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Why does Aniplex of America Hurt the Common Collector
Aniplex of America in recent years has been purchasing the distribution rights to many of the more popular series. When distributing their content they create expensive collector’s edition that can cost upwards to $200. Is it right for them to be doing this to the common fan of the series that may just want to own Fate/Zero on Bluray for a reasonable price? Or is it their right to charge however much they want to because they own the distribution rights?
The prices Aniplex of America use seem to reflect the Japanese Anime Market mindset, where they charge a large amount of money, because if they get at least a couple of people to buy it they will have made their money back. Though these prices seem to mainly affect their series on Bluray and not on DVD. An example of this is you can get the first 6 episodes of Aldnoah Zero on DVD for a retail price of $39.98 USD, while the Bluray edition is priced at $94.98 USD. Though this can be added to the extras added to the Bluray release.
So, do you think that Aniplex of America’s pricing is fair to the common anime collector? If yes, why do you think that? Also if Aniplex of America created a line of Value Blurays would you be interested in purchasing it?