This Saturday, I looked into places that possibly hold anime in San Antonio.
The results were as follws:
The amount at Walmart and Circuit City was negligible.
Walmart had titles like DBZ and Inuyasha mixed into the TV shows section.
Circuit City was just embarassing: They had Anime under "Special Interest" next to Wrestling and Fitness Training videos.
I checked the mall nearest my house next. The GameStop had no anime at all. I managed to find a collector's items store which had anime on VHS
. I noticed Slayers and Evangelion among their titles, as well as a full rack of DBZ and a full rack of Pokemon. They also had various anime wall hangings.
The only money I ended up spending that day was on a nice Death Note shirt I found at Hot Topic.
Online, I was able to find a store called Dragon's Lair claiming to have anime titles. Upon visiting, I found a very impressive anime collection. Every title I had been planning to buy was there... all in multi-volume sets. It looked rather odd to me, as there were no single volume all-in-one sets even for FLCL (3 volumes, 2 episodes each
), nor were there prices on any of them. Upon asking the cashier, I found out that they were for rent only
I left immediately.
I'm sticking with Best Buy and Amazon.com.