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Do you guys collect anime DVD's and Blu Ray's? If not, what stops you from supporting the shit you like?
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A lot of shows are unreasonably expensive.
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>>154756594
Yes, I do if I really enjoyed the series.
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>>154756852
>watch a series
>love it
>wait for it get a region DVD/BR release
>$60 for a few episodes or half a season
or
>limited print, out of stock, no reprints, scalpers/collectors want hundreds
I'll just stick to downloading.
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>>154756594
Doesn't matter how many times I buy 80s shows, doesn't matter how much I support them, the 80s will never come back
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>>154756594
I'm pretty proud of my collection.
I'm waiting for the western release of Gakkou Gurashi right now.
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>>154756594
I'm a cheap bastard.
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Collecting is pretty much all I care about besides 4chan and watching anime.
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>>154756594
Just my absolute favorites that I would be willing to rewatch. I rarely ever rewatch anything.
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>>154756594
>buying dubs
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I have almost an entire shelf of DVDs and blurays but I can't get a good picture of them so here's a picture of my VHSs, most of which I found at local thrift shops.
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>>154756594
Because a lot of series i want to buy is Region A only and im not buying a fucking american BD player just for anime
Anime is also expensive as fuck, i prefer buying manga
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I only buy manga really, don't care about physical media much outside of that and buying novels.
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>>154763159

Fine collection anon, I really should work on buying the rest of Punpun but I really hate how ugly the spine covers look.
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>12 episode series gets 3 DVD volumes
>Each volume sells for $50 - $60 each
I'll start buying it when the jew distributors stop charging so fucking much
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>>154763753
The jap prices are ridiculous. Im buying the full season of Dimension W for $45 including the making specials and the bath OVA.
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>>154763753
>>154763797

I feel like some shadowy group is purposely trying to sabotage any chance of anime being consumed by the majority public by charging ridiculous prices for BDs so the average person will be put off getting into the hobby.

>>154763797

>Nichijou BDs were $500 each
>Space Runaway Ideon BDs also $500

I mean I'm glad we managed to get the Ideon BDs subbed eventually but holy fuck why would they charge that much?
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>>154763753
Like >>154763797 said, Jap prices are a even worse, 6 volumes for like $50 or $60 each for a 1 cour show.
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>>154763689
Really? I think they look great, or rather, i think it's gonna look really nice once i got all of them
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>>154763886
> any chance of anime being consumed by the majority public by charging ridiculous prices for BDs so the average person will be put off getting into the hobby
You aren't really meant to buy BDs to consume anime or get into the hobby, though. In Japan you're meant to watch it on TV, and in the West you're meant to watch it on legal streaming sites.
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>>154756594
I only buy anime on DVD, if it's worth (like FMA:Brotherhood, and Nausicaa)
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>>154763159
you can pick up a bluray player for like $30 around here now, are they really expensive where you are?
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There is no point in having physical media in this day and age.
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Favorite items you own? Mine are pic related. Both Captain Tylor and Disappearance are signed by Crispin Freeman, one of the few dub voice actors I respect.
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>>154764582
I'd consider 30$ pretty expensive, especially if you include shipping and the price of buying the anime plus even more shipping for that.
Who knows though, maybe when i've bought all the manga and anime that is available to me i'll buy one.
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>>154763431
This. Manga is much handier when on paper than in digital form.
>tfw your favourite manga isn't published in human-readable languages
>tfw don't know japanese
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>>154764618
There is no point in most people being alive in this day and age. That doesn't stop other people from caring about them.
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>>154765473
>Any Dowman Sayman manga
>Medaka Box
>Hinamatsuri
>Chikan Otoko
>Onani Master Kurasawa
>Sumire 16-sai
>Nozoki Ana
Never fucking ever in english

Atleast Spirit Circle's getting released in english
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>>154764558
FMA is overrated garbage and naussica is one of the worst ghibli movies. Also who the fuck buys ghibli movies on DVD and not blu ray? thats disgusting.
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I want to try building up a VHS collection for the hell of it, but I don't know where to begin.
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>>154768438
Just go around thrift shops frequently. If that doesn't get you any anime tapes, you might at least find some cool movies.
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>>154756594
I don't. Downloading is far more convenient and it's free to boot.
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>>154768438
depends where you are, there's flea markets, craigslist, and especially garage sales
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>>154756594
All of the stuff that I would really like to get is out of print and the scalpers are charging ridiculous prices for it.

Even new DVD's and Blu Ray's are pretty expensive relative to what you get. If it's a show, manga or LN that I really like, I'll eventually get a hard copy. My collection right now could only fill up about one shelf though.
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>>154756594

No english subtitles.
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>>154756594
>Spending money on any media
What's wrong with you?
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>>154756594
I can't affort 60$ for 5 episodes and even if I end up buying it, it's mainly for the collection and I don't watch it because I've already watched the episodes. I buy a shit ton of official merchandise though.
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>>154768851
Media wouldn't be made if people didn't buy it. If someone doesn't buy it but then bitches about this and that, then they should shut the fuck up.
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>>154769085
There are enough normies and nips that buy it to break even and make a profit, why should I throw more money at CR, the investors and managers?
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>>154769212
Because if you don't, then you're just an entitled asshole. You're like a little kid who's told he can have a cookie after doing his homework but the little kid takes a cookie anyway without doing the homework. Sure, you can just download the shows but they're meant to be paid for. If you care enough about a show, there shouldn't be any problem with paying for it.
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Of course I collect anime!
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>>154756594
ITT the classic fallacy tu quoque ad hominem fallacy "It's OK I'm not paying for anime because the market is shit".Of course you're not obligated but then why do you guys keep complaining how shitty anime is nowadays? Can't eat a cake while having it too.
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>>154771670
Your statement there is in itself fallacious.

You can recognise and call out a shit product without buying into the industry.
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>>154756594

I collected for a while, but I am starting to getting rid of a lot of my physical stuff. Whenever you grow out of anime, you kind of notice that some of the merchandise takes up space and you'll never know when you'll have time to watch your blu rays or dvds.
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>>154771989
>You can recognise and call out a shit product without buying into the industry.

For what purpose? If you really think it's shit then why even bother with it to begin with? And don't tell me watching anime for free is the only option you've got because if you're able to post here then you should be rich enough to buy at least something. Even if it's just a stupid doll.

If you're just going to complain about something without contributing anything positive and expecting people to do things for you anyway then you're just as terrible as the people you guys usually mock.
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>>154763689
I like Punpun's spine. It's simple, not too much wording, and I like the color scheme. It's also the attention grabber out of that guy's bookshelf. t. Graphic Designer.
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>>154763159
You are a reading man.
Your future will be the Nobel Prize winner.
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>>154763159
>tfw most of the manga that gets to chile is shit that I'm not interested in at all except madoka and S;G
>tfw have to go to the us to buy all the manga that I actually like
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>>154772999
>chile is upside down like australia
I don't know what stuff you're looking for but something like bookdepository has free worldwide shipping
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Yes but I only have an old picture of it on hand.
I'll try taking a new pic tonight if this thread is still up.
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>>154773236
really nice looking setup
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>>154763159
how is the Biscuit Hammer release?
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>>154756594
First, blu rays are pretty expensive. Second blu rays and mango take a lot of space. Most of my books/manga and dvds/blu rays are still in my parents attic because I simply don't have enough room for them. And I don't want to carry all that shit the next time I move. Why buy expensive stuff that takes that much room when you can put everything on an external hdd for free.
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>>154772587
>For what purpose?

To point out the flaws in the product.
(and intentionally or not, influence perceptions of the product)

Anyone can spot a broken car even if they don't drive.

Don't get me wrong, I agree people should be supporting the niches they like. But it sounds like you don't understand criticism.
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>buying anime
i buy manga, i can just download anime, but downloading manga and reading it digitally is fucking stupid
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>>154756594
If I was to buy dvds/bluerays they should have subs in my mother tongue. After that, studio ghibli and lupins are pretty much the only ones that have them.
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I'd collect if it did anything. Localized shit is still kinda pricey and it doesn't go fully to the animators, and sometimes it's gimped (in quality, or features) from the Japan releases.

Japan releases are way too fucking expensive and can have like 4-8 blurays for a 24 episode series, which is insane.

Manga is significantly more reasonable, even if localized shit doesn't help the mangaka much if at all.
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>>154756594
I'd rather support a series through buying manga or merchandise. DVDs and BluRays just seems really expensive, plus I don't even have a BluRay player.
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>watch pic related
>love everything
>want to buy
>rev up my wallet, I'm prepared to spend up to 200 dolla-
>look up price
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>>154763797
>>154763907
Japanese prices are not an argument.

Over there buying the discs is a thing more similar to a donation towards future works.
Everyone records TV broadcasts. There is no need to buy discs in order to watch a show again. TV anime are essentially infomercials.
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>>154756594
>collecting localized shit
Kill yourself.
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I do still occasionally buy anime on BD (DVD for classics, if no other option), though I used to buy more in the past.
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>>154756594
This is all my imported stuff not much. I have the Nep BD-Box pre-ordered if only for the Daki, and if/when it inevitably happens I'll buy a GuP BD-Box.

Only localized thing worth mentioning is just the Sora no Woto DVD set I have.
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Got some shelves recently, but couldn't get a pic of the first one that wasn't blurry as fuck.
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>>154783472
My Mario-series-enemy-plush-in-manga-shelf nigger.
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>>154783472
That is some beautiful Aria collection.
Must feel like having part of Neo Venezia in your very home and heart.
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>>154783615
>he hasn't got masterpieces 4 and 5 yet
f-fake fan!
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>>154783615
It does! Especially with my whole room being covered in posters too. Going to sleep looking at a wall of Akari is the comfiest feeling ever.

>>154783700
Thanks for reminding me that I need to get them, didn't even know the 5th one had come out. Ordered them just now.
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Latest addition to my collection is NNB Repeat.
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>>154784361
Also a few artbooks.
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>>154756594
>implying that that money helps jap animators in any significant way
>implying that I want to support Funi
>implying that I want to pay Aniplex's retarded prices
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>>154784454
It's fine and perfectly reasonable if you don't want to Anon, a lot of the localized stuff is shit. Jap prices are dumb as fuck and I only bought a few BDs myself. The rest is all manga.
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>>154756594
How's the Discotek release of Lupin part 2? I'm really tempted by it seeing as how there's no fantastic digital option. it's also nice that it's $40 for 40 episodes
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I buy any series I like. It's pointless since I just download it and store it in an external harddrive, but I just like owning it physically too.
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>>154773449
There was nothing wrong with it as far as i can remember. I think it just used some other terms for stuff than the fan translation.
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>>154768438
Goodwill and the like.
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>>154784655
Yeah, that's usually why I don't buy LNs. I've only bought NHK (which has a passable translation, I guess), and the first Boogiepop. Boogiepop's translation is a heaping pile of shit, and I even remember that /a/ digged around a bit and found out that the translator was this egotistical dude who was studying in Japan (back when blogs were a thing.)
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>>154784714
It's a great release with plenty of extras such as liner notes. As you said, it's also a great deal.
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>>154756594
Living in Bongistan is suffering, especially if you like Iyashikei-style anime than the more popular battle/shounen. It's understandable though considering they barely sell in Japan either. My meagre collection is mainly just Ghiblis and what few SoL comedies I've managed to scape together over the past ten or so years.

As for LNs/manga, I'm currently collecting five that are ongoing: A Bride's Story, Devil is a part-timer (LN), One-Punch Man, SAO Progressive (LN) and Yotsuba.
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>>154786581
>American titles
Triggered
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>>154787092
I know. But /a/ or /jp/ never talk about them and with every passing season, it is difficult to keep remembering all the Jap titles. The Maou anime was 4 years ago and I see a Otoyomegatari thread once in a blue moon.
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I spent enough back in the day. $20-25 for a dvd containing 3 episodes. I even bought Tenchi on VHS back in the mid-late 90s.2 episodes per tape Fuck i was stupid

It's much better nowadays with box sets, but i'm too jaded to care.
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>>154787594
>I even bought Tenchi on VHS back in the mid-late 90s.2 episodes per tape Fuck i was stupid
don't be so hard on yourself, those were thirsty times we had to take what we were given
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>>154784192
how do you function in a room that small
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Also, i dont even have a dvd/bd player anymore.

I could break out my ps3 again but i gave away the controller
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yes
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>>154776339
I don't get why Aniplex sets have to be so goddamn expensive. I wanna buy the Monogatari BDs but they're all like $150 each. They're nice sets but not that nice.
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>>154756594
I'm also collecting Lupin. Trying to watch in order though so it's been a long wait for Part 2, but I knew Discotek would get it eventually. Was so happy when it finally happened. Such a good show.
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>>154756594
Occasionally and only if they're <$10
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>subs for jap audio are just the eng dub script
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>>154784396
I want that Kono Sekai one
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>>154788669

do they still do dubtitles?
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>>154788070
How do you feel about part 2 so far?
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>>154787676
I don't really need more space when all I do is sleep and sit at my computer. Also I have a large living room, kitchen and closed balcony that I can use if I need to.
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>>154756594
I would if it wasn't so overpriced.
I'm not paying that much if there is just the series, which is often the case.
Some special packages with extras can be worth it bu the average DVD/Bluray is not.
Plus collecting manga is better (especially when local editors go out of their way to make a good, full product instead of just translating), and the experience is better when reading on paper compared to screen, while DLs and DVD/Bluray are essentially the same thing (except some fan made subs are acutally better than official releases)
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>>154789169
I recommend buying used Japanese releases. It makes them much more affordable, and nips are so gently with the stuff they sell to places like Mandarake that what you're getting is practically new.
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>>154789263
>implying I could understand shit
Also, won't shipping and customs cancel the price difference?
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>>154789169
If you're going to bitch about the price of DVD/Blurays then you should be bitching about the price of of manga/LNs too.
Jap manga are like 4 or 5 dollars each compared to $10 for a translated book. While the paper might not be high quality, the covers are better than localized and they come with a dust jacket too, so its balances out. I'd honestly prefer the jap style mangas instead of what we get.
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I don't see why so many people think those prices are expensive. If you care enough about a series, then why wouldn't you be willing to spend a lot on it? Do you just take all of this for granted? I'm not anywhere near a richfag but I generally care enough about most series that I can spend hundreds on them, even if I think they're only pretty good.
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>>154789483
I mostly do it for the shelf candy and because maybe SomedayTM I'll learn moon. It's just nice having a physical release of a series you like.

Depends on how much shipping ends up being, and if you live in a country where customs fuck you over. Mandarake's webstore is a front for all the stores it has across the country, meaning if you order things from different stores online you'll have to pay shipping for each place. So you can push that price down by ordering from just one place. Usually shipping is around 3500JPY which is not that much, especially when you can get whole series in their original box sets for 3000JPY. If you live in the EU though, customs may fuck you hard. Last time customs was more than all the things I bought + shipping combined.
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I have a pretty small collection of manga but thats bc i get most of them from a used bookstore so its a hit or miss most of the time. I wanna grow my collection though just havent had the time and money.
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>>154771008
Fucking put the loose ones in folders man what's wrong with you
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>>154789530
>the covers are better than localized and they come with a dust jacket too
Why don't the localized version have these too?
I was thinking of getting the Yotsuba volumes in english but after knowing they don't have the dust cover i don't feel like buying them anymore.
My spanish version of the third volume has a dust cover.
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>>154789530
I'm not from burgeristan, it's closer to 6 to 10€ per volume depending on the size, quality of paper, level of dickishness of the publisher, etc. And they come with dust jackets as well (I must say I don't have any clue why americans publishers don't use them since they don't add any significant expense), some publisher keep the cover designs close to originals. Which really why I bother buying in the first place, hadn't the quality/price balance been that good then it would be a different story
that does however exclude some publishers who botch everything they do
Fuck Soleil
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>>154789530
It's mostly the american market being strange. Needing every cent to stay alive. Having to announce items a year before release to get them sold at all. Manga is a niche, heck any comic not aimed at kids is.

While european editions may not include the dust cover, they're still usually a couple of dollars cheaper than their american counterparts.
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>>154756594
I'm still a poor student and I don't really have the space for a bunch of DVDs in my place right now. Besides, I want to learn Japanese before I buy DVDs because if I'm going to collect them, I'd rather have the original versions. I'm not quite at the point where I can watch anime without needing subtitles so that's a no go right now.

I support my favorite shows by buying figures right now (when I have extra money.)
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>>154756852
This. I only do it for really great shows for this reason.
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postan mango collection
>tfw in poorly-lit corner
>tfw blurry
>tfw filename
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Oh, right.

Recently acquired Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer by combining shelf warmers at different local shops. Probably pictured next year.

Waiting for Dragon Half so I can get around to reading it. Have had scanlations since forever but never get around to reading those.

Currently reading Konosuba, the art's pretty charming.
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>>154789819
>some publisher keep the cover designs close to originals
When I said the cover I meant the material they use for the cover, no the design.

>>154789850
>It's mostly the american market being strange. Needing every cent to stay alive.
I have all 9 volumes of Witch Craft Works licensed by Vertical, its my favorite manga but the actual quality of the books is so low considering they are priced at $13 before any discount. That series is a special case though, I don't know of any other licensed series where the quality was so low. Some people even said the ink would just rub off if they touched a page too hard. Worst part is I don't even think they are going to release volume 10
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>>154790571
>When I said the cover I meant the material they use for the cover, no the design.
I'll give you that. From what I've seen of american releases, the shin and slightly plastified covers are pretty crap and the glue binding is begging to break.
But hey, at least you get the extra-centimeter so you can open the book properly
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>>154790571
Vertical caught up at v8, then v9 got a ten-month delay.

I suspect v10 shows up in the fall, or a year after Vertical gets to announce it for the US market after they get info of its JP release and can license it.

I am not a publisher, I do not know how this works. I just stared through assorted question-answering blogs by US manga publishers.
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>>154790970
http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEOBK-2009917
Volume 10 came out in November, that's why I assume Vertical isn't releasing it.
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>>154773236
I really like your setup and figure choices. Good taste, anon
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The slim DVDs in the top right are Medabots.
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>>154791110
>Paul Blart Mall Cop
patrician taste
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Not sure if this is on topic to this thread, but I'll ask.

Have any of you burned fansubed anime onto blu rays or dvds before?

I've never done anything like that before, so I'm not sure if it would be compatible with .mkv or not.

My drive is getting a tad bit full, so it would be nice to clear some space up while also keeping my anime.

I actually like having physical media, but some shows either will never get a local release or they get delayed for a long time, or are just impossible to find anywhere.
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>>154756594
Being poor and only watching an anime exactly once.
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>>154783472
>>154783615
Also the haibane renmei box set
guudo taste
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>>154791459
Better DVD/BD players can deal with actual files (even if you usually lose fancier typesetting and get limited on codecs). Otherwise you'd need to encode them.

I suggest getting a new hard drive instead. Take backups of your other files while you're at it.
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>>154789819
>Éditions Kami
Good thing they went under.
Too bad they took ARIA with them.

Ki-oon have been good so far. They also usually publish shit I like.
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>>154791459
I'm also interested in this. I tried once but it failed miserably
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>>154791750
>Ki-oon have been good so far. They also usually publish shit I like.
Them and Kurokawa are a blessing, publishing loads of smaller series or one-shot at a loss thanks to tentpole titles.
And the books are good in terms of quality.
I'll never get over all the trouble they went through with Genshiken and all the money they didn't make with it.
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>>154791747
Would a ps4 count as a "better BD player"?
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>>154792286
Presumably.

There may be video playback software you can install. I've never owned and hardly used any game console.
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>>154763159
Why is nise an 18, uncensored?
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I want to get back into buying manga, but just the shorter series or hard cover omnibus stuff. With the way these prices are, I can't justify spending 11 bucks per volume, especially with spring all of these video games coming out
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>>154784192
/a/ newfag here. Where do you even buy posters for non-normalfag shows?
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>>154792459
Toothbrush scene I presume.

http://bbfc.co.uk/releases/fate-kaleid-liner-prisma-illya-video

It's okay when girls do it.
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>>154792556
Typically Mandarake or Amazon jp. Mandarake is used goods, though some stuff is unused, and Amazon is both. Thought with non-normalfag shows I usually have to check for used goods there too. With Mandarake I check once in a while to see if they have new merch that is of good condition. I bought my Aria Premium Poster Books here, and both were unopened. But the ones there now are B condition so I'm not sure about them. Basically just sit around until something good comes along.
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>>154792570
That scene is pretty unsafe for kids I guess.
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>>154791496
i got no fuckin job man
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>>154756594
Just like collecting physical copies of games, I only collect BDs of series that I love.
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>>154793052
Why?
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>>154791459
I back up my folders once they get bd releases, but I'm absolutely autistic about it. Best quality, with OSTs, clean op/ed, and any ova or specials. Normally this is fine since I burn them as data discs, rather than finished dvds, but sometimes a single series takes up a lot of discs. My Cross Ange collection is 10 dvds, not exactly a space-saver.
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>>154794060
I have a DB drive, so a few BD would probably be able to hold a whole series.
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>>154794204
Probably. Keep an eye out for going out of business sales with tech shops. When Radio Shack went under I got 3k+ dvds for under $50
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>avoid buying anime BDs because of the prices
>spend the same amount of money on manga
>keep telling myself to stop buying manga
>do it anyway
I have no control.
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>>154773236
I think you and I would get along.
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>>154794322
Oh and by "spend the same amount" I mean buy so much used manga for $2-3 a volume that I've gone through a few hundred volumes and keep cycling through buying and reselling them.
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>>154781964
Infinitely jelly of that TTGL Box. What I wouldn't give to have that thing. Is it subbed?
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>>154773449
It's not bad, and since the series hasn't sold that well you can actually get overstock copies for really cheap
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>>154794462
Series and Movies are Subbed, Series includes the Dub as well.
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I use to buy DVDs. This was back when internet speed was shit, and to get something that wasn't in .rm format was a bit hard. Eventually I just downloaded shit as the quality and internet speed got better. I haven't bought animu dvd for over a decade now.

I really do regret not being able to buy this when it was still available though. I bought the others but only one of the box sets were out of stock. I waited for it to come back in stock, but it never did. I'm surprised the price hasn't depreciated that much. The cheapest I've seen it for sale is 60ish, while MSRP was 80 bucks 15 years ago.
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>>154790334
What's Orguss like? I've been meaning to check it out.
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>>154756594
I have that malaysian bootleg Evangelion box set and a few shitty movies from the japanese market and that's about it
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>>154756852
Pretty much this.
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>>154791096
>>154773336
Thanks Anons, I'm now back home and so here's a fresh new pic. Some new series and mostly additional volumes, really.

>>154794397
Cheers.
Isn't that similar taste in manga and anime theoretically the reason behind us being all together discussing those here on this anonymous imageboard?
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>>154797350
amazing taste anon
only thing I don't really agree with is no spice and wolf and not all yotsuba volumes
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>>154791786

Even in 1990, inconsistency between volumes was just a fact of the hobby.
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>>154797505
>amazing taste
Thanks, Anon.

>no spice and wolf
There's actually volume one of the LN hidden in there to the of the Kenshin volumes.
Now that I think of it, I should probably put it with the rest of the LNs.
Yotsuba's on my next buy list.
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>>154797545
Some manga publishers here in France actually pay attention to that, especially when the series is about to end.
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>>154771008
>Not renaming folders before torrenting
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I don't have a camera but by inventory currently consists of:

Anime:
>GITS: SAC (both seasons)
>Eureka 7 (12 Volume Format)
>Cowboy Bebop (Remix Edition)
>FMP: 2nd Raid
>Ergo Proxy
>F/SN (Deen)

Manga
>Chobits Omnibus 1&2 (Kindle)
>Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid 1&2

LN
>Haruhi Suzumiya 1-4 (4 on Kindle because physical was too expensive.)

>Spice&Wolf 1-2 (2 on Kindle)
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>>154799004
I forgot to add my digital downloads
>K Dub
>FMA:B Dub
>Steins;Gate Dub
>Hataraku Maou-sama Dub
>FLCL Dub
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>>154756594
If I consider it absolutely worthy of hardcopy I purchase it.

I have all of K-On (manga and anime), the Spice and Wolf collector's edition, and every printed volume of Yotsubato for example. I have more, but those are the things I want buried with me when I die.
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I've collected a fair amount more than this, and I own quite a bit of manga too, but I can't be bothered to get new pics
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>>154800849
>Kai Doh Maru
>Master of Martial Hearts

Oh boy
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>>154800993
>not owning good anime
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>>154801377
>first documentary
Fuckers are shitting on Otaku no Video
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>>154756594

I'm poor and I refuse to work
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Where do you all buy these? Publisher sites? Second hand?
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>>154803381
Rightstuf, eBay, Amazon, and thrift shops.
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>>154803381
Bookdepository for manga, amazon for anime.
If you're american i think Rightstuf might be best for anime though but i could be wrong
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>>154756594
I collect Blu-rays exclusively now, unless it's some exceptional thing where dvd is the only thing available and no higher definition version exists or is likely to show up.

I do it because I don't trust streaming to keep things I want available and prefer to own things rather than having glorified rentals, and I don't trust my own archiving of rips to survive some kind of unexpected server failure or accident.

My buying is a bit down on what it once was because I'm pickier and don't spend money on things to try them out, I just buy what I know is good. But I'll buy Japanese priced versions of the good things if I need to.
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>>154804151
Post your collection.
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this thread is still alive. I made this shit yesterday
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>>154804316
If the thread is still up when I get home I will. My shelving system is kind of a disaster though.
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>>154804794
if there is no Lupin. then you might as well not post anything.
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>>154804870
What if I tell you the Lupin BDs are at the back and you just can't see them
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>>154756594
Only shit i own is spice and wolf and lain, other shit is expensive
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>>154804960
who the fuck doesnt display their Lupin shit in the front.
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>>154797350
very nice, can see the shelves of the left one starting to sag you may want to swap some lighter stuff there
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bamp
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Favorite licensing company for anime/manga? For anime, mine's either Discotek or Nozomi Entertainment.
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>>154803381
I buy most manga at Bookdepository.

I used to buy DVDs at Axelmusic, which worked much like Bookdepository in having flattened shipping prices and pretty much everything to choose from. They also sent the same padded envelopes from probably the same US warehouses. They were too good for this world and filed for bankruptcy.

If you live in the USA I think Rightstuf would be the best in most cases, Amazon when they dish out the right deals and Bookdepository as a fallback.
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>>154805262
Yeah, think I'll remove what's behind the front row for a while to lighten things up.
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>>154756594
I don't have a TV or disc reader, so it seems like a bit of a waste. I bought an irresponsible amount of Japanese manga and doujinshi when I lived there though, so I feel like if there was some cosmic debt owed for years of free torrenting, I have paid it in full.
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Also my only regret is to not have gotten Utawarerumono S1 (and FMP:F too, actually) in physical form back then.
S2 was too shit for me to fork the money over, though.
Maybe the only series I'd pay a bit for.
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>>154806858
For manga its kind of hard to say which is the best since it usually varies from series to series.
I'd probably say Vertical or Viz just from those i've read though
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Eh, I subscribed to CR for a few years. Bought a few series, but never re-watch them, so why buy more?

I usually just checkout the manga from the library or buy the video game versions
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>>154809416
I dunno, I like looking at my library and think back to the series I've already completed. "Man, that was good shit."
It just feels satisfying and sometimes a little nostalgic too.
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>>154773236
Where's 20th Century Boys Vol. 1
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>>154789771
legal drug is that a dude weed manga?
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>>154809593
Lent it a few years ago, never saw it again. I should re-buy it used sometime.
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>>154806858
easily because they release retro anime and lots of Lupin. They are pure like my waifu.
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>>154771008
you're like a little baby
watch this
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>>154810558
Why do you have so much garbage? do you just download everything?
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>>154756594
Pretty much the only thing I don't buy are BD/DVDs. I own a lot of doujinshi, artbooks, magazines and figures.
It's a combination of the fact that they're exorbitantly priced and the fact that the value I'm getting out of them amounts to not much at all, considering all the contents (bar the box and the disc) are, or will be uploaded to some torrenting site.
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nah i just pirate it because of fps and anti consumer bullshit and stuff
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>>154756594
Even if I buy from any of the retailers near me, none of the money I spend will go back to the Studios.
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I would say these are the only anime DVDs I have, but I just remembered I forgot to add Spirited Away to this.
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They're too expensive. I live in Japan and the prices here for a fucking Blu-ray is insane and you don't even get most of the show, you get like 3-4 episodes. I can't believe the prices otaku are willing to pay for this shit. A box set in America for $50 is a steal in comparison and I still think that's expensive as fuck. A box set in Japan, you're lucky if it's $100, it's usually like $200+ from what I've seen. That's insane. Guys who pay 6000 yen for a third or fourth of the episodes, what the fuck? I get it's your hobby but at some point you gotta realize you're being played.

If I go buy an American show in Japan, I can get the whole fucking season for about 3000 yen give or take. They are so fucking greedy with the anime.
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>>154811155
Oh and here's my manga.
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>>154810558
Are we doing this now? This here is 2.71 TB. I also used to have a separate 2 TB drive that was full of watched anime, and another 2 TB drive holding my backlog, but both of those drives died.
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>>154811156
The anime industry really is weird.
It's basically entirely supported by a few whales ready to pay out the ass for the thing they're obsessed with (waifu/husbando, VA, director, animator, studio...).
I very, very rarely buy anime BDs for series I love because they're so damn expensive, and there's no way I'm buying localized editions.
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>>154811360
my friend is a navy seal and has friends in the FBI you better watch out bud
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>>154811384
I'm not your bud, pal.
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>>154811360
>NTFS compression on video files
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>>154756594
I'm to coward to buy chinese cartoons as a 25 years old,with Manga you can dissimulate
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>>154756594
I don't buy anime but I buy merchandise. I have a lot of figures and shit in my room. Anime is overpriced for what you get.

Even the figures are overpriced honestly but having a very high quality statue in my room has value to me personally. The most I paid for a figure was about $300 and it was a very large high quality figure but I felt slightly cheated even if I was overall happy with the product.
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>>154811520
Post pics faget, especially of that one figure you're so proud of.
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>>154800849
How'd you like Animatrix? Does it count as anime? Some of it was made in Japan, right?
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>>154811520

Same. I don't have any anime blu-rays yet, but I have Evangelion art books, multiple dakimakura cases and a bunch of figures.

(Picture is missing several new additions).
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>>154811643
キモ過ぎる
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>>154811643
>buys girl figures
what a faggot. I never understood the appeal.Unless you stand in front of them and jerk off, what's the point of owning them?
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>>154811673

The most expensive one I've ordered so far is $200 for the Alter Asuka Shikinami Jersey Edition 1/7th Figure. It's still on the way.

Pictured is 1/6th Kotobukiya Asuka Shikinami. The two cheapest figures I got as gifts.


>>154811785

And see, I've literally never understood the appeal of male figures. Mecha or Zoids maybe (don't personally own any), but why would you want to look at some buff ass anime-man all day?

Gayyyyy
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>>154811891
>And see, I've literally never understood the appeal of male figures
Why would you not want to own your favorite character from your favorite series? I'd kill for a Spike Spiegel or a Vash the Stampede. Having girl figures is just sissy looking.
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>>154811520
Honestly, I am exactly the opposite. What point would I have for owning a figure? I'm not going to use it for anything. It's just going to sit on my shelf, and the reference will be lost on anyone who hasn't seen the anime.

I'd much rather have a nice looking boxed set on my shelf if I care that much. It is about as impressive with a limited edition or something, plus it can actually be used to watch said anime if someone is curious.

I mean, I'm not against owning figures, just that I would find it incredibly strange to pass up on a DVD collection of an anime (or anything similar) in order to own a figure of a character from the anime instead.
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>>154811964
This.
These figs you can put on display and have them be appreciated by everyone, regardless of the gender of either the fig or person looking at it.
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If I like it enough to own it and I think it's a decent release. Being an EOP makes the second a lot harder for me, but not impossible. I recently bought that Nichijou release and the new Ghost in the Shell Steelbook.
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>>154797350
>La signalisation routière en France de 1946 à nos jours
Objectively and subjectively the most advanced taste ITT.
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>d-do you guys support the anime industry?
>localized shit
everyfuckingtime
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>>154811891
buys the same circle jerked waifu over and over again instead of owing a cool gunpla or a awesome male character
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>>154812214
>shit, someone actually noticed
I-It's a very interesting topic Anon, I swear.
Honestly I'm not sure if I should be more amazed at me for buying this — and loving every bit of it — or at the authors for writing and have such a book published.
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>>154812516
I was barely joking, it's the sort of thing that seems plain but gets really interesting once you start digging into it and learn that every single sign had a lengthy development taking buttloads of conditions into account from low-light visibility to behavioral response to ease of recognition.
>tfw lost a pre-war driving manual while moving flats
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>>154756594
Assuming each volume is about 200 MB
200 * 22 volumes =4400 MB or 4.4GB.

That's 1/4 of 16GB USB flash drive.

>>154763159

200 MB * 94 = 18800 MB Or 19 GB.

>>154773236
Estimated 700-750 volumes. 150,000 MB or 150 GB.
>>154781575
Estimated ~250 volumes. 50 GB


All of these could be stored in a small tiny 1TB HDD easily.
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>>154812794
You don't like physical volumes? Are you poor or something?
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>>154812794
But anon digital book collecting isn't as fun.
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>>154812993
Digital "collecting" isn't fun in the first place.
It's practical, it's efficient, it's cheap, but it isn't any fun.
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>>154763159
agreed, dvds are cool, but lately they are just shitty discs in a plastic case. you can get the same of better experience on your computer. but buying a book lets you sit where you want and hold paper and turn pages, i feel like it's worth the extra cost (also one publisher sends me manga to review)

pic related, my current backlog
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>>154813212
and the shit i've read (1/3)
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>>154813261
(2/3)
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>>154813293
(3/3)

I only got into manga in the last couple of years but they're not really much that beats finding something great looking at a used book store for a couple of bucks, that you end up loving to death. keeping up with modern stuff def isn't cheap though
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>>154756594
My favorite show's fully dubbed and all, it's just that the licensers are refusing to distribute and sell it in North America.
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>>154812311
why dont people buy what they like and not buy something so they can feel "manly" or "cool"
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>>154763159
But that's expensive too.
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>>154813293
>putting volumes in order from right to left
Punpun disagrees.
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>>154814994
Kenshin does, too.
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Post moar pics
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>>154812923
I think he might have an aversion for comfy reading.
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Only have a meager BR collection, slowly upgrading from my DVDs

Need to pick up the new Metropolis dual-format release
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Mangoes 1/2

Have since bought Icaro Book 2, Pluto vol.1 and Cyborg 009 vol.10
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Mangoes 2/2
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>>154813680
Not as expensive. That and i'd rather read manga physically than watch anime on my tv because my tv is small as fuck.
That and the whole Region A thing
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>>154813261
>>154813293
>>154813347
I want to see the skateboards
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>>154819313
>>154819366
>>154819156
How's the mango situation in the UK?
How is it compared to say the US and France?
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>>154819442
Don't tell me murrican publishers actively region lock their BD releases?
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>>154819584
Pretty much all our stuff is imported from the US, so it's the same as what you get. I think Viz might have a UK distributor but that's all the difference.

I don't really follow modern stuff so I'm not that clued in. Most of my stuff is long OOP
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>>154819654
Yep.

Funny how Jap BDs are almost never region locked.
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>>154819654
>>154819756
>tfw R2fag admiring all the Discotek releases we'll never get

At least we Anime Ltd
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I have a ton more manga but it's all in a tub. 1-27 of Naruto 1-30 something of bleach, 1-3 of claymore, 1-2 of death note, and 1-3 of fairy tale. I'm a poor fag.
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>>154819785
>R2
at least we could watch jap shit back then in the DVD era without region modifications.
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>>154819654
They sure do. And i hate it because season 1 of Hidamari Sketch is available in Region B but the rest of the series sure as fuck isnt,
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What's that one book/series you guys are trying to complete? It's fucking insane how pricey some OOP tankobons get, even simple Tokyopop shit.

>Message To Adolf, OOP for a handful of years
>now goes for £100+

Fuck sake
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>>154819654
>>154819855
How difficult is it to get some software to run all Blu-Ray regions on your computer?
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>>154819797
Why are American releases so damn ugly?
Why not try keeping the design, lettering the same
Why not keep the dust jacket? I love removing dust jackets only to find one or two surprise usually humorous bonus pages under them (usually found in Square Enix published manga)

>>154819855
>>154819707
>>154819756
I think I just understood why. It must have to do with the outrageous JP prices and blocking reverse importi-
>Japan is also region A
nevermind then
they can keep their shit.
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>>154819654
The problem is that Japan and the USA are the same region when it comes to BDs. I wonder who thought this was a good idea. USA and Europe lumped together would have made more sense.

For DVDs, Japan and Europe are the same region, but region-free DVD players showed up fairly fast. And if you play on a PC, Linux will completely ignore the region bits on the disc and the drive unless you explicitly tell it to care.
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>>154819960
The guy your responded to here, yeah the BE spines are slightly up or down and that does bother me. But also the actual manga themselves sometimes run a bit taller and a bit shorter than others. It's weird. I do have the slip cover for steins;gate but I took it off and placed it elsewhere where it can't be damaged because taking it off and on a ton can end up damaging it. I never bothered doing that with my attack on titan releases though. Also I don't think there has ever been a dust jacket for standard manga releases (from shonen jump and such) so I'm not sure what you're on about.
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Only Anime related stuff I own, just because it is a masterpiece IMO.
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>>154819893
>Matsumoto's Ring of the Nibelungen
>Need volumes 5 to 7
>OOP
>60 yurobucks each at least
Oh well. At least I grabbed the first four from a dude who didn't know what it was and sold them 3€ each.
And the original pressing of Planetes rather than the bullshit local upscaled versions with colour pages leaking everywhere
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>>154820208
Yeah I got lucky on a volume of Cyborg 009, found it in a lot of misc manga shit being sold on local adverts and got it for a mere five euro. Think those and secondhand stores are the best way to go really

Also what's wrong with the Dark Horse reprints of Planetes?
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>>154820131
>dust jackets
I was talking about the original JP releases and what you can find elsewhere (e.g. France).
Do you guys get those bonus pages?
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>>154820328
Not the dark horse, the french editions
fucking Panini ruining everything
They made two bigger edition, one in three volumes with soft cover. One in just one volume with a hardcover. I'll let you imagine how comfortable it is to read over a 1000 pages with a hardcover.
Plus you have occasionnal blur in the black and white pages and the coloured pages look just awful, all the colours bleed into each other, it's blurry as shit.
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>>154820427
Oh yeah we get all of those but in a bonus section in the back. Sometimes we get "character interviews" 4-panel comics, and how the author made a certain scene. They're one of my favorite parts. We get a bunch of bonus stuff.
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>>154756594
I will never pay a singe cent for entertainment. This is my golden rule.
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>>154821118
Faget detected
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>>154821118
I presume you fished your computer out of the dumpster and leech someone else's wireless.
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Recently re-sorted my shelves by book sizes/publishers. It's strangely satisfying.
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No pics but I have the following on my shelf.

>A Distant Neighbourhood
>Guardians of the Louvre
>A Drifting Life
>Abandon the Old in Tokyo
>The Push Man and Other Stories
>Gyo
>Fragments of Horror
>Onwards Towards Our Noble Deaths
>Dream Fossil
>Tropics of the Sea
>A Girl on the Shore
>Ajin volumes 1-5
>Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer omnibuses 1-5
>Astro Boy Omnius 1
>Death Note volumes 1-12 +13 and Light novel
>Parasyte Volumes 1-8
>Trigun volumes one and two
>Trigun Maximum volumes 1-14
>.Hack//Legend of the Twilight Bracelit volumes 1-3
>Strike Witches: Fuso Sea Incident volumes 1 and 2
>Franken Fran omnibuses 1-4
>Nichijou volumes one and two
>Inuyashiki volume 1
>Goodnight Punpun omnibus 1
>Planetes omnibus 1
>Ghost in the Shell volumes one and two
>Insufficient Direction
>Rezero novel 1
>Spice and Wolf novels 1-3
>Baccano novel 1
>Servant x Service volume 1

Rate. Will buy the second omnibus of Planetes next before I buy any new series since there's a lot I need to catch up on.

>>154821923

Are the BLAME volumes really that small?
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I sometimes wish I had a really big collection, but I usually only buy stuff I really like.
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>>154813212
>>154813261
>>154813293
>>154813347
Where'd you get the shelves from?
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>>154822204
Depends on your definition of 'small' I guess.
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>>154822583

So a lot bigger than a typically sized manga. I still don't feel why Vertical had to charge it £20 per book though.
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>>154821212
Computer is not entertainment.
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>>154822840
They're 2-in-1 aswell.
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>>154811237
I wanna have the /v/-related books you've got. Are they cheaper than most localised manga?
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This the only Japanese boxset I have. The rest are localized.
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>>154821923
I'm very tempted to do so myself, but the last time I sorted my library it took nine hours and horrible backpain.
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>>154825250
>SEELE with the amazon mascot face
It's adorable.
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>>154819785
>>154819825
Pretty much any dvd player can be made region free just by pressing buttons on the remote in the correct order. Google your player's unlocking instructions.
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>>154756594
>paying and waiting for things that you can have for free instantaneously
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>>154823664
List price for Zelda is $20, list price for Mario is $15. You can get them for less on Amazon.
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>>154812794
I swear to god this retard doesn't know shit about bluray disc and what the fuck contain in a anime bluray release.
>lurk more pls
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>>154828613
I think he was talking about manga volumes.
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>>154828934
why you stores your manga in a flash in the first place
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I recently got back to purchasing physical manga, again. Something very different than having it on a digital screen. Also been thrifting for Anime and stuff also (again) started buying anime again. Well at least the ones that fuel my nostalgia goggles.

I think for that aspect I'm satisfying my younger self since It was difficult to consume Japanimation in my younger days and when I did get to watch or read about it on on Animerica it would be great to hear about how good or bad an anime reviewd

Pic related I still own this issue. I still have a couple more but not many.

I remember looking for the tentacle notifying that it's a hentai

I was also a perverted kid. :^)
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>>154821923
>Arpeggio
Military moe needs all the love it can get.

Consider picking up what exists of Strike Witches and Girls und Panzer.
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I would collect, but in LatAm only 8 mangos are actually official and actually support the series. So I just don't bother.
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I imported the manga that my waifu is in because it is the highest paying way to support the mangaka as possible and I'm learning Japanese so they're also study material. It's pretty much the only thing I collect.
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>>154830545
Bookdepository should ship down there, unless the junta henchmen want bribes for your mail.

But it would mostly be the US editions.
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>>154781964
bruh that eva blurei set.
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I'm working on it but you can trash talk it.
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>>154809826
naw, legal drug is a manga by clamp so its got some fujoshit goin on but its pretty good nonetheless. It has nothing to really do with weed.
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I don't really read manga, but I do have some stuff.
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>>154758989

This.

I got into anime over the last six months. I wanted to buy some of the series I've watched and figured that it worked just like it does with western TV shows. Either full seasons or full series in one set.

Then I started researching it, and noticed that everything is horribly fragmented among various releases, and that the prices for what you get are outrageous.

And don't even get me started on shit being out of print. The used movie store in town wants $120 for the NGE box set, and it's just the discs. Doesn't even include the packaging.

You lads have it tough.
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>>154831369
NGE in general is a bitch to buy.
You either have to pay 100 bucks or more for boxset+50 for EoE which are both 480p, or 300 or more for blurei which doesn't include subs.
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>>154831730

Real talk.

Like I said, I just got into anime, but have been in the retro game collecting bubble for years, and honestly, from what I can tell, anime collecting may be even more of a nightmare, which is saying a lot.




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