Anime Boston 2015 My Secret Shame 001 - 20150406

I don’t know why, but anime conventions tend to bring out a truly unusual side of me. Each year I go in, promising myself that I won’t overspend, that I’ll stick to the budget, and that I’ll keep my wallet on a tight leash.

And yet, every year, I find myself happily dropping hundreds of dollars on DVDs, Blu-Rays, and goodies that will likely remain untouched for months to come.

I like to joke that coke would be a better investment. It’d do wonders for the update schedule, after all!

Joking, aside, I do adore the Dealer’s Room. It’s a wonderland of merchandise, where nearly any title can be had. Every time I step inside, my eye wanders to titles that I adored but never got to owning, odds and ends to fill gaps, and “must-haves” that are on my radar.

Then there’s the Bad Anime Night candidates. With the wealth of titles, it’s easy to replenish the supply on a budget.

In short, wallets cry, and common sense is just thrown out the window as I pack up my haul at the end of the weekend.

This year proved to be no different, as I fell into the same binge-buying habits that hit every year. The final take-home, pictured above, contains the following:

  • Ghost Sweeper Mikami, Set 4
  • Koe de Oshigoto!
  • School Rumble, Season 1
  • Doggy Poo
  • “Mecha Masters” Boxed Set (M.D. Geist, Genocyber, Cybernetics Guardian)
  • Pani Poni Dash, Complete Collection
  • Marmalade Boy, Set 1
  • Marmalade Boy, Set 2
  • Paprika (Blu-Ray)
  • Ranma 1/2, Set 3 (Blu-Ray)
  • Boys Be…, Complete Collection
  • Dramatica, CD by Yoko Shimomura
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past by Shotaro Ishinomori (Manga)
  • Spinnerette, Book 1
  • Attack on Titan Armin Plush (Not Pictured)

If you attended a con, what big dealer’s room scores did you come home with this year? Let us know in the comments!