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20th Sep '17 10:46:00 PM gjjones
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** And the original English dub by DiC/Cloverway is gone forever outside of illegal viewing and buying the tapes second-hand due to Viz claiming that the materials for them no longer exist or are in very poor shape (there's also possibly music issues that would need to be cleared for DiC's episodes), which sucks for fans of the 90s dub.

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** And the original English dub by DiC/Cloverway is gone forever outside of illegal viewing and buying the tapes second-hand due to Viz claiming that the original cinetape materials for them no longer exist or are in very poor shape (there's also possibly music issues that would need to be cleared for DiC's episodes), which sucks for fans of the 90s dub.dub are understandably outraged about.



** And just like what happened with ''Dragon Ball Z'', fans of the Japanese version are still circulating copies on the internet with the original audio for certain previews ripped from the initial broadcasts. A quick search for "sailor moon original broadcast audio" online will bring up several clips featuring this lost high-quality audio, though full episodes take some extra effort to find. However, Toei did keep the original audio masters for the episodes themselves.



** Fans of the Japanese version are still circulating copies on the internet with the original audio ripped from the initial broadcasts. Apparently Toei junked ''all'' of the audio master tapes for ''Dragon Ball'' and ''Dragon Ball Z'' (excluding the movies) because they had no interest in home media, and they only survive through low-quality copies that sound like the actors recorded with pillows over their mouths. Finding copies on the internet with audio sourced from the original broadcasts is extremely rare, but highly covered. A quick search for "dragon ball z original broadcast audio" online will bring up several clips featuring this lost high-quality audio, though full episodes take some extra effort to find.

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** Fans of the Japanese version are still circulating copies on the internet with the original audio ripped from the initial broadcasts. Apparently Toei junked ''all'' Fuji TV and it's affiliate networks disposed of the audio master cine tapes for ''Dragon Ball'' and ''Dragon Ball Z'' sent by Toei (excluding the movies) because they had no interest in home media, not only was their storage space was at a premium, but the cine tapes were also quite large, and they only survive through low-quality copies that sound like the actors recorded with pillows over their mouths. Finding copies on the internet with audio sourced from the original broadcasts is extremely rare, but highly covered. A quick search for "dragon ball z original broadcast audio" online will bring up several clips featuring this lost high-quality audio, though full episodes take some extra effort to find.
18th Sep '17 1:21:46 AM Doug86
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* This can happen to companies of niche genres or even larger ones (example, {{yaoi}}). The amount printed is usually low to not be a risk to the company and so even finding a book a year after its English release (example ''Manga/SevenDays'') is difficult and expensive. Fortunately due to the digital age it is possible to buy some titles online or with devices like the Kindle and the Nook.

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* This can happen to companies of niche genres or even larger ones (example, {{yaoi}}).{{yaoi|Genre}}). The amount printed is usually low to not be a risk to the company and so even finding a book a year after its English release (example ''Manga/SevenDays'') is difficult and expensive. Fortunately due to the digital age it is possible to buy some titles online or with devices like the Kindle and the Nook.
10th Sep '17 1:52:53 PM nombretomado
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*** Averted as now FUNimation is releasing both series on DVD and Blu-Ray.

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*** Averted as now FUNimation [=FUNimation=] is releasing both series on DVD and Blu-Ray.
22nd Aug '17 8:36:23 PM mightystar
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* ''Anime/{{Ojarumaru}}'' has only 160 out of the 1,418+ episodes released on DVD in Japan. This is very baffling since every episode of the 1st-5th series (specifically the first 450 episodes) was released on 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 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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* ''Anime/{{Ojarumaru}}'' has only 160 out of the 1,418+ episodes released on DVD in Japan. This is very baffling since every episode of the 1st-5th series (specifically the first 450 episodes) was released on 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 streaming. They're currently
while'' and 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 do so on Creator/{{Netflix}} Japan and Hikari TV in order to celebrate the series' 20th anniversary. The downside? It's only rare occasions.
** Streaming isn't any better. Only
cherry-picked episodes from the 1st-19th series. series are available on streaming services in Japan, such as {{Creator/Netflix}} Japan. At least most of the episodes they cherry-picked episodes aren't even available on DVD.



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



* ''Dororonpa!'' doesn't have a home media release either. Like ''Oyako Club'', episodes are difficult to find, especially if you're living outside of Japan. Thankfully, the series is available on Yahoo! [=GyaO=] and Amazon Video Japan (though the last episode isn't included for some reason). Tele-Asa Channel 1 reran the series for a brief period in 2014 and early 2015, but it was eventually removed from their schedule.
* ''Gatapishi'' got a few VHS releases during the 1990s, but has yet to be released on DVD. Luckily, the entire series is available on Yahoo! [=GyaO=].



** 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 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 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.



* The first two ''Shonen Ashibe'' anime series have been released on VHS during the 1990s, but have yet to be released on DVD.

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* The first two ''Shonen Ashibe'' anime series have been released on VHS in Japan during the 1990s, but have yet to be released on DVD.
12th Aug '17 11:31:18 AM nombretomado
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* The rights to ''Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'' (2001) were sold to Creator/{{Disney}} as part of the package acquisition of {{Saban|Entertainment}}'s assets bundled with the Fox Family (now Creator/{{ABC}} Family) company. Since Disney couldn't care less about Transformers (...give or take [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Transformers_Disney_Label some]] [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Transformers:_Crossovers toys]]), it has only been released in the United Kingdom. With the Shout! Factory releases of ''Anime/TransformersHeadmasters'', ''Anime/TransformersSuperGodMasterforce'' and ''Anime/TransformersVictory'' this remains one of the few ''Transformers'' series (others being the Japanese ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' cartoons, ''Anime/TransformersGo'' and ''WebAnimation/TheTransformersCombinerWars'') yet to see a stateside DVD set. There is also a good chance that the rights to the series may have lapsed.

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* The rights to ''Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'' (2001) were sold to Creator/{{Disney}} as part of the package acquisition of {{Saban|Entertainment}}'s Creator/{{Saban|Entertainment}}'s assets bundled with the Fox Family (now Creator/{{ABC}} Family) company. Since Disney couldn't care less about Transformers (...give or take [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Transformers_Disney_Label some]] [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Transformers:_Crossovers toys]]), it has only been released in the United Kingdom. With the Shout! Factory releases of ''Anime/TransformersHeadmasters'', ''Anime/TransformersSuperGodMasterforce'' and ''Anime/TransformersVictory'' this remains one of the few ''Transformers'' series (others being the Japanese ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' cartoons, ''Anime/TransformersGo'' and ''WebAnimation/TheTransformersCombinerWars'') yet to see a stateside DVD set. There is also a good chance that the rights to the series may have lapsed.
2nd Aug '17 9:43:35 AM GrammarNavi
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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 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 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.[=YouTube=]. Unfortunately, all the uploads were eventually removed due to copyright infringement.



* An English dub of Anime/OnegaiMyMelody called [[http://lostmedia.wikia.com/wiki/My_Melody%27s_Magical_Adventure_%28Mid-2000%27s_Cartoon_Network_Dub%29 "My Melody's Magical Adventure" actually exists.]] [[NoExportForYou But unless you live in Asia]], you have to be lucky to find at least one episode of the dub. A clip of the dub was released on Youtube but is currently removed.

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* An English dub of Anime/OnegaiMyMelody called [[http://lostmedia.wikia.com/wiki/My_Melody%27s_Magical_Adventure_%28Mid-2000%27s_Cartoon_Network_Dub%29 "My Melody's Magical Adventure" actually exists.]] [[NoExportForYou But unless you live in Asia]], you have to be lucky to find at least one episode of the dub. A clip of the dub was released on Youtube Website/YouTube but is currently removed.



* ''Nono-chan'' is so hard to find nowadays due to the lack of a home media release for it. However, a few episodes of the Malaysian dub can be found on YouTube and Anime Malay.
* ''Manga/MidoriNoMakibao'': due to it's complete audience alienating premise, has only seen release outside Japan in Taiwan and The Philippines (where it wasn't popular). There was a DVD boxset release but it's out of print. Someone has uploaded the entire series up to Youtube though.
* ''Hai Akko Desu'' doesn't have a home media release. However, the first 54 episodes can be found on YouTube. The other 109 episodes haven't been uploaded at all and are literally impossible to find nowadays.

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* ''Nono-chan'' is so hard to find nowadays due to the lack of a home media release for it. However, a few episodes of the Malaysian dub can be found on YouTube Website/YouTube and Anime Malay.
* ''Manga/MidoriNoMakibao'': due to it's complete audience alienating premise, has only seen release outside Japan in Taiwan and The Philippines (where it wasn't popular). There was a DVD boxset release but it's out of print. Someone has uploaded the entire series up to Youtube Website/YouTube though.
* ''Hai Akko Desu'' doesn't have a home media release. However, the first 54 episodes can be found on YouTube.Website/YouTube. The other 109 episodes haven't been uploaded at all and are literally impossible to find nowadays.



* Good luck hunting down the DVD copies of ''Anime/DaisukiBuBuChaCha''. They're long out of print. You'll have better luck finding rips of the [=DVDs=] on Youtube.

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* Good luck hunting down the DVD copies of ''Anime/DaisukiBuBuChaCha''. They're long out of print. You'll have better luck finding rips of the [=DVDs=] on Youtube.Website/YouTube.



** 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.
* While not a series, good luck getting the Daicon III and IV animations ever released. Two short films from Gainax featuring an almost nonstop series of unlicensed pop culture and otaku cameos [[note]]Including, but not necessarily limited to: a TIE fighter, the Millennium Falcon, C-3PO, Chewbacca, Nazoh from Ōgon Bat, a Pira Seijin with a nametag reading "Tarō the Blaster" (Bakuhatsu Tarō) on his chest, Captain America, Robin, Batman, Spider-Man, Superman, Wonder Woman, Kamen Rider, Jumborg Ace, the Shooting Star, an Ohmu from Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Nausicaä herself, Lynne Minmay, Mazinger Z, Kool Seijin, Cutie Honey, Lord Jaxom and Ruth, Anna, Apollo Geist, Ātman, Bandel Seijin, Barom One, Bat, Bert, Big X, Boss Borot, a Brutishdog, Captain Dyce, Char Aznable, Cobra, Cornelius, Cyborg 009, Densen Man, Doruge (a Toei kaijū), Fighters, Doraemon, Gavan, Gill-man, Gort, Hack, Hakaider, Hell Ambassador, the Invisible Man, Inspector Zenigata, Kamen Rider V3, Kanegon, Kemur, King Joe, Lum Invader, Lupin the Third, The Robot from Metropolis, Metalinom, the Metaluna Mutant, a Martian from the War of the Worlds, Ming the Merciless, Moonlight Mask, Q-tarō, Pris, Robby the Robot, Robokon, the Robot Gunslinger from Westworld, Robot Santōhei, the SDF-1, Snake Plisskin, Soran the Space Boy, Space Ace, the Space Battleship Yamato, Speed Racer, Spock, Superman, Super Sentai, Susumu Kodai, Tetsujin 28, Triton, and a Xilien.[[/note]] over a bed of the song "Twilight" by Electric Light Orchestra pretty much ensures that you'll never see it outside of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-840keiiFDE youtube]].

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** 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.
Website/YouTube.
* While not a series, good luck getting the Daicon III and IV animations ever released. Two short films from Gainax featuring an almost nonstop series of unlicensed pop culture and otaku cameos [[note]]Including, but not necessarily limited to: a TIE fighter, the Millennium Falcon, C-3PO, Chewbacca, Nazoh from Ōgon Bat, a Pira Seijin with a nametag reading "Tarō the Blaster" (Bakuhatsu Tarō) on his chest, Captain America, Robin, Batman, Spider-Man, Superman, Wonder Woman, Kamen Rider, Jumborg Ace, the Shooting Star, an Ohmu from Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Nausicaä herself, Lynne Minmay, Mazinger Z, Kool Seijin, Cutie Honey, Lord Jaxom and Ruth, Anna, Apollo Geist, Ātman, Bandel Seijin, Barom One, Bat, Bert, Big X, Boss Borot, a Brutishdog, Captain Dyce, Char Aznable, Cobra, Cornelius, Cyborg 009, Densen Man, Doruge (a Toei kaijū), Fighters, Doraemon, Gavan, Gill-man, Gort, Hack, Hakaider, Hell Ambassador, the Invisible Man, Inspector Zenigata, Kamen Rider V3, Kanegon, Kemur, King Joe, Lum Invader, Lupin the Third, The Robot from Metropolis, Metalinom, the Metaluna Mutant, a Martian from the War of the Worlds, Ming the Merciless, Moonlight Mask, Q-tarō, Pris, Robby the Robot, Robokon, the Robot Gunslinger from Westworld, Robot Santōhei, the SDF-1, Snake Plisskin, Soran the Space Boy, Space Ace, the Space Battleship Yamato, Speed Racer, Spock, Superman, Super Sentai, Susumu Kodai, Tetsujin 28, Triton, and a Xilien.[[/note]] over a bed of the song "Twilight" by Electric Light Orchestra pretty much ensures that you'll never see it outside of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-840keiiFDE youtube]].YouTube]].
13th Jun '17 11:27:27 PM ninjamitsuki2
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** The complete series has been uploaded to Website/YouTube. (However, as the main page says, we can't link to it here, in part to make sure it stays up.)

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** The complete series has been uploaded to Website/YouTube. (However, as the main page says, we can't link to it here, in part to make sure it stays up.)was eventually rescued by Creator/DiscotekMedia.
3rd Jun '17 8:33:46 PM jormis29
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* You remember ''Anime/SpeedRacer'', right? Of course you do. Now how about ''Speed Racer X''? Even if you do, you won't be able to find it very easily. Legal issues kept the show from airing past 13 episodes in the US and none of those had an official release stateside. The only way to view the series now is through incredibly rare recordings people have done. A few episodes are on Website/YouTube, but they're incredibly poor quality.

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* You remember ''Anime/SpeedRacer'', right? Of course you do. Now how about ''Speed Racer X''? ''Anime/SpeedRacerX''? Even if you do, you won't be able to find it very easily. Legal issues kept the show from airing past 13 episodes in the US and none of those had an official release stateside. The only way to view the series now is through incredibly rare recordings people have done. A few episodes are on Website/YouTube, but they're incredibly poor quality.
31st May '17 11:09:10 PM Az_Tech341
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* Have copies of '' Anime/FullmetalAlchemistBrotherhood'' and '' Anime/FullmetalAlchemistTheConquerorOfShamballa''? You might do well to hang on to them, since Funimation lost the license to those after March 31, 2016 passed. Funimation also lost the license to the first ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' anime on the 31st of July 2016.

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* Have copies of '' Anime/FullmetalAlchemistBrotherhood'' ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]'' and '' Anime/FullmetalAlchemistTheConquerorOfShamballa''? You might do well to hang on to them, since Funimation lost the license to those after March 31, 2016 passed. Funimation also lost the license to the first ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' anime on the 31st of July 2016.
19th May '17 8:39:12 PM KingOdin
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* Missed out on the English version of Jungle Tales (Urikupen Rescue Team), when it aired on Nick Jr. in the early 1990s? Too bad, since only Swedish-dubbed versions can be found circulating the Internet.
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