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Last edited by Neddog; 05-06-2009 at 06:15 PM.
The Japanese pay for TV, even if they don't watch it, without cable. You'll find that you DON'T have to pay for basic T.V. If you want cable that's on your own, don't expect people to feel bad.
Suck it up. I've met people that wait three years for a series to hit stateside and don't complain.As to your question of why I don't watch when the anime hits stateside on DVD... First of all, I live in Canada. If it takes 6 months for it to hit US shelves, it'll take 12 months to reach here. If it takes a year to see it in the US, it'll take at least two years here. That is, if there were actually shelves to buy them off of in the first place... There are very few anime viewers in this area, and that kind of thing simply isn't sold. This isn't Hollywood theater made for a North American audience.
How would a person in Japan feel if you told him that in order to support the anime industry he should pay to buy every show he watches on DVD, and not leech it off the television broadcast? Even if he was willing to pay that much, and even if he was willing to wait that long to see what everybody else has already seen, I suspect he wouldn't be able to get them all even in Japan.
You'll find that Japanese anime fans have jobs, school, etc. They don't have all day for anime. They decide to buy the series because they couldn't catch it, so OF COURSE they buy it.
On a sidenote what is this "simulcast" website that you pay for? I've sure never heard of it. Chances are it's illegal.
Suck it up, Diocletian? I never complained about anything... You're the one who criticized me for not having an extensive DVD collection!
As for Simulcast, we had discussed that extensively already, and no it's not illegal. Crunchyroll simulcasts the shows they have licensed 1 hour after the airing in Japan.
I bet you also tell everybody who has Photoshop installed on their computer that they're pirates, huh?
How would I call PSers pirates? By telling you to suck it up, is to not get all sad about series rarely coming to Canada. Don't tell me Canada doesn't have any anime because even places in the middle east have it. You might find a gem or two.
I haven't criticized you for anything. What you don't understand is Crunchyroll puts those shows up so that when, and if, they do finally arrive you buy them.
Crunchyroll doesn't do that for all series. To-Love-Ru and other series aren't on there so where do you actually see them. When I watch fansubs, I make sure that the series is unobtainable. To the point that after 10 searches, I couldn't find anything.
Last edited by Diocletian; 05-06-2009 at 06:24 PM.
Responding to your personal attacks and explaining why I do things the way I do is not complaining about my situation! You're the one who needs to "suck it up" and allow other people the freedom to live and freely discuss the shows we love here without being put under fire for watching them!
Last edited by Neddog; 05-06-2009 at 06:42 PM.
Not everybody who watches a show on TV wants to own the series on DVD. Not everybody who goes to see a movie buys it on DVD after so they can watch it over and over again at home. However there is a section of people who do, and that's what they are banking on when they air a show publicly for all to watch. Owning something on DVD is NOT a necessity for people to watch a show "legitimately", and that's what I've been telling you all along.
This same concept is used with concession stands in theaters. The reason we are able to watch movies at a relatively low ticket price (when compared to the expense of making the film), but have to pay an exorbitant price for popcorn and soda, is so that those who can afford to buy concessions will help fund the low ticket price so that the general public can enjoy the film regardless of financial standing. When that movie later hits DVD, there will be again another select portion of that broad market who purchase the DVD because they want to have it in their own possession, thus furthering the profits for the franchise. This is not a "must do" for everyone, and the rest of us are not criminals for watching the show without buying the DVD, or for sitting in a theater for two hours without popcorn.
Last edited by Neddog; 05-06-2009 at 07:29 PM.
Oh gosh I own about 18-22 different animes. And as for manga 2 complete sets
1.Fruits Basket at leat until Vol 23 comes out
2. Dragon Ball Z
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I don't really own much. Most of what I own is on VHS actually. I still watch them too, like my Record of Lodoss War boxset. Which unfortunatley is dubbed. But back when I bought it there was a $30 difference between subbed and dubbed Anime....never did understand why the dubbed stuff back then was always cheaper when studios had to hire english voice "actors" for them.
I've only have first three volumes of Hana-Kimi and My Heavenly Hockey Club plus the first six of Boys Over Flowers.
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I have 20 manga and 9 anime dvds.
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Rawr... he's my awesomatical family:
lil sisters: Sailor Mystery & Tsuki Moon88
big sister: yilin
big brother: ~Zetromis~ & TheDesertFox
always looking for more family nd friends. xp ^^hehe
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I have literally like 400 books from different series (Complete RuroKen, Death Note, etc.). I have numerous full season DVDs and the entire Trinity Blood and FMA series on DVD.
Made by me. =D
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