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Japanese man arrested for auctioning pirated anime

by Zel
Aug 5, 2008 9:18 PM | 65 Comments
An employee in Kakogawa City, Japan was arrested on Thursday for selling pirated DVDs of several anime series. The series that were pirated include Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball GT, and Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ. The man sold around ¥1 million ($9,000 USD) on the Wanted Auction website.

Source: ANN

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iloveboobs said:
damn internet meme's

somone needs to blow up the internet
(waits for the FBI to come cracking down)


U no takes me internets away >:(

Seriously though, 9000 bucks is nothing when considering he's doing illegal business. I would not risk going to jail selling pirated anime just for that much, there is so much else easier illegal stuff you could do that gets you more money.

Besides, why was he selling Dragonball? The series has been over like 13 years now (Z at least), and the DVD's are getting so cheap that it's not even funny. Why don't people just import our American DVD's (which have Japanese Language on them) and pay just thirty some odd dollars for an entire legitimate season. >_>

Aug 14, 2008 9:10 AM by Sick_Bastard

damn internet meme's

somone needs to blow up the internet
(waits for the FBI to come cracking down)

Aug 12, 2008 2:51 AM by iloveboobs

PeanutSteak said:
HE SOLD OVER $9000!


I seriously lol'd at that.

Aug 9, 2008 11:17 PM by Gin-iro

Anime is more expensive in Japan than in most places. And I don't know about the others but at least Dragonball GT has been topping the weekly dvd sales results.

Aug 9, 2008 5:11 AM by asandari

lol best 9000 Revalent joke ever.

Aug 9, 2008 2:13 AM by Neferium

If the police in my country would do that, many many people including friends of mine would be arrested xD

I have the doubt, in japan the anime is more cheap than in other places or not? I thought that the reasonm because the pirated anime doesnt work in japan

Kouta

Aug 8, 2008 8:46 PM by Kouta

Who in their right mind would buy Gundam ZZ?


Complete shit....

Aug 8, 2008 3:19 PM by TechnicsMKII

Richard_Omega said:
PeanutSteak said:
HE SOLD OVER $9000!

made my day

seriously, people actually BOUGHT from him... did they even know it was pirated? i mean... gosh xD


lol I am pretty sure they knew it was pirated but to them, and most of us Pirated = Costs Less.

Aug 8, 2008 2:06 PM by Chillyman

PeanutSteak said:
HE SOLD OVER $9000!

made my day

seriously, people actually BOUGHT from him... did they even know it was pirated? i mean... gosh xD

Aug 7, 2008 9:15 PM by Richard_Omega

I would argue otherwise Nyhusern but this isn't the place, and it ultimately comes down to individual taste anyway. Dragonball- go that dude, possibly the same for Gundam, but I haven't seen that version? But GT- well he should have known better!

Aug 7, 2008 5:46 AM by Jiraiyathesage

PeanutSteak said:
HE SOLD OVER $9000!


Haha xD

Aug 7, 2008 5:40 AM by Mink

PeanutSteak said:
HE SOLD OVER $9000!


Lololol...

Aug 7, 2008 4:44 AM by MLopes724

Maora said:
PeanutSteak said:
HE SOLD OVER $9000!


Vegeta moments. xD


Nicely said.

i only have one thing to say..
LOL!!!

Aug 6, 2008 9:54 PM by TechDragon

But he sold around 9k.

Aug 6, 2008 9:53 PM by chocolatematter

Kuradachi said:
More like idiots for buying them @_@

Try again now that I deleted my post (so the "HE SOLD OVER $9000!" is first reply)

Aug 6, 2008 9:46 PM by ZinnKid

PeanutSteak said:
HE SOLD OVER $9000!

Not funny.

Aug 6, 2008 9:33 PM by Dio_Brando_

PeanutSteak said:
HE SOLD OVER $9000!


rofl, nice timing

Aug 6, 2008 8:46 PM by MCL26

Wasted_Life said:
Kuradachi said:
More like idiots for buying them @_@
Well he DID sell some Dragon Ball bootlegs :)
Naruto must have been in his auctions too.

Aug 6, 2008 8:25 PM by ZinnKid

Well he DID sell some Dragon Ball bootlegs :)

Aug 6, 2008 8:07 PM by Ranivus

More like idiots for buying them @_@
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Aug 6, 2008 6:28 PM by Zephys