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Anime is going to die - President of Bang Zoom! Entertainment
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Posted 5/26/10
Pff its not gonna die, unless i make a new genre to the anime. >.>.... maybe somebody did, but my Manga didnt published yet D: cause its not finished. and i just quitted the anime business due to that im busy at home with wife and twin kids..
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Posted 5/27/10
Well, I've tried to help keep up the industry. Although I do use fansubs, it's mainly only for those series that haven't been licensed (and don't look like they ever will). My collection of DVDs isn't nearly as impressive as some people's are, but I'm happy with it.
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Posted 5/27/10
as long as funimation keeps up the good work anime with be fine over here. (someone has to stick up for the dub industry in this thread lol)
Posted 5/27/10 , edited 5/27/10
Anime dying? That's stupid, even in the U.S. Maybe it's because of the economy.

The reasons why dub sucks is because whenever there's an anime that is also popular in North America, they would send auditions tape to the Japanese company that does the anime and they DECIDE who's going to voice the main character, I don't how it works but that's what I heard.
Sometimes I wish anime companies in the United States would let the fans to decide who's going to voice the characters.
I'm never wrong on who's voicing whatever character it is! Like when I first read D. Gray-man manga and I think the anime is still airing in Japan at that time, I instantly had Aaron Dismuke's voice on Allen. After I saw the English version of the series on YouTube, other people were thinking the same thing like me. (He also voiced Al from FullMetal Alchemist)

I have a huge collection of anime DVDs, so feel free to check it out:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-2_YBLxEJw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwur07eB9E8
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Posted 5/27/10
actually, i think it will get more popular... but since it's more available on the internet, sales on those authentic anime dvds may plunge though... so, animes MAY 'die' bcos less people buy the official dvds which support the anime creators..


I HOPE IT WILL NOT DIE!
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Posted 5/27/10
I'd buy anime if they didn't cost so much (Like a season of anything is $80-$100)
If anime didn't cost so much sure i'd buy it but while its 2-3 times the amount of american tv series nty.
I'd rather buy 5 seasons of NCIS for $150 Aussies dollars then like 2-3 different 12 ep series for around the same price.
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I prefer dubs, and if they die in America a large majority of the industry will go with it.

Not everyone that watches anime is an otaku who wants to watch fansubs online, and dubs dying in America would be a terrible thing.


I prefer dubs but (obviously since i'm here) watch subs too, will always choose dub over sub though. I just like listening to a show without having to read. A show like Durarara!! (which I love) i have to pause sometimes because there's too man words on the screen (like the chat sections). With dubs, you don't have that problem.
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Posted 5/27/10
Yeah, Best Buy used to have 1000 titles, but that was then and this is now, people have moved on to other things. Anime had a huge boom for awhile there, and now it's going back to what it was originally, a niche market with just the hardcore audience.

You can turn off the internet and that isn't going to make people buy more stuff that they just don't want to see anymore.
Posted 5/27/10

slowdude wrote:

I'd buy anime if they didn't cost so much (Like a season of anything is $80-$100)
If anime didn't cost so much sure i'd buy it but while its 2-3 times the amount of american tv series nty.
I'd rather buy 5 seasons of NCIS for $150 Aussies dollars then like 2-3 different 12 ep series for around the same price.


you could always import r1 dvd's which are much cheaper, hell cheaper than the ones from japan set your computer to region 1 to play the dvd's. I have 2 dvd burners/players in my computer. One is set to play region 2 dvd's and one is set to defualt for my country, just trying to trough out some suggestions though. when there is a will there is a way
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Posted 5/27/10
I'd much to prefer fan-subbed then dubs, so i would prefer the west dying, Dragonball Z dubs were awesome then japanese voice xD
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Posted 5/27/10 , edited 5/27/10
Dubs wouldn't be so bad if they didn't 'kiddy' down the script. With fan-subs you usually get the raw version of what the characters are saying. With paid-subs you usually get an edited version of what is being said(much like here on CR) and with dubs you get stuff that is safe for tv.

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I watch the Bleach and FMA dubs on [AS] and they are in my opinion the best dubs can get, though we all know when people say "DARN IT!" what they are really trying to say :P. Syfy's anime block wasn't to bad either since it's on cable and can get away with some stuff too but I don't think 'animonday' exists anymore. It was on to late for me to watch constantly with work and early morning classes so it may not longer be on since I haven't tried watching it in months.

I think if dub companies, and sub companies at that, didn't charge $25 for 3-4 episodes dvd's I'd be more inclined to buy them. If I can buy drama dvd's with 5+ episodes on each disc, getting a season in 3-4 dvd's why is it I have to buy twice that to get a season of Anime?

The industry is jaded knowing that they are the only source for our entertainment and they can get away with charging outrageous prices for their goods because they know if they stop releasing the dvd's we'd in theory have no way to watch anime legally besides on the few tv stations that offer it, and the 2-3 websites that offer legal streaming.
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Posted 5/27/10
There are lots of anime with western themes which I would like to watch in english dubs. huhu
Posted 5/27/10
i dont like dubs that much . subs FTW!!!
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Posted 5/27/10

CecilTheDarkKnight_234 wrote:


slowdude wrote:

I'd buy anime if they didn't cost so much (Like a season of anything is $80-$100)
If anime didn't cost so much sure i'd buy it but while its 2-3 times the amount of american tv series nty.
I'd rather buy 5 seasons of NCIS for $150 Aussies dollars then like 2-3 different 12 ep series for around the same price.


you could always import r1 dvd's which are much cheaper, hell cheaper than the ones from japan set your computer to region 1 to play the dvd's. I have 2 dvd burners/players in my computer. One is set to play region 2 dvd's and one is set to defualt for my country, just trying to trough out some suggestions though. when there is a will there is a way :lol:


I refuse. DL'ing anime illegally is much easier.
Posted 5/27/10 , edited 5/27/10

HatredGlory wrote:

Dubs wouldn't be so bad if they didn't 'kiddy' down the script. With fan-subs you usually get the raw version of what the characters are saying. With paid-subs you usually get an edited version of what is being said(much like here on CR) and with dubs you get stuff that is safe for tv.

Edit:

I watch the Bleach and FMA dubs on [AS] and they are in my opinion the best dubs can get, though we all know when people say "DARN IT!" what they are really trying to say :P. Syfy's anime block wasn't to bad either since it's on cable and can get away with some stuff too but I don't think 'animonday' exists anymore. It was on to late for me to watch constantly with work and early morning classes so it may not longer be on since I haven't tried watching it in months.

I think if dub companies, and sub companies at that, didn't charge $25 for 3-4 episodes dvd's I'd be more inclined to buy them. If I can buy drama dvd's with 5+ episodes on each disc, getting a season in 3-4 dvd's why is it I have to buy twice that to get a season of Anime?

The industry is jaded knowing that they are the only source for our entertainment and they can get away with charging outrageous prices for their goods because they know if they stop releasing the dvd's we'd in theory have no way to watch anime legally besides on the few tv stations that offer it, and the 2-3 websites that offer legal streaming.


you think that's bad i have ordered dvd's from Japan that cost around 60-80 bucks a piece for only TWO EPISODES or a box-set will cost you 400-500 bucks, I mean dear god, the money i have spent on imports. DVD box sets cost around 20-50 bucks now, try rightstuf.com if you want to get stuff for cheap, hell they have single dvds for 5-10 bucks a piece in their huge bargain bin
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