I had a thought about how a thread regarding anime storage where users could discuss how they store their collections and the best ways of doing so could be helpful. I’ll kick it off with my current storage musings.
They released it on VHS and DVD. As you can see, some plank decided to bundle Leiji Matsumoto's masterpiece with that trashy Digital Devil OAV. Like all the other Kiseki DVDs, it's a crappy presentation of the master they used for the VHS release, complete with burnt-in subtitles. It actually looks worse than the VHS in some ways, due to damage that had occurred to the master tape in the years between the VHS and DVD releases. On the other hand it's one of the greatest anime of all time, with English subtitles, so I'm not complaining (too much).Eh?
Kiseki released The Cockpit in the UK?? Why on Earth didn't I know that?
(I know that's totally not the point of this thread or that photo, but...)
Respect. In the increasingly unlikely event I ever manage to own property I imagine I’d do the same. As it stands most of my anime (along with most of my other possessions) currently live inside cardboard boxes in a shipping container.I build and paint my own solid wood shelves
if you're fine with storing under the bed i'd suggest a 70L really useful box, i was trying to figure out which ones to get to store the stuff i wanted to keep but because i'm starting to run out of room wanted to relegate somewhere else, i worked out it can hold roughly 150 spine up or 198 stacked cover up of BD/UHD/PS3/PS4 cases, there's also another box in their range that is the same dimensions but double the height but i think it was just a bit too tall to go under my bed so i limited it to the 70L being the highest i'd goI’ve been looking into my storage options recently in terms of anime titles that I don’t want to sell but could put elsewhere to make space, so looked to use the same stackable crates I’ve been using for other dvd and blu rays.
Sadly, said crates are too short to comfortably hold my anime CEs so I’m looking into how best to store them without stacking boxsets on top of each other and currently have this layout (excuse the bedspread pics):
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I’ve found some crates of roughly the same size that are slightly taller so will be testing those in the week.
i can't seem to find those sorts of boxes sold here but we do have a brand of high quality plastic boxes called really useful boxes which i think for a 50 DVD/BD case storage box is around £10-15, for your more western media stuff have you considered printing covers and sticking them in multi-disc cases? there's a custom cover thread on blu-ray.com and a lot of them are pretty decent in quality, also useful when the publisher only decides to release a digipak or in the case of WB with batman a funkopop pack and you just want to store the blu-rays on the shelfSpeaking of cardboard box storage for anime... since my anime collection is spreading to a fifth shelf unit now, I will need to vacate most of my remaining live-action movies, 3D movies, and live concert discs still stored on one of the shelf units to closet storage. I had found these DVD-sized cardboard boxes for a fairly inexpensive price on Amazon US a few years ago for my 800+ live action movie blu-rays, and they are still available; these are sized specifically for DVD, and each box is 24" x 7.5" x 6" so will hold 40-50 DVD or Blu-ray singles. I have some 24"-deep chrome wire rack shelving in the walk-in closet in my basement, so these 24" boxes, once filled and closed, will stack up on the shelves ends-facing-out quite nicely. Below is the Amazon US link for reference (perhaps a similar item is available on Amazon UK?) and a couple pics of some of my overflow anime sets stuffed into a few of the boxes temporarily until I get the new shelf unit installed...
(10) Cardboard DVD Work Boxes / Trays for DVDs in Cases