China Quality Anime Quite Something


The “Chinese edition” of Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru has lately been attracting attention for any number of reasons – mostly relating to its rather spectacularly suspect cover…


Aside from being the world’s first UMDBDDVD9, the total lack of any connection to Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru (女僕咖啡廳 in Chinese) certainly puts the package firmly in “China quality” territory.

The original cover:


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    Comment by Anonymous
    20:30 24/08/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Anybody know what the box anime actually is?

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:08 24/08/2011 # ! Good (+0.5)


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    Comment by Ota-Kool
    22:54 24/08/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)


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    Comment by Gradius
    04:57 25/08/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    CHINA = pir8 everything!

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:43 25/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    CHINA = Ultimate FAIL

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:56 26/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bitch, please.

    If China were the ultimate fail, you would be far worse off than you are now.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:15 25/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    The Chinese military is weak. Always has been, so it is unlikely they will blow up their intended target.

    Rather it is the unfortunate purchaser of Chinese goods that is in danger.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:40 26/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You fucking retard - it was a joke.

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    Comment by George
    00:08 26/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    My dad fought in Korea against them, so unfortunately he had different opinions on the Chinese military...

    As for goods, people pick price over quality. Everyone is guilty of it. You're probably typing on Chinese made keyboard, looking at a Chinese made monitor fed by graphics card from Chinese factory floor.

    In any case, "Maid Cafe" is a common theme. The anime simply used this term as its title. It's a valid choice of name, but the anime don't own the term.

    As an anology, if you name your dog "New York," when someone talks of New York on the street, they're likely referring to the city, and probably don't even know about your dog.

    The collaged together cover is likely ripoff of something, but not the anime.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:46 25/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    they might be copy cats, but they are a fail in that too. a copycat is very hard to distinguish.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:17 25/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    give it some time.

    Don't you buy tons of Chinese goods yourself?

    First the copies become good, then the goods take over.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:48 25/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    the catgirl in the front looks awfully familiar to a K on image, as if it was a photoshop edit-filter. the other 2 look also rather familiar, but the
    one in the midle is rather obvious.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:32 27/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is it supposed to be on PSP or PS3?

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    Comment by MK 7 DUDE
    19:46 25/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Quality indeed...."Facepalm".....

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:47 25/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Hmmm... for a country that hates Japan till the grave, China somehow is "interested" in Japanese culture; Exp: Gundam copy, Bullet train copy, anime copy....

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:01 25/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The cover is made of japanese Doujinshi.

    It's just a China quality.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:18 25/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Had a slight hope for china. Why you so sirry China.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:11 25/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I'm surprised the game didn't came out for the 'Popstation'.

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    09:31 25/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Which will end up appearing to be nothing but a modded SNES game..

    Avatar of Shizu's Waki Obsessor: MaidNiac
    22:14 24/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Too obvious to tell that they're just using random catgirl artworks from various artists as an art cover for a totally unrelated ('cept for the title) anime series. That's pretty much how those so-called Original Anime DVDs sold in Malaysia look like; the last time I saw a Kaze No Stigma DVD with "Zero No Tsukaima" written small under the main title, along with a cover art which is a mashup of Shakugan No Shana and Polyphonica.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:08 26/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    So what is actually inside the case? How can anyone know what they are getting, and so why would they buy it?

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    Comment by Conduit
    14:18 25/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    No regard for copyrights and little to no advertising laws = Why the hell is anyone surprised by this?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:00 25/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    MY JOVE, that actually sounds awesome.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:18 24/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I want those catgirls!!!

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    Comment by Strider VM
    16:04 27/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I registered here just to explain that cover.... Really! >_>

    There's a lot of those being exported here in the Philippines and I can explain how they are made and how they are sold.

    1) Search for an anime they are requested for in Google.

    2) Download the first ten images that appear in Google images (This will the cover and screenshots, this explains the very unrelated images.)

    3) Search then download any fan translations of that anime, if no fan translations, put it a translation software and wala! English subtitles!

    4) Reconvert all files so they will be less than 200MB per episode, making it possible to fit all episodes (Even 20+ episodes) in a single DVD. Quality is lousier than VCD as a result.

    5) Profit.

    It's called a UMDBDDVD9 because it will play in a Blueray player or PS3 (Because it plays DVDs) , it will play in a PSP (Which supports MPEG) , and -9 because it will run in a Dual Layer compatible DVD player.

    It's just a normal single layer DVD-R inside.

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    Comment by Techeese
    08:59 25/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    As a FAN of Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru, I say this is an outrage! oh its chin-... nevermind no use raging

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:33 25/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Someday Chinese copies will provide 120% of a product...

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:35 13/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    i had to create a Meme image for this >_>

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:32 25/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    女僕咖啡廳 =

    woman servant coffee morphine hall

    lol chinese words make no sense

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:12 25/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's more like lol Google Translate makes no sense

    A proper translation is "Maid Cafe", which is horribly nondescript description of Soredemo, but whatever.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:41 25/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yarr harr fiddle-dee-dee, being Chinese is alright with me!

    Do what we want 'cas China is free*!

    We are pirates!


    Comment by Anonymous
    01:51 27/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    you suck!! just fuck you ass

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:02 25/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Boner Achieved.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    14:43 25/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yoba matroska
    DVD 9
    DVD 5
    bla...bla...bla(fuck my eyes)
    Youtube 240p
    "China Quality"
    "Pixel Art"

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:06 25/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    At least it's an anime image? Possibly stolen from some other anime.

    You should see the covers for the Chinese bootleg of Vampire Knight.

    They stole someone's fanart that was partially colored with color pencils and used that. I don't even know how in the world they thought that was logical. You'd think googling an official screencap would be easier?

    Maybe they just grabbed the first pic they found...

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:46 09/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    They just made $10,000+ for maybe 10 minutes on google and photoshop. How much did your logic make you?

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:29 25/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Copy ALL the things!

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:29 10/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    A catgirl pictures is Cafe With Cat.

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    Comment by GodOfSpeed
    22:53 25/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    WTF is that format? LOL UMDBDDVD9 HAHA

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:58 25/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    don't fuck with the chinese

    we will multiply and come back ten fold the strength

    though because we are so dam asian, we will last only about 1/10th as long

    and there will be a lot of loling at failures not lolis

    oh and lets all agree we chinese sucks at making anime

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:32 26/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Take care! Giants nekogirls with pink hair! xD

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:45 24/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe they accidentally printed the wrong title, or used the cover art of the wrong show?
    For the rest, it looks like pretty normal Chinese bootleg.

    Also, ‘Maid Cafe’ has to be the most bland localised Chinese title for a Japanese anime ever.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:17 24/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wanna play that game with all the catgirls

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    Comment by Ota-Kool
    22:58 24/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I won't be surprise if the ending is like schooldays with a twist of Gore since they are the one who started the Crunch video with the Neko(cats).LOL

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:28 24/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)


    In case of Soredemo, we know that the show had superior animation. All the other shows have yet to prove stuff for themselves.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:19 25/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    i like how each girl on the chinese cover is drawn in a different style

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:10 25/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I agree. It's rare but good to see different styles together like that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:23 24/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    China can only copy other countries, which is very sad. Computers, TGVs, even things like Google... the only thing they are specialized in are toys, and even these toys are shit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:36 24/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    You're wrong. China's TRUE specialty is copying. They copied the nuclear bomb, animes, warships, planes, iphones, etc.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:25 24/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    So copying is a specialty now, lol.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:38 25/08/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Yep. It's a skill called Mimic/Mime. China is just copying one of Final Fantasy's skills. You have to admit it's perhaps one of the most powerful/useful when used correctly.

    It's the "correctly" part China doesn't quite do well. It'll be the day when China levels up and acquire "Master Mimic" where it can copy something 100% accurately. The world be damned if they actually improve on it. (Master Mimic+ Skill: Action copied perfectly and improved upon by 10%.)

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:39 25/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Sharingan originated from China then :P

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:44 25/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Master mimic that was good.rsrsrsrs
    Good times when FF was also original enemies :)
    But not wanting to defend but when Japanese anime in these last years has been 100 % original?

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:11 25/08/2011 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    Just like all other developing countries back in the 70-80's. E.G Japan, oops.

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    Comment by entropy13
    02:09 25/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Your apparent lack of knowledge on the subject has been made more obvious with that statement.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:18 25/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    yeah its really fucking sad to see a third world country, trying to catch up with the world, get real will ya, both korea and japan went through the same process. What do you expect them to do, invent something new out of thin air?

    Comment by คภєк๏
    04:45 25/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hate when I accidentally hit the wrong voting button.

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    Comment by Myballz
    08:09 25/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    They also copy Cartoons.

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