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Post by Mr. J of Sakai » Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:01 pm

should america offer a channel made specifically for anime, without paying extra money
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Post by Joel » Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:59 am

They tried one in the UK for a while. It didn't work. At all. It was there for about a month and only showed things from 9 pm to about 4 am. It only seemed to show 4 animes as well. So my thoughts on this is an obvious no. It would be incredibly hard to fund and not that many people would watch it.

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Post by Mr. J of Sakai » Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:26 am

dont they know that all the outside japan otaku and anime fans are in america?
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Post by Kei » Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:04 pm

Mr. J of Sakai wrote:dont they know that all the outside japan otaku and anime fans are in america?
Okay, that's just wrong. Anime is WAY more popular in other southeast Asian countries (such as Singapore, Korea and India) than it is in the United States. Heck, even Mexico and Canada get more anime programming than we do. Consider Animax, the anime satellite TV network. It broadcasts Asia, Australia, southern Africa, South America, Canada and Mexico.... but NOT America. They're even planning on launching networks in Europe and the UK soon.

Americans make up a tiny portion of the international otaku fandom. Anime never took off in our mainstream pop culture, so it remains a niche market. That means we're not likely to get Animax or anything similar in the forseeable future.
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Post by Mr. J of Sakai » Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:20 pm

Thank you Ritsu, for that helpful information... i will be sure to keep that in mind when i receive a letter back from the cable companies following the rant i sent yesterday
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Post by Taiga » Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:01 pm

Ritsu wrote:They're even planning on launching networks in Europe and the UK soon.
I wonder if it'll be available on Freeview if it does pop up. We have an HTPC setup :3

Sky run a monopoly on digital TV here... most channels are only available through them and you have to have their skybox and package to view them. Not exactly fair... a certain book quote comes to mind.

'Good business is NOT to be the best option... but to be the ONLY option' -- Terry Pratchett's Going Postal

OH! and as a sidenote... loving the new front end style, Ritsu :3

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Post by Mr. J of Sakai » Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:35 pm

<changing subject>

Whats the most annoying anime you've seen?
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Post by Ryu » Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:06 am

K ON.

Hands down.
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Post by Taiga » Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:31 am

Gotta be Digimon... and any pokemon episode after the Indigo League... and the 6th film onwards.

OH, and Naruto... but more for it's fandom. The same can be said for Hetalia, I guess.

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Post by Kei » Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:38 am

Ryu wrote:K ON.

Hands down.
And yet, you've kept watching it well into the second season... :roll:
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Post by Ryu » Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:28 am

Ritsu wrote: And yet, you've kept watching it well into the second season... :roll:
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I know... I just can't stop
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Post by Mr. J of Sakai » Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:09 am

pokemon after they got into the hoenn saga
digimon
some k-on! episodes
and at least one episode of lucky star was annoying
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Post by Joel » Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:07 am

Far too many were so annoying I couldn't get past the first episode, and yet I forget most of their names. Also, Neon Genesis Evangelion and Code Geass. Their depressing nature irritated me a lot. Didn't stop me watching them, like.

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