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Questions

Hello... I have doubts. First: I am sorry if there is mistakes, english it is not my first language.

Well, I have read again Ai no Kusabi novels until vol 7.
Is there any chance to download vol 8?
I was looking in different pages to buy it and it cost really a lot of money.
$66.000 in chilean money.

And I read that the english translation is censured, is that truth?

Sorry... I am really thinking that I am the only fan who speak spanish, I do not have where to ask

Bye
Maybe someone here can help me… I am searching for
Ai no Kusabi - Pardo Setsuyoku (Blu-ray) (First Press Limited Edition) (Japan Version) the one with the music box

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Is anyone here selling this or has an Idea where to get it in “human price” either used or new shipped to overseas (Germany)? CDJapan refunded me back after 4 weeks and yesasia doesn’t have it either.
I’d be really happy about any help. If someone is willing to help me order it in a japanese store for me I would be really happy too

Ai No Kusabi Doujinshi

A little less than 2 years ago, a gentleman posted on Facebook that he was giving away a box of yaoi for free. Naturally, I jumped on this opportunity, drove out and picked up the box. Inside the box, along with some other rather interesting gems, I found this:
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I've kept it for so long because I found it amusing that it was almost as old as me. Does anyone know if there's a volume 1 or anything about the cassette it was supposed to have come with? I'm tossing around the idea of putting it up for sale because I'm getting rid of the rest of my Ai No Kusabi books but I don't know... that cover is awfully pretty.

Anyways, just thought I'd share and hopefully dig up some information. Thanks in advance and all that ^.^
New here so I’m hope I’m not breaking any rules....but...

Can anybody help my find the dvd or a dvd-rip of the first two older Ai no Kusabi ovas? Not subbed, but raw?

I think I saw somewhere that a dvd of the original two ovas was available somewhere to buy, but I don’t know where. I looked around the internet without much luck.

I came across this post (http://community.livejournal.com/ai_no_kusabi_/35078.html), but all the links are for megaupload...

I thank anybody for their help. I recently bought the dvd from RightStuf and would love to see the older version without the distracting subs. ^^

Questions

Hello, I am new here, also in livejournal, Can anyone help me?

I am a really lost in the novel, I understand that there are 6 vol of AnK, but now I see two more, I don´t understand also I have not read it yet, because I could not find them, now I do, except for the vol 2 Does anyone know where it is?.

Please, I hope not disturb.

Sorry If there are errors, I am chilean
Does anyone, by ANY chance, know the production cost for Ai no Kusabi per episode?

I've been doing a lot of thinking lately with everything that has happened so far. Media Blasters releasing the Ai no Kusabi to the U.S on April 23, hinting at a possible English Dubbed release for it (by the way, if anyone has a Facebook account, can someone please contact them on their Facebook page and ask them about their dub releases? They said they were going to have an announcement for dub releases soon, with one of them comment said by the end of last week, but they haven't really put up anything relating to dub releases), and Ai no Kusabi Volume Eight coming out soon. And while I was thinking about this, I went back to Anime News Network page for the remake, and I was browsing through their articles. That's when I remember that the Ai no Kusabi official website used to list the previously planned twelve episodes, and when that was replaced with the four episodes, a lot fans started spreading rumors about the cancellation and blah blah.

Obviously, AIC made absolutely no confirmation about the rumor and it's clear from their partnership with Media Blasters that they haven't forgotten about it. So, since the series is coming to the U.S and that we're  trying to encourage others to buy the DVDs, I might do some calculations because I remember reading an article on Crunchyroll (http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2011/10/30-1/how-much-does-one-episode-of-anime-cost-to-make) how much is put in the production of anime series PER EPISODE. Unfortunately, ANN does not list the production cost per episode for the remake, so I was hoping someone here might give me an estimated guess here.

Since I'm not sure how much money the actual production cost per episode for the remake, I used a the anime One Piece's production cost as a substitute since it's so popular (and it was only the one ANN posted on their website that I know of). According to ANN, the production cost for ONE episode of OP is ¥10,000,000, which equals about $107, 817 in the U.S. With that One Piece's production cost as my substitute,  I calculated that we need about 7, 701 people to buy the Ai no Kusabi DVD if we want AIC to earn enough money through their partnership with MB to continue with their production of the series. I know it's a lousy guess equation and all, but it's the best I got. If anyone does know the actual production cost for the remake, please let me know. Although I'm pretty whatever the production cost is, we're going to be doomed...T_T Doomed to never see the rest of series since fans probably won't buy the DVD. Morbid of me to say, but I still hope fans everywhere can encourage others to lend AIC a helping hand. :)

In other news, I contacted DMI last week, hoping if they could help me find a way to contact Reiko Yoshihara-sensei since contacting AIC is utterly pointless since they never replied to any of my e-mails and their Twitter account is dead. As I predicted, they told me that cannot give out personal contacts to fans, but they DID say that they accept fan letters at their company and they could forward those fan messages to Reiko-sensei! :D No electronic e-mails, unfortunately. Letters must be hand-written and be sent to the DMI's HQ at their address:

1487 West 178th Street, Suite 300
Gardena, CA 90248

Anyway, it's just a suggestion (well, okay, more like a request), but if anyone does send a fan letter to Reiko-sensei (does she even know how to read English?), please ask her about the production of the remake. That was the question I was going to ask her in my message, but since they don't accept e-mails, I couldn't get it to DMI to give to her.

Anyway, please remember to spread the word and encourage others to support the Ai no Kusabi series by buying the novels and the upcoming DVD. :) (I wonder much money Reiko-sensei gets from the sales here and I wonder if she puts any in the production cost...)

Oh, yeah! One more thing, please support my FF. Net friend (the one I mentioned earlier) by reading and reviewing for her Ai no Kusabi fic here~ http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8893306/1/Realizations

Her story is very AWESOME, and when I passed the news onto her about supporting the series, she agreed because she wants the remake to be finished as much as I do. :) Like we all do, I hope.

Ai no Kusabi DVDs & CDs questions

I'm rather new to the series as a whole, and I've managed to compile a track listing for all the CDs including dates of publication and CD codes (whatever they're called). In some cases there was some confusion as to the exact titles of some of the tracks, so I was just wondering if anyone knew where I can find some scans of the track listings pages of each CD's booklet. In fact, if you can tell me where to find scans for the entire booklets of each CD, if such exist, that would be nice. Regarding the three drama CDs Destiny, Nightmare and Resonance, what exactly are the contents of each one? I couldn't find any info about their plots. Another question I have is whether an instrumental CD really exists. This torrent lists one, but it has several mistakes, including titling the Music Best CD as a "mix" CD and several of its tracks not matching the track listing I've found for it.

In terms of DVDs, I found these while searching for information about the CDs:
- OAV Anniversary Special DVD
- Special Appendix OAV Anniversary Special DVD (I believe this one comes in the same Chara Vol. 25 that included Musk)
I was wondering if anyone knew what these are and what their contents are? If so, have these DVDs potentially been ripped and uploaded somewhere? If not, is there anyone who owns them and might be willing to rip and share them?

I was also wondering what this is, if anyone knows.

The last thing I wanted to mention is regarding Musk, of which rainbowfam translated the first page. In case anyone is interested, I found this raw while doing searches about the novels.

New member with some questions!

Hello everyone! I'm Melly and I've been a fan of ANK for a while now. I found this community through a link and thought it would be great to have some friends I could chat with! Anyway I hope this isn't against the rules( and i'm sorry if it is, I'm new to this), but I did have some questions if I could! Anyway here goes:

1: Many moons ago I remember the "Taming Riki" series before the lady (Kira something?) made her own website and you had to pay to read it. Now it's like it has become bigger than the original!!!!! Most FF's and FA I see is based on her work. Apparently she has made her own comic based on her FF? I'm so confused with the whole thing? Is she working with the real owners/creators of ANK? I just don't get it >.<'. Should I be considering her works as part of the real OVA/novel.

2:I just got back into the fandom ( I saw the OVA before I even knew anything) and I guess there was a novel first? Then an OVA, then a new novel and OVA?!?! I'm so confused??! I feel like I'm lost!! I don't know where to start or end!

Sorry if this is against the rules or annoying! I'm just brain muddled and need some guidance??

Thanks and I look forward to some new friends!!

Females in AnK?

I'm gonna go ahead an try to kick this comm into life with some kind of discussion;
What is it like to be a female in the AnK world?

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