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Hey, why don't you support anime makers?
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When was the last time anime makers gave me money?

Oh that's right never.
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Because they don't support us by lowering their prices and make their shit more accessible.
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>>101460077
>>101460069
>justifying theft
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>>101460364
I really hope Steam updates its UI soon.
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>>101460585
At least we don't need to see Rome II as a featured item after 3 months.
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Is this real you can buy anime and VN's on Steam
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>>101460737

Go away.
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>>101460364
>theft
Corporate shill pls leave.
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>>101460364
>having to justify theft
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Because that would mean paying to ship already overpriced Blu-Rays halfway around the world for a product I wouldn't even be able to use anyway on account of not currently having the time to become fluent in Japanese.
Buying a localized version instead couldn't be considered supporting the industry, since all the money would be going to the licensor rather than the studio. On top of that, the product's translation/typesetting/audio/video quality would more than likely be inferior to a typical fansub release, and could potentially take years to come out if even at all, while fansubs can potentially show up within a day of an episode airing on TV.
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>2014
>Still thinking that piracy is a problem
Look at steam. I haven't seen anyone complaining about piracy in videogames for years.
So, what does it offer? Accessibility and fair prices.
Give the same to music, movies, tv series, etc., and the "problem" of piracy disappears.
Not to talk that piracy helps sales in the first place. How many of us would buy anything anime related (manga, figures, merch, or whatever) if we didn't pirate the shows in the first place?
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>paying for something you can get for free
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>>101460364
>>101459993
Can't find this shit.
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>>101462406
Because it's fake, you dumbass.
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>>101462559
No, I definitely remember the OP.
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>>101459993
This is really poorly made.
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>>101460364
>a great new game
>a wonderful new
>new
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>>101460364
>theft
Piracy is not theft but it's still just about as damaging
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>>101459993
>was actually going to open my steam for this
>fake
God dammit, that would've been amazing.
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>>101463220
Yeah, I was hoping to buy Chuunibyou since I pirated it first.
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Make the West like and support LNs again and we'll talk.
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>>101463286
In case that isn't sarcasm, Sentai should be releasing it on BD for like $35 in about a month. Actually, make it three.
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Think of the money they'd make with that. A lot of people watch paid streams. First 3 episodes free.
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>>101459993
This "why don't you support" mindset is pure normalfaggotry. Take it to ANN or /v/ or whatever shitwhole you came from.
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>>101463423
35 for how many eps?
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>>101463483
First season.
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>>101459993
>18+
>Steam
Never going to happen because you can't objectify womyn on Steam.
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>>101463423
>Sentai
Seeing the quality of official™ subs they provide to CR this season, I don't know why would anyone support them.
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>>101463505
I'll look it up then! Thanks!
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They don't want my money so why should I go out of my way to give it to them?
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Waiting for next holiday sale.
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>>101463569
You can find it on Rightstuf. I would post the link but
>spam
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If this was real, I wouldn't mind paying for a few titles that I really enjoy. I would definitley buy the bds for something like Crest of the Stars or Mononoke
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Would people buy anime if it were on Steam?
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>>101459993
Because there's very very VERY few anime I consider good enough to support financially, and if my theft really damaged the industry to the point that the quality sank even lower or anime disappeared altogether I wouldn't give a fuck.
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But buying figures help the industry right? right?
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>>101463688
They do
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>>101463684
I'd buy anything by Xebec several times over and make health and huge tits take over the industry.
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>>101463708

Then I will not give money to waito piggu companies!
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>saint spamming support in solo queue

what does it mean
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>>101463684
I'd sell all my cards and TF2 items to buy some.
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>>101463798

/lolg/ is that way, nigga.
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I would buy it if it wasn't so damned hard. I want to support the creators, but I don't want to go through all the postal hell it includes. If Steam provided 1080p FLAC anime I just might buy it, although I would likely still pirate the fansubbed versions. Just give us the first 3 episodes free or something.
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I wonder why myself considering I buy my video games to support the gaming industry.
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>>101463684
Yeah if it was affordable and I could just download the file to my computer without any bullshit.
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>>101460364
>Not Sengoku Rance
Fuck that
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ITT: Paying for Horriblesubs
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>>101463935

Because unlike anime, the west actually supports the industry.
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>>101463684
I don't even use steam to buy games, I'm not going to use it to buy anime.
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If you have money to waste on shit you can also get for free then you're not NEET enough for /a/.
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I watch my animu through Hulu and CR. Ad/sub supported
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But I do
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>>101460737
Higurashi is coming soon but otherwise no
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>>101463907
>I would buy it if it wasn't so damned hard. I want to support the creators, but I don't want to go through all the postal hell it includes
This. Very much this. Digital cuts out the shipping and such.
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>>101464098
On old /a/, people would have been banned for admitting this.
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>>101464107
>Buying worst gatari
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if it was all GNU+Linux compatible i'd buy into it
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>>101464203
/a/ has come a long way. I want to support the industry but I hate paying for shipping nonsense.
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>>101463684
Probably, given that most games on steam end up on ridiculous sales (buying entire seasons of anime for $5) allow you to play any game in whatever language + sub combination you want (in case you are a dubfag or just are morbidly curious how an anime sounds in French/German/whatever).

Plus Steam allows you to delete and download them as often as you want without fear of seeds having dried up
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the only reason to buy blurays is for the physical copy

if you are buying old anime series, or even knew ones. what do you get? you get nothing.
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>>101464203
I like her
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>>101464273
>/a/ has come a long way.
You mean /a/ has declined, right?
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>>101464273
>/a/ has come a long way. I want to support the industry but I hate paying for shipping nonsense.
What industry? Unless you buy directly in Japan you are not supporting
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>>101464203
Can't ban all the streamfags now, and mods today don't even watch anime.

At least we can still give them a hearty fuck off.

>>101464098

Fuck off
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>>101464325
oops, wrong quote. >>101464217
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>>101464337
>Unless you buy directly in Japan you are not supporting
My suppliers pay their suppliers
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>>101464244
Steam works on both my Arch and Ubuntu boxes. I don't know what you're talking about.
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>>101464098
>Watching Hulu
>Watching CR

Worse than normal streaming. Go suck a dick

>>101464373
A nominal fee. A very very small fee
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>region lock
They don't want my support.
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>>101464320
>if you are buying old anime series, or even knew ones. what do you get? you get nothing.

the many things I'd do for a BD remastered release of some of the older Gundam anime.
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>>101464203
2010 /a/ was the worst with all the rabid newfags.
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>>101463907
Shipping for BDs doesn't cost much if you use SAL.
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>>101464416
>A nominal fee. A very very small fee
Low demand/heavy piracy.
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>>101464497
It's a viscous cycle. Low demand leads to high costs. High costs lead to piracy. Piracy leads to low demand. The best way to support your creators is still to import BDs.
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Do imported BDs have subs?
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>>101464597
>Low demand leads to high costs
wut
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>>101464634
Not many. But you could probably re-time fansubs and load them on playback.
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>>101464694
I only wish I had that much free time to figure all that shit out
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>>101464098
Kill yourself.
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>>101464787
I'm sorry if I upset you
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If Steam actually sold and did sales for anime/books/eroge, I would probably buy more of it. The whole reason people buy shit on Steam is because it's reliable and because they have incredible sales at regular intervals (aka reasonable pricing). I might not buy eroge for $50 a pop, but if Steam has it on sale for $15, that would give me pause. I might not buy an anime box set for loads of dosh, but if I saw it $1 per episode on Steam, I'd probably go for it.
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>>101464692
Inelastic demand
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>>101464694
>Not many
Then why would I bother? I want to support the industry but they're not making it easy.
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>>101464916
Buy BDs and watch BDrips? What's so hard about it?
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>>101464888
Is it low demand that leads to high costs though? Note there's a self-perpetuating loop in the quote below which would lead to indefinite price increases
>>101464597
>Low demand leads to high costs. High costs lead to piracy. Piracy leads to low demand
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>>101464916
1. Write an email to the studio you want to support asking for a paypal address
2. Paypal them money

There, industry fucking supported. You got your wish and they got their money. What's so hard about that?
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>>101464493
Some shops don't ship SAL to my country. Where do people even buy their things, I know very little of this. I guess I should lurk the buyfag thread.
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>>101464818
It's a royal pain in the dick to buy eroge and VN online from another country and then wait for weeks for it to arrive my country only to realize that I have to pay for customs if the order is big enough. If we had the shit on steam even I as an eurofag would buy much more. I would totally be ready to pay 50€ for a 50 hour eroge no problem. It's known fact it's neven gonna happen though because porn games degrade women and we need to check our privilege.
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>>101459993
I'm poor.
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>>101465051
And risk an employee pocketing the money?
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It's not like it even has to be Steam though, someone should start up a service that works exactly like steam, only for other media.
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>>101464416
>Worse than normal streaming. Go suck a dick
What's wrong with Hulu/CR? They do something most /a/nons don't: they pay.
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I wouldn't mind and i would buy a couple of series but steam is not for that.
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>>101465244
Yes. If it ever gets out, the employee would have a lawsuit on their hands and would never get a job in the industry again so it's not that much of a risk.
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>>101465379
Studios take donations?
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I won't join gaming facebook to get games, what makes you think I'd join anime facebook?
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>>101459993
Oh look, it's this again.
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>>101465450
Why wouldn't they?
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But I do import series I like, but if you don't import or buy from DLsite or the like there is nothing you can do so that your money goes back to the industry and doesn't get pocketed by middlemen like CR, netflics and Hulu that pay almost no money to the Japanese and make obscene revenue off of their subscribers for minimal work.
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because whenever something is localized like that the creators don't get shit. The local company probably paid a flat rate to get the rights to it and then keeps ALL the money they rake in and does push back on of the profit to the creating studio. if they do its usually something tiny and marginal.
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>>101465328
1. They provide poor quality material
2. Paying Hulu does little to nothing for the original creator. Buy a BD you cheap fuck. The only thing worse than not paying is throwing the creators a penny and then acting all high and mighty about it.
3. They've got, what, like 100 anime. That's pretty damn pathetic. If all you've seen are shows on CR/Hulu, keep lurking, because it sure isn't enough.

>>101465450
It's called an "Investment" or "Kickstarter"
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>>101464098
>Ad/sub supported
>people actually believe this
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>>101465522
To be fair, CR has at least a 300+ catalogue. Though Hulu is shit, plus
>paying for ads
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>>101464203
Seig Modcat, please come back, we need him now more than ever.
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>>101465607
300 is like barely /a/ tier. I know it's not the case nowadays, but I still think that's the very minimal standard for a anime fan of any sort.

Not to mention the fact that you won't be getting much variety. Or does CR host Votoms now?
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>>101465658
We still have Kinomod, right?

Please don't leave us.
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>>101465482
If they in fact do accept donations officially, then I will but I won't be just emailing them when I don't know who's monitoring emails on their end.
>>101465522
1. Sorry you feel that way. I've gotten some good quality but that's my opinion.
2. I don't pay hulu and why would I buy a BD when it doesn't have subs?
>throwing the creators a penny
have you access to actual numbers on what sort of money was involved?
3. 100 anime is already too much for me to handle actually. I just do not have the free time and I'm very scrutinizing in what shows I watch.

>>101465559
are you presenting your reaction pic as evidence?
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>>101465742
I think the oldest anime they have in their library is Captain Harlock and Galaxy Express 999 TV but I could be wrong. They used to have plenty of the old gundams but then Bandai had to die.
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>>101463155
>but it's still just about as damaging
No it's not. That's why it's not even the same class of crime.
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Because they don-t care about us, the filthy gaijin piggu.
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Fansubs:
+Cheap (you only have to pay the internet)
+Fast
+good quality
-not supporting industry
-illegal
Official release (japanese original):
+Supporting industry
+good quality
+legal
-Overpriced
-have to know japanese
-slow
Official release (localised version):
+/- only a part of the money goes to the actual industry
+good quality
+legal
-slowest option
-in some cases only shitty dub version
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>>101465924
It's a means for someone to access a product without paying for it.
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>>101465824
>1. Sorry you feel that way. I've gotten some good quality but that's my opinion.

I bet you use VLC too. Casual.

>2. I don't pay hulu and why would I buy a BD when it doesn't have subs?

To support the creators? Duh?

>have you access to actual numbers on what sort of money was involved?

It's common knowledge at this point that licensing fees are usually tiny, like 10k tiny.

I'm sure some /a/non can dig up the stats better than I

>3. 100 anime is already too much for me to handle actually. I just do not have the free time and I'm very scrutinizing in what shows I watch.
>Not having seen over 100 anime

Lurk moar faggot.

>>101465842

Oh, that's neat. Which Harlock?
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>>101465824
>your whole post
I can't believe this is the kind of people I share the board with.
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>>101465824
>3. 100 anime is already too much for me to handle actually. I just do not have the free time and I'm very scrutinizing in what shows I watch.
Why are you here? Go somewhere else with your casual fucking worthless life, /a/ is a discussion board for people who like anime, not idiots who haven't seen enough to have even an inkling of an opinion. Why do you insist on watching shitty quality streams while killing the industry and then coming here amongst people who actually care about quality and refuse to bow to meaningless middlemen to the point that a great many of us import merchandise? Why don't you go back to Gaia or reddit where your pedestrian ignorance is the generally accepted caliber for people to post?
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>>101465742
Most people on /a/ have seen over 100 series, I think the last survey showed, but very few saw more than 300.
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>>101465824
That's just pointlessly paranoid. You can still just email multiple people in the studio aside from their official support address.
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>>101465824
>why would I buy a BD when it doesn't have subs?

>Download episode with subs
>Then buy BD
That way you get your anime and you actually support the creators not some horrible site that gives next to nothing to them.
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http://steamcommunity.com/groups/steammusic


Soon.
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>>101465964
I would actually wait for the full series for about 1/3 of the price then import a BD with 4 episodes for 60-70 bucks. The localized version is always the best offer unless you really like owning the Japanese version or you know moon.

>>101465979
The 1978 TV series.
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>>101465979
>fees are usually tiny, like 10k tiny.
10k? No.
escapistmagazine.com/news/view/115579-Court-Documents-Reveal-Anime-Licensing-Costs
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>>101466038
I remember that. I was 99th percentile. That's fucking sad. Me, 99th percentile. As if 400 shows is something special nowadays.

I choose to believe that polls just tend to attract casuals and newfriends for some reason so they're unfairly skewed in that favor.
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>>101466038
You mean most people who participate in the survey, right?

Last time there was a thread, I remember scrolling down and seeing a range of 30-60 with the occasional 200-500 outlier.
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>>101466136
Not 10k, 100k.

I missed a 0.
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>>101466038
Some motherfucker has 1000 seen here, I wonder where he is.
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>>101465824
>why would I buy a BD when it doesn't have subs?
>implying BDs are for watching
The point of buying the BD is to support the studio. Maybe it comes with some bonus material you can enjoy, but that's not why you bought it. In all likelihood the bonus material will just end up on nyaa like everything else. I don't even unwrap most of my BDs.
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One person supporting isn't enough to make or break anything, no need for me to do anything for the industry.
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>>101466176
>I missed a 0.
Sure you did.
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>>101466136
Those are exclusive physical copy licenses anon, CR has non-exclusive digital copy licenses for streaming, those are a good 10-30 times what CR or HULU would pay.
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>>101466232
Still, though, 100k is fairly low.
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>>101466158
The survey had several hundred responses so I'd say it was a fairly good sample of /a/'s population. The largest single demographic was people with fewer than 100 series though, even if the those with more than 100 series altogether made up the majority. I can't remember the exact percentages at all though.
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>>101466226
Haven't you seen anime? Everyone doing their part is always good, even if you are a minority.
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>>101466278
If not for piracy, studios would have more leverage
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>>101466312
Someone find that poll
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>>101466339
Hardly, without piracy the studios couldn't say "b-b-but your record/anime/movie didn't make any money because of all these pirates and the billion we have from retail all gets negated by the pirates so we're not paying the artists for their part."
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>>101460364

>35 bucks for a Chinese rape simulator

I almost laughed, then I remembered that glorious Nippon is still charging eighty bucks for Sengoku Rance, an eight-year old game.

Last time I ever considered supporting a Japanese developer/studio
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>>101461306
We would have to, have to, ha-ave to... stream.



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