Japan anime?

Lyzel

New Member
Hey, I'm curious.. but let's say that if I went to Japan... would buying Anime be cheap or expensive? Would it make sense to just buy them off eBay??
 

googlefest1

New Member
well for one thing you should be able to tape it right off the tv over there and i think things are more expensive there also i dont think you find many translated items -- id rather buy some games and toys - and check out thier video arcades -- oh and dont forget to stop buy thier used girl panites vending machines LOL
 

MasterAkumaMatata

Staff member
I would guess that anime would be cheaper. At least compared to ordering online, you don't have to pay for shipping costs. And if compared to physical stores, there shouldn't be any import markup costs.

Originally posted by googlefest1@Feb 18, 2003 @ 09:03 AM

well for one thing you should be able to tape it right off the tv over there and i think things are more expensive there also i dont think you find many translated items -- id rather buy some games and toys - and check out thier video arcades -- oh and dont forget to stop buy thier used girl panites vending machines LOL
Hehe, did you find that out in an anime?
 

googlefest1

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no it was an article i read about japan (i think it was in national geographic) and they were talking about how stressfull they have it there and how it shows in thier sex industry and gave examples of things such as the dirty girls panites vending machines (for smelling) and how every whore house has every highschool uniform and the hentai anime there was some other shit like the vending machine regaring fetish but thats all i remember because that struck me as so odd
 

googlefest1

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Dude, as far as i know, i'ts a way for girls to make easy money... and Japanese guys buy them, but if chicks like to smell other chicks' panties, then it's for them too. I don't think you have to pass a gender test.


So I gues the next time you take a trip there, you're gonna pick up a few soilies, huh?
 

Gallstaff

Member
Hey do you think that anyones ever bought a pair of those and tried them on. Hehe poor bastard wakes up the next day with crabs.
 

TakaIsSilly

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Well, let's check. cdjapan has the price on DVD's pretty mutch with the suggested retail price on all products:

Card Captor Sakura TV DVD 1 3 eps - Price: 5000 Yen (US$ 41.41)

Card Captor Sakura TV DVD 1 4 eps - List Price: $29.98

Cowboy Bebop 1st season 3 eps - Price: 6800 Yen (US$ 56.31)

Cowboy Bebop - Session 1 5 eps - List Price: $29.98

Those are not hand picked to scare you, just series i picked out of my mind... average anime goes for no less than US$30, normally $40+, movies are even more expensive up to absurdities like $80+. Of course, most anime DVD brings omake stuff (cards, reversible covers, tiny posters) and expensive items come with unique items like tiny artbooks. It's no wonder Japan has one of the biggest comunity of 2nd hand shopping. On the upside, manga is quite cheap, you can buy phonebook-size compiled manga for less than 20$ - All products (except especific stuff, like Studio Ghibli DVD's, have no English subtitles.

As for the panies and stuff, they are but a drop on the ocean of all the avaiable products you can buy from sutch devilish machines. If I recall correctly, you can buy _new_ panties from the machines, and _used_ panties from speciality shops.
 

Cecilia Chen

Ban Hammered
OMG... You guys are sick...

And those japanese are so damn screwed up. If it isn't vending machine panties, hentai tentical sex, or hidden cameras in change rooms, its abducting girls off the street to rape in porn videos as sex slaves.
 

Myname

Member
Originally posted by Cecilia Chen@Feb 21, 2003 @ 05:16 AM

And those japanese are so damn screwed up. If it isn't vending machine panties, hentai tentical sex, or hidden cameras in change rooms, its abducting girls off the street to rape in porn videos as sex slaves.
And I suppose other country's are all squeeky clean, huh?
 

googlefest1

New Member
those porn videos cant be real - if they were there would be a man hunt for those people and it would be international news AND they would be banned

every country has something sick -- and just wait -- i think things will get even sicker
 

Trenton net

New Member
While it is true some are "staged", there are also loads of crap which is real. Its not very hard for someone who has a snake-head operation to do that. Who are you going to run complain or report to? They own you, and no one would miss you if you just vanished. You have to pay back a debt to them, so you do what your told, or your dead. Besides, they'd mosaic any important people out so they don't get caught.

Also, even if some of it is unrelated, there is enough of the "staged" stuff going around, that people can still do it. All they have to do is claim it wasn't rape and that it was part of a story in a consenting adult video. All the screaming for them to stop and such is just part of the act which every "Consenting" video has. Japanese culture is so messed up that most of the males are under the impression that schoolgirls like being raped. Even if they say stop, they really like it. That’s why even Legit Video productions do stories along those lines. Its just a moral cultural belief that’s stuck in Japanese culture. E.g, World War II, and how the Japanese kiddnapped people for so called "Comfort Houses".

In fact, I bet you'd be dead "shocked" at some of the stuff you'd find, and dare call "staged". People sell pirate CDs, Games, and movies by the boat load in asia, without giving a second thought about the word "illigal". Do you think they give a damn if they rape someone to make pirate VCDs on the street?! In fact, countrys like China execute people who do these horrible crimes in MASS, and still organized crime is rampent.

Don't get me wrong, I have every respect for your opinion. I just think its so white washed just to assume "Its fake, otherwise they'd be caught and a man hunt would follow, ect ect" like what would hapen in the US. Its a pretty ignorent thing to say (Although as unintentional as it may have been)
 

googlefest1

New Member
sure someone sick and not affraid to go to jail would not be worried if he/she got selected to prove the girls were consenting

and sure shit like thaat gets sold undergound but i was talking about retail porn no way any of that shit makes it retail for a long period of time with out getting shutdown (unless polititians like the stuff and want to keep it alive )

but with population outrage they wouldnt keep it afloat

also i dont think a sicko that makes "real rape movies" would risk selling it retail

i wasnt talking about underground -- everything is sold underground and everywhere (you can probbaly buy fresh hemoroids undergound)
 

Cecilia Chen

Ban Hammered
Going across the street, or into a VCD Store is hardly underground in asia. Maybe in North Amarica (For a lack of most people not knowing where to go).
 
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