I second the fuck Japan notion. Japan, fuck them.>>11539033
And fuck you, no, the prices are ridiculous and that is why no one but retards actually pay. Corporate front whores like ANN need to exist to tell the West that the industries for anime are failing for some other reason than the fact that the cost is absurd, and they rarely license anything I would want to see. It is like they hand pick the shittiest shows, encode them at like fucking 640x480 and do a shitty translation job, put them out for ridiculous prices, and when they don't sell very well, the answer is never to come up with better marketing strategies or ideas, it is just to raise prices or hire 50 year old voice actors.
If I paid them, it would be indicative that I approve in some way of how they are doing their job, and no one should approve of what they are doing. Just because the Japanese are scared of reverse importation doesn't mean we are going to pay the same silly fixed prices as they are. If this is the case, and the western anime companies cannot get money, the solution is no western anime companies.