I was going to stop for the day, but drama's exploded all over the anime-watching internet, and I am a hero. In what is perhaps the dumbest move since the last time some Japanese company did the exact same thing, the Fractale Production Committee has cut off Funimation's legal streams of Yamakan's career-saver. Why, you ask? Because people out there are pirating it. The committee has decided that until Funimation-- I shit you not-- singlehandedly ends all piracy of their product, they will allow Funi to resume broadcasting their show.
Hey, guys, thing about digital data. People copy it. This is one of the things computers do. You can make it ask nicely "please don't copy me, people need to be paid for this", you can lock the data down, you can force this fact not to be as hard as you can. But at the end of the day, some guy will copy your digital data, and he'll give your digital data to about a million other people and there'll be nothing you can do about it.
Every week Crunchyroll runs the new anime shows mere hours after their TV airings, and every week two or three different groups rip those shows and distribute them to the masses. Far more people pirate these shows than pay for them. Is this fair to creators? No, of course it's not. Are creators everywhere-- especially in small niche scenes like our own-- rather upset with the idea that there are lots and lots of people out there watching and enjoying their work in full with no revenue whatsoever coming back to them? Who wouldn't be?
Has anybody, anybody who's tried to stop piracy-- from Hollywood to the RIAA to the Fractale Production Committee-- ever been successful? Hell, no. By shutting down the only legal means for Fractale's viewers to watch the show (and finding out if it's actually going to get good) all these guys are doing is ushering them directly towards piracy. So good job, old guys who don't know anything about the Internet. You're fools.
Hey, anime fan. The people who make Fractale don't want you to watch it, so why not respect their wishes (after all, it's only gonna hurt them to do so) and do something different. Why not watch Star of Pro Wrestling AZTECKAISER?
I don't even need anime in a world where this exists.
Check it out: when our hero sees his bro Strong Ricky get totally wasted by the evil Dark Mist Wrestling Federation, do you think he pusses out? Do you think he weeps? Do you think he rolls into a ball and just closes his eyes until everything goes away? Well, you're wrong!
He goes to the field, hits the shit out of some balls, and bullies his Little League baseball team. WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING? GO GET THAT BALL, YOU IDIOT!! FASTER!!!!
Then once you've powered up, you go out there and announce yourself as the Hero Of Justice and go fight, dammit! Gotta fight! Go, go fight! Oh, fight go! Fight! Yeah!
Azteckaiser's secret power is so strong that it destroys the very fabric of reality. Yes, that's a person down there. I know it's hard to tell. Did I mention that Go Nagai and Ken Ishikawa came up with this show? Because it explains a lot: especially villains with names like Demon Satan and Red Bloody Hell.
Azteckaiser drives this sweet three-wheeler. Check out the spikes on the wheels! This show kicks major ass, and I hope the guy who translated it does the whole thing. I just hope the Fractale Production Committee doesn't come after him!