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iOH MY GAWD - COMPANIES ACTUALLY LISTEN...n/a

So, I don't know if you guys even check or "like" American Anime&Manga companies' official Facebook pages, but - they're an amazzzinggggg way to get their [employees and/or higher ups] attention. ESPECIALLY IF PEOPLE BAND TOGETHER WITH THEIR REQUESTS AND POST ON THE WALL EVERY SO OFTEN WITH THE SAME SERIES.

I don't think anyone knows me personally besides one person on here, but, I was constantly posting on Aniplex of America's Facebook page for a good solid couple of months just saying things like "I really think you should license Bakemonotogari", "You should get Bakemonotogari", etc. Of course, it wasn't just me...more people did the same thing, too.

And, guess what? They listened and they delivered.

Now, is it just this that made it get licensed? Probably not (at least completely). But, I would like to believe it helped in getting it. I also think doing things like writing in FUNimation's survey to license Bakemonotogari helped, too.

Another thing that was discussed by myself and other people on Aniplex's Facebook page was the fact that OreImo's Limited Edition box set was already sold out and people were asking for $300-$1,000 on auction sites for it. Ridiculous, right? Well, we wanted them to re-release it so we discussed and kept going on them about it, too. Guess, what? They're doing that, too.

Going back to FUNimation's survey, they had listed 'Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai' on there. Nothing was done about that from FUNi again. NIS America to the rescue! They're releasing it in one of their awesome "premium edition" sets as an entire series with books, pictures, guides, etc.

To go to the Japanese side of things, does anyone know about the infamous 'Sakura Miku' bootleg/customs that have been floating around for a while on the Internet? Well, GSC listened, too. item #104300

And, GSC also listens to e-mails and answers everything in your e-mail to the best of their ability. Even sneaking a few announcements here and there if you word stuff right.

So, my reaction to all of this???

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/SoulTaker06/Firmas/Gifs/luv.gif

But, anyways, I just wanted to talk about this awesome news and show you guys that...if you really want a series, fight for it. Fill out surveys when they release them, bug companies about what you want licensed, get people to ask for them with you, etc. They are willing to listen to their fans, you just have to make the honest effort. Make you opinions heard!

Oh, and Happy Easter <33333
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02 years agoWatchJessieGoWatchJessieGo Magical Girl
Yeah, I heard about Ano Hana getting licensed a couple weeks back. GIVE IT TO ME NOW PLZ OKAY YES.

Seriously, I want it.
02 years ago (2 years ago)R_KasaharaR_Kasahara Let's rock, baby.
A protip for anyone who likes classic or otherwise extremely high-quality manga and didn't already know this: Vertical is pretty receptive to fan requests. I've been meaning to bug them about Rainbow Parakeet, especially since they print so much Tezuka already ;)

Also, I've heard of some manga series that are real long shots for licensing. For example, apparently the creator of Saint Oniisan doesn't want that series in English, and the one for Rose of Versailles wants a ton of money. In Saint Oniisan's case especially, it makes me want to brush up on my French.

My main anime license want is Turn A Gundam, but that's up in the air now given what happened to Bandai.

x1o8xmay I know, what does licensing benefit you guys??

just a question, since I don't live in the US

Cheaper than imports from Japan (even if said Japanese imports include English subs), a good and enjoyable way to support our favorite creators and creations, etc. etc.
02 years agox1o8xx1o8x
may I know, what does licensing benefit you guys??

just a question, since I don't live in the US
02 years agorowbuttsrowbutts
IS THIS REAL LIFE
02 years agowilliamlohwilliamloh
You know, every now and then there's always bound to have someone listening to you. It really depends on the which social channel / media used (e.g. facebook / emails / forum) and whom is the one seeing those comments and listening.
02 years agokumasanmkkumasanmk 花音推し
Hai, that's all folks. Thanks for your opinions, everyone, and thanks for this very interesting debate.
02 years ago (2 years ago)dymitrdymitr
It's not that I don't like that the series is being promoted among a greater demographic and all.It's what happens during that process that rubs me the wrong way. Unlike you USA people, I come from a country that has pretty much no anime. For many of years my only way of watching anime was through fansubs. I'm pretty sure many of you "critics" watch fansubs yourself *cough* hypocrits *cough*.
In my country getting anime DVD/BD means getting imports from Japan or America(I will admit that nowadays anime DVD/BD are easier to get your hands on, though they are still pricy). I have watched a few dubs during my anime years and except perhaps 1 or 2 all of them sucked. To me fan-subs were a gift from heaven and I have sticked by them ever since. Crunchyroll back-in-the-day was an fansub-anime-video-library similar to many other anime-streaming sites. The day that they changed that looked nothing else but treason to me. But fine, that is mine opinion. And the result isn't all bad(need for translators in fansubbing has gone down). Yes, fansubbing is illegal in many countries(in my country it ain't so as a former fansubber myself, I don't have to worry about that). To someone like me USA-licensing has meant that watching the anime becomes a million times harder. You USA people are very biased. Not everyone gains from such decisions.

Fine, I might have gone a bit over the top in my earlier comment, but my opinion will not change.
I believe everyone has the right to believe in what they want to believe in. So lets just say that we agree to disagree.

And you might feel ashamed of me and I feel ashamed of you.Let's leave it at that.I didn't want to start a flamewar but I can't let a post like this go unreplied. Also, to the people below that critised me; Critize me only if your watching CR only this season. Because otherwise you're not supporting the original creators either you bunch of hypocrits.

Also, thanks for not ganging up on me...oh wait, nvm.
02 years agokumasanmkkumasanmk 花音推し
@dymitr, if you buy your Japanese R2 DVDs (which I doubt), it's okay, you can talk. Else, you should avoid to open your spoiled brat mouth. Thanks for your attention.
02 years ago (2 years ago)MinzukiMinzuki
dymitrLicensing is the poison which is killing fansubbing and I will NOT be a part of it. You should be ashamed of yourself, we all know the dub is going to suck and that the superior fansubbing versions will slowly stop being distributed. And FUNimation is the without a doubt the most afwul company which ever existed with their C&D's.It makes me sad to think there are people out there that actually support these american companies and the way their killing good anime.
I'm against any american licensing because I know they will just ruin the series.

Only positive thing I read in your post was that GSC listens to their fans.

People like you sillyker0nian are the reason that fucked-up things like Crunchyroll came in to existence.Thanks god for rippers that provide people with anime without having to pay ridiculous amount on cash. Did you know the only reason CR doesn't suck as much now as it did in the beginning is because the hired the talented fansubbers of Shinsen-subs and Eclipse. This is the reason that nowadays their translations have become quite decent-good for many shows. Unforgivably with that they killed 2 of the best fansubs group ever existed!!! I'll never support overseas licensing nor will I support crunchyroll. Or people like you that get excited when you hear a show is about to be fucked up.

People like you should be ashamed!!!VERY ASHAMED!!!


Well it's not like anyone is forcing you to watch english dubs,if you don't like it then simply don't watch it.If it wasn't for dubing companies like FUNimation then I would probably would never be into anime in the first place since I was still watching Full Metal Alchemist,FLCL and Cased Closed on Adult Swim at the time before I got my own computer.And even though I'm more used to watching subbed anime I still don't mind watching english dubs because it's in my native language and it's nice to be able to watch my favorite shows in english. It actually helps the series get more notice when a show is dubed in other countries,and I don't see how a good show getting more popularity is a bad thing.
02 years agoHagarenHeartHagarenHeart
dymitrLicensing is the poison which is killing fansubbing and I will NOT be a part of it. You should be ashamed of yourself, we all know the dub is going to suck and that the superior fansubbing versions will slowly stop being distributed. And FUNimation is the without a doubt the most afwul company which ever existed with their C&D's.It makes me sad to think there are people out there that actually support these american companies and the way their killing good anime.
I'm against any american licensing because I know they will just ruin the series.

Only positive thing I read in your post was that GSC listens to their fans.

People like you sillyker0nian are the reason that fucked-up things like Crunchyroll came in to existence.Thanks god for rippers that provide people with anime without having to pay ridiculous amount on cash. Did you know the only reason CR doesn't suck as much now as it did in the beginning is because the hired the talented fansubbers of Shinsen-subs and Eclipse. This is the reason that nowadays their translations have become quite decent-good for many shows. Unforgivably with that they killed 2 of the best fansubs group ever existed!!! I'll never support overseas licensing nor will I support crunchyroll. Or people like you that get excited when you hear a show is about to be fucked up.

People like you should be ashamed!!!VERY ASHAMED!!!


And fans like you make me very ashamed. -_-

I'm quite happy that Bakemonogatari was licensed, and I'm even happier that AnoHana is having an American release. I can't wait to snag that boxset!

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