Do You Still Buy Anime?

Published January 25, 2016 by Shay Taree

I know this topic may seem pretty random but I just felt like it was something I wanted to discuss especially since I can’t remember the last time I bought an actual anime. 
Now what I mean by bought doesn’t mean a subscription. What I mean by bought is going to a store or online and purchasing a physical copy of a show. 

For me the last physical copy of a show that I purchased was Sailor Moon R the new dub that was done by Viz. 

I honestly don’t buy anime as much as I used to and I think it’s because a lot things are now digitally available.

But what anime was that last one that you physically bought? Also do you still try and purchase a physical copy of an anime or do you now use subscription services like Netflix to watch anime?

I’m very interested in knowing those answers to please comment down below. I can’t wait to read them.

~Anime Reviewer Girl


33 comments on “Do You Still Buy Anime?

  • I do watch anime on subscription sites like Netflix, for sure, especially if I’m not sure if I’ll like it. But for shows that I love, even if I’ve seen the whole thing already, I do still buy the actual physical copies. I guess I have the mindset that I’ll want to watch it again, and who knows how long it will actually be available (in either format).

  • Last time anime I brought was nisekoi season 1 part 1 and currently have part 2 on order, ironically I tend to buy more manga than dvd/blue ray

  • I recently bought The Last: Naruto the Movie during Christmas. I still buy anime but not much because I either save up money for a long time or if it has an English Dub. It is funny goal but I am hoping to spend on buying Collector/ Limited Editions DVDs, they usually have exclusive content. I go for the DVD rather than Blu-Ray.

  • I have always bought my anime slowly starting to buy more manga but for only certain series I want to complete at the moment. Last one I bought was last week and got Golden time I’m on the face with that one but always stalking ebay for bargins to add to my collection. I’m always getting something πŸ™‚

    • Yeah I mostly tend to buy anime that I’ve already seen but I always look at record stores and sometimes also online through rightstuf.

  • I’ve started to buy more over the last year, because I have more money to spend on stuff like DVDs, but I still get the majority of them from second hand stores so they’re cheaper. But I definitely try to give back where I can.

  • I have a big DVD collection, but I haven’t bought a physical release in quite some time. The main reason is because I am low on storage space. I also feel like buying DVDs is a rip off. A lot of UK releases have come out with faults, despite being expensive. Why should I pay for something that is worse in quality than pirated stuff?

  • I definitely buy less anime than I used to. But I buy more manga than I used to. Most titles are available for free or cheap to stream, but most manga is not available for free/cheap digitally. The last title I bought was Hetalia I believe.

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