Sparrow Tag said:
Aha, and anime review. Nice to see Escapist Magazine know what a good percentage of their readers enjoy. Will this be a regular thing now?
It will. In fact, we're launching our anime review section this week with a "Week O' Anime." It'll be a regular thing from now on.
So, uh, will it be only newer Anime, or will we be seeing some classics, like, for example, "Hokuto No Ken?" My god, I sound like a broken record.
Also, I thought that (and, rather, I'm pretty sure that), due to the weird way both Japanese and American liscensing works and interacts with each other, as long as the Anime is not licensed in the states (or somehwere in Europe, or wherever the reviewer of each particular anime lives), than it's not illegal to download a fan-subbed version, because, as stated, it technically doesn't appear in any legal databases for that country, meaning it basically is of no concern to the government.
Yeah, streching a bit, but I'm almost positive of that... well, until each Anime is inevitably brought over. Like, for example, Lucky Star. It was perfectly fine and legal to watch fan-subbed versions for awhile, like on Crunchyroll, but when it was licensed in the US, the person who runs the site took it down, stating that it had only than become illegal to host that show.
Yeah, sorry that the wording is so horrifically awkward. I'm running on no sleep (as I often am), so I'm a bit loopy right now. I also apologize if I was inadvertantly rude.