their collection!??! hahahaha


Even though my anime isn't exposed, some of it was still dusty from when it /was/ exposed O.o which was............. omg... um... 8-9 years ago?!?!? >.< In my defense, they were VHS and I had them on DVD already!!! >.<
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Id love to have my own DvD/Blu-Ray collections ugh I have over 98 animes and no DVDs I'd love to have Ranma1/2 that was my 5th anime I watched when I was like 9 I'd wanna get 30 animes out of the 98 on DVD at least


Ranma 1/2, check and double-check on my end!!!! ^_^ I have had that box set for a very long time... Bought the second season about 2 years ago... still haven't finished it. What?! The first season was the best!!!!! >.< I've watched the first season probably an easy dozen times! :D

I actually just told someone the other day I'm an Akane Tendo-type Pokemon...
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We don't have a Walmart here XD


Oh... well... I almost kind of envy that!!!!! I hate that place!!!! Some local guy made a video about our cruddy, podunk, little town and he referred to the Walmart as "our city's crown jewel" and I almost DIED of laughter.... but if you don't have Wal-mart, that might not seem as funny to you... People of Walmart... is all I can say about that...


But their website is awesome!!! ^_^ Aren't you able to go to the websites and order stuff?? And btw, Target is wayyyyyyyyy better than Walmart, just in case it ever comes up!!! haha
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Yes I do well I need something to watch when the grid goes down


^ ABSOLUTELY ^
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Sudnifisent wrote:

We don't have a Walmart here XD


Oh... well... I almost kind of envy that!!!!! I hate that place!!!! Some local guy made a video about our cruddy, podunk, little town and he referred to the Walmart as "our city's crown jewel" and I almost DIED of laughter.... but if you don't have Wal-mart, that might not seem as funny to you... People of Walmart... is all I can say about that...


But their website is awesome!!! ^_^ Aren't you able to go to the websites and order stuff?? And btw, Target is wayyyyyyyyy better than Walmart, just in case it ever comes up!!! haha


If I were to order online from Walmart, why not order from much better places? XD There are some really awesome anime and gaming sites for South Africa, I think the most popular one is AWX although sometimes they have such shit -_-
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I still buy anime DVDs or blu-rays.Just last week I got broken blade on blu-ray and afterwards I got D.Gray Man season 1 on DVD.
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It's always to great to see anime collectors have pride in their collection. You guys are the main reason why domestic anime distribution companies exists.

Regarding bhl88's comment on Macross TV BD box, I would buy it if had a lot of money. Why?

As a Japanese R2 DVD, BD, LD collector (yes I do have R1 DVD's as well), bonus physical materials listed above will never be offered to the U.S. When was the last time any domestic R1 DVD company that offered whole nine yard?

Also its quantity is limited. I'm guessing 5,000 units at most? Super hardcore Macross fans in Japan will buy it for $400 no matter what. Others will buy the regular edition without bells and whistles later on and be content with it.

If I just want Macross DVD's just for subtitles, then I'll buy used subtitled R1 DVD version for less than $20.




They seriously need to add a "Like" button for posts, because ^ this is what I'm talking about!!!! And honestly, thank you, because your first sentence makes me feel a WHOLE lot better about the money I poured into anime in the late 19s (<--that's what the kids call it--bwahahahahaha) and early 2000s!!!!

I think I'm gonna start using the phrase "Well back in MY millenium..."

... LD... Is that for Laser Discs?!?! I only ever saw one ONCE, in high school Biology... They were like record-sized DVDs bwahahahahahahahahahahaha

...so wait, you have anime on Laser Disc?!?!?! O.o Pretty please on a picture of that, THAT would truly be something I've never seen before!!!!!! ^_^


Since you asked for it, here the pic of one of Anime LD's I have.
The movie is called "Run Melos". I put a blank DVD-R for size comparison. Paper underneath the disc is a liner note.

I have more anime LD's at my parent's house. Since I'm at it, here are some of my collections

Here's my messy shelf which represents 1/10th of all anime BD, DVD, BD. magazines, art books,and manga collections.


Here are some details for some of the R1 DVD's I have...

Oreimo DVD collection with mini art book, postcards, and a poster


Persona Trinity Soul w/ hardcover artbook. I love Crunchyroll bargain~~
http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc175/reanimator999/Persona.jpg


Some of my Japanese R2 DVDs...

Girl who leapt through time


Sword of the Stranger
http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc175/reanimator999/Stranger.jpg

Paprika
http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc175/reanimator999/Paprika.jpg

Gunbuster
http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc175/reanimator999/Gunbuster.jpg

Macross Plus
http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc175/reanimator999/MacrossPlus.jpg

Mononoke TV
http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc175/reanimator999/MononokeTV.jpg

Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society
http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc175/reanimator999/GITS_SSS.jpg


US and Japanese BD's

Read or Die complete series


Magica Madoka limited edition (Aniplex has the detailed breakdown, so I didn't take DVD cases out)
http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc175/reanimator999/Madoka.jpg

Princess Jellyfish


Perfect Blue
http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc175/reanimator999/PerfectBlue.jpg

Hanasaku Iroha (it's on Crunchyroll and it's a great series)
http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc175/reanimator999/HanaIro.jpg

Garden of Sinners
http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc175/reanimator999/Garden.jpg


Others
Madoka Magica Production Note



Granted that my collection is different, but us collectors as whole are special because we're willing to spend any amount for things we really like. I put Japanese R2 DVD photos because just to show how serious Japanese treat collectors. Reality is that not everyone buys physical media. Companies will depend on us collectors to support them. As we know that domestic companies learned hard lesson by overproducing and underselling DVDs, which caused serious financial troubles in domestic companies. I think they're going to make more attractive BD/DVD packages as time goes on. If they don't improve their bonus materials and packaging in the future, then they're not taking collectors seriously like Japanese do.

So, any question about the photos?
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I never have in my life. The only ones I have were given or forgotten by someone. But I lost the one I was given. It was given to me when I was 7. Not only that, it was Higurashi...
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