According to rumors from a japanese culture centric blogspot blog (Link Here)
Starting August 8, Japan will be trying to implement an anti-piracy campaign.
Yep, heard it right! That would mean all our fresh and raw sources of anime and manga would most definitely be stopped.
From our Perspective
Honestly, if quality CD's were readily available locally I wouldn't mind collecting and buying them for the sake of getting my anime fix. But seeing as we only have at least 2 stores that cater to that (And they're not exactly 'legit') it's not the best option.
And even if blu-ray disks would come out online, not only does that mean that the series has already ended. It can also mean a longer wait due to shipping and possibly customs. And customs aren't the best place to get your goods stuck in.
For people who dislike english and local dubbed anime, like myself. I don't think we'd hesitate to pay for these streaming sites. Main issue is, the convenience of actually getting to watch a series at your leisure is part of what makes the hobby. There's also a huge fanbase of people who make PV's, .GIF's, and the likes that actually garner more audience for a series. It's a form of advertising and spreading the love for a series. If they stop the torrent sites, they basically stop people from making quality fan based art.
CD wise, this is a seriously depressing topic, CD's aren't released as early and the subs would take ages to happen more so if we're going to wait for the series to be localized (But damn, who wants that?)
For Manga, I guess not a lot of issues as you just have to invest a little more in getting the books from bookstores abroad. Which will be unfortunately taxed when it gets here. It's all about money really. Or maybe, we can cross our fingers and someday a Kinokuniya branch would actually take interest in making a store here.d
As supposedly the act of pirating these forms of entertainment is garnering losses of 5.5 Billion in yen.