August 15, 2007
And it would seem they don't have quite the ability to break the law that we have, either. Seems that a company (?) called Odex is cracking down hard on people there who download fansubs.
The MPAA and RIAA would love to do the same thing here, if they could manage it. In fact, they've done a bit of that already. But there are sixty five times as many of us as there are Singaporeans. And all our accesses to the world don't funnel through a single government-controlled firewall.
Not to mention the Bill of Rights. So pbltltblblbt MPAA! Stick it where the sun don't shine!
Our man in Singapore also makes the following comment:
The out-of-this-worldly popular anime series, Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi, has spawned lots of merchandise and figures. But only one figure manufacturer has stood head and shoulders above the competition in bringing us quality releases of the Haruhi cast – Max Factory! Hot on the heels of their Mikuru and Haruhi comes their rendition of NagatoYuki, arguably the most popular character of the series.
cough cough... Ahem. TJ likes to live dangerously, doesn't he?
Well, we'll forgive him for his sacrilege because his pictures of the new Yuki figure are so nice.
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