Why the Anime/Manga Industry Breeds Piracy in America

Pirates aren’t cool guys

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  The Anime industry is dying. If you’ve been a fan of the industry for any time at all I am sure you’ve heard that proclamation thrown around a time or two. If you ask me todays anime is great. The quality is better than ever on so many different levels. In my opinion it’s not the Anime or Manga quality that’s the problem. For me it boils down to one thing: The fans of the Anime industry. From the Elitist bullies who push would be fans away right down to the internet pirates seemingly in search of the One Piece on the Anime Line. Continue reading “Why the Anime/Manga Industry Breeds Piracy in America”

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What if Pokemon Were Real

Written by: Tony Hand

What If Pokemon Were Real?

I remember growing up wanting nothing more than to just roam the world with all my Pokemon friends from my Gameboy, TV, and Pokemon cards. I would sit there and think of all the fun adventures we we have, all the gym badges we would win, and how I would become a true Pokemon Master! Sadly those dreams never came true. Here we are fast approaching the 20th Anniversary of Pokemon, and I think I have to face the facts.

But for fun I thought it would be fun to take a look at how things would be if our world was crawling with Pikachus, Charizards, and Zubats! To do so let’s take a little stroll down memory lane. But for fun I thought it would be fun to take a look at how things would be if our world was crawling with Pikachus, Charizards, and Zubats! To do so let’s take a little stroll down memory lane.

As a Child pokemon_red_blue-what if pokemon were real.jpgI was forced to make the most difficult                     decision of my life! Minutes into my my first playthrough of Pokemon Red Version–which is how I was introduced to Pokemon–Professor Oak made me choose between a Charmander, Squirtle, and a Bulbasaur! Immediately after which I am forced into a battle with his over confident grandson! Now in this day and age I can only Imagine how this would have actually played out. I mean if we break a Pokemon down to it’s base elements a Pokemon is merely an animal with super powers. Now I am no lawyer, but I’m pretty confident in saying that we have something along the lines of people battling their animals with other people’s animals for money in our reality. I’m also pretty confident in saying that not only is it extremely frowned upon…It’s extremely illegal! For the sake of seeing what our world would be like with Pokemon let’s imagine this concept isn’t as morally reprehensible as it is in our reality. Continue reading “What if Pokemon Were Real”