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Best Buy Closing Out Anime in Stores
Posted 23 February 2009 - 07:39 PM
I do acknowledge that when a anime series gets released, it's often 3-5 episodes per DVD. That's because not only does a dub have to be prepared, but also subtitles, and the economies of mass production. Older titles do get released in series packs, usually after the final disc is released.
"In an effort to increase your cable and satellite bills beyond the point of affordability and to further pad the pockets of our executives..."
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Posted 23 February 2009 - 07:43 PM
it is not a fad, it's a lifestyle. and if the ever-growing attendance at NDK, Anime Expo, and Project Akon tell us anything, it's going to be around for a while.
It's not a lifestyle, but apologies for offending your Otaku (in the Japanese sense) sensibilities.
The great wash of anime that has showed up in Best Buy and the manga that has shown up in B&N is the fad. It was an attempt to jump on a wave that was never there. The kids were getting into the post-Pokemon crap and all of a sudden they all wanted to cash in.
Then the kids grew up, stopped watching Naruto or Card Captor Sakura or whatever the hell it was they were watching and now these places are in general overloaded with crap that nobody's going to buy. How many boxed Yu Gi Oh sets does one store need? These bastards don't carry Golden Boy, so clearly they don't know what they're missing.
It's the same reason my BBY stopped stocking Girls Gone Wild. There used to be an audience, but not anymore. You'll still get your fix the way you always have, by ordering your DVDs online and downloading fansubbed stuff from wherever that comes from too, and Best Buy will never even care.
"Belligerent and numerous."
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AT200, Hopper & 360 via HDMI to Onkyo 505 to basement 42" Westy, Hopper via Comp-over-Cat5 to living room 42" Vizio with a Roku 3, Joey to Toshiba 32" LCD with a Logitech Revue. You want fries with that? Pull up to the 2nd window.
Posted 23 February 2009 - 11:11 PM
Say that to all the Cosplayers, Loli-goths, and general otaku. it's as much of a lifestyle as rock, metal, punk, or vegan.
From dictionary.com "When 'lifestyle' became popular a generation ago, a number of critics objected to it as voguish and superficial, perhaps because it appeared to elevate habits of consumption, dress, and recreation to categories in a system of social classification."
I couldn't agree more.
Posted 01 March 2009 - 08:45 PM
So I picked up Afro Samurai Resurrection for $15 and Akira for $17.50 on Blu ray. I was hoping to find Samurai 7 on Blu but only found it on DVD so I decided to wait.
-- Respect the S.H.I.E.L.D.