Why should I buy official anime goods?
If you buy officially licensed anime goods then that means you are helping to support the anime industry. The money made through licensing anime/manga series and their characters for merchandise ensures that the anime studios, manga artists and authors who produce all the great series we love can continue to do so well into the future. Purchasing fake or bootleg merchandise only benefits unscrupulous retailers as none of the money goes back to the anime/manga creators. Buying bootleg goods does not support the anime industry in any way shape or form and as with most counterfeit products often helps to fund organised crime. Additionally, bootleg products are made with substandard materials and have not been subjected to the same safety checks that legitimate manufacturers would perform.