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Title: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: sevenzig on May 08, 2005, 05:58:57 PM
What was your most recent anime purchase?

I got the Excel Saga boxed set for 70 bucks around 4 months ago.

(It's kind of odd how I started an anime review site, and yet I rarely watch anime anymore >_>)
Title: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: ReadorDie on May 08, 2005, 07:40:34 PM
Yeah, I'd say it's a little odd.

Hellsing volumes 1 and 2 a few  weeks ago.  I need to go shopping again...
Title: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: DarkKanti on May 09, 2005, 12:29:50 PM
DNAngel vol 4 yesterday
Title: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: Himura Kenshin on May 11, 2005, 06:57:07 PM
Azumanga Daioh volume 2 about a month ago.
Title: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: DarkKanti on May 12, 2005, 12:27:57 PM
FMP fumoffu vol. 1 yesterday
Title: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: AnimeGenesis on May 14, 2005, 08:50:00 AM
grave of the fireflies
Title: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: DarkKanti on June 25, 2005, 02:21:05 AM
DNAngel vol 5 a couple weeks ago.
Title: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: Kuma on June 25, 2005, 04:46:29 AM
PLANETES v.1, a week or two ago, still haven't watched it.
Title: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: DarkKanti on July 19, 2005, 08:02:41 PM
Now and Then, Here and There DVD box set.  $35  Friggin steal.
Title: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: AnimeGenesis on July 20, 2005, 01:09:32 PM
When i was in Holland a week ago, i picked up Cowboy Bebop: the movie for £9  (which is around $15)
Title: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: Risen Hell Fire on December 06, 2005, 01:05:33 PM
Well back in October I bought the first episode of Voltron.
Title: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: Sorrow-kun on December 09, 2005, 08:58:24 AM
Kino's Journey box set.  AU$75.  Excellent anime.
Title: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: Tamashii on December 09, 2005, 02:14:16 PM
It's quite unfortunate that you Aussies don't use the eBay, where things are always 50% off.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Kinos-Journey-Complete-Collection-Thinpack-DVD_W0QQitemZ6460130855QQcategoryZ617QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/kinos-Journey-4-DVD-Complete-Set-w-Art-Box_W0QQitemZ6461684732QQcategoryZ617QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Title: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: Shadowmage on December 20, 2005, 07:02:23 PM
Quote from: Sorrow-kun
Kino's Journey box set.  AU$75.  Excellent anime.
Ah... I love DVD Pacific.

http://www.dvdpacific.com/item.asp?ID=686056
Title: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: Panzyo on December 26, 2005, 03:43:23 PM
Ghost Talker's Daydream - Weird. An anime about a dominatrix medium  probably would be, huh?

Le Portrait De Petite Cossette - Haven't watched it.

The Count of Monte Cristo - Haven't watched it.
Title: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: DarkKanti on December 30, 2005, 11:53:50 PM
Infinite Ryvius boxset- $25

I just finished watching it and am very impressed.  :D
Title: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: Zirilan on December 31, 2005, 01:01:35 AM
The second disc for Yukikaze, damn these get released slow...
Title: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: AnimeGenesis on December 31, 2005, 04:57:10 PM
Well, me gots the 4 disc Tenchi Muyo OVA collection, still haven't watched it all yet. Also I got the Read or Die OVA. Always been meaning to get that one for a while.
Title: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: Panzyo on January 01, 2006, 12:34:25 PM
I watched my Le Portrait De Petite Cossette and Gankutsuou The Count of Monte Cristo. They were pretty good. I wanna see more Gankutsuou.

Anyway, I just bought the Yami no Matsuei boxset for $33. It made me so happy. XP
Title: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: Kurier on January 03, 2006, 02:14:49 PM
+Neon Genesis Evangelion Think Platinum Box set [79.99 @ BestBuy]: I own the original, but I am an Eva Fanboy so this was a must.

+Gundam 0083: Stardust Memories Box set [34.99 @ Fry's]: I had never seen this Universal Century series, and it puts me one step closer to purchasing The 08th MS Team.
Title: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: sevenzig on January 03, 2006, 03:41:00 PM
You guys still BUY anime? Get with the times! Bittorrent lolz.

*note, I do not support filesharing in any manner

Naw, I bought .hack//SIGN volume 2 last week. $29.99 FTW.
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: Sorrow-kun on March 02, 2006, 05:11:33 PM
http://www.madman.com.au/actions/catalogue.do?releaseId=6027&method=view

$93.  Been meaning to buy it for ages, and since the box set just came out, I couldn't see a reason not to.
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: DarkKanti on July 05, 2006, 09:29:32 PM
I got the first season of Naruto for $60.  It came with a sweet matching wrist and headband set.  

Narutard?  You betcha.
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: Pachinko on July 06, 2006, 06:11:50 AM
Me? Gunslinger Girl Vol. 3. It took awhile, DVD's just get more and more expensive...
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: dheu on July 06, 2006, 07:44:51 PM
Speedgrapher v.1, complete with box.  Why?  Because it was there.

I guess.  I've never seen the show, so it'd better live up to my expectations, since I've heard... well....  interesting things about it.  And I bought the box because the box looks purty.
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: Sorrow-kun on July 07, 2006, 12:01:34 AM
Speed Grapher is an excellent anime, and I totally intend to buy it when it comes out here.

My most recent purchase?  This (http://www.nihonreview.com/wordpress/anime/le-portrait-de-petit-cossette/), today.
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: Sorrow-kun on July 26, 2006, 02:37:10 AM
Bought this (http://www.madman.com.au/actions/catalogue.do?releaseId=6805&method=view&webChannelId=1) today.  Also released today.  Coincidence... hardly.  I intended to buy this since I first saw it, almost a year and a half ago.
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: DarkKanti on July 26, 2006, 03:01:53 AM
I bought the Shinkai Makoto collection box set consisting of Voices of a Distant Star and The Place Promised in Our Early Days.  

That was about a week ago, but I forgot to post about it.
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: dheu on July 26, 2006, 06:43:09 AM
I got a bunch of oldies this time around.

Just bought (well, just received) the complete collection of Kimagure Orange Road.  I've never seen any of it, so I'm hoping that it's good.

I just couldn't resist.  Anytime you can buy 12 DVDs for only $60... I'm there.  AnimEigo sale ftw!!

Oh, and I was also bullied into getting Otaku no Video as well.  I wonder what that's like....
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: Tamashii on July 28, 2006, 03:11:31 PM
Waste more money.

Actually, don't. And PIRATE!

Yes, I'm a pirate, and I'm a little pirate, in the big, big sea.
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: Kuma on July 28, 2006, 07:49:31 PM
Quote from: dheu
Oh, and I was also bullied into getting Otaku no Video as well.  I wonder what that's like....


Otaku no Video is amazingly funny.   :V hahahaha
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: AnimeGenesis on August 10, 2006, 02:33:17 PM
Just got Voices of a Distant Star for free. All thanks to student discount and a HMV gift card.  :)
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: genki sakura on August 16, 2006, 06:31:15 PM
I <3 Best Buy. All 26 episodes of Escaflowne for $33.99 (+tax= $36.84). I'm happy.
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: mouse on September 30, 2006, 09:59:54 PM
Well just recently I took advantage of Rightstuf's bountiful items sale and got 25 dvds for $100.  My 25 included Gungrave, Hellsing, X TV, Armitage, Tsukihime, and something else I can't remember...  This'll probably be it for me for awhile; I rarely buy anime anymore unless it's a crazy discount sale like this.  :)
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: Kuma on October 01, 2006, 12:51:11 PM
I did that too.  I got Last Exile, Tsukihime, Captain Herlock, a boatload of Lupin, and the Gungrave DVD I lost.
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: DarkKanti on October 01, 2006, 05:43:31 PM
Me too.

I got Master Keaton, Haibane Renmei, Niea Under 7, Legend of Black Heaven, Burn Up Scramble, and Popotan.  The last one was because I ran out of DVDs I wanted and didn't already have (I bought Gungrave like a week before the sale started).
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: Sorrow-kun on November 11, 2006, 12:12:52 AM
Bought this (http://www.madman.com.au/actions/catalogue.do?releaseId=6635&method=view&webChannelId=1)  and this (http://www.madman.com.au/actions/catalogue.do?releaseId=6645&method=view&webChannelId=1) .

Both were reasonably spontaneous purchases that didn't really cross my mind til I saw they were being released in full a few days ago.  I've always been a mild fan of Gunslinger Girl, just not to the extent that Tale is.  And I've only seen a couple of eps of Samurai Champloo on SBS, but it looked like a bit of fun, so I figured I'd throw some cash at it.
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: dheu on November 11, 2006, 11:54:22 AM
I just bought volumes 4 and 5 of Hare+Guu.  Love that show so much.

I also bought the first volume for Noein.  I really, really enjoyed the episodes that I've seen, so I bought it on a whim.  Even though now I realize that, probably by the time I get back, they'll have put out a super-cheap collection of the entire series.

Oh well.  It has a pretty shiny cover.  So \o/.
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: Risen Hell Fire on November 29, 2006, 09:13:38 PM
Most recent one was Voltron volume one, Blue lion collection, episodes 1-15.
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: Arcwave on August 29, 2007, 11:24:03 PM
Within the last few weeks, I bought:

1. Neon Genesis Evangelion Platinum Edition (Thin-Pack)
2. Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (DVD Film)
3. Rumbling Hearts Box Set
4. Dragon Ball Z Season 3
5. Afro Samurai (Dir. Cut)
6. HanTsuki (Import DVD)

/j
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: TypicalIdiotFan on August 30, 2007, 02:20:11 AM
Quote from: Arcwave
Within the last few weeks, I bought:

1. Neon Genesis Evangelion Platinum Edition (Thin-Pack)
2. Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (DVD Film)

[/b]You can't ever go wrong with Evangelion, though I wonder if I'd have enjoyed it as much if I wasn't friends with Tiffany Grant (Asuka).  Her work in the End of Eva movie is awesome, blowing away everything else she's done.

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[/b]3. Rumbling Hearts Box Set

[/b]God I hate that English title, though I suppose very few people could have really understood "Kimi ga Nozoumu Eien".  Shit, the fansub fans couldn't tolerate that name, simply calling it "Kiminozo".
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4. Dragon Ball Z Season 3

[/b]Not sayin' snot.
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5. Afro Samurai (Dir. Cut)

[/b]I have no real opinion of this one.  As far as western sponsored anime go, it wasn't shitty.  And yet, I dunno.  I'm pretty indifferent to the thing.
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6. HanTsuki (Import DVD)/j

Did that come subbed?

Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora (Looking up at the half moon) was kind of a meh show to me.  It wasn't horrible, it just wasn't great.  I don't suppose in 6 episodes it really could tell a great story, but I was having some fun with the characters at least.
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: Arcwave on August 30, 2007, 02:44:51 AM
Yes, Evangelion has always been a huge favorite of mine.  I can't wait for the new Rebuild of Evangelion to be released.  Hopefully we'll get that here in the States soon.

You know Tiffany Grant? How so?  Honestly, I couldn't stand NGE in English ('specially Shinji), although Asuka wasn't that bad.

About Rumbling Hearts... Meh, I don't think the title is complete crap.  Although it sounds too much like a video game.  I personally think they should have kept "Kimi ga Nozoumu Eien," but ah well, I'll watch it subbed anyway.

Dragon  Ball Z Season 3:  What suburban American kid didn't watch it?  I was in middle school when DBZ was at its prime; it's a childhood favorite, so it can't go wrong there! *grins*

I thought Afro Samurai was surprising good for what it was.  It was animated in Japan, but produced here in the States.  If Sam Jackson was involved, I'm watching it.  It's that simple.  At a million bucks an episode, it was quite impressive.

I haven't recieved  Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora yet, I should get it within the next few days.  And yes, I believe it will come subbed.  I loved this little series.  It was short, cute, sad, and sweet.  I'm sucker to the whole hospital scene anyway, it always pulls me emotionally.

/j
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: TypicalIdiotFan on August 30, 2007, 10:47:58 PM
Quote from: Arcwave
Yes, Evangelion has always been a huge favorite of mine. I can't wait for the new Rebuild of Evangelion to be released. Hopefully we'll get that here in the States soon.

I have no doubt in my mind it'll end up here sooner or later.

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You know Tiffany Grant? How so? Honestly, I couldn't stand NGE in English ('specially Shinji), although Asuka wasn't that bad.

I met Tiffany Lynn Grant on AOL, actually.  I was the sole defender of dubs back in a day and age where doing so made you a criminal amongst the anime community.  She appreciated my defense.   I was skeptical at first til I talked to her and met her at Baka-Con (now Sakura-Con) in Tukwila a few years back.  I was her "first" fan, not her #1 fan, but the first one she knew she had.  We've been friends ever since, though I admit I haven't talked to her in some time.

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About Rumbling Hearts... Meh, I don't think the title is complete crap. Although it sounds too much like a video game. I personally think they should have kept "Kimi ga Nozoumu Eien," but ah well, I'll watch it subbed anyway.

It sounds like a disease to me, though maybe I'm just overly skeptical of US Distribution companies naming anime.  I realize almost all the titles they pick are approved by the original people involved (Nymphet?, lol), but that doesn't stop them from being retarded titles.

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I haven't recieved Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora yet, I should get it within the next few days. And yes, I believe it will come subbed. I loved this little series. It was short, cute, sad, and sweet. I'm sucker to the whole hospital scene anyway, it always pulls me emotionally.

/j

Japan has a love fetish with hospital dramas too, and they're pretty formulaic.  I just didn't think it stood very well on it's own.  I'm good with drama, but melodrama (which is probably why I didn't like Rumbling Hearts) bugs me.
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: Arcwave on August 31, 2007, 01:17:45 AM
Eh, you see I don't mind melodramas.  I guess you have to be in the right mood for it, because I really enjoyed HanTsuki.  I guess it is all a matter of preference and desire.  

Yeah, I'm going to try and go to next years Sakura-Con.  I actually leave for Japan in early April, so I hope that doesn't conflict.  I know both dates are close together.

What is your favorite drama?

/j
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: TypicalIdiotFan on September 01, 2007, 02:28:02 AM
Quote from: Arcwave
What is your favorite drama?

/j

Shit.

Y'know, I've watched a ton of anime, and though they're pretty good at times at surprising you, making you laugh, shocking you, and giving you something to think about... drama aint one of their strong suits.

I think one of the better dramas came from a source that I wasn't expecting. The third Tenchi Movie is halfway decent in creating a dramatic story. Tenchi Muyo itself is about as effectively dramatic as Elmo, but that movie did some really really good things.

I thought Chobits was a good drama until the end, then I groaned. I know it's a comedy, but somewhere at the halfway point the comedy goes by the wayside and we get some very interesting stories of human nature.

Kanon (Kyoto Animation's version, 2006) is better then most. Air is pretty good too. Both of those are based on ero-games by Key. Though they're essentially porn games turned anime, they did a good job creating a unique blend of characters and, most importantly, character problems. Note, neither of these shows is porn at all, just the games they're based on.

Seirei no Moribito, though others here seem to be put off by it's slow as molasses pace, has done a good job of creating some good drama as of late.

Hastu Inu - Strange Kind of Woman. This one IS porn, so avoid if you aren't into that, but for some reason I totally dig the relationship between the two main characters. They've got a healthy sex life, but one of them has a hang up about the other person's preference of sex toys. Yeah, it's a stupid porn plot, but for a porn plot, I actually identified with it a bit.

Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo is a pretty damn fine anime, period, but like the book it's based on (loosely), it has quite a bit of drama.

Tsukuyomi - Moonphase is fairly dramatic for what is, essentially, a fluff anime. Yeah, it's cute. Yeah, it's loli. Yeah, it's retarded at times. But it actually is a fairly decent dramatic show for a story about a boy and his loli vampire.

Ehh, that's just a taste. There's more, of course. FMP TSR is damned fine drama, but I've been harping on that too much lately as is. Variety is the pice of life and all that jazz.

Edit:

I can't believe I went through all this without mentioning Honey & Clover.  H&C, get it, love it.
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: AnimeGenesis on September 01, 2007, 12:31:37 PM
Last anime i bought would have to be Ghost in the Shell: Solid State society.

A few weeks earlier I bought Only Yesterday, my neighbour totoro and Nausicaa. They were only 7 quid each so decided to buy them
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: Godai on July 21, 2008, 11:42:47 PM
I have been putting this off for soooo long, but I finally bought Ranma 1/2!!!!

~Sits outside next to the mailbox and waits~   ;D
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: sevenzig on January 27, 2009, 04:28:26 AM
All of Evangelion. :D:D:D:D
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: zzeroparticle on January 28, 2009, 02:44:36 AM
ITT we brag about our swag.

Anyhow, my order for ARIA the Natural Part 1 finally came in and I'll pretty much crack it open once I get Part 2.  I have to say though that the preorder gift this go around was an utter bastardization of Pres. Aria, and it's nowhere as good as the postcards from Animation's preorder gift.  Oh well, I really got it for the DVDs and besides, I already have a nice figurine of Pres. Aria sitting on top of my DVD collection, so it's not like I'm without the mascot in any way.
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: mces0421 on May 29, 2009, 02:06:10 AM
I have collections of  Anime dvd's and characters. I bought Naruto Shippuden last week end. Actually I have already the original but I want an english sub title ha!ha!ha! so addicting  ;D
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: kadian1364 on February 11, 2010, 10:40:06 PM
Arrived today:
Mushishi thinpack collection
1st FLAG disc w/ collector's box
Le Chevalier D'Eon complete set (I haven't even seen this yet but snagged it at a good price. I hope to clear off some of my watch list so I can start this)

Still in the mail:
FLCL set
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: Sorrow-kun on February 11, 2010, 10:55:36 PM
Picked up Ponyo (http://behind-the.nihonreview.com/20100210/themes-of-distance-and-separation-in-ponyo/) and the BECK thinpack a couple of days ago.

(Note to self: Post in this thread more often).
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: keiko777 on February 14, 2010, 11:06:10 PM
gungrave box set a couple weeks ago...$40 I think
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: Kylaran on February 23, 2010, 12:18:16 AM
I bought 10 volumes of the manga Haruka 17 yesterday... I normally don't buy anime, because my prefered medium is manga. =/ BUT! I'm pretty sure the last -anime- I bought was the Kannazuki no Miko DVDs 1-3 (back about 4 years ago).
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: DrIdiot on February 23, 2010, 02:18:04 AM
just curious, where do you buy your anime?  amazon seems to sell out of stuff randomly.
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: zzeroparticle on February 23, 2010, 02:35:18 AM
RightStuf is my comparison point to Amazon and I'll go for the site that sells what I want at the lowest price.  The deals that they have at RS helps too. :P
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: kadian1364 on February 23, 2010, 11:35:13 PM
I check out Amazon and Buy.com when RightStuf doesn't have what I want, but the bargain deals at RightStuf are ridiculous.
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: kozeph on February 24, 2010, 05:43:50 PM
just got my hands on pale cacoon and spirited away BWAHAHHAA and now im out of money HAAHAH! D:
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: sevenzig on February 24, 2010, 07:52:04 PM
just got my hands on pale cacoon and spirited away BWAHAHHAA and now im out of money HAAHAH! D:

Steal from your neighbors BWAHAHAHAHA kill your family dog HAHAAAHA! D:
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: kozeph on February 25, 2010, 11:18:23 AM
Steal from your neighbors BWAHAHAHAHA kill your family dog HAHAAAHA! D:

dont have a dog sad but true. I have two cats would they work? :P

and im no able master thief and have a lot of moral standarts so robbery is not an option aahhaahah  ;D
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: zzeroparticle on March 04, 2010, 03:34:22 PM
Decided to go on an experimentation binge, and by experimentation, I mean go after anime composers who I consider to be known quantities.  Note that I have not seen any of the series/movies that these albums come from.

Nabbed the:
Turn A Gundam Soundtrack (Kanno)
V-Gundam Soundtrack (for the Akira Senju factor)
Kiki's Delivery Service Soundtrack (Hisaishi so :x)
and Mind Game (Kanno)

Also picked up the Legend of Mana OST and Tales of Legendia OST, but you guys probably aren't interested in those.
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: kendricktamis on March 11, 2010, 11:37:48 PM
I have bought a few new anime recently tokyo underground, fighting spirit, tenjho tenge, and the law of ueki.
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: FeuerPhoenix on May 03, 2010, 06:52:30 AM
I bought the complete Eureka 7 collection and Karas just recently via Amazon. My very first Anime purchases :).
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: gratuit on October 20, 2010, 04:35:52 AM
DNAngel vol 3, 9 days ago  8)
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: kadian1364 on November 07, 2010, 05:39:57 PM
A month or so ago: GitS: SAC both seasons. It was time I got to those shows anyway, and the dub is great so it was a purchase I'm very happy with.

More recently I picked up some odds and ends to fill out my collection: Banner of the Stars, Katsuhiro Otomo's Memories, and some missing manga volumes (2, 4, 5, 6) of Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind.
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: CupONoodos on January 23, 2011, 12:57:13 PM
I recently got the entire Clannad series with a box set for the 1st season and two seperate dvd boxes for After Story. Pretty damn happy right now since I finally got my favorite anime on DVDs.
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: Eternal on February 27, 2011, 03:49:03 PM
Finally picked up Honey and Clover. I never knew the second season wasn't called Honey and Clover II in the R1 release...
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: BloodMoney on June 14, 2011, 04:02:37 PM
Recently picked up Samurai Champloo and gankutsuou. My first anime purchases.
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: Lupin the 3rd on January 23, 2012, 01:56:17 PM
Recently picked up Noir and Legend of Black Heaven.
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: Fumoffu!! on January 23, 2012, 02:57:17 PM
Eden of the East. It was quite cheap, and I've been thinking about rewatching it. Hopefully I can buy some more, though my price limit of 10 a cour isn't working out well at all apart from that.
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: Uriel1988 on February 17, 2012, 01:14:02 PM
Bought an Elfen Lied boxset for 25 euros.
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: Fumoffu!! on February 18, 2012, 07:34:38 AM
Decided to buy Noein and Code Geass R1. Noein was a mere 9.99, and although Code Geass was 25, (over my stingy budget of 10 a cour) I decided to buy it because I want to rewatch it soon. Also, considering I've watched it twice already I feel I have an obligation to actually buy it.
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: thesupremekaidbz on August 01, 2012, 07:54:43 PM
I haven't purchased any anime dvds in a long time. The last one was the dvd for Vexille and that was about 2 years ago. It's a great film.
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: ImperialX on September 25, 2012, 09:30:14 PM
This cost me an arm and a leg, but it's worth it.

(http://i.imgur.com/exoHAl.jpg) (http://imgur.com/exoHA)

(http://i.imgur.com/DZ2fol.jpg) (http://imgur.com/DZ2fo)

(http://i.imgur.com/zXdaCl.jpg) (http://imgur.com/zXdaC)

(http://i.imgur.com/WYXmOl.jpg) (http://imgur.com/WYXmO)

I've made it a rule to only buy anime that I give 10/10 to. I'm stingy like that.
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: TypicalIdiotFan on September 26, 2012, 12:08:56 AM
Holy ****, almost 40k yen?
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: ImperialX on September 26, 2012, 12:26:58 AM
Holy ****, almost 40k yen?

This shouldn't surprise you, right? You know how much BDs cost in Japan. :) Actually I got it for a bit less, since Amazon.co.jp is selling these on special right now for like 30k yen. (http://goo.gl/U99tz)

After all, Anime is an industry that leeches off a very small but dedicated fanbase.

Man, I love this box. I've been staring at it for hours now.

(http://i.imgur.com/exoHAl.jpg) (http://imgur.com/exoHA)

(http://i.imgur.com/DZ2fol.jpg) (http://imgur.com/DZ2fo)

(http://i.imgur.com/zXdaCl.jpg) (http://imgur.com/zXdaC)

(http://i.imgur.com/WYXmOl.jpg) (http://imgur.com/WYXmO)
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: SQA on September 26, 2012, 12:39:53 AM
Congrats on the Lucky Star boxed set.
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: ImperialX on September 26, 2012, 12:54:38 AM
Congrats on the Lucky Star boxed set.

Thank you! I will never actually watch it. I'll stick with my BDRips.
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: SQA on September 26, 2012, 12:56:53 AM
Yeah, I've had that problem for years.  "I feel like watching X, where's my rips, I don't want to get the DVDs out".  (Note, note actually X or X/1999, of which the movie was possibly the worst dub I've ever sat entirely through)
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: TypicalIdiotFan on September 26, 2012, 05:40:12 PM
I knew DVD prices in Japan for anime were more expensive than here, by a substantial amount, but I didn't realize that the BlueRays were that bad.
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: Shadowmage on September 26, 2012, 05:45:52 PM
I knew DVD prices in Japan for anime were more expensive than here, by a substantial amount, but I didn't realize that the BlueRays were that bad.

Hey, there's a reason why 5000 units sold is breakeven and 7000 units is considered a success.  I don't know of another entertainment medium where the fans have so much power.   People who purchase the Japanese releases are like millionaire patrons of a string orchestra or something.
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: SQA on September 26, 2012, 06:51:42 PM
Well, a lot of "how expensive" the DVDs & BluRays are is due to exchange rate changes.  When a BluRay disc is 5800 yen @ 75 yen to 1 dollar, you have a $77 purchase + shipping.  When it was 120 yen to 1 dollar, that same purchase is $48 + shipping.  Still spendy, but you can understand how the market could stay there.  Since it's an internal to Japan market, discs are priced to what works in Japan.    Oddly enough, they've tried to lower the price, but it really didn't effect purchasing choices much, so they really just made less money.  The result is "lots of extras" for a collectors market.

On the interesting backside, this actually gives Foreign viewers a larger power over the Japanese market.  100 non-Japanese buying a series and importing each of the discs could directly swing a series' profitability.  This is the reason the Gundam series all come with Subtitles for 5 languages now.  Or series that'll never see a US release (like Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere) actually have native English subtitles.  There's not a huge market, but even 100+ extra purchases is worth 1 translator's time.
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: fbon2boe on November 27, 2014, 07:48:02 AM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-L4SaW-vcKSk/VEI9ENhyExI/AAAAAAAAP94/6vT3e8BKbTg/s1600/masei_911_macross_helmet.jpg)

My New Macross Helmet !!
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: hayama on June 15, 2015, 05:04:21 AM
Purchased DVDs for the first time in months. Xam'd (bought collection II on Blu-ray, first time buying a Blu-ray anime), Bokurano, Michiko to Hatchin, and Birdy the Mighty Decode (I love the S.A.V.E collection). I'm planning on getting Windy Tales next month since a) I'm totally shocked that it's getting a release in the US after it aired like 10 years ago, and b) I haven't been able to find "hard copies" of it anywhere online. I also really wanna get Natsume Yuujinchou but each season's boxset is like 60 bucks.
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: Delphinox on June 15, 2015, 08:51:52 PM
I'm planning on getting Windy Tales next month since a) I'm totally shocked that it's getting a release in the US after it aired like 10 years ago

*spit-take*

You and me both. This is actually for real? I'm surprised a licensing company even knows of Windy Tales, much less thought enough of its marketability to license and release it stateside.
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: hayama on June 16, 2015, 04:09:55 AM
I know, I'm so surprised as well! It does give me hope that other less marketable favorites like Dennou Coil, Kaiba (well pretty much anything Yuasa), Kyousougiga, and Hyouka could have a chance at being released here (though the recency of the latter two probably gives them more of a chance). I don't necessarily like owning everything illegally, but a lot of my favorites don't really allow me any room to have any other form of a physical copy. But shows like Bokurano and especially Windy Tales gives me some hope that anonymous series will get the chance to make it to the states, even if only in a subbed form.
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: SQA on June 16, 2015, 06:11:56 AM
I'm planning on getting Windy Tales next month since a) I'm totally shocked that it's getting a release in the US after it aired like 10 years ago

*spit-take*

You and me both. This is actually for real? I'm surprised a licensing company even knows of Windy Tales, much less thought enough of its marketability to license and release it stateside.

I was really surprised as well.  And I don't think anyone ever ripped the DVD, so there's no HD version of it otherwise available, to my knowledge.
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: Delphinox on June 16, 2015, 09:22:22 PM
I was really surprised as well.  And I don't think anyone ever ripped the DVD, so there's no HD version of it otherwise available, to my knowledge.

Without naming sources, there are definitely DVD rips out there (else I wouldn't have been able to watch it, haha).

Though I'm kind of tempted into getting the stateside release now as a little way of telling licensing companies, "Any given series" - though it being quite the pleasant experimental series doesn't hurt either. Just have to find a way to scrape the $35 or so off some other expense.



Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: Mr. Flawfinder on June 23, 2015, 05:36:52 PM
Got my Blu-ray copy of Ping Pong and I received my DVD of Natsuyuki Rendezvous. Anxious to check out the dub for the former, but I need to finish rewatching the latter first.
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: KS on June 24, 2015, 11:10:50 AM
Does buying merchandise like a model kit count cause in which case I bought this (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-og8tDnhvhpc/VAHoozQTdmI/AAAAAAAG_3E/MviXSfuMXl8/s1600/Untitled-24.jpg) a few weeks back.  For those who didn't follow G-Reco it's called the G-Arcane and it's extremely pimpin'.  I guess it would be kind of hard to explain the appeal of this design to non-kit builders and mecha heads so people will just have to take my word on it if that's the case.  Maybe Kavik Ryx can try though.
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: Kavik Ryx on June 24, 2015, 12:01:41 PM
First someone discovering my middle name on a whim and now the fact that I build model kits? God I think I may be telepathic. Joking and accidental sarcasm aside, I do get the greater sense of ownership of a model when it's also embued with accomplishment. For me, it's the same feeling of playing an original composition, writing a story or constructing a language.

Just realized that I haven't bought anything anime related in months, so posting here is kind of moot. But going back to earlier this year was a copy of The Wind Rises, which I have yet to watch for lacking an English track or subs.
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: KS on June 24, 2015, 01:49:58 PM
First someone discovering my middle name on a whim and now the fact that I build model kits? God I think I may be telepathic. Joking and accidental sarcasm aside, I do get the greater sense of ownership of a model when it's also embued with accomplishment. For me, it's the same feeling of playing an original composition, writing a story or constructing a language.

Just realized that I haven't bought anything anime related in months, so posting here is kind of moot. But going back to earlier this year was a copy of The Wind Rises, which I have yet to watch for lacking an English track or subs.

lol I can just sort of tell that if there's anyone here that can translate and relate to mecha speak it's probably you.  Admittedly the Master Grades elude me because I just don't have the painting skills to deal with them.  Have you ever kitbashed by any chance?  Some of the models that people build and show up on GundamGuy are practically go beyond just model kit touch ups and into full on diorama territory.  I'm pretty sure that's the whole reason U.C Hard Graph exists in fact.
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: Kavik Ryx on June 24, 2015, 11:01:56 PM
My collection if full of unpainted Master Grades, which I'd get around to painting if I knew which state they were in my apartment was bigger than a closet. Never thought I had the handiwork to customize my models. But after seeing what my brother has done with his collection, I'm more partial to giving it a shot. Kit bashing, never done as I lack the budget and the practice.
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: Mr. Flawfinder on September 13, 2015, 01:13:00 PM
Recently got my final volume of Ranma on Blu-ray and looking forward to finally finishing my over-a-decade reunion with it. Also got to acquiring Space Dandy now that the second half will be coming out in a few weeks. Not sure when I'll watch 'em, but hopefully soon.

On the opposite side of the spectrum I sold my Detroit Metal City DVD and do not regret it a bit. Sayonara you unfunny, gimmicky piece of trash! Why did I ever like you in my college years? You're horrible and my friends thought you were horrible when I tried showing you to them.
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: AH on January 21, 2016, 10:08:13 PM
I bought the the recent re-release of Angelic Layer. I remember developing a passing interest in this show back in the day and hopefully it will be good enough to deserve being properly revisited. I don't know when I'll find the time to watch all of it, but we'll see.

That's basically all the anime I bought this month. Manga may not count, but I also got the sixth volume of Wolfsmund. It's almost like a cleaned up version of Berserk, so to speak, with less overt fantasy (though there are still small elements) and more focus on building a historical setting. They probably should make an anime out of that, but I doubt it's popular enough.
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: Mr. Flawfinder on February 05, 2016, 10:59:31 AM
Got my physical copies of Terror in Resonance and Evangelion 3.0 a little while ago and recently marathoned the former. Loved it even more the second time (in stark contrast to Space Dandy, where I got bored a few episodes in and turned it off trying to watch my blurays. Another bad anime purchase due to my failure to check if a show had rewatch potential back in 2014) and it also makes me want to rewatch Eden of the East at the same time.

Also, it's not really anime, but I got to acquiring the new Digimon game that came out recently. Having fun with playing as the monsters that belonged to the main kids from the first three seasons (and S5 to an extent), even if in reality it's just an inferior Persona 4.
Title: Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
Post by: Shadowmage on February 22, 2016, 09:26:07 PM
Normally, I'm not not big on talking about my purchases (since it reminds me how much of my disposable income I burn), but I've come across some great deals on DVDs for Gargantia (http://www.amazon.com/Gargantia-Complete-Various/dp/B00MBNZ9GY/ref=sr_1_1_twi_dvd_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1456201184&sr=8-1&keywords=gargantia), Moribito (http://www.amazon.com/Moribito-Guardian-Spirit-Complete-Collection/dp/B0035RWG0M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1456201194&sr=8-1&keywords=seirei+no+moribito) and mother-$@!ing Mononoke (http://www.amazon.com/Mononoke-Artist-Not-Provided/dp/B00IXL1J3U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1456201208&sr=8-1&keywords=mononoke).  I have no desire to ever rewatch Gargantia and Moribito so I'm not trading up to Bluray, but I can't believe Mononoke ever got any kind of release.  That show's fantastic, unique and only $13.  Today's been a great day.