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supercreep



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:01 pm Reply with quote
While looking through my collection last night, I did take notice of the odd path Funimation has chosen. This was most evident to me with titles like Hellsing Ultimate, Shiki, and Steins;Gate being blu-ray sized, and the recent Tenchi boxes being DVD sized. I can't say I understand the logic behind that, and I can certainly see how it would frustrate those that are sensitive to that level of inconsistency.
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Alan45
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:24 pm Reply with quote
The Tenchi Blurays being in DVD sized cases makes an odd sort of sense. At the same time they are issuing other portions of the franchise in DVD only. This way you get some uniformity in this group of related titles.

Of course, I may be overthinking this and it is a simple screwup. Very Happy
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SpacemanHardy



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:35 pm Reply with quote
I think Alan is on the right track here. They more than likely made the Tenchi BDs the same size as the DVD-only releases so that there'd be uniformity between them. One thing they're really trying to push with these releases is a sense of a collection, what with the similar styled layouts and the star charts on the back.
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supercreep



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:43 pm Reply with quote
Ah, yes, that makes sense. I hadn't considered that.
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WTK



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:49 pm Reply with quote
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FUNimation Lowers SRP on EDEN OF THE EAST Apr. 2013 Re-Release
Posted on: Thursday, February 7, 2013

FUNimation lowered the SRP on both the Blu-ray and DVD Anime Classics editions of Eden of the East, which are currently scheduled for release on April 30, 2013. The Blu-ray set will now retail for $39.98 and the DVD version for $34.98. These changes have been noted in our system and will be automatically reflected in customer orders.
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Starsplash Taiwan



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:27 am Reply with quote
When Scientific Rail Gun first came out like decades ago here in Taiwan, I really loved it. Now, I don't think I will get it because Im not interested in the series anymore.

Everything on here is just re-releases. Although I love the cover of rosario-vampire capu2. Nothin here for me.
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wormraper



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:51 am Reply with quote
I'm still waiting for Rosario + Vampire to get a complete series release
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WTK



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:49 pm Reply with quote
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FUNimation Adjusts Release Date For LAST EXILE: FAM, THE SILVER WING, Pts. 1 & 2
Posted on: Monday, February 18, 2013

FUNimation announced the DVD/Blu-ray combo sets for parts 1 and 2 of Last Exile: Fam, the Silver Wing will now street on September 10, 2013. These collections were previously set to street on April 30, 2013. Open orders will be adjusted to reflect this change.
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SpacemanHardy



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:06 pm Reply with quote
Jesus, dude. I'm used to FUNimation's delays by now, but five months? That's a long freakin' time. Confused

At least they didn't pull a Media Blasters and delay it the week before release.
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jmfsilenthill
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:22 pm Reply with quote
Whoah huge delay. Reverse importing coming into effect here? I don't mind though, frees up a tiny bit of space for my spring wishlist Laughing .
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Gatherum



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:10 am Reply with quote
From a marketing standpoint, is Fam a large, popular, or otherwise significant enough property for us to sensibly posit the notion that they are delaying these releases in order to add more goodies to the sets?
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Nocturne123
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:39 am Reply with quote
Yeah, this sounds like something on the Japanese side for it to be that big of a delay. I don't really see what other excuse they would have unless they got a big release coming up shortly after that may overshadow it.
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victor viper



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:12 pm Reply with quote
I just got an order from Rightstuf today; some items shipped that I'd ordered along with my preorder of Railgun. On the invoice, it said

Certain Scientific Railgun, A Season 1 DVD Part 1 (Hyb) Limited Edition
Certain Scientific Railgun, A Season 1 DVD Part 2 (Hyb)
GIFT WITH PURCHASE CANCELED

I guess I'll manage somehow since I don't recall ever hearing what the free gift would be, but that's still a bit disappointing.
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WTK



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:36 pm Reply with quote
The Railgun gift item was canceled at the manufacturer's level. It can't be helped I guess.
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WTK



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:17 pm Reply with quote
Standard edition (alt SKU) is up @ TRSI for Freezing: Complete Collection (Blu-ray / DVD Combo). MSRP: $64.98. Release date is pretty much now (as you will/should be shipping soon).
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