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11th Mar '17 10:35:55 AM nombretomado
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* ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch''. The franchise has a large fanbase ([[BrokenBase although the fandom never did recuperate from the great 2004 forum war]]), new readers from the English vs. of the manga, and [[MerchandiseDriven merchandise tie-ins by the truckload]]. But when Creator/ADVFilms had it, they spent a year trying to get TV networks to pick it up and failed. Nobody wanted to gamble on a girls' series, especially not one that was also a WidgetSeries. Season 1 ''alone'' is 52 episodes; that length just can't be supported by sight-unseen, fansub-based DVD sales alone. English-speakers will probably never get it. Worse, the fansubs probably won't reach the end of the series. (The trailer used to pitch the series to TV can be found [[http://www.rtve.es/?go=111b735a516af85cd875cc585adbab63c55681f4f67f2aaa477f7508a0f97ee29eb4c5af57671ad705ef5e1c649c918fcadb894e50a6210b5ef2d3052f1175de601449009496f88ef4795d9cad0d7af1bc8cdc6afce9488d5680314f5578b356 here]].)

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* ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch''.''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch''. The franchise has a large fanbase ([[BrokenBase although the fandom never did recuperate from the great 2004 forum war]]), new readers from the English vs. of the manga, and [[MerchandiseDriven merchandise tie-ins by the truckload]]. But when Creator/ADVFilms had it, they spent a year trying to get TV networks to pick it up and failed. Nobody wanted to gamble on a girls' series, especially not one that was also a WidgetSeries. Season 1 ''alone'' is 52 episodes; that length just can't be supported by sight-unseen, fansub-based DVD sales alone. English-speakers will probably never get it. Worse, the fansubs probably won't reach the end of the series. (The trailer used to pitch the series to TV can be found [[http://www.rtve.es/?go=111b735a516af85cd875cc585adbab63c55681f4f67f2aaa477f7508a0f97ee29eb4c5af57671ad705ef5e1c649c918fcadb894e50a6210b5ef2d3052f1175de601449009496f88ef4795d9cad0d7af1bc8cdc6afce9488d5680314f5578b356 here]].)
9th Mar '17 8:33:56 PM mightystar
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* Although ''Manga/NintamaRantarou'' has the 1st and 2nd series, and every episode since the 16th series fully released on DVD by NBC Universal Entertainment Japan [[note]] However, some episodes were not included on the 1st and 2nd series DVD box sets apparently due to NHK [[MissingEpisode losing some of the master tapes over the years.]] [[/note]], the 3rd-15th series have not. So far, the only DVD releases of the 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, and the 9th-15th series are cherry-picked episodes under the 4 volume "The Step of Those Days" line. As for the 5th and 8th series? Not a single episode to those particular series are available on DVD in Japan whatsoever. Doesn't help that trying to find certain episodes of the 3rd-15th series online, especially the 7th and 8th series, can be extremely difficult or just downright impossible.

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* Although ''Manga/NintamaRantarou'' has the 1st and 2nd series, and every episode since the 16th series fully released on DVD by NBC Universal Entertainment Japan [[note]] However, some episodes were not included on the 1st and 2nd series DVD box sets apparently due to NHK [[MissingEpisode losing some of the master tapes over the years.]] [[/note]], the 3rd-15th series have not. So far, the only DVD releases of the 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, and the 9th-15th series are cherry-picked episodes under the 4 volume 4-volume "The Step Stage of Those Days" line. As for the 5th 5th, 7th, and 8th series? Not a single episode to those particular series are available on DVD in Japan whatsoever.whatsoever. Are they at least available for streaming? Nope. Only the 1st, 16th, and 17th series are available for streaming. Doesn't help that trying to find certain episodes of the 3rd-15th series online, especially the 7th and 8th series, can be extremely difficult or just downright impossible.
7th Mar '17 8:55:56 PM SockstheCat2000
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* Most episodes of ''Gan to Gon'' and ''Hoshi no Ko Poron'' is hard to find.

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* Most episodes of ''Gan to Gon'' and ''Hoshi no Ko Poron'' is are hard to find.
7th Mar '17 8:55:19 PM SockstheCat2000
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* Most episodes of ''Gan to Gon'' and ''Hoshi no Ko Poron'' is hard to find.
** However, the VHS recordings of both shows were found by morikawa and is uploading every Saturday (other Saturday for ''Gan to Gon'') on both Niconico and YouTube.
5th Mar '17 5:58:05 PM mightystar
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** NHK Enterprises is really treating the series like garbage when it comes to streaming. They're currently only supplying '''a tiny chunk of the 7th series''' to streaming services in Japan, such as Docomo Anime Store. Creator/{{Hulu}} Japan and U-Next formally had 20 episodes of the 7th series, while NHK On Demand and Yahoo! [=GyaO=] formally had 10 episodes of the 13th series. In January 2017, more episodes became available for streaming on Creator/Netflix Japan and Hikari TV in order to celebrate the series' 20th anniversary. The downside? It's only cherry-picked episodes from the 1st-19th series. At least most of the episodes they cherry-picked aren't even available on DVD.

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** NHK Enterprises is really treating the series like garbage when it comes to streaming. They're currently only supplying '''a tiny chunk of the 7th series''' to streaming services in Japan, such as Docomo Anime Store. Creator/{{Hulu}} Japan and U-Next formally had 20 episodes of the 7th series, while NHK On Demand and Yahoo! [=GyaO=] formally had 10 episodes of the 13th series. In January 2017, more episodes became available for streaming on Creator/Netflix Creator/{{Netflix}} Japan and Hikari TV in order to celebrate the series' 20th anniversary. The downside? It's only cherry-picked episodes from the 1st-19th series. At least most of the episodes they cherry-picked aren't even available on DVD.
5th Mar '17 5:53:56 PM mightystar
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* ''Anime/{{Ojarumaru}}'' has only 160 out of the 1,418+ episodes released on DVD. This is very baffling since every episode of the 1st-5th series (specifically the first 450 episodes) was released on VHS. Worse, all the 1st-5th series [=DVD=]s by Nippon Crown have been long out of print and are quite rare. Used copies are going for no less than $50 on auction websites. Even worse, most of the episodes, especially the older ones, are very hard to find online. Thankfully, NHK E-Tele airs reruns during the series' hiatuses during the summer and winter. The only problem though is that nowadays the episodes produced in high definition [[note]] Since the 10th series. [[/note]] are the only ones rerunning! The standard definition episodes haven't reran in ''quite a while''.
** NHK Enterprises is really treating the series like garbage when it comes to Internet streaming. They're currently only supplying '''a tiny chunk of the 7th series''' to streaming services in Japan, such as Docomo Anime Store. Creator/{{Hulu}} Japan and U-Next formally had 20 episodes of the 7th series, while NHK On Demand and Yahoo! [=GyaO=] formally had 10 episodes of the 13th series, and are no longer streaming the series.

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* ''Anime/{{Ojarumaru}}'' has only 160 out of the 1,418+ episodes released on DVD. DVD in Japan. This is very baffling since every episode of the 1st-5th series (specifically the first 450 episodes) was released on VHS.VHS there. Worse, all the 1st-5th series [=DVD=]s by Nippon Crown have been long out of print and are quite rare. Used copies are going for no less than $50 on auction websites. Even worse, most of the episodes, especially the older ones, are very hard to find online. Thankfully, NHK E-Tele airs reruns during the series' hiatuses during the summer and winter. The only problem though is that nowadays the episodes produced in high definition [[note]] Since the 10th series. [[/note]] are the only ones rerunning! The standard definition episodes haven't reran in ''quite a while''.
** NHK Enterprises is really treating the series like garbage when it comes to Internet streaming. They're currently only supplying '''a tiny chunk of the 7th series''' to streaming services in Japan, such as Docomo Anime Store. Creator/{{Hulu}} Japan and U-Next formally had 20 episodes of the 7th series, while NHK On Demand and Yahoo! [=GyaO=] formally had 10 episodes of the 13th series, and are no longer series. In January 2017, more episodes became available for streaming on Creator/Netflix Japan and Hikari TV in order to celebrate the series.series' 20th anniversary. The downside? It's only cherry-picked episodes from the 1st-19th series. At least most of the episodes they cherry-picked aren't even available on DVD.



* ''Oyako Club'' doesn't have a home media release and probably never will. Want to see any episodes? Good luck with that! Majority of the episodes are extremely difficult to find. However, a couple episodes were uploaded onto Website/YouTube and another in a torrent.
** Unfortunately, the torrent no longer has any seeders, meaning that the file in the torrent cannot be retrieved.

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* ''Oyako Club'' doesn't have a home media release and probably never will. Want to see any episodes? Good luck with that! Majority of the episodes are extremely difficult to find. However, a couple episodes were uploaded onto Website/YouTube and another in a torrent.
** Unfortunately, the torrent
torrent, which no longer has any seeders, meaning that the file in the torrent cannot be retrieved.anyone seeding it.



** Speaking of ''Shimajiro'', there's no DVD release for the first series yet, despite how popular it is in Japan and being a long runner. Although it's available for Internet streaming in Japan on Rakuten SHOWTIME, they only have episodes 421-519. The early episodes did get a handful of VHS releases back in the 1990s, but that was it. There was a magical period in time back a few years ago where some episodes could be found on YouTube. Unfortunately, all the uploads were eventually removed due to copyright infringement.

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** Speaking of ''Shimajiro'', there's no DVD release for the first series yet, despite how popular it is in Japan and being a long runner. Although it's available for Internet streaming in Japan on Rakuten SHOWTIME, they only have episodes 421-519. The early episodes did get a handful of VHS releases back in the 1990s, but that was it. There was a magical period in time back a few years ago where some episodes could be found on YouTube. Unfortunately, all the uploads were eventually removed due to copyright infringement.



* Only 39 out of the 78 episodes of ''Danchi Tomoo'' are available on DVD and streaming in Japan. As a result, the only way to watch anything beyond episode 39 nowadays is to catch reruns on Creator/DisneyXD Japan.

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* Only 39 out of the 78 episodes of ''Danchi Tomoo'' are has only 39 out of 78 episodes available on DVD and streaming in Japan. As a result, the only way to watch anything beyond episode 39 nowadays is to catch reruns on Creator/DisneyXD Japan.
4th Mar '17 6:32:36 PM mightystar
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* Only 39 out of the 78 episodes of ''Danchi Tomoo'' are available on DVD and streaming in Japan. As a result, the only way to watch anything beyond episode 39 nowadays is to catch reruns on Creator/DisneyXD Japan.
4th Mar '17 6:21:39 PM mightystar
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* ''Anime/{{Ojarumaru}}'' has only 160 out of the 1,418+ episodes released on DVD. This is very baffling since every episode of Series 1-5 (specifically the first 450 episodes) was released on VHS. Worse, all the Series 1-5 [=DVD=]s by Nippon Crown have been long out of print and are quite rare. Used copies are going for no less than $50 on auction websites. Even worse, most of the episodes, especially the older ones, are very hard to find online. Thankfully, NHK E-Tele airs reruns during the series' hiatuses during the summer and winter. The only problem though is that nowadays the episodes produced in high definition [[note]] Since Series 10. [[/note]] are the only ones rerunning! The standard definition episodes haven't reran in ''quite a while''.
** NHK Enterprises is really treating the series like garbage when it comes to Internet streaming. They're currently only supplying '''a tiny chunk of Series 7''' to Internet streaming services, such as Docomo Anime Store. Creator/{{Hulu}} Japan and U-Next formally had 20 episodes of Series 7, while NHK On Demand and Yahoo! [=GyaO=] formally had 10 episodes of Series 13, and are no longer streaming the series.
** The series' first special, ''Ojarumaru: A Happy Blue Back'', only got a VHS release and there are no plans of releasing it on DVD. However, it did get a [=VideoCD=] release in Hong Kong, which has the Japanese audio.

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* ''Anime/{{Ojarumaru}}'' has only 160 out of the 1,418+ episodes released on DVD. This is very baffling since every episode of Series 1-5 the 1st-5th series (specifically the first 450 episodes) was released on VHS. Worse, all the Series 1-5 1st-5th series [=DVD=]s by Nippon Crown have been long out of print and are quite rare. Used copies are going for no less than $50 on auction websites. Even worse, most of the episodes, especially the older ones, are very hard to find online. Thankfully, NHK E-Tele airs reruns during the series' hiatuses during the summer and winter. The only problem though is that nowadays the episodes produced in high definition [[note]] Since Series 10.the 10th series. [[/note]] are the only ones rerunning! The standard definition episodes haven't reran in ''quite a while''.
** NHK Enterprises is really treating the series like garbage when it comes to Internet streaming. They're currently only supplying '''a tiny chunk of Series 7''' the 7th series''' to Internet streaming services, services in Japan, such as Docomo Anime Store. Creator/{{Hulu}} Japan and U-Next formally had 20 episodes of Series 7, the 7th series, while NHK On Demand and Yahoo! [=GyaO=] formally had 10 episodes of Series 13, the 13th series, and are no longer streaming the series.
** The series' first special, ''Ojarumaru: A Happy Blue Back'', only got a VHS release and there are currently no plans of releasing it on DVD.a DVD release. However, it did get a [=VideoCD=] release in Hong Kong, which has the Japanese audio.



** Creator/DisneyChannel Japan formerly aired the series for a brief period every year, however, [[ScrewedByTheNetwork they only aired Series 7 and half of Series 8]].

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** Creator/DisneyChannel Japan formerly aired the series for a brief period every year, however, [[ScrewedByTheNetwork they only aired Series 7 the 7th series and half of Series 8]].the 8th series]].



* Although ''Manga/NintamaRantarou'' has Series 1, 2, and every episode since Series 16 fully released on DVD by NBC Universal Entertainment Japan [[note]] However, some episodes were not included on the Series 1 and 2 DVD box sets apparently due to NHK [[MissingEpisode losing some of the master tapes over the years.]] [[/note]], Series 3-15 have not. So far, the only DVD releases of Series 3, 4, 6, 7, and 9-15 are cherry-picked episodes under the 4 volume "The Step of Those Days" line. As for Series 5 and 8? Not a single episode to those particular series are available on DVD whatsoever. While Series 3-15 are not impossible to find online, trying to find certain episodes, especially Series 8, can be extremely difficult.

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* Although ''Manga/NintamaRantarou'' has Series 1, 2, the 1st and 2nd series, and every episode since Series 16 the 16th series fully released on DVD by NBC Universal Entertainment Japan [[note]] However, some episodes were not included on the Series 1 1st and 2 2nd series DVD box sets apparently due to NHK [[MissingEpisode losing some of the master tapes over the years.]] [[/note]], Series 3-15 the 3rd-15th series have not. So far, the only DVD releases of Series 3, 4, 6, 7, the 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, and 9-15 the 9th-15th series are cherry-picked episodes under the 4 volume "The Step of Those Days" line. As for Series 5 the 5th and 8? 8th series? Not a single episode to those particular series are available on DVD in Japan whatsoever. While Series 3-15 are not impossible to find online, Doesn't help that trying to find certain episodes, episodes of the 3rd-15th series online, especially Series 8, the 7th and 8th series, can be extremely difficult.difficult or just downright impossible.
22nd Feb '17 10:37:53 AM bowserbros
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** ** The 1998 theatrical version of ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie'' has remained under this status since the release of the ''kanzenban'' version a year later. The latter version [[GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion re-does a large number of shots in the film to add in CGI]] (be it replacing entire effects such as whirling clouds or simple choreographic retouches); this is the version that would be used for the film's English dub and all following home video releases. The theatrical version, meanwhile, has never seen a single re-release since its initial VHS & [=LaserDisc=] pressings in the first half of 1999, and only continues to survive thanks to the likes of [=eBay=], Amazon, and a small number of video-sharing sites in the most obscure corners of the internet.

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** ** The 1998 theatrical version of ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie'' has remained under this status since the release of the ''kanzenban'' version a year later. The latter version [[GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion re-does a large number of shots in the film to add in CGI]] (be it replacing entire effects such as whirling clouds or simple choreographic retouches); this is the version that would be used for the film's English dub and all following home video releases. The theatrical version, meanwhile, has never seen a single re-release since its initial VHS & [=LaserDisc=] pressings in the first half of 1999, and only continues to survive thanks to the likes of [=eBay=], Amazon, and a small number of video-sharing sites in the most obscure corners of the internet.
22nd Feb '17 10:37:32 AM bowserbros
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** ** The 1998 theatrical version of ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie'' has remained under this status since the release of the ''kanzenban'' version a year later. The latter version [[GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion re-does a large number of shots in the film to add in CGI]] (be it replacing entire effects such as whirling clouds or simple choreographic retouches); this is the version that would be used for the film's English dub and all following home video releases. The theatrical version, meanwhile, has never seen a single re-release since its initial VHS & [=LaserDisc=] pressings in the first half of 1999, and only continues to survive thanks to the likes of [=eBay=], Amazon, and a small number of video-sharing sites in the most obscure corners of the internet.
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