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What's a good place to buy anime in the US?

Postby revolutionary » Wed 08.20.2008 12:58 pm

Ok, so let's start this by saying I know very little about anime. The other day, there was a film on HBO or something called "Grave of the Fireflies." So I watched it; and oh man, I cried, cried, cried. I have no idea why I liked something that made me cry so much, but now I want to buy it. The thing is, it's out of stock or on backorder everywhere I look (amazon, bestbuy, etc)! Can anyone tell me a good site to buy anime at a reasonable price? Are there other films I should check out?
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Re: What's a good place to buy anime in the US?

Postby richvh » Wed 08.20.2008 1:14 pm

DiscountAnimeDVD says they have it in stock.
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Re: What's a good place to buy anime in the US?

Postby revolutionary » Wed 08.20.2008 4:34 pm

Ah, thank you. I did a google search but that place didn't come up. Go figure.
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Re: What's a good place to buy anime in the US?

Postby Harisenbon » Wed 08.20.2008 8:07 pm

revolutionary wrote:The other day, there was a film on HBO or something called "Grave of the Fireflies." So I watched it; and oh man, I cried, cried, cried. I have no idea why I liked something that made me cry so much,


Anyone who can watch Grave of the Fireflies without crying is simply not human.

I have seen the strongest, most manly Judo players break down like a baby when watching that movie.

Just thinking about it makes me weepy.
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Re: What's a good place to buy anime in the US?

Postby revolutionary » Fri 08.22.2008 7:12 pm

I know. I never cry when watching movies. Not even Bambi or The Notebook can get a tear out of me. But, I was telling my mom the plot of Grave of the Fireflies and I started to cry a little bit. She was all like "What? Why are you crying?" She refuses to watch it because it's animated, but I'll get her to watch it one day.
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Re: What's a good place to buy anime in the US?

Postby Wakannai » Fri 08.22.2008 9:19 pm

I don't like sad stories so that's one that I've avoided for years.
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Re: What's a good place to buy anime in the US?

Postby becki_kanou » Sun 08.24.2008 11:36 am

revolutionary wrote:I know. I never cry when watching movies. Not even Bambi or The Notebook can get a tear out of me. But, I was telling my mom the plot of Grave of the Fireflies and I started to cry a little bit. She was all like "What? Why are you crying?" She refuses to watch it because it's animated, but I'll get her to watch it one day.


Exactly! That's one movie that will make me tear up just from thinking about it, let alone watcing it.
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Re: What's a good place to buy anime in the US?

Postby revolutionary » Wed 08.27.2008 12:44 am

Wakannai wrote:I don't like sad stories so that's one that I've avoided for years.

It's really good, though. Grave of the Fireflies is just a good film; I don't usually like anime, but I liked it. I'm sure everyone has told you that you should just watch it anyway, so I won't, but you know...

becki_kanou wrote:Exactly! That's one movie that will make me tear up just from thinking about it, let alone watcing it.
Glad I'm not the only one. :oops:

Long story short, I didn't order the DVD from that link because a friend of mine said never to trust that site. I guess she had a bad experience, but she has bad experiences with almost every online retailer. It must be her.
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Re: What's a good place to buy anime in the US?

Postby Kuranado » Fri 01.30.2009 4:04 am

animecornerstore.com and rightstuf.com both are good sites with huge selections and great customer service.

amazon.com has grave of the fireflies available. it's high-priced, as it is out of print. Another insanely sad anime is "Barefoot Gen."
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