Mullet Death wrote:I use streaming services a lot less in general though. Actually owning the show is where it's at.
This how I started out thinking when I first got into anime. When I saw an interesting title on sale, I'd snap it up. I'd watch RightStuf for good deals, for example. And when BandaiUSA went out of business, I grabbed a bunch of Bandai titles, not realizing that Funimation would pick up some of the best of them. The result is that I have a collection of anime on DVD that I have never had time to watch and I don't know when I will get around to watching them, if ever.
And weirdly enough I've gotten more interested in watching simulcasts than older, classic shows. Part of the appeal of simulcasts is that other people are also watching it at the same time I am, so if I have a question about interpretation or there's a plot point that doesn't make sense, there are places I can go online and ask for other people's opinions. That doesn't work as well if you are watching something from the late '90s or early 2000s, you know?