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Title: Anime... Drugs would be cheaper. =^-^=
Post by: drallcome on March 31, 2004, 02:01:39 PM
Really.. I think drugs would be cheaper than anime..  

Over the last 7 years ive been collecting anime.. (LDs,VHS,DVDs,CDs,Games,Wall scrolls, Figures, ect....)

And over that entire span ive spent close to 10,000$.  Or more.  Dont forget Upgradeing TVs and Home theater sound-systems to make my anime experance better.    Im not kidding.. And im not complaning. :)  Ive love every min of it.

I do love how anime on dvd is releasing faster now..  

I just hate that this weekend 3 anime DVDs that I want are comming out.  Kino's Journey vol 2, Maison Ikkoku Box set 3, and Texhonolyze. Uhh..

How do we do it?  Whats your thoughts on your spending on anime?
Title: Anime... Drugs would be cheaper. =^-^=
Post by: KimaLucifer on March 31, 2004, 02:18:33 PM
Computer downloading is cheaper.

 I don't spend that much on stuff like that because my family members in Japan send me stuff like that.
Title: Anime... Drugs would be cheaper. =^-^=
Post by: drallcome on March 31, 2004, 04:03:32 PM
Heck.. Got my anime group to do all the downloading for me.  Its great but I prefer US released dvds.  I.. hum.. like dubs..  Please dont kill me..

I like watching anime, not reading anime. :P

Now.. only if I could get the Japanese connection like you do.
Title: Anime... Drugs would be cheaper. =^-^=
Post by: DayDreamerNessa on March 31, 2004, 04:59:32 PM
unfortunately i can't download anything, because we have a piece of crap of a computer ~_~ so i have to buy DVD's instead, the only problem i hate about this, is that it takes much longer to see a series when you have to buy the dvd, than those who can download it and see a series much faster. ;_; i want to finish fruits basket damnit, but i don't have money >_<
Title: Anime... Drugs would be cheaper. =^-^=
Post by: neko ewen on March 31, 2004, 07:47:46 PM
I don't suppose you live in or near San Jose? If you do, Nikaku (SJ Japantown) has a rental section with a pretty good selection of both DVD and VHS.

Since the plug was pulled on my house's DSL I've had to rely on friends with broadband for new digisubs (must have more Naruto).
Title: Anime... Drugs would be cheaper. =^-^=
Post by: Charming_Dorian on March 31, 2004, 08:31:15 PM
i make my pet buy it for me.
hes a good boy.
Title: Anime... Drugs would be cheaper. =^-^=
Post by: drallcome on March 31, 2004, 11:56:43 PM
Quote from: "Charming_Dorian"
i make my pet buy it for me.
hes a good boy.



Lol.. Reminds me from a seen from Golden Boy. "Oh Yess my Queen!"
Title: Anime... Drugs would be cheaper. =^-^=
Post by: KinFreon on April 01, 2004, 01:14:00 AM
Now, are we talking prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, or narcotics? XD
Title: Anime... Drugs would be cheaper. =^-^=
Post by: SuperKawaiiNeko on April 01, 2004, 02:57:55 AM
All of the above, my man.
Title: Anime... Drugs would be cheaper. =^-^=
Post by: drallcome on April 01, 2004, 08:44:09 AM
Some people say I should claim 2 more dependents on my tax return.  Since I am supporting 2 children, Anna and May.
Title: Anime... Drugs would be cheaper. =^-^=
Post by: DayDreamerNessa on April 01, 2004, 02:02:47 PM
aww damn, where i live it's about a 30-45 min drive i think, depending on traffic to san jose. To bad i didn't live closer, or IN san jose ~_~ that would be very convienent
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Post by: Tsubasa on April 03, 2004, 11:40:07 PM
Once again I'm subjected to, from what I've seen and heard, a mangled quote from Slow as Hell Anime: "Anime.  Yeah, drugs would be cheaper."

Anyway, I spend entirely too much on anime/manga/video games and I'm proud of it.  I believe that if you don't spend some money on it, you don't deserve to watch it.  Anime is a luxury and it shouldn't come free when it'll deprive the appropriate companies of their hard earned income.  I do download a little, but it's rather minimal and probably likened to the amount of VHS fansubs I used to watch back in the day.  And I still subscribe to the fansub ethics code, so I buy the stuff I download too.
Title: Anime... Drugs would be cheaper. =^-^=
Post by: 0t4k00 on April 05, 2004, 04:13:34 AM
When you mean anime do you mean over the counter anime or black market anime?

I have to agree in the past year alone I have spent close to 1,000 on anime alone, not including manga.  :shock:  *>.> 1,000 really* now that I think about it, that money could have gone to some rims and tires for my car.

My friends always ask me why I wear sunglasses in the day and carry clear eyes with me. It’s to hide my red eyes from watching anime all night.
But I don’t have a problem; I can quit any time I want. Now if you excuse me I need to finish watching the rest of Naruto before my shift is over at work.
Title: Anime... Drugs would be cheaper. =^-^=
Post by: KinFreon on April 05, 2004, 07:05:10 AM
One day...I thought I was going to this cool new anime con in town. When I got to the hotel, it turned out all I saw was my mom and some weird counselor person. It was...an INTERVENTION!!! O_O
Title: Anime... Drugs would be cheaper. =^-^=
Post by: Glitch on April 05, 2004, 08:24:11 PM
Quote
One day...I thought I was going to this cool new anime con in town. When I got to the hotel, it turned out all I saw was my mom and some weird counselor person. It was...an INTERVENTION!!! O_O

Pure evil.An abomination of otakuness.0_0
Title: Anime... Drugs would be cheaper. =^-^=
Post by: Wave Sovereign on April 10, 2004, 12:46:16 AM
I haven't speant too much. Only about 1,000 myself. All worth it!
Title: Anime... Drugs would be cheaper. =^-^=
Post by: KinFreon on April 10, 2004, 02:43:42 PM
I was once detained at the Canadian border for having lots of manga in my duffel bag. This is true. Very true.

It was as if...I had drugs. XD *LOL*

Of course they were really looking for pr0n. But still, this is just has too much of a correlation with this thread. XD
Title: Anime... Drugs would be cheaper. =^-^=
Post by: Playgirl on April 12, 2004, 08:27:59 PM
But hey, the best thing 'bout buying anime instead of drugs is that they last longer  :D
Bigger fixation for them too.......heh heh
Title: Anime... Drugs would be cheaper. =^-^=
Post by: Glitch on April 13, 2004, 12:02:01 AM
...plus it's easier to get action figures about anime.A jerry garcia action figure just doesn't compare to an alucard figure.
Title: Anime... Drugs would be cheaper. =^-^=
Post by: platinum edge on April 13, 2004, 01:12:12 AM
Well, I guess it's true that anime is more expensive than drugs.  That's ok though, anime keeps me off the streets and off of drugs. . . although I do need to break my 3 eps a day habit . . . need more Full Metal Alchemist, Aishiteruze Baby, ect . . .
Title: Anime... Drugs would be cheaper. =^-^=
Post by: KinFreon on April 13, 2004, 01:37:42 AM
Officer Friendly can't throw you in County over a Love Hina DVD and a couple volumes of the Ai Yori Aoshi manga. XD
Title: Anime... Drugs would be cheaper. =^-^=
Post by: VictimX on April 15, 2004, 07:12:17 PM
I can relate to the spending of anime. I have spent close to $400 on anime VHS but lately I've been buying DVDs which sem to come to $200. Then the other things like cels, wall scolls and action figures of this to about $300. With how much people spend on anime we could be considered small time cartel.
Title: Anime... Drugs would be cheaper. =^-^=
Post by: drallcome on April 15, 2004, 09:21:15 PM
I was thinking.. Oh no watch out. hehe.  Is there a self help group for Anime otakus like AA?  A 12 step program for otakus? LOL.  =^-^=  But heck, I need my anime.
Title: Anime... Drugs would be cheaper. =^-^=
Post by: KinFreon on April 15, 2004, 11:43:33 PM
"Hi. My name is Kin, and I'm an otaku."
Title: Anime... Drugs would be cheaper. =^-^=
Post by: Glitch on April 15, 2004, 11:45:30 PM
You need more then a 12 step progam to get an otaku off anime.You'll need to completely de-program an otaku with instense persistance.^,,,^
Title: Anime... Drugs would be cheaper. =^-^=
Post by: KinFreon on April 15, 2004, 11:46:20 PM
Quote from: "Glitch"
You need more then a 12 step progam to get an otaku off anime.You'll need to completely de-program an otaku with instense persistance.^,,,^


Clockwork Orange-style, yo! XD
Title: Anime... Drugs would be cheaper. =^-^=
Post by: Glitch on April 15, 2004, 11:57:44 PM
*De-programming backfires.* "Must...crush..hippies."
Title: Anime... Drugs would be cheaper. =^-^=
Post by: KinFreon on April 16, 2004, 01:21:52 AM
*straps Glitch to a chair and makes him watch "Love Hina"*

Easy, fella...we'll try this again later. XD
Title: Anime... Drugs would be cheaper. =^-^=
Post by: platinum edge on April 16, 2004, 02:43:48 AM
...apparently, there is a 12-step program out there...http://tapanime.com/fun/deotaku.html...
Title: Anime... Drugs would be cheaper. =^-^=
Post by: jepdooby on April 16, 2004, 02:47:14 AM
you need to visit chinatown... they have *cough* good cheap anime stuff >_>;
Title: Anime... Drugs would be cheaper. =^-^=
Post by: KinFreon on April 16, 2004, 03:25:15 AM
Quote from: "platinum edge"
...apparently, there is a 12-step program out there...http://tapanime.com/fun/deotaku.html...


I remember that page! XD Some of the info does seem a bit dated, though.

At least they did get the right idea about the Clockwork Orange-style treatment. XD
Title: Anime... Drugs would be cheaper. =^-^=
Post by: drallcome on April 16, 2004, 10:51:40 AM
Quote from: "platinum edge"
...apparently, there is a 12-step program out there...http://tapanime.com/fun/deotaku.html...


HAHA  I love Step #9

9.) When someone says "convention", force yourself to think of large gatherings of boring people in suits selling kitchen appliances.

Oh.. about buying anime in chinatown!  NO BAD OTAKU!  Support the arts.

(From FanimCon 2003 Friday Edition June 20, 2003 Newsletter)
Taken from last year FanimeCon Bootleg Policy....

""#1 They take away from the legitimately licensor that of that video.  Do you like anime on high quality DVD's with all the bells and whistles?
#2 Most dealers who sell bootlegs will charge you the same price fro bothe the real thing & the bootleg.  In some cases, you will buy a counterfeit, a burned copy, for a full price.  Oh yeah, I want to do that.
#3 Finally, we want you to shop with the piece of mind that you are getting the real thing.  Quality counts.  After many years in both anime and comic book fandom, I can tell you that every bootleg I got was always replaced with the higher quality item.

Remember, if we want fandom to continue we have to support it with the legitimate product.  If we all buy bootlegs and download anime, there will be no market left.  If you take away the market, There will be nobody who will want to be involved.  Thanks for the time and happy shopping! ""
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Post by: VictimX on April 16, 2004, 11:44:14 AM
I can agree with you drallcome I will download an anime and if I like it (95% of the time) I will go and buy the real licensed anime.
Title: Anime... Drugs would be cheaper. =^-^=
Post by: Tuplica on April 16, 2004, 05:38:15 PM
I only DL anime that hasn't been released here yet- It's that or buying the bootleg DVDs, and those not only take $ away from Japan but their subtitles suck.

And I agree- I haven't bought a -lot- of anime (I only buy my favs) but the retail value of my collection has got to be a couple thousand by now. @_@; Scary...
Title: Anime... Drugs would be cheaper. =^-^=
Post by: drallcome on April 17, 2004, 01:51:16 AM
Yea.. I do watch anime thats been downloaded.  Only because it wont be released in the US for years or not at all.  Thanks Miyuki, my main anime downloader. =^-^=