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Old 2004-12-13, 13:47   Link #21
Join Date: Dec 2003
Age: 34
Well, rather than generating a long list, I took a quick look at my anime bookcase (approx. 175 DVDs so far), and came up with the following rough statistics: About 50% of my purchases were influenced by fansubs, 25% by TV, and 25% by word of mouth/reviews/etc. If I had to guess, maybe half of the fansub-influenced purchases might have happened anyway based on other factors... but keeping in mind that, if it weren't for fansubs, I almost certainly wouldn't have gotten as interested in anime as I am now. (Before I knew of fansubs, I never watched much anime, nor considered purchasing anime DVDs.)

As for lists though...
Originally Posted by Kamui4356
Da Capo- someone license this already
KGNE-see da capo
Kanon- see kgne
I agree with this! I really want to add these to my collection!
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Old 2004-12-13, 14:17   Link #22
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I really wanna buy the Full Metal Panic series!. I have said this from the beginning but something always comes up. For example Azu Manga or Mai Hime. But at the moment i don't have enough money yet..
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Old 2004-12-13, 15:18   Link #23
I'm a sucker for Harem
Join Date: Aug 2004
Amazon has FMP for less than $10 each used for 1-5.

I wonder what Elfen Lied will be in English, I hope just as creepy.
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Old 2004-12-13, 15:59   Link #24
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Join Date: May 2004
I almost Forgot
Galaxy Express 999
Somedays dreamer

I think I am almost like everyone 70% of anime I have bougth has been because I saw it on Fansub the other 30% is because I saw, the little I see in tv, on tv and friends that has bought them before.
Like Bastard
or beserk
and Record of Lodoss war
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Old 2004-12-13, 17:22   Link #25
Join Date: Nov 2003

Spiral, Kodocha, KGNE, Kanon, Popotan, Elfen Lied, Windy Tales, Mahou Shoujotai, Aishiteruze Baby, Avenger, Hikaru no Go...I think that's it.

Spiral and Popotan are starting to come out right about now. I pre-ordered the first two discs of Spiral. I probably wouldn't have tried them if they haven't been free. Popotan looks a lot stupider than it really is.

There are also, of course, things I wouldn't touch with a pole now I've seen them. Midori no Hibi and Konomini, for example.

EDIT: Oh, and Bottle Fairy, too.

EDIT2: Also, 2x2=Shinobuden.

Last edited by Fronzel; 2004-12-15 at 17:25.
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Old 2004-12-13, 18:03   Link #26
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I will definitely be grabbing Tenjou Tenge and Genshiken(if it gets licensed) when they come out on DVD.

Last edited by ColeDow; 2004-12-13 at 19:15.
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Old 2004-12-13, 18:22   Link #27
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Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Boston
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Licenses series I plan on buying...

Azumanga Diaoh: waiting for a series box set
Pretear: see Azu
Full Metal Alchemist: probably wait for box set until dvds beyond ep 30 are released, which is where I left off watching before it got licensed
To Heart: will buy asap
.hack: would have bought it, but my car decided it wanted new tires instead.
Aoi Umi no Tristia: it's only one dvd, its decent, why not

Unlicenced series I would buy if they became licensed...

Final Approach
Girls Bravo
School Rumble
Sensei No Ojikan
To Heart ~Remember My Memories~

Maybe I'm forgetting some, but this is what I could think of off the top of my head.
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Old 2004-12-14, 00:10   Link #28
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Note this is only stuff i've got(or plan to get) after it's been fan subbed and i have the subs
I need a fricken Job
FMA - going to be my first Funi DVDs
Kiddy Grade - After i get FMA and finaly by something by Funimation
Gundam SEED (usualy i tell my family that gundam is a show i don't buy myself often so it's a safe gift but i might by some after the holidays.)
BakuTen - Again after i give up and get something by Funi
TenTen - Only watched a bit of it but i'll get it none the less
Stellvia - Got DVD 1, the Last Exile disc 7 i got today was more important than Disc 2, as i never watched Exile fansubbed
ROD TV - Got first disc and collector's box other dvds on my list i gave to my family.
Maharobo - Going to be the first Harem anime i by.
Mars daybreak
Insert other shows i can't remember here

Shows i'm not going to buy after watching subbed.
Madlax (1-8 watched) - i didn't care for Noir even if i love bee train's work on .hack and avenger
Not much else, accept for some stuff i watched only 1 episode off before stopping

This is not complete mainly the ones that i know right from the top of myhead
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Old 2004-12-14, 01:07   Link #29
Join Date: Aug 2004
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Gravitation TV with boxset DVD1-3

Mirage of Blaze TV with collector's boxset (complete)

X TV with collector's boxset (complete)

Yami no Matsuei/Descendants of Darkness with boxset (complete)

Tokyo Babylon OVA 1-2

My Sexual Harassment

Kizuna OVA 1-3

Mirage of Blaze OVA 1-2 (3rd one coming soon) --> original Jap DVDs

The rest are bootlegs (Spiral, Weiss kreuz, Weiss kreuz Gluhen, Hoshi no Koe, Fruits Basket etc).

Want to buy:

Kyo Kara Maoh!

Harudaki OVA 1-2 (2005) --> original Jap DVDs

Monster (if licensed)


Level C (Feb 2005)

Meine Liebe (if licensed)
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Old 2004-12-14, 11:08   Link #30
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Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: USA
I will definitely purchase FMA, Tactics, Kyou Kara Maoh, Saiyuki Reload, Meine Leibe (if licensed), and Harukanaru Toki no Naka de (if licensed). I am in the process of collecting Peacemaker, Inuyasha (of coarse), Twelve Kingdoms, Wolf's Rain, and yes, I admit i buy Yu-Gi-Oh dvd's as well. Imagine how much money I could save if I didn't buy anime. Perish the thought! My life would really be boring then.....
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Old 2004-12-14, 12:54   Link #31
Join Date: Nov 2004
Age: 34
Already Bought:
Angelic Layer
.Hack//Sign & Legend of the Twilight Bracelet
Kimagure Orange Road
Maison Ikkoku
(Thanks to stupid contract with rightstuff
I won't be buying boxes 4->)
Initial D
Patlabor II
Cowboy Bebop
Utena Movie
Escaflowne Series

Though I have bought quite a lot
of series based only on reviews (or would
have bought even without seeing)
Kurogane Communication
Disney's Miyazaki releases
Oh My Goddess OAV
Roujin X
Green Legend Ran
Saber Marionette Ultimate Box (or whatever)
Silent Möbius
(Shoud not have spent euros on that)

I think out of ca 140 DVDs (R1, R2 (Scandinavia) or R4) I have bought (all during the last one and half years), half I bought because of fansubs. Rest I could have previewed in one way or another but ended up just buying them because of reviews.

At least these series I would buy without any hesitation based on fansubs:
Twin Spica
Touch (Someone, please, licence it)
And lots of others like PlanetES with less priority.
Cheap box releases would help to decide.

All in all I have to say that I'm buying as much anime as I can afford and probably when I get my M.Sc (and a job), I'll buy all the anime I'll be watching or rewatching.
And I hope that most people (at least when they mature ) will have some conscience and buy some of the shit they watch.
(I just hope that anime will have a fast start with HD-DVD and/or Blue ray.)
(I can('t) wait for a HD release of Ghost in the Shell.)
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Old 2004-12-14, 14:11   Link #32
I'm a sucker for Harem
Join Date: Aug 2004
Originally Posted by strategos
I almost Forgot
Galaxy Express 999
Somedays dreamer
Ummm Galaxy Express 999 is R1 already...I saw that in English way back in 1984.

Maybe you mean Galaxy Railways?
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Old 2004-12-14, 16:24   Link #33
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Originally Posted by Forbin
Ummm Galaxy Express 999 is R1 already...I saw that in English way back in 1984.

Maybe you mean Galaxy Railways?
I think he means the Galaxy Express 999 television series. It was the movies that were released by Viz.

Of course he might be meaning the Galaxy Railways DVDs, but you shouldn't need fansubs to buy those. It's a Leiji Matsumoto series, the name alone sells the series.
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Old 2004-12-14, 16:36   Link #34
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fansubbing has helped me on what to buy. I'll definetly buy samurai champloo. I've brought the getbackers even though i have the fansubs. Will buy read or die tv when i get the money cause. Had i not seen the fansubs, I wouldn't touch it. Although it's also helped me not to buy some anime. Tenjo tenge looks good on paper and i betcha a lotta reviewers will pin it as a fighting anime. From the story and covers it's just what i loves from anime. but when seeing it i hated it and would've been pissed if i paid 30$ for 3 or 4 episodes!
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Old 2004-12-14, 23:21   Link #35
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Location: Canada
Age: 33
here is the list of DVDs owed to fansub;

FMP, Rahxephon, EVA, EVA Platinum, All of Ranma boxsets, Maison Ikkoku, Inuyasha, Gundam Seed, ROD TV, Last Exile, Banner of the stars, Crest of the star, Banner of the Star II, Onegai Teacher boxset, ALL of Kenshin , Cowboy Bepop, Kaze no Yojimbo, Kaleido Star, Texhnolyze....

Also, Zeta LE boxset

I spend at least 100-150 dollars per month collecting DVDs
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Old 2004-12-15, 00:12   Link #36
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more Excel Saga
Complex episodes, if they ever offer them apart from the Stand Alone episodes
maybe later Eva eps
Otaku no Video
Di Gi Charat, if it ever comes out

Cat Soup
RahXephon 3
Excel Saga 1, 5
TeXhnolyze 1

definitely NOT getting:
GANTZ, at 26 episodes over 13 discs
Damned fools.
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Old 2004-12-15, 03:47   Link #37
Hao Asakura
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Join Date: Apr 2003
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- Saikano
- Haibane Renmei

Planning to get:
- Gundam Seed
- Wolf's Rain
- Evangelion Platinum edition
- Shura no Toki

Will buy when available (or licensed):
- School Rumble
- Genshiken
- Samurai 7
- Samurai Champloo
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Old 2004-12-15, 04:27   Link #38
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Originally Posted by Fel
definitely NOT getting:
GANTZ, at 26 episodes over 13 discs
Damned fools.
I doubt adv had a choice in that. It sounds like something the japanese company required in licensing so japanese fans don't import the much cheaper, higher episode count r1 dvds. It should still work out cheaper at $18 each though. Plus it'll probably be $12 at best buy, which would still work out to only $24 for 4 episodes. Some online stores might be even cheaper. you just have to know where to look.
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Old 2004-12-15, 09:13   Link #39
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It would have to be Samurai Champloo when it comes out anyway.

The Hakkenden
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Old 2004-12-15, 12:36   Link #40
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I like everyone else here has an extensive anime dvd collection. Much of which was bought because of AMV's which lead to fan subs which lead to me buying the anime. However the most notable example of an anime I will be buying is Samurai Champloo but I'll wait until the box set comes out since it looks like adv will be releasing it as 2 episodes a dvd since the first volume is 50 - 54 min. Also bleach and samurai seven would be included.
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