Originally Posted by chrisc1978
I buy mostly Limited Editions from Funimation, I also bought Clannad three times, the first sub-only, the dubbed dvd, and then the Blu-ray. I do spend about $700, $800 on anime a year.
Well Funimations limited editions are less limited editions are more housed in a box unless it's the upcoming Lain release.
And regarding my comment about wanting it cheap. The R1 industry is cheap. That $800 you spend is more than just spent on a single title. That is a load of titles I assume. For some people on this forum they spend more than that a month directly supporting the series' by importing the shows thy enjoy from Japan. I'm not saying "you're not an anime fan if you don't do this" as it's understandable why people tend not to import from Japan, it is expensive, and it can cost way past $1,000 a month if you're importing several shows a season.
But what I'm saying to you is, it's less about the show itself for you and more about the way you will consume the content. If it was just about the show then maybe you could split $150 for Bakemonogatari or Kara no Kyoukai, but you wont because it doesn't have an English track etc. For people who import or understand the Japanese market right now $150 may not be all that bad for either title.
Explaining this is proving very complicated as it's all dependant on value. If you're "casual", then the Bakemonogatari release isn't aimed at you, it's aimed at the people who really, really care about the show and know that an English dub isn't a necessity for Bakemonogatari, nor would it even work.
Basically if you're shouting and screaming at Aniplex saying "Give Bakemonogatari a dub" then you are not the person which the Bakemonogatari or Kara no Kyoukai releases are aimed at.