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RadicalBender



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2004 8:39 am Reply with quote
Uh...they must mean Target stores carrying their anime. Target has had anime on their shelves for quite some time now for those looking for GTO 1, Noir 1, the Cowboy Bebop Movie, Millennium Actress, the Animatrix, etc.
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Louie-kun



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2004 10:48 am Reply with quote
Yeah, Target does carry anime now. The one by my house has both Vampire Hunter Ds. X tv, Heat Guy J, and several others.
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qollocust



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2004 2:03 pm Reply with quote
I never bothered to look for anime at the Target near me. Any idea how the prices will be on the Viz stuff? Usually Target sells stuff cheaper than other stores...
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MissHanyaan



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2004 5:28 pm Reply with quote
My boyfriend says that Target had anime for (quote) "less than Suncoast prices." (He bought me Hellsing 1 from Target. Anime hyper)
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Louie-kun



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2004 6:25 pm Reply with quote
The anime dvds at Target sell for around 20 bucks, fyi.
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Pitargo Nats



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2004 10:28 pm Reply with quote
Yeah, Target has carried anime for several years now (DBZ and a couple other random titles here and there), but only since last October has Target really got into anime titles. As for prices I can't argue they're lower than the other retailers in town (snagged Jin-Roh for $19.99), plus I get an employee discount as well (manage the movie department). My only complaint is that the selection on some titles are the edited versions airing on CN, and I prefer the unedited versions so I have to go elsewhere anyway.
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Carol Maxwell



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2004 11:33 am Reply with quote
Louie-kun wrote:
The anime dvds at Target sell for around 20 bucks, fyi.


That sure beats the regular going price of thirty some dollars. Smile
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xfoxfirex



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2004 12:26 pm Reply with quote
Carol Maxwell wrote:
Louie-kun wrote:
The anime dvds at Target sell for around 20 bucks, fyi.


That sure beats the regular going price of thirty some dollars. Smile

whoa! 30$? I guess the term "anime...crack is cheaper" is really on target...
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AnimeHeretic



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 11:37 pm Reply with quote
xfoxfirex wrote:
Carol Maxwell wrote:
Louie-kun wrote:
The anime dvds at Target sell for around 20 bucks, fyi.


That sure beats the regular going price of thirty some dollars. Smile

whoa! 30$? I guess the term "anime...crack is cheaper" is really on target...


Well, if you can't get it on sale, it's about $29.99 unless it's short or monolingual, then they knock off five bucks.
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TheDoom



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 1:22 pm Reply with quote
I work at Target, and have for over 3 years. During that time we've carried Armitron: Poly Matrix (either that or dual matrix, I don't remember).

The Animatrix.

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

Disney released Studio Ghibli films.

And recently now Heat Guy J (for $14.44).

Hopefully they will set more soon, because that would be great. A lot of Target stores just don't have room for a lot of DVDs, however. Our selection is not as good as Best Buy, who has rows and rows of Dvds and therefore can afford to carry more anime.

Um, anyway, now you know the inside truth.
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Bishop



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 1:40 pm Reply with quote
xfoxfirex wrote:
Carol Maxwell wrote:
Louie-kun wrote:
The anime dvds at Target sell for around 20 bucks, fyi.


That sure beats the regular going price of thirty some dollars. Smile

whoa! 30$? I guess the term "anime...crack is cheaper" is really on target...


Even $30 (or $29.99...whatever one cent differential you prefer...) for anime is cheap. For the US domestic market, it's a twisted joke to sell DVD's for that much, short of a ultra special edition. For those that have resided in Japan, you know of the one to three episode disc wonderfully priced at 6600 yen, or $62. That's for a brand new disc, of course, but the American market is a wonderful place for anime right now.
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Emerje



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 1:49 pm Reply with quote
TheDoom wrote:
I work at Target, and have for over 3 years. During that time we've carried Armitron: Poly Matrix (either that or dual matrix, I don't remember).


Someone made an anime about watches? Anime dazed You mean Armitage. Anime smile + sweatdrop

Emerje
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Louie-kun



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 2:49 pm Reply with quote
Don't you know? Armitron: PolyMatrix is about a geeky ronin who finds a magical girl watch in the trash. It lasted for over 50 episodes and was mostly fanservice. Very Happy
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Anime_Freak



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 3:02 pm Reply with quote
Louie-kun wrote:
Don't you know? Armitron: PolyMatrix is about a geeky ronin who finds a magical girl watch in the trash. It lasted for over 50 episodes and was mostly fanservice. Very Happy


News to me, as I've never really heard of this title. Smile
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molloaggie



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 4:37 pm Reply with quote
Hey, they did all this work to get anime on the shelves but why didn't they mention manga at all?
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