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25th Sep '16 1:26:47 PM PannenkoekenNL
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** The English dubs by Vitello Productions and Unbound Creative Inc. (formally known as Phuuz Entertainment) suffer through this trope. The Vitello dub had a handful of episodes released on a single DVD in Australia, but it's now out of print. Fortunately, most episodes can be found online. The Phuuz dub, however, is literally impossible to find nowadays. Doesn't help that it never received a single home media release at all and none of its episodes can be found online other than a few voice clips on Behind the Voice Actors.

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** The English dubs by Vitello Productions and Unbound Creative Inc. (formally known as Phuuz Entertainment) suffer through this trope. The Vitello dub had a handful of some episodes released on a single DVD five DVDs in Australia, Australia and on three Fox Kids promo DVDs in the UK, but it's they are now out of print. Fortunately, most episodes can be found online. The Phuuz dub, however, is literally impossible to find nowadays. Doesn't help that it never received a single home media release at all and none of its episodes can be found online other than a few voice clips on Behind the Voice Actors.
23rd Sep '16 5:04:00 AM PannenkoekenNL
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** The English dubs by Vitello Productions and Unbound Creative Inc. (formally known as Phuuz Entertainment) suffer through this trope. The Vitello dub had a handful of episodes released on a single DVD in Australia, but it's now out of print. Fortunately, some episodes can be found online. The Phuuz dub, however, is literally impossible to find nowadays. Doesn't help that it never received a single home media release at all and none of its episodes can be found online other than a few voice clips on Behind the Voice Actors.

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** The English dubs by Vitello Productions and Unbound Creative Inc. (formally known as Phuuz Entertainment) suffer through this trope. The Vitello dub had a handful of episodes released on a single DVD in Australia, but it's now out of print. Fortunately, some most episodes can be found online. The Phuuz dub, however, is literally impossible to find nowadays. Doesn't help that it never received a single home media release at all and none of its episodes can be found online other than a few voice clips on Behind the Voice Actors.
2nd Sep '16 6:03:19 PM mightystar
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** The Japanese version for the original series in general is very difficult to find due to there being no official home video release for it[[note]]It is available on Creator/Hulu, but only in Japan and RegionCoding is in effect for the rest of the world.[[/note]], and no complete fansub. Though it's not impossible to track down recent episodes, only the hardest of hardcore fans have seen much of the first several seasons in Japanese. The only exceptions are the banned episodes.

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** The Japanese version for the original series in general is very difficult to find due to there being no official home video release for it[[note]]It is available on Creator/Hulu, Creator/{{Hulu}} and Creator/{{Amazon}}, but only in Japan and RegionCoding is in effect for the rest of the world.[[/note]], and no complete fansub. Though it's not impossible to track down recent episodes, only the hardest of hardcore fans have seen much of the first several seasons in Japanese. The only exceptions are the banned episodes.


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* ''Anime/TenkaiKnights'' has never been fully released on DVD in the US. All the country's got is just one DVD release, which combines the first 4 episodes into a movie for some odd reason.
** Averted in France, Germany, and Japan where the entire series was released on DVD.
28th Aug '16 4:51:39 PM technickal
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** The Japanese version for the original series in general is very difficult to find due to there being no official home video release for it and no complete fansub. Though it's not impossible to track down recent episodes, only the hardest of hardcore fans have seen much of the first several seasons in Japanese. The only exceptions are the banned episodes.

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** The Japanese version for the original series in general is very difficult to find due to there being no official home video release for it it[[note]]It is available on Creator/Hulu, but only in Japan and RegionCoding is in effect for the rest of the world.[[/note]], and no complete fansub. Though it's not impossible to track down recent episodes, only the hardest of hardcore fans have seen much of the first several seasons in Japanese. The only exceptions are the banned episodes.


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** The Pikachu shorts in general now suffer from this outside of Japan. They ''were'' dubbed, but the older ones have been removed from recent DVD and Blu-Ray re-releases of their corresponding movies, apparently due to licensing issues, and the newer ones have been alotted to a limited release on Pokémon's website and then never seen again.
25th Aug '16 12:21:49 AM PaulA
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* ''Manga/SazaeSan'' is an interesting example because the show is still on the air ([[LongRunner since 1969]]). Despite having more than 2,000 episodes in the vault, not a single one was ever officially released on VHS and DVD. This was from a request the creator made [[OutlivedItsCreator before she died]]; they kept their word. Episodes broadcast before [=VCRs=] became the norm are extremely difficult to find because they've never been shown again after their initial airing. This is why the show's 35th (2004) and 40th (2009) anniversary specials was a big deal for collectors: as a treat to viewers they pulled out some 1970s episodes from the shelves and broadcast them again for the first time in ''decades''.

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* ''Manga/SazaeSan'' is an interesting example because the show is still on the air ([[LongRunner since 1969]]).(since 1969). Despite having more than 2,000 episodes in the vault, not a single one was ever officially released on VHS and DVD. This was from a request the creator made [[OutlivedItsCreator before she died]]; they kept their word. Episodes broadcast before [=VCRs=] became the norm are extremely difficult to find because they've never been shown again after their initial airing. This is why the show's 35th (2004) and 40th (2009) anniversary specials was a big deal for collectors: as a treat to viewers they pulled out some 1970s episodes from the shelves and broadcast them again for the first time in ''decades''.



** Speaking of ''Shimajiro'', there's no DVD release for the first series yet, despite how popular it is in Japan and being a LongRunner. 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 LongRunner.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.
23rd Aug '16 7:01:10 PM nombretomado
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* The ''Anime/DragonQuestLegendOfTheHeroAbel'' dub was masked in legal problems from the beginning (not the least of which was AkiraToriyama receiving zero credit) resulting in only 13 of the 43 episodes being dubbed, and no official release of either dub or original versions.

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* The ''Anime/DragonQuestLegendOfTheHeroAbel'' dub was masked in legal problems from the beginning (not the least of which was AkiraToriyama Creator/AkiraToriyama receiving zero credit) resulting in only 13 of the 43 episodes being dubbed, and no official release of either dub or original versions.
31st Jul '16 7:28:26 AM RAMChYLD
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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.

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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 [=DVDs=] on Youtube.
31st Jul '16 7:27:22 AM RAMChYLD
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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.
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.
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