[quote=“celestial_being” post=108873]1) Please get all the Sentai/ADV extras on here. I’ve managed to track down the old releases of things like Milk-chan, Crisis 2040, and Gilgamesh to get those extras but despite my efforts I haven’t managed to track down some classics like the Madlax sock puppet theater. Buying old dvds doesn’t support Sentai (BTW, why aren’t Gilgamesh and Madlax streamed here?)
Hey, there! I can answer a couple of these questions. Here we go:
One of the major reasons that a lot of the DVD extras aren’t shown on The Anime Network is licensing agreements! To stream a show, they must first get the licensing rights to stream that show. However! Extras are a totally different ballgame. To stream “extras,” (interviews, music videos, etc) they would have to be negotiated between the three companies (the japanese company, the american licensing company, and The Anime Network). Even though they’re related to the show, they’re considered a whole different identity. Also, even if relations are well, the original Japanese company can still say “Nope! DVD only!”
Which brings me to…
That’s why it’s an incentive to buy the DVD. It’s sort of like a “hey! Thanks so much for using your hard-earned money to purchase a legal copy of the series!” You might notice that in some of the interviews, they actually thank you for purchasing said DVD.
However, thanks for being supportive of the anime industry! It’s really great to see that you want to support both ADV and Sentai titles.
Licensing Restrictions prevent a lot of the extras from being streamed online.[/size]