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When does licensing make sense and when does it not
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Posted 4/24/08
If you do not know Sailor Moon has just been licensed however it was released in 1992, so what I am asking if you all think that there is a time frame of when an anime series is ok to be licensed and when it is unreasonable to not licensed an anime series. An example of when it is reasonable to licensed an anime series would be Bleach or Naruto because both are still airing and are not complete. An example of when it would be unreasonable to licensed an anime series would be Sailor Moon because it is complete and is not airing as far as I know plus it was released in 1992 so it has been out for at least 16 years.

* Please do not just name series that are licensed and end your post, but use the series as a way to explain what you mean with be unreasonable or reason able to licensed it.*
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I find it hilarious that the original Dragonball show was licensed like 5 years ago or so, especially when it first came out in the early 1980's, and the first series to be aired in America was DBZ instead.

Then again, most people back then would've found DBZ a little more interesting for it's constant yelling/screaming and those huge, bulky, manly bodies. >.>

Dragonball, on the other hand, was a little bit more on the innocent side.... if you know what I mean.
Posted 4/24/08
I am not sure you understand what licensing is. It doesn't really have anything to do with how old a series is or if it's still airing in Japan.

Besides, it's not as if Sailor Moon was licensed recently, if you're talking about the fact that it was just removed from crunchyroll. Think about when you were a kid and you watched it on TV those many years ago. In order for that to happen, it had to be licensed.
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If something has been going on for quite a while now, it's bound to be licensed. They probably release it unlicensed for a while just to have it promoted then they'll license it. It's quite reasonable, if you think of it that way.
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I think this thread would be more useful if someone clearly defined licensing...oh, and if a lot of people are not supporting the anime(by buying it) then the author person will have lost a lot of money for the work they did....so its like benefitting the author.....i think
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For me 1 i think it is unreasonable to License an Anime before it finishs because when animes finish they come out with a shitload of DVDS no1 wants to wait like 5 years for DVDS 2 come out when the show is still airing and they just watch it on the internet
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Ahahaha I've always wondered why Sailor Moon isn't licensed. Its almost all over the world+ was made into a video long LONG time ago
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i dont agree on d time frame but for me.. anime licenses make sense wen d anime's bein licensed sucks! LOL! bt f it s gud(jyu oh sei), clasical(DBZ, yuyu hakusho), cool*gundam 00), on-going(naruto shippudden), etc.. dey shud not license it..
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I think it's unreasonable to license anime before it even starts airing in Japan. Code Geass R2 for example.
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Posted 4/25/08 , edited 4/25/08

bottomoflake wrote:

I think this thread would be more useful if someone clearly defined licensing...oh, and if a lot of people are not supporting the anime(by buying it) then the author person will have lost a lot of money for the work they did....so its like benefitting the author.....i think


http://wiki.crunchyroll.com/licensing

And Sailor Moon _is_ licensed. As someone pointed it out earlier, for it to be available on your television and on video, it would have to be licensed to begin with.

Just because it's not airing does not invalidate it from being licensed. A lot of licensed material are straight to DVD copies. 16 Years is nothing in comparison to how long copyright usually lasts. Copyright usually ends after 50 years, of which afterwards the material becomes in the public domain, and you can then do whatever you want with it.
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Without licensing, people who make money to create this will just stop creating as they are humans that make anime for a job.

SO DOWNLOAD TORRENTS!! ITS FREE!! AND ILLEGAL!
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Posted 4/25/08
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i think its the same thing to Online Game like the one u have to pay for play hours. In all those games you would be able to play it for free in their close beta aka testing time period, and u have to pay for it in their open beta. if u dun pay, they're not be able to survive. thats why i guess its sumthing similar to licensing.
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Posted 4/25/08

brennan wrote:


bottomoflake wrote:

I think this thread would be more useful if someone clearly defined licensing...oh, and if a lot of people are not supporting the anime(by buying it) then the author person will have lost a lot of money for the work they did....so its like benefitting the author.....i think


http://wiki.crunchyroll.com/licensing

And Sailor Moon _is_ licensed. As someone pointed it out earlier, for it to be available on your television and on video, it would have to be licensed to begin with.

Just because it's not airing does not invalidate it from being licensed. A lot of licensed material are straight to DVD copies. 16 Years is nothing in comparison to how long copyright usually lasts. Copyright usually ends after 50 years, of which afterwards the material becomes in the public domain, and you can then do whatever you want with it.


wow, thanks. i didn't know. ^__^
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