Yeah, I used to own a Laserdisc player when I was in high school.
It annoyed the hell out of my sister, because the only things I watched on it was anime for the most part. Not just ANY anime, but RAW anime on Laserdiscs imported from Japan. The depth of my otakudom was pretty deep in those years.
Does anybody else remember this long-dead format?
I remember the crown jewel of my Laserdisc collection is the box set with Evengelion: Death / Rebirth and The End of Evangelion, which came with a massive book of complete storyboards, a model kit, and a plushy Angel, amongst other things. That set me back over $300 at the time.
I also purchased the Laserdisc box sets of Utena thinking, at the time, that there was no way that show would ever get licensed for American release. Time has proved me horribly wrong on that respect.
I have a box of LDs in my closet, but no working player. Eventually, I would like to seek one out, but that is not a high priority at the moment.
So, does anybody else remember these massive things that had better picture than VHS, but had to be flipped over halfway through the show most of the time? Heh.