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#31 watcher0

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 04:34 PM

I'm tempted, but could you recommend Fairy Tail to someone who enjoys the higher-quality/semi-obscure type of anime (e.g. Code Geass, Moribito, Gankutsuou, Paranoia Agent, Gurren Lagann)? I've recently decided that mainstream shonen anime is pretty boring (notably Bleach and Naruto), so if Fairy Tail is in the same vein(s) as those series, I might not be interested...

I'm also a bit tightfisted when it comes to buying anime sets--I'm used to paying under $30 for an entire series rather than for 12 episodes. Might there possibly be a bigger Fairy Tail collection down the road, similarly to how Soul Eater got the Meister and Weapon Collections?


I'd put Fairy Tail closer to One Piece than the two you mention. Considering its nearly at 100 eps in Japan, I wouldn't be surprised if they made a bigger collection available at some point.
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Posted 30 August 2011 - 04:43 PM

FMA Brotherhood S5 dropped from $27.99 to $24.99.

#33 Squarehard

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 06:36 PM

Yu Yu Hakusho Season Two dropped from $23.99 to $20.99.

May be part of the sale, but no confirmation yet since there is no sales page as of now.

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 06:42 PM

FMA Brotherhood S5 dropped from $27.99 to $24.99.



Just grabbed this. Needed it to complete the series. Damn all these sales. Between this, the stupid HP touchpads debacle, and all the games coming out the next few months my bank account is choking. :cry:

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 08:35 PM

Just grabbed this. Needed it to complete the series. Damn all these sales. Between this, the stupid HP touchpads debacle, and all the games coming out the next few months my bank account is choking. :cry:

good pick up, i own the first 2 sets and needed to get the last 3. I was so into the series that I finished it online, but its so good that I could watch it again and not get bored.

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 11:08 PM

Argh, I'm so tempted by Chrono Crusade, but I just don't have the money right now and it's hard to justify most DVD purchases when I can just get them from Netflix. Hopefully that deal will stick around so I can think about it...

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 11:42 PM

I'm tempted, but could you recommend Fairy Tail to someone who enjoys the higher-quality/semi-obscure type of anime (e.g. Code Geass, Moribito, Gankutsuou, Paranoia Agent, Gurren Lagann)? I've recently decided that mainstream shonen anime is pretty boring (notably Bleach and Naruto), so if Fairy Tail is in the same vein(s) as those series, I might not be interested...

I'm also a bit tightfisted when it comes to buying anime sets--I'm used to paying under $30 for an entire series rather than for 12 episodes. Might there possibly be a bigger Fairy Tail collection down the road, similarly to how Soul Eater got the Meister and Weapon Collections?


I'd put Fairy Tail closer to One Piece than the two you mention. Considering its nearly at 100 eps in Japan, I wouldn't be surprised if they made a bigger collection available at some point.


Yeah, I would say Fairy Tail is more similar to One Piece. I've seen at least 40 episodes of Bleach and it's no where near as good as Fairy Tail. Fairy Tail's not entirely unique, but it's executed so well that it doesn't matter; it has heart and it's just really fun to watch.

There will definitely be season collections down the line, but it might be a while before that happens. It took Funimation forever to release the first One Piece collection, which they just released last month.

Funimation has been steadily posting episodes of Fairy Tail on their website, so if you want a better idea on whether you'll like it, you can check it out there. However, if anyone just checks out the first episode or so, keep in mind that it took me until the second arc (starts at episode 11) for the show captivate me. I understand that 11 episodes is a lot, so not everyone would be willing to take that chance. Also, I wouldn't recommend skipping episodes, since you'll miss out on getting to know the characters and the world.

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 12:15 AM

Not sure if this is the right place to mention this, but I didn't want to start a whole new thread for it. Anyway, Supernatural: The Animation DVD is around $20 from various sellers. When I ordered about a week ago it was about $17 after shipping, so the prices have gone up a little. If anyone is interested in the series, you should keep an eye on it.

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#39 WebScud

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 01:32 AM

Wow. Dragon Box Volume 2 is fetching some crazy Marketplace prices. I suppose it's OOP and FUNimation has shipped what they had at this point.

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 02:44 AM

Yeah, I would say Fairy Tail is more similar to One Piece. I've seen at least 40 episodes of Bleach and it's no where near as good as Fairy Tail. Fairy Tail's not entirely unique, but it's executed so well that it doesn't matter; it has heart and it's just really fun to watch.

There will definitely be season collections down the line, but it might be a while before that happens. It took Funimation forever to release the first One Piece collection, which they just released last month.

Funimation has been steadily posting episodes of Fairy Tail on their website, so if you want a better idea on whether you'll like it, you can check it out there. However, if anyone just checks out the first episode or so, keep in mind that it took me until the second arc (starts at episode 11) for the show captivate me. I understand that 11 episodes is a lot, so not everyone would be willing to take that chance. Also, I wouldn't recommend skipping episodes, since you'll miss out on getting to know the characters and the world.

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Thanks for the very detailed response. I'll try to check out the posted episodes if/when I have the time. I have a semi-related follow-up question, if you don't mind:

When you mentioned that Funimation had just recently released a larger collection for One Piece, I took a look at Amazon and found the set you meant: the first 26 episodes, currently priced at $16.99! :hot: That seems like a much better value to me (26 episodes for $16.99 vs. 12 episodes for $26.99--though I realize that there would be a larger investment for One Piece in the long run compared to Fairy Tail).

Now, here's my question: While you said Fairy Tail was more similar to One Piece than Bleach, can you say whether Fairy Tail might be preferable over One Piece or vice versa? I've had an underlying desire to try out One Piece ever since Funimation took over the dubbing duties (I subjected myself to the 4Kids episodes back in the day...*shudder*), but I never had the chance to do so. Sure, it's the textbook definition of a long series (400 episodes and still going in Japan), but the more I think about it, the more I think that that might not be such a bad thing...

Or would I be better off just reading the One Piece manga, which I could do for free through my local library? :lol:

Sorry for the lengthy response; as you might guess, I'm picky when it comes to anime, so I appreciate as much guidance as I can get regarding series I might enjoy. :D

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 02:52 AM

Argh, I'm so tempted by Chrono Crusade, but I just don't have the money right now and it's hard to justify most DVD purchases when I can just get them from Netflix. Hopefully that deal will stick around so I can think about it...


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Posted 31 August 2011 - 03:13 AM

One Piece: Collection One is down to 16.99 for the first 24 eps, not a significant decrease from the regular price of 19.99 but overall I great value.

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 03:28 AM

One Piece: Collection One is down to 16.99 for the first 24 eps, not a significant decrease from the regular price of 19.99 but overall I great value.


One Piece, like Naruto and Bleach, is one series I would never dare (or can afford) to buy.

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 03:35 AM

Thanks for the very detailed response. I'll try to check out the posted episodes if/when I have the time. I have a semi-related follow-up question, if you don't mind:

When you mentioned that Funimation had just recently released a larger collection for One Piece, I took a look at Amazon and found the set you meant: the first 26 episodes, currently priced at $16.99! :hot: That seems like a much better value to me (26 episodes for $16.99 vs. 12 episodes for $26.99--though I realize that there would be a larger investment for One Piece in the long run compared to Fairy Tail).

Now, here's my question: While you said Fairy Tail was more similar to One Piece than Bleach, can you say whether Fairy Tail might be preferable over One Piece or vice versa? I've had an underlying desire to try out One Piece ever since Funimation took over the dubbing duties (I subjected myself to the 4Kids episodes back in the day...*shudder*), but I never had the chance to do so. Sure, it's the textbook definition of a long series (400 episodes and still going in Japan), but the more I think about it, the more I think that that might not be such a bad thing...

Or would I be better off just reading the One Piece manga, which I could do for free through my local library? :lol:

Sorry for the lengthy response; as you might guess, I'm picky when it comes to anime, so I appreciate as much guidance as I can get regarding series I might enjoy. :D


Unfortunately, I haven't watched much of One Piece yet, so I couldn't say if I preferred it over Fairy Tail; although I do own all of season one and two, which is about 150 episodes — I really need to start watching that monster, haha. Maybe someone else who has seen both could chime in, or if you have the time, you could watch the first episode of both shows on Funimation's website and just pick the show that resonates more with you.

As for the One Piece manga, I'm not sure how it compares to the anime adaption; it must be good though if it keeps breaking sales records in Japan. I do know that the Fairy Tail anime adaption is very faithful to the manga, but that wasn't your question, haha.

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 12:45 PM

Unfortunately, I haven't watched much of One Piece yet, so I couldn't say if I preferred it over Fairy Tail; although I do own all of season one and two, which is about 150 episodes — I really need to start watching that monster, haha. Maybe someone else who has seen both could chime in, or if you have the time, you could watch the first episode of both shows on Funimation's website and just pick the show that resonates more with you.

As for the One Piece manga, I'm not sure how it compares to the anime adaption; it must be good though if it keeps breaking sales records in Japan. I do know that the Fairy Tail anime adaption is very faithful to the manga, but that wasn't your question, haha.


I'm a huge One Piece fan (bought all the 13 episode sets), but I agree with all thats been said. Its a very long show, so it requires a lot of time and $ if you want to own it. But I definitely recommend the One Piece collections that are coming out, especially Set 1 at $16.99, which has 26 episodes. As for a comparison to Fairy Tail, they are similar. If you like shonen, you should like both. I am on the Fairy tail manga and love it, reminds me off ... one piece! (which as I stated, I love, its my favorite anime).

The one piece anime does a good job at following the manga, obviously there is always some filler content here and there, but its quite accurate and shows the story well without wasting time on each episode like a DBZ for example. I haven't watched the Fairy tail anime cause I am waiting for its release (I know its online, I'm just lazy).

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 01:08 PM

I'm a huge One Piece fan (bought all the 13 episode sets), but I agree with all thats been said. Its a very long show, so it requires a lot of time and $ if you want to own it. But I definitely recommend the One Piece collections that are coming out, especially Set 1 at $16.99, which has 26 episodes. As for a comparison to Fairy Tail, they are similar. If you like shonen, you should like both. I am on the Fairy tail manga and love it, reminds me off ... one piece! (which as I stated, I love, its my favorite anime).

The one piece anime does a good job at following the manga, obviously there is always some filler content here and there, but its quite accurate and shows the story well without wasting time on each episode like a DBZ for example. I haven't watched the Fairy tail anime cause I am waiting for its release (I know its online, I'm just lazy).


The art style and story telling of One Piece seems identical to Fairy Tail in a lot of ways. I went straight for the manga over the show though because at that time they hadn't started the anime yet. I'm probably going to wait for the larger sets and for the eventual price drop but both are great stories. One Piece tv sets were full of lots of filler episodes and so many flashbacks it killed me on watching the series entirely. There was literally two episodes that I remember back to back where Tony Chopper had this flashback/introspection episode thing going on that seemed way unnecessary. Still for the price on the dvds, I could always fast forward....;)

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 02:42 PM

Netflix is almost always temporary.

Have you seen Chrono Crusade? I hated it. Absolutely hated it.


I was implying that I would copy the discs. And yes, I've seen it. I already have a couple of the DVD's, but buying this would be cheaper than completing the set. It's not the best cartoon out there, but I found it entertaining enough and I think it's better than most of the other stuff that's on sale.

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 01:40 AM

Someone asked about Birdy Decode. I personally liked the story, but most people would probably find it average. The animation at times is god-awful. The intro songs are pretty catchy for season 1 and 2 though. I wouldn't pay more than $1 / episode for this series (I have my eyes on it though).

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 01:43 AM

want the rest of the FMA Brotherhood, but i cant seem to pay $20 for each since i payed $7 for part 1.
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Posted 01 September 2011 - 04:48 PM

want the rest of the FMA Brotherhood, but i cant seem to pay $20 for each since i payed $7 for part 1.


How did you get FMAB Part 1 for $7?? Was this on blu?

#52 Squarehard

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 04:53 PM

How did you get FMAB Part 1 for $7?? Was this on blu?


He probably got it during one of the Hastings 3 for $21 deals.

#53 ZombieToast

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 09:37 PM

Meh, I wish there were better choices for Blu-Ray. Just two shows I've seen too many times and two I don't care about.

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 01:55 PM

FMA:B is super tempting.. i still think i am going to hold out for cheaper sets or a complete series edition, $24 still seems a bit high for what? 12 eps? thats what? 240min?