First  Prev  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  Next  Last
Post Reply Do you still buy physical anime?
2748 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
69 / M
Offline
Posted 8/1/17
I can remember paying $30 for four episodes of some series (like Trigun). I think that that sort of thing is what fueled some of the fan sub popularity. Getting a full series (26 episodes) in one Blu-Ray package has helped a great deal. I have the feeling that anime movies are now being shown at regular cinemas is helping also. If you want to be able to enjoy some of the older anime, you have have a DVD on hand.
8526 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
22 / a pop tart
Offline
Posted 8/1/17
yes.
116830 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
70 / M / Columbia, MO
Offline
Posted 8/1/17
Yes, but less so than years past.
Ejanss 
17021 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Offline
Posted 8/1/17 , edited 8/1/17

zangeif123 wrote:


Otaku_J wrote:Yep. When people complain about filler in anime they are streaming I can't help but laugh. Imagine following a series via VHS $19-$30 a pop for 3-4 eps a month and then there is a filler arc. I completely wasted so much money. I have crates of VHS anime turning to dust in a closet right now. When they really switched to DVD it got a bit better, but I would still be hard pressed to buy physical copies of anime again.


I bought the DBZ Garlic Jr. arc for $29.99. I feel your pain buddy. I learned my lesson and I'm happy with streaming.


Okay: So you're PO'ed about the anime you had to watch sight-unseen, and buy pig-in-a-poke for wildly overinflated prices.
Weren't we all. (And Viz made sure Maison Ikkoku paid the price for being the scapegoat, just like Best Buy was determined to punish Princess Tutu for it.)

Now, I still don't hear you mentioning what longterm anime is on your shelf? Or will Funimation.com still be there in 2025?
Or do you just not collect longterm at all, and revel in telling the world/industry to kiss your hipster hinder, in return for all the pain you had to suffer twenty years ago?
21155 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
36 / M / SoFlo
Offline
Posted 8/1/17

Ejanss wrote:


zangeif123 wrote:


Otaku_J wrote:Yep. When people complain about filler in anime they are streaming I can't help but laugh. Imagine following a series via VHS $19-$30 a pop for 3-4 eps a month and then there is a filler arc. I completely wasted so much money. I have crates of VHS anime turning to dust in a closet right now. When they really switched to DVD it got a bit better, but I would still be hard pressed to buy physical copies of anime again.


I bought the DBZ Garlic Jr. arc for $29.99. I feel your pain buddy. I learned my lesson and I'm happy with streaming.


Okay: So you're PO'ed about the anime you had to watch sight-unseen, and buy pig-in-a-poke for wildly overinflated prices.
Weren't we all. (And Viz made sure Maison Ikkoku paid the price for being the scapegoat, just like Best Buy was determined to punish Princess Tutu for it.)

Now, I still don't hear you mentioning what longterm anime is on your shelf? Or will Funimation.com still be there in 2025?
Or do you just not collect longterm at all, and revel in telling the world/industry to kiss your hipster hinder, in return for all the pain you had to suffer twenty years ago?


There's no point since I rarely watch shows for a second time any more. I have a few anime on DVD (older stuff like Akira, Ghost in the Shell, Ninja Scroll) but I haven't touched them in over 10 years.
12697 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
40 / M / Charlotte, NC
Offline
Posted 8/1/17
Streaming sucks. It's miserable, slow, glitchy, dependent on a perfect uninterrupted internet connection and the only way to not have issues on 1080p is to have a computer newer than yesterday evening. Never in my life have I ever had decent results buffering video online. Never. Ever.
I have a very nice Dell XPS and still can't watch anything above SD. So fuck yeah I buy physical anime.
The other reason is to get dubs, as my favorite shows are vastly improved with dialogue in my native language then I can enjoy two aspects the visual and the vocal and don't have to read. I can also watch and rewatch, and rewind scenes much easier with a remote on dvd than on the computer where I have to fiddle with the stupid computer to get it to synch with the TV, and do everything with the mouse. I hate streaming, to be honest, but it's the current method to watch latest anime so I'll live with it for that but once it's released on disc I'm done with buffering video.
22 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Offline
Posted 8/1/17
Yes but I always feel kind of weird seeing as funamation is the main licensor of anime in my country (United States), and I always feel bad knowing that i'm giving a low amount of money (in comparison to japan and any other time period) to a company that I don't really care about.
28 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Online
Posted 8/1/17
Haven't bought any yet but planning on too there are just some series that are too good to not have a physical copy of
bhl88 
79631 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
30 / M / USA
Offline
Posted 8/1/17
I'm cutting back for irl reasons.
4616 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
41 / M / NJ
Offline
Posted 8/1/17
Sometimes. I'm more drawn to figures but I still buy series.
247 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
30 / F / St. Louis, MO
Offline
Posted 8/1/17
I still definitely buy a lot of anime DVDs/Blurays, because I enjoy collecting anime. I've been collecting them for about 14 years now. I will have to cut back soon but my collection is very sizeable now. I am just going to buy the must haves in the future. I don't stream anime online. I really like to own an enjoyable series.
400 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
23 / M / Quebec, Canada
Offline
Posted 8/2/17
I don't see the point... you can stream more or less everything and if its having an offline copy you like about physical stuff you can just rip it from one of the streaming site (like crunchyroll) with an addon like DownThemAll!
4062 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
29 / M / UK
Offline
Posted 8/2/17
physical forever! digital never! I've been buying physical of series I liked before, and with a few of them I haven't seen dubs before I got them. I do consider if there is a series I know that has been streamed whether or not I'd buy it. I end up streaming unless I want the dub
16605 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
35 / M / Scotland
Online
Posted 8/2/17
I stopped when my favoured series were broken into 3-4 episode installments greatly increasing costs. Even when they didn't it was asking too much - do I spent £25 on a day one release of new season of Game of Thrones or £19.99 on one quarter of my favoured season of anime of choice?

Some companies are better than others but it shouldn't be I'm hoping fairer companies have the licenses, anime is absurd for Blu-ray fans but then as anime is so centric on disc sales they really do put all their eggs in one basket. Still I don't care anyway, parenting means different priorities and digital is toddler proof haha
Posted 8/2/17
On occasion, if I really like the anime.
First  Prev  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  Next  Last
You must be logged in to post.