Where to buy Anime?

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  1. mikey

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    Can anyone recommend a good supplier of anime / manga on DVD? I have been following Jonathon Ross & his Japanorama program on OffDigital and would like to try some. In particular My Neighbor Totoro (Tonari no Totoro). I have tried the usual suspects, CD WOW, PLAY24 & Future but they don't seem to have it in stock. Advice gratefully received.
     
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    Hi M8
    I have the same problem. Its very hard to find stores who do anime for a good price. At the moment I use www.dvdboxoffice.com
    They have a large selection of anime and prices are great plus
    its free P+P.
    Also goto www.animeondvd.com for reviews and news etc.
    As for Miyazaki (and Studio Ghibli) animes (Totoro,Kiki's,Ponpoko
    ,Laputa etc) You cant get any apart from Princess Mononoke
    Because Di$ney have brought the rights to them and are sitting
    on them deciding on what to do with them (cut them dub them etc) You can get R2 (Japanese) special editions from Japan But they are Expensive - They do have Eng subs/dubs on them.
    Some are also available on R3 dvds But I've heard the quality is poor. You can also check Ebay for them But most anime dvds on there are bootlegs.
     
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    Thanks, I will take a look today.
     
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    Hi Mikey,

    Firstly, avoid most of the Miyazaki anime DVD's that go up for sale on e-Bay. Putting it mildly, nearly all of them are pirated bootleg discs from Hong Kong and China, and they stink - big time!

    Secondly, for legitimate Miyazaki material, you can order from
    CD Japan .

    The company is good, honest and reliable, usually taking no more than 3-5 days to ship from Japan to the UK. However, importing stuff from them is pricey. Expect to pay about £35 per DVD! If you can afford them, however, they are superb! Some of the Miyazaki ones even have DTS audio!

    Pooch
     
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    Hi again
    Yes Pooch is right about most of the anime sold on ebay all the
    'region free' dvds are Bootlegs (pirates) dont waste your time and money with them - But you can sometimes find a few R1 official anime dvds on there for good prices.
    R3 Miyazaki dvds (theses are official releases) are available at
    www.dddhouse.com the ones available are Porco Rosso, My neighbour totoro, Kikis delivery service,Spirited away (with dts sound) all are around £14 + P+P. I have used dddhouse many times and they come highly recommended. Delivery is quick 5 days max.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback, the titles above are the ones I am interested in. In my exploring I have found a useful site with some good links: http://www.digital.anime.org.uk/index.html
    Thanks in particular for the advice on piracy. As it has been said elsewhere, there is no point in getting decent AV kit then poor quality disks to view.
     
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    Try www.jlist.com these guys are in america so there site is in english, at least this way you can get an idea of wheter the DVD has an english track or sub most seem to.

    Nathan
     
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    This is a PIRATE site. Can a Mod remove link. Cheers.
     
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    I Have a lot of the Japanese R2 releases of the Miyazaki films and they are all stunning, I think I got a few from dddhouse amd a few from various people on the trading forums here.

    I'd recomend:

    dddhouse.com
    HKflix.com - not a great deal of anime but still some must haves available
    Yesasia.com
    and of course Amazon.co.jp
     
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    Yesasia isnt too bad
     
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    Link removed....I am however assured that the site is trading legally.
     
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    Can you please substantiate this.
     
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