Are Taiwan Jet Set Radio / JSRF soundtrack CDs bootlegs?

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Michael St. Clair, Jul 17, 2003.

  1. Michael St. Clair

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    I see that tons of anime retailers now stock JSR and JSRF soundtrack CDs for a reasonable price. I looked for these discs many, many months ago and found nothing easily available.

    Are these (taiwan) discs bootlegs?
     
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    Ever Anime and Align are the two lables...definitely boot. Damn.

    I can spot bootleg DVD and SVCD a mile away, but I don't do a lot of soundtracks.
     
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    CDJapan.co.jp also has the real CDs (as well as a lot of J-Pop). As BrianB said, the price is usually the only way to tell the difference. While the spine card will usually have the Taiwanese company name, the front looks exactly like the Japanese release, and the CDs themselves are usually high quality reporductions too.
     
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    Well, it's easy for them to just rip the CD and go to press.

    That guide is pretty good. Note that most Japanese CDs will contain some kind of registration/feedback card, and if it's not going to Japan, that should also be a warning sign. Some pirates don't even bother to label them, so you have to look for things like CDRs and lower quality printing

    Bottom line, buy from reputable dealers
     

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