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Post Reply is having a high price on anime DVD promoting pirating?
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Posted 1/16/16
http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2016/01/16-1/video-your-lie-in-april-english-dub-cast-announced

as much as I love your lie in april that price is absurd, a lot of us will not be able to afford it , over 200 bucks for a 22 ep anime? no thanks
is jacking the prices up on a anime like this going to affect the anime industry?
how can a company lower the price and still make a profit?
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Posted 1/16/16
This is exactly the reason why nobody buys anime. If they didn't charge so much for it, people might actually buy DVDs.
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Posted 1/16/16
Absolutely it does. Which is sad, when you consider the royalties from DVDs/Blu-rays are far more fruitful than streaming.
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Posted 1/16/16 , edited 1/16/16
$260 for a 22 episode anime? Jeez. I mean, I know anime prices are more expensive in Japan, but I think very few people would be willing to buy this in the US. Especially considering you can watch for free with ads or pay less than $10 a month to watch without ads... This is reminding me of the old VHS days, where we paid anywhere from $20 to $60 for a single tape that had MAYBE two or three episodes... collecting DBZ was a nightmare lol.

But no, it's not promoting piracy. It's promoting legal streaming tbh. Like I said, why blow $200 when you can pay less than $10 or free?
Posted 1/16/16
Is it promoting it? No. It is making piracy seem like a better option? Yes.
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lol wow aniplex

Glytchy wrote:.

But no, it's not promoting piracy. It's promoting legal streaming


Posted 1/16/16
This is why they need to just release the episode without all the added content and special packaging on the side, so people get the choice between the two.
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Posted 1/16/16
do you think the price will go down later? like lets say on amazon or ebay etc
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Posted 1/16/16
Promoting? No. Are the prices outrageous? Yes. As far as I know, I think Aniplex only does this; based Aniplex... Funimation is MUCH better with their prices.

Also, based on the trailer, the english dub does sound alright, but not good enough to charge more than $200. The added extras does not make up for the price either.

The dub will be on a site sooner or later, the soundtrack will be on Youtube for download, and poster or merchandise is nice, but it's just art I can look at through my computer screen if I wanted to, so there's that.
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Promoting? No. Are the prices outrageous? Yes. As far as I know, I think Aniplex only does this; based Aniplex... Funimation is MUCH better with their prices.

Also, based on the trailer, the english dub does sound alright, but not good enough to charge more than $200. The added extras does not make up for the price either.

The dub will be on a site sooner or later, the soundtrack will be on Youtube for download, and poster or merchandise is nice, but it's just art I can look at through my computer screen if I wanted to, so there's that.

yes but what if I did want to buyt the dvds, and just that, none of the extra stuff
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some series actually cost close to $1000 usd (sailor moon crystal blu-ray cough cough)
even a game-tier laptop / desktop is cheaper in some cases...
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Posted 1/16/16

redokami wrote:

yes but what if I did want to buyt the dvds, and just that, none of the extra stuff


Then, they should have an option for that with a lower price. Personally, I would want just the Anime and soundtrack. Nothing else matters to me.
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On the plus side... those that have the money, and want to support the creators, will probably buy this. And yeah, it seems Aniplex are the only company doing this kind of pricing, and I think it's because they know there are niche collectors that will buy this and make them their money back, probably. Still kinda sucks for casual/poorer fans though. Oh well. At least we've got Funimation's hella cheap sets.
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Posted 1/16/16 , edited 1/16/16

Glytchy wrote:
And yeah, it seems Aniplex are the only company doing this kind of pricing.


Don't forget about Ponycan. Or the late Bandai Visual.
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Posted 1/16/16 , edited 18 days ago
Promoting it? No. This is why Aniplex makes their titles available for legal streaming on near-every outlet. So people still have ways of watching it, while the hardcore collectors will be the ones who buy it.
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