The Out of Print Anime Blu-ray & DVD Thread


Brigade Leader
Its always sad to see DVDs go out of print. I remember getting some Naruto DVDs when I was about 6 and now they are really rare.

I have a strange interest for OOP single volume DVDs.

Hopefully, by making this thread, I'll be able to see peoples region 2 single volume DVDs from companies like Beez, MVM, Revelation and ADV.

Be proud and show off dem rare DVDs!

Text is fine, but pics would be even better! :p

Enjoy discussing old stuff!


Student Council President
What are the oldest you've got?

As for me about a third of my collection will be out of print and that's about 100 or so. To give examples of R2 OOP (note the reference as there will be an explaintion to come), I've got the original Bubblegum Crisis, Dirty Pair Flash, Riding Bean, Gunsmith Cats, Excel Saga,.... Some of those listed are films and others were singles sold as a set.

A number of these OOP releases are still available to import from rightstuf though. This leads me to be a bit of a git and to tac onto this thread the same question about OOP titles in general, namely those you've had to buy of ebay and amazon because of their lack of availability anywhere in the west (basically who here has sailor moon?)


Za Warudo
I think the only OOP stuff that I actually own and personally bought are the Beez Cowboy Bebop Remix and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya DVD Sets, both of which I now own the Blurays for.
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya was actually my first anime purchase, and was my introduction to anime in general, so it has some sort of sentimental value to me. I believe I bought it after seeing so many videos about it on youtube, mainly to see what it was about... then it just sort of went on from there.

I do also have a few random ADV singles though, but those were free at my first London MCM Expo.


How a Realist Hero Bought Too Much Anime
AUKN Staff
Well the only OOP items I have are the following:
- The original release for Shigurui: Death Frenzy on Blu-ray. The original release had two slim BD cases and a packaging similar to Funimation. This version was soon replaced by a standard BD case.
- The original release of High School of the Dead on Blu-ray, now replaced by the Drifters of the Dead edition.
- Beez's Blu-ray release for Sword of the Stranger.
- Funimation's Limited Edition version of High School DxD Season 1.
- The Ultimate Matrix Edition version for The Animatrix on DVD. This version was packaged as a digipack as part of the Ultimate Matrix set. The regular DVD and Blu-ray versions still exist alongside a new version of the packaging (slimcases) to Ultimate edition.
- And soon to be OOP, Aniplex's Limited Edition Volumes of Madoka Magica.

Devil May Cry was also OOP, until recently when Manga announced a re-license on the title and more stock incoming for the future.
Well, i do have a few OOP dvd's
to the best of my knowledge they are
Excel saga volumes 1-6 region 2
Azumanga daioh volumes 1-6 region 2
Noir volumes 1-7 region 2
haruhi suzumiya volumes 1-4 region 2
eureka 7: volumes 1-6 + collection 2 region 1
mars daybreak volumes 1-6 region 1
code geass volumes 1-2 region 2
code geass s2 volumes 1-2 region 2
arakawa under the bridge NISA premium collection region 1
Bunny drop NISA premium collection region 1
Ghost in the shell, stand alone complex tin limited editions region 1
Durarara volumes 1-3 region 2
fruits basket volume 1-4 (revelation in large collection box) region 2
Beck volumes 1-4 region 2
serial experiments lain region 1
haibane renmei region 1
negima volumes 1-6 region 2
spiral volumes 1-6 region 2
fullmetal alchemist revelation 4 season sets region 2


Karamatsu Boy
I have all of Sailor Moon (Stars is the Japanese release, the rest is US). I don't really keep track of things I already have so while I know a lot of my collection is out of print, I'm not sure what would be most interesting. I sometimes upgrade items when a rerelease is better, and I often upgrade my UK PAL discs to US NTSC ones (or BD nowadays) when I can. So the old OOP versions end up being given away to friends or even binned ^^;

Upping the ante, who here has the US release of Galaxy Angel Rune volume 4?



Straw Hat Pirate
I got a fair few OOP stuff from various distributors. To name a few;


-.hack//G.U. Trilogy
-.hack//Legend Of The Twilight
-.hack//Signs With Liminility
-Code Geass
-Code Geass R2
-Cowboy Bebop
-Eureka Seven
-Fantastic Children
-Gurren Lagann
-House Of Five Leaves
-Lucky Star
-Mobile Suit Gundam 00
-Mobile Suit Gundam 00 S2
-Mobile Suit Gundam Seed
-Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny
-Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
-Outlaw Star
-Sound Of The Sky
-Sword Of The Stranger
-The Big O
-The Girl Who Leapt Through Space
-The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya
-The Tatami Galaxy
-Visions Of Escaflowne
-Witch Hunter Robin
-Wolfs Rain


-Area 88
-Aquarion Age
-Cromartie High Schol
-Divergence Eve
-Elfen Lied
-Full Metal Panic!
-Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu
-Kino's Journey
-Last Exile
-Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi
-Mezzo DSA
-Najica Blitz Tactics
-Nurse Witch Komugi
-Pani Poni Dash
-Samurai X Movie Collection
-The Place Promised In Our Early Days
-This Ugly Yet Beautiful World
-Voices Of A Distant Star
-Yugo The Negotiator

Revelation Films

-Fullmetal Alchemist
-Gunslinger Girl
-Rumbling Hearts


-Black Lagoon
-Black Lagoon Second Barrage
-Elemental Gelade
-Haibane Renmei
-R.O.D. The TV
-Serial Experiments Lain
-Starship Operators

Manga Entertainment

Don't really know with these guys.

-Black Blood Brothers?
-Buso Renkin
-Jyu Oh Sei?
-Macross Plus
-Millennium Actress
-Otogi Zoshi
-Perfect Blue
-Read Or Die
-She, The Ultimate Weapon
-Virus Buster Serge

st_owly (witch)

The things I own which I know to be OOP are:

Azumanga Daioh singles + artbox R1

Tatami Galaxy R2
House of 5 Leaves R2
Sound of the Sky R2
Planetes singles

Fullmetal Alchemist singles 1-13 R2

Magic Knight Rayearth OVAs R2

OOP but being rereleased.
Durarara!! parts 1-3 R2 (I think this is being rereleased. Maybe I imagined it...)
Perfect Blue

Don't even get me started on OOP manga...


Monsieur Monster
AUKN Staff
I must own quite a few out-of-print stuff, considering how I own a fair few Beez and ADV titles (such as Beez's limited edition The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya sets and all of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY and Mobile Suit Gundam 00 singles). I also own all of MVM and Revelation Films' Fullmetal Alchemist singles and NISA's Toradora LEs. Of course, those are just my most notables. I own a lot of other stuff.

I'm not sure what titles I own released by distributors who are still going or are regular editions are out of print or not, but I imagine a fair few of the ones I have are (mainly singles of stuff rereleased as boxsets).


Pokémon Master
Off the top of my head, probably missing some.

Neon Genesis Evangelion (Platinum edition singles 1-7)
RahXephon (singles 1-7 & movie)
Yugo: The Negotiator
Obviously 101 Films have rereleased RahXephon but the original singles are still OOP regardless. Really hoping 101 also rerelease Cromartie, FMP and Kino.

Durarara (singles 1-3)
House of Five Leaves
Lucky Star (Anime Legends)
My-HiME (Anime Legends)
Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya s1 (Anime Legends) - the most treasured part of my collection. Also probably the most valuable dvd I own. Really wish I had the four singles though.
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 s1 (singles 1-3) - Got these three for a bargain price at £14, still looking for s2. Every time someone sells them on ebay I never have enough money, and when I have the money no one is selling.
Mobile Suit Gundam Seed s1 (Anime Legends)
Mobile Suit Gundam Seed s2 (Anime Legends)
Outlaw Star (Anime Legends)
Planetes (Anime Legends)
Sound of the Sky
Sword of the Stranger (BluRay) - seems weird to think of a BluRay as OOP.
Tatami Galaxy
Witch Hunter Robin (Anime Legends)

Manga UK
Baldr Force EXE
Black Jack Movie
Dead Leaves
Kai Doh Maru
Macross Plus (OVAs and movie double pack)
Millennium Actress
Neon Genesis Evangelion (Death/Rebirth & End of Eva movie)
Patlabor (movies 1-2 double pack)
Perfect Blue - soon to be sold when the BluRay is released.
RayEarth OVAs
Virus Buster Serge
xxxHOLiC (singles 1-2)
I'm not definite which Manga titles are OOP so I just listed the older ones.

Blue Gender (singles 1-8 & movie)
Psycho Diver
Same as Manga, not sure what is actually OOP.

Gunslinger Girl s1 (singles 1-3)
Rumbling Hearts (singles 1-3)
Was going to buy Beck and Suzuka, but they never finished releasing them so the Americans get my money instead.


Death Scythe
Apologies if any of these are wrong, I'm quite behind on what titles have been rescued.

Gurren Lagann (Recently Sold)
Durarara!! (Recently Sold)
Gundam Wing TV Series
Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz
Lucky Star TV Series & OVA

Samurai X OVAs
Elfen Lied
Dirty Pair Flash
Burn up W
Gunsmith Cats
Dragon Half (VHS)
Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie (VHS)
Slayers: The Motion Picture (VHS)
Slayers: Premium
Shadow Skill TV Series
Shadow Skill: The Movie
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Platinum Tin Edition

Serial Experiments Lain
Urusei Yatsura OVAs
Urusei Yatsura Movies 1, 3 - 5
Oh! My Goddess OVAs
Haibane Renmei
Urusei Yatsura OVAs
Tenchi Muyo: Ryo-Ohki
Tenchi Muyo: OVAs
Tecnhi Muyo: Movies
You're Under Arrest OVAs
Love Hina TV Series
Love Hina Spring & X-Mas OVAs

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth
Neon Genesis Evangelion: End of Evangelion
Blood: The Last Vampire
Millennium Actress
Street Fighter II V (VHS)
Perfect Blue
X: The Movie

Revelation Films:
Fullmetal Alchemist TV Series


Region 1:
Ranma 1/2 TV Series (Although being/has been re-released)
Ranma 1/2 OVAs
3x3 Eyes


Since I have been buying dvds since around mid 2000 I would imagine I have a fair few OOP anime by now (mostly region 1). I would list them but it would take too long and fill too much space to bother.

Shiroi Hane

Dragon Knight
frostythebudgie said:
I remember getting some Naruto DVDs when I was about 6 and now they are really rare.
Some of the Naruto stuff went OOP for a while for some reason, but I remember Manga saying they'd be getting them back out again.


How a Realist Hero Bought Too Much Anime
AUKN Staff
Shiroi Hane said:
frostythebudgie said:
I remember getting some Naruto DVDs when I was about 6 and now they are really rare.
Some of the Naruto stuff went OOP for a while for some reason, but I remember Manga saying they'd be getting them back out again.

Unleashed Season 1 and 2 is back for sale in early January.


Student Council President
Just check the releases and outlaw star is up for rerelease.

Just speculating, but with a sharp exchange and turnaround of liscences and releases at the minute, after what period can it be summised that a title will be OOP. I know individual titles will be different, but I don't see all the release being bought at the same time with a risk of some titles being left to a later date before buying and thus being prone to going OOP prematurely.


Completely Average High School Student
Im not 100% on my out of print stuff i could list them if its needed ive got a ton of manga stuff from the 90s same with adv stuff and beez so much of my fav animes are out of print now some are coming back but take Patlabor i own the manga dubed 1s and the bandai 1s i like the manga 1 more no idea why so even if old shows come back i wont get rid of my original dvd/vhs esp if they change dubs even if it is to improve the plot.


Za Warudo
Regarding Persona 4 and Code Geass.
Does anyone know whether they have a similar issue in Australia? (Since Madman just import and repackaged the discs)

If not, has it occurred to anyone that Kaze may be concentrating on creating stock for AUS at them moment?