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Crunchyroll has been my main source of watching anime, and now that a few of my favorites have been licensed, I start to think that its for the greater good. I mean, DVD volumes are not all released at once, and for about $20 a volume every now and again, I think its worth it.


yeah. now.

you didn't live through the time where 4 episodes cost $30 and dragon ball was the only anime on TV.

those were dark days.

like i said, i gave them a grand i feel no guilt
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I am officially announcing that from this moment forth, I am going to stop watching anime online in order to support the anime industry, and its continued growth.
I have recently read reports that the value of the anime industry is falling, and this is mainly to do with illegal file sharing etc... I will finish the anime I have already started watching, but after that, I will be buying all my anime legally. I encourage the rest of you to do the same, and support the industry in the same way I am.


Hey, you don't have to agree or anything, its just after reading the latest edition of PiQ, I cant help but agree. And after the collapse of Geneon, I do worry...
The Japanese anime industry relies on the licensing of titles from American publishers, and it would be dramatic if the profit was not being made.

I understand that it takes ages for anime to be released in its English equivalent, and I do get frustrated with this process.

And I agree with the writer in the PiQ article, that maybe some kind of download system where you pay a small fee for episodes is maybe a good option.

Anyways, maybe a lot of people will disagree with me, its ok... but please understand my opinion.

Thanks very much.



watch it online then buy it, easy simple u get too see what u like and so u dont get stuck with garbage like gantz
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Well, I am living through a time in the UK, where anime is £19.99 a volume (about $40.00) and Avatar is on Nickelodoen I know anime is expensive, but if the anime publishers get less money, that means less anime released on DVD, and maybe, dare I say it... less anime created if the licensing money Japanese companies recieves is cut down.
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I used to buy DVDs but the cost would add up quicky so watching online is smarter cause on Veoh.com it's free plus here it's $30 for 6 months money well spent right?
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ds0192234 wrote:


Xiphon wrote:

Crunchyroll has been my main source of watching anime, and now that a few of my favorites have been licensed, I start to think that its for the greater good. I mean, DVD volumes are not all released at once, and for about $20 a volume every now and again, I think its worth it.


yeah. now.

you didn't live through the time where 4 episodes cost $30 and dragon ball was the only anime on TV.

those were dark days.

like i said, i gave them a grand i feel no guilt


shoot same here but i just buy the series that i like like evangelion, bebop, gundam wing(i cant tell what it is anymore too muxh dust on the box), next i buy eureka seven and daarker than black but currently i am broke as hell. also its not like sum 13 yr old is gonna be able to buy all that anime, less their parents get it 4 ewm. thats how it goes. ebay for bebop baby(13 bucks), bestbuy for gundam wing 90 bucks 50 eps not worth it, animes ill buy
dgrayman
bleach
genshiken and other ones,

bassically if u have the money buy it, and if u have more muney buy a better internet connection and stream baby stram...roflmao
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watch it online then buy it, easy simple u get too see what u like and so u dont get stuck with garbage like gantz


Woah! Don't do that! Ending your sentence with "garbage" would have sufficed, but you had to bring Gantz into it just to annoy Gantz fans.
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The anime industry is Japanese and I bet they do fine with just relying on Japanese people. America licenses anime solely for America's benefit, not Japan's. Anime companies did just fine 30 years ago and should still do well, and besides the amount of anime being aired would cost people too much money to buy all the ones they enjoy. Being able to view anime online is more beneficial for everyone. The anime industry also makes more money off manga and collectables, plus they also probably make profuse profits from the music they produce, but that is another issue for itself.
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moratorium wrote:


ds0192234 wrote:


Xiphon wrote:

Crunchyroll has been my main source of watching anime, and now that a few of my favorites have been licensed, I start to think that its for the greater good. I mean, DVD volumes are not all released at once, and for about $20 a volume every now and again, I think its worth it.


yeah. now.

you didn't live through the time where 4 episodes cost $30 and dragon ball was the only anime on TV.

those were dark days.

like i said, i gave them a grand i feel no guilt


shoot same here but i just buy the series that i like like evangelion, gundam wing(i cant tell what it is anymore too muxh dust on the box), next i buy eureka seven and daarker than black but currently i am broke as hell. also its not like sum 13 yr old is gonna be able to buy all that anime, less their parents get it 4 ewm. thats how it goes


i bought the eva DVD individually!

$270!!!
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If it was 30 bucks for 6-10 eps, instead of $30 for 4 eps, I would've bought hell lot of boxsets already...
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moratorium wrote:

watch it online then buy it, easy simple u get too see what u like and so u dont get stuck with garbage like gantz


Woah! Don't do that! Ending your sentence with "garbage" would have sufficed, but you had to bring Gantz into it just to annoy Gantz fans.


it was ok but those dudes, gal, and dog would never shoot, the manga was way better even though i read only sum.

it would be better if it was
less talk more shoot

cuz i felt it had potential to be way better than it was, but when they were inm that temple it was gr8
beginning and end were noot ok by me, and its an opinion tthat i as a human being im entitled to so dont get mad ppl, its cool if u like but i didnt
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trail_mix91 wrote:

The anime industry is Japanese and I bet they do fine with just relying on Japanese people. America licenses anime solely for America's benefit, not Japan's. Anime companies did just fine 30 years ago and should still do well, and besides the amount of anime being aired would cost people too much money to buy all the ones they enjoy. Being able to view anime online is more beneficial for everyone. The anime industry also makes more money off manga and collectables, plus they also probably make profuse profits from the music they produce, but that is another issue for itself.


Well, maybe. But I still think that the Japanese anime industry relies on American publishers, there is a lot of money involved after all

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Well, I am living through a time in the UK, where anime is £19.99 a volume (about $40.00) and Avatar is on Nickelodoen I know anime is expensive, but if the anime publishers get less money, that means less anime released on DVD, and maybe, dare I say it... less anime created if the licensing money Japanese companies recieves is cut down.


Damn, your lucky.

I have to order my anime that l buy from Asia or japan and thats like 2 weeks wait when l need it for my amvs that l make.

If l do like the anime when l finish it, l will buy it plain and simple.

out of 5 anime l`ve watched, l have bought 3 so l guess l support some.
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I feel stuck. Anime in English is almost definitely worse than Japanese, and besides, I don't want to be at the mercy of the profitabillity of anime in the US; there are too many good animes that include far too many Japanese culture references to be considered safe by the dubbers. If I actually tryed to buy any anime or manga I wanted, I would burn through all of my savings. Another reason I don't buy anime or manga, is the same reason I don't buy books; because, once I watch or read them once, I won't want to watch or read them again for at least a year, so it's kind of a waste.
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it was ok but those dudes, gal, and dog would never shoot, the manga was way better even though i read only sum.

it would be better if it was
less talk more shoot

cuz i felt it had potential to be way better than it was, but when they were inm that temple it was gr8
beginning and end were noot ok by me, and its an opinion tthat i as a human being im entitled to so dont get mad ppl, its cool if u like but i didnt


Sorry. I mistook you for a Gantz hater.
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I'll watch anime online prelicense, and if I don't have a pre-licensed boot, then I'll buy the official copy. I have all of Zettai Kareshi raw and read it entirely online. That didn't stop me from buying Shojo Beat magazine and reading it all over again (though it did stop me from buying the translated US novels--I don't need three copies of the same series). I saw all of Girls' High on Crunchy and through torrenting, but I still bought the box set just recently.

I wasn't happy finding out about the bankruptcy of Gennon. My boyfriend just got into Elemental Gelade (the first anime he got into on his own) and I wanted to buy the whole series for him. I'm lucky that the whole series is completed by them, but what if it hadn't been? I'm not going to have him coming over all the time just to watch EG on my computer (his father is practically a Luddite when it comes to computers).
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