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Post Reply Too those of you who continue to support the anime community... Thank you
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Posted 3/13/16
I started watching anime around 2008 and things have changed so much in those years for the better, as far as legal streaming options. It expands beyond anime as well, like the clannad vn that came to steam, along with other visual novels.

And it isn't over yet, more and more stuff will come over as long as people keep buying/supporting it.
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Posted 3/13/16

LavenderMintRose wrote:


Buckerss wrote:

I'll stop streaming illegally when we live in an ideal world where copyright by country isn't a thing.


And get DVDs at Japanese prices? Okay. Maybe that's your ideal. It's not mine.

But yeah, people who pirate things don't want to understand why things are a certain way sometimes, they just want what they want for free and they want it now, and screw the people who, you know, made the thing.


I guess legal One Piece would make DVD prices go out of control... somehow?
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Posted 3/14/16

LavenderMintRose wrote:


Buckerss wrote:

I'll stop streaming illegally when we live in an ideal world where copyright by country isn't a thing.


And get DVDs at Japanese prices? Okay. Maybe that's your ideal. It's not mine.

But yeah, people who pirate things don't want to understand why things are a certain way sometimes, they just want what they want for free and they want it now, and screw the people who, you know, made the thing.


The manga price in Japan is pretty low but that's just cause they use a weaker, cheaper paper...
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Posted 3/14/16

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And it isn't over yet, more and more stuff will come over as long as people keep buying/supporting it.


This! So much this.

Why people don't understand is beyond me. Support as much as you can. What you can't support, be patient and borrw/share with others until you can.

Don't be that guy.

I have had too many friends who work in the industry and get taken advantage of as it is.
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Posted 3/14/16
I go the path of least resistance. Legal streaming services are decently less resistant than illegal ones, but illegal ones are significantly less resistant than other options.
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Posted 3/14/16

Buckerss wrote:

I guess legal One Piece would make DVD prices go out of control... somehow?

I'm talking about the framework existing legally for the Japanese production companies to license an anime to FUNimation or something so that they can make DVDs to sell in just their region, in their region's formats and prices.

If there were no licensing and the publisher of a thing in one place had to make every region's edition themselves, DVD-wise, anime wouldn't have a chance outside of Japan because the Japanese companies wouldn't make US-price DVDs.

Region-specific streaming is different. a) getting more streaming regions/worldwide streaming wouldn't require the eradication of all country-specific IP licensing (which is what I was responding to). b) That's still done for practical reasons.

It's easy to forget as a consumer, knowing what you want, how much of a producer's resources get poured into every release, even if it's only digital streaming. Say all you want about "how dare they," or "money is the root of all evil," or whatever else, but that doesn't change the fact that if any operation has tons of money flowing out and much less flowing in, they cannot continue operating. And to make sure as much as possible flows in, it takes strategy.

I want to watch Hyouka, Gosick, and Saiunkoku. I want to recommend my favorite anime of all time, Code Geass, to more people than I can physically lend my DVDs to (which, by the way, is streaming on Netflix UK and nowhere in NA.)

Anime does not turn a profit. Both in Japan and in international licenses, the top 3 or 4 series act as a tentpole for the rest, with their profits making up the budgets of all of the producer's releases. Strategic decisions must be made about what gets to share that space - what's going to make back at least some of what it takes to release it, based on what they see in the market.

Logistics are inconvenient sometimes. Sometimes things that seem like they should be a given are just not possible. Sometimes - say someone had to decide whether to release One Piece or Bleach, and they chose wrong, and they regret it now, but they can't wave a magic want and make those 5 years of Bleach releases into One Piece, and they don't have the money to redo it.

It's sort of a badly thought-out idea to think that getting rid of country-specific copyright would be the solution - or that the problem is copyright laws at all, actually. There's nothing stopping you from learning Japanese and getting it the way you would if you lived in Japan - at the same prices they pay there.
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You're welcome Mr. Trump, but I'm still not voting for you


Hey I'm just glad you knew what the picture was supposed to be
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This is actually very beneficial for me since it helps me decide which series' to buy and ones to pass instead of blind buying like I use to.
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Not every parent can pay for a constant membership for stuff they don't even use. I wouldn't blame the parents for it since I wouldn't pay someone a gym membership to a gym I don't go to. Complaining about ads is one thing... But money is a legit issue. Don't make light of having to pay bills. Especially if the membership isn't for you.
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