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Henry Wertz 1 Gold badge

No diminshed sales

Yeah, the diminished sales is a weak excuse. These fans tend to get the "unofficial" version of these manga and anime, and actually buy the official translations as soon as they come out; I seriously would guess rather than reducing sales, this probably increases the number of fans who purchase their products. Translations have a healthy cost, so they decide which series they will translate and which they won't... (... I know the "politics" of it makes this impossible, but wouldn't it be interesting if a publisher simply bought the rights, then kicked a couple bucks toward the "pirate" anime/manga sites and simply used their translations?)

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