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Jan 24, 2013 9:35 PM
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Forgive me if this is in the wrong part of the forums, though do let me know, but Aniplex really irritates me. Time after time again they release some of my favorite shows, and time after time I'm disappointed once I see the high prices they place on anime. Not to mention the Bluray only releases. Seriously. I like DVDs. I want them. Examples of what I mean:
Bakemonogatari(bluray only)- $150
Nisemonogatari(bluray only)- $120
Puella Magi Madoka Magica- $90 or $210 depending upon version bought
Durarara!!- $120 or 150, depending upon version bought
Read or Die-$150

Do you guys see the problem with this? Compare to prices on Viz products, or Funimation products, or Sentai products. Or Nozomi products. Or, even the now dead Bandai. (dead in america, that is). They all release anime much cheaper and in dvd format. I know Aniplex releases super high quality shows in super high quality releases, but it hurts anyone who is kind of broke who just wants a simple dvd with maybe some special features. Sheesh, even bluray/dvd combo packs at funimation prices would be nice.
Jan 24, 2013 9:39 PM
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that still cheaper that what i pay per show so do not moan
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Jan 24, 2013 9:40 PM
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DateYutaka said:
that still cheaper that what i pay per show so do not moan

What do you buy? Or, where do you live that gives you such high prices? O.o
Jan 24, 2013 9:42 PM
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DateYutaka said:
that still cheaper that what i pay per show so do not moan


You must be paying a lot for things.
Because those prices in the first post are really high.

@OP it would seem like they have a different marketing strategy than other companies.
I guess they are hoping that people who buy anime would pay that price for it. Instead of lowering the price and maybe still seeing around the same sales.
Jan 24, 2013 9:43 PM
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I love Aniplex. I buy most their releases. Their resale value never goes down so it "costs" even less than a Funimation in a shitty box. Although... NIS America seems to have the highest quality extras, though their releases come in a huge non-standard size box which is the most retarded marketing decision ever.
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Jan 24, 2013 9:43 PM
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Battlechili1 said:
DateYutaka said:
that still cheaper that what i pay per show so do not moan

What do you buy? Or, where do you live that gives you such high prices? O.o

i m Japanese it around $75 per volume here go to cd Japan they charge street prices to see how much anime is here
"If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine"

When the union's inspiration through the workers' blood shall run
There can be no power greater anywhere beneath the sun
Yet what force on earth is weaker than the feeble strength of one
For the Union makes us strong
Jan 24, 2013 9:46 PM
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DateYutaka said:
Battlechili1 said:
DateYutaka said:
that still cheaper that what i pay per show so do not moan

What do you buy? Or, where do you live that gives you such high prices? O.o

i m Japanese it around $75 per volume here go to cd Japan they charge street prices to see how much anime is here

I do know that Japanese anime prices are much higher. But since anime prices in my country are much lower, I think they should be consistent. I also think that many of the anime fans in Japan should start complaining more.

Also, I somehow neglected to include this: Gurren Lagann Bluray Set to be released in Japan: $500 dollars.
Jan 24, 2013 9:46 PM
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The only thing I don't understand about Aniplex releases is the totally arbitrary pricing scheme. I mean like Durarara!! is 26 episodes for $150, and something like Oreimo is 16 episodes for $280. What the hell? Fate/Zero is $700 total.
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Jan 24, 2013 9:54 PM
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Muscle Girl! live action dorama [ iv just brought this fom cd japan my self
125 us dollars and most anime is priced as such

12 epidoes around 100 -$130
26 around 150 usd
52 or more can cost up to 500 usd [ dvd]
"If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine"

When the union's inspiration through the workers' blood shall run
There can be no power greater anywhere beneath the sun
Yet what force on earth is weaker than the feeble strength of one
For the Union makes us strong
Jan 24, 2013 10:38 PM

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Well, it's like $80 for two episodes in Japan. But I will say this now. If I lived in America, I would not double dip to get Oremio on Blu-ray. I'm not sure how much the DVD is over there, but I paid $60 Australian for my DVD. You pay over $200 more and what do you get? Some pretty visuals, some meaningless physical crap and some animated commentary.

I actually think the Bakemonogatari/Nisemonogatari price is reasonable for what you get. If I could, I'd import the shit out of it. Same with Madoka. But Oreimo's Blu-ray should not have been an import.

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