Getting around aniplex's insane prices!
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Posted 7/23/13 , edited 7/23/13
Note: This is not to advertise amazon uk or anything. The point of this is to save people from the insane prices of aniplex and show that their are other legal ways to obtain the same product for huge differences in prices
note 2: You will either need a region free dvd player or a computer with a dvd player with vlc player installed in order to play dvd's from amazon UK if you are from america.

So I was searching on amazon uk and found out they have literately the same thing as aniplex's US relaese there for over half the cost!

Like for example blue exorcist. The have the first set on blu-ray on amazon uk episode 1-13 for 26 pounds which is about 40 dollars
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Blue-Exorcist-Definitive-Edition-Episodes/dp/B00CYMMTF6/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1374616472&sr=8-5&keywords=blue+exorcist

Compared to Aniplex's US release of the same episodes is 140 dollars!!
http://www.rightstuf.com/1-800-338-6827/catalogmgr/mxc28VLCQh0am4Bo5v/browse/item/98494/4/0/0


Thats a difference of 100 dollars! And you can get around the region lock with vlc player (to my knowledge vlc plays blu-ray in addition to dvd's I could be wrong about the blu-ray) so I think this is a great way to get around aniplex's insane prices but being able to have a legit company of a show and support the creator and his product

OR if your fine with just the japanese dub with english sub you can get the full blue-exorcist series for 40 dollars about 13 pounds/20 dollars a set with there being 2 sets

Set 1 :http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007R39R70/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

set 2: (as noted by reviews this was suppose to include an ova but doesn't)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Blue-Exorcist-Part-2-DVD/dp/B007R39RA2/ref=pd_sim_d_h__1

Compared to the US aniplex release of jus the japanese dub english sub which was 30 dollars a piece divded into 4 parts
which totals to 120 dollars http://www.rightstuf.com/rssite/facetedSearch/?search=blue%20exorcist%20dvd#/?s=blue%20exorcist%20dvd

In this case thats a difference of 80 dollars!

I really hope this thread can be of help of people to search on other foreign websites like amazon Uk. Aniplex may be out of control with their pricing but you can still get you favorite anime at the price you excpect it to be from overseas and shipping is cheap as well which just makes the deal even better

Again this isn't ment as an advertisement but a way to show everyone that there are other options to legally obtain blue exorcist and maybe other series which are over priced in the US or maybe not release in the US on dvd completely.


Just wanted to add yes i Know there isa different region coding. You can get around this with a region free dvd player or downloading vlc player to your computer and playing the dvd that way.
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Yeah, and we'll be getting a blu ray release of Gurren Lagann + movies for around £60 ($92). For once I'm happy to be a UK fan However there will be a big difference between the products - I'm sure the AoA versions have premium boxes, with tonnes of extras. Whether or not it's worth the extra $$$ is up to you, as I know someone who is still importing the US version of Blue Exorcist set just for the extras/art book.
Posted 7/23/13 , edited 7/23/13
if you white some time you be able to get full box set for £30 just take about 1 year or so
blue ray is 00 its region free
not all ways $$$ depends on licenser
but most anime in the uk is about £20-£50 i not seen no more unless big box sets i seen some them £100
have look on HMV
or zavvi

http://www.zavvi.com/elysium.search?search=Blue+Exorcist
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Dear funimation.... keep FUCKING UNDER CUT THESE GUYS. I have seen the prices of Fate/Zero ... is sicks me when i can get other good shows on Funimation releases coming soon for like 4 times less. I mean all of Brotherhood was for $40 total on Blue-ray US amazon sale not long ago..... for me gundamn 00 and the cowboy bebop are worth those prices and cowboy bebop is still $120 for the whole bang.
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Posted 7/23/13
I saw the bluray for the season 1 of Medaka Box (12 episodes) the other day and it costs $59.99. Dafuq?

I really wanted to buy it but, having bought 64 episodes of FMA Brotherhood for $48 and 153 episodes of Dragon Ball for $60 the other day, I couldn't bring myself to spend $59.99 on 12 episodes.

I think Medaka Box is licensed by Sentai Filmworks though...
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Posted 7/23/13
I hope people realize that UK discs are in PAL format which is not playable on US TVs.
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Posted 7/23/13 , edited 7/23/13
What you have to rember is that we typically have to wait a further six months to a year to get anything, we pay less in exchange for this massive delay nd the actual tiny market we have. We also use pal so you'll need a region free DVD player for it
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Posted 7/23/13

deadpanditto wrote:

I hope people realize that UK discs are in PAL format which is not playable on US TVs.

That isn't an issue for HD content on Blu-rays.

Even with DVDs, some DVD players will handle playback of PAL encoded DVDs to an NTSC display; check your manual. Even if not, one can always rip and re-encode, which also works for getting around region encoding.

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I am patient when it comes to Blu Ray releases. I'm not the kind of person that has to have them as soon as they come out. I usually wait several months till there is a significant price break. Then I go for it. I did that with the Blu Ray DVD combo of The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya. It was about $46 for the longest time. I waited and eventually Amazon dropped the price to about $30.
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Bakemonogatari is 30 pounds total. Madoka Magica is 18 pounds (22 on Blu-ray). Garden of Sinners is...oh. Of course the one that isn't streaming is just about equally expensive.

I'll need to do more research into region-locking crap, but this is definitely something to keep in mind.
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Posted 7/23/13
Just get a multi region DVD/Blu ray player - many UK and Australian fans have to do that since the majority of titles aren't available in those countries; heck 3/4 of my collection are imports from US.
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Posted 7/23/13

Thrazonn wrote:

Bakemonogatari is 30 pounds total. Madoka Magica is 18 pounds (22 on Blu-ray). Garden of Sinners is...oh. Of course the one that isn't streaming is just about equally expensive.

I'll need to do more research into region-locking crap, but this is definitely something to keep in mind.


This is fine for buying older series, but we lag behind so much. We only just got the first half of steins gate, that's the reason it's cheaper or else we just import it a year earlier
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