Dark Paladin X wrote:I think Aniplex of America released Madoka in two version: the limited collectors edition and the normal edition. The price point for the collectors and normal edition is reasonable. Also, online stores like RightStuf does give a good discount.
Retail for AoA's release of Madoka (12 episodes) was $120 for DVD set, $150 for Bluray, and $285 collectors edition, the discounted price from Rightstuf was $90 DVD, $120 Bluray, $225 collectors.
Reasonable is a subjective term, one could make the argument that these prices are much cheaper then what people used to pay for VHS releases back in the day, my response would be it's still too expensive for me to buy.
It is pretty expensive and more than I personally would want to spend, but maybe has to do with the business agreements, translation, import costs, and other factors involved in bringing it over here to the U.S.