Thursday, July 7, 2016

Throwback Ad Thursday: GunBuster & Dangaio VHS

They say everything comes with a price, and anime fans were well aware of the price back in the  '90s. 

Until recently, collecting Japanese animation has been a costly affair. Fortunately DVD and Blu-Ray prices are dropping. If you're not convinced, take a look at the featured advertisement: GunBuster for $34.95 (keep in mind that there were only two episodes on a single tape and that six episodes were available)! Dangaio ran at the same price, but you only get one episode here out of three released). In order to have all six episodes of GunBuster, you would be shelling out $104.85 for three tapes! The same goes for Dangaio.

By the late-90s Japanese animation had become somewhat cheaper, but not by much. Many VHS tapes were still priced around $24.99 (some of which only came with an hour worth of content).

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