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Post Reply Reasons why you wouldn't buy an official Anime DVD
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Posted 7/24/08
Well for me, mostly because it's expensive, really expensive. And because I'm like Mon937, I don't have a job yet. So yes, i don't have enough money to buy those.....
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Posted 8/4/08
lols....belive it anot....THE SUB ARE TOTALLY DIFFERENT FROM WHAT THEY SAY!!!

(live in asia and it was 100% ORIGINAL COPYRIGHT DVD!!!)
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Posted 8/29/08
they are expensive that's why
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Posted 10/16/08 , edited 10/16/08
Didn't vote because the most critical(?) reason is not there. The country I am at has a company that sells these anime DVDs. I didn't buy it because the subs are really very bad and off. I think they also cut off some parts they deem as what kids shouldn't be seeing...=.=" so watching online is better without anything cut off =D
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Posted 10/30/08
For the sake of this poll, I voted that it was too "expensive!". The main reasons why I'd rather download content is because:

1. I prefer subs to dubs. I'm not a sub puritan like many other otaku, but I'm not entirely pro-dub either. When some quotes are dubbed, they lose all meaning and emotion. What was supposed to be funny in Japanese, for example, ends up sounding bland... or like a corny joke.

2. I really don't know how the system works - that's why I'm asking questions. When a series is licensed, it gets paid for [of course]. But how much money really goes to the companies/directors/creators in Japan? [In the case of manga,] How much money really goes to te manga-ka or the publisher? How are we so sure that the money doesn't go to the higher-ups in the [American or otherwise] licensing companies? = ARE WE REALLY SUPPORTING THE CREATORS OF THE ANIME? [again, I might be wrong here. Please correct me if I am]

3. In a third world country like where I live in, it's rare to catch a glimpse of original Japanese or American-licensed material. Mangas aren't too hard to find [go to the nearest bookstore, and you'll see either American-licensed or Singapore-licensed material], but anime here is... fansubs burned on a DVD and sold at a cheap price. When originals ARE sold, the prices are darn expensive - around 10 to 20 percent more than the American prices.
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Posted 2/10/09
they're expensive! but i do buy them! not often though! i hate the dubbs so i allways change it on the start menu to japanese with english subs!
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