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->''"Somebody made [[SugarWiki/NoProblemWithLicensedGames a good]] ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' game, and it was only in Japan? What the fuck is wrong with this fucking world?!!"''
-->-- '''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'''

A work can be very well received in its country of origin without being famous elsewhere. [[CashCowFranchise Some franchises]] seem to churn out tons upon tons of [[TheMerch merchandise]] and special content. Internationally, the majority of this stuff sees limited release, if any.

There are a few reasons why this may occur -- the language barrier, lack of potential appeal to foreign audiences, licensing difficulties, [[WidgetSeries cultural]] [[ValuesDissonance differences]], or [[BannedInChina censorship]] -- for more, see [[Analysis/NoExportForYou Analysis]].

This is when a work was ''not'' released in a country ''even though there were good reasons'' to export it there. It has to meet at least one of the following conditions:

* It is part of a franchise which has previously proven to be successful in other regions (e.g. ''Franchise/SailorMoon'').
* It was made with the specific intention of being sold overseas (e.g. ''VideoGame/SinAndPunishment'').
* Its genre and/or sensibilities make it the sort of thing that would be exported in the absence of foreign fans clamouring for it.

This is about media that's not exported for ''no obvious reason''.

Because of the Internet, people have become far more aware of works from abroad, including obscure ones that aren't aimed at their country at all. But, just because a VocalMinority believes something from abroad should be released for them, doesn't mean their country is a viable market. The distributors have to [[BoxOfficeBomb think of the money]].

In this section, the following are ''not'' valid examples:

* TV series -- by nature, most television is made explicitly for domestic consumption with little intention of exporting it. The only exception would be if it has already been released in some markets and proven successful.
* Works which are released only in very similar markets, such as Canada and the US. Because these two share so much in common, it isn't a big indicator of success in the rest of the world.
* Many video games never get released outside of their home market, for the same reasons as television shows. Video game examples can be included only if one or more instalments of a franchise have already been released in a [[UsefulNotes/RegionCoding different region]].

If there's little likelihood of a strong market demand for a work, it is fair for a company not to export it to a foreign region. Movies made in Europe from the 1920s-'50s usually weren't released in the U.S., unless the starring actor/actress was a really big, recognizable name - Sophia Loren, say. Otherwise, the commercial release of said movie there wouldn't have been financially viable.

Still, with today's primary distribution point being online for music (iTunes, Amazon), games (Steam), movies (Netflix), books (Amazon), ''and'' television (Creator/{{Hulu}}), you gotta wonder about the motivation behind regionally restricted release when manufacture and shipping costs ''simply don't apply.'' Plus, as is often cited in online discussions related to the issue, if consumers cannot obtain a work via legal means - i.e. buying a ticket, purchasing a DVD or CD, or through subscribing to a streaming service or cable network - they will often turn to downloading and other methods, resulting in the producer of a work getting no revenue for it at all.

Nothing sucks more than a certain series you want to see translated and in some cases can't, since the company may throw a FanworkBan at you which stonewalls any translation attempt.

This may overlap with UsefulNotes/RegionCoding, especially where [=DVDs=], Blu-rays, gaming media and web media is involved. May also invoke ScrewedByTheNetwork if it's only later seasons of a show that is not being exported and the show has been taken off the air in said markets where the show had been screwed, which may result in a case of KeepCirculatingTheTapes.

Can lead to SequelFirst or MarthDebutedInSmashBros.

See BadExportForYou for a less extreme, yet more insulting version; also NoDubForYou if a title ''is'' released without a native dub track. Compare to OfferVoidInNebraska and BannedInChina (which is essentially "[[InvertedTrope No Import for You]]"). See also UsefulNotes/ImportGaming for a way around this. Contrast ShortRunInPeru, and GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff. For a possible subversion, see LateExportForYou.


* NoExportForYou/AnimeAndManga
* NoExportForYou/ComicBooks
* NoExportForYou/{{Film}}
* NoExportForYou/LightNovels
* NoExportForYou/{{Literature}}
* NoExportForYou/LiveActionTV
* NoExportForYou/{{Music}}
* NoExportForYou/NewMedia
* NoExportForYou/PuppetShows
* NoExportForYou/{{Other}}
* NoExportForYou/{{Toys}}
* NoExportForYou/TabletopGames
* NoExportForYou/VideoGames
** NoExportForYou/TalesSeries
** NoExportForYou/{{Pokemon}} [[note]] Also includes anime episodes and manga. [[/note]]
* NoExportForYou/WesternAnimation