Ways to Save on Anime


Do you like watching anime but notice that your money just vanishes? Anime DVD’s and bluray discs are expensive, and if you are not careful your entertainment budget will disappear after buying a couple of DVD’s or one season/series box set. So, I will give you some tips on how to get your anime fix without breaking your bank.

Watch Anime Online

Some of the anime publishing companies have put their shows on the internet to view for free. Many of these companies either post their videos on their website, or on services like Hulu and Youtube. This can let you watch a couple of episodes, or the whole series, online at no charge. This can be a great way to get your fix and try new series before you buy it.

Buy Anime on the Internet

Another way to get good prices on anime is too look on sites like Ebay or Amazon. Usually you can find great prices on new or used anime. I have gotten some anime for as low as $5 on a new DVD. If you don’t find the series or movie you are wanting, or if the price is too high for you, keep checking back. You never know when a good deal will pop up.

Buy Value Edition Sets

Some companies have started releasing or re-releasing their older, or less popular series in value editions. These editions are usually no more than $30 max, and I can usually find them in stores or on the internet for $15-20. I now that Funimation puts out the S.A.V.E. editions, which stands for Super Amazing Value Edition, and all that is different than the normal editions is the price tag.


Netflix has a good amount of anime as well. If you are a Netflix subscriber you can watch anime instantly using your favorite game console, or other capable device. You could also have them send you the discs through mail. This way you can watch lots of anime for Netflix’s monthly rate. You are already paying them money otherwise, why not use their service if you have it.

Borrow it from your Friends

If you know that one of your buddies, or even an acquaintance, has some anime you want to watch ask them if you can borrow it. Most of the time your friend won’t mind to let you borrow it and it’s a great way to keep the series until you are done with it, then you just return it.

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mustang87 5 years ago from Clearwater, FL

I usually go buy anime DVD's from FYE cause they have amazing prices, and I also watch some on Netflix. this is very informative!

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Kexul 5 years ago from La Vergne, Tennessee Author

thanks for the input. I hadn't checked FYE's site so thanks for giving me a heads up, I will have to check it out when i've got some spare money.

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mustang87 5 years ago from Clearwater, FL

i go to the actual store, and the one near me has like the Black Butler season 1 box set BRAND NEW for like 20$. its crazy

by the way, i LOVE the picture!

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Kexul 5 years ago from La Vergne, Tennessee Author

there are no FYE stores near me, but thanks for the picture comment, I just found it and thought I should use it.

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evvy_09 5 years ago from Athens, AL

Love Netflix. I've been watching Initial D for the past week and the real shocker is that my husband likes it too. First anime ever that he actually likes.

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Kexul 5 years ago from La Vergne, Tennessee Author

Thats awesome Evvy! Maybe he will like more in the future!

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