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Posted 6/6/12
when they do that, we dont think it's good, but for them, it's fair...you know what i mean?
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iSilentScream wrote:
Stick to subs damn it.

Given that the discs rarely are dub only, you are basically wanting them to eliminate something simply because you have no use for it.


and the reason my friends give me when I ask them why they prefer dub is "I cant read and watch at the same time, I cant see the whole screen"

wth!?

If you don't get it now, you certainly will as you get old(er), assuming you are still watching anime.

When I was in my late teens and into my 20's, I was a very fast reader. I could read a book and watch TV at the same time and tell you what was going on in both, but even then I didn't fool myself into thinking I was getting 100% from both.

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KhakiBlueSocks wrote:

I found myself wondering that exact same thing after finishing up Season 1 of "Kodocha". This was a GREAT show, and I thought "Funimation" would've jumped right on grabbing the license for the remainder of the series.


They would have if the fans bought it. It was a very poor selling so bad that once it hit the S.A.V.E. line and the rights run out they wi.ll drop it completely.

Bottom line is if fans want them to keep releasing DVDs then they have to buy them in the first place.

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To find out if a series is complete look it up on wikipedia. Also check other sites for more episodes. I watch sub stuff almost exclusively. The dub stuff is to hard to find.
Posted 6/7/12
My brother doesn't even watch anime, and he hates FUNamation for having terrible DBZ dubs.
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KhakiBlueSocks wrote:

I found myself wondering that exact same thing after finishing up Season 1 of "Kodocha". This was a GREAT show, and I thought "Funimation" would've jumped right on grabbing the license for the remainder of the series.


They would have if the fans bought it. It was a very poor selling so bad that once it hit the S.A.V.E. line and the rights run out they wi.ll drop it completely.

Bottom line is if fans want them to keep releasing DVDs then they have to buy them in the first place.



If all goes well, I'm gonna pickup "Kodocha" season 2 next week in the S.A.V.E version. While I do understand buying DVD's support the industry, it becomes frustrating when retailers in your area either don't sell a wide variety of anime, don't sell it at all, or sell it at a freakishly high price.

::Glares at FYE with contempt::

Speaking of FYE, unless it's used, or they're running a sale, they keep the price high, even if its an old or out of print title.
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Speaking of FYE, unless it's used, or they're running a sale, they keep the price high, even if its an old or out of print title.


Try RightStuf - http://www.rightstuf.com/rssite/main/ they are way cheaper they also have a bargain bin that has some good stuff
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I get what you are saying.
I heard they do that alot with different series.

I don't really know why :/

as for AMVs, most anime are copyrighted and Youtube doesn't allow them, they have them blocked.
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KhakiBlueSocksIf all goes well, I'm gonna pickup "Kodocha" season 2 next week in the S.A.V.E version. While I do understand buying DVD's support the industry, it becomes frustrating when retailers in your area either don't sell a wide variety of anime, don't sell it at all, or sell it at a freakishly high price.



Shop online. You get way higher selection and on any given day the prices you'll pay are significantly cheaper than going to a store, even when you factor in shipping.
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but i want dubs anime give keep trying to go funi website try to get in but NO can't due to region effect block.

really either funi expand to also region 3 area or something i want anime dubs of funi to watch!!!
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Posted 6/8/12

sickVisionz wrote:


KhakiBlueSocksIf all goes well, I'm gonna pickup "Kodocha" season 2 next week in the S.A.V.E version. While I do understand buying DVD's support the industry, it becomes frustrating when retailers in your area either don't sell a wide variety of anime, don't sell it at all, or sell it at a freakishly high price.



Shop online. You get way higher selection and on any given day the prices you'll pay are significantly cheaper than going to a store, even when you factor in shipping.


Yeah even used dvds for anime are like 30$ here.
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MAR-KLAC_VELOUS wrote:

but i want dubs anime give keep trying to go funi website try to get in but NO can't due to region effect block.

really either funi expand to also region 3 area or something i want anime dubs of funi to watch!!!

A proxy or VPN to a U.S. destination is your friend. You may want to give this a spin:
http://hotspotshield.com/

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I know I can buy online; and in fact, I have bought a few series online. I'm not that big a fan of it, however. I'm a tactile shopper, if that makes any sense. I prefer going inside a store, actually touch what I'm buying, take it up to the register, pay for it, and walk out with a shopping bag. When you shop online, you don't get any of that--you just click a couple keys and there it is. Added to that, you have to pay the shipping and handling charges, and then you have to wait for the DVD to be shipped. Thanks, but no thanks. Unless it's a critical series that I absolutely, positively can't buy in a brick-and-mortar store, or is too obscenely expensive, I'll stick to physical shopping.

Not knocking anyone else who shops online!
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llamaben wrote:
You are right in saying that they are acting on the behalf of TMS Entertainment (or another member of the production committee), otherwise they would not have the right to do. However that doesn't change the fact that it's still a lose-lose situation, as TMS Entertainment does not gain anything from this either unless a future English release of some form planned.


Actually, TMS does have something to gain. The US is not the only market that Japanese companies license to. If they didn't have FUNimation enforce the copyright on the whole series, then the ease of finding illegal free copies on the internet would contribute to devaluing the series in the eyes of anyone else who might want to license it. I wish I could remember the series, but long ago, ADV licensed a series that, for some reason, was only ever half done as fansubs. It was released in 6 volumes. They mentioned that sales for volumes 1-3 were about as expected, but volume 4 outsold volume 1- because fansubs never got to it! Add to this that the fansubs also have done a great job of destroying Japan's own market, and not protecting their properties can cost them quite a bit of money in the end.
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dare2be wrote:

Hey guys and girls,

been searching around anime for years now and I'm sure Ive watched in the 4/5 hundreds of anime series by now if not more, but something has come to my attention and due to my perhaps lack of knowledge, i have no idea why it is.

we all know companies that license anime as for most of them its written at the start of the anime and the end ... so here is my question.

what does funimation get by buying anime, stopping their development and then making sure there is not even a slight video of part of an episode anywhere on the net?(yes i do understand what licensing is I'm just saying after a while its ruining your own advertising to start closing off things like AMV's and simple 4/5 min clips)

here is my reasoning, i have seen in the years Ive been watching anime MANY anime come and go, some not finished which yes i maybe thought was a waste BUT when you look at the industry FUNIMATION in contrary to its name seems like a big black whole of lack of fun as it buys licenses stops the anime and, i don't know, maybe hopes it will get enough profit to make ends meat...

surely developing the anime to the end would make it more money so can anyone tell me what the point of all this is because i just don't understand why a single organization has taken it upon itself to destroy anime piece by piece (series by series) slowly becoming the bane of all fans everywhere when it just isn't necessary or really all that profitable surely???

opinions are appreciated but keep it civil and on subject, i would like facts though if possible!!!


Funimation only stops or at least attempts to stop some illegal distribution of their products, which they own the licenses to; which is well within their rights and proper for them to do. They just want people to watch it on their website instead, which you can do free of charge so there's really no issue here, unless you don't have an Ad blocker. Plus if you really want to find it other places it's not like it's impossible....in fact it's incredibly easy. So I don't really see what's so unreasonable about what they do.

Now dropping series they've started to releases....yeah that pisses me off though. I still would like to finish collecting D.Gray-man and Kodocha but apparently they don't want my money.
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