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April 14th, 2011, 2:00 PM
I'm just wondering how much money anime/manga fans spend every year on anime/manga goods. For me, I just really started buying manga so I can't really say, but some people I know spend up to $200-$400 on a/m goods. What about you?

April 14th, 2011, 2:10 PM

I don't feel the need to buy when I could just download

April 14th, 2011, 2:24 PM
I don't have necessarily an "average amount" that I spend on anime yet, but so far, I've spent about $170 ($385 including imported doujin aka Touhou goods) on all the anime related things I own. I want to spend more. I want more things.

April 15th, 2011, 3:44 AM
I rarely buy any anime/manga unless I really need it, so I don't spend a lot of money on those.

April 15th, 2011, 11:51 AM
I really couldn't say how much. I have a lot of manga, and quite a few anime DVDs from back when I was buying those. At the moment it's probably just $20 for the couple of things I bought last month, but I've easily spent at least $500 over time on manga alone.

Ask me how much I've spent on Japanese music and that answer will scare you.

April 15th, 2011, 11:58 AM
To this day, I have spent a total of... $0.

Misheard Whisper
April 16th, 2011, 2:03 AM
I spend $12.50 NZD a month on Shonen Jump (damn import costs), and I buy DVDs when I can. I usually only do that with gift vouchers, though, because I have more important things to spend actual money on (like childrens' trading cards orz). So I've spent very little on actual anime/manga stuff. I did burn about $80 at last year's Armageddon expo though, which was awesome. I got a few posters and other stuff. Beyblades ftw! Nostalgiaaaaaaaaa.

April 16th, 2011, 3:13 AM
I've spent maybe about $100 to $150 area and no more in my life time.

April 16th, 2011, 9:48 AM
I've spent a fair amount of money on a/m goods.. probably around 100$? I'm trying to save for Anime Expo in July though.. That's when I plan on splurging, haha.

April 19th, 2011, 2:05 AM
I've spent roughly $295AU on anime and manga. xD;
Maybe about $45 on plushies.

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
April 20th, 2011, 4:44 AM
Usually between $100 and $200 a year. I tend to splurge at anime cons and when sites like Right Stuf are running promotions.

April 20th, 2011, 6:36 AM
~100-200 per con, so about $300, +200 if you count Gen Con (which really doesn't)
After that, about 30 per month on Dengeki G's, tack on another 70 if it's the month's G's Festival is relevant to my interests (only one per year usually)
About $50-100 on DVDs, as I buy the series i find exceptionally good, and get brought over (and hopefully have good dubs, sometimes i check on that before buying)
another $100 for anime-based video games occasionally
Then a good $100 or so if Weiss Schwarz counts.

April 20th, 2011, 6:39 AM
I'm not a big fan of a/m and my a/m interests are limited to few anime/mangas.

April 20th, 2011, 9:12 AM
I don't remember the last time I bought an anime or a manga. Nowadays, I just download them. I don't watch a whole lot of anime at the same time and my manga reading is VERY limited.

April 25th, 2011, 6:47 PM
Hmm... not really much for anime, about only PhP150-200 in the cds and dvds and stuff.. Cds are quite cheap here (and blurry! >.<).. But, I just try to read the sypnosis on the one I'm watching. If I do get lucky when I go to Quiapo, I spend up to 500 pesos in CDs. :3

For the manga, since the mangas I buy here cost 269.75... times 12... plus a 500 Peso worth original manga.. I can say more than 1500 Pesos on manga. But that's just a rare case, lol. xD

(I dun wanna convert Phil. Peso to Dollar.. x3)

Sarcastic Prince
May 14th, 2011, 3:16 PM
I watch anime on the internet, and I read manga on the internet too.
The internet ROCKS!

May 14th, 2011, 5:19 PM
hmm in 08 i spend over 300$ on manga,in 09 i spent 200$ and something on manga,010 i spent only a 100$ on manga,and this year i only bought 1 manga volume.

i dont know how much i spend on anime but i own alot i got a trunk full and some dont even fit gotta lay em on top,and i just bought lucky star complete series and ova,im waiting for it in the mail.and muisc about 20mins. ago i bought a janne da arc cd from itunes.

May 21st, 2011, 7:16 PM
Too much than I'd like to say...
probably though, about 150$ every con. And outside of cons, maybe.. I buy 10$ worth of manga a month.

I don't spend much on anything else though; anime / manga / video games are just.. THE hobby I spend money on. .__.,

May 21st, 2011, 7:21 PM
Recently, I bought 10 Shaman King volumes for about 90 bucks, which is pretty good. xD;
I bought half of it at a clearance, though.

Satoshi Ookami
May 21st, 2011, 11:13 PM
Well it really depends if I get to cons...
But I do buy manga and plushies :D
Recently I've bought plush toy of Hatsune Miku :D

May 22nd, 2011, 6:37 PM
I buy CCS merch and nothing else. Probably spent about $500 total.

June 18th, 2011, 5:54 AM
If I'm currently reading any Manga, I'll spend about 20-30$ a month on it. I spend about 350$/year.

ii_Amby Bear_ii
June 18th, 2011, 6:50 AM
200 tops, anime DVDs mainly, I read my manga online.