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Posted 3/31/14
I was scouring the web to possibly buy some titles and i had little to no luck on amazon and funimation. The reason being i mainly didnt fancy the cover art and or the way they translated the name to english.
I also feel i won't have any luck going to local or major stores in my area.

So my questions to you all is. Where do you buy anime? if you buy it at all. Online? In person at a store?
What websites? What stores?
If you don't. Does it simply just not appeal to you? if not then why?

Im simply looking for english subtitled shows in Blu-Ray format. Any recommendations for reliable sites that keep everything original with english subititles? (Name-CoverArt-Design)

Of course im looking to buy shows I've already watched. Im not making the kind of money where i can buy shows i've never watched lol
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27 / M / USA
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Posted 3/31/14
Either Amazon or RightStuf. I got two from BestBuy once since I had a gift card.

I don't think I've ever seen an anime release that didn't include the Japanese voice track with subtitles.

You really won't buy something over the cover art? That's strange to me, if there are options I'll pick the one that I think looks the best but if I want to own something I want to own it for what's in the box not on it.
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27 / M / Shiranui
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Posted 3/31/14
Amazon and rightstuf all online.

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Posted 3/31/14
Amazon, Best Buy, iTunes.. I also import using CD Japan.
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Posted 3/31/14
Rightstuf and Amazon. Amazon is more accessible for me, though.
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33 / M / Seattle
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Posted 3/31/14
Pretty much, I get everything through Right Stuf. They have the best prices when the studio sales happen, and their customer service is second to none. I haven't bought my anime anywhere else for a long time now, although I am getting the re-release of Toradora through the NIS America store. And of course, during the holiday season they mark down the prices on lots of stuff (mostly manga, Sentai, and Funimation releases).
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Posted 3/31/14 , edited 3/31/14
Rightstuf and Hastings.
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I get almost everything from Rightstuf, but have had trouble finding a reliable source for a few series. Sket Dance comes to mind. I would love to own all 77 episodes on DVD, but haven't managed to find a reputable retailer to buy the complete series from for a reasonable price. I have been meaning to create a thread about this. Finding trusted anime retailers in the US for imports seems to be a crapshoot at best.

With that having been said, I have to say I am VERY thankful for Rightstuf. Their prices are low and their customer service is top notch. Products always arrive properly packaged in great shape. Most of the time, my packages arrive earlier than expected. I cannot praise this company enough, and I actually avoid ordering from Amazon because of their horrid and completely unhelpful customer service.

I have heard good things about the anime corner store, but do not have any experience with them.
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Posted 3/31/14
iTunes is where I currently buy my anime. FUNimation has a few free episodes for anime like Baka and Test and Fairy Tail which is a plus. I don't buy too many things but I plan on saving my money for DVDs and Blu-Rays in the future. Until then I'm sticking with streaming sites and whatever is on Netflix.
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I live behind a strip mall kinda thing that has an anime store in it, and that's where I buy most of my anime because it's usually pretty cheap there. That being said, I rarely have a lot of money, so it's not very often I buy any at all. If Amazon isn't working for you, try eBay. They'll have more of a variety of anime, and it could be cheaper-- or, on the flip side, more expensive. Especially if you're looking for blu-rays.
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17 / M / Dallas, Texas
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Posted 3/31/14
Amazon... It's usually cheaper than Rightstuf
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20 / M / USA
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Posted 3/31/14
Amazon or Rightstuf for online buying. I go into fye and Best Buy when they have a sale.
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24 / M / Las Vegas
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Posted 3/31/14
Amazon for online and Best Buy or Wal-Mart for walk in. I actually like to have the physical copies, because it makes me feel like I actually own them, unlike digital.
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Amazon is my go-to place. I bought a couple things from Rightstuf as well, but not nearly as much as Amazon (being a Prime member I get my deliveries both faster, and with no worries on shipping, which tends to seal the deal for me.)
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