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Megane
2003-11-07, 11:05
Goal: I'd like to put together a thread which will help those who want to support the anime industry by spending some of their hard-earned money on it. I certainly remember that in the last Animesuki, there were a considerable number of questions relating to where people should go to buy their anime/manga/OSTs. Hopefully this thread will be somewhere that they can go to for some advice. So, I'd like to ask the forum members for their help in suggesting good places to go (not just online, but physical stores too, if you can think of any). I don't want to limit the advice to anyone because of their geographical location, so don't limit your suggestions to American retailers. Preferably I'd like to hear your submissions over PM (http://forums.animesuki.com/private.php?do=newpm&u=2178), so that they can be checked over before posting, but please feel welcome to post in this thread when it comes to constructive criticism. That should save the moderators some work when it comes to deleting bad site links. I'll try to edit this post regularly with any ideas you give.

Conditions: No Spam. No Bootlegs. No Silliness.

How to spot bootlegs:

Offering unlicensed (http://forums.animesuki.com/showthread.php?t=6200&highlight=license+list) anime on DVD or VCD with English subtitles. (The occasional Japanese release does have English subtitles)
English and Chinese subtitles available.
Large number of episodes per disc. (6 is rare on an offical release, 7+ is highly dubious)
Suspiciously low price. (This one is a lot harder to spot)

(NOTE: These are general guidelines. In some rare cases official releases may fit some of these criteria, or some bootlegs may not fit any of them. Please be careful)
For information regarding how to identify an official Region 2 Japanese Disc, see these posts by kj1980 (http://forums.animesuki.com/showpost.php?p=247155&postcount=9) or AvatarADV (http://forums.animesuki.com/showpost.php?p=247635&postcount=3).

DVDs
International
http://www.dvdpacific.com (Deals in $(USD), but prices can be displayed in many other currencies)
http://www.yesasia.com (Not just anime, not just Japan)

Europe
http://www.archonia.com (Based in Belgium)

America
http://www.rightstuf.com/
http://www.animenation.com/ (Also see the The Official Special Offers Thread (http://forums.animesuki.com/showthread.php?t=67179))
http://www.deepdiscountdvd.com (Might be suitable for international orders)
http://www.animeonestop.com (Anime section of http://www.digitaleyes.net)
http://www.animecornerstore.com

United Kingdom
http://www.play.com (For Region 1 DVDs visit http://www.playusa.com)
http://www.up1.co.uk (AKA United Publications)

Sweden
http://www.webhallen.com

Finland
http://www.filmifriikki.fi

Manga
See ElvenPath's Where to buy Manga (http://forums.animesuki.com/showthread.php?t=6751) thread.

Music
See ElvenPath's Where to buy japanese/anime music (http://forums.animesuki.com/showthread.php?t=5664) thread.

Merchandise
America
http://www.animenation.com
http://www.animecornerstore.com

Europe
http://www.archonia.com (Based in Belgium)

United Kingdom
http://www.natsukianime.co.uk

outlaw55
2003-11-07, 11:08
Accually Amazon is probably a better secure source for getting DVDs too. Your site listed is QUITE expensive for DVDs and amazon's DVDs are MUCH cheaper (that site is all RETAIL prices and you are paying more than you would have to!!!). Always check around sites you know you can trust for the DVDs for the cheapest price ;)!!!

For Merchandise
http://www.animenation.com

Megane
2003-11-07, 11:25
Accually Amazon is probably a better secure source for getting DVDs too. Your site listed is QUITE expensive for DVDs and amazon's DVDs are MUCH cheaper (that site is all RETAIL prices and you are paying more than you would have to!!!). Always check around sites you know you can trust for the DVDs ;)!!!

For Merchandise
http://www.animenation.com

Amazon is much cheaper?! Let's do a little comparison shall we:

Cowboy Bebop DVD 1
Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/6305789312/ref=pd_ser_asin_1/103-7792822-8837436?v=glance&s=dvd) $26.98
DVDPacific (http://www.dvdpacific.com/item.asp?ID=8423) $19.41

Full Metal Panic DVD 1
Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00008G8Q7/qid=1068215992/sr=1-5/ref=sr_1_5/103-7792822-8837436?v=glance&s=dvd) $26.98
DVDPacific (http://www.dvdpacific.com/item.asp?ID=45149) $17.32

Initial D DVD 1
Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00009N1ZE/qid=1068216088/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_1/103-7792822-8837436) $17.99
DVDPacific (http://www.dvdpacific.com/item.asp?ID=76724) $12.48

And I could go on and on. I think you must have made some kind of mistake I'm afraid.

[EDIT] Typo. Also, prices were correct at time of posting.

SirCanealot
2003-11-07, 11:32
UK= www.play.com !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111

Also, since I an required to spam this thread:


I HATE YOU ALL


Ahem.


Thank you.


Good day, sirs.

EvilTomte
2003-11-07, 11:47
I have no idea about places to buy anime outside of Sweden. But I'll contribute what I can for swedes. It's not much though.

http://www.webhallen.com/ (has a section dedicated entirely to anime, rather good reference)
http://www.sfbok.se/ (the only place I know of that deals with manga in sweden)

I'm sure there are lots and lots more places in Sweden. But this is what I can come up with right now.

Good initiative anyway, Megane. I'll come back with more if I can come up with anything.

xris
2003-11-07, 11:51
Your site listed is QUITE expensive for DVDs and amazon's DVDs are MUCH cheaper (that site is all RETAIL prices and you are paying more than you would have to!!!).

I don't know what prices you were looking at outlaw55 but you are totally incorrect there.

DVDpacific are very good, even more so when you add International Shipping (for those of us not residing in the U.S.of A.).

I've now ordered from them a number of times and the price, availability and speed of delivery are all very good.

Here are the turn round time for my first few orders (I live in the U.K. so had them shipped via International Priority Air Mail). First order, 7days. Second order 5 days. Third, fourth, fifth order 8 days. Some orders have taken longer but that was due to the fact they needed to backorder the item. Also, shipping cost was $9 for three DVDs (but recently dropped to $8 for three).

Amazon in the UK are proving to be the cheapest place to obtain manga (as long as you order more than £25 at a time then it's free P&P).

GHDpro
2003-11-07, 13:27
Wow... thanks for the Amazon.co.uk link. The really are cheap for
manga -- heck, probably cheaper than their American cousin.

Anyway for ordering from Europe, here is another good site to get
DVDs, manga (English, Japanese and French), anime magazines (like
Newtype USA) and merchandise: www.archonia.com

Just don't order from them from Ireland and use normal shipping
or you'll be waiting 6-7 weeks... :( Well even to the Netherlands
(they're located in Belgium) they were slow (1 week), but anyway...

Another site for ordering DVDs, manga and anime magazines from Europe is:
www.up1.co.uk

Finally, although I've not ordered from them once, if you want
Japanese or other lega Asian DVDs, check out:
www.yesasia.com

outlaw55
2003-11-07, 14:31
well exuse me, but look at all the shows, I looked up several I BOUGHT, not all the shows you are talking about. As I finally stated, go with sites you know and trust and SHOP AROUND for the best price. All of the shows I had searched for had standard retail price, so sue me i didn't search for those few that WERE cheaper. I shop around too, just choose the cheapest price....that is my point really....in all reality I could probably search and go on for hours about what on that site is more expensive too, if you want examples feel free to PM me about those instead of flaming in this thread. The IS NO place with "the cheapest price" for EVERTHING, just shop around...jsut dont' cut someone's head off for something you had to SEARCH to find better prices of.....geez.....just shope where you want to, but i usually go for the cheapest price and shipping......

7thMethuselah
2003-11-09, 12:46
not trying to promote one company or another but I ordered alot via www.archonia.com allready and I must say I'm quite happy with their service. Delivery is always within a week upon payment, always well packed, etc...

If you're from Belgium, it's also very easy to order via regular mail (and cheap).

ironfrost
2003-11-09, 12:58
For merchandise in the UK, I like natsukianime.co.uk (http://www.natsukianime.co.uk/) - there are quite a few artbooks, pencil boards and whatnot listed on the site, but the best thing is that if you want a specific item that's not listed they'll try to find it for you. I got some Konjiki no Gash Bell merchandise from them recently, for example.

Also - I would put play.com as a more prominent link than playUSA in the UK section - it's usually about 20% cheaper, and also people importing series that have had a domestic release is a big problem for the UK anime industry.

GHDpro
2003-11-09, 14:17
not trying to promote one company or another but I ordered alot via www.archonia.com allready and I must say I'm quite happy with their service. Delivery is always within a week upon payment, always well packed, etc...
Well I haven't had any trouble with them either -- apart from that I won't order from
them from Ireland again (at least not using regular mail). From the Netherlands my
orders have been fine (ordered 15+ times from them so far, and even bought from
them in person at the Anime 2003 convention).

And while in a previous post I mention Amazon.co.uk to be cheap, I did some comparisans
and found Archonia to be even cheaper in most cases (plus they stock Newtype USA)
which Amazon doesn't.

Iron Monkey
2003-11-12, 04:21
Well, I live in Canada, and it seems www.dvdpacific.com has very good prices. As long as it's cheap, I don't mind the 9-21 business days it takes for them to ship it here. I just ordered my Transformers Season 1, 2, and 3 part 1 from there, and their prices are so much cheaper than Futureshop.ca, even with the shipping fee. Now, let's see how long it does take for it to get here.

NenMaster
2003-11-12, 07:00
whats the best international to UK?

Lambda
2003-11-12, 15:41
People in the UK might want to check out this guide: http://compsoc.net/~flend/anime/anime_buying_guide/index.html

xris
2003-11-12, 19:33
whats the best international to UK?

A number of people on these forums have used DVDPacific (http://www.dvdpacific.com/), myself included, and highly recommend them.

They have very good prices, P&P is low (especially when you order at least three DVDs at a go), turnround time is good (see my previous post in this thread for examples), have yet to pay any Custom duty (thanks to the way they are packaged). DVDs cost somewhere around £11 to £15 each and that includes Air Mail postage!

People in the UK might want to check out this guide: http://compsoc.net/~flend/anime/anime_buying_guide/index.html

While that's a good starter, I would like to point out that the UK selection is somewhat out of date. I've used a number of those suggested but not for the last year or more because they are now either defunct or better sources have appeared. Would not longer recommend MovieTyme, far from it, avoid if possible. DVDexpress have moved on. UP are relatively expensive compared to shipping direct from the States.

If fact, the links at the start of this thread are current and recommended.

EvilTomte
2003-11-13, 20:12
Haha, I just noticed I had made a huge mistake. It's not http://www.sf.se/ .

It's http://www.sfbok.se/

sf.se is a cinema site. Heh, I wonder how I could mix it up. >.<

outlaw55
2003-11-14, 11:28
Cheap places are good, but it is also good to look for sales.

Right Stuf is expensive, but they have some good deals in their weekly deals section, I got Trigun yesterday for $70 cheaper than retail (about $13 cheaper than dvd pacific).

Also just a side note, I post a lot here on this computer at school and I won't BS you, when I was looking at the dates on dvdpacific at the 800x600 resolution it cut off their prices (right after retail)...LOL, anyways, here is the right stuf site in case you want it search for sales:

http://www.rightstuf.com

LuciaMelody
2003-11-17, 18:06
What about Deep Discount DVD? http://www.deepdiscountdvd.com/

zalas
2003-11-17, 19:22
What about Deep Discount DVD? http://www.deepdiscountdvd.com/
www.digitaleyes.net seems to have nice prices on both used and new anime. Their used selection tends to have cheaper prices if they have a lot of a certain disc in stock in their used department.

SanttuH
2003-11-19, 10:53
Well, i'd like that you'd add a place where you can buy manga from finland. URLs are http://www.fantasiapelit.com they are fast, but their shipping costs are a bit high.. so i also have ordered from http://www.akateeminen.com but their collection of manga is much more smaller, but shipping costs almost don't exist :D. And then there's always http://www.goodfellows.fi also a place where you can get manga, haven't ordered from there but i have picked them up, very nice selection there, too. So all of those are finnish sites to get manga.
Sorry i didin't PM these, i'm too lazy. :innocent:

Tenkoy
2003-11-19, 19:19
Well, I've always been happy with Robert's Anime Corner. (Based in the USA)

http://store.yahoo.com/animecorner/index.html

I've ordered from them in the past and I have been very satisfied with their level of service. Oh, and they absolutely carry no pirated merchandise so you know everything is legit. Also, if you order $100 worth of merchandise or more, shipping is free.

Mechazawa-kun
2003-11-20, 10:58
Yeah lately I've been considering buying my anime online, since shops here in Canada basically take your arm AND your leg
(50-60CDN for single 3 episode discs on avg!). I stumbled upon this animeDVD site whille looking for Ghost in the Shell - SAC episodes disc and saw this KILLER deal -- take a look for yourself:

Link to pirate DVD removed

39.99USD(im pretty sure its in US currency) for the whole GITS-SAC boxset! Considering how much I pay for single discs, this deal defies logic. Naturally, I'm suspicious. So has anyone bought stuff from WellKnownPirateSourceofDVDs and know if they're a reliable/reputable source for anime? If anyone knows give me a shout.

Ja ne ;)

Edit by Mod (xris)
Clues to pirate copies:
Cheap price
Chinese and English translation
6-7 eps per disc

Mechazawa-kun
2003-11-20, 11:35
Heh good thing I decided to ask around before buying. Thanx for the heads up Xris, you saved me from potentially buying that trash. They certainly went though a lot of trouble to make the site look legit...

GATX207_Blitz
2003-11-30, 02:47
Hi I am purchasing Banner of the Stars II on DVD (Yes it isn't too new anymore) and I was wondering if anyone knew of a physical place like a retailer where I can buy them for a reasonable price. I don't want online stuff because I don't have a credit card and most places only take credit cards to purchase online.. so what I am looking for is a place not a site

I currently live in Corona, CA , USA. If there is anyone who knows an answer to this plz help me out

O and is it alright if I post this without telling any referances on where to buy because a lot of the posts previously had something, but then again nenmaster only hada sentence... hmm maybe my post will be ok ok I'll stop babbling and leave :heh:

starblazer
2003-12-02, 18:48
The best site i know is www.dvdboxoffice.com
Lots of DVDs and console games and it's pretty cheap.
It's a canadian site and they show their prices only in canadian dollars.

PS. I have a relative who has bought over 200 DVDs from this site :twitch:

e2-
2003-12-09, 20:14
are there any pages that ship manga to finland ?? ?

lordwu
2003-12-10, 21:24
Based on my experience for the past few months, if you don't care about delivery speed and are in US:

For ADV, Media Blaster, Central Park Media titles:
www.digitaleyes.net -- 35% off plus 10% off coupon = 41.5% off

For Geneon/Pioneer, Bandai titles (Preorder 30 days advance):
www.rightstuf.com -- 25% off plus 10% off coupon plus GotAnime discount = 39.25% off (best scenario, usually at 38% off)

For Geneon/Pioneer, Bandai titles (Non-preorder)
www.digitaleyes.net -- 26% off plus 10% off coupon = 34.1% off

Few catches, Rightstuf requires order to be over $99 to get free shipping and Digital Eyes requires $20(or $25?) to qualify for free shipping so you will have to plan ahead before ordering. Also, the 10% off coupon are usually dollar off coupon like 5 off 50 or 10 off 100 so you basically have to order several DVDs together to get the discount.

Of course, studio sales at Rightstuf can save you quite a lot if you can wait for the twice a year event. Usually you get 41.5 to 46% off for ADV, MB, CPM and 39.5% off for Geneon/Pioneer and Bandai titles.

Bundles in the Rightstuf weekly special can be quite a money-saver as well. Usually you can get ADV titles for over 60% off for the whole series and recently there are several Geneon/Pioneer series sold at similar discount. Example? How about Cardcaptor Sakura Vol. 1-9 at 67% off?

wash
2004-01-07, 14:37
I like www.digitaleyes.net too.

Another cool site is http://www.dvdpricesearch.com/cgi-bin/dvdhtml2
You can compare prices from many (but not all) retailers.

BME
2004-01-07, 16:09
For us swedes

taking previously mentioned Science Fiction Bokhandeln (http://www.sfbok.se) there´s Webhallen (http://www.webhallen.com) who has an big R1 and very cheap R4 DVDs and DVDNorden (http://www.dvdnorden.se) who has a good R1 selection.

xxjc1104xx
2004-01-08, 02:45
Does anyone know where I can buy Gravitation? I'm in the U.S and i checked those sites, i cant' find it there.

.hack//eX-D
2004-01-24, 21:20
ne what about the shipping cost? the price are lower than store...
but when you put tax of them from 29.99 to 31.56..
what the diff when you buy them from online...total price...

like 5 or more $$$ on shipping... all together maybe become$35 or more amI Right?


Sorry For the bad Eng...lish
eX-D
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ss_goku4
2004-01-25, 17:39
Is it possible to buy the box for a box set without buying volume one all over again. I'd really hate to buy volume one for my anime collections.

Megane
2004-01-26, 08:06
Is it possible to buy the box for a box set without buying volume one all over again. I'd really hate to buy volume one for my anime collections.

It depends on which box set box you are after, and who the distributor is. I have seen some boxes released on their own before, I know that RightStuf (http://www.rightstuf.com) occassionally do. Bear in mind that it isn't common practice to release a box on it's own, so you might have more luck with 2nd-hand sales or auction sites like eBay.

Scythe
2004-01-28, 04:30
I'm surprised that some of these sites that I'm listing weren't mentioned before. All of them has very good prices and a large selection.

http://animecastle.com/ --- I do most of my anime shopping from this store. They have speedy delievery and their prices are better then most other places that I've seen. I visit alot of online stores to locate the best prices.

http://www.dvdplanet.com/main.asp -- They don't just have anime but a wide selection of non-anime dvds. Sadly, that's all they sell is dvds. Be careful though, I've noticed bootlegs mixed in with the official stuff.

http://half.ebay.com/index.jsp -- Run by the people who run Ebay but the prices here are fixed so that you are paying one flat rate. S+H is extremely cheap as well. You can find almost anything here. Delievery in the States is fast.

http://www.j-fan.com/dir/Anime/Retailers/ -- This site I found one day while exploring the net. Awesome directory of links to online stories everywhere in the world. Take a look around, you might find a hidden gem.

Casshern
2004-02-03, 08:53
While searching for Full Moon Wo Sagashite I bumped into this site: <Removed>

They are a small company, based in Singapore.

All their DVD's are multi-region, Japanese language only, with English and Chinese subtitles.

They sell anime DVD's that haven't been licenced in the US yet (this sounds reasonable since they are based in Singapore, where anime gets licenced quicker, as far as I know).

The site owner clearly states that they are a licenced distributor and do not sell pirated copies or fansubs. All DVD's are original.

The shipping charges are the same no matter where the destination.

Prices are very cheap.
Brief comparison between GTManga.com and DVDPacific.com:
(Currency in US Dollars)

DVDpacific.com:
Rurouni Kenshin eps 1-27 (Box Set) - $88.95 (members price)
$139.95 retail price.
Rurouni Kenshin eps 28-62 (Box Set) - $95.31 (members price)
$149.95 retal price.
Rurouni Kenshin eps 63-95 - Not Listed

GTManga.com:
Rurouni Kenshin (Complete Series + 3 OVA's) - $130.00

This site seems very promising. But I think it's almost too good to be true. I don't mean to offend anyone but Singapore is renowned for it's piracy (or was it Malaysia, or both? I apologise in advance if I'm mistaken)

On a sidenote...
I haven't purchased anything from them yet so I am not endorsing this site or suggesting that you rush and spend your money here for fear that they might be bootleggers or something like that.
If someone can confirm the legitimacy of this distributor please post here.

Sorry for writing so much...

NightWish
2004-02-03, 09:32
If someone can confirm the legitimacy of this distributor please post here.
Bootleggers will say almost anything to convince you they are legit. I don't have proof, but everything on their site leads me to conclude they are a bootleg outfit. For this reason I've removed the link.

Casshern
2004-02-03, 10:13
Oh well, it did seem too good to be true ^_^

Megane
2004-02-03, 10:44
I've edited the first post in the thread and added a guide to detecting bootlegs. If anyone has any opinions on it, or wants me to add anything, please let me know.

lady hoshi
2004-03-23, 13:59
im not really hear to argue about prices
so im not quite sure if im in the right place...
*lady hoshi wables trying to regain her balance*
just getting my bearings in here
but i was wondering if anyone knew where i can get gunslinger girls parifinalia around new england (in the us)
and if its out on dvd in stores or online yet
thanx

GHDpro
2004-03-23, 15:09
lady_hoshi:
Can't help you on the merchandise, but I can tell you Gunslinger Girl isn't
licensed (yet). So it'll be a while for the DVDs. That said, the manga (vol 1 at least)
IS out by ADV Manga, which also gives you a hint as to which company will probably
announce the license for the anime eventually...

Akichan
2004-03-26, 11:36
Just to help...

Merchandise: www.kikiwai.com

They have tons of merchandise imported from Japan for shows that are licensed or not licensed.

Aside from that, I'm looking for good deals on anime (I live in Canada) because of the HIGH cost around here. (Ouch, my two .hack//SIGN dvds cost me $50 apiece) I was wondering about maybe box sets of series' like Fruits Basket.

I saw somewhere on the forum someone was saying ADV DVD's are around $17 (You LUCKY people! Saiyuki has cost me $30 + the 15% tax for each DVD).

Also! (I know I'm demanding, ne?) I'm looking for some Jpop music, specifically Utada Hikaru. They told me at the music store to have something imported through them, on CD would cost me $65, so I was wondering if there were any places, well, cheaper. LOL

Thanks!

PS - I'd LOVE to spend more money on anime but those damn tuition fees keep getting to me...

nataku17
2004-04-26, 09:25
i live in the uk and i cant find any sites that sell t-shirts... i have a visa electron credit card (i know that they suck) im specificly looking for .hack t-shirts but i dont mind anything. i would also like to know where i could get some posters or wallscrolls any help would be apreciated.. thanx..

Narutio
2004-05-02, 00:02
THanks
I have great info on where to buy
i hate lisenced anime :twitch:

ShotokanAnime
2004-05-11, 04:46
If you live in Dallas/Fort Worth you can rent anime at my shop:

Shotokan Anime and Gaming.
514 W Harwood Rd
Hurst TX 76054
817-788-0822

Over 1300 DVDs!

We also support Magic: the Gathering and Yugioh, and possibly soon VS. (Marvel VS./ DC VS)

ChayXV01
2004-05-11, 20:31
If you live in Dallas/Fort Worth you can rent anime at my shop:

Shotokan Anime and Gaming.
514 W Harwood Rd
Hurst TX 76054
817-788-0822

Over 1300 DVDs!

We also support Magic: the Gathering and Yugioh, and possibly soon VS. (Marvel VS./ DC VS)


Do you sell MTG cards by online/mail/phone, that would be err cheaper than what i would buy on ebay. I'm planning to get 1 or 2 booster boxes of fifth dawn. I might be looking for rare cards too.

Oh and i buy most of my anime's at Fry's Electronics or i go to SF.
It's a little more expensive at Fry's but i dont like to wait days to watch it.
Probably just me though, i dont really care about how much it is.

eXistenZ
2004-05-18, 19:21
Canadians should check out Amazon.ca/HMV.ca.

depending on the product and stuff it can be cheaper. and ya dont have to worry about customs. i know i ordered once from animenation and one of my tapes didnt make it past customs. something about nudity. i cant remember, been so long.

and for music cds and ost ya might wanna actually goto HMV at the mall. they can pretty much order anything you want. A&B sound offers the same service, not sure of thier prices.

i got my macross plus ost 1 & 2 from them.(hmv that is)

edit to add

i believe hmv and a&b sound also offer order capabilitys for dvds, hmv might also actually do japanese imports.

Rias
2004-06-05, 14:48
I've ordered from dvdpacific once, the limited ed. box for GA. It was cheaper than amazon.ca. However when it came the box was ripped in half, and I found out that they didn't use ANY protection beside the cardboard box at all (they could at least put some more paper to wrap around or something)

good thing was they were willing to replace and credit me back on the shipping, but it took another month before they shipped it back...but then another problem arised...

it got opened by canadian customs, and they taxed me on it...(I've bought alot of stuff across the border before thru ebay but I was never taxed before...)

I used to think that if something is low valued (I remember reading somewhere that if it's like under 39 dollars) it's tax free, but appearantly that doesn't hold anymore. So I ended up had to pay 4 dollars more and 5 dolloars for handling fee (4 is ok, but why am I getting charged for handling fee...I never asked customs to open it :heh: )

so as conclusion, I wuld say dvdpacific is not bad, the fact that they were pretty fast on the respond, yet shipping back and forth and the tariff part is of course a let down...I'm considering amazon.ca from now on first, thanks to the tariffs

draconh
2004-06-15, 12:42
http://www.LINK REMOVED.com/ is a good place to find a lot of dvd's to buy

Edit by GHDpro -- DO NOT buy from criminals. This site sells BOOTLEGS.

.Rurouni.
2004-07-03, 13:51
I would like to recommend www.dvdboxoffice.com They sell anime, games and more things and the best thing is that they are shipping for FREE worldwide

Innotech
2004-07-04, 06:39
I just want to throw in another online store in California.
www.tmpanime.com
Tam sells only licensed legitimate product and prices are pretty good since he has no overhead expenses, and based on about 5 purchases already, you can message him quick if htere is a problem and he will adress it just as quick and delivery times are incredibly fast, within a few days or purchase. I picked up 4 volumes+ artbox of Angelic layer from him for about $95 including shipping, and many titles hes got are about $18-20 each. Hes a very friendly person and is glad to special order anything that he doesnt carry yet, as hes done this for me several times. there is a forum there much like htis one, and its just an incredibly great place to sign up at and buy from. highly recommended.

bubblehead
2004-07-15, 13:06
Aside from that, I'm looking for good deals on anime (I live in Canada) because of the HIGH cost around here. (Ouch, my two .hack//SIGN dvds cost me $50 apiece) I was wondering about maybe box sets of series' like Fruits Basket.

I saw somewhere on the forum someone was saying ADV DVD's are around $17 (You LUCKY people! Saiyuki has cost me $30 + the 15% tax for each DVD).$50? You mean in Canadian dollars? That's less than $50 American, but still a lot for one DVD. Try http://www.dvdsoon.com/. They're located in Canada, and their prices vary. Many anime DVDs are $41 canadian, still a bit much, but a few are about $26 canadian (according to a currency converter I'm looking at now, that's a little less than $20 U.S., which is a good deal). I haven't ordered from them myself, but according to someone from the U.K. who recommended them, they're good. And unlike the sellers located in the U.S., you won't have issues with customs nor with them not being able to ship to you in Canada.

...and hey, if people are getting legit ADV DVDs for $17 U.S., then I want to know where. That's a little less than I've seen for most DVDs anywhere on the net.

BME
2004-07-15, 14:39
Sweden

www.discshop.se

mundus6
2004-08-15, 07:56
is there a store where i can buy one piece 121+ on dvd? and does it have english sub

xris
2004-08-15, 08:17
is there a store where i can buy one piece 121+ on dvd? and does it have english sub
Only bootlegs of this series will have English Subs. Have a read of the The generic "Is this a bootleg" thread (http://forums.animesuki.com/showthread.php?t=107) on how to spot bootlegs (and One Piece bootlegs in particular).

One Piece is licensed, please do not ask how to obtain licensed series here on AnimeSuki. And certainly do not ask where to find bootlegs. I suggest you have a read of the forum rules (http://forums.animesuki.com/announcement.php?f=10&announcementid=2) as well :)

Menshi
2004-08-16, 08:32
Not to sure if this is exactly on topic, but do some of these dvd sites release DVD's early if they get them in? Looking at Get Backers Vol #1 the release date is 8/24 *in 8 days* but on few sites ive looked at says Buy Now! that are in this thread atleast one. Just something that caught my eye wanting to see this one.
http://www.animecornerstore.com/index.html

xris
2004-08-16, 08:51
I think you are misinterpreting the meaning of "Buy Now". All this means is that you can place your order now, it will not be shipped until the store receives the item in question. In other words, it's an advanced order, it doesn't mean that it gets shipped before the release date. If you want it, placing such an order isn't a bad thing because any decent on-line store will not charge for the item before it actually is shipped.

And BTW, while Robert's Anime Corner Store is a nice on-line store to browse, I find it's a bit expensive, for DVDs I prefer somewhere like DVD Pacific (http://www.dvdpacific.com/). But that's just my preference :)

DVD Pacific list Get Backers (http://www.dvdpacific.com/search.asp?title=get+backers) as Pre Order, vol 1 (http://www.dvdpacific.com/item.asp?ID=605667) release date as 24th Aug (as I'm sure most places do).

xris
2004-08-18, 07:14
Update on my previous post:

It seems that on-line stores can and do ship early. Menshi confirmed that his order (with a release date of 24th Aug) shipped out a week early from AnimeCornerStore. And I can also coincidently offer a similar occurrence from DVD Pacific, I had pre-ordered an item over the weekend (which also had a release date of 24th Aug) and it was shipped out on the Mon 16th Aug.

I note that DVD Pacific still have the DVD listed as "PreOrder" with a release date of 24/08/2004, so maybe it has something to do with the fact they can't (or maybe shouldn't) advertise earlier release dates (even if they have it in stock).

So, the bottom line - It seems if you "Pre Order" a DVD, it may be shipped out earlier than the release date (in the above two examples, a week earlier). While this may be obvious to many of you who have made such orders before, I must admit that I rarely pre-ordered but just waited until the release date before making an order. Most of the time I ordered 3 DVDs at a time so I always waited until they were all marked as "In Stock" before placing an order.

I shall have to try pre-ordering Azumanga V4 and see if it also gets shipped before the 31st Aug release date :)

7thMethuselah
2004-08-18, 11:48
Well, I've said it before, but one of the anime stores I visit often allready has the Get Backers DVD's on display, and they are the real ones. And this wasn't the first time they were early.

I think the stores get the material alot sooner before the official release date but aren't allowed to sell it untill that particular date.
This is probably for advertisement reasons, in order to create a small hype before release so it'll sell better. Or to prevent bootlegs from popping up before the offcial release.

Also I never pre-order, I wanna know that the item I want is available right away, I had some bad experiences with ordering items in advance which led to them being delivered months after. In that period I could've easilly bought them at some other place. I only buy stuff that is in stock at the moment I order it.

GHDpro
2004-08-20, 15:52
*** IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT DVD PACIFIC ***

Those of you who have ever ordered from DVD Pacific may have received
a "security" email from DVD Pacific, in which they state they may have been
compromised (but that they can not find any evidence) and send you a new
password to login to your account.

Well... it's not a "may be compromised" -- it is highly likely (part of) their
user database INCLUDING CREDITCARD DETAILS has been compromised.

Although I reacted a bit slow/late to it, my cc company (Master Card) spotted
the potential abuse and blocked my card, but I still got charged for € 150 for
things I never asked for.

See this thread on AnimeOnDVD for more information:
http://forums.animeondvd.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=606328

Important: it's to late to delete your info at DVD Pacific -- consider the information
already comprimised! I recommend to check your CC statements carefully for charges
you are unfamiliar with and/or call your CC company and ask about recent transactions,
although it's possible to trouble occured a while ago -- in my case between June 30 - July 3.

And although I won't say that I won't order from DVD Pacific again (as they're to
good otherwise for that), let's say I'll avoid them for the next few months. Not that
I actually can spare the cash to buy DVDs anyway (got to buy books for school etc).

EDIT:
A few more links:
http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?threadid=376062
http://forums.animeondvd.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=586913

mistwolf
2004-09-02, 03:13
Where do y'all recommend down under? I have bought from www.ezydvd.com.au, but am hopiong for something better and/or cheaper. :)

Misty

Hatter
2004-09-10, 00:35
I just stumbled across this site a couple of days ago, searching for a rather scarce Love Hina wallscroll. They have good prices, and I do plan to buy from them, but nowadays, you can never be too careful.

They don't have an "About Us" section, so I have no idea where they are or how long they've been operating. Their transactions are handled through PayPal... do they have some sort of quality-assurance system set up?

relentlessflame
2004-09-10, 01:43
I just stumbled across this site a couple of days ago, searching for a rather scarce Love Hina wallscroll. They have good prices, and I do plan to buy from them, but nowadays, you can never be too careful.

They don't have an "About Us" section, so I have no idea where they are or how long they've been operating. Their transactions are handled through PayPal... do they have some sort of quality-assurance system set up?Their domain has existed since the 13th of Feburary this year, so at least that website hasn't been around long. And, since a lot of the site is "coming soon", I assume that they're just getting started up - it looks to me like a one-person operation (not that there's anything wrong with that).

In terms of the risk, though, since payment is processed by Paypal, your biggest risk would be the price of whatever you purchase - and since most of their merchandise seems to be $10 (US, I assume), it's not a huge risk. Normally, I wouldn't deal with companies that don't have a long-standing reputation and a solid online store infrastructure, but as I said, worst case scenario, all you lose is $10, and you could even use Paypal's dispute policy to resolve that if need be.

So in other words, you're taking a risk, but all you've really got to lose here is about $10. If you get the merchandise and it turns out to be of good quality, then everybody wins.

Hatter
2004-09-12, 02:16
Well, I do really want to order from them, but they still haven't responded to the emails I sent a few days ago. We'll see.


And also, I'm absolutely shocked at how low the prices are at DVDPacific! Even with conversion to CDN, and S&H, I still stand to save more than $20 on anime DVDs, which are ridiculously overpriced up here!

Hatter
2004-09-12, 02:31
Has anyone ever heard of AnimeCheap.com (http://www.animecheap.com/) ? Just stumbled across them...

BeNighted
2004-10-10, 14:06
Let's see if I can bring in something useful:

United Kingdom DVD's:

· http://www.dc-dvd.co.uk
· http://www.amazon.co.uk

United Kingdom Merchandise:

· http://www.otaku.co.uk

DC-DVD is slightly pricey though, so Amazon.co.uk is your best bet. However, they don't do as much anime... it all depends on what series you want to buy ^^;;

Suzaku no Miko
2004-11-07, 04:21
recently i ordered MKR 1 +2 (yes i know it's old). i got my MKR2, and i was wondering why there was no MRK1 coming. 2 days ago i got an email from dvdpacific,

"Before we can ship your new order we will require the following further information from you as detailed below. Unfortunately this is necessary due to the large amount of fraudulent activity we have recently experienced. This will be a one time request only unless you at some time in the future amend your credit card details to a different card. Please send the following information to accounts@dvdpacific.com and they will quickly verify and proceed with placement of orders.



1.Utility Bill (water, electricity, phone etc.) which clearly displays your billing address.
2. Credit Card Statement current for period within the past 3 months again clearly displaying account number and billing address."

did any of u guys get this or is this one of those email pranks..cus HK has a bunch of pranks in regard to citibank already. o_O

and if i screw up dad's credit card i'm not gonna get anything online anymore

xris
2004-11-07, 07:36
did any of u guys get this or is this one of those email pranks..cus HK has a bunch of pranks in regard to citibank already. o_O
I haven't received anything like that from them recently and they (DVDPacific) sent me an order a few days ago (on the 4th Nov I received the Shipping Confirmation email).

I suggest you email accounts@dvdpacific.com and forward the email you received and ask them if they did send it. It sounds genuine mind you (as they did recently have problems with credit cards, see GHDpro's post earlier)

Suzaku no Miko
2004-11-08, 09:49
I suggest you email accounts@dvdpacific.com and forward the email you received and ask them if they did send it. It sounds genuine mind you (as they did recently have problems with credit cards, see GHDpro's post earlier)

strange..the reply was to "decline@dvdpacific.com"
so i changed it to "accounts@..."
i haven't got ANYTHING back from them.
neither have i got anything by mail. but it's so expensive, i might as well get the DVD version in HK. they're produced in taiwan..i can't even say if they are pirated or not. much cheaper though. 120HKD VS. 1200HKD (10x difference!!)
and the shipping cost is also $$$.
but then again, i want a nonpirated copy. they provided a fax number. i wonder if i should fax them and see if they reply - but long distance fax -.-"

GHDpro
2004-11-08, 10:01
I think the problem is where you live. I'm not sure if it's discrimination or if they simply get a lot of
fraudulent orders from Hong Kong or elsewhere in Asia, but I do think this is why.

Certainly requesting a copy of your credit card statement is not unusual in this case. A copy of
your utility bill is though. The only time I ever have been requested to be that thorough would be
when I opened a back account when I was staying in Ireland.

I myself have had to send a copy/scan of my credit card statement and/or credit card itself when:
- ordering server(s) for AnimeSuki and other sites -- these are expensive, so they want proof
- buying from online game shops such as www.tronixweb.com and www.therage.com

Example: TronixWeb shows this text on their "Shopping Cart" page:
"Please note: New customers may be requested to FAX (212-727-8934) over additional
information before order processing. Your faxed information is completely private.
We only require this additional information if we cannot easily verify card ownership and address."
Note: you may assume that pretty much all international orders fall under above clause.

So... DVD Pacific is just doing this to protect them against fraud. Most likely if you comply with their
request they'll send you the DVDs without futher questions, plus it'll be 1-time only, you won't need
to go through the same trouble when ordering again.

Edit: Just read the part where you indicated already having ordered (succesfully) from
DVD Pacific before. In that case it's really odd they're sending this mail out. But again:
if you comply they'll send the DVDs out, and it'll be 1-time only. I would recommend waiting
for a reply on that email though, and also recommend trying the email address they used
to reply just in case.

Suzaku no Miko
2004-11-08, 10:18
Edit: Just read the part where you indicated already having ordered (succesfully) from
DVD Pacific before. In that case it's really odd they're sending this mail out. But again:
if you comply they'll send the DVDs out, and it'll be 1-time only. I would recommend waiting
for a reply on that email though, and also recommend trying the email address they used
to reply just in case.

i think i'll just call them cus we got plan of 1200 long distance minutes each month :p
just checked the fax number, it does corresspond to website. but i guess i will call them haha hopefully then i won't have to scan all that stuff or else parents will be skeptical of ordering online again *sigh*
yet i wonder why i got MKR2 and not MKR1 grr. not like i didn't pay them

Thanks!

xris
2004-11-08, 10:43
i haven't got ANYTHING back from them.
neither have i got anything by mail.
I assume you mean that you have not had a reply from the email you sent. Don't forget that it was the weekend and at this point in time it's something like 10AM Monday morning for them, expecting a reply on a Sunday may be a bit optimistic.

I've had email replies from them ranging from 2 to 20 hours after I sent them.
but it's so expensive, i might as well get the DVD version in HK. they're produced in taiwan..i can't even say if they are pirated or not. much cheaper though. 120HKD VS. 1200HKD (10x difference!!)
and the shipping cost is also $$$.
but then again, i want a nonpirated copy. they provided a fax number. i wonder if i should fax them and see if they reply - but long distance fax -.-"
Yes, if they are 10 times cheaper then most likely they will be illegal bootlegs. Take a look at The generic "Is this a bootleg" thread (http://forums.animesuki.com/showthread.php?t=107).

chimuikuzeru
2004-11-09, 12:43
i got an original box sets of initial d a long time ago. the box set of stage 1, box set of stage 2, and box set of stage 3, extra, and battle, but these were a gift so i have no idea where the person got them from because he just bought them when he went back home to japan for vacation. is there anywhere online that sells the original japanese boxsets, NOT the released tokyopop version.

xris
2004-11-09, 13:09
i got an original box sets of initial d a long time ago. the box set of stage 1, box set of stage 2, and box set of stage 3, extra, and battle, but these were a gift so i have no idea where the person got them from because he just bought them when he went back home to japan for vacation. is there anywhere online that sells the original japanese boxsets, NOT the released tokyopop version.
CDJapan (http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/) is always a good place to start, they do list the Initial D DVDs (http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/search.html?type=GC&restrict=DVD&word=initial+d) but no box sets (I assume you are after the Japanese R2 releases). Are you sure they aren't bootlegs (see The generic "Is this a bootleg" thread (http://forums.animesuki.com/showthread.php?t=107)).

firstian
2004-11-13, 21:39
I thought some of you might be interested in this, DeepDiscountDVD is having a 20% off for all in stock items. Find the coupon code in from the following link:

http://www.slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?threadid=53445&postid=0#post0

It's starting now and finishes on 11/20. So go check it out. They usually have the lowest price anyway, and also free shipping. I just place my $200 order with them.

Fellini 8.5
2004-11-14, 21:07
Deep Discount DVD is doing it again. Right now! Until the 20th. Just showed up in my inbox.

Code="SUPERSALE"

Not affiliated with them, but I'm about to spend a couple of hundred well-discounted bucks there and I want some company. ;)

Bonsai Forest
2004-11-27, 01:59
Anyone have an idea where I might find this? The series has been released on DVD (albeit not with English subtitles), but the sites mentioned in the "where do I buy" thread don't have it. Do you know of anyone who ships this to America?

Also, has anyone watched this anime before? What opinions do you have on it?

xris
2004-11-27, 03:36
Anyone have an idea where I might find this? The series has been released on DVD (albeit not with English subtitles), but the sites mentioned in the "where do I buy" thread don't have it. Do you know of anyone who ships this to America?

Also, has anyone watched this anime before? What opinions do you have on it?
As usual with this sort of question, the answer is cdJapan (http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/).

Tico & Friends (Tico of the Seven Seas) (http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=BCBA-857)

Ryoma-Echizen
2004-11-27, 15:26
A beatifull anime, on my country (Perú) a local channel(managed by the goverment) puts on air... 4-5 year ago.

The r2 dvd como with japanese subtitles.
I only have the first four dvd´s , on near future will be buying the rest ^^.

*A piece of collection.


Someone knows others stores similar to cdjapan? (in nihon)

money order(ipmo) as payment option will be better.

Bonsai Forest
2004-11-27, 21:28
As usual with this sort of question, the answer is cdJapan (http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/).

Tico & Friends (Tico of the Seven Seas) (http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=BCBA-857)

Thanks. I guess there is no English release, is there? I think it might be worth watching even if I can't understand the language, so I'll probably end up ordering it.

While I'm disappointed there's no English version, thanks for your help.

A side note: do you know if any fansub group might try their hand at this cartoon?

elniro
2004-12-07, 16:42
For dvdpacific.com:

1) When you buy from there, do you become a member and so pay the member prices? or do you have to pay a fee to be a member?

2)What's the last date you got to order to ensure christmas delivery?

thanks

xris
2004-12-07, 17:14
For dvdpacific.com:

1) When you buy from there, do you become a member and so pay the member prices? or do you have to pay a fee to be a member?

2)What's the last date you got to order to ensure christmas delivery?

thanks
There is no fee to become a member. You just need to register to allow access to the shopping basket, wish list, account details (shipping address and credit card details). I would imagine most on-line shops are like this.

Xmas delivery is more difficult since there are many factors to take into account. I suspect the "official" date is already past for oversea posts (according to the Post Office).

elniro
2004-12-08, 14:26
O yea one more question:

When you buy something in say US dollars, does your bank charge you hidden charges for paying a foreign currency?

oh its ok i found out, my bank, well my dad's bank charges 2.75%

xris
2004-12-09, 03:13
O yea one more question:

When you buy something in say US dollars, does your bank charge you hidden charges for paying a foreign currency?

oh its ok i found out, my bank, well my dad's bank charges 2.75%
If you use a credit card, then they do not charge any such additional extras.

The charge you refer to is only when you use a cheque (from say an English bank) which is made out in another currency (such as American $). I would strongly advise not to do this because for small amounts (under £100) is rarely is worth it. They might say they charge is 2.75% but there is often a minimum charge of £10. Plus it's normally the bank that receives the cheque that sets the charge (so in my example it's the American bank, which will have it's own rules and charges).

Just pay by credit card, they offer acceptable exchange rates and no hidden charges (at least most MasterCard and Visa cards do this).

If you can't pay by credit card, then PayPal is the next best option. Cheques and International Money Orders are not cost effective for small amounts.

elniro
2004-12-09, 05:52
Ok thanks

Does dvdpacific.com have option to pay by paypal??!

Well anyway i already bought some stuff - gasaraki perfect collection (whole boxset for under £20 including p&p, thats good stuff) and full metal panic vol.1 with artbox

Racheal
2004-12-12, 11:49
http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/list_from_code_banner.html?key=252773

Has anyone ordered from them before? Comments?
Looking forward to getting the Miyamoto Musashi series.

Sakaki
2004-12-12, 12:05
http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/list_from_code_banner.html?key=252773

Has anyone ordered from them before? Comments?
Looking forward to getting the Miyamoto Musashi series. I have been ordering from them for about 7 years now,and have bought 30-40 cds and videos, and never have had a problem with them. I live in Michigan, and I get the order 3 days after it ships. With pre-orders they usually arrive 2 days after the Japan release date, I'm not too sure on how fast they are from the time you order to the time they ship, because I usually have a pre-ordered item in the order. Shipping and handling is rather costly for 1 or 2 cds, so I usually wait until I have several items to buy to spread out the cost. Unless it's a rare item that I missed pre-ordering. But I don't think you should have any problems with them.

I wonder how big a company this is now, when I first started ordering from them looked like it was a one man operation. Everything was addressed to a person and the web-site was very primitive. The invoices were handwritten. It has come quite aways in a more professional look and feel .

Forbin
2004-12-29, 14:33
Hope this is the right place but Amazon is having a $10 sale on some of their Anime.

Some strange ones such as Brigadoon but they also have some good ones such as Trigun and Vandread and Vampire Princess Miyu.

Here's a link but just FYI it has a Spoofee referral on it. I'm too lazy to prune it out so you can just go to Amazon direct and look it up

Spoofee-Amazon Anime Sale (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/feature/-/552117/spoofee/103-5244483-8139859)

Suzaku no Miko
2005-01-02, 03:15
hey
www.sells.bootlegs.com
is it a reliable site to buy soundtracks? magic knight rayearth OST 1-5 (some out of stock) selling for 8USD...originally around 14.95
but it's such a ..random site?

xris
2005-01-02, 04:09
hey
www.sells.bootlegs.com
is it a reliable site to buy soundtracks? magic knight rayearth OST 1-5 (some out of stock) selling for 8USD...originally around 14.95
but it's such a ..random site?
This site sells plenty of bootlegs (DVDs, CDs), plus they are very expensive as well. They not only rip off the creators but they rip off their customers as well!

I suggest you have a read of The generic "Is this a bootleg" thread (http://forums.animesuki.com/showthread.php?t=107)

RabidZeph
2006-01-09, 00:50
Hey, from what I've found, there is not a Ghost in the Shell box set. This dissapoints me, because now I will have to hunt down each volume if I wish to complete the set. This also means it will come at a higher price. I've ran search engine searches, but haven't found anything really conclusive. It seems to have a "special edition" for each volume, but it seems to mean it comes with a box and a CD or t-shirt. Does anyone know where I could get a completed set? I know sometimes a retailer will bundle a package like this, but I haven't found one. Any help is appreciated.

guest
2006-01-18, 04:10
I have been looking for this CD. Do you know where I can buy it? Please give me info if you know where to get it not just general website for anime stuff. This item is very hard to find for some reason. I have looked all over the place and still can't find it. I don't want to spend money on Japanese version because it is much more expensive. CD Japan doesn't have it. I check out yahoo japan auction anyway and it has only a few and they don't ship overseas. No luck on ebay.
It was released by ADV, I believe.

Vexx
2006-01-22, 18:02
I've had mixed results with cdjapan.co.jp .... as far as jpop CDs go... they've been pretty good. but the collectibles ---- they appear to run a "just in time" shop like amazon is known to. That is.. they don't always have the stock ON HAND just because its displayed in their site. I've had three order problems in the last two months.
Two were figures that they didn't actually have and had to refund my money (of course, after 3 weeks its unlikely anyone is going to have it now). They also have had to delay the PPD OST shipment due to "unforeseen shortages".

I tend to avoid US Domestic hobbyship websites now as I got hit with bootleg versions twice from two different "supposedly reputable" dealers. DVDpacific, OTOH, has been nice and prompt.

Alternative sites, I've had good luck with for books, figures, CDs, & DVDs include:
nippon-export.com (they'll actually hunt down stuff if you give them enough data and they don't list stuff unless someone has actually requested it).
HobbyLinkJapan (nice pre-order section for registered customers).
AnimeMaxis (also pretty good with the pre-order handling).

edit: cdjapan just wrote that they'd shipped my PPD OST .... so their guess of 5-10 day delay wasn't too off.

sukreih
2006-02-01, 07:14
I am ordering Japanese DVDs from amazon.co.jp (actually it's a pre-order cuz it's not yet relased.),and my sister commented they don't send DVDs to contries with different DVD region codes. I heard cases it was fine with Japan to Korea, so if anyone has ordered an DVD from Amazon Japan, help would be greatly appreciated. (I live in Canada)

Also,is there a place where I can buy Import DVDs cheap? Amazon.jp looks quite expensive..

sorvani
2006-02-02, 20:11
i posted this over in the Shuffle merch thread, but never got an answer, so i thought i'd give it a second try here because after 2 weeks of searching i've learned a couple things.

has anyone seen a site selling phone charms/straps from Shuffle?

i bought a Nerine /sigh at speaking the name............ err uhh, where was i....oh yeah... phone charm back in september when i was there on vacation. unfortunately sometime last week, she disappeared. one day she was there happily clinking away with my every step, and the next she was gone.

i blame everything on mickey mouse, because i was at disney world when she went missing.

anyway, if anyone knows where i can find order a replacement i would MUCH appreciate it.

i can't find phone charms/straps hardly anywhere for ANY series. keychains abound. but i don't want a darn keychain. i want a phone charm/strap.

My broken one is pictured below. Where you see the mickey mouse is where Nerine is supposed to be, and yes i was born in april.

http://www.daerma.com/images/sorvani/shuffle.jpg
btw how does one do the thumbnail image? i'd prefer to do that than the spoiler tag but i couldn't find it in the vBcode link at the bottom of the page.

The official site has a different set . You can see them at http://www.shuffle-tv.com/etc/.

any help would be greatly appreciated.


Also,is there a place where I can buy Import DVDs cheap? Amazon.jp looks quite expensive..

i have purchased all my japanese CD's and R2 dvd's via cpjapan to date. i am pre-ordering something from yesasia for the first time tomorrow, we'll see how that goes..

KikiTheDragon
2006-02-04, 17:51
Anyone know where I can buy One PIece DVDs? Not the dubbed ones with english sub titles, some places I looked at seem to be boot-leg...

are these sites good or are they bootleggers?

<edit by Mod (xris): both the sites you listed are selling 100% bootleg One Piece DVD>

Some help would be nice considering I know nothing when it comes to buying anime xD -yeah i know I am pathetic-:p

Quarkboy
2006-02-04, 18:23
Hmm, I've always been intersted in how much money bootleg sellers actually make off those things, and furthermore where their suppliers are... found this site
<edit by Mod (xris), good example but the link has to go all the same :) >

(mods, feel free to remove the link, but the minimum order for this guy is 240 DVDs... so it's not REALLY a link to a bootleg seller in a practical sense).

Seems that this guy is selling them for about $4.50 per DVD, and I don't know whether he's refering to per DVD set or per DVD. If the former, the profit margin is HUGE. You can sell 26 eps of one piece for $35, and make a %750 profit...

dammit, I'm starting to convince myself to make money this way... better stop.

xris
2006-02-04, 18:23
Anyone know where I can buy One PIece DVDs? Not the dubbed ones with english sub titles, some places I looked at seem to be boot-leg...

are these sites good or are they bootleggers?

<edit by Mod (xris): both the sites you listed are selling 100% bootleg One Piece DVD>

Some help would be nice considering I know nothing when it comes to buying anime xD -yeah i know I am pathetic-:p
They are both known sites selling illegal DVDs, the One Piece DVDs are typical examples of such bootleg ripoffs (and expensive illegal DVDs at that!). I removed the links since we do not want to help advertise such sites here on AnimeSuki (for any reason).

Please have a look at the The generic "Is this a bootleg" thread (http://forums.animesuki.com/showthread.php?t=107) since it gives all the hints needed to spot such bootlegs (i.e. Region 0, Chinese and English subtitles).

If you want (legal) English One Piece DVDs, then the Viz release is all there is (mind they are not yet available). Here they are listed at DVDPacific.

Vol 1 (http://www.dvdpacific.com/item.asp?ID=705258) to be released on 28th Feb
Vol 2 (http://www.dvdpacific.com/item.asp?ID=705293) to be released on 25th April

There are under $13 each but they only contain 3 episodes each.

KikiTheDragon
2006-02-04, 19:41
Oh thanks for the help, I told you I was pathetic at this xDAt least I didn't buy boot-legs :P

I'll take a look at that thread so i know next time ;D

Once again thanks!

evil
2006-02-06, 07:37
Does anyone know if there are Hunter X Hunter dvds around?

xris
2006-02-06, 09:35
Does anyone know if there are Hunter X Hunter dvds around?
If you mean with English subtitles, then any you will find will be bootlegs.

There are no legal releases with an English sound track or subtitles. This applies to the TV and the OVA series.

evil
2006-02-07, 02:57
Aww damn. H8 bootlegs

Forbin
2006-02-10, 13:33
ADV Is having the 75% sale AGAIN!!!

Angelic Layer Box Set For $30!

ADV (http://www.advfilms.com/sales.asp)

sorvani
2006-02-10, 19:25
ADV at least came up with a smart way to get rid of the old product before they release thinpacks etc.. i've bought most of my "old school, i'll get it someday" anime from these sales.

Forbin
2006-02-14, 15:23
ADV at least came up with a smart way to get rid of the old product before they release thinpacks etc.. i've bought most of my "old school, i'll get it someday" anime from these sales.
Old Product? Diamond dreams is on there. That's about as new as it gets.

sorvani
2006-02-14, 18:40
Old Product? Diamond dreams is on there. That's about as new as it gets.
it may be. but most of the inventory i see on their 75% sales are titles that have made their first run, and are still in stock. they drop the price and move the product, then release the thin packs a bit later.

i'll admit i haven't even looked this time, because i'm currently not in the market for any adv titles. at least that is what my checking account says. :rolleyes:

pathos86
2006-02-18, 22:11
ehh ive been looking for months for a decent DVD online store that sells Captain Tsubasa road to 2002 DVD, it is hard to find that product and when i do find a site they are either out of stock or they seem dodgy(not offering details, shipping, money hanlding, location, payment methods). Is there anyone out there that knows a reliable DVD online store that sells the Captain Tsubasa road to 2002 DVD?
thx

DifferentSamurai
2006-03-06, 00:32
I wanted to know if there are more anime stores stores that offer good prices and are located in california as I cannot wait like 4 to 5 days for shipment to arrive, I always use DADVD(DiscountAnimeDVD.com) because they offer decent prices and my shipment always arrives one day after I order or two days at the most, I like the short wait, you know? However recently DADVD I've noticed that as soon as they run of out of stock on an item they never get any more and it always says back ordered and since the wait for backordered items is always like 1-2 weeks I never order unless it is on stock; I have searched and found excellent stores like the animecornerstore.com[URL] but they are based off virginia and it takes about three if I am lucky or usually 4-5 days to get here to my mailbox. I want a store that has more in stock items than DADVD and its warehouse is in california so I can get my shipments faster, as there are no places to buy anime where I live besides the best buy:(
I don't mind the tax much since buy only up to $100 dollars at a time so the tax isn't much, however any other online stores with warehouses in states near california is still a viable option.

for my buying experience the most important things for me are:
1. Item price
2.shipping speed and price
3. Stock variety

if I was in the habit of spending more than $100 on anime when I get my paycheck then I would consider really far out of state like animecornerstore.com but I am very impatient about waiting so that is why I posted here, to see what suggestions i would get

bayoab
2006-03-06, 01:20
You are buying from bootleggers. Bad idea. If the time it takes is a problem, order the anime a few days before hand. Bestbuy's prices used to be 2nd or 3rd best around. Most online stores have warehouses in the middle of nowhere. Amazon probably has one near CA if you really need it there tomorrow. If price is most important, check dvdpricesearch.com and order it a few days in advance. (Or pay the damn fees to 2 day/overnight.)

guest
2006-03-06, 01:28
I remember someone mention a way to buy stuff from yahoo auction japan because most sellers there don't ship oversea. I think it was something about someone will palce bid for you.

Does anyone know how to do this?

Also, since suncoast went down, does anyone know a place nationalwide to buy anime stuff--DVD most likely. Please, not borders, Barnes & Nobles nor fye. They don't have enough collections. Thank you.

Vexx
2006-03-06, 16:10
There are any number of "online hobby shops" that are selling bootleg copies of anime..... its not worth it --- I got bit twice as a newbie before I realized how the anime marketing cycle worked. In both cases, the DVDs were region free, had so-so english and chinese subtitles, and were LOUSY quality (gamma setting hell from what I could tell).... they were also clearly taken from the broacast episodes rather than a remastered episode like usually done for DVD release.

The dealers mentioned on the front page of animesuki.com have all been good to me: DVD Pacific, Digital Eyes, DeepDiscountDVD. Have had few or no problems with them.

The sites I've had luck with in Japan (direct exporters) are nippon-export.com and cdjapan.co.jp both for manga and anime. www.amazon.co.jp is also okay though their pricing and shipping seems to run higher.

The only place I've had good luck with manga/anime purchases brick'n'mortar style are the Kinokuniya Bookstores. They have stores in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, New York that I know of.... probably others if you check their site. edit: add San Jose & Costa Mesa.... didn't check their East Coast or Central lists.

gokigenyou
2006-03-20, 11:41
Hello,

I am looking to buy the following DVD...

魔法少女 リリカルなのは A's Vol. 1 (スペシャルパッケージ)
Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's Vol. 1 (special package)
KIBA-1301
http://www.nanoha.com/goods/goods_dvd01spp.html

I am looking for the Special Package version, not the regular version (which has the same KIBA 1301 catalog number).

The Special Package is a fold-out cardboard containing 2 discs inside, along with bonus device cards, set inside a cardboard art case. The Regular version is just 2 discs inside a plastic DVD clamshell case.

The Special Package was available at Liberty Store 4 in Akihabara for around 17000 yen, inside the glass display case.

Is there someone in Japan who can purchase one of the Special Package version of 魔法少女 リリカルなのは A's Vol. 1 for me, and ship it internationally to the U.S.?

Thanks!

guest
2006-03-21, 21:35
Hello,

I am looking to buy the following DVD...

魔法少女 リリカルなのは A's Vol. 1 (スペシャルパッケージ)
Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's Vol. 1 (special package)
KIBA-1301
http://www.nanoha.com/goods/goods_dvd01spp.html

I am looking for the Special Package version, not the regular version (which has the same KIBA 1301 catalog number).

The Special Package is a fold-out cardboard containing 2 discs inside, along with bonus device cards, set inside a cardboard art case. The Regular version is just 2 discs inside a plastic DVD clamshell case.

The Special Package was available at Liberty Store 4 in Akihabara for around 17000 yen, inside the glass display case.

Is there someone in Japan who can purchase one of the Special Package version of 魔法少女 リリカルなのは A's Vol. 1 for me, and ship it internationally to the U.S.?

Thanks!

Why don't you try amazon.co.jp?

http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/dvd/B000CFWPM4/503-7774045-8300707

I am not sure if that is what you are looking for but you email them (yes, in English) and ask about it.

It is a lot of trouble to have someone placing an order in Japan and ship it to you unless you have a connection. If you ever figure a way on this, please do share. I would like to know how as well! :D

madarabe
2006-03-22, 04:41
Hello,

I am looking to buy the following DVD...

魔法少女 リリカルなのは A's Vol. 1 (スペシャルパッケージ)
Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's Vol. 1 (special package)
KIBA-1301
http://www.nanoha.com/goods/goods_dvd01spp.html

I am looking for the Special Package version, not the regular version (which has the same KIBA 1301 catalog number).

The Special Package is a fold-out cardboard containing 2 discs inside, along with bonus device cards, set inside a cardboard art case. The Regular version is just 2 discs inside a plastic DVD clamshell case.

The Special Package was available at Liberty Store 4 in Akihabara for around 17000 yen, inside the glass display case.

Is there someone in Japan who can purchase one of the Special Package version of 魔法少女 リリカルなのは A's Vol. 1 for me, and ship it internationally to the U.S.?

Thanks!

17K yen?? Wow, that is friggin expensive. :uhoh: I bought it around 6K yen only.

Well, i think now its kinda hard to get the 1st press edition of the previous vol. Usually the 1st press edition is sold out even before the release date of the dvd.

gokigenyou
2006-03-22, 11:56
Why don't you try amazon.co.jp?

http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/dvd/B000CFWPM4/503-7774045-8300707

I am not sure if that is what you are looking for but you email them (yes, in English) and ask about it.

It is a lot of trouble to have someone placing an order in Japan and ship it to you unless you have a connection. If you ever figure a way on this, please do share. I would like to know how as well! :D


Amazon has the regular edition version, not the First pressing version. The First pressing version is out of print, and neither Amazon, CDJapan, JIGS, Yes Asia, or any of these other stores I have checked have it or can get it.

So, I guess my only recourse is to pay a big premium and try to get it purchased from Akihabara via some proxy service.

raspberihevn
2006-03-24, 13:50
A friend of mine wants to purchase the Original Macross (I'm not even sure what that is, all I know is that it's not M7, M+, or M0).
We came across some pretty good bootlegged versions but.. you know, it doesn't compare to U.S. version.
Do you have a place to recommend to purchase it for a decent price? Thanks a lot for your help!

hananokoi
2006-04-09, 11:31
I remember someone mention a way to buy stuff from yahoo auction japan because most sellers there don't ship oversea. I think it was something about someone will palce bid for you.

Does anyone know how to do this?

www.akibado.com

hananokoi
2006-04-09, 14:05
I am ordering Japanese DVDs from amazon.co.jp (actually it's a pre-order cuz it's not yet relased.),and my sister commented they don't send DVDs to contries with different DVD region codes. I heard cases it was fine with Japan to Korea, so if anyone has ordered an DVD from Amazon Japan, help would be greatly appreciated. (I live in Canada)

Also,is there a place where I can buy Import DVDs cheap? Amazon.jp looks quite expensive..
Amazon Japan ships all DVDs worldwide. The dvds are region 2 with no english subtitles, very rare. Japanese products are expensive most of the time depending on your budget and the value of the item.


What dvd is it you looking for?


I wonder how big a company this is now, when I first started ordering from them looked like it was a one man operation. Everything was addressed to a person and the web-site was very primitive. The invoices were handwritten. It has come quite aways in a more professional look and feel .


wow must be a while, to have handwritten invoices. and the old website is lousy where you have to type in the product ids to add to cart and limit 10 items per order. It is much easier now.

spica
2006-04-20, 14:22
i posted this over in the Shuffle merch thread, but never got an answer, so i thought i'd give it a second try here because after 2 weeks of searching i've learned a couple things.



i can't find phone charms/straps hardly anywhere for ANY series. keychains abound. but i don't want a darn keychain. i want a phone charm/strap.



http://www.399animeshop.com/anime/prince-of-tennis-merchandise.php
http://www.399animeshop.com/ <-- Cheap and good quality phonestraps.

-KarumA-
2006-04-25, 03:01
for the dutch people

http://www.boudisque.nl/index.asp

i order my anime dvd's from that site, it handles in English import so no dutch subs or menu, all English and you can buy some anime on the site that just isnt released in this country

you have no mail costs when you order above 10 Euro's i think, witch is what you already spend when you order an anime dvd and you can make the money over with the use of internet banking, gets delivered to your home as well or you can let it drop off at one of the Boudisque stores but if you do not live near the big cities where the store is hosted its beter to deliver at home (no extra costs on that)

Archmagination2002
2006-05-03, 10:48
Geez... its pathetic. I went there so I could try to see if they have some of their old manga in stock. Right now they don't sell much.. I still can't believe they have only 2 manga volumes availble(besides their stupid Naruto store).. its the same with everything else too.. Does anybody know what is going on with them?

hananokoi
2006-05-09, 23:43
Anyone know where to buy anime figurines directly from Japan that ships internationally?

Spira
2006-05-14, 22:26
Anyone know where I can get the whole series of Negima? I tried yesasia.com already, but they don't have all of the DVD's.

retroborg
2006-05-16, 06:39
Hello,
I’m interested in buying the following Macross Anime DVD & CD soundtracks, preferably in brand new / sealed condition.

Macross DYRL “Perfect Edition DVD” by FX
http://images.channeladvisor.com/Sell/SSProfiles/20059041/Images/MacrossMovie1.jpg

Macross Zero “Perfect Collection” 2-DVDs - Episodes 1-5
http://www.animetoyshop.com/jpeg/858.jpg

Macross II: Original Soundtrack, Volume 1 (Animetrax Japan)
http://www.macrossworld.com/macross/music/macrossiiostf.jpg

Macross II: Original Soundtrack, Volume 2 (Victor Japan)
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000006ZHZ.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

Macross II: Original Soundtrack, Volume 1 (JVC Records USA)
http://www.macrossworld.com/macross/music/maciisoundf.jpg

Macross II: Lovers Again - CD Single – Mika Kaneko (Japan)
http://www.macrossworld.com/macross/music/macross2loverf.jpg


I can pay via a verified Paypal account and prefer the package to be sent via Express Mail (EMS), which I will pay for.

If anyone has them for sale otherwise, what are the most reliable online stores / services to buy these DVD/CDs from?

Any info will be highly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

retroborg
2006-05-16, 13:31
Concerning Macross Zero,
Apparently there are at least 4 different Bootleg versions out there:

1. MACROSS ZERO - Perfect Collection Episodes (1-5) (2-DISC EDITION)
http://i10.ebayimg.com/02/i/05/10/09/6d_1_sbl.JPG

2. Macross Zero Completed Episodes (1-5) (1-Disc Edition)
http://i22.ebayimg.com/01/i/07/1d/b2/34_1_b.JPG

2. Macross Zero Completed Episodes (1-5) (1-Disc Edition) - Different cover
http://i24.ebayimg.com/01/i/03/68/d4/39_1_b.JPG

4. Macross Zero (5-Disc Edition)
http://www.shopanimedvd.com/images/MacrossZeroVol1_AC.jpg
http://www.shopanimedvd.com/images/MacrossZeroVol2_AC.jpg
http://www.shopanimedvd.com/images/AC3021-04.jpg

Now I’m very confused!
Which one should I get?

As for Macross DYRL "Perfect Edition", I was told at Macross World forums that there are two versions, the "Perfect Edition by FX" which is supposed to have excellent video/audio quality & perfectly translated English subtitles and the standard Edition not marked by "FX", which is supposed to be of poorer video/audio quality and subs titles.

I download the fan-sub version of Macross DYRL & Zero from torrent and they have excellent Video/Audio & sub quality, but the sub fonts are rather small and not viewable when projected on my 21” TV via TV-Out.

I was after the Perfect Edition by FX, but now I really don’t know which one I should get?

I was also looking for RahXephon CD soundtrack 1 & 2.
Are these two Japanese import CDs or domestic US made CDs?
The reason I ask is because here, they’re labelled as US CDs:
http://www.animecastle.com/pc-87457-18766-rahxephon-original-soundtrack-01.aspx
http://www.animecastle.com/pc-87465-18766-rahxephon-original-soundtrack-02.aspx

Where as here, they're mentioned as import Japanese:
http://www.shopanimedvd.com/product_info.php?products_id=3433
The price is also quite low ($8.50)

So, how reliable is this place?
http://www.bootlegs.r.us

I ordered Macross II soundtrack from here for 15$, as well as Ninja Scroll OST CD for 15$
http://store.imageanime.com/maciiorsount.html
http://store.imageanime.com/ninjascroll1.html

But I really don't know if they're bootlegs or not?
Really, how could you distinguish if a soundtrack CD is bootleg, I only know of some basic rules / tips of spotting a bootleg DVD, but I was not aware of bootleg CDs!

Macross II CD, Ninja Scroll CD & RahXephon CD 1-2 are all sold under 30$ at http://www.rightstuf.com for 15$ so they could also pass for bootlegs based on the “low price” criteria.

This entire bootleg thing is getting rather tiresome!

Thanks in advance.

xris
2006-05-16, 13:51
So, how reliable is this place?
http://www.bootlegs-r-us.com/
Not very, their so called "Import DVDs" section should be renamed to "Illegal Ripoff DVDs".

Also their prices for Import DVDs are high compared to decent on-line shops, so I suggest people should stay away from such sites.
Example, FMA Vol 1 here costs $21. FMA Vol 1 costs $16.61 from DVDPacific (http://www.dvdpacific.com/)

For more details on how to spot bootleg DVDs have a read of The generic "Is this a bootleg" thread (http://forums.animesuki.com/showthread.php?t=107)

RightStuff is a official U.S. distributor of licensed anime, they sell only legal DVDs and CDs. The cheap prices you saw were a sales promotion.

retroborg
2006-05-16, 14:14
Very interesting, but how do you distinguish a bootleg Anime OST music CD, like RahXephon CD 1-2, Macross II, etc...

RAHXEPHON Original Soundtracks 1
http://www.shopanimedvd.com/product_info.php?products_id=3433

Macross - Complete Soundtrack Set (1984 Japan Anime Film)
http://www.shopanimedvd.com/product_info.php?products_id=3862

Macross Plus: Original Soundtrack 1
http://www.shopanimedvd.com/product_info.php?products_id=2542


Macross Plus: Original Soundtrack 2
http://www.shopanimedvd.com/product_info.php?products_id=2543

Macross II Soundtrack
http://www.shopanimedvd.com/product_info.php?products_id=2261

The only principle that could apply in this case, would be the “low cost”, but that’s not enough.
So are these Anime soundtrack CDs, bootlegs or not and how could you tell?

Vexx
2006-05-16, 14:22
Anyone know where to buy anime figurines directly from Japan that ships internationally?

www.hlj.com
www.cdjapan.co.jp

There are others... I have the most luck with those two.

@spira: at this point you might try www.cdjapan.co.jp or amazon.co.jp .... I have *terrible* luck with yesasia.com --- even when they say they have it, they often come back six weeks later with a "sorry we don't".

If you're near a Kinokinuya bookshop or japanese import store you might browse there as well.

Myself I figure I'm just waiting it out for an R1 release of Negima in a "perfect collection"

gmanr26
2006-05-18, 22:54
dont know if asked already.... didnt read the whole thread......

what is the best and cheapest site to buy anime dvds and ship to the Caribbean.... namely Jamaica??

I've used www.bootlegs.r.us.com, was wondering of anyone else i could order from (not amazon)

xris
2006-05-19, 07:22
dont know if asked already.... didnt read the whole thread......

what is the best and cheapest site to buy anime dvds and ship to the Caribbean.... namely Jamaica??

I've used www.bootlegs.r.us.com, was wondering of anyone else i could order from (not amazon)
Sorry but the site you linked to is well known for selling illegal ripoffs.

Their so-called "Import" section should be renamed to "Bootlegs". Have a read of The generic "Is this a bootleg" thread (http://forums.animesuki.com/showthread.php?t=107) for more detail on how to spot them.

Even their "Domestic" DVDs are expensive compared to other on-line shops.
Example. Hale + Guu Vol 1
The site you mentioned $21.99
DVDPacific $17.32

As usual I would recommend DVDPacific (http://www.dvdpacific.com/). They ship to Jamaica (Internation Shipping), I would recommend trying the International Surface Mail as it's cheap and doesn't take that much longer than Air Mail (I use it all the time and I'm in the U.K.).

gmanr26
2006-05-19, 21:42
Sorry but the site you linked to is well known for selling illegal ripoffs.


wow..... I didnt know that the site was a bootlegger...... I feel dirty now

tritoch
2006-05-22, 17:02
Hmm.. was thinking of purchasing from:
TRSI
http://rightstuf.com

anime international (as advertised by animenfo.com)
http://animeinternational.com

Also I need a place to buy cheap gundam models

need comments on those two sites please.

Revy
2006-05-30, 09:45
Does anyone know where can I get Black Lagoon? I've watched fansubs but its officially liscensed now..
You can get cheap gundam models off www.hlj.com

xris
2006-05-30, 11:21
Does anyone know where can I get Black Lagoon? I've watched fansubs but its officially liscensed now..
Do you mean with English subtitles? If so, then at this point in time only bootlegs would be available (so no asking about them). Other than that, you would have to wait until Geneon announce a release date.

I'm not sure if the Japanese DVDs have been released yet, cdJapan (http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/) would be the best place to check.

Seems like Vol 1 (http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=GNBA-7290) is on preorder, release date 26th July 2006.

durrem
2006-06-08, 18:08
Start your engines. The semi-annual Deepdiscountdvd.com 20% off sale is on! Get the coupon codes from the usual places (not sure if I can post em). Just got my order in. $585 of pain. Ouch.

Kingofhearts
2006-06-09, 14:44
Does anyone know where I can buy Mobile Fighter G Gundam figures.? I have been to alot websites. But, there mostly sold out of there inventory.

Vexx
2006-06-09, 16:04
If the usual sites are sold out (hlj, cdjapan, e2046, animaxis, etc) then ebay is your only friend unless you have someone willing to dive into the alleys of Tokyo's Akihibara district.

DifferentSamurai
2006-06-12, 21:44
I was looking around but have found nowhere where i can get Wild striker or captain Tsubasa road to world cup 2002, in DVD, any help where to find them for sale with english subtitles? imports?

any tips would be appreciated.

physics223
2006-06-12, 21:46
I think this should be moved. Doesn't eBay have them?

Aeris DJ
2006-06-12, 22:34
Yeah, this doesn't fit fansubbing. By the way, if you're thinking of buying captain Tsubasa thru ebay, verify well that item. A friend of mine lend me the dvds he bought via ebay a couple of years ago, and the subbing was awful, not even mention the quality of the video (heck, my japanese is quite limited, and I would rather hear Tsubasa and the gang speaking and figure out what was happening than to read the subs, even the name of the players changed almost every episode, good thing I knew them). And the dvd set wasn't complete, it only got until ep 44 instead of the whole 52. So be careful and check well the dvd set you choose.

bayoab
2006-06-12, 23:19
I was looking around but have found nowhere where i can get Wild striker or captain Tsubasa road to world cup 2002, in DVD, any help where to find them for sale with english subtitles? imports?

any tips would be appreciated.
Neither of these are available with english subtitles on DVD legally. Everything you find will be bootlegs of some form. Since you put futbol in the topic, I would assume you are somewhere in europe and Tsuabsa 2002 is available in most european languages in the native language.

DifferentSamurai
2006-06-12, 23:46
for the replies I will try look carefully for it and by the way I am not in europe it's just that since that is what the sport is really called for some I put it in parentheses.

whatese2001
2006-06-15, 02:41
does anybody know where i can get the eureka dvd volumes at.

Kaka
2006-06-15, 02:44
does anybody know where i can get the eureka dvd volumes at.
a lot of places......

amazon JP
clubjapan
yesasia
other places like that........I am sure it would be even easier if you were looking for the US release

does anyone know who are those 2 kids on the 13th cover >.>?

whatese2001
2006-06-15, 03:17
i want the japanese volume, the only they have in us is volume one. I also want japanese audio and english subtitles.

xris
2006-06-15, 05:05
i want the japanese volume, the only they have in us is volume one. I also want japanese audio and english subtitles.
The only other E7 DVDs with Japanese audio and English subtitles are bootlegs.

You will have to wait for the U.S. release. Asking for bootlegs, fansubs or help finding them will get you banned!

Vol 2 is just about to be released.

whatese2001
2006-06-15, 13:39
i wasn't asking for bootleg or fasnsubs, i was just wondering if anybody knew if there E7 volume in japan had an optional english subtitles naruto first movie did. you just had press the subtitle button on your remote.Because i was going to buy the japanese volumes if they did.

jpwong
2006-06-15, 15:31
i wasn't asking for bootleg or fasnsubs, i was just wondering if anybody knew if there E7 volume in japan had an optional english subtitles naruto first movie did. you just had press the subtitle button on your remote.Because i was going to buy the japanese volumes if they did.
Unfortunatly, it's rather the exception to have english subtitles on japanese R2 DVDs.
In fact the only one I know off the top of my head that is english subtitled on the official DVD is the Fullmetal Alchemist Movie Special Edition Box Set (since I went and bought it).

Easiest way to find out ussually, goto one of the english japanese online stores like www.cdjapan.co.jp or one of the afromentioned sites, go look up the DVD you want to check out and look at the edition details or description. If it's subtitled, they generally mention it since it's an unusual "extra feature".

bayoab
2006-06-15, 20:09
i wasn't asking for bootleg or fasnsubs, i was just wondering if anybody knew if there E7 volume in japan had an optional english subtitles naruto first movie did. you just had press the subtitle button on your remote.Because i was going to buy the japanese volumes if they did.
1) The US release has/will have Japanese audio and English subtitles and is CHEAPER than the Japanese release which does not have English subtitles.

2) Naruto movie did not come with english subtitles. That was a bootleg.

3) List or R2's and R3's with English features found here: http://www.animeondvd.com/discdata/subdublist.php

whatese2001
2006-06-16, 02:50
1) The US release has/will have Japanese audio and English subtitles and is CHEAPER than the Japanese release which does not have English subtitles.

2) Naruto movie did not come with english subtitles. That was a bootleg.

3) List or R2's and R3's with English features found here: http://www.animeondvd.com/discdata/subdublist.php
thanks for your help, i guess i will wait for us release.

Taoku
2006-06-16, 18:28
For some reason when I try to buy from Amazon.jp,I get the message:

*** We're sorry. The item can't be shipped to your selected destination. You may either change the shipping address or delete the item from your order by changing its quantity to 0 and clicking the update button. ***

Why is that?

NightWish
2006-06-16, 18:38
Legal export/import restrictions or logistical restrictions normally. Depends what you were trying to order and where you live ;).

A good logistical example (i.e. easy to understand) would be a UK resident trying to buy heavy electrical goods (e.g. a TV (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000ELSY0I/)) from Amazon.com: They won't ship internationally because it is too bulky and/or heavy.

However, in your case I would guess the item is something they can't ship because of Japanese export law; rather than a physical/logistical issue.

durrem
2006-06-16, 18:53
I tried to order one of those Japanese elementary school backpacks, but they wouldn't ship it to me in the US, either. From what I've seen, you usually don't have problems with books. It's anything bigger that they don't seem to want to ship internationally.

Taoku
2006-06-16, 19:17
I just want to order some DVDs,and I know plenty of you and others outside of Japan have done so.

LynnieS
2006-06-16, 19:53
What kind of DVDs are we talking about, though? Adult-themed ones might not be exportable, and religious-themed DVDs might also be restricted when being asked to shipped to certain countries. There could also be customs restrictions as well.

There should be some information under "Help" -> "Shipping Restrictions" within the site.

Taoku
2006-06-16, 20:00
Anime DVDs(non-hentai).

ThoHell
2006-06-28, 23:41
I'm not suere if this is against the rules or not, but I didn't read anywhere in the forum rules that it was against asking where to find a good cheap online anime store. Can anyone help me out with suggestions for online anime stores with a wide/complete range of anime series, like Green Green episode 1-13 box set and stuff. If you can help me thanks a bunches!!!

bayoab
2006-06-28, 23:45
I'm not suere if this is against the rules or not, but I didn't read anywhere in the forum rules that it was against asking where to find a good cheap online anime store. Can anyone help me out with suggestions for online anime stores with a wide/complete range of anime series, like Green Green episode 1-13 box set and stuff. If you can help me thanks a bunches!!!
There is a "Where do I buy" thread and Green Green boxset does not exist yet in R1 as the first DVD was just released this week. I have no idea about R2s.

Leq
2006-06-29, 01:50
Hi, people!

May be someone can advise me a couple of places where I can buy ready for printing 4Mpix+ anime posters.

Thanks :)

xris
2006-06-29, 08:23
May be someone can advise me a couple of places where I can buy ready for printing 4Mpix+ anime posters.
I doubt such things exist for the obvious reason that as soon as you sell one it would be distributed on the internet for free.

Kiyoshi
2006-06-29, 17:07
Legit Asian VCD, DVD and UMD Guide (http://members.iimetro.com.au/~mwhitley/legitlist.htm) and guide how to spot bootlegs

Kyuven
2006-07-01, 01:51
I just want to order some DVDs,and I know plenty of you and others outside of Japan have done so.
I'd suggest going to a convention, like Comic-Con or Anime Expo, they'll usually have an import store with a booth, and you can ask how to order from them.

Madlax26
2006-07-05, 20:23
I'm very new to buying anime from abroad can someone please explain to me it is complicated ,or simple,any help would greatly appreciated Thanks.

xris
2006-07-06, 06:11
I'm very new to buying anime from abroad can someone please explain to me it is complicated ,or simple,any help would greatly appreciated Thanks.
We would need to know
(i) What country are you in
(ii) What country are you importing from

It also helps if you can pay by credit card, is this possible for you?

Give us an example of what it is you want to import? Is it a Japanese DVD or merchandise? Or are you in Europe wanting to obtain a U.S. release DVD?

Madlax26
2006-07-06, 14:50
I live in The U.S. i would be importing either Audio Cd's or DVD's from Japan,and yes i could pay with a credit card Thanks for The quick Reply.

Madlax26
2006-07-06, 14:56
I live California and,would be Importing either Audio CD's or DVD's From Japan I can pay with credit cards But what about import fee's where would find information on that. xris Thanks for The Help.

xris
2006-07-06, 15:19
As you are in the U.S. can't give you much practical help (I'm in the U.K.). I would suggest you have a look at the various Japanese sites and see what they have to say.

For example, cdJapan (http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/)
Customs/Import Duties

International customers are considered importers and must comply with all laws and regulations of the country in which the orders are received. You may be subject to import duties and taxes, which may be levied once the package reaches your country. If that happens, additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by you. We cannot predict or control what these charges may be, as they vary widely from country to country. Please contact your local customs office for further information. Also, we are required to show the accurate value of the items directly on the package.
In general, the way it works is that you order something from, say, cdJapan (e.g. you import a CD). You pay the cost of the CD along with the postage using your credit card (note: you do not pay any import duty at this point). They package the item and include on the outside a Customs Declareation (which is usually a printed label or rubber stamp) which has the value of the goods inside. When this package reaches the U.S. it is inspected by the Postal Service and depending on the value of the goods, it may or may not then have a surcharge added (i.e. the import duty). You then have to pay this surcharge before you can receive the goods from the Postal Service. At least that's how it works in the U.K.

The secret is not to order large amounts at the same time because you only pay import duty if it exceeds a certain value (in the U.K. it's $30). Very often it's worth purchasing only one item per order so to avoid paying any surcharges. It means you pay more due to postage costs but you can very often avoid any import duty.

Anyway, that applies to importing to the U.K., someone from the U.S. will have to supply the exact details of how different it is to import into America.

bayoab
2006-07-06, 15:28
I live California and,would be Importing either Audio CD's or DVD's From Japan I can pay with credit cards But what about import fee's where would find information on that. xris Thanks for The Help.
It depends on a) how much you order at once and b) how soon you need it.
There are some sellers that mark things as gifts so they will slip past customs as long as they are under $100. You will have to check the current rules with customs otherwise. I believe the rule is you can recieve $100 worth of goods per month without paying anything extra. I personally have ordered $80 DVDs and not gotten hit by any duty.

If you do not need it quickly, order it slowly and in multiple small orders.

Madlax26
2006-07-06, 21:03
Thanks For The help guys i really appreciate it.

chiisai_nezumi
2006-07-06, 21:31
Anyway, that applies to importing to the U.K., someone from the U.S. will have to supply the exact details of how different it is to import into America.

I am a frequent importer who lives in the US, and I've been through physical customs as well as mail. Americans are rather fortunate in that books, CDs, DVDs, and other media are considered duty-free. The same process is followed in terms of the Japanese company putting a declarations sticker on the box, but I have never been charged by customs for mail, and according to the customs officer who opened my suitcase and examined the 170000 yen worth of CDs, DVDs, and books I had, they were all duty-free. American customs is also very lax, they have never opened my mail packages.

Note: there is no reason to order in small amounts; I have ordered packages with over $350 in combined value and not had them opened because the outside sticker read 'Gamesoft.' Keep in mind that American customs is allowed to block the entrance of 'obscene' materials, but this is very rarely enforced.

Madlax26
2006-07-07, 11:21
What if used PayPal to pay for my order?

xris
2006-07-07, 12:08
What if used PayPal to pay for my order?
If they accept PayPal, then it's fine. It can be used as an alternative to a credit card (but in most cases Credit Cards tend to be safer and more conveniant). One thing you will need to check is that depending on the currency, you may pay an extra fee to PayPal for the currency transaction. I haven't used PayPal in a while but that used to be the case if I ordered something in $ (U.S. Dollars) and paid (PayPal) in £ (U.K. Pounds) then there was an fee imposed by PayPal. Look at the PayPal FAQ or help pages for more info on this.

Or are you still referring to Import Duty and taxes? If so, then it is irrelevant.

And in reference to the comments chiisai_nezumi made, while I won't deny that you may have never had to pay any sort of Import Duty, it doesn't mean that it's true for everyone. It is possible that if the Customs Declareation exceeds a certain value then there is a chance that you might be charged additional Tax. And it is considered fraud if the Customs Declareation is blatently incorrect.

Madlax26
2006-07-07, 16:49
i wasn't sure if paypal charged a fee for international purchases thanks for telling me.

P.S. On The U.S. Customs Agency's website it says that personal purchases totaling $200 USD or more will be taxed. And for Gifts its $100 USD and above.
just to let you know,and thanks for the help.

Madlax26
2006-07-07, 21:14
Does YesAsia only sell MiniDisc or do they also sell Regular sized Compact disc's because every title i have searched for has the word mini next to the title in bold print. Thanks Again

ting7
2006-07-08, 23:42
Does any one of u know where to get Rozen maiden DVD in Singapore? I prefer to get from local shops rather than ebay. Thank you:):D :twitch:

Madlax26
2006-07-09, 17:00
I looked around there sites a little but can anyone who has shopped at either PlayAsia or Anime Arigato tell me if there any good. Thanks.

Madlax26
2006-07-14, 21:18
has anyone here ever shopped overstock.com for anime.

zanarky
2006-07-16, 23:54
Are there any places in Hong Kong where I can get anime figures/collectables?
I've been seeing alot of sellers on Ebay who live in Hong Kong.

Madlax26
2006-07-29, 15:29
hey guys what's up i recently found this online store called Anime International on the site it says there based San Fransico has anyone here ever heard of them are they legit or bootleggers? Thanks

bayoab
2006-07-29, 16:38
hey guys what's up i recently found this online store called Anime International on the site it says there based San Fransico has anyone here ever heard of them are they legit or bootleggers? Thanks
You will need to link to the website as there is no "Anime international" based in san francisco according to google. There is one based in Los Angeles.

ReggieM
2006-07-29, 17:54
Does anyone have any suggestions on places or websites that I can trade DVDs? I have a bunch of random legit Region 1 DVDs that I want to trade for some singles that I'm missing of various series.

I have tried GameTZ, but there isn't too much anime on there (at least not anything I'm looking for).

Any other suggestions? Any Canadians out there know of anything (I'm in Vancouver).

Thanks!

Cz
2006-07-29, 18:02
Searching on google, I found a few:
http://www.peerflix.com/
http://www.barterbee.com/

I think I've seen the 2nd one before but it seems quite a few more dvd trading sites have popped up since then. I don't use any of these sites so I can't vouch for any of them, but that's a start.

guest
2006-07-30, 17:36
Is anime naiton a reputable online store?
http://www.animenation.com/

Madlax26
2006-07-30, 18:37
Double Post Moderator Please delete Thanks.

Madlax26
2006-07-30, 18:41
Hey bayoab your right they are based in Los Angeles. I got the location mixed up Thanks.

P.S Here's the link to the store
http://store.animeinternational.com

Catgirls
2006-07-30, 18:53
Is anime naiton a reputable online store?
http://www.animenation.com/Yes they are. They have been around for a long time.

demonkd
2006-07-31, 11:09
can any one give me a good site for old animes

xris
2006-07-31, 11:37
can any one give me a good site for old animes
What do you mean by "old"? 1 year, 5 years, 10 years, 20 years?

Could you give some examples (i.e. titles) of what you mean by "old anime"?

Do you maybe mean where to find second hand DVDs or just someplace which has stock of older titles?

What country are you in? Do you want to ship overseas?

What language do you want them in, original Japanese? English subtitles? English dubbed?

demonkd
2006-07-31, 11:56
english,usa, i'm looking for mezzo forte and berserk so like 4-3 years old

xris
2006-07-31, 12:20
english,usa, i'm looking for mezzo forte and berserk so like 4-3 years old
In that case, it's easy. As I've mentioned a lot of times in this thread, I would start with DVDPacific (http://www.dvdpacific.com/)

Mezzo TV Complete Collection (http://www.dvdpacific.com/item.asp?ID=689343) Under $23
Mezzo Forte (http://www.dvdpacific.com/item.asp?ID=705795) Under $19
Berserk: TV Series - Season One (http://www.dvdpacific.com/item.asp?ID=622256) Under $56

Some of these have different editions, so just search the site. DVDPacific are cheap, fast and have low postage rates. If you have a look at this thread you should find other on-line stores as well.

demonkd
2006-07-31, 12:22
thanks alot

bayoab
2006-07-31, 13:10
Hey bayoab your right they are based in Los Angeles. I got the location mixed up Thanks.

P.S Here's the link to the store
http://store.animeinternational.com
Their site is currently messed up but from what little I can tell, it appears to be legit as they mention the R1 distributor, and the correct details. However, their prices aren't great.

Madlax26
2006-07-31, 17:47
Thanks. i'll check on there site every once and a while to see if they improve or change anything.

phelan_kell
2006-08-04, 21:54
Has anybody bought from AnimeCastle before? I'm trying to look for the Fate/Stay Night OST (I jumped on board a bit late for first release -_-), and YesAsia and some other spots have it for $20+. AnimeCastle apparently is selling for $9.99. Is this a legitimate copy or should I be concerned?

Madlax26
2006-08-09, 16:05
hey some info for anyone importing R2 DVD's in to the U.S. according to the law you can legally import DVD's From a foreign Country but in most cases it is illegal
to actually watch the R2 DVD in the United States if you want more info go to this site

http://animenation.net/news/askjohn.php?id=1368

P.S. Hey moderator if there is already a thread for this please move it there Thanks.

bayoab
2006-08-09, 17:37
hey some info for anyone importing R2 DVD's in to the U.S. according to the law you can legally import DVD's From a foreign Country but in most cases it is illegal
to actually watch the R2 DVD in the United States if you want more info go to this site

http://animenation.net/news/askjohn.php?id=1368

P.S. Hey moderator if there is already a thread for this please move it there Thanks.
No, you misunderstood. It is illegal to hack your region 1 player to play region 2's without changing the counter. It is not illegal to import a region 2 DVD player. You can then go ahead and watch it on that player. Note: Nobody is going to arrest you for hacking your own dvd player, so this is all just technicalities to begin with.

Lemon
2006-08-12, 10:09
Somone posted this site
http://www.akibado.com/index.html ,
as a site to go to for Yahoo Acutions Japan sells, Has anyone used this site, and if so is it reliable?

Xiao Feng
2006-08-12, 10:54
hey guy, i wanted to ask where can i import a japanese version of one peice movie 7. i been try google and play-asia.com/cdjapan.co.jp but still no hope. anyone know any other import site that might sell it? oh yea, i even try ebay:heh:

thanks ;)

Potatochobit
2006-08-12, 12:45
here

http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=DSTD-2573

Satsume
2006-08-12, 15:29
Well, I'm looking for the Neon Genesis Evangelion - Platinum Complete Collection. Deep Discount DVD (http://www.deepdiscountdvd.com/dvd.cfm?itemID=ADV013231) and DVD Planet/Digital Eyes (http://www.dvdplanet.com/details.cfm?info=ADV013231) seem to have the cheapest prices after looking through a few sites. Reliable or no? They seem significantly cheaper than a lot of the other sites I went to, so I'm a little hesitant. I'm pretty new when it comes to these things so any help would be appreciated!

Catgirls
2006-08-12, 16:45
Well, I'm looking for the Neon Genesis Evangelion - Platinum Complete Collection. Deep Discount DVD (http://www.deepdiscountdvd.com/dvd.cfm?itemID=ADV013231) and DVD Planet/Digital Eyes (http://www.dvdplanet.com/details.cfm?info=ADV013231) seem to have the cheapest prices after looking through a few sites. Reliable or no?Hi ya. :)

Both those places are legitimate. DVD Planet/Digital Eyes is more reliable and less problematic than Deep Discount DVD. I have used DVD Planet/Digital Eyes a lot ... both buying and reselling old anime DVDs. No problem at all. Another on-line site to consider is DVDPacific.com (http://www.dvdpacific.com/). Here's their price for what you're looking for:

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Neon Genesis Evangelion: Platinum Complete (http://www.dvdpacific.com/item.asp?ID=689451)

Members Price: $50.78
Retail Price: $89.98 Members Save: $39.20 ( 43% )

----

I have used DVDPacific.com quite a bit. They are very reliable and rather cheap. Hope that helps. Cheers. :)

Xiao Feng
2006-08-12, 18:39
here

http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=DSTD-2573

thanks, i love you men =)

Satsume
2006-08-13, 01:05
Hi ya. :)

Both those places are legitimate. DVD Planet/Digital Eyes is more reliable and less problematic than Deep Discount DVD. I have used DVD Planet/Digital Eyes a lot ... both buying and reselling old anime DVDs. No problem at all. Another on-line site to consider is DVDPacific.com (http://www.dvdpacific.com/). Here's their price for what you're looking for:

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Neon Genesis Evangelion: Platinum Complete (http://www.dvdpacific.com/item.asp?ID=689451)

Members Price: $50.78
Retail Price: $89.98 Members Save: $39.20 ( 43% )

----

I have used DVDPacific.com quite a bit. They are very reliable and rather cheap. Hope that helps. Cheers. :)

Wow, thanks! The DVD Pacific link says that it's the "thin pack" collection, but I'm looking for the full Platinum boxset, with the extras. The preview image is the same on Deep Discount DVD and DVD Planet/Digital Eyes though.. so I'm having a little trouble distinguishing! And none of the sites go into much detail, so.. this might be stupid, but how do you tell the two Platinums apart?

Catgirls
2006-08-13, 10:16
so I'm having a little trouble distinguishing! And none of the sites go into much detail, so.. this might be stupid, but how do you tell the two Platinums apart?Well, it's actually rather easy: there is no other complete "Platinum" box-set. :) The only complete box-set of Neon Genesis Evangelion Platinum is the thinpak version. That's it for now (or so it seems to me).

All the links you have are to the thinpak collection (you can tell by the retail price). If you check the ADV web site -- http://www.advfilms.com/CatalogFilms_Volumes.asp?ID=2021 -- what they have released so far, for the Platinum edition, is:

- Volume 1 + Box

http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/1957/dngebx1cet8.jpg

- Volumes 2-7 separate (that all fit into the above box)

- Complete Collection (thinpak)

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/1535/dngebx2cwb0.jpg

If you want something else besides the thinpak collection, you'll need to collect all the separate DVDs along with the Volume 1 + Box release. I believe that's it so far. ADV might put out another complete box-set that is a non-thinkpak version later on, but I don't see anything official yet.

In the non-Platinum release, ADV is selling this:

- Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Perfect Collection (http://www.advfilms.com/CatalogFilms_Detail.asp?ID=2763)

http://i7.tinypic.com/24grtyt.jpg

That is a non-thinpak box-set, but it isn't the Platinum release. Hope some of that helps. Cheers. :)

Satsume
2006-08-13, 20:24
Ah, I see. Some images featured the first box and some the other. Thanks for clearing that up for me!

Sailor Chibimoon
2006-08-16, 16:55
I know St. Tail has been out a while, but I haven't seen it anywhere for sale. Does anyone know who might carry the series? I've tried Best Buy, Fry's and bunch of other stores that sell DVD's. Hope someone can help = )

xris
2006-08-16, 17:45
I know St. Tail has been out a while, but I haven't seen it anywhere for sale. Does anyone know who might carry the series? I've tried Best Buy, Fry's and bunch of other stores that sell DVD's. Hope someone can help = )
Try DVDPacific (http://www.dvdpacific.com/), they have some of the DVDs in stock and will order the others.

Here's the list of the six DVDs, Saint Tail (http://www.dvdpacific.com/search.asp?title=saint+tail)

Busaiku Chama
2006-08-16, 20:02
Anyone know how reliable DVDEmpire (www.dvdempire.com) is (ran a search in the topic and didn't get anything)?
The prices seem to be pretty cheap compared to other sites and seems to have Free Shipping on many of the items.
So would it be wise to order DVDs from there?

bayoab
2006-08-16, 20:31
Anyone know how reliable DVDEmpire (www.dvdempire.com) is (ran a search in the topic and didn't get anything)?
The prices seem to be pretty cheap compared to other sites and seems to have Free Shipping on many of the items.
So would it be wise to order DVDs from there?
I've gotten one thing from them. They were okay. Their prices aren't that good overall... Wasn't a bad experience but wasn't a really positive one because I had trouble with their servers.

Busaiku Chama
2006-08-18, 18:53
I might not have looked hard enough so sorry if I'm just asking a question that's already been asked.

Would anyone happen to know any sites/stores that sell a Region 2 DVD player for a relatively low price (in North America)?
Thanks for the help.

Madlax26
2006-08-25, 15:24
Oh hey guys what's up? I wanted to know is it safe to shop from DVD Pacific. I heard they were hacked not too long ago. Thanks.

xris
2006-08-25, 15:58
Oh hey guys what's up? I wanted to know is it safe to shop from DVD Pacific. I heard they were hacked not too long ago. Thanks.
I've been ordering from them for about 2 years now (on average one DVD order per week) and I haven't had any problems with the orders, deliveries, payments, no problems with anything really. There was a problem about (?) a year ago (as you say) but I didn't have any issues. I think GHDpro mentioned something about this but I can't remember if he actually had any problems or not.

If you preorder, they usually ship 1 to 2 weeks before the release date (so you get it well before the official street date). I have the DVDs shipped via surface mail to the U.K. and it still only takes 6 to 10 days for delivery (makes delivery nice and cheap).

rooboy
2006-08-25, 16:36
I've ordered from DVDPacific for about a year now (I make one combined order a month for the next month's releases). If they got hacked it hasn't affected me. They are generally the cheapest (occasionally I can find something on Ebay that's cheaper - but only if it's used, and it's usually not worth the effort of digging through the bootlegs), shipping is reasonable, and (the best part) as Xris noted, they usually ship out stuff two weeks early if you preordered - meaning even with shipping time you usually get the item before the street date. I live in Texas and it takes (on average) 2-4 days to have it arrive at my house.

Midori_Shinz™
2006-08-27, 13:43
Hey!
I was wondering if anyone from the UK can help me out!
Where can you buy those DVD's from? Is there any shops that sell them?
I know you can order them online but im iffy about all that.
Thanks!
xx

Ryuu-Odjn
2006-09-05, 01:37
Beez are selling the Mai-Hime dvds in europe R2 and volume 1 is out now. Beez aren't quite the greatest at getting the things out though (volume 2 was supposed to be released in August and is constant put back). You could try your local HMV or Virgin to see if they have it. The Edinburgh shops didn't have them so it may be better getting them online.

For JP Region 2 Mai-Hime or for Mai-Otome (which isn't licensed yet), sites like Amazon.jp and CDJapan can sell them

Madlax26
2006-09-12, 14:40
Oh hey i was recently looking around AnimeCastle, and noticed that they sell a decent amount of imported anime Soundtracks for example naruto ost vol 1 for $ 9.99 does anyone here know if there legitimate, because i really don't believe they are but i'm not entirely sure does anyone know anything about this Thanks.

xris
2006-09-12, 15:08
The indications are that AnimeCastle sell bootleg CDs. For example, the Naruto soundtrack is produced by Miya Records, and a Goolge search seems to be implying they are "A record company based in Taiwan that releases high-quality, but unlicensed (bootleg), popular Japanese music. Recognizable by their lack of credits to the original copyright holder, and the 'Made In Taiwan' notation".

If you search these forums (for "animecastle") you can see a few other replies along the same lines.

Note: I've never purchased anything from them so this is only from what I can find here and via Google.

Madlax26
2006-09-12, 21:29
Thanks Xris. Are there any American Stores that sell legitimate Imported Japanese Anime Soundtracks?

xris
2006-09-13, 05:29
I've never used them but Anime Corner Store (http://www.animecornerstore.com/) does sell legal CD imports as well as lots of other anime related goodies. They do seem a bit on the expensive side (but then they are legal imports after all).

Madlax26
2006-09-16, 15:04
I'm Not Sure If this has been asked Before, But i wanted to know before i shop with them Does Dvd pacific sell only Legitimate Products Because There Store looks very Good , and i just want to make sure that i'm buying only legitimately licensed products from them.

xris
2006-09-16, 15:29
I'm Not Sure If this has been asked Before, But i wanted to know before i shop with them Does Dvd pacific sell only Legitimate Products Because There Store looks very Good , and i just want to make sure that i'm buying only legitimately licensed products from them.
I've never seen them sell anything apart from legal products. In other words, yes they only sell legal goods.

Vexx
2006-09-16, 15:46
I can "me, too" that I've never had anything but excellent service from DVDpacific and nice selection. Animecastle, on the other hand, has sold me bootleg DVDs twice now portraying them as the real thing a year or two ago and I will not purchase from them again (both bootlegs were abysmal quality -- even the fansub raws of the same series were much better quality).

I also can't seem to get Animecastle to stop sending me mail despite unsubscribing several times now.

I also have good luck with nipponexport.com, cdjapan.co.jp, and a few others so its not like I'm adverting for DVDpacific. YMMV, of course.

Xellos-_^
2006-09-16, 17:44
Right Stuff is having a hugh sale on selected genon titles.

25 dvds for $100
10 dvds for $50

Both offers eligible for free shipping.

Bought:

Melody of Oblivion 1-6
Mermaid Forrest 1-4
Ah My goddess Movie
Haibane Renmei 1-4
Last Exile 4-7
Tsukihime 1-3
Vandread vol3
Gatekeeper21 1-2

Agallion
2006-09-16, 23:11
im looking to buy the full tv series of Hunter X Hunter i dont care to much about the ovas but its ok it they have those also, ive found a few places but they have like..78 episodes on 7 discs <_<....

bayoab
2006-09-17, 00:33
There are no legal copies of Hunter X Hunter in region 1.

Madlax26
2006-09-17, 00:35
Hey Guy's Thanks For the quick Replies. I'm off to go place my first order with dvd Pacific.

Trance
2006-10-08, 08:34
Is Honey & Clover Live-Action Movie is out on DVD yet?

Maxon
2006-10-15, 20:40
Does anyone know where I can get Region 2 DVDs of SHUFFLE! and Da Capo that have English subtitles? The other day I unknowingly bought bootleg boxsets of both series off eBay (yes that was stupid). I'm quite keen to get my hands on the real DVDs.

Tower of Death
2006-10-23, 00:28
Greetings,

I'm having a reallllllly tough time tracking down some of the finer anime from my childhood. Votoms, Space Runaway Ideon, Layzner, Vernian Vifam, Gundam, and other assorted action type anime's. I'm looking to purchase them (ANY format) if anyone here could shed light on the subject i'd greatly appreciate it. I'm also open to any suggestions of this same time frame. Thank you.

tsukiko-chan
2006-10-23, 00:55
there is a rental site called rentanime.com they have the best anime ever made.

they are not just renting though, they also sell the disks as well

example: every gundam made, iczer, blue gender, burst angel, cowboy bebop, thats only nameing the ones off the top of my head

Shinji103
2006-10-27, 02:06
Anybody know where I can find these? The few places I find it are either out of stock with no sign of restocking and/or does not have the complete series.

Madlax26
2006-10-31, 16:15
How Reputable Is The Store HMV Japan? Do They Sell only legitimate Japanese Imports Because it looks like a Fairly Good Store, But I wanted opinion's of people who have shoppedcthere before Thanks.

Crusader
2006-11-28, 18:02
Basically what i want to know, is if there is a site that sells box sets for any of the series? I like them all, but they seem to be low key, and hard to find. if any one knows anything, i would be greatful.

xris
2006-11-28, 18:21
Basically what i want to know, is if there is a site that sells box sets for any of the series? I like them all, but they seem to be low key, and hard to find. if any one knows anything, i would be greatful.
As far as I'm aware, there are no official R1 boxsets. You could most likely find bootlegs but then they would be illegal (see The generic "Is this a bootleg" thread (http://forums.animesuki.com/showthread.php?t=107)).

Not sure which series you are after but they seem available at the usual on-line stores and quite cheap, under $10 per disc.

Here's a link to DVDPacific if you seach for "Zoids (http://www.dvdpacific.com/search.asp?title=zoids)"

Zoids Chaotic Century: Episodes 1 to 67, 11 volumes (mostly 6 eps per DVD), under $10 per DVD.

Zoids Zero: Episodes 1 to 26, 6 volumes (mostly 4 eps per DVD), under $10 per DVD

Radiosity
2006-11-30, 16:53
"Animation Runner Kuromi-chan"

This is interesting me. It doesn't seem to be licensed, but I can't find a torrent for it. There's a second OAV too it seems, again, no torrent though. Shame, as it looks like a good watch :(

edit: Guess it's possible it was never even subbed, which would explain the lack of a torrent. Any group with some free time (hah) willing to do it? :)

orion
2006-11-30, 17:04
"Animation Runner Kuromi-chan"

This is interesting me. It doesn't seem to be licensed, but I can't find a torrent for it. There's a second OAV too it seems, again, no torrent though. Shame, as it looks like a good watch :(

edit: Guess it's possible it was never even subbed, which would explain the lack of a torrent. Any group with some free time (hah) willing to do it? :)

Hate to be a party pooper. Both OVAs have been licensed and released to DVD for a while now by Centra Park Media in R1.

Radiosity
2006-11-30, 19:10
Hate to be a party pooper. Both OVAs have been licensed and released to DVD for a while now by Centra Park Media in R1

Have they now? Hmm, guess I'll go check google for some possible links to buy them then :) Ta muchly.

edit: well, found it on Amazon surprisingly, but it's out of stock. Go figure. If anyone happens to have good links to UK online stores that don't require a credit card, link me up please :)

xris
2006-12-01, 05:44
I would seriously suggest you start using DVDPacific for DVDs. It may be a bit of a problem for you to set up but they are usually so much cheaper (even with shipping added).

Animation Runner Kuromi (http://www.dvdpacific.com/item.asp?ID=542840) $6.00
Animation Runner Kuromi 2 (http://www.dvdpacific.com/item.asp?ID=725655) $11.95

If the purchase price is under $30 (approx) then there is no import duty. Shipping by surface is $3.50 and usually takes 10-14 days.

Back on the U.K. source, I would suggest you try the Amazon "used" options. There is United Publications (http://www.up1.co.uk/) in the U.K. but they are expensive as usual.

Edit: Ah sorry, I thought you said "didn't require a credit card check". That makes the comments about U.S. online store moot. You can send a check with United Publications.

Note: I found Animation Runner Kuromi really enjoyable but Animation Runner Kuromi 2 was a let down for me, it seemed to try too hard and the humour just didn't seem to come across or work for me (but such comments should be followed up in the Animation Runner Kuromi discussion thread :) ).

Radiosity
2006-12-01, 12:34
Wow, you weren't joking when you say United Publications was expensive. It's like $25 for the first OAV. Well, the option is there if I can't find it cheaper elsewhere I guess.

Thanks xris :)

edit: Actually, I could have got it if I hadn't just spent a large wad of cash on stocking my spoofs collection (Naked Gun, Hot Shots, Robin Hood Men In Tights and so on, gotta love those). Guess I'll be waiting for next week then :)

Crusader
2006-12-02, 18:25
Monster Rancher anyone, i haven't seen it on dvd which is what im looking for.

xris
2006-12-03, 04:41
Monster Rancher anyone, i haven't seen it on dvd which is what im looking for.
It's a bit old now. Was available on VHS and DVD from ADV Films, Amazon lists it but they are only available second hand if at all.

Trance
2006-12-06, 17:02
Has the 1st Death Note Movie been released on DVD yet? Also, what about the 2nd movie, when it's going to be released?

bayoab
2006-12-06, 18:15
Has the 1st Death Note Movie been released on DVD yet? Also, what about the 2nd movie, when it's going to be released?

The first movie was supposedly released on DVD on the 22nd but I don't see it anywhere (which makes me think that they were confused.) The second movie just came into theaters a month ago.

Trance
2006-12-07, 00:38
Yeah, I was confused that why I can't find the the 1st movie DVD anywhere, hope it gets out soon :D

andr1us
2006-12-09, 00:34
Hello,

can someone give me advice where i can find Ai Yori Aoshi vol. 1 Faithfully Yours (With box) to buy. Because i searched everywhere and i couldn't find it. I know that it is discontinued. I found one that looks like it at bestbuy for a good price, but they don't ship to Ireland and i'm not sure if it's really it. Also there is one in Amazon.co.uk, but the price is to high for me (about 70 pounds)

xris
2006-12-09, 07:20
can someone give me advice where i can find Ai Yori Aoshi vol. 1 Faithfully Yours (With box) to buy. Because i searched everywhere and i couldn't find it. I know that it is discontinued. I found one that looks like it at bestbuy for a good price, but they don't ship to Ireland and i'm not sure if it's really it. Also there is one in Amazon.co.uk, but the price is to high for me (about 70 pounds)
I suspect that you will only be able to find this second hand. It would be unusual to find Vol 1 + box-set after 3 years.

I'm not at all convinved that the BestBuy details are correct. Are you looking at this entry, Ai Yori Aoshi 1: Fate - (Ltd Sub Box) (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=6809741&st=Ai+Yori+Aoshi&lp=10&type=product&cp=1&id=1364252).

I suspect that it's an error and is actually Ai Yori Aoshi: Enishi, Vol. 1 - Fate (i.e. the second series, not the first).
The title is incorrect. Fate is the title for Enishi Vol 1
The release date is incorrect. 6th July 2004 is the release date for Enishi Vol 1
The price also seems to imply a non-box item as well.

If you are willing to accept Vol 1 without the box, then DVDPacific have it for $18.61, Ai Yori Aoshi: Faithfully Yours (Vol 1) (http://www.dvdpacific.com/item.asp?ID=45548) and they do ship overseas (I live in the U.K. and use them all the time). If you use International Surface Mail, it only costs £3.48 shipping and usually takes 10-14 days (or it does for me).

Morgenstern
2006-12-09, 13:48
I don't know if its the right place to ask the question but i would really need an answer...and i hope i will find one.

I would like to know if anyone here has ordered animes/wall scrolls etc in the past from bargainanime.com ? I ordered a basilisk wall scroll from there 1 week ago...the payment proccessed with no problems etc...but it has been over 1 week and i haven't received a email confirmation about the shipment or the tracking number...sadly i emailed them to know if they shipped it but i haven't received any answer from them for 5 days...

So....i would like to know, if some of you ordered there...and know what happenned, i'm a canadian so calling them if not an option...but if they don't reply to me the next week, i think i will.

andr1us
2006-12-09, 15:35
At Bestbuy i was not sure about this one Ai Yori Aoshi vol. 1 [Limited Ediition Collector's] (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=5219854&st=ai+yori+aoshi&type=product&id=289090) . But listing price was like ordinary volume. I could buy this volume without box long time ago, but i prefer to have all volumes boxed :) So i will keep looking, in worst case i will buy from amazon or used. Thanks for help :)

Corrupt_Id
2006-12-09, 16:18
I usually get my anime at Best Buy, they have the best selection.

Madlax26
2006-12-09, 23:19
Hey Guys What's Up! ? I Wanted To Know If Slayers Try Is Still Licensed In The United States,Because I Read a Little While Ago That It has Been Discontinued.
Can Anyone Clarify This? Thanks

bayoab
2006-12-10, 00:12
Hey Guys What's Up! ? I Wanted To Know If Slayers Try Is Still Licensed In The United States,Because I Read a Little While Ago That It has Been Discontinued.
Can Anyone Clarify This? Thanks
It was discontinued because the license has changed hands from CPM to FUNi.