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Old 01-09-2009   #21
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Well a lot of new movies do suck, mainly because they try to make them too flashy with fancy cg and explosions and forget about the good old action ass kicking.

I take it you've never seen a Miyazaki film, then.

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Eventually the fans that say they love anime, but are too cheap to actually pay for it, will bring out its demise.

That's a rather bold statement. And a rather untrue one. It won't be the people not buying DVDs that kill the medium. And it's through no fault of their own. They don't set the prices. A lot of anime is a downright rip-off. The best bet is importing where you get a fairly good deal, but even that's getting more expensive.

Anime is not like a DVD movie where eventually it'll drop to bargain bin price. It's not that people that love it are too cheap, it's that, realistically, it's too inconvenient to buy six DVD sets of the same show for the same price. That's why many companies put out collection sets.




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Well time is money and they can make most series longer than that. That or they will make them longer with crappy filelrs and destroy the anime bit by bit.

The 26 limit is a good thing. That equates to roughly two seasons worth. Fillers only destroy anime if it's a huge string of them all at once. Like Naruto. But that improved considerably once it got into Shippuden. And, if we want to get technical, plenty of 26 episode anime are already filled with filler. Trigun is a big example. If you want to get technical, Cowboy Bebop is all filler with only five or so episodes of non filler. It all depends on how the filler is presented.

Yvl, not all anime is better off having more episodes. It works for some shows. Otherwise they do the next best thing: make a new season. It's working for Shikabane-Hime Kuro, it's working for Minami-ke Okaeri, it might even work for Afro Samurai: Resurrection.

Not everyone wants a long anime series. It's a matter of convenience.
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They charge like £20 for a DVD with 3 episodes on it and some "extras" which normally consist of the trailer for the show you're watching and an ad for a site that you can buy more anime from.

here DVD's are 19.99 and have 5 episodes typically :I dunno what to say.
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I take it you've never seen a Miyazaki film, then.
I have seen them and I don't like them, they are stupid.

I don't even care too much if anime dies because then at least I will be proven right which is a good thing in my book, but it is the downloading of anime that destroys the anime business. Of course a lot of businesses are suffering, I heard something about the porn industry dying on Mike and Mike in the Morning yesterday which I thought was rather funny, sry Mr Flynt we can't give you a bailout.

Afterall if I downloaded all my anime for free then that is around $18,000 that the anime business would have lost because that is about what I have spent on dvds.

I don't make a lot of money or anything I just do things the right way, the legal way and I have no problem with subs at all. I like a lot of the voice actors in the game and I can recognize them by their' voice right away most of the time. If you are too cheap to do a hobby then you should find a cheaper hobby to pursue, it is that simple.
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Eventually the fans that say they love anime, but are too cheap to actually pay for it, will bring out its demise.
Capitalism. If they can't provide us with a product we are willing and able to buy, they'll fail.

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I don't even care too much if anime dies because then at least I will be proven right which is a good thing in my book
And you don't see a problem with this?

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Afterall if I downloaded all my anime for free then that is around $18,000 that the anime business would have lost because that is about what I have spent on dvds.
You'd be hard pressed to find anyone with that kind of money - hell, I'm better off than most people, and everything I've bought doesn't add up to that much. I do buy the ones I really love, just to have a hard copy of them, like Higurashi and Berserk (which I've spent about $500 on alone) but there's no way for people to afford to buy every anime they heard from a friend might be good. With all the crap that's out there, the chances are that it's going to suck, and it'll be $30 wasted on just a few episodes. That's the point thae author is trying to make, I think.

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If you are too cheap to do a hobby then you should find a cheaper hobby to pursue, it is that simple.
Just because you have millions of dollars to throw at everything doesn't mean that everyone else does, and your snobbish attitude is starting to piss me off.
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I have seen them and I don't like them, they are stupid.

That's not the point at all. Anime movies don't all follow the formula of 'ass kicking'. It's not like every anime is action filled like your vampire ones or whatever. Sometimes people prefer story and art direction over buckets of animated blood.


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Afterall if I downloaded all my anime for free then that is around $18,000 that the anime business would have lost because that is about what I have spent on dvds.
People download music. They still support their favorite artists. It's the exact same scenario here.


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If you are too cheap to do a hobby then you should find a cheaper hobby to pursue, it is that simple.
Okay, many of us EFers will just give up gaming as a hobby. I mean, after all if we can't afford $60 a game then what business do we have playing games in the first place? I guess I'll also stop going to movies every weekend because I can't afford $20 a weekend. If hobbies were cheap they'd be interests.
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If you are too cheap to do a hobby then you should find a cheaper hobby to pursue, it is that simple.
Again. What gives you the right to decide that?

I am sorry that I don't earn £1000 a month.

it isn't "that simple" ...What gives you the right to decide who can do what and when, depending on their wage.
If I can't afford something, I have the right to save up for it and get it in my own time.

You really do live in lala land...

You seem to be one of those people that "say they love anime" and then just destroy it.
For someone who acts like they love anime so much...You just openly admitted that you don't care if they die.

So if you get to decide who gets to do what, depending on their income.
I can decide that you're not an anime fan.

It's not fair, is it?

No. So THINK before you speak.
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Eventually the fans that say they love anime, but are too cheap to actually pay for it, will bring out its demise.
Just pointing out that many people who download anime do so only for series that never see the light of day in other countries outside of Japan.

In that respect, the companies aren't losing much money to those from other countries since their product was never available to them in the first place (and of course I refer to series that never get proffesional subtitles. Very few non-Japanese speaking/reading people will import a series that has no subtitles)

Obviously that's not the case for everyone, but it's still true for most.

Many people support their favorite series and/or companies by purchacing their series/products when available.
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Just because you have millions of dollars to throw at everything doesn't mean that everyone else does, and your snobbish attitude is starting to piss me off.
lol I know I said it above that I don't make millions of dollars I just do everything the right way, I pay for everything I get and I work for all the money I get in order to pay for all the things I want out of life. I was raised the right way that is all. As for the 'snobbish' attitude, you usually have one yourself, but yes I do see myself as being better than you, and a huge majority of the people here.

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That's not the point at all. Anime movies don't all follow the formula of 'ass kicking'. It's not like every anime is action filled like your vampire ones or whatever. Sometimes people prefer story and art direction over buckets of animated blood.
I never said that all movies had to have asskicking to be good, I just don't like his movies that is all.

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Again. What gives you the right to decide that?
No one but I have to try and set all the idiots and theives in this world right. Stealing is a crime, and my code of honor doesn't allow me to take anything that doesn't belong to me, even if I watch it online from a computer screen.

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In that respect, the companies aren't losing much money to those from other countries since their product was never available to them in the first place.
If that was true then Geneon and other countries wouldn't be either bankrupt or close to bankruptcy right now.

I will say it again. I do everything the 'right' way. I don't steal, I don't lie, I cannot do these things ever as my honor as a man won't allow me to do so. Obviously most the people here are ok with stealing and what not which I have seen plenty of in the past and you all sicken me really. You all are just so stupid to think that none of your actions have led the anime business to the horrible shape that it is in today.

5-10 years ago the anime business was booming, and everyone wanted to get in the game. Afterall it looked like it would be a solid investment with sales being good for everything anime. With all the access the internet gives people and everything the people who say they love anime are destroying the business, which is what the report said that I posted in my original post. I can't see any real fault in the author's words.

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lol I know I said it above that I don't make millions of dollars I just do everything the right way, I pay for everything I get and I work for all the money I get in order to pay for all the things I want out of life. I was raised the right way that is all. As for the 'snobbish' attitude, you usually have one yourself, but yes I do see myself as being better than you, and a huge majority of the people here.

You're acting like one of those rich kids in a sitcom that thinks everyone is a lesser being because they wear clothes from the Salvation Army. You're acting like a stuck up dick. We're all humans. You shouldn't see yourself as being better than anyone, no matter what fucking code of honor you live by. You're acting like the biggest fish in the pond. There's always a bigger fish.

Also, it seems like you're assuming other people who like anime don't have jobs or something. It's not like anime is a number one priority. Many people prefer spending their cash on things that are essential to life. I had a job for two years and I didn't rush off and spend my cash on anime and video games. It's the classic economic principle of needs versus wants.


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I never said that all movies had to have asskicking to be good, I just don't like his movies that is all.

Here's the point.




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No one but I have to try and set all the idiots and theives in this world right. Stealing is a crime, and my code of honor doesn't allow me to take anything that doesn't belong to me, even if I watch it online from a computer screen.

Okay, what about people who stream but don't download. Victimless crime, right? All they're doing is watching something on YouTube or something. You act like someone downloading an episode of a series that may never come to whatever region they live in is somehow going to ruin the entire industry. Not everyone wants to dish out a bunch of cash to have an imported DVD that may not even have subs just because they love anime.

It's no different than those websites that let you read manga on the internet. Have you even considered the possibility that these 'thieves' might actually still consider buying a series or two? I've downloaded my share of anime episodes. Guess what? If I like a series I've downloaded, I buy the series. Not every single person who downloads anime is some petty thief.



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If that was true then Geneon and other countries wouldn't be either bankrupt or close to bankruptcy right now.
Yeah, I'm sure Geneon is really going to be hurting after that merger with Universal Pictures Japan. Not like Universal Pictures is big or anything. I mean, NBC isn't a big company at all.

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I will say it again. I do everything the 'right' way. I don't steal, I don't lie, I cannot do these things ever as my honor as a man won't allow me to do so. Obviously most the people here are ok with stealing and what not which I have seen plenty of in the past and you all sicken me really. You all are just so stupid to think that none of your actions have led the anime business to the horrible shape that it is in today.

How's the view from on top of that high horse? Yes, my actions of supporting the series I like, much like I do with music artists, certainly led to the so-called downfall of anime. Wow. Better lock me up, then. All those series I purchased after downloading some episodes really hurt the industry. I'm such a stupid person.

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5-10 years ago the anime business was booming, and everyone wanted to get in the game. Afterall it looked like it would be a solid investment with sales being good for everything anime. With all the access the internet gives people and everything the people who say they love anime are destroying the business, which is what the report said that I posted in my original post. I can't see any real fault in the author's words.
It still IS booming. If it wasn't there wouldn't be so many new titles coming out in the coming months. Just because it's not as big in America as it was in the 90s doesn't mean it's somehow not still going strong. And what do you mean by everyone wanted to get in the game? If you mean overseas companies, that's just not true. DIC was almost responsible for bringing anime to mainstream American households and even that is an international corporation.
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I didnt read everyone else's posts, but I dont think anything will stop the current obsession with anime. I was never big into it at all, or manga for that matter. However, I know tons and tons of people who are anywhere from interested to obsessed. Even if all production stopped, it wouldnt stop people from watching and reading what was out there already.
Im sure the ability to see it for free makes the market of it lose money, BUT, same with CDs, I dont buy them I save my money, yet I know a ton of people who still put out an arm and a leg to own that CD physically, and its the same with anime. Plus to many its all collectors items.
As someone who enjoys creating things, itd be an honor if people downloaded what I made, the fact they liked it. As a business woman, itd ruin it as a career. Think about it, if you really loved making anime or manga, you would probably get a job that pays well and do it in your spare time because thats what you love.

As quality goes I cant say much for that since I wouldnt know because Im not a fan.
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