I have a request that I think some of you might be willing to consider:
I'm making a list of anime that we don't own, that we should buy, for the library system I work in. I already spent some money I had discretionary use of to buy: Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, the second part of the new Evangelion remake, Akira, Escaflowne, 5 cm Per Second and The Place Promised in Our Early Days, Millennium Actress, They Were Eleven, and Full Metal Panic. You might recognize that a lot of these were taken from the "Anime You Should See" panel Scott and Rym have done before.
Right now, I'm working my way through another list of anime, recommendations to the person in charge of using the rest of our budget this year, and I would like your input. I've got a good dozen items on the list, but I could always put more on, and I don't know what I'm not thinking of now that I would regret later. I need to send my e-mail off by June 30th, I'd like to have it off sometime on Monday, so this is just a quick survey to get some more ideas for the list.
This is for a public library, so I'm specifically asking for things you think would be popular, not just
things you think people should watch. If something doesn't go out, it's going to get withdrawn within a year, so there's no point buying it. Our movie selection is our most used collection, so that's not a high bar to clear, though.
Some things you can consider if you want to make it easy on me, but you can ignore if you just want to throw some things out there:
It has to be in stock at our suppliers, or we can't buy it. We do use Amazon, and it's usually safe to say if it's not in stock there, it won't be at our other suppliers either.
We actually do have a fair amount of anime already, you can see what we have at our catalog
. I hope it's OK to link to our catalog, I can't think of a reason why it wouldn't be.
Thanks for any help you can give!