Air, why not in amairca?

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why is it that Air hasint come out in the us i mean its soooo awsome i really wish i whold come out.... but at least i can watchi it on youtube who elce wiches it whold come out in the us?

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  • Dec 01, 2006
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I would. Even though I already have the Japanese version I would mind having it in English. It is one of my top 5 right now.

  • Dec 01, 2006
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2 things to know: Firstly, many Americans believe that anime, being a cartoon genre, is only suitable for children, and hence anime is almost exclusively shown on channels and time lsots catering to kids. Secondly, many Americans are under the impression that letting children watch things as trivial as beatings, guns, or sad endings will permanently scar their young minds. Hence the extensive cuts done on imported anime.

Air has an extremely depressing ending, scenes of death, and some complex plot elements. As such, American networks are less likely to liscence it as they believe that only kids watch anime, but that Air will traumatise kids and is thus unsuitable.

  • Dec 03, 2006
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Quote by Espada2 things to know: Firstly, many Americans believe that anime, being a cartoon genre, is only suitable for children, and hence anime is almost exclusively shown on channels and time lsots catering to kids. Secondly, many Americans are under the impression that letting children watch things as trivial as beatings, guns, or sad endings will permanently scar their young minds. Hence the extensive cuts done on imported anime.

Air has an extremely depressing ending, scenes of death, and some complex plot elements. As such, American networks are less likely to liscence it as they believe that only kids watch anime, but that Air will traumatise kids and is thus unsuitable.

-_- you make a a great pont.

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  • Dec 03, 2006
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Quote by LITTLECHIISAN

Quote by Espada2 things to know: Firstly, many Americans believe that anime, being a cartoon genre, is only suitable for children, and hence anime is almost exclusively shown on channels and time lsots catering to kids. Secondly, many Americans are under the impression that letting children watch things as trivial as beatings, guns, or sad endings will permanently scar their young minds. Hence the extensive cuts done on imported anime.

Air has an extremely depressing ending, scenes of death, and some complex plot elements. As such, American networks are less likely to liscence it as they believe that only kids watch anime, but that Air will traumatise kids and is thus unsuitable.

-_- you make a a great pont.

*Nods* Indeed. But still why not just skip the TV thing and go straight to DVD. That can't be too hard.

  • Dec 03, 2006

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Why not include a warning (like EVERY OTHER AMERICAN PRODUCT...) that says "Warning: This anime is really cool and not suitable for many kids! It involves some light nudity, confusing plot lines, and a sad ending! Only watch if you have read this warning and will not sue anyone because it's sad!" ?

  • Dec 04, 2006
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that's true, it was one hella good show, brought me down to my knees so i can finish watching the entire thing without disturbances lol
well it should come out to america

  • Dec 04, 2006

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Well, kids already have pokemon and all that other crap, we are the ones who want Air, we know it is sad, but thats why we have all that rathing thing, right?
btw, must of the anime are realeased in dvd, so there is no problemo at all, go for it GAO!

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Umm... Espada?
who told you that Air is for childrens?

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Quote by ether92Umm... Espada?
who told you that Air is for childrens?


At no point did i say that Air was for children (there is no such word as 'childrens'...). I said that US networks tend to assume that all anime (i.e. Air) are akin to their own pathetic local cartoons (i.e. what u see on Cartoon Network), and hence believe that only children would/should watch anime. They think anime=cartoon=childish=market-as-kid-show . In fact, i believe that Air is NOT suitable for children, because the average 12-and-under may not be intelligent enough to grasp the plot elements or fully appreciate the nuances of the story.

  • Dec 04, 2006

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Well Espada, you MAY be right, thanks kidos, thanks to all kids we can't have Air here, and you Espada, because of people like you the US network think anime is for kids T_T T_T , not fair T_T T_T , not fair at all.... T_T .

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GAO!~ well we do have animes that are not for children like. . . . uhh wait yeah their are none that are shone on air . . . . but they should show it! who cares about children and their minds?

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  • Dec 06, 2006

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theres always adult swim, but its for more action packed anime and cartoons. i have not seen air, but if it is how you say it is, then adult swim will probably be the best choice.

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  • Dec 06, 2006
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It all comes down to ignorance really, apart from death and taxes there are other things you can rely on, people being ignorant, people fearing change and people being greedy. Combine all that and you get companies that will only localise the most lucrative anime series, butcher them with blatant disregard for the original creator and play along with people's ignorance all in the name of making a buck.

Arguably you could try to change the public perception of anime and this would open up a new market with lots of money to be made, but its the human fear of change that just makes things like this too difficult and probably not financially viable.

I'm glad to see some people doing it, but the vast majority will remain in the shadows until somebody with a lot of money and a strong love for anime gives it all up to try and make things change.

  • Dec 07, 2006
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Why can't it be in America ? Because it's not licensed . Like most of you pointed out . Drama anime like this is of no interest to the current general public .

I understand your love for this fantastic anime and you want to 'spread the love' .

But in the end . You're just rewatching the show . Am i right ? Accept what you have .

  • Apr 22, 2007
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AIR is by Key. The amount of money needed to get it to US shores is just too much. Also, it is not as famous as mainstream anime shows, so it comes to just one word: profit. In addition, I do not think that any American VA can be suitable for the AIR cast.

  • Apr 23, 2007
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it just bean licensed. and it coming to the US. because it was a big hit in japanse there seeing if it will the us will be also a big hit but

they all redy have the vouse actore listen for some charters. i just hope they vousese don't sound strang and werd i all reddy have all the DVD in japnse with english subtitles.

and it was verry exspentivse i forgot what componey it doing it.they also brought over the movie.

and it all true.

http://forums.animesuki.com/showthread.php?t=46581

  • Jun 11, 2007

Northy

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Well, aren't you people lucky. Perhaps now that you got what you wanted, you'll support the license by purchasing the DVDs too. And maybe this would even encourage those capitalistic swine that only license anime they think people would want to see to license Kanon too.

Anime companies -- and this includes the ones in Japan who MAKES the anime you all love so much -- are in it for the money for the most part. That's what supports the creation of more, after all. It's common business sense -- no companies wants to run their business in the red constantly after all.

  • Jun 12, 2007
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Quote by ayafujimaya

Quote by LITTLECHIISAN[qu(...) things to know: Firstly, many Americans believe that anime, being a cartoon genre, is only suitable for children, and hence anime is almost exclusively shown on channels and time lsots catering to kids. Secondly, many Americans are under the impression that letting children watch things as trivial as beatings, guns, or sad endings will permanently scar their young minds. Hence the extensive cuts done on imported anime.

Air has an extremely depressing ending, scenes of death, and some complex plot elements. As such, American networks are less likely to liscence it as they believe that only kids watch anime, but that Air will traumatise kids and is thus unsuitable.

-_- you make a a great pont.

*Nods* Indeed. But still why not just skip the TV thing and go straight to DVD. That can't be too hard.

well to answer your question..
would you like to test your luck and bet 100 000 $ for the dvd
or just put on the tv and after put it on dvd if it was a sucess

espada you are totally right... after having watch
''Fairy Good Parent'' well you understand why

  • Jul 10, 2007
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Ahem, May I point something out?

They DID license it.

I'm actually currently uploading it to youtube...

http://youtube.com/profile?user=shiharo13

I can give you the link to the official English dubbed website and everything if you just ask.

  • Jan 10, 2008

Northy

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And may I point out that this thread is positively ancient? Like... made LONG before the anime was licensed.

  • Jan 10, 2008
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Lol look at the little counter on top of the post

It tells how old it is

  • Jan 10, 2008
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If they made it in america, i'm sure they would spoil the story, the best thing is to watch it in japanese and subbed. Like that you get the best of it.

  • Jan 26, 2009
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It has been dubbed by ADV
thats how I watched it

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