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publicenemy333



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:25 am Reply with quote
"I seriously think that anime will save Japan."

Quote of the decade, people
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walw6pK4Alo



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Compared to that, it was no sweat worrying about the last undecided seat until the end.


A goddamned hero.
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generalkorn12



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:11 am Reply with quote
Anime can become one of Japans leading exports on the world-scale, so I hope that he makes the effort to revitalise the anime industry, which in turn, benefits Japan as a whole.
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luffypirate



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:16 am Reply with quote
Deflate the yen and I'll buy more.
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configspace



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:40 am Reply with quote
walw6pK4Alo wrote:
A goddamned hero.

lol, it reminds me of the Kurobas episode where Hyuuga trains by sacrificing his figures

luffypirate85 wrote:
Deflate the yen and I'll buy more.

You probably mean devalue or debase the yen. They are going to inflate the yen massively, for "stimulus" and which they hope will also lower it's foreign exchange rate, thought there is no guarantee about that either. I think that's actually bad and will lead to more stagflation
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Banken



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:52 am Reply with quote
To make anime and manga profitable enough of an export to save Japan's economy (compared to say, cars), you would have to make downloading a capital crime and enforce it with an army of precogs with license to kill. Then we'll all just have to each spend $4,000 on DVDs to watch all the same shows and read all the same manga we would have downloaded that year. Oh well, at least there's Tsutaya...if you're in Japan. Hah.

The only thing that's going to save Japan is a whole lot of political reforms and waaaay more babies.
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mgosdin



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:07 am Reply with quote
One other thing to note, he's only in his 30's. That is about half the normal age of politicians in Japan, if I recall correctly.

What will save Japan is it's people, they have to decided that it is worth saving in sufficient numbers to begin replacing themselves and the ones that have decided to forgo children.

Same as here in the US. It always comes down to the heart of the people.

Mark Gosdin
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Ambimunch



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:19 am Reply with quote
Aha, awesome~
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nhat



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:39 am Reply with quote
publicenemy333 wrote:
"I seriously think that anime will save Japan."

Quote of the decade, people


I'll give it a +1

Anime is an international medium that reached upon people all over the world Wink
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Alph4Xerxes



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:02 am Reply with quote
I like this guy.
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skaly



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:53 am Reply with quote
Isn't that the quote that made people hate Shinji?
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punipuniwarrior



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:18 am Reply with quote
Banken wrote:
To make anime and manga profitable enough of an export to save Japan's economy (compared to say, cars), you would have to make downloading a capital crime and enforce it with an army of precogs with license to kill.


I doubt it, the fierce anti-piracy download laws introduced this year have already caused Japanese CD sales alone to dramatically plummet.

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20121109/13423720996/draconian-downloading-law-japan-goes-into-effect-music-sales-drop.shtml

In any case, anime won't save Japan. Anime must be kept small and strong instead of being big and saturated like it currently is.
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TheZeonicFront



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:31 am Reply with quote
skaly wrote:
Isn't that the quote that made people hate Shinji?


The only people who hate Shinji are the people that hate themselves.
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kaydub



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:59 am Reply with quote
Noblesse Oblige. I pray for his continuing service as a savior.
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TJ_Kat



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:17 pm Reply with quote
kaydub wrote:
Noblesse Oblige. I pray for his continuing service as a savior.


This nearly made me wet myself.
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