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23rd May '16 8:10:32 PM brb1006
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* Good luck finding any episodes of the American dub by Saban of Anime/MayaTheBee that aired on Nick Jr in the late 80's and early 90's.
11th May '16 7:58:55 PM Piando
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* The hit-and-miss, yet [[Creator/{{Toonami}} undeniably familiar]] English dub of ''NeonGenesisEvangelion'' (including Directors' Cuts) and its two films ''Evangelion: Death and Rebirth'' and ''The End of Evangelion'' are for all intents and purposes abandoned by Manga Entertainment - which [[ScrewedByTheLawyers lost the license rights to the original series]] and today is standing on its last legs. The dub tracks, however, have already been transcoded onto recent 1080p Blu Ray releases by fansubbers, for [[NarmCharm nostalgia's sake]].

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* The hit-and-miss, yet [[Creator/{{Toonami}} undeniably familiar]] English dub of ''NeonGenesisEvangelion'' ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' (including Directors' Cuts) and its two films ''Evangelion: Death and Rebirth'' and ''The End of Evangelion'' are for all intents and purposes abandoned by Manga Entertainment - which [[ScrewedByTheLawyers lost the license rights to the original series]] and today is standing on its last legs. The dub tracks, however, have already been transcoded onto recent 1080p Blu Ray releases by fansubbers, for [[NarmCharm nostalgia's sake]].
11th May '16 12:44:39 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* Whether the estate of E.E. "Doc" Smith had anything to do with it is up for debate, but none of the anime adaptations of ''Anime/{{Lensman}}'' have been seen at all since the early '90s.
6th May '16 8:48:48 AM akaun6899
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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. (Pokémon 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, 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. (Pokémon (Anime/{{Pokemon}} is an exception.) They had a particular nasty fallout with Creator/{{FUNimation}} after they distributed their titles on video for years.
4th May '16 6:19:13 AM bowserbros
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* The 1973 ''Manga/Doraemon'' anime is significantly hard to come across as the result of NTV Video going bankrupt. To pay off its debts, the company sold off several of its possessions, including the master negatives for ''Doraemon''; not helping the issue was the fact that the president of NTV Video resigning during the shows run and being replaced by one who was [[AnimationAgeGhetto disinterested]] in anime. Because NTV Video is now defunct, it is legally impossible to syndicate the anime or provide it on home video, and the one opportunity it did have to see syndication was shot down so that children wouldn't confuse it with the then-ongoing 1979-2005 anime.

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* The 1973 ''Manga/Doraemon'' ''Manga/{{Doraemon}}'' anime is significantly hard to come across as the result of NTV Video going bankrupt. To pay off its debts, the company sold off several of its possessions, including the master negatives for ''Doraemon''; not helping the issue was the fact that the president of NTV Video resigning during the shows run and being replaced by one who was [[AnimationAgeGhetto disinterested]] in anime. Because NTV Video is now defunct, it is legally impossible to syndicate the anime or provide it on home video, and the one opportunity it did have to see syndication was shot down so that children wouldn't confuse it with the then-ongoing 1979-2005 anime.
4th May '16 6:16:07 AM bowserbros
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* The ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' movie ''Phantom Blood''. A newer, and thus odder, example. Six years after its release in Japanese theaters, it has still not received a DVD release. No one is sure why, but the most commonly cited reason cited is that Hirohiko Araki, the creator of ''[=JoJo=]'', loathed it. Because of this, it's impossible to find on even the shadiest corners of the Internet, with the exception of a rough version (no voiceover, occasional storyboard frames instead of completed animation) of the first 16 minutes of the film. No DVD release means that the only way for it to be seen would be through a bootleg video camera copy.
** Another stated reason for why the movie never been put on DVD is because it was left incomplete after the unfortunate death of a producer lead to a drop in funding.

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* The ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' movie ''Phantom Blood''. A newer, and thus odder, example. Six years after its release in Japanese theaters, it has still not received a DVD release. No one is sure why, but the most commonly cited reason cited is that Hirohiko Araki, the creator of ''[=JoJo=]'', loathed it.it for its poor quality and reception. The film had a very rushed production schedule, brought on by the family of a producer pulling funding after he died in an accident during production, resulting in a messily-made film that deviated significantly from the manga and omitted several crucial characters (most notably Speedwagon). Because of this, it's impossible to find on even the shadiest corners of the Internet, with the exception of a rough version (no voiceover, occasional storyboard frames instead of completed animation) of the first 16 minutes of the film. No DVD release means that the only way for it to be seen would be through a bootleg video camera copy.
** Another stated reason for why the movie never been put on DVD is because it was left incomplete after the unfortunate death of a producer lead to a drop in funding.
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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'' of the audio master tapes for ''Dragon Ball'' and ''Dragon Ball Z'' (excluding the movies), 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.
** VIZ seems completely reluctant to release an uncensored version of the ''Dragon Ball'' manga or with all the color pages intact. The best they'll do are the VIZBIG editions, which are censored and contain only half the color pages, or the original trade paperbacks, which contain no color pages and, according to some, have wildly varying degrees of censorship (some volumes are censored, others aren't), with the DBZ half being more censored than the DB half. Even the new three-in-ones (not to be confused with the [=VIZBIGs=]), which are advertised as being uncensored, aren't actually uncensored at all.

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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'' of the audio master tapes for ''Dragon Ball'' and ''Dragon Ball Z'' (excluding the movies), 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.
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.
** VIZ seems completely reluctant to release an uncensored version of the ''Dragon Ball'' manga or with all the color pages intact. The best they'll do are the VIZBIG editions, which are censored and contain only half the color pages, or the original trade paperbacks, which contain no color pages and, according to some, have wildly varying degrees of censorship (some volumes are censored, others aren't), with the DBZ half being more censored than the DB half. Even the new three-in-ones (not to be confused with the [=VIZBIGs=]), which are advertised as being uncensored, aren't actually uncensored at all. It doesn't help that much of the censorship has to do with content that [[ValuesDissonance in the United States]] is considered racist or pedophilic.



* The 1973 ''Manga/Doraemon'' anime is significantly hard to come across as the result of NTV Video going bankrupt. To pay off its debts, the company sold off several of its possessions, including the master negatives for ''Doraemon''; not helping the issue was the fact that the president of NTV Video resigning during the shows run and being replaced by one who was [[AnimationAgeGhetto disinterested]] in anime. Because NTV Video is now defunct, it is legally impossible to syndicate the anime or provide it on home video, and the one opportunity it did have to see syndication was shot down so that children wouldn't confuse it with the then-ongoing 1979-2005 anime.



** Even with the manga, it's still not available un-flipped in the US, despite multiple re-releases. The Marvel Comics colorized editions from the 90s are also hard to find since they've been out of print for over 15 years, and even then, some chapters aren't available in collected format. Despite this, they're in hot demand with collectors who prefer that version (Katsuhito Otomo approved of it, and even selected the colorist himself) or appreciate it's historical significance (it's the very first fully-digitally colored comic).

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** Even with the manga, it's still not available un-flipped in the US, despite multiple re-releases. The Marvel Comics colorized editions from the 90s are also hard to find since they've been out of print for over 15 years, and even then, some chapters aren't available in collected format. Despite this, they're in hot demand with collectors who prefer that version (Katsuhito (Katsuhiro Otomo approved of it, and even selected the colorist himself) or appreciate it's its historical significance (it's the very first fully-digitally colored comic).
3rd May '16 5:08:20 PM Piando
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** The later ''RebuildOfEvangelion'' films, however, are dubbed in English by Creator/VizMedia using most of the same voice actors, while also conforming to modern quality standards - in a stark contrast to the inconsistent amateur fandub quality of the original series.

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** The later ''RebuildOfEvangelion'' ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' films, however, are dubbed in English by Creator/VizMedia using most of the same voice actors, while also conforming to modern quality standards - in a stark contrast to the inconsistent amateur fandub quality of the original series.
3rd May '16 3:49:58 PM 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]] However, 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' predecessors, ''Hakken Taiken Daisuki! Shimajiro'', ''Shimajiro Hesoka'' and ''Shimajiro no Wow'' thankfully don't suffer from this trope since the episodes are readily available on DVD and ''Shimajiro no Wow'' is available for Internet streaming on Creator/{{Hulu}}.

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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''' '''impossible'''! [[note]] However, there 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]]!
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** The series' predecessors, successors, ''Hakken Taiken Daisuki! Shimajiro'', ''Shimajiro Hesoka'' Hesoka'', and ''Shimajiro no Wow'' thankfully don't suffer from through this trope since the episodes to all three series are readily available on DVD and ''Shimajiro no Wow'' is available for Internet currently streaming on Creator/{{Hulu}}.Creator/{{Hulu}} Japan.
3rd May '16 3:44:12 PM mightystar
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* According to a Website/YouTube comment, there was an English dub of the children's educational series ''Shimajiro'' that was released DirectToVideo in Australia. It's almost as hard to find as the 1973 Doraemon anime, if not even harder to find.

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* According to a Website/YouTube comment, there was an English dub of the children's educational series ''Shimajiro'' ''Anime/{{Shima Shima Tora no Shimajiro}}'' that was released DirectToVideo in Australia. It's almost as hard to find as the 1973 Doraemon anime, if not even harder to find.find.
** 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]] However, 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' predecessors, ''Hakken Taiken Daisuki! Shimajiro'', ''Shimajiro Hesoka'' and ''Shimajiro no Wow'' thankfully don't suffer from this trope since the episodes are readily available on DVD and ''Shimajiro no Wow'' is available for Internet streaming on Creator/{{Hulu}}.
1st May '16 1:30:46 PM mightystar
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* 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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