Speed Racer is a 2008 sports action comedy film written and directed by the Wachowskis.[a] It is based on the 1960s manga and anime series of the same name. Starring Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, John Goodman, Susan Sarandon, Matthew Fox, Roger Allam, Benno Fürmann, Hiroyuki Sanada, Rain and Richard Roundtree, the plot revolves around Speed Racer, an 18-year-old automobile racer who follows his apparently deceased brother's career, choosing to remain loyal to his family and their company Racer Motors, which causes difficulties after he refuses a contract that E.P. Arnold Royalton, owner of Royalton Industries, offers him.
I keep hearing anime fans on the internet say that dvds are dead and people will stop buying them b/c of digital downloads, ones made by the companies, and that files will replace dvds totally. do you think that is true No. At least not in the forseeable future.Everyone's all excited over the notion of legal digital downloads and streaming video being the future of anime distribution and proliferation, and we're certainly seeing some very exciting steps toward that future coming from both the Japanese and American companies right now. It's a pretty thrilling time; we're witnessing the slow change of an entire industry, all centered around the demand fans themselves have created for digitial distribution of their beloved shows. I think what companies like Gonzo are doing is smart, forward-thinking and a good sign that the ship is finally moving in the right direction. Even if it isn't a smashing success with hundreds of thousands of dollars rolling in for shows like Blassreiter, they're at least trying something new, which has been basically out of the question when it comes to Japanese companies for the last few decades.That said, DVDs are not going to go away anytime soon, nor should they. There are a number of practical realities to back this up. One, there's a small - but not tiny - base of anime fans who collect. They buy the artboxes, they buy the single volume releases, they get excited about new anime licenses in the US. They're going to keep buying DVDs and Bluray discs and whatever other packaged media might exist. It's their thing, they're collectors, it's what they do. They are not a particularly vocal group of people (outside of Anime on DVD's community), but they're going to keep buying.Two, broadband isn't everywhere. Not everyone has a speedy connection, nor do they have access to one. Broadband might seem like something \"everyone has\", but that isn't the case.Three - and this is a big one for a lot of people - not everyone likes watching streams or digital files on their computer. They want to watch their content in crystal-clear HD resolution on their giant expensive TVs. They didn't drop 2 grand on a 1080p widescreen 50\" HDTV so they can watch a Post-It sized grainy stream of a Naruto episode on thier computer, hoping the connection holds out to finish the stream with no hitches. This is probably more true for older fans who simply didn't become anime fanatics by watching it on their computer monitor, but I'm sure plenty of younger fans also prefer watching things on TV.There are other reasons, of course. You can't give someone a digital stream for Christmas. If you're having a gathering of friends over to watch anime, it's easier if you have it on some form of packaged media. If you're trying to introduce someone to anime, handing them a DVD and watching it with them is probably more effective than pasting them URLs to streams or download locations for files. Eventually all of these reasons may very well become archaic, but that's how it is now, and the media market simply doesn't change that quickly. Yes, we have a lot of fans on the cutting edge who watch everything on thier PC and consider the DVD medium to be obsolete, but that isn't everyone, not by a longshot, no matter what chatter you read online.I do keep hearing from a certain segment of fandom that the entire packaged media industry will completely collapse within a year or so because of digital downloads and video streaming. To me, that's delusional - you know, like 9/11 truthers, Area 51 conspiracy theorists, and Hillary Clinton supporters. 59ce067264