UK Anime Blu-ray & DVD Bargains

ayase

State Alchemist
I'd argue what is the point of a HD produced anime to be watched on DVD when it would be better PQ streamed. I usually would use the ownership vs streaming argument against such a claim, but when the online option is literally a superior product to a DVD I question the reason for the product existing
I know a guy irl who watches VHS, most people don't care about stuff like that.
Yeah, I think it probably shouldn’t be underestimated how many people really aren’t that bothered (or that wealthy) that they care that much about PQ. Obviously being a fan forum, people here are more likely to want the best quality, but how else do we explain the fact that any given HMV’s anime DVD section is still about twice the size of the blu-ray section?

I feel much the same way about 4k for most things, honestly. Unless it’s something which is visually stunning or an absolute favourite of mine I feel no need to upgrade from blu-ray or in many cases (comedies, for example, where cinematography is not the main draw) even upgrade from DVD. It doesn’t surprise me that there are plenty of people who feel the same way about anime.
 

Jon O Fun

Pokémon Master
Not a blu ray or DVD!!!!
But I know quite a few people collect the more 'cultered' manga series and thought I'd share before someone realises they messed up 🧐
Random volume but Amazon has Destiny Lovers vol. 4 for £2.12 which is ridiculous!
Volume 2 is £7.21 also a bargain.
 

NormanicGrav

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AUKN Staff
Not a blu ray or DVD!!!!
But I know quite a few people collect the more 'cultered' manga series and thought I'd share before someone realises they messed up 🧐
Random volume but Amazon has Destiny Lovers vol. 4 for £2.12 which is ridiculous!
Volume 2 is £7.21 also a bargain.
I ordered that last night and it has dispatched (will arrive Tuesday due to bank holiday on Monday). Very handy since I want to keep the Seven Seas/Ghost Ship books as close to up-to-date as possible (and not to mention Destiny Lovers Part 1 English books wraps up this October/November with Vol. 8).
 

Jon O Fun

Pokémon Master
I ordered that last night and it has dispatched (will arrive Tuesday due to bank holiday on Monday). Very handy since I want to keep the Seven Seas/Ghost Ship books as close to up-to-date as possible (and not to mention Destiny Lovers Part 1 English books wraps up this October/November with Vol. 8).
I'm still trying to get vol 1 without selling a kidney but have 2, 3 and now 4 which for should be here later today (amazon don't care about Bank Holidays!)
 

NormanicGrav

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AUKN Staff
I'm still trying to get vol 1 without selling a kidney but have 2, 3 and now 4 which for should be here later today (amazon don't care about Bank Holidays!)
Yeah, How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift Vol. 1 is also in a similar situation (both were released in the same timeframe). The issue is that Dumbbells had its first three volumes deleted by Amazon so it's much harder to locate.
 

lonelywolf23786

Brigade Leader
Yeah, How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift Vol. 1 is also in a similar situation (both were released in the same timeframe). The issue is that Dumbbells had its first three volumes deleted by Amazon so it's much harder to locate.
Is volume 1 that hard to find or something?
Cos I went to Forbidden Planet the other day and randomly bought this volume as part of their 'Buy 3 for 2' offer (because they don't have a particular volume of a different manga I wanted).

Best bet is to check Forbidden Planet or other bookstore like Waterstones maybe?
 

NormanicGrav

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AUKN Staff
Is volume 1 that hard to find or something?
Cos I went to Forbidden Planet the other day and randomly bought this volume as part of their 'Buy 3 for 2' offer (because they don't have a particular volume of a different manga I wanted).

Best bet is to check Forbidden Planet or other bookstore like Waterstones maybe?
It's just out of stock in the UK. I don't have a local Forbidden Planet and stores like Waterstones are usually useless unless its a Viz title.
 

lonelywolf23786

Brigade Leader
I have been doing a lot of manga purchases of certain series that has a low print run or something or certain volumes that is nearly sold out such as:
Magika Summoner (got all volumes now but volumes 5 and 11 were the hardest to find but managed to get them at a low price)

Omamori Himari (got the remaining volumes I needed from a unexpected source: Oxfam)

Ranma 1/2 2 in 1 volume 1: this one I bought recently but my last copy has a printing error where the 1st chapter has been printed again instead of final chapter of volume. Now got a correct copy. This volume is kinda hard to find w/o high prices.
 

Takei Daloui

School Idol
I have been doing a lot of manga purchases of certain series that has a low print run or something or certain volumes that is nearly sold out such as:
Magika Summoner (got all volumes now but volumes 5 and 11 were the hardest to find but managed to get them at a low price)

Omamori Himari (got the remaining volumes I needed from a unexpected source: Oxfam)

Ranma 1/2 2 in 1 volume 1: this one I bought recently but my last copy has a printing error where the 1st chapter has been printed again instead of final chapter of volume. Now got a correct copy. This volume is kinda hard to find w/o high prices.
I've been there with that before. Trying to find a series when you realise it's gone into low print status is a real pain. Took a year to find the one missing Steins Gate volume I needed, and am currently working on other ones that I think are starting to go into low print territory.
 

D1tchd1gger

Flame Haze

NormanicGrav

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AUKN Staff
New Wordery 15% deal, slightly different to the May one, I think:
15% OFF EVERY OTHER ITEM when you buy 4 books or more: CODE: JUNE15

Not sure how long it's on for as not mentioned on their deal page:
Oh nice, I can't wait to search for some more manga to acquir-

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Joe

Magical Girl
Personally, I have very mixed feelings on Maid-sama.

The show makes a big point about its MC being a strong, independent woman who don't need no man, only for her to spend most of the show getting herself into situations where she is literally rescued by a man. Said man, when you look at his actions objectively, is also an incredibly creepy, borderline sex-pest who only gets away with his actions and is tolerated because he is very hot. There's a strong streak of misogyny running through the whole thing that I found hard to overlook, and I'm normally not one who picks up on those sorts of issues unless it's incredibly obvious.

On the other hand, when the plot isn't in gear, and the show is just doing more slice-of-lifey stuff, I generally found it cute, funny and pretty endearing.

So, uhh.... [shrug emoji]
 

WMD

Za Warudo
I see its got pretty decent ratings on MAL and shoujo tag

Worth a watch?
To be honest it is the only anime I've ever dropped. Like @Joe said you watch a strong independent woman get manipulated into an abusive codependent relationship with an absolutely awful guy. But it's ok because this is a rom com so cheer for them.

I'm fine with shows dealing with difficult topics but the context has to be there and here it isnt.
I got 2/3s of the way through because I'd already bought it but in the end I just couldnt take it anymore.
 
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