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15th Jul '16 1:20:21 PM DracoKanji
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* ''Anime/UltimateMuscle'', quite possibly one of the only animes [=4Kids=] has ever done right, only has the first 4 episodes available on DVD. This, of course, is unsurprising as [=4Kids=] has so little sense they make Kid Muscle seem like a genius.

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* ''Anime/UltimateMuscle'', quite possibly one of the only animes [=4Kids=] has ever done right, ''Anime/UltimateMuscle'' only has the first 4 episodes available on DVD. This, of course, is unsurprising as [=4Kids=] has so little sense they make Kid Muscle seem like a genius.DVD.
15th Jul '16 1:12:51 PM DracoKanji
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** Fans of ''Anime/KirbyOfTheStars'' are often frustrated by the fact that not all of the Japanese episodes have been fansubbed, even as of 2015. Those fond of making/watching [[FanVid fan videos]] are often frustrated by the fact that if an episode has been fansubbed, it's nearly impossible to find it ''without'' subtitles, and if you can, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking it's likely to be very bad quality, with the time it was originally being broadcast in very large numbers in one corner]]. Some of the episodes are clearly ripped from damaged VHS tapes[[hottip:*:these include episodes 54 (Over-the-Top Knight! Quixano), 60 (Sacred Sword Galaxia) and 66 (The Wandering Pengi), among others]], and the fansub will apologize for this from time to time. Some episodes of the English version can be pretty hard to find, as well, most infamously Shell-Shocked, which was only aired once when they did reruns since the initial run was replaced at the last minute with a baseball game.

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** Fans of ''Anime/KirbyOfTheStars'' ''Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa'' are often frustrated by the fact that not all of the Japanese episodes have been fansubbed, even as of 2015. Those fond of making/watching [[FanVid fan videos]] are often frustrated by the fact that if an episode has been fansubbed, it's nearly impossible to find it ''without'' subtitles, and if you can, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking it's likely to be very bad quality, with the time it was originally being broadcast in very large numbers in one corner]]. Some of the episodes are clearly ripped from damaged VHS tapes[[hottip:*:these include episodes 54 (Over-the-Top Knight! Quixano), 60 (Sacred Sword Galaxia) and 66 (The Wandering Pengi), among others]], and the fansub will apologize for this from time to time. Some episodes of the English version can be pretty hard to find, as well, most infamously Shell-Shocked, which was only aired once when they did reruns since the initial run was replaced at the last minute with a baseball game.
14th Jul '16 10:25:08 PM rjd1922
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** This also applies to the [=4Kids=] Macekre of One Piece. Later episodes were never released on DVD, so those with BileFascination will have to look hard. The first 52 episodes are on DVD and can be found really cheap.

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** This also applies to the [=4Kids=] Macekre of One Piece.''One Piece''. Later episodes were never released on DVD, so those with BileFascination will have to look hard. The first 52 episodes are on DVD and can be found really cheap.
24th Jun '16 6:02:00 PM nombretomado
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* This is true for a lot of anime that received {{Macekre}} dubs and the only uncut version being the fansub. This is the case with most anime dubbed by FourKidsEntertainment, but [[DuelingDubs averted with]] ''Manga/OnePiece''. In addition, most 4Kids dubs themselves aren't available on home video of any kind due to their struggles with getting home video partners. (Anime/{{Pokemon}} is an exception.) They had a particular nasty fallout with Creator/{{FUNimation}} after they distributed their titles on video for years.

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* This is true for a lot of anime that received {{Macekre}} dubs and the only uncut version being the fansub. This is the case with most anime dubbed by FourKidsEntertainment, Creator/FourKidsEntertainment, but [[DuelingDubs averted with]] ''Manga/OnePiece''. In addition, most 4Kids dubs themselves aren't available on home video of any kind due to their struggles with getting home video partners. (Anime/{{Pokemon}} is an exception.) They had a particular nasty fallout with Creator/{{FUNimation}} after they distributed their titles on video for years.
21st Jun '16 10:42:09 AM mightystar
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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 LongRunner. It's not even available for Internet streaming in Japan either. The early episodes did get a handful of VHS releases back in the 1990s, but that was it. To make matters worse, trying to find episodes online nowadays is nearly '''impossible'''! [[note]] 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. [[/note]]
** The series' successors, ''Hakken Taiken Daisuki! Shimajiro'', ''Shimajiro Hesoka'', and ''Shimajiro no Wow'' thankfully don't suffer through this trope since the episodes to all three series are readily available on DVD and ''Shimajiro no Wow'' is currently streaming on Creator/{{Hulu}} Japan.

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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 LongRunner. It's not even Although it's available for Internet streaming in Japan either.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. To make matters worse, trying to find episodes online nowadays is nearly '''impossible'''! [[note]] 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. [[/note]]
infringement.
** The series' successors, ''Hakken Taiken Daisuki! Shimajiro'', ''Shimajiro Hesoka'', and ''Shimajiro no Wow'' thankfully don't suffer through this trope since the episodes to all three series are readily available on DVD and ''Shimajiro no Wow'' DVD. ''Hesoka'' is currently streaming on Rakuten SHOWTIME, while ''Wow'' is on Creator/{{Hulu}} Japan.
17th Jun '16 2:33:45 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** ''Anime/MacrossII'' did get a proper Western release, but that seems to have been mostly because it was made without the input of any of the studios who originally created ''Macross'', with none of them considering ''II'' to be an "official" ''Macross'' series.

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** ''Anime/MacrossII'' did get a proper Western release, but that seems to have been mostly because it was made without the input of any involvement from franchise creators Creator/StudioNue and Creator/ShojiKawamori, neither of the studios who originally created ''Macross'', with none of them considering whom consider ''II'' to be an "official" ''Macross'' series.series anyways.
17th Jun '16 2:30:26 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** ''Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove'' has been [[ScrewedByTheLawyers caught up in rights problems for so long]] that no one is really even sure if ''anyone'' has the rights to it.
** In fact, ''Anime/MacrossPlus'' and the original ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' are the only two to have proper Western releases. ''SDF'' has been released in English a few times (notably in the form of ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', plus separate translations by Creator/AnimEigo and Creator/ADVFilms as well a 2014 Creator/LionsGate issue of the first 18 episodes subbed alongside their ''Robotech'' versions), ''Anime/MacrossPlus'' was localized by Creator/MangaEntertainment, and ''Do You Remember Love?'' was given an infamously bad English VHS release once. That's about it.

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** ''Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove'' has been [[ScrewedByTheLawyers caught up in rights problems for so long]] that no one is really even sure if ''anyone'' has the rights to it.
it. The closest thing it has to a proper Western release was an infamously bad English dub done in Hong Kong for VHS: the version of the dub that was released in America, ''Macross: Clash of the Bionoids'', was somehow ''even worse'', due to Celebrity Home Entertainment removing almost thirty minutes worth of material from the film in an ill-advised effort to make it "kid-friendly".
** In fact, ''Anime/MacrossPlus'' and the original ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' are the only two to have proper Western releases. ''SDF'' has been released in English a few times (notably in the form of ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', plus separate translations by Creator/AnimEigo and Creator/ADVFilms as well a 2014 Creator/LionsGate issue of the first 18 episodes subbed alongside their ''Robotech'' versions), and ''Anime/MacrossPlus'' was localized by Creator/MangaEntertainment, and ''Do You Remember Love?'' was given an infamously bad English VHS release once. Creator/MangaEntertainment. That's about it. it.
** ''Anime/MacrossII'' did get a proper Western release, but that seems to have been mostly because it was made without the input of any of the studios who originally created ''Macross'', with none of them considering ''II'' to be an "official" ''Macross'' series.
17th Jun '16 2:13:10 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** ''Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove'' has been [[ScrewedByTheLawyers caught up in rights problems for so long] that no one is really even sure if ''anyone'' has the rights to it.

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** ''Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove'' has been [[ScrewedByTheLawyers caught up in rights problems for so long] long]] that no one is really even sure if ''anyone'' has the rights to it.
17th Jun '16 2:12:55 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** ''Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove'' [[ScrewedByTheLawyers has caught up in rights problems for forever]], to the point where no one is really even sure if ''anyone'' has the rights to it.

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** ''Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove'' has been [[ScrewedByTheLawyers has caught up in rights problems for forever]], to the point where so long] that no one is really even sure if ''anyone'' has the rights to it.
17th Jun '16 2:11:47 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'':
** ''Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove'', [[ScrewedByTheLawyers caught up in rights problems]].
** Most ''Macross'' series, for that matter, except ''Anime/MacrossPlus''. The ''Macross'' series is legendary for its legal snarls. The original series has been released in English a few times (notably in the form of ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', as well as separate translations by Creator/AnimEigo and Creator/ADVFilms, as well a 2014 Creator/LionsGate issue of the first 18 episodes subbed alongside their ''Robotech'' versions), and ''Do You Remember Love'' was given an English VHS release once. That's about it.
** ''Robotech: TheMovie'' (a {{Macekre}}d version of ''Anime/{{Megazone 23}}''), because the licensee was uninterested. Even the original editor/rewriter of the series was lukewarm at best about it. Its theatrical release amounted to a few days' run in Dallas. Scuttlebutt has it that ''Robotech: The Movie'' is to CarlMacek what ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial'' is to GeorgeLucas. Interestingly, the '''unadulterated''' ''Anime/{{Megazone 23}}'' had its own licensing. Streamline Pictures had rights before they went under, then ADV films after that. ''As of present,'' it's unlicensed, but it could still be up for grabs by one of ADV's splintered offspring. ''Robotech: The Movie'' is on DVD with all the Megazone 23 footage cut though as a bonus feature on some Robotech [=DVDs=], but you'd have to look elsewhere for the full film.

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* ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'':
The ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' franchise is legendary for having multiple cases of this caused by its legal snarls:
** ''Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove'', ''Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove'' [[ScrewedByTheLawyers has caught up in rights problems]].
** Most ''Macross'' series,
problems for that matter, except ''Anime/MacrossPlus''. The ''Macross'' series forever]], to the point where no one is legendary for its legal snarls. The really even sure if ''anyone'' has the rights to it.
** In fact, ''Anime/MacrossPlus'' and the
original series ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' are the only two to have proper Western releases. ''SDF'' has been released in English a few times (notably in the form of ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', as well as plus separate translations by Creator/AnimEigo and Creator/ADVFilms, Creator/ADVFilms as well a 2014 Creator/LionsGate issue of the first 18 episodes subbed alongside their ''Robotech'' versions), ''Anime/MacrossPlus'' was localized by Creator/MangaEntertainment, and ''Do You Remember Love'' Love?'' was given an infamously bad English VHS release once. That's about it.
** ''Robotech: * ''Anime/{{Robotech}}: TheMovie'' (a {{Macekre}}d version of ''Anime/{{Megazone 23}}''), because the licensee was uninterested. Even the original editor/rewriter of the series man who edited/rewrote it for Western release was lukewarm at best about it. Its it, and its theatrical release amounted to a few days' run in Dallas. Scuttlebutt has it that ''Robotech: The Movie'' is to CarlMacek Creator/CarlMacek what ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial'' is to GeorgeLucas. Creator/GeorgeLucas. A version of ''Robotech: The Movie'' with all the ''Megazone 23'' footage out is available as a bonus feature on some ''Robotech'' [=DVDs=], but you'd have to look elsewhere for the full film.
**
Interestingly, the '''unadulterated''' ''Anime/{{Megazone 23}}'' had its own licensing. Streamline Pictures had rights before they went under, then ADV films Creator/ADVFilms after that. ''As of present,'' present'', it's unlicensed, unlicensed and out of print in North America, but it could still be up for grabs by one of ADV's splintered offspring. ''Robotech: The Movie'' is on DVD with all the Megazone 23 footage cut though as a bonus feature on some Robotech [=DVDs=], but you'd have to look elsewhere for the full film.offspring.
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