questionswhat is the best place to get anime blu-ray's or…

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I get most of mine from Amazon, but I've also used Right Stuf (http://www.rightstuf.com/), esp their Bargin Bin.

As for series, I've seen Dragonball (all of it), but thinking of getting Kai to see it all over again in a succinct manner (and a blue Mr. Popo O_o). Naruto, Naruto Shippuden, Bleach, Inuyasha (are they ever going to release the ending on DVD?), Cowboy Bebop, Evengelion (I'll get the latest Blu-Rays if they ever release them all), Fullmetal Alchemist and Brotherhood, Trigun, FLCL and some others. Loved them all.

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@vinithehat: 2 Issues, 1) I don't speak Japanese, 2) Air fare to Japan negates any discounts from buying from the source.

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Amazon or Robert's Anime Corner (http://www.animecornerstore.com)

Cowboy Bebop is the only series I really got into.

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@mrmucox: You said "The best" not "The best for @mrmucox"

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@thefenst: Oh, there are some great prices on that store. Seems like Right Stuf has 40% off Funimation titles too.

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@vinithehat: Well, I AM the center of the universe, I assumed that was understood!

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@mrmucox: Whoa! That's amazing! Rhode Island is the center of the universe? Dang. You just learn all kinds of useful stuff here.

:-D

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I've actually been getting back into anime recently, so here are some of my favorite series, old and new:

berserk,cowboy bebop,dragon ball, flame of recca, flcl, fullmetal alchemist, hellsing, naruto, one piece, samurai champloo, scryed, the law of ueki, tokyo underground, trigun

ovas and movies: battle angel alita, akira, ghost in the shell, spriggan, princess mononoke(everything studio ghibli).

I am also currently watching death note and this new show called ao no exorcist(the blue exorcist).

I used to buy anime from amazon and discountanimedvd, however honestly I download most of my anime. Not to promote piracy, but watching anime in mkv format and with really carefully done fansubs is just better a lot of the time.

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oh also if you like anime you may be fond of these american cartoons:

samurai jack(and everything by genndy tartakovsky), avatar the last airbender, afro samurai

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I've had good luck with getting anime DVDs off eBay. It's a good place to find region-free DVDs of series that haven't been Americanized (dubbed & released here) yet. I got Serial Experiments: Lain for like $10-15 I think, it's region 0 (no region coding), & it's the complete series.

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@portezbie: I've seem most of those you mentioned, just forgot about them, and a couple I've heard of but never watched.

Samuri Jack is awesome, I wish Cartoon Network still did good shows like that, instead of the crap they spew now. Seriously, shows like Flapjack and Chowder are the reason kids have NO attention spans.

Now, about that piracy thing, I have to disagree with you there. First of all, a lot of these are available on Hulu, Subbed very well. Second, I can't stand subs, as I want to watch the show, not read. Third, your reasons are why we in America don't get all the shows available in Japan, it's just not profitable when people can watch if for "free".

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Ghost in the shell is also awesome, Deathnote was interesting. Sometimes border's has good deals. Have you tried any of the sites where you can just watch them over the web? My daughter uses those and tells me "Oh I don't need the dvd mom but thanks". o_O

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Do I have to turn in my dude card if I admit that I fell in love with "Honey & Clover"?

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skip the dvds and get netflix lots-o-anime for 8.00 a month.

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@jeffyn: I forgot about that, I was just commenting on this the other day, they have a ton of anime. I believe it's all dubbed though so it depends on what you like.

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Don't buy anything. There are plenty of free sites for anime online. www.animecrazy.net or www.animefuel.com are good places to start.

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@mrmucox: I hear you on Cartoon Network, they haven't had a decent show in ages.

I use Amazon for a ton of my anime, and sometimes rightstuf has some good deals, but Amazon usually has the best prices. And if you use the the tracking site thetracktor.com you can actually have items tracked and get e-mail alerts when they go below whatever price you set.

Also, Darker Than Black is awesome, but only the first season, the second was BAD. I've heard the author of the manga it's based on is writing, or has written, new stuff that is supposed to replace the parts season 2 was based on. It was that bad. But season 1 was awesome!

Oh and the guy who created Samurai Jack is supposedly working on a movie to finish the series.

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@mrmucox: Actually from what I've read... it was only censored to be aired on Nickelodeon. The DVD releases are free of the ridiculousness of Blue Popo. So lots of blood as you'd expect...

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Yeah, Netflix streaming does not currently support optional subtitles (except for closed captioning on certain English language titles), so all anime is streamed dubbed, i.e. unwatchable as far as I'm concerned. If you go with a disc subscription, though, they have pretty nearly anything released in the US on disc and it's still quite economical.

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Amazon, Robert's, Right Stuff all excellent. As has been noted check often, prices will vary and sometimes there seems to be an "unadvertised" sale. I picked up Ghost in the Shell for real cheap that way. Also check Play Asia they have a lot of stuff if you're into figurines and games. Netflix also has a fairly good selection as has been noted. It's also good to have a region free player. I've picked up several things from Hong Kong, Malaysia, even Australia via eBay that have never been released in the states. Skyland, Garden of Sinners, and TinTin! I bought the Ghost in the Shell movies from Amazon UK because all the Amazon US reviews said the American version had really poor dubs and the UK ones were better. A couple of suggestions, the Aria series, a slice of life genre, Paprika kind of far out but great visually, Mushi Shi, Tokyo Godfathers, The Book of Kells.