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11 May 2004 @ 05:45 am
FMA licensing fuss - attempt to recap  
Just trying to make things clearer for everybody, but I'll probably just confuse everybody further.

1. It started with rumors and an article saying that it was announced at one of the pre-conferences for E3(big gaming convention) that Funi licensed FMA and that it would air in October.
2. Animesuki marked FMA as 'licensed'.
3. Anbu say they'll give up FMA if it's true, and remove all their torrents.
4. Sonchou say they will keep going anyway.
5. Anbu then say it *isn't* official. Their channel title says 'We haven't dropped FMA yet'.
6. Nobody knows what is going on exactly. Fangirls panic through all this stuff.

Conclusion: wtf? Well at least Sonchou said they won't let us down whatever happens. So, we can chill. But I suppose we can expect the whole thing to be official soon enough, unless it was all a big mistake.

(so, did that help any or did I just confuse you all over again?)
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Blutarskyblutarsky on May 11th, 2004 02:50 am (UTC)
No, great for you to post this. Now everyone knows what's going on...or not. XP

We just have to wait and cross our fingers. :/ Just hope for the best...
Kathleen: WTF - kimmycatkimmycat on May 11th, 2004 02:53 am (UTC)
Wait a second...I don't think E3 has started yet!

My brother is going and he leaves tomorrow...
Kathleenkimmycat on May 11th, 2004 02:54 am (UTC)
/ today depending on your time zone
Kalika Maxwellkalikamaxwell on May 11th, 2004 02:55 am (UTC)
My fault. Should have been more precise. It was said at one of the pre-conferences for E3. Off to fix that. Thanks.
ミラン: yintaku - まだまだだねlinna on May 11th, 2004 02:55 am (UTC)
Either way be it licensed or not I think we fangirls (I admit I am one to an extent) need to be prepared for it to be licensed. It's hot enough in Japan for it to catch some press in the states for companies to seriously take a look at getting it (Chrno Crusade anyone?) Plus if that game site is true and the game is going to be coming state side, it's suicide to just bring that over without the anime or manga to back it up and rack in the sales. The game can easily flop if it doesn't get the push from a fanbase. Corporations are gonna look into how much money they can milk from it and if they widen the fanbase (including all aspects of Hagaren) they can make serious amounts of money.

Anyway point being: we should be prepared to face licensing. Until we get more info we should all just chill and ride it out. We'll be able to get subs somehow. There's always alternatives to it so no worries. =)
Ghost: [Ed]  What the fucking HELL did you say?dr_ghost on May 11th, 2004 03:06 am (UTC)
For the moment I am not too worried...I admit, all hell broke loose as far as the GetBackers fans were concerned when it was announced to be liseneced and a list of voice actors came out. In the end, if someone is still subbing right the way to the end then there are no worries to us right away.

Should they stop however I'm not sure what fans who are outside the US will do: I'm in England, as are one of my friends also into FMA and others all over the country and we just won't be able to see the end of the show should all the fansubs turn themselves off half-way through. To me, that isn't fair and while it is baring in mind the laws of lisencing, what about those of us who just won't get to see the end of it?

So for now, as long as someone is still subbing FMA, I'm not worried.
ミラン: yintaku - まだまだだねlinna on May 11th, 2004 03:20 am (UTC)
Actually someone finished subbing GBs...You just need to find the right people who have it to leech from. Even CCS is still going around.

There's always gonna be a group that'll sub FMA...Even licensed series like TeniPuri and Naruto (manga) are still be scanlated. I don't think fangirls have anything to really worry about in terms of getting their hands on stuff.
Ghost: [Ed] ...uh-huh...sure....dr_ghost on May 11th, 2004 03:23 am (UTC)
Er...I know someone finished subbint GetBackers...eheh...I'm a mod at GB:Yaoi so...ehehe ^_^;; Sorry if that sounds snappy or whatever...that wasn't the point I was making, more to the fact that people still spazzed out when they here the name of their fandom paired with "dubbing" or "lisencing"

But as I said, I'm not worried about things as it stands so I shall go along my merry way and wait for the next episode to come out *laughs* :3
mica_chanmica_chan on May 11th, 2004 04:34 am (UTC)
there are some group still scanlating Tenipuri??? Who?????? (I'm suffering for abstinence.

But, seriouslly...I don't want FMA licensed. Not yet. But, if it really happens and I couldn't prevent this terrible fate, I'll pray to some group still continue subbing it.
If Souchou will do it, I'm happy...the only problem is that I don't know Souchou address! (I always picked the things in animesuki)
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mica_chanmica_chan on May 11th, 2004 05:13 am (UTC)
ok, thanks ^_^ (I don't have irc, but I'll manage to do something to learn how to use it).
filling spatial gaps with prime value: by yuzu_chan - smile or get hurtamai_unmei on May 11th, 2004 05:32 am (UTC)
Here's the web link
mica_chanmica_chan on May 11th, 2004 10:11 am (UTC)
Re: Here's the web link
Oh, thank you again ^_^
ミランlinna on May 11th, 2004 11:46 am (UTC)
FET is still doing TeniPuri but only releasing it in their channel. I'm assuming that if Sonchou continues to do Hagaren it'll also be inchannel otherwise they'll use the torrents at umm...damn I can't remember what it was called. mircx or something. I can't torrent so I don't remember what it's called.
mica_chanmica_chan on May 11th, 2004 12:12 pm (UTC)
FET is still doing TeniPuri!????? Geeez...I definitly have to learn how to use irc!! I swear, this week I'll learn this thing!

Thanks a lot.
11luver_gurl on May 11th, 2004 05:07 am (UTC)
eeee.. no.. they ARE licensed yea?! seeing it's NOT on animesuki anymore.. :'( .. BUT Sonchou WILL continue yea... !?!? argg.. this is so sad!! they just HAD to do it in the middle of the series.. didn't they!!??! -_-;;

sigh.. anyone have the link to sonchou btw?!! :p
Poison Envywinter_ruins on May 11th, 2004 06:07 am (UTC)
Right above your post ^^
Calessandriana on May 11th, 2004 06:33 am (UTC)
Thanks for the recap-- that does help. Don't want to wade through all the junk.

I post, go to bed for six hours, wake up and... 216 posts? >.< Must be a lot of night owls here, I guess. Or ppl from other countries. ^^
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Kalika Maxwellkalikamaxwell on May 11th, 2004 03:32 pm (UTC)
No, they didn't. Scarywater just refuses to host licensed anime torrents. They still give it out by irc and I reckon they'll put the torrents somewhere else. It's ok. :)