Re: [Yuricon] Sweet Blue Flowers, Episode 1 by RightStuf on YouTube
- --- In Yuricon@yahoogroups.com, Adam Jones wrote:
>Not their choice at all. The Japanese companies are still firmly locked in a 1978 worldview. It's an unfortunate reality and they can't really dictate terms to the IP rights holders.
> Needless to say, it's region-locked. Sigh. (Probably not Nozomi/RS's
> choice, I realise, but frustrating nonetheless.)
Manga publishers are, slowly, thinking bigger than county borders, but the anime companies have a long way to go.
The good news is that crowdsourced funding like Production IG's Kick-heart Kickstarter give me hope that at least some change can happens. They're shipping the DVD worldwide with subs in at least two languages.
For the moment, however, I think it would be sensible to always assume that if a US company licenses an anime then region-blocking applies, because that is how the JP companies want it.