Light Novel Author Rages at P2P: “Stop P2P! It’s Sacrilege!”

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An award winning light novel author coming upon their work being illegally shared online has condemned those who share works online as committing an act of “sacrilege” against authors, whilst encouraging readers to use libraries or second-hand bookshops instead…

The author, 葵東 / Aoi Azuma, explains in a blog post entitled “Please stop file sharing!“:

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“My ‘Magical Ingredients’ (魔法の材料ございます / Mahou no Zairou Gozaimasu) novel series is available on file sharing services. [The author refers to download links/hashes for the Share P2P network visible in Google via an index]

66SFdjoc7x-san, please stop uploading them immediately.

If you want to read it for free, please use your local library.

I don’t mind if you buy it second-hand either.

Please stop this file sharing!

It’s sacrilege to the works and the authors.

66SFdjoc7x-san, you are an enemy of we, the writers.”

Of course, an author objecting to unauthorised scans of their work being distributed online for free is neither terribly surprising nor unreasonable (assuming they derive their income chiefly from the royalties from book sales).

However, the author unintentionally creates an interesting paradox by urging readers to borrow or buy the books second-hand – if the author cares about fame or pleasing the masses, then logically there is little reason to decry sharing online or off, whereas if money and sales are the objective, libraries and second-hand sales are hardly desirable either…


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    Comment by Anonymous
    00:15 13/02/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Is it me or is there a lot of self rightious idiots who think they know what's killing the industry in this thread?

    Hey guys, in case you haven't noticed. We're in an economy recession? If pirating kills the industry it would've happend a long time ago. During recession it's natural that all the none essential industries would suffer the most.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:15 13/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not sure why you got negged, brother anon.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:15 13/02/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    How am i supposed to read at libraries or second hand in this shit(Brazil) where i live?

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:02 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Course now I'm curious, is this book any good?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:24 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The funny thing is. I've started buying novels from amazon.jp after realising I can read one. The fist one was some scans occationaly downloaded via torrent.

    Also
    Right now I'm reading index and I can't imagine doing it without constantly looking for kanji in "illegal" OCR on PDA.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:37 13/02/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    stop! the poor guy wont be able to buy his gold bed

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    Comment by Barbarian of Gor
    14:47 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It's a new economy...

    Frankly, I'm not for "Stealing" files per-se, especially AmeriKKKan music. A bank robber in his own way is a supporter of "The System" for he agrees with the banker the value of the money. A true radical tries to get people to go back to barter.

    I'm all for people bypassing, using the internet, the big companies and their high, fixed prices.

    However, we should pay for content we like. And that means directly supporting authors, artists, musicians we do like.

    I don't know anything about this guy, his novels, etc. But IMO, any fan of his should contribute to him, say by sending him money or online donations. Paypal and there's a new "Flatr" service coming from Pirate Bay creators...

    The real absurdity of today's industry, esp Music, is that if you toss $1 or especially $5 into the "Tip Jar" of a guy playing a flute on the street, you pay him far more than if he was a "Pro" and you bought his $18.99 CD. Therefore, a "Tip Economy" could easily enrich the performers and the theft would only advertise it more.

    ----------Now, some sidebar....

    My opinions are mostly AmeriKKKan based. Long tradition of hatred of the "Big Companies" being from a "Folk" background. To me, the "Dark Ages" began when it became possible to record, mass produce and sell music, art, videos... Almost immediately (within a generation) those with "The Muse" went out of business by 95%, and those remaining only did so at the will of those that "Owned the Means of Production". Generally, they just put out bland drek, once in a while eventually responding to overwhelming public demand, like in the 60s, but even then trying to undermine things.

    The "Bard" almost went extinct overnight. Lots of people used to just "Play music" not for fame or for their supper, but something to do once in a while that assumed ritualistic quality. This was extinguished by recorded music and TV showing it not being done except with very negative stereotypes.

    Now the music industry is crying that a new technology is "Stealing their music"... They laughed out loud and talked about "Industry and Progress" to musicians who couldn't find work because people were buying early wax records and one act paid once could be sold many thousands of times.

    Right now it's the worst and best time, for the mass communication and economic shock provide a lot of opportunity for those willing to make it. We need to make and sell a "new media" as an attack on the old. A standard computer now can out-do a $100K recording studio several decades ago for maybe a few hundered for new software and lots of "Free/Cheap" software out there also.

    ----Anyways, I posted a partial "rabid manifesto" because I'd like to hear some comments from the Japanese perspective...

    Did your culture face a 'slaughter' by the big corporations cherry picking things?

    Did you have good artists, good musicians, etc. "Blocked out" not necessarily for what they did, but just because enough "Jobs were already taken" so they'd even make their own records at their own cost, but could not have them played on the radio, sold in the record stores, sold in catalogs, no matter how good?

    And are you using the internet as an alternative to create a "new media" that's creator centered and only cares about individual interest rather than a big company's profits?

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    Comment by Killermanjaro
    22:12 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    If I could I would, but for now /hug.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:44 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    This could have nothing to do with whether it's pirated or not. The author could simple wish that the readers view the work in it's intended form. The pride of an artist, so to speak. Scans are often shabby at best

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:48 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Maybe I'm just too young, but I don't remember companies complaining when people recorded TV and movies onto their VHS, taped songs onto cassettes from the radio, or borrowed books from the library.

    Enjoying IP for free has been happening for a long time and has never destabilized the marketplace. The Internet just makes it easier; that's all.

    Know what else the Internet makes easier? BUYING things. Affordable, convenient, quality content will always be the biggest best "weapon" against piracy.

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    Comment by Zavalix
    14:55 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Yep, you're too young to remember the campaign against blank cassettes "because they'll doom the music studio". And if I'm not wrong, there even was a lawsuit against a radio for using too early music in it's schedules. Anyway, it's the same as always, people don't like when other people have stuff for free... that makes me think, they only work for the money or because they actually like to draw and stuff?.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:22 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ah, too young indeed then. I grew up on cassettes and VHS, but must've been too young to notice any controversy regarding them. I shouldn't be surprised though.

    Regardless, it is, as you said, the same as always. People love to attack the medium - in this case the internet - but the "problem" has been there much longer, just changing form slightly now and again.

    For your last point, I think it highly depends on the content creator. Everybody wants money, we need at least a decent amount of it to live, but some people do indeed take it too far.

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    Comment by Killermanjaro
    22:17 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, your correct. They're doing what they like, even if it is they're job. But still stuff like this comes with the territory. They just have to get used to the fact that this has, does, and forever will happen.

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    Comment by Zavalix
    16:55 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes, you're absolutely right on the first 2 paragraphs.

    Now, onto the third, imagine if a mangaka or such has a common job which gaves him enough to live comfortably BUT in his spare time he does what he likes doing best, make mangas. So, if he decides to sell this mangas and then see people get crazy for them (even in they are not paying like p2p) wouldn't he feel satisfaction that his "hobby" is enjoyed by lots and lots of people?... well, guess I'm only a dreamer, sorry.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:23 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Very much too young.

    From Slashdot article (http://news.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=02/05/31/1622232) regarding the releasing of Jack Valenti's full testimony to Congress back in the day:

    "'I say to you that the VCR is to the American film producer and the American public as the Boston strangler is to the woman home alone.' Jack Valenti said this in 1982 in testimony to the House of Representatives on why the VCR should be illegal. He also called the VCR an "avalanche" and a "tidal wave", and said it would make the film industry "bleed and bleed and hemorrhage".

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:30 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    STOP PAY TO PLAY

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:53 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The web is a library, the encyclopedia department is wiki, the novels section is youtube, the autobiography section is myspace, all the weird sections are in the #chan parts and the erotic section is the remaining part. For someone who writes visual novels one would expect a more lively imagination...ah well...explains why i've never heard of these works anyways.

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    Comment by Killermanjaro
    22:32 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Whole heartedly agree

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    Comment by Sukunai
    21:53 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Welcome to the 21st century, adjust or shut the fuck up.

    Hey I pay for my internet services, and I do NOT care to listen to futile arguments, explanations of legalities, and specifics only good for limited sums of nations.

    Adjust to the new reality, or suffer.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Well let me put you into reality mister or ma'am,

    Since you don't care, hopefully you won't end up homeless and lose your job. Everything in business is connected no matter how little of a difference. It may not be you that gets fired/homeless, but I bet you know someone that is. They're probably living right next to you, across the street from you. Your g/f or b/f.

    And uhhmm...taking the words right back at you Welcome to the 21st century, adjust or shut the fuck up. Adjust to the new reality, or suffer.

    Hopefully this doesn't happen to you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:59 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I guess, the author just wants his novels to be read the traditional way ...

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:19 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Actually I believe the internet's for sharing files.. that's why we can all connect with people from all over the globe... to share our files.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:37 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Find it in my local library. As if that is possible here in my country.

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    Comment by npal
    02:28 13/02/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    In capitalism, businesses either adapt or die. That's all there is. You can block people from getting something for free, but you can't force them to buy anything if they don't want to OR can't afford. You've got 2 options left : 1) Work harder, be more creative, get a better marketing team, try cutting production costs so you can lower the price, etc etc, in general rethink your business model, or 2) Die.

    Yeah, it's unfortunate that many people lose their jobs when the market changes, it's unfortunate businesses go bankrupt, but no business is eternal unless it adapts to the situation every time, so, unless you want to come up with a better ecomonic system, I suggest you start taking the good with the bad.

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    Comment by AsakuraZero
    14:31 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    if people like it, they will buy it, if they dont, they will not.

    not a law but a tendency, also quite a fact.

    a good example is haruhi, but that could be called brainwashing since they can sell E8 dvds as if they were unique episodes

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:08 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    File Sharing is the greatest invention since the Internet.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:23 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    the actual purpose of Internet is file (information) sharing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:50 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Skynet, the REAL internet.

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    Comment by rikarika
    22:33 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think authors, specially small ones like this guy, deserve compensation for their work.
    To fight piracy, it's important that they distribute free demos of their work. With a good free demo, there's no excuse left for piracy.
    In the case of a writer, there's no concerts or anything like that that provide a better alternative support than buying the retail product, so piracy really hurts them. Lending and borrowing is not comparable, because ownership is only temporary and located in just one person. That means buying still offers something you can't get at the library or borrowing from a friend, which is permanent ownership. P2P offers permanent ownership, which is the second big offering of any piece of consumable entertainment (the first one being consuming the piece itself). With P2P there's very few apparent reasons left to buy a physical copy.
    If you borrow a book from a friend(or library) you'll read it, and if you like it, you'd consider buying it so you can read it all the times you want in the future. With P2P, you won't consider buying, because you already have those benefits (you don't have to give it back). People tend to forget authors need money to create more content or that they deserve it, so out of pure collectionism, someone who gets something for free from P2P won't buy it, because he doesn't feel there's any good reasons to do so. A download usually doesn't convert in a lost sale, but in some cases it does, and those make the difference for small authors.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:42 15/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    in italy there is not any hentai store
    or second hand
    p2p will never die
    for european people
    if you cannot reach the pirate bay just use a simple
    web proxy
    and use opendns

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:52 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Wah, wah I want money for intellectual property a.k.a nothing."

    Get shot.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:00 11/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    i agree with the author

    BUT

    that won't stop me from pirating~

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:38 13/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    the purpose for authors is to write something that everyone will read, the more people the better, if not then you are just a whore who sell your talent for money

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:24 13/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't be ridiculous. People have to earn a living.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:07 13/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Some people just want "free" stuff.

    Others buy the DVDs if/when they're available in their home country.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:36 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The difference between downloads and second-hand books is that downloaded files can be multiplied to infinity, but books can't. It's not the same to share one book that won't bring money to the author and 1,000 books that won't bring money.

    I guess...

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:03 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You're assuming that everyone who downloads something, would've bought it if the download wasn't available.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:51 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    and you are assuming that no one who downloads something wouldn't buy it if they couldn't download it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:23 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    the copy was printed and sold at least once they got the profit at least once when you pirate they get profit zero times.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    05:26 27/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Now what was first: pirated copy or legit copy?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:43 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    probably also thinks lending it to your friend is also wrong.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:30 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Make them cheap and i'll buy them. I'm not gonna pay like $30 for one i can download.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:50 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Light novels are NOT $30. Thats what this article is about. Get a clue and get some money, bitch!

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:48 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, we're suffering because of this baby boom that don't know how to make a simple buck, but sit in their rooms all day to download the stuff from their computers and complain how unfair society is to them. Bunch of babies this new generation we have, they don't know what's right to left or how to help their own families in need.

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    Comment by Artefact

    We could say the same about those individuals brought up to suck at the teat of copyright laws in previous decades.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Stop being so poor.

    In this thread, lots of cheap college kids who have grown up with this entitlement to free software and media.

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    Comment by Tokeijikaku
    14:47 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dear blue east-side moron... Do you know about Lars Ulrich, more specifically the reason everybody hates him?

    The biggest mistake is in the last line, where you claim to speak for authors in general. Go fuck yourself.

    Not to mention, "sacrelige"!? Narcissism anyone?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:18 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    he must have been born yesterday.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:53 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, or else he would have known that the BK double cheeseburger is only $1.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:18 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No I won't buy it sorry
    in other words: FUNK YOU!

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    Comment by viewtifu1
    13:40 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Things that are shared online for free generate more sales. I thought that was proven a while ago. why are they still bitching about it?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:23 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Really? When was the last time you bought anything you've downloaded?

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:40 13/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    When's the last time I bought anything I've downloaded?

    Last week. I bought a volume of Basilisk. I may download a crapload of stuff, but very little of it is stuff I'd pay for. And when I have the opportunity to do so, I buy it. For the simple fact that it's far more comfortable for me to watch an anime on my television (57" Mitsubishi DLP - 1080p HD) than to wstch it on my laptop or desktop.

    Usually I'll create my own DVD's with the downloaded files, but I still prefer to have the official DVD.

    Big Lots sometimes gets anime DVD's in for $3.00 each. When they do I usually buy everything they have. The problem is that they never have a full series. They have assorted volumes of multiple series. I create the DVD's to fill in the missing volumes.

    I've got 2 bookcases full of anime DVD's. Over half of them are legally bought.

    So don't sit there and assume people who download never buy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:04 13/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Last week I got Trigun, Hellsing and Tenchi Muyo OVA in the post.
    Waiting for Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo and have Wolfs Rain preordered.

    I have compiled a list of online retailers that carry the shows I've downloaded, and every month I order a few.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:35 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yesterday actually...I bought Muramasa despite the fact I've already finished over half of it with my downloaded copy.
    I also own every Touhou (except 1 to 5) and only bought them after downloaded them and completed some of them.

    I have more examples but I'm not going to bother naming them all.

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    Comment by Sylar
    07:52 15/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I bought every volume of Berserk i could find despite the fact i first saw how awesome it is from scanlations in the internet.

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    Comment by mlhelix
    14:34 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, just so you know, *I'm* one of those people that like to try something before I buy it. I don't want to regret buying something, like wasting $15 on the crappiest food you've ever tasted. For example, I've watched the entire Soul Eater series through online fan-subs, but I'm still going to buy the DVD set when I can. (It's out now, but hard to find here)

    To sum it up: As my spending money increased, my file-sharing decreased.

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    Comment by Killermanjaro
    21:56 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I could have simply went to iTunes or some other thing like that, but DOWN WITH MAC'S!!!

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    Comment by Killermanjaro
    21:54 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Good point. The way I see it is, "pirating" is nothing more than previewing the full product before actually purchasing it. If for example I don't like the product I simply delete it. Where as if I really like the product after previewing the full product I may simply purchase it (if funds allow).

    ex: Cellador: Enter Deception, couldn't find the disk at any CD retail store, so I DL'd it. (not many torr's to begin with for this album.) But after I had previewed it and saved up the $12 for it I went to my local CD retail store and purchased a copy. Reason why? I like to support what I like.

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    Comment by Tex_Arcana
    06:24 13/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Punctuation is clearly on your hit list, too.

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    Comment by Sarissofoi
    14:31 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually he make sense.
    I bought some games after I pirated them. But only good games whose I liked enough to buy.
    In this times I dont buy games whose I didnt tested before.
    So many crap are reklamed as hits, so many revievers are paid to write hyper revievs plus completly lack of demos and one more thing. Most new games need patches. They are bugged and full of crap, bad optamalized etc.

    Then if games is good and I liked it and it hasnt buggy I buy it.
    Simple is it?

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:27 13/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    FF13 soundtrack
    Versailles' newest album
    a bunch of doujins

    lol, way too many doujins actually. over USD$1000

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    Comment by Aliaus
    17:45 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Agreed. some of the games i pirated, liked, and bought:

    GTA4
    Assassin's Creed
    Unreal Tournament 3
    Mirrors Edge
    Settlers 6
    Bioshock
    Oblivion
    .....

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    Comment by CoreFlood
    16:02 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm going to have to agree here, I pirated a couple of games that were popular fairly recently and I'm glad I did instead of buying it right away.

    I would've wasted at least $230 USD give or take >.>

    But yeah if it's good enough to revisit more than once I buy things, but I always pirate first to try them out.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:57 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have a Crunchyroll subscription, but haven't actually logged on in months. I hate streaming and prefer to keep a copy, so I download all their releases from HorribleSubs/CrunchyRip.

    But I still give them money because that's about the only way I can currently support the anime I enjoy.

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    Comment by Chris
    22:43 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    >Supporting CrunchyShit

    hahaha oh wow.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:34 13/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    wait someone is willing to pay for stuff that was subbed for free? ~tries to contemplate the insanity~ anyways I don't believe in services who take a subbing groups work to post it and charge for it regardless of the anime or if they even did the work or not. thats even more bad then pirating the anime itself cause someone is actually making a profit from another's work.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:20 13/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You do realize that all the shows on Crunchyroll don't belong to them right, they don't buy the rights to them or anything.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:59 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dance in the Vampire Bund manga, i downloaded them online to read, like it, and had ordered the first 3 books for the time being, more to come.
    Manga aren't cheap, and storage space are obviously a problem. I wouldnt want to buy the first volume and leave it lying ard because I didnt like it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:12 13/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I got Dance in the Vampire Bund 1 at a con a while back because the publisher was selling books for $5 each on the last day so they wouldn't have to ship stuff back. Best $5 ever.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:19 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I download new anime when it comes out in Japan, lots of manga scanlations and things of that sort, as well as galgames, and I buy quite a bit of what I see/read/play. If I like it, I support it. If I watch the whole anime, I'll buy it as soon as it hits the market over here in the US. If the manga comes out here first, I'll get that. Lots of times I'll end up with both.

    I have a collection that's easily worth 10k from the last four years with manga, anime, galgames, and merch. I wouldn't have bought but a few of said titles (and probably just the manga, since I work at a bookstore and it's the cheapest thing for me at this point in time ) if I didn't download. I'm not wasting money on series that aren't worth my money or time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:36 13/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Didn't one company say that the popularity of a manga online often dictates if it might come to america or not dispite poor sales in japan?

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:09 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Last year, Clannad After Limited Edition DVDs, a bunch of movies and PS2 games that I downloaded previously...

    This year... Paprika Blu-ray Edition, more games.

    Before that I probably bought many things just because I downloaded it first, but the list is to long for me to remember everything. Of course, it's a lot smaller than the list of downloaded things, but why should I pay for something that I don't liked or don't liked enough to re-watch/read/play?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:42 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Perhaps you can share your "proof" with us.

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    Comment by viewtifu1
    13:48 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    theres a ton of articles out there about this issue of free sharing. companies that accept the fact we're downloading them and make it easier for us to download and share gets more popularity and in the end makes more sales. its almost common sense.
    A new study in the Journal of Political Economy by Felix Oberholzer-Gee and Koleman Strumpf has found that illegal music downloads have had no noticeable effects on the sale of music, contrary to the claims of the recording industry.
    Music industry is one of the slower ones where they tried to keep us from downloading as long as possible and yet even theyre not suffering any loss in terms of sales of music.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:03 12/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Really, u don't say?






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