Amazon’s Cyber Monday sale is in full swing, and that includes several excellent discounts on anime Blu-rays and collections. As opposed to the week-long Black Friday deals, these Cyber Monday discounts only last the day, so act now if you’re interested in any of the listed anime products.
There are several anime gems on sale this year, some long-time classics and an assortment of relatively new (but no less good) series and movies. If you’re looking for anime that acted as the foundation for most anime fans who began watching in the late 1990s, then considering buying Akira (which costs $10 after a 33% discount) or Code Geass: Lelouch of Rebellion – The Complete Series (which has a 36% discount and now costs $30). Fans of the superb 2019 remake of Fruits Basket may want to consider purchasing the collector’s edition of the original 2001 series.
For those looking for more modern series, Amazon has a nice collection of post-2005 anime on sale for Cyber Monday too. The first season of Overlord (an excellent adaptation of one of the best character-driven isekai stories ever written) is on sale for $20, a 60% cut off the normal price. The Mamoru Hosoda Movie Collection–which includes The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, Wolf Children, and The Boy and the Beast–also has a 60% discount, knocking down the price of these four wonderful movies to $40. One of my favorite anime of the decade, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, is on sale too–costing $24 after a 39% discount.
If you’re doing any holiday shopping for young anime viewers, it may be best to steer clear of a few select titles. Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World is a wonderful anime, but the Blu-ray on sale is for Season 1, Part 2–not the best gift for someone who may not have started watching the show. Just pay attention to how TV series are labeled before you buy them, and make sure you’re buying Blu-rays that have either “Season 1, Part 1,” or “Complete Series” in the title. If none of the aforementioned Blu-Rays caught your fancy, we’ve listed the best of Amazon’s anime Cyber Monday deals below.