Amazon Prime Day is here, which normally would entail an avalanche of anime deals to talk about. Unfortunately, that’s not really the case this year–there are far fewer than what we’ve seen in the past. However, there are some notable standouts worth pointing out, and, of course, simply having Amazon Prime Video nets you access to some truly phenomenal anime, such as Vinland Saga and Wotakoi: Life is Hard for Otaku.
From now through Wednesday, we’ll be on the lookout for any new Amazon Prime Day anime deals and add the best ones to this guide. In the meantime, if you’ve got cash in your wallet that you’re looking to burn, we’ve rounded up the Prime Day anime deals that are available right now, as well as anime deals available today that you can find elsewhere, like Rightstuf’s Optimus 2-Day Sale.
Amazon Prime Day Anime Deals
Alrighty, let’s start with why y’all are here. Like we said before, it’s unusually slim pickings–Funimation is the big anime seller on Amazon, and it doesn’t seem to be participating in Prime Day this year. We saw more deals on day one of Prime Day that have since ended. But there are still a few deals worth shouting out, which are listed below.
My Hero Academia: Two Heroes
$12 (was $18)
My Hero Academia is undeniably one of the most popular anime of recent years, and Two Heroes is a film set between seasons 2 and 3 of the main series. It received only a limited theatrical release in the US and was generally well-received by critics. This Blu-ray includes both the original Japanese voiceover as well as the English dub.
Samurai Champloo: The Complete Series
$22.67 (was $28)
Samurai Champloo takes Japan’s Edo-era and turns it on its head, infusing the time period with a heavy dose of hip-hop visuals and music. The series follows Fuu, a 15-year-old girl who befriends and saves two samurai who are polar opposites of each other: the unconventional and brash Mugen and traditional and stoic Jin. Feeling indebted to Fuu, both Mugen and Jin agree to travel with her in search of a mysterious samurai. This Blu-ray includes both the Japanese and English audio and provides English subtitles.
Though the Prime Day-exclusive deal on Samurai Champloo has ended, there’s still a coupon available that slashes $5 off at checkout.
Rightstuf Optimus 2-Day Anime Deals
If you expand your search to other anime retailers, you’ll find a few more deals. Rightstuf doesn’t have too many discounted titles for its Optimus 2-Day Sale, but like Amazon, there are a few notable gems.
The Pet Girl of Sakurasou: Complete Collection
$54 (was $90)
After adopting a stray cat and failing to keep it hidden in his dorm, high school student Sorata is forced to move into Sakura Hall–the place where all troublesome students have to live. It’s here that he meets several rambunctious characters, including artist Mashiro. Though incredibly talented at painting, Mashiro struggles with everyday tasks, forcing Sorata to help her grow acclimated to high school and normal life. This Blu-ray includes both the Japanese and English audio, plus the English subtitles.
Princess Principal: Complete Collection
$42 (was $70)
A mostly forgotten gem from 2017, Princess Principal helped propel streaming service Hidive, as the show was one of the streaming service’s first limited-time exclusives. The series follows the exploits of five spies trying to overthrow an empire–by day, they must act like high school girls, and by night, they take to the streets to engage in espionage, murder, and sabotage. This Blu-ray includes both the Japanese and English audio options, as well as English subtitles.
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions: Ultimate Collection
$78 (was $130)
This collection includes all of Seasons 1-2, every OVA, and the movie–it’s the full package. The series primarily follows Yuta, a high school student who’s now embarrassed by his middle school days when he thought he was a lord of darkness. He thinks those days are far behind him but then his new upstairs neighbor draws him back into that world, forcing him to reconsider whether a teenager’s delusions of grandeur are actually as harmful as he initially thought. Same deal as most of these Blu-rays–you’re getting the English and Japanese audio, plus English subtitles.
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