USA Releases?
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Posted 5/28/12
The other day I was watching Heroman and it got me to thinking, Why hasn't it come to the United States yet? The setting is in the US, it was created by None other than Stan Lee. So why hasn't anyone picked it up yet? I Goggled it and looked and looked for a release date but only found the manga to be released in October. and nothing about the anime.

It seems that too many anime shows are taking too long to be released, for instance "Vampire Knight" which has a strong manga base in the US took almost 3 years to release Kanokon 4 years. "Zettai Karen Children" was released as "Psychic Squad" recently, and thats another problem name changes. It doesn't bring in new fans as much as it prevents old fans from realizing its out. '

Anyway it would be nice if someone like Cruchyroll would have a release calendar or something so we know when things will be released here. Also Anime companies need to speed up negotiations, the legal process or whatever the slowdown process is, so the shows that are "new and cool" don't turn into "classic and awesome"
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Yeah like with Otome Youkai Zakuro they shortened it to just Zakuro when they released it over here. Like wtf that was just pointless.
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I agree that sometimes it does take a really long time for things to get released in the U.S. Unfortunately there are a lot of negotiations and licensing issues that need to be taken care of beforehand.

To be honest though, I am just really grateful for what we do get. I know it's not always the quickest and sometimes series even get released without a dub. But it's better than not having anything at all.

Plus, with all of the streaming options available I still get to watch titles as they air in Japan. To me that is still such an amazing thing to have available. If someone would have told me in the 90's that in the future we would be able to log on to a site and watch brand new shows as they air in Japan I would have probably laughed in their face.

I remember having to really wait a long time for things to be released back in the day. And then when your favorite show came out you could easily expect to spend over $100( or more) in many cases for a 20 something episode series. Either that or buy an entire series volume by volume for $25-30 a piece.

So while it sometimes takes a bit longer than we might expect/want, things have definitely improved in my opinion.
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Posted 5/28/12 , edited 5/28/12

GALBITRON wrote:


I remember having to really wait a long time for things to be released back in the day. And then when your favorite show came out you could easily expect to spend over $100( or more) in many cases for a 20 something episode series. Either that or buy an entire series volume by volume for $25-30 a piece.

So while it sometimes takes a bit longer than we might expect/want, things have definitely improved in my opinion.


I agree. Things have definitely improved all around for the industry but it also has it's downs. Getting an anime licensed is harder than some people think. Plus they have to take into consideration about whether to invest in a dubbing of it and all those factors. New names are for convenience and easy ways to increase interest and things of that nature for some releases. Also, just because a manga is popular doesn't mean the anime is and vice versa. These things take time, be patient. Japan wouldn't just share one of it's prized markets so easily. Compared to the way some Japanese companies release their anime we have it easy.
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