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Animes that you just cannot find anywhere
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Posted 9/10/09
i forgot to mention (ashita no joe 2) which made in 1981
all i can see on other websites is (ashita no joe 1) which has been made in 1970 and it's so boring and dragging out in additions to the bad drawn characters unlike (ashita no joe 2) which has only 47 episodes but with much better drawn characters and very interesting story with on filler episodes..
Posted 9/18/09
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Well, I've never seen Gokinjo Monogatari, I'm sorry to say, but I know what you mean about certain anime never being released in the Western world. I remember purchasing Kodomo no Omocha from a Hong Kong seller since it was never released here in the States until about 2 years ago (I made the purchase about 10 years ago,) and as of now, only the 1st season is available.

Really, the thing to remember is that Japanese animators make their animation strictly for the Japanese market. It's up to the fans to get it released in the Western world with subtitles. I refuse to count the "official" licensers, since the only reason any of 'em purchase a series is due to the popularity inspired by the fans who originally translated those series -- vultures swooping up a series for the sole purpose of lining their pockets, IMHO.

I don't know if they're still in business or not, but the name of the company I manged to get unreleased translated work from is known as "Anime Cartoon International Inc." They're based out of Hong Kong, as I said before, so their subtitles are HORRIBLY translated, but at least you can, for the most part, understand what they're talking about. I bought my copies of Kodocha from them off of Ebay, but I understand many Chinese districts also sell titles from this company, as well (i.e. Little Tokyo, Chinatown, Little Saigon, etc.)

Oh yeah, I also managed to get all of the Gatchaman series from the same company -- almost 40 years old and nobody in the States ever bothered releasing it on video -- WHY?!?

Anyways, enough ranting -- I hope this info helps you.
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Posted 9/18/09

chaboru wrote:

dennou coil


lol?



Small pic is small but what you can see is what you can see (:
Posted 9/18/09

darkoff wrote:


chaboru wrote:

dennou coil


lol?



Small pic is small but what you can see is what you can see (:



i really really really like dennou coil!!
i watched it two times!!

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Posted 9/18/09
I'm trying to find Japanese episodes of Lady Lady (80's anime) but THEY'RE NOWHERE TO BE FOUND!!! I only found French and Arabic versions (personally I think the Arabic dub is just awful)!
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Posted 9/18/09
i know what you mean!
animal yokocho is one of my favourites but i cant find it ANYWHERE.
well i can find like the first few episode subbed but no where else has it!

it makes me so sad
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Posted 9/18/09
mirmo zibang~!! DX
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Posted 9/18/09

darkridr25 wrote:

Well, I've never seen Gokinjo Monogatari, I'm sorry to say, but I know what you mean about certain anime never being released in the Western world. I remember purchasing Kodomo no Omocha from a Hong Kong seller since it was never released here in the States until about 2 years ago (I made the purchase about 10 years ago,) and as of now, only the 1st season is available.

Really, the thing to remember is that Japanese animators make their animation strictly for the Japanese market. It's up to the fans to get it released in the Western world with subtitles. I refuse to count the "official" licensers, since the only reason any of 'em purchase a series is due to the popularity inspired by the fans who originally translated those series -- vultures swooping up a series for the sole purpose of lining their pockets, IMHO.

I don't know if they're still in business or not, but the name of the company I manged to get unreleased translated work from is known as "Anime Cartoon International Inc." They're based out of Hong Kong, as I said before, so their subtitles are HORRIBLY translated, but at least you can, for the most part, understand what they're talking about. I bought my copies of Kodocha from them off of Ebay, but I understand many Chinese districts also sell titles from this company, as well (i.e. Little Tokyo, Chinatown, Little Saigon, etc.)

Oh yeah, I also managed to get all of the Gatchaman series from the same company -- almost 40 years old and nobody in the States ever bothered releasing it on video -- WHY?!?

Anyways, enough ranting -- I hope this info helps you. :)

It would be rather shortsighted if they have no consideration of the international market in the current era.

In fact, in the interviews in the extras on at least a couple of DVDs, the director specifically mentioned issues or concerns that came up in relation to the North American market. I typically don't watch the subbed interviews, so keep in mind my "sample size" is rather small.

As with any entertainment, the first concern is always with the domestic market, but not considering the international market in this day and age is just bad business.


Given that licensees actually provide additional income to the producer of an anime, and fansubs provide none, the characterization as "vultures" is rather harsh. The only benefit to the anime studios fansubs provide is the "test marketing" that proves a series would be popular enough to license, which then results in additional income. One might argue that this could stimulate import sales of DVDs, but unless I am seriously mistaken, DVDs in Japan rarely include an English subtitle options. Most persons that watch fansubs, if they purchase DVDs, are more likely to purchase bootleg versions (knowingly or unknowingly) that return nothing to the studio that produced the anime.

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Posted 9/18/09
I can never find fruits basket which is strange since there's so many people who have seen it....
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Posted 9/18/09
I have looked every where for Dirty Pair, and can not seem to find it anywhere.
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Posted 9/19/09
daa daa daa/UFO baby
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Posted 9/19/09

OMLETTESUSHI wrote:

I can never find fruits basket which is strange since there's so many people who have seen it....


How hard is it to use the internet?

http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/4372321/%5BExiled-Destiny%5D_Fruits_Basket

Or just check your local store since Fruits Basket should be licensed almost everywhere in the world.
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Posted 9/19/09
GREAT! but one incey problem: I'm not allowed to download stuff onto my computor because it completely messes it up!
Posted 9/19/09
lol most animes mentioned here, except trigun and shaman king, i dont know....lol..ontopic, i dont have any sorry..
since there are so manyanime pirated cd's here in RP..lol
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