Dave's Guide to Bootleg Anime Jun 26, 2007 18:22:04 GMT -5
Post by jameseightbitstar on Jun 26, 2007 18:22:04 GMT -5
revolverocelot said:Yeah.. I don't think Bandai Entertainment, Ganeon, Manga Video or AnimeWorks are going out of business any time soon. Sorry, but the notion that buying bootleg/pirate anime, video games, movies etc. is hurting the industry is nonsense.
I never said it was hurting the industry. I said it was hurting the ARTISTS.
And if you're going to pirate anyway, why not download it instead of giving your money to some thieves who, by the way, use the money to fund other far worse criminal activities (this is not idle speculation this is FACT, and you can google it yourself to find out more).
Or how about checking anime out from the library, or renting it, or Netflixing it? You don't absolutely have to pack-rat every anime you find--there's plenty of legit ways to see it all for cheap.
admin said:Central Park Media is almost done, if it isn't completely bankrupt, so not all anime companies are rolling in the dough.
Although, arguably most of their stuff was so bad it probably wasn't even worth pirating.
What is it with these "Well most of their stuff sucks anyway" arguements? Every time someone says anything they seem to always have to cap it off with that as if it somehow legitimizes or makes a point out of anything.
"Enix got bought out by Square. Oh well, most of Enix's stuff sucked anyway."
"Napster got sued. Oh well, it was a crappy service anyway."
"CPM is about to go bankrupt. Oh well, most of their stuff sucked anyway."
Personally I liked CPM... they're the company that brought us Project A-Ko, Golgo 13, and Blackjack, among all sorts of great underdogs that are generally unrecognized while everyone's oggling over the latest video game adaption. Not to mention, without them, we wouldn't have Slayers.