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Aniplex USA opens online store, limited edition stuffs

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Aniplex goods at Aniplex prices

Aniplex is known for their premium limited edition stuff at premium limited edition prices. And it doesn't stop at anime. Using the Madoka Rebellion movie as a springboard, they're launching an online store selling limited edition, limited quantities goods from their shows. Right now you can order the movie program for Madoka Rebellion and a very expensive set of collectibles from the movie. It also promises that, coming soon you, can claim dibs for that Aniplex exclusive Fate/Zero Saber figure that is due out next Spring, along with the "nightmare" plush from Madoka Rebellion.

As someone who just bought something at the Japanese version of the Aniplex special store, Aniplex+, I totally see where they are coming from. It's actually a good thing that Japanese publishers are taking a stab at rolling out premium merchandises at oversea customers. It's a bad thing though that we're looking at some pretty steep price points. It isn't to say the goods are worth or not worth the price, but it does take some getting used to. I mean, when's the last time anyone over here bought a movie program? It's really not a thing, so how do we figure out how much it's worth on a personal basis? And here lies the rub--the Aniplex online special stores sell stuff meant for the uber-fan. Do you really prove your otaku worth by owning that $200 Madoka set? Perhaps, but buying it isn't going to save anime, let alone Madoka.

I do hope that the Aniplex special store gets Aniplex+'s look and feel. It's a slick website, especially for an e-retailer. Oh, and please expand the lineup so I don't have to pay for proxies in order to buy the goods!

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Yet to be the oldest kid on the block, this East Coast implant writes cryptic things about JP folklore, the industry or dirty moe. Attend cons and lives the "I can buy Aniplex releases" life. ... more + disclosures


 


 


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