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Successive Thefts of Anime Posters

by dtshyk
Jul 14, 2009 9:35 PM | 26 Comments
Tokushima Shinbun reported that the PR posters of Awa Odori Festival featuring Kara no Kyoukai were stolen and two of them were put up for online auction. The bureau chief of Tokushima City Sightseeing Association is pleased that the poster is attracting considerable attention but also perplexed with the successive thefts. The posters were sold for 83,000 - 93,000 yen (~$1,000) at the auction.

Kodansha announced that all the PR posters of Mahou Sensei Negima! Mouhitotsu no Sekai put at Akihabara station were stolen.

Sources:
Tokushima Shinbun
Negima official website

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I have mixed feelings, the publicity is great and they did help the company get the word out, but $980 for a poster is too much for upcoming anime, however it isn't like the disgrace that happened in the shrine, those thieves who stole the fan works need to die, you never steal from a shrine or other religious place, it's disrespectful and attracts bad karma.

Jul 19, 2011 6:44 AM by Hoppy

i can't believe those people

Jul 19, 2011 5:40 AM by Mr_Gutts

I've managed to get both the 2009 and 2010 Awa Odori Kara no Kyoukai posters (as well as the 2010 Touhou Project one) from Yahoo Japan Auctions XD but for very expensive prices of course. Lucky I can afford them otherwise I wouldn't have even bothered trying to get them knowing how much they sell for.

Aug 2, 2010 8:26 AM by darktruth

i would stole them too lmao everyone would.

Feb 28, 2010 1:55 PM by JiakBaKaEng

on the up side, they probably got more publicity out of the thefts than they would have gotten out of the posters.

Jul 15, 2009 11:32 PM by jacobpaige

sorry wont do it again

Jul 15, 2009 11:23 PM by Corpse69

For those who care, I believe this was the poster in question.

Jul 15, 2009 12:35 PM by LemonLyme

for god's sake, who has a grand laying around to throw away like that?

Jul 15, 2009 12:33 PM by kisami

Those posters were amazing. I probably would have taken one if I had the chance.

Jul 15, 2009 12:33 PM by LemonLyme

Lol... I stole campaign posters once... that was just for fun though. Now if they had been anime posters :D

Jul 15, 2009 12:27 PM by magentaanbu

Woah expensive!

I would still like one, though :P

Jul 15, 2009 10:18 AM by kimmyt

rostern said:
Thats sick and too expensive -.-

I guess if you've got the time and money for such then why not.. but still $1000 buyout?!

Jul 15, 2009 7:33 AM by yunadestined

That's...

....it just proves how popular the Kara no Kyoukai series is.^^

Jul 15, 2009 6:39 AM by Kira01

Nice one.

Jul 15, 2009 3:42 AM by canephalanx

desolato said:
Siing said:
The hell would buy a poster for $1000...

Exactly my thoughts.

this.

Jul 15, 2009 3:13 AM by villains

Warll said:
Since when is promotional materiel "stolen" , print up some more and flood the market. Make the poster like a sticky note so that everyone can get one.

Jul 15, 2009 3:01 AM by setsuna-chan

Thats sick and too expensive -.-

Jul 15, 2009 2:47 AM by rostern

Warll said:
Since when is promotional materiel "stolen" , print up some more and flood the market. Make the poster like a sticky note so that everyone can get one.


yea it reflects good on the popularity no?

Jul 15, 2009 2:30 AM by tanjx

Hamel said:
Jacut said:
desolato said:
Siing said:
The hell would buy a poster for $1000...

Exactly my thoughts.


I don't understand either how someone could think about selling it $1000, and most of all, how someone could buy it...


dtshyk said:
at the auction.

Pretty much answers that.

Jul 15, 2009 2:24 AM by xDoN904

Jacut said:
desolato said:
Siing said:
The hell would buy a poster for $1000...

Exactly my thoughts.


I don't understand either how someone could think about selling it $1000, and most of all, how someone could buy it...


dtshyk said:
at the auction.

Jul 15, 2009 1:47 AM by Hamel