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Steam's annual anime sale has returned this year, and it's bigger than ever. It not only features anime-centric video games from some of the top publishers and indie studios in the world, but it also sports anime television episodes in collaboration with Crunchy Roll, and anime movies, both past and present.
The Steam Anime Sale Weekend, is currently underway and will last through to Monday. You'll be able to pick up lots of different anime-themed games, television shows and movies at massively discounted prices, ranging from 10% off up to 80% off.
Steam has thew anime discounts broken down by section, including anime games such as Aragami, Blazblue, and the Devil May Cry series (the original Japanese Capcom versions). There's also recently ported games like Hyperdimension Neptunia and the Danganronpa series, along with popular free-to-play MMOs such as MapleStory and Mabinogi.
Visual novels are also discounted, such as Clannad and the Nekopara games, and they also have classics like Valkyria Chronicles and Disgaea discounted as well. Anime-based games such as Dragon Ball, The Legend of Korra, Naruto and RWBY have also been slashed in price, by up to 75% off the original purchase price.
And on the topic of games based on animated television shows, the shows themselves are also discounted. In collaboration with Crunchy Roll, Steam has a large cache of OVAs, including the highly controversial and popular first season of Berserk. Lesser known anime such as Bungo Stray Dogs is available, with both seasons available as individual episodes or together in a bundle pack. And even anime based on games that were based on anime -- such as Capcom's Ace Attorney series -- is also available, with the entire first season up for grabs. Other popular classics like the Sailor moon series is also discounted by 50% off the normal price.
Movies aren't off limits either. With the live-action Ghost in the Shell movie hitting theaters, you can catch up on the popular series by checking out the original anime movies and the television show in a bundled package for all things Ghost in the Shell for for only $19.95.
It's weird that they don't have a bundle pack for Naruto Shippuden, given that they have both the games and the series of movies discounted between 30% and 75% off, but you have to purchase each of them separately. A bundle pack containing all the games, DLC, shows and movies for like $100 seemed like it would have been a perfect way to give fans of Naruto everything they could possibly want in one package.
Anyway, other items that have been discounted includes classic fighting games like Melty Blood, new-school fighting games like Under Night In-Birth, and legendary fighting games like Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-.
JRPGs from all flavors are also discounted, including Digimon, Momodora and CrossCode.
There's practically something in there for everyone who is a fan of anime, from the lighthearted to the dark-spirited and everything else in between. Act fast, though, because you only have until Monday to get your hands on the games, movies and TV shows.