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Mar 17, 2008 7:56 PM

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No idea if this is up yet, and if it is gomenasai i am really bad at using the search bar.

How much (roughly) have you spent on anime related media such as dvd's and music and accessories over the years?

I think i've spent about $600-650 on anime media, and i am about to spend about $100 on cosplay.


 
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Mar 17, 2008 7:58 PM

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around or nearing $10,000 i think.

 
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Faust721 said:
around or nearing $10,000 i think.

Gah....*feels like pocket change*


 
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Mar 17, 2008 8:08 PM

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Untold thousands. I'm not sure entirely, never tried to count it, but considering I own over half of my completed list on DVD, on average say $120 a box set, 100 box sets = $12,000. But I have more than 100. Movies and OVAs will be $20-60, so another ~$2500 (50x50) there. Though I've bought quite a few box sets on sale for $50, so, I dunno. Somewhere between $10,000 and $15,000. Very rough math. If I counted VHS which I don't have on my list the total would definitely be over $20,000 for everything I've bought over my life.
 
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Mar 17, 2008 8:09 PM
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On DVDs alone, at last check I was nearing $10,000. Adding up all the manga with a few wallscrolls and figures I have definitely puts it above 10k.

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Mar 17, 2008 8:09 PM

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in the multiple thousands range myself, it's hard to tell.....
 
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ur guys are lucky that ur mother allowed anime ur ur houses, mine hates it...


 
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Mar 17, 2008 8:18 PM

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Around $1000 and that maybe a little low, good TV has saved me alot of money.
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Mar 17, 2008 8:26 PM

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TOO FRICKIN' MUCH. I'd say about $1000 on manga and probably the same on anime, or more.
 
Mar 17, 2008 8:30 PM

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A couple thousand, probably. I'm just now starting to build up my anime DVD collection. I usually concentrate on other movies and TV shows.
 
Mar 17, 2008 8:35 PM

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ur guys are lucky that ur mother allowed anime ur ur houses, mine hates it...


That has nothing to do with anything, really. I'd already left home before DVDs became mainstream. While I was collecting VHS before I moved out, I don't count that old part of my collection. Even if I had a VHS player these days, at least some of the tapes I have are bound to be unplayable. Not to mention VHS quality is horrific, especially after entering the HD era. >.<

If you still live with your parents, then just save for when you move out, then you can go binge on a collection. ^^
 
Mar 17, 2008 8:37 PM

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I've spent about $200 USD on Gundam model kits, and nothing else. Internet piracy's a really convenient thing.
 
Mar 17, 2008 8:38 PM

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I've only actually started collecting since a few years ago, so I never grew up in the 90's VHS era like some others here. Also, yeah, being an adult does help.
 
Mar 17, 2008 8:44 PM

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$0.



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Mar 17, 2008 8:55 PM

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^ That's evil!

Lol, but not really. Can't remember the last time I bought any myself. >_>

Though I have quite a bit and some boxsets. I'd say about $300 worth or so ... not "too" much. Purely on DVD's, nothing else.
 
Mar 17, 2008 8:59 PM

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Too much...*looks at 3 DVD racks filled with anime and shivers*...probably a good $8000-$10000...all that money I'd have if I didn't have this addiction...

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Mar 17, 2008 9:21 PM

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1500-3000$ this # is with the coast of net and pc's hds....dvds... and anything liek that, sadly my anime only pc's suck much less money than my gaming ones witch i have spent around 10k on over the last 12 years or so
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Mar 17, 2008 9:23 PM

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Many many thousands -_-; many...
 
Mar 17, 2008 9:24 PM

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Too much...*looks at 3 DVD racks filled with anime and shivers*...probably a good $8000-$10000...all that money I'd have if I didn't have this addiction...

:-)


Yeah, I get told that a lot. "Omg you spend over $1000 a year on anime? wtf" well. yeah. Most people spend much more than that on drugs (including tobacco) and alcohol every yeah. I don't smoke or drink or anything; anime is my drug. :D I'm happy spending my money on it.
 
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Well, 250 VHS (2/5 eventually replaced by DVD, but I did buy them) and 700+ DVDs, many of which were box sets/bargain sales, but many weren't.

A very rough guess would put it at least in the $10-15,000 range, or $1000-1500 per year on average. Maybe more.
 
Mar 17, 2008 11:27 PM

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i have no clue $$?
 
Mar 18, 2008 12:25 AM

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I've spent around €100 in manga (haven't bought any DVDs or other kind of merchandise, but I'm planning to).
 
Mar 18, 2008 2:20 AM

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Somewhere in the neighborhood of 750 bucks. It would be closer to a thousand but I got really lucky and this store slipped in their pricing of Zeta Gundam. Cut the set from 200 bucks to just 30. :D :D :D


And a lot of that is from the days when I spent 20 bucks per VHS tape. >_< Shame. All that money I spent on 3 eps per tape that I could've spent on full thinpaks. :(
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Mar 18, 2008 2:36 AM

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I've spent £400 on external hard drives/black dvds for my anime.

I've also bought:
Yu-Gi-Oh Episodes 1-15 (5 DVDs = £92)
Beyblade Episodes 1-21 (7 DVDs = £126)
Pokemon Episodes 1-30 (10 DVDs = £180)
Pokemon Movies 1-3 (3 DVDs = £54)
Ghost in the Shell (2 DVDs = £27)
Akira (2 DVDs = £25)
Ninja's Scroll (1 DVD = £12)
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: The Complete Operations (10 DVDs = £78)

I had ordered Gundam Seed but there were problems and I got the money back.

Total - £554 on Anime DVDs ($1124)
Most of the anime I had bought was when it was out newly. My mum absolutely hates anime, so I can't buy anymore also it is damn expensive, its cheaper to download... but I still buy the anime I love.
 
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To all the kids whose parents hates anime and won't let you buy it: give them a hug from me, please. You haven't learned the value of a dollar yet.



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Mar 18, 2008 3:40 AM

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To all the kids whose parents hates anime and won't let you buy it: give them a hug from me, please. You haven't learned the value of a dollar yet.


What does the value of the dollar have to do with ones hobbies? People spend hundreds or thousands of dollars a year on all sort of hobbies, what makes anime any less than music, or modelling, or gaming, or any number of other things?

If kids learn how to save and budget by working toward an anime collection, power to them.
 
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hum..not sure.
My manga collection is about erm...around 7000$ , my DVD collection around it's say 3000$ , my figure collection 1000 $ maybe 500$ , my model collection around 1000$ as for my CD collection , it's about 50$ lol .
...Oshi-
edit : forgot that Akatsuki robe i bought one day at Otakuthon which was around 70$ .
A death note necklace at 12$ and a Bleach one for 10$.
PS: all monetary value is in CA$
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Mar 18, 2008 5:36 AM

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DUDES! You're into the TEN thousands?!

I've spent exactly £2

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DUDES! You're into the TEN thousands?!

I've spent exactly £2

^_^


Sure. Why not? I enjoy anime. It's one of my main hobbies and has been for about two decades now. For how long I've been watching anime, I've probably spent around a thousand a year, though admittedly I've bought a lot more in the past decade than the two prior ones, due to DVD releases.

IMO it's better to spend $100 a month on a DVD box set, than $50 a week on alcohol and cigarettes like most people I know.
 
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Asako said:
sakR9 said:
DUDES! You're into the TEN thousands?!

I've spent exactly £2

^_^


Sure. Why not? I enjoy anime. It's one of my main hobbies and has been for about two decades now. For how long I've been watching anime, I've probably spent around a thousand a year, though admittedly I've bought a lot more in the past decade than the two prior ones, due to DVD releases.

IMO it's better to spend $100 a month on a DVD box set, than $50 a week on alcohol and cigarettes like most people I know.

Ahem to that.

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Mar 18, 2008 6:19 AM

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About a month ago I drop $800 on anime, and with what I have with that anywhere between $1500-$2000
 
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Nothing. I watch it on TV or online.
 
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To all the kids whose parents hates anime and won't let you buy it: give them a hug from me, please. You haven't learned the value of a dollar yet.


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if I were to estimate it would be roughly around $700-$850 and I don't plan on stoppin BTW.lol.
 
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Everyone has their own ammounts, if you have the money to spend on hobbies such as anime and have money left over good for you.


 
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I possibly can't fathom how much I've spent over the years. Between all my DVD's, manga, Gundam models, wall scrolls, posters, etc I've probably spent $10,000-$15,000. Thats just a rough estimate mind you.
 
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A looot. x___X
 
Mar 18, 2008 12:00 PM

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I have no idea... But anime is generally quite expensive hobby, in Poland even more...
 
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Asako said:
sakR9 said:
DUDES! You're into the TEN thousands?!

I've spent exactly £2

^_^


Sure. Why not? I enjoy anime. It's one of my main hobbies and has been for about two decades now. For how long I've been watching anime, I've probably spent around a thousand a year, though admittedly I've bought a lot more in the past decade than the two prior ones, due to DVD releases.

IMO it's better to spend $100 a month on a DVD box set, than $50 a week on alcohol and cigarettes like most people I know.


Yeah, true, and it's okay to spend money on your hobby... but... you don't need to spend that much money, especially when you can so many anime for FREE.

Anyway... I don't feel much envy coz I think that's way to much money. But maybe you're rich so it's okay
 
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hmmmmm i dun even noe the exact amount i've spent but i noe for sure its in the thousands cause the gundam models (espiecially the perfect grades) already went over the thousand mark
also the cosplay+materials for cosplay+accessories arent cheap either
the dvds arent a big part of the budget since u can get everything for free on the internet XP
then theres the random stuff which takes up a big chunk my money as well
well all in all i've spent enough money............perhaps i'll regret it in the future?lol >.<
 
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Not sure on the exact amount in cash, but with everything that I have in Anime DVDs, Appeal, and Merchandise. It ranges in the thousands.
 
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Man... on mangas alone.. I've no idea.. but its kinda... £800/900? T_________T its soooo baaaad D=
 
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Yeah, true, and it's okay to spend money on your hobby... but... you don't need to spend that much money, especially when you can so many anime for FREE.

Anyway... I don't feel much envy coz I think that's way to much money. But maybe you're rich so it's okay


Except it's not really FREE. That's an illusion perpetrated by spoiled anime "fans" who don't support the industry and give some BS excuse why it's perfectly OK to do so.

IMO, of course.

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Not that much. I really hunt for discounts.

I've spent quite a bit more on american comics, music, and life films.
 
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sakR9 said:
Yeah, true, and it's okay to spend money on your hobby... but... you don't need to spend that much money, especially when you can so many anime for FREE.

Anyway... I don't feel much envy coz I think that's way to much money. But maybe you're rich so it's okay


Except it's not really FREE. That's an illusion perpetrated by spoiled anime "fans" who don't support the industry and give some BS excuse why it's perfectly OK to do so.

IMO, of course.

/soapbox


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I've spent only a few hundred dollars on anime, maybe a thousand, but that's only because for the longest time I've been unable to purchase anything.
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When I first got into anime in '96 i spent a few hundred those first few years. Then i discovered the internetz anime and a friend who hords manga so I've spent less. Nowadays I'm getting into cosplay which cost a lot too and i still collect of anime plushies! Plus a poster or dvd here and there. Thats about it.

 
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Kimura said:
sakR9 said:
Yeah, true, and it's okay to spend money on your hobby... but... you don't need to spend that much money, especially when you can so many anime for FREE.

Anyway... I don't feel much envy coz I think that's way to much money. But maybe you're rich so it's okay


Except it's not really FREE. That's an illusion perpetrated by spoiled anime "fans" who don't support the industry and give some BS excuse why it's perfectly OK to do so.

IMO, of course.

/soapbox


question: how many music CD's have you bought in the past year?
 
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Kimura said:
sakR9 said:
Yeah, true, and it's okay to spend money on your hobby... but... you don't need to spend that much money, especially when you can so many anime for FREE.

Anyway... I don't feel much envy coz I think that's way to much money. But maybe you're rich so it's okay


Except it's not really FREE. That's an illusion perpetrated by spoiled anime "fans" who don't support the industry and give some BS excuse why it's perfectly OK to do so.

IMO, of course.

/soapbox


question: how many music CD's have you bought in the past year?


Face! LMAO

Still, hilarious as that was, this thread's getting kinda retarded. Between people saying its cool to get all the anime you want for free, and people saying its not worth your money at all....blah. *sighs*

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I love you and want to bear your children. :|

D:

.......

*checks Kuyukly's profile*

No thanks, I'm not into yaoi. I appreciate the sentiment, though. I think ;D


Supreme said:
question: how many music CD's have you bought in the past year?

answer: not many, but there was a time when I would buy a few pretty much every week. I do buy anime OSTs, too, but I'm assuming that wouldn't count ^^

question: how is this relevant, seeing as how musicians don't solely rely on album sales for their income?
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Sage: nobody is saying getting anime for free is cool. I just think 10k is a ridiculous amount, but then again i'm not trying to judge. I drop disgusting amounts of cash for retro jordans so I guess to each their own.

Kimura: I buy CD's of artists that I respect and whose work is worth keeping. Same with anime. That's why the only anime sitting on my shelf to this day is a cowboy bebop box set, a GTO box set and some of miyazaki's work. I'm sure it will get bigger as I continue to get into anime but I hope you see see my point.....you didn't run out and buy every CD that had one song you liked on it....haha
 
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