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Posted 8/5/16
If you guys think that is bad, take a look at the Ange Vierge Initial Product Limited Edition DVD and Blu Ray preorder in Japan. They are asking 13650 yen for DVD and 14500 yen for Blu Ray for 4 episodes plus extras, and from what I have seen the extras don't add up to those prices. To top it off, part 2 and 3 are the same prices, so to complete your collection of Ange Vierge Season 1 on Blu Ray in Japanese, you would have to fork over 43,500 yen!

If this gets a western release, I hope it is a bit cheaper then that.
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Posted 8/5/16

domvina wrote:


Felstalker wrote:
It's a reason why the Anime Industry crashed in America a few years back. Japan noticed how well the Dubing companies did, got mad that they were underpricing dvd's, and then came in to price them higher while cutting out a middle man.


It's part of the reason. The other part was whiny parents who didn't pay attention to what they were buying.

But yes, having lived through that era the prices became quite ridiculous. And it's disturbing to see the anime industry moving to make the same mistake again. They try to sell to the Western market in the same way they sell in their home market. Throw in some limited edition goodies, flashy packaging, stuff die-hard fans in Japan eat up. But in the West by and large people just want the discs. Heck, half the time I toss out the shell and store the discs in a CD wallet.



There are plenty of good deal releases flying around right now. Sentai, Funimation, Vizmedia, Crunchyroll looks to join them soon.


If you want a good anime for a good price, just look at anime that isn't by Aniplex.


HELL, let alone the poor poor quality for Aniplex dub'ing.

Go and youtube the Aniplex trailer for Madoka Magica and compare it to the trailer for Princess Jellyfish. Which show looks awesome there? JUST LOOK AT THEM TRAILERS.
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Posted 8/5/16
no cause people will ALWAYS find any excuse to not pay for things.
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Posted 11/8/16
Humm? Is having a high price on anime promoting piracy?

I am pretty sure it doesn't help.
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Posted 11/9/16
well..... having high prices deters people from buying dvds because they are obviously too expensive, so in a way, it could push some people to try and get it cheaper whether legal or illegal. I for one wouldn't mind buying the dvds if they weren't so damn expensive.
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Posted 11/9/16
Lack of access promotes it more than price imo. Look at the number of anime that never gets an official release in your country of residence. Here in Ireland we get even less than America does and America doesn't get everything.

I have willing paid £100 for a bluray CE and will continue to do so. Hell... I even pay Aniplex prices for the Monogatari series which is usually around £20-£25 per bluray with 12 currently on my shelf... The stuff I do darkside for is all the stuff I'd never ever see otherwise.
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Posted 11/16/16
Nope. Anime merch has always been pricey. And it's unlikely that pirates would buy the DVDs in the first place.
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