Moving from LA to Japan was a big entertainment-culture shock. There’s no Netflix DVDs or streaming, Hulu, Amazon, network TV online streaming, or On Demand. A lot of US movies are released to Tsutaya wayyy after they show up on iTunes or Netflix. Sometimes they aren’t even released. (Ok enough ranting!)
Now, I can add one more heartbreak to the list – Redbox. Isn’t it amazing?!?! They have a pretty big library of movies and games, all accessible through an easy-to-use and convenient kiosk located next to my grocery store around the corner. You can rent and return at different locations (of which there are a ton), and it’s only $1.20 per movie per night! There’s also a ton of free coupons (here). It’s giving me a run for my Netflix account. If only there was something like this in Japan!