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Posted 4/9/16 , edited 4/17/16
I think they're forgetting that the only reason anime is so popular outside of Japan is because you can watch it for free... If anime was never pirated, this industry would not nearly be as global as it is.

That being said, if an anime isn't on Crunchyroll or Netflix, than I'm watching illegally. That's what these Japanese companies need to do, they need to allow their anime to be on either CR or Netflix, otherwise nobody is going pay for it.
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It's perfectly within the realm of reason for a company to want you to pay for the content you view from them. With the internet, nothing is there to keep people honest, not even me, so it's really an honor system that you view anime for free on 'illegal streaming sites' and support the anime with the official release.
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Posted 4/9/16

KurdishSenpai wrote:

I think they're forgetting that the only reason anime is so popular outside of Japan is because you can watch it for free... If anime was never pirated, this industry would not nearly be as global as it is.

That being said, if an anime isn't on Crunchyroll or Netflix, than I'm watching illegally. That's what these Japanese companies need to do, they need to allow their anime to be on either CR or Netflix, otherwise nobody is going pay for it.


Or funimation or hulu or amazon prime. I have yet to really have issues watching an anime legally (minus Code Geass).
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Posted 4/9/16

Dark_Alma wrote:


KurdishSenpai wrote:

I think they're forgetting that the only reason anime is so popular outside of Japan is because you can watch it for free... If anime was never pirated, this industry would not nearly be as global as it is.

That being said, if an anime isn't on Crunchyroll or Netflix, than I'm watching illegally. That's what these Japanese companies need to do, they need to allow their anime to be on either CR or Netflix, otherwise nobody is going pay for it.


Or funimation or hulu or amazon prime. I have yet to really have issues watching an anime legally (minus Code Geass).


I don't get paid enough to subscribe to 5 different websites. And watching them for free on those sites is not worth the million ads and the low quality to make you subscribe. No thanks.
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Posted 4/9/16

KurdishSenpai wrote:


Dark_Alma wrote:


KurdishSenpai wrote:

I think they're forgetting that the only reason anime is so popular outside of Japan is because you can watch it for free... If anime was never pirated, this industry would not nearly be as global as it is.

That being said, if an anime isn't on Crunchyroll or Netflix, than I'm watching illegally. That's what these Japanese companies need to do, they need to allow their anime to be on either CR or Netflix, otherwise nobody is going pay for it.


Or funimation or hulu or amazon prime. I have yet to really have issues watching an anime legally (minus Code Geass).


I don't get paid enough to subscribe to 5 different websites. And watching them for free on those sites is not worth the million ads and the low quality to make you subscribe. No thanks.


Poor you. You cant spend 4 minutes a video watching ads. I am crying for you. The pain. I am so sorry you would ever have to go through that!

Not really. If I could I would report you for piracy and what not, but meh. I don't even notice the ads half the time. You are just kinda pathetic that you cant spend 10 minutes of a hour supporting and industry we all love.

The greed is real boys.
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Posted 4/9/16

Dark_Alma wrote:

Or funimation or hulu or amazon prime. I have yet to really have issues watching an anime legally (minus Code Geass).


...If you happen to be in US or Canada or a select few other places...

Sorry, but I will continue to follow shows as they air, regardless of if there happens to be a legal alternative or not. Is it right or do I feel entitled to it? No, but I don't care...
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Dark_Alma wrote:

Poor you. You cant spend 4 minutes a video watching ads. I am crying for you. The pain. I am so sorry you would ever have to go through that!

Not really. If I could I would report you for piracy and what not, but meh. I don't even notice the ads half the time. You are just kinda pathetic that you cant spend 10 minutes of a hour supporting and industry we all love.

The greed is real boys.


Cry me a river, I'll pretend I care.

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there's a series you want to watch that's not licensed by any legal streaming site, and the disk costs a few hundred / thousand dollars?
too bad!

Just how it is. Hard to see when you don't realize that you're not entitled to everything.


As far as customers go, lack of entitlement in itself here is a moot point.

The company chose not to do business with those customers. They don't have inherent entitlement to those customers' money either. Monetizing a product is what entitles one to financial gain, not making a product.

This isn't necessarily a bad thing. Speaking from a business standpoint, there are instances where doing business with a set of customers is not profitable. The price we must accept in return is that those customers have no moral obligation to us because we've accepted no obligation to them.
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Posted 4/9/16 , edited 4/9/16

sonic720 wrote:

This will only affect linking sites within Japan's jurisdiction. Any site hosted in an area outside of it where copyright law does not reach or is a non factor will continue as always. At most, Japan can block those sites via the ISPs for its own citizens, but not much beyond that without cooperation from other countries.


I'm not 100%, but aren't the japanese illegal anime sites the source of anime for the fansubbing community?
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XxDarkSasuxX wrote:

Ah yes. The whole try before you buy argument. 'Cept very few buy.


Tell that to my 100 game library. Half of them I tried before I bought. I pirated HOI3 from paradox a long time ago. Now I own all of HOI3, EU3, EU4, Victora, CK2, and most of their DLC. They've made hundreds off of me and I still intend to throw my money at their games. Piracy helped them.
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good. lol who watches anime anyway?

u kids r need 2 grow up.
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are they seriously going to try and thwart international ones, or domestic ones? because they really shouldn't have authority to interfere with sites outside their jurisdiction regardless of their legality or not if they're not japanese based. like when the JP government apparently tried to DDoS some fansub groups? that shouldn't be allowed, I mean honestly, aren't the japanese focused more on their own market anyway? they adamantly refuse to hand over the rights and publish their music & content to many legal sources, sometimes illegal methods are all we have if we want to obtain their stuff without having to pay a petty little fucking fortune: and I'm mainly talking about jpop here.

it's not going to work regardless. piracy always finds a way.

lol @ the people so bloody against it, you try having no money and then get back to me about how easy it is to obtain this crap legally or pay for subs

also, nobody wants to watch shitty quality 360p streams legally when you can download an 1080p one for free
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The law will hinder scans and pirate uploads outside Japan which can be a good and bad thing.

Worst part about this is that most Japanese business people are inbreeding little cluster *bleeps*, that do not think anything will flourish outside their little island.

They never understand that people freely translating their minority language products to entire damn world might hint there is market out there.

So, in essence this will reduce anime exposure to the world greatly if it takes effect and this will have negative impact on any international LEGAL anime distribution.

Or it just causes anime licenses to sell for bread crumps instead of rice balls.

I never had issue of buying my anime and manga, but I had issue with idiots that don't understand that business potential.
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Licensed is one thing, but I don't think their are any laws in place that prohibit streaming unlicensed material.

It would be better if there were more legal sites like CR and Funi to just license all the anime so that all the oversee people can watch all the anime coming out. CR has been great to get a lot of them. but they sometimes tend to miss some really good ones.
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animegirl2222 wrote:

are they seriously going to try and thwart international ones, or domestic ones? because they really shouldn't have authority to interfere with sites outside their jurisdiction regardless of their legality or not if they're not japanese based. like when the JP government apparently tried to DDoS some fansub groups? that shouldn't be allowed, I mean honestly, aren't the japanese focused more on their own market anyway? they adamantly refuse to hand over the rights and publish their music & content to many legal sources, sometimes illegal methods are all we have if we want to obtain their stuff without having to pay a petty little fucking fortune: and I'm mainly talking about jpop here.

it's not going to work regardless. piracy always finds a way.

lol @ the people so bloody against it, you try having no money and then get back to me about how easy it is to obtain this crap legally or pay for subs

also, nobody wants to watch shitty quality 360p streams legally when you can download an 1080p one for free :)


Not to mention Japan is in such crippling debt that I don't know how the government can afford to waste such money.
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