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Scormio



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:54 pm Reply with quote
The fact that you said Kampfer makes me love you forever. And that Section23 stuff (like Kampfer) sold well.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:32 pm Reply with quote
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01:08:40 If Right Stuf would consider selling imported blurays with English language options


RACS sold a few copies of the Japanese Haibane Renmei blu-ray (which had the dub).

You could also get it from CDJapan (while stocks last).
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Paploo



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:37 pm Reply with quote
Wow, fantastic take on the "Industry cleaning up it's act" /policing itself and the wierd fanaticism of free speech online. The least brain hurty discussion I've heard on this stuff lately. Great podcast so far.
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maaya



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:48 pm Reply with quote
"Fractale" is supposed to be pronounced as in French, btw Wink
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Paploo



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:57 pm Reply with quote
Wow, Zac sums up the stupidty of speed subbers well.

I wish the Fractale producers had made different choices [ie- letter FUni still stream the series while also taking on pirates], but agree with Zac that I do hope it results in a really public takedown of some pirates. Zac's comments about the "scared shitless" moments that haven't been made public make it sound that Funi could quite easily go the extra mile and really make a big move and give fandumb a scare.
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kiddtic



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:08 pm Reply with quote
its great to hear good news for a change.

I recently Really got into manga, I read like 2 Volumes a day on average and its true I never ever want to start in the middle or skip a volume but sometimes you are forced to do that with some titles that are out of print.

The thing about manga fans starting something that never ends made me LoL coz the only series im reading that have endings at the moment are Dragonball and Lovely Complex, ALL the others are still ongoing so I guess us manga fans are used to that.

You asked all my twitter questions during the interview so that was awesome, its great to know that Sub only Anime is not doing badly thats great.

Also, while targeting Collectors is great its also good that they have the less expensive box sets coz not everyone has deep pockets. Its also a way of allowing someone like me to try out new shows that I wouldn't normally buy, if a series is reasonably priced and I think I might like it Ill buy it as opposed to only buying what im accustomed to in order to avoid regret.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:24 pm Reply with quote
I wouldn't call you Nazis (and you're right that a ratings system with age checks is so obvious a choice I'm startled they don't have it in place), but comments from Ishihara and the vague wording on "anti-social behavior" make me worry that if it's enforced at all, it may not be the porn but anything that depicts behavior reactionary groups don't approve of, like homosexuality. Have gay characters? Now you are restricted to adults!

That said, I agree that it's unenforceable. The size of a bureaucracy from the government would need to make to rein in the industry would be absurd.

"ePenis F-U", okay, that's the perfect description of the speed-subbing competition. I guess I am just a jaded old-timer where fansubbing should be done with care for something you love?

Anyway, I will not go back to piracy. Not right away. Should the entire series finish and nobody fixes this stupid mistake, I might look at fansubs, but not before.

(skippity-skip)

Oh, I shudder at the thought of the end of Borders since it's the only bookstore in town that carries manga. And I love you, RightStuf, you get me deals anime, but I also believe in trying to support my local economy if I can. Oh, there is a lone comic book shop that has a few volumes, but it's a tiny section (it's not like my awesome comic book shop in Iowa City, go visit it if you live there, it's got a huge selection of manga, far better than B&N at the mall). Maybe they'll see the gap in the market if Borders closes and get a bunch of new customers...?

WAIT?! how is Utena coming along?! Don't leave me in suspense, that is my big planned-purchase for this year!

Addendum:
Zac, which are you a fan of, Gantz the manga, the anime, or both?
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GATSU



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:28 pm Reply with quote
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Mann's Chinese 6


The sad part is that's probably the highest attendance they've had in a while. They've been going downhill ever since they chose not to screen the premiere of Sith, because they could only get it for a week, and opted for an Adam Sandler comedy which they could get for a month, instead. After that, they pretty much ignored the tent-poles in general. For example, I'm interested in Phillip Morris, but why the f**k is it playing there, when it should be at an arthouse theater? Who the hell's going to go in groups to see it?

Justin: You know why New Dominion really sucks, right? No Baku. Just read the second manga instead.

Shawne:
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reverse importation


I dunno. If sales are down, even in Japan, wouldn't it make more sense to get with the times and allow consumers there to buy product cheaper? I mean, even the theater chains there are cutting prices, which is something our own chains should be doing, especially since they're also suffering from an out-dated model of distribution.

As for Blu-ray, I'd support it more if the damn players didn't need to be updated for every random incompatible disc. Mad Kinda wonder what your feelings are on 3D Blu-ray, though.

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More complicated than I thought


Well, now you know what CPM went through, just to get the last 26 episodes on R1 DVD, even though they had the rights to the whole show. Wink
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MeggieMay



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:38 pm Reply with quote
Well I just wish I didn't have to wait a day or two to get this via iTunes (though I'll probably just direct download it a bit, either way - I'm just irritated at the situation) Mad Is there any update on why the iTunes feed is propagating so slow yet?
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Duraccano



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:51 pm Reply with quote
No way! Borders is going down? Shit. I don't like to order online THAT much. This will kill the "green" side of me. -_-

Anyway i agree with you guys completely on the fractale case.
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jsc315



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:09 am Reply with quote
It really does suck that borders is not doing all that well. I really do not like buying my manga online since over all its just more expensive. It's not worth the shipping saving a dollar or two.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:16 am Reply with quote
Creamy Mami retrospective at TAF? sign me up Very Happy

but seriously, it was a pretty positive interview. even Dirty Pair is selling ok. can't wait till the Utena box set is released :3

totally sucks about Funimation and Fractale too. i just don't understand why France gets to keep it...oh well.
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Ranma824



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:22 am Reply with quote
I just want to let Shawne know that I'd be willing to pay whatever extra for Sora no Woto on BD. (as in whatever cost you had to pass onto the customer)

Good to know about the bonus episodes!
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mglittlerobin



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:34 am Reply with quote
Paploo wrote:
Wow, Zac sums up the stupidty of speed subbers well.

I wish the Fractale producers had made different choices [ie- letter FUni still stream the series while also taking on pirates], but agree with Zac that I do hope it results in a really public takedown of some pirates. Zac's comments about the "scared shitless" moments that haven't been made public make it sound that Funi could quite easily go the extra mile and really make a big move and give fandumb a scare.

I agree the Fractale thing is stupid. I'm just happy I didn't get into it or I would have been stuck. I'm glad RightStuf is doing well, 'cause I have bought a ton from them. I am very happy and I like buying anime from them 'cause they have good sales.
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Hardgear



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:35 am Reply with quote
I am one of those dreaded "won't get into a new manga if I can't get the whole series" customers. So many manga I have wanted to get but noticed that a few volumes were basically impossible to find. For the record I only own 6 manga, and 2 of those are individual books....

Also Shawne aint lying when he says Rightstuf knows how to pack their stuff, IMO they got the best packed shipments I have ever seen, and I worked in a mailroom for 3 years. Unlike Amazon who, I kid you not, sometimes sends me small things like DS games inside of boxes that gotta be at least 3 cubic feet with just 1-2 of those giant packing balloon things shoved in there, everything of course randomly flying about.

Oh, and by the way, you guys are a bunch of free speech hating Nazis. What, you asked for it!
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