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* The tapes containing the ([[NarmCharm admittedly rushed and shabby, but still a fan-favourite]]) Spanish dub for ''{{LightNovel/Slayers}}'' were destroyed by the network after the airing rights expired, since they needed the space and didn't think they would be of any use anymore. Something like ten years later, another company bought the distribution rights of the dub with the intention of releasing it on DVD, but since it physically doesn't exist anymore they've been asking anyone who owns episodes on tape and the like to contribute.

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* The tapes containing the ([[NarmCharm admittedly rushed and shabby, but still a fan-favourite]]) fan-favorite]]) Spanish dub for ''{{LightNovel/Slayers}}'' were destroyed by the network after the airing rights expired, since they needed the space and didn't think they would be of any use anymore. Something like ten years later, another company bought the distribution rights of the dub with the intention of releasing it on DVD, but since it physically doesn't exist anymore they've been asking anyone who owns episodes on tape and the like to contribute.


** Likewise, the second movie remains stuck in the limbo. This is especially frustrating when you consider that it's the GrandFinale to the series. Like with the ''Cardcaptors'' dub, Geneon did a release of this (and even made their own dub for it), but it's also long out of print. Until August 2018, when Creator/DiscotekMedia re-released on DVD and BluRay.

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** Likewise, the second movie remains stuck in the limbo. This is especially frustrating when you consider that it's the GrandFinale to the series. Like with the ''Cardcaptors'' dub, Geneon did a release of this (and even made their own dub for it), but it's also long out of print. Until August 2018, when Creator/DiscotekMedia re-released on DVD and BluRay.[=BluRay=].

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** Ditto for Manga/ZeroZeroNineOne, another Aniplex show that both ADV and Funimation had the license to, it doesn't help that it was sadly never a huge seller to begin with.


** Anime/NerimaDaikonBrothers is also in this situation after Funimation's rights expired, and their [=DVDs=] became out of print. Most of the series' [=DVDs=] (from ADV and Funi) are now prohibitively expensive.

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** Anime/NerimaDaikonBrothers is also in this situation after Funimation's rights expired, and their [=DVDs=] became out of print. Most of the series' [=DVDs=] (from ADV and Funi) are now prohibitively expensive. And since it's an Aniplex show, it's ''highly'' unlikely that it'll get re-released any time soon.

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* Before there was ''Series/PinkLadyAndJeff'', there was the anime ''Pink Lady Monogatari: Eikō no Tenshitachi'', a biopic anime about the J-Pop duo's rise to stardom produced by Creator/ToeiAnimation. Due to rights issues involving the Pink Lady characters, the only home video release was the opening and ending being included in a Toei Animation VHS, and even subsequent rereleases don't even include them. The OP and ED songs were included in Pink Lady's album though.


** Possible subversion with ''Manga/PlusAnima''. It was one of the casualties of Tokyopop's initial shut down and when Tokyopop returned in 2012, ''+Anima'' was not among the titles it would be rescuing. While scanslations exist and don't appear to have been subjected to copyright strikes, most of them are incomplete, usually only making it to volume 8 out of ten volumes. That said, the English version in its entirety can still be found relatively cheaply online, provided you don't mind used copies.

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** Possible subversion with ''Manga/PlusAnima''. It was one of the casualties of Tokyopop's initial shut down and when Tokyopop returned in 2012, 2015, ''+Anima'' was not among the titles it would be rescuing. While scanslations exist and don't appear to have been subjected to copyright strikes, most of them are incomplete, usually only making it to volume 8 out of ten volumes. That said, the English version in its entirety can still be found relatively cheaply online, provided you don't mind used copies.


** Possible subversion with ''Manga/PlusAnima''. It was one of the casualties of Tokyopop's initial shut down and when Tokyopop returned in 2012, ''+Anima'' was not among the titles it would be rescuing. While scanslations exist and don't appear to have been subjected to copyright strikes, but most of them are incomplete, usually only making it to volume 8 out of ten volumes. That said, the English version in its entirety can still be found relatively cheaply online, provided you don't mind used copies.

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** Possible subversion with ''Manga/PlusAnima''. It was one of the casualties of Tokyopop's initial shut down and when Tokyopop returned in 2012, ''+Anima'' was not among the titles it would be rescuing. While scanslations exist and don't appear to have been subjected to copyright strikes, but most of them are incomplete, usually only making it to volume 8 out of ten volumes. That said, the English version in its entirety can still be found relatively cheaply online, provided you don't mind used copies.

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** Possible subversion with ''Manga/PlusAnima''. It was one of the casualties of Tokyopop's initial shut down and when Tokyopop returned in 2012, ''+Anima'' was not among the titles it would be rescuing. While scanslations exist and don't appear to have been subjected to copyright strikes, but most of them are incomplete, usually only making it to volume 8 out of ten volumes. That said, the English version in its entirety can still be found relatively cheaply online, provided you don't mind used copies.


** Interestingly, the '''unadulterated''' ''Anime/{{Megazone 23}}'' had its own licensing. Streamline Pictures had rights before they went under, then Creator/ADVFilms after that. ''As of present'', it's unlicensed and out of print in North America, but it could still be up for grabs by one of ADV's splintered offspring.

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** Interestingly, the '''unadulterated''' ''Anime/{{Megazone 23}}'' had its own licensing. Streamline Pictures had rights before they went under, then Creator/ADVFilms after that. ''As of present'', it's unlicensed and out of print in North America, but it could still be up for grabs by one of ADV's splintered offspring. As of July 2019, Creator/AnimEigo is currently has a kickstarter, so that they can re-release it onto DVD and [=BluRay=].



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* A handful of episodes of ''Anime/CaptainHarlock'' as dubbed by ZIV international in the early 80s occasionally showed up on VHS. Re-released by Malibu Graphics in the early 90s but not without serious audio-visual problems. The Macekre known as Captain Harlock and the Queen of a Thousand Years has never shown up anywhere except as episodes taped off of television. Then there were the fuzzy fansubs of the entire series made by Corn Pone Flicks until they decided to stop distributing them (interestingly, their rationale not so much being copyright infringement but because they felt people were more interested in Captain Harlock than their own productions. Go Figure) With Creator/DiscotekMedia's coming release of the original series onto DVD (Crunchy Roll has has already hosted it for years), North America finally sees a release of the original 1978 series.

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* A handful of episodes of ''Anime/CaptainHarlock'' as dubbed by ZIV international International in the early 80s occasionally showed up on VHS. Re-released by Malibu Graphics in the early 90s but not without serious audio-visual problems. The Macekre known as Captain Harlock and the Queen of a Thousand Years has never shown up anywhere except as episodes taped off of television. Then there were the fuzzy fansubs of the entire series made by Corn Pone Flicks until they decided to stop distributing them (interestingly, their rationale not so much being copyright infringement but because they felt people were more interested in Captain Harlock than their own productions. Go Figure) With Creator/DiscotekMedia's coming release of the original series onto DVD (Crunchy Roll has has already hosted it for years), North America finally sees a release of the original 1978 series.


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* The 1997 movie adaptation of ''A Dog of Flanders'' hasn't gotten a re-release since its initial release from Pioneer in 2000. Said release is long- out of print, with the dubbed version being easier to find than the subbed version.
* The 1980 adaptation of ''Manga/AstroBoy'' hasn't received a reissue on DVD or [=BluRay=] and it's not on any streaming service. Manga Entertainment releases are now out of print since their license expired in the late 2000's.


* The English localization of the ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' anime was announced but there doesn't seem to be any follow up. Torrents don't seem to be a choice either making the show very difficult to acquire.

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* The English localization of the ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' anime was announced (since 2010) but there doesn't seem to be any follow up. Torrents don't seem to be a choice either making the show very difficult to acquire. That is until...
** After a long wait from a localization limbo that never went anywhere since 2010, and that Media Blasters dropped the license in 2013, Nozomi Entertainment has licensed rescued the series and will be out in 2020 on Blu-Ray.


Good luck for anyone trying to find the English dub of *Manga/AkazukinChaCha as it only aired in Southeast Asia, & never got a release on home video. Your best chance is looking through flea markets in Southeast Asia for recordings of it. Several clips of audio have surfaced however.

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* Good luck for anyone trying to find the English dub of *Manga/AkazukinChaCha ''Manga/AkazukinChaCha'' as it only aired in Southeast Asia, & never got a release on home video. Your best chance is looking through flea markets in Southeast Asia for recordings of it. Several clips of audio have surfaced however.however.
* ''Manga/IDreamOfMimi'': All three [=OVAs=] and two volumes of the manga are still available, but Volume 3 of the manga seems to be lost. The only thing known about it is its cover.

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Good luck for anyone trying to find the English dub of *Manga/AkazukinChaCha as it only aired in Southeast Asia, & never got a release on home video. Your best chance is looking through flea markets in Southeast Asia for recordings of it. Several clips of audio have surfaced however.


* For a long time, if you wanted any of the ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' franchise on DVD, then you may have had to fork over a chunk of change. 4Kids' (former) main home video distributor, Creator/{{FUNimation}} Entertainment, got into a dispute with 4Kids, and after that, 4Kids' shows generally didn't come to any home video format for many years. Yu-Gi-Oh! reached DVD via Creator/{{FUNimation}} up to Season 3, but after that, no [=DVD=]s ever saw the light of day, and the [=DVD=]s that DID come out went for a lot of money since they were discontinued for years especially the box sets). GX and 5Ds were pretty much nonexistent on home video as well. There were briefly uncut [=DVD=] releases of the original series, containing a then-new uncut dub with the original music intact, and an option to watch with Japanese audio and English subtitles on the DVDs, but only three volumes were released before Yu-Gi-Oh! DVD releases came to an end.

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* For a long time, if you wanted any of the ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' franchise on DVD, then you may have had to fork over a chunk of change. 4Kids' (former) main home video distributor, Creator/{{FUNimation}} Entertainment, got into a dispute with 4Kids, and after that, 4Kids' shows generally didn't come to any home video format for many years. Yu-Gi-Oh! reached DVD via Creator/{{FUNimation}} up to Season 3, but after that, no [=DVD=]s ever saw the light of day, and the [=DVD=]s that DID come out went for a lot of money since they were discontinued for years especially the box sets). GX and 5Ds were pretty much nonexistent on home video as well. There were briefly uncut [=DVD=] releases of the original series, containing a then-new uncut dub with the original music intact, and an option to watch with Japanese audio and English subtitles on the DVDs, [=DVDs=], but only three volumes were released before Yu-Gi-Oh! DVD releases came to an end.


* Nearly every anime broadcast on Japanese TV has [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LygLkrmhdxA a short 5-10 second screen]] at the beginning [[note]]After the opening theme.[[/note]], the middle [[note]]After the first half of the episode.[[/note]], and the end [[note]]After the next episode preview.[[/note]] of the episodes, which showcase the sponsors with a visual[[note]]Typically a screenshot from the episode, or [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DF8Nq5mVoAAqUuF.jpg a unique illustration.]] [[http://tn.smilevideo.jp/smile?i=23190894.L Prior to the 90s, the visual was simply a blue background]]. However, there were some anime throughout the 90s and the early 00s, such as ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'', that continued the use of a blue background.[[/note]], the sponsor logos, and a voice-over that says "This program is brought to you by the following sponsors." In Japanese, these sponsor screens are referred to as "teikyou kurejitto" (提供クレジット). Because they serve no purpose outside of the initial broadcast, it's a standard practice to remove them from reruns, masters created for streaming and home media releases in Japan, and all international releases of anime. Sometimes the episode masters supplied to international streaming services [[note]]Notably Crunchyroll.[[/note]] contain them, but [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1TE6Qhm6Q4 without the voice-over and the sponsor logos]] since those things are done at the TV network during broadcast. Therefore, the only way to watch them in their proper form outside of the initial broadcast of the episodes is to track down fan recordings that were made back during that time.

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* Nearly every anime broadcast on Japanese TV has [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LygLkrmhdxA a short 5-10 second screen]] at the beginning [[note]]After the opening theme.[[/note]], the middle [[note]]After the first half of the episode.[[/note]], and the end [[note]]After the next episode preview.[[/note]] of the episodes, which showcase the sponsors with a visual[[note]]Typically a screenshot from the episode, or [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DF8Nq5mVoAAqUuF.jpg a unique illustration.]] [[http://tn.smilevideo.jp/smile?i=23190894.L Prior to the 90s, the visual was simply a blue background]]. However, there were some anime throughout the 90s and the early 00s, such as ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'', that continued the use of a blue background.[[/note]], the sponsor logos, and a voice-over that says "This program is brought to you by the following sponsors." In Japanese, these sponsor screens are referred to as "teikyou kurejitto" (提供クレジット). Because they serve no purpose outside of the initial broadcast, it's a standard practice to remove them from reruns, masters created for streaming and home media releases in Japan, and all international releases of anime. Sometimes the episode masters supplied to international streaming services [[note]]Notably Crunchyroll.[[/note]] contain them, but [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1TE6Qhm6Q4 without the voice-over and the sponsor logos]] since those things are done at the TV network during broadcast. Therefore, the only way to watch them in their proper form outside of the initial broadcast of the episodes is to track down fan recordings that were made back during that time. time, or watch the TV-Nihon subbed versions, which use the original broadcast as their base.
* Anime/BakuganBattleBrawlers has a pretty shaky DVD record. Only the first season was released on DVD outside of Japan, with the fourth season not getting a Japanese release, which makes a home media release doubly unlikely.

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** In Summer of 2019, Discotek Media announced a DVD and [=BluRay=] for the series.

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