Not that long ago we had a feature on anime being a very expensive hobby. Obviously it's not as expensive as gaming right off the bat, but with multiple volumes in a series, the numbers can quickly add up to what gamers spend, if not eclipse it. You have to make decisions on whether to buy volume by volume or wait for box sets, which can be an agonizing situation.
While we talked about anime being expensive, we've never touched on how much you guys and gals actually spend fueling your hobby! I don't know about you, but I don't even want to think about how much I've spent over the years. When I look at the shelves with my anime collection and start to add all of it up, I get a little sick to my stomach! Not because I dislike anime, but because I realize just how quickly cash disappears! That's why I've set myself up with a payment schedule.
I now allot myself a certain amount of money each month to spend on anime. I know that some months I'll have plenty of money left over, and other months I won't have nearly enough to purchase what I want. If that's the case, I just wait until the next month and then pick up what I couldn't the month prior. Sticking to this budget really makes sense, and helps me to keep a handle on the things that I want. I only ever have to wait an extra month to get something I want, and that time blows by quickly thanks to work.
How much do you guys spend on anime in a month? Do you have a payment setup like I do, or do you just wing it? Maybe you just watch anime online and on demand, so you really don't have to spend any cash! Whatever your situation is, we'd love to hear what you're dropping on anime every month. If you don't want to say how much you spend, that's completely fine! Just let us know if it's a major expense for you!