Wait..did people think I was talking about them?
Sorry bout that, I really meant that statement to be about me actually, since before I got a job, I would have balked at even half that price. Prior to my job, I actually hesitated getting Spice and Wolf II at 50 USD (but I eventually pre-ordered). Also, are you guys complaining about Madoka's LE price or general pricing?
I guess for me, I just know that this is a cost that's gonna be inherent in this hobby (much like buying paintball equipment, or buy computer parts or games). I mean we all know that the prices we pay for anime is essentially paying for the entire cost of licensing, localization w. profit margin. If prices were any cheaper, good luck finding anyone who would want to license this stuff. And then we're left with just imports which are hella worse (if you want to own the product ofc, you obviously can still "acquire" episodes obviously).
The Japanese have to essentially pay for the production of the entire show and them some since for non-mainstream stuff, the studios basically pay the TV channels to broadcast their shows.
:Gets up on soapbox:
It's really pretty sad that fans these days have such a low opinion of anime. Has it really become such worthless, disposable garbage entertainment to you people that the prospect of paying over a hundred bucks for a series is inconceivable? If so, surely there must be something better you could be doing with your time.
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on Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:54 am, edited 1 time in total.
You Made Mikuru Cry!