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23 / O / Brazil/Portugal
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Posted 7/31/17 , edited 7/31/17
Absolutely, though not as much as I wanted to. Been years since the last time I could spare money for it, and streaming services don't impact my monthly expenses as one physical copy of just one series (usually with only a few episodes too), so streaming takes priority. I want to go back to buying asap, but more likely than not it's gonna take a couple more years since even if I get a job the money would have to go towards uni expenses.
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Posted 7/31/17 , edited 7/31/17
I forget to preorder series I like, because of streaming, and I feel bad when I buy it after it becomes available instead of pre-ordering.

I just recently bought the second season of K. I think they had it as an exclusive for Right Stuf, because Amazon didn't have it.

But yeah, I buy a lot less than I used to. if the dubs for K streamed, I'd probably not buy them. I preordered Akito the Exiled, but I haven't even opened it yet, because the dub streamed starting the day it came out, so I haven't had a need to.
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Posted 7/31/17 , edited 7/31/17
Sure but there is no anime stores near me so I have to import shows that I want to watch and most shows are not legally available here to watch.

Examples: My Hero Academia, One Piece, DBZ, Attack on Titan S1.
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Posted 7/31/17 , edited 7/31/17
not really unless it's in my top 10 of all time
Posted 7/31/17 , edited 8/1/17
Yes, but only for my favorite shows and to add as a collection.
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Posted 7/31/17 , edited 8/1/17
Nope not when I can use CRUNCHYROLL
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Posted 7/31/17 , edited 8/1/17
I do. I pick up at least one BD per month and perhaps DVDs for older titles that don't look to have much chance of BD releases. Rather enjoy collecting (somewhat) tangible things. Plus, the BDs are usually packed with extra merchandise. Though space is becoming a problem... Hope to get a bigger space sometime in the near future or my place will get cluttered.
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Posted 7/31/17 , edited 8/1/17
oh yes! I love the feel of disk and licenses for shows in steaming come and go Ninjiou is a great example of that.

and these says they have some sweet LE if you can afford them.
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Posted 7/31/17 , edited 8/1/17

Deanables wrote:

Nope not when I can use CRUNCHYROLL


agreed


...wait
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Posted 7/31/17 , edited 8/1/17
Only buy stuff I like, and if it's a good deal. But it's been a couple years since I purchased a season of anything. I think the last thing I got was Steins;Gate Blu Ray+ DVD because it was a really good deal.
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Posted 7/31/17 , edited 8/1/17
Yes. I like having the better picture quality with blu-ray over streaming for shows I will revisit later. I also want to own a copy for when it may inevitably be taken off streaming sites. Premium/Limited Editions of shows I like tempt me most. I always buy on sale and shop around for deals before pulling the trigger, unless it is out of print and I have to have a copy. This is only for series I really enjoyed and want to watch again or if I happen on a really good closeout deal for a series I mildly enjoyed. Otherwise, I'm content streaming most shows I mildly enjoy once and forgetting about them.
Posted 7/31/17 , edited 8/1/17
Yep. I have quite a few Blu-ray discs of anime I like.
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Posted 7/31/17 , edited 8/1/17
Yes, in fact i bought a copy of Gundam 08th MS Team 2 days ago.
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39 / M / SW Ontario, Canada
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Posted 7/31/17 , edited 8/1/17
I do, but only if it's something really special to me and if it's available for a decent price. If physical anime were cheaper I'd probably own more than I do but it would be as more of a collection thing than a "I'm going to sit down and watch this again" thing.
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Posted 7/31/17 , edited 8/1/17
I've never bought them. Poor college student... Plus I don't have regular access to a TV and my laptop doesn't have a disk player (although I could buy one that plugs in, I think).
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