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st_owly
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Location: Edinburgh, UK

PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:48 am Reply with quote
CrowLia - Which country are you living in?
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CrowLia



Joined: 24 Feb 2012
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Location: Mexico

PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:22 am Reply with quote
Mexico. It's kind of sad, being so close to the States, where there's such a huge Anime licensing industry, and having none. Except Saint Seiya and Ghibli, those stuffs get licensed in a flash (I was surprised to see that Poppy Hill was already available in DVD in a local store).

We used to have a fairly decent manga licensor around 10 years ago, they made very beautiful editions (my Clover manga is imho the most prettiest shit I own), but they went bankrupt around five years ago and stopped releasing new stuff. As for anime, there used to be a lot of it when I was kid, even in national television (Pokemon, Digimon, Sakura, Sailor Moon. I think one of the national TV chains is still rerunning DBZ for the millionth time). There was an anime channel called Locomotion too, which eventually got bought by Sony and became Animax and then eventually became Sony Spin and stopped being anime at all.

Bottom Line. Mexico. Where licensed anime is so close and yet so far
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st_owly
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Location: Edinburgh, UK

PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:40 am Reply with quote
I'm guessing importing stuff from the US isn't really doable then? I am in kind of a similar position in the UK. We get a fraction of what the US gets, and even then it's mostly booby shows because they sell. It's quite possible to import if you know how though. All our manga is US imports as well, although Viz have started distributing their stuff properly here.
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CrowLia



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Location: Mexico

PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:08 am Reply with quote
I suppose importing is doable -if I could import stuff from Japan, doing it from the US shouldn't be such a challenge- but I've never really tried to do it because I know shipping fees are insane, and paying in dollars is basically unaffordable. OTOH, there's also the rare occassion in which you find imported manga in some conventions, usually from Spanish publishers (Norma and Glenat) and sometimes from Viz, but the pricing is ridiculous, it's definitely not worth it. I once saw one FMA manga volume going for around 40 dollars.
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Alan45
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Joined: 25 Aug 2010
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Location: Virginia

PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:18 pm Reply with quote
@ st_owly

Looks like we are neck and neck. I was at 276. I didn't keep track of the manhwa this year. Most of it seems to have been lost due to the manga bubble bursting.
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Ggultra2764
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Joined: 21 Jan 2004
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Location: New York state.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:46 pm Reply with quote
Considering I don't plan on buying anything else anime-related for the rest of this week, I guess I'll round up what I spent for this first month of 2013. Unless I say otherwise, all purchases include shipping.

The Dog of Flanders Subbed VHS- $32.95
Dagger of Kamui VHS- $4.64
Kimagure Orange Road OVAs- $25.97
Fancy Lala Individual Volumes- $43.09
A Journey Through Fairyland VHS- $8.59
Lupin III: Farewell to Nostradamus- $22.71
Lupin III: The Columbus Files- $21.23
The Astonishing Works of Tezuka Osamu- $21.44
Lupin III: Dragon of Doom- $18.86
Fantastic Adventures of Unico- $13.42
Sea Prince & The Fire Child- $15.96

January Total: $228.86

Quite a bit of money for me to start the new year with to splurge on anime. Laughing
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Nocturne123
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:45 am Reply with quote
This is probably the biggest month I've ever had. I do combine video games, anime, figures, and manga though.

Video games
Wii U Deluxe Edition - $379.99
Ni no Kuni + strategy guide - $80.95
Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time PSP digital edition - $19.99
Ys Seven PSP digital edition - $14.99
Legend of Heroes Trails in the Sky PSP digital edition - $19.99
SimCity - $64.19

Anime
Blood-C Limited Edition blu-ray/DVD - $41.99
Tekkaman Blade (all three volumes) - $28.99
Spice and Wolf Season 1 and 2 Blu-ray/DVD - $38.99
Jin Roh Blu-ray - $64.17
Raxephon Blu-ray collection - $365.03
Oreimo dvd set - $44.98
Waiting in the Summer dvd collection - $29.99

Manga
Haganai - I Don't Have Many Friends vol. 1 - $7.13

Figures

All but the Tales of Xillia one are Figma's

Mayoi Hachikuji - Bakemonogatari -$64.58
Kanbaru Suruga - Bakemonogatari - $53.95
Hitagi Senjougahara - Bakemonogatari - $44.50
Tsubasa Hanekawa - Bakemonogatari - $48.74
Sengoku Nadeko - Bakemonogatari - $45.95
Karen Araragi - Nisemonogatari - $50.96
Makise Kurisu - Steins;Gate - $113.54
Yuzuriha Inori - Guilty Crown - $53.75
Tsukihi Araragi - Bakemonogatari, Koyomi Araragi - Nisemonogatari, Tales of Xillia: Milla Maxwell 1/8 complete - $172.10

Nendoroids
Yuzuriha Inori - Guilty Crown - $47.93
Kashiwazaki Sena - Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai - $78.94

Kara no Kyoukai : Ryogi Shiki 1/7 scale Yukata version - $84.44
Muv Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse Yui Takamura Beach version Hobby Japan exclusive - $129.90

Jrock
One Ok Rock - This is My Budokan 2010 - $57.04

January Total: $2247.69
Grand Total 2013: $2247.69
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st_owly
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:18 am Reply with quote
Don't think I'll be buying any more this month, so...

Grand total: £153.86

Anime: £33
Manga: £92.91
Manhwa: £19.99
Novel: £7.99
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lem
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Joined: 29 Sep 2007
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:58 am Reply with quote
living 550 or so miles from any type of store that caters to my fictional needs blows some serious monkey chunks. but on the other hand... having good credit and lots of pre-orders all spread 'n' spaced out between now and June just rocks. well that and having spent 10 hours of OT on whatever else I don't have room for...

7 cds & 1 blu-ray box from Amzn JP:
#1, #2, #3, #4(2 discs), #5, #6 $327.81

$505.42 (¥44015 + ¥2000 shipping) GL 15 disc set pre-order
$833.23 total

5 manga, 1 anime dvd from Amzn US:
maison ikkoku 9, Gankutsuou 2, Digi Charat 1, Shadow Lady: Dangerous Love, & Awakening (Masakazu Katsura)
$97.21
$42.97 F/S Night vol 6 LE
$140.18 Total

1 novel, 59? manga & 7 blu from TRSI:
$11.24 yep that 12 Kingdoms hardcover is also on my pile of shame. I didn't even know it was messed up until I read about it here at ANN. dang. Thanks Alan45.

$645.27 Natsume's, Bakuman, Gon, Hunter X, Knights of Sidonia, Trigun Maximum, I'll give it my all... tomorrow, Gon, and..

$329.92 for Colorful, K-ON!, Kids on the Slope, Nisemonogatari, Patlabor OVA, Gundam MS UC Unicorn 6, & Hanasaku Iroha~ Blossoms for Tomorrow
$126.00 shipping
$1,112.43 TRSI Total

Shiki, Eva Rebuild (gashapon capsules), Gunbuster Chogokin & Red Canti from AmiAmi:
$344.65

Sakuma Drop Candy, Eva Chocolate, Revoltech Tachikoma (2), Yotsuba monochrome set, Nami 1/8, Ult. Madoka Nendoroid from J-List:
$370.20 Total

$2800.69 Shocked
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murph76
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Joined: 26 Jul 2006
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Location: Akron, OH

PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:38 pm Reply with quote
January was a good month for my budget.

Anime: $59.99
Crunchyroll membership: $6.95
Total: $66.94

Compared with January 2012's total of $153.71, my expenses are heading in the right direction -- down. Smile
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Sailor S



Joined: 20 May 2009
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:07 pm Reply with quote
I'm pretty pleased with myself for January. I didn't really go overboard.

Manga - $148.08
Anime - $32.49
Figures - $80.51
Misc. - $22.70

January Total - $283.78

That's the cheapest month I've had in well over a year. For a bit I held out hope that I'd actually keep it under $200, but then some Rightstuf orders came due, so it wasn't to be. But I still kept it under $300, and I'm really pleased with that. A big part of it is getting my figure buying under control. I'm trying for the most part to limit myself to 1 figure a month, so I try and make it something I really really want, and not just a figure that looks decent.
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Alan45
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Location: Virginia

PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:35 pm Reply with quote
Not a bad month, a bit low on manga, but that seems to be the future.

Anime:
7 DVD sets for $207.90
7 Bluray sets for $238.90

Books:
16 volumes of manga for $140.40
1 Novel for $8.39
1 art book for $27.99

Figures: 4 for $313.95

Tax: $36.60

Total for January: $975.13
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Sailor S



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:04 am Reply with quote
Ah man, my bank went and pulled some silly shenanigans where they posted a charge to my account in January, but they didn't do it until really late on February 1st. As such, my manga total has another $19.86 on it, thus putting me at $303.64 for the month. And here I was, thinking I was under $300 Sad Still the cheapest month I've had in well over a year though.
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Polycell
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Joined: 16 Jan 2012
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:08 pm Reply with quote
Figures: $473.25
Manga: $18.83
Anime: $43.78

January Total: $535.86
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Mylene
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Joined: 07 Feb 2006
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Location: Indiana

PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:38 am Reply with quote
January 2013
Anime: $4.99
Manga: $48.81
Figures: $206.88

Total: $260.68
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