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>>Hey Answerman, Why do anime fans seem to hate each other so much? On message forums they just seem to kill each other.

Answerman uses his ingenuity and wisdom by answering in 6 fucking paragraphs.

Even though no one cares about answerman but damn, this is just too much to avoid.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/answerman/2008-03-14
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>this is just too much to avoid.
No it's not.
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Old, also, fuck everything.
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Answerfag ruined Howl's moving castle for me
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>>10283738

THIS IS NOW A GINGA THREAD
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Ginga thread?
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>The problem is that there's no unified front; look at any other fan collective that exists right now. Star Trek fans might fight over whether or not Kirk or Picard was the better Enterprise captain (It was Kirk, by the way)

lold
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>>10283812
>>10283816
Gingathreadmind.
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I like how he rants about how fansubs are killing all that is good and holy, but then proceeds to link to anime openings illegally uploaded to Youtube.
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Of course there's no unified front. It's like music, there's too much different stuff available and too many differing opinions.
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>>10283816
Haha, oh wow.
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Captain GARcher was the best trek captain.
is what I want to say, but we all know Sisko was a complete badass one his hair moved from the top of his head to his chin.
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id say i hate answerman, but i fucking love him to death, he speaks and what he says generates good lulz consistently, every time
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>>10283861
Yeah, me too.
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>>As far back as even 2003, DVD was the way for anime, and people looked forward to new releases. Now, they just go to youtube and look up the anime. I'm sorry, but that's so anti-climactic. What happened to the thrill of waiting for a new anime to come out?

What The Fuck
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We are better than pirates who buy to justify their actions morally to themselves, we at least can be honest with ourselves.
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>>10283904

Because p2p wasn't around 5 years ago, duuuuhhhh
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>>10283904

Because p2p wasn't around 5 years ago, duuuuhhhh
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>As far back as even 2003, DVD was the way for anime, and people looked forward to new releases. Now, they just go to youtube and look up the anime. I'm sorry, but that's so anti-climactic. What happened to the thrill of waiting for a new anime to come out?
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ITT: Industry fags who can't fucking realize that fansubs are the most efficient, fastest, cheapest way to distribute anime, and are often higher quality than official releases

in other words, BASIC FUCKING ECONOMICS
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>>10283861

Oh wow. I didn't realized that.
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>>10283909
No Anonymous, you are better than no one.
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>>10283904

Instant gratification makes people bitchy & unappreciative of a product.
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>>10283946

No, NA animu companies are total shitheads when it comes to taking our money.
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>>10283967
And thus the generations will get worse.
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>>10283945
On the internet, each and every week.
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>>10284050
Damn right
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>>10283904
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>>10283904
"Oh man. I can't wait for _____ to come out on DVD!" >> "Oh man. I can't wait for _____ to come out on TT!"
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To be fair, we still wait for DVDs
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>>10284021

While I don't disagree with your statement, how can they possibly create a product that competes with something that's free, always going to be easier to obtain, comes out months before the american release, and possibly be of higher quality (for example gurren lagann in 1080p)?

They're fucked because it's better and it's free. Take a look at the download numbers for popular shows... last year, Claymore easily garnered almost 80k downloads per episode, Lucky Star getting around 60k for it's most popular eps, Gundam 00 is averaging around 30-40k downloads per ep as I check this.

Forty thousand fucking people is not a small number. That's forty thousand people who already saw the show months before it ever comes out officially in the states.

Now, there's an unofficial study by a game company that basically found out that out of every thousand people who pirate their game, one person goes on to actually buy it.

Lets apply that to these kinds of numbers. If 60,000 people downloaded and watched Lucky Star, only a mere sixty will go on to buy it.

Sixty people.

Time to think of a new revenue model, guys.
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>>10284022
so how much longer is this century old argument gonna keep going?

2012
or until someone pushes the "launch nukes" button
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>>10283904
There is a thrill waiting for a new anime to come out. It just happens WHEN IT IS ACTUALLY AIRING.

Fuck.
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>>10284369
the same argument can be made for ALL tv shows and movies


the reason(at lest I think so) is that most networks are so stubborn that they cling to legality and hope for the best.

while this does nothing put push them to the side while people get the shows they want for free


however eventually there has to be money made somewhere or else the shows go poof.

so far the best examples of industry trying are marvel with there comic downloads on itunes and NBC



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