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Guren Alchemist4



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:38 pm Reply with quote
Does anyone know the likelihood of Aniplex re-releasing the Rurouni Kenshin OVA's in Blu-Ray again? I missed out on the first release....really regret not being able to get them during that time.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:04 pm Reply with quote
Guren Alchemist4 wrote:
Does anyone know the likelihood of Aniplex re-releasing the Rurouni Kenshin OVA's in Blu-Ray again? I missed out on the first release....really regret not being able to get them during that time.


Probably really low since they were limited imports from Japan. But, you can easily order the two OVAs from Japan.

Trust and Betrayal - Amazon JP, HMV JP

Refelection - Amazon JP, HMV JP

Amazon shipping rates with no printed matter in your order is 1700 yen base+300 yen per item (so total shipping for those two will be 2300 yen). HMV uses EMS to ship and cost is by weight - by my guestimate, shipping should be no more than 2000ish yen.
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Guren Alchemist4



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:15 pm Reply with quote
Thanks superdry!

I was actually looking at those earlier. Will they be exactly the same as the version that was released in the US. I wasn't sure whether Aniplex translated the Blu-Ray menu's as well as the booklet into English when they brought them over. Since I can't read Japanese, I'm afraid of not being able to navigate my way through the menu if I import it. Then again, a little trial and error never hurts, huh.

I just tired to log into Amazon jp, but I keep getting an error. Will I need to open a new account in order to purchase from there? Sorry for the trouble, but I'm a noob when it comes to importing.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:49 pm Reply with quote
Guren Alchemist4 wrote:
I just tired to log into Amazon jp, but I keep getting an error. Will I need to open a new account in order to purchase from there? Sorry for the trouble, but I'm a noob when it comes to importing.

Each site is separate so you need a separate login for U.S. and Japan.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:21 pm Reply with quote
Guren Alchemist4 wrote:
Thanks superdry!

I was actually looking at those earlier. Will they be exactly the same as the version that was released in the US. I wasn't sure whether Aniplex translated the Blu-Ray menu's as well as the booklet into English when they brought them over. Since I can't read Japanese, I'm afraid of not being able to navigate my way through the menu if I import it. Then again, a little trial and error never hurts, huh.


I doubt the Aniplex USA imported release has trasnslated BD menus since that requires re-authoring. Regarding the booklets - according to the US site, the booklets are translated.

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I just tired to log into Amazon jp, but I keep getting an error. Will I need to open a new account in order to purchase from there? Sorry for the trouble, but I'm a noob when it comes to importing.


As GokuMew2 mentioned, you will need to create a new account for Amazon JP.
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Guren Alchemist4



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:42 pm Reply with quote
Thank you superdry and GokuMew2!

I just finished placing my order on Amazon jp for both OVA sets. It wasn't as expensive as I thought it would be. I can't wait to get my hands on them. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:01 am Reply with quote
Guren Alchemist4 wrote:
Thank you superdry and GokuMew2!

I just finished placing my order on Amazon jp for both OVA sets. It wasn't as expensive as I thought it would be. I can't wait to get my hands on them. Very Happy


Enjoy!!

Don't worry about not being able to read the menus, you'll be able to trial and error it.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:05 pm Reply with quote
Guren Alchemist4 wrote:

I just finished placing my order on Amazon jp for both OVA sets. It wasn't as expensive as I thought it would be. I can't wait to get my hands on them. Very Happy


I'm down to make you a copy of the booklet translation if you'd like. Just lemme know.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:22 am Reply with quote
Just got my Durarara!! BD Lunch Box. I'm kind of disappointed in the quality of the Lunch Box. It seems like it had a lot of small scratches all along the edges when I opened it. The inside rigid box and whatnot is fine. It's just the scratches. It kind of looks like something was scraping against the back of it. I'm way too much of a stickler for this kind of stuff, but it's bugging the crap out of me. Sad
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Guren Alchemist4



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:42 pm Reply with quote
superdry wrote:
Guren Alchemist4 wrote:
Thank you superdry and GokuMew2!

I just finished placing my order on Amazon jp for both OVA sets. It wasn't as expensive as I thought it would be. I can't wait to get my hands on them. Very Happy


Enjoy!!

Don't worry about not being able to read the menus, you'll be able to trial and error it.


It arrived on Wednesday after ordering on Monday. It was crazy how fast I got it, but I didn't get around to watching it till yesterday. The menus have English Subheadings, so no guess work needed. I was so relieved when I saw them. Laughing

luffypirate85 wrote:
Guren Alchemist4 wrote:

I just finished placing my order on Amazon jp for both OVA sets. It wasn't as expensive as I thought it would be. I can't wait to get my hands on them. Very Happy


I'm down to make you a copy of the booklet translation if you'd like. Just lemme know.


Thanks, but I'm happy with what I got. Although I can't read it, I have it in my collection and that's good enough for me. I don't want to put you through any trouble. Thank you so much for offering.

Luffy, you Import from Japan quite often right? If so, do they normally have English subtitles or is this quite rare. If not, I'm sorry that might have confused you with someone else. lol Now that I opened my doors to Japan, I might be tempted to bring over other titles.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:43 pm Reply with quote
Guren Alchemist4 wrote:
Luffy, you Import from Japan quite often right? If so, do they normally have English subtitles or is this quite rare. If not, I'm sorry that might have confused you with someone else. lol Now that I opened my doors to Japan, I might be tempted to bring over other titles.


Though such titles are increasing recently, most Japanese releases still do NOT include English subtitles.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:01 am Reply with quote
Guren Alchemist4 wrote:

It arrived on Wednesday after ordering on Monday. It was crazy how fast I got it, but I didn't get around to watching it till yesterday. The menus have English Subheadings, so no guess work needed. I was so relieved when I saw them. Laughing


Awesome. Looks like you're enjoying your purchase. =)

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Luffy, you Import from Japan quite often right? If so, do they normally have English subtitles or is this quite rare. If not, I'm sorry that might have confused you with someone else. lol Now that I opened my doors to Japan, I might be tempted to bring over other titles.


The thread in the retail forum regarding imports with English subtitles is something you'd want to keep an eye on if you see anything you like being released with subs.

But, as GokuMew2 mentioned, English subs on JP releases is still rare.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:38 am Reply with quote
Aniplex Japan just solicited the following. Don't be surprised if they get announced by Aniplex of America @ Sakura-Con later today.

July 3rd, 2013
- Blue Exorcist: The Movie (BD LE): 8400yen
- Blue Exorcist: The Movie (BD Reg): 5040yen
- Blue Exorcist: The Movie (DVD LE): 7350yen
- Blue Exorcist: The Movie (DVD Reg): 39900yen

July 10th, 2013
- Kara no Kyoukai BD-Box [Reg]: 36750yen

July 24th, 2013
- Puella Magi Madoka Magica Movies 1 & 2 (BD LE): 11550yen
- Puella Magi Madoka Magica Movies 1 & 2 (BD Reg): 9450yen
- Puella Magi Madoka Magica Movie 1 (DVD Reg): 4410yen
- Puella Magi Madoka Magica Movie 2 (DVD Reg): 4410yen
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:13 am Reply with quote
The Japanese "Puella Magi Madoka Magica" TV series BD LE's didn't have any english subs. Its looking like the movies won't either based on the information on the link.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:37 pm Reply with quote
http://aniplexusa.com/​gurrenlaganndvd/​ | http://www.rightstuf.com/​i/​aoa3302
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SRP: $174.98
Sales Price: $139.98

COMING SOON! 5 / 14 / 2013
Pre-orders begin April 1st

Gurren Lagann TV Series DVD Set
Features and Bonus Contents


Product Details
■27 Episodes and an unaired Ep.6
■Includes 2 Original Soundtrack CDs!
■Original Japanese and English audio
■English subtitles

Bonus Special Feautre Materials
■”Yoko Goes to GAINAX –Study Animation at GAINAX-“
■SAZIGEN 3DCG Test Animation Footages
■Creative Staff Interview
■Shokotan Interview
■Textless Openings and Endings
■Trailers

Special Package & Bonus Materials
■Gurren Lagann Original Soundtrack CDs 1 and 2
■36-page Illustration Booklet
■2-sided poster (Yoko & Kamina)
■2 stickers of Kamina’s famous remarks
■12 postcards of Japanese DVD cover art & original illustration by Mechanical Designer You Yoshinari
■Rigid Box illustrated by You Yoshinari (Mechanical Design)
■2-tray clear Amaray cases with reversible wraps of original Japanese DVD cover design

DVD Specs
Languages: Japanese / English
Video: 16:9 Widescreen MPEG2
Audio: Japanese Dolby Digital 2.0, English Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English
Total Run Time: approx. 700 min.
Region: 1
Rating: 13 UP

http://aniplexusa.com/​gurrenlagannbd/​ | http://www.rightstuf.com/​i/​anzx61616175
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SRP: $669.98
Sales Price: $549.98

COMING SOON! 6 / 26 / 2013
Pre-orders begin April 1st!

Gurren Lagann BD Set (Imported)
(Sale for US and CANADA ONLY, Limited quantity)
Features and Bonus Contents


Product Details
■Includes 15 discs! (10 Blu-ray discs + 5 CDs)
■Regenerated to HD format (except for live action footages, OVA episode)
■27 Episodes and an unaired Ep.6
■TV Textless Openings and Endings
■The Movie –Childhood’s End- (Japanese, English subtitles)
■The Movie –The Lights in the Sky Are Stars- (Japanese, English subtitles)
■The Movie Textless Endings
■Gurren Lagann Parallel Works (Music Videos)
■Gurren Lagann Parallel Works 2 (Music Videos)
■Gurren Lagann Kirameki☆Yoko Box –Pieces of sweet stars- (“S*t*a*S” PV)
■Eve of Gurren Lagann the Movie (Movie Event footage, Special Drama “Viral’s Sweet Dream”)
■OVA Ep.5.5 “My Gurren is Shiny!!” (included in DS Game Soft “Gurren Lagann”)

Bonus Special Feautre Materials
■”Yoko Goes to GAINAX –Study Animation at GAINAX-“
■”It’s Summertime! Drills! Gurren Lagann Festival!!”
■SAZIGEN 3DCG Test Animation Footages
■Interview with Marina Inoue (the voice of Yoko)
■”Believe in the answer that you believe in!! Gurren Lagann Quiz Contest!”
■The Movie –Childhood’s End- Premier Event Documentary
■The Movie –The Lights in the Sky Are Stars- Premier Event Documentary
■”VOICES –Testimony of 26 people-“ (Staff Interviews)
■Exclusive Drama CD “Otoko no Jouken (Conditions of a Man)! Gurren Lagann” written by Kazuki Nakashima (Screenplay)
■“Otoko Ippiki (Lone Man) Gurren Lagann” (TV Series DVD Bonus Drama CD)
■“Otoko Doahou (Fool Man) Gurren Lagann” (the 1st Movie DVD Bonus Drama CD)
■“Otoko Gumi Dayo (Men’s Team) Gurren Lagann” ((the 2nd Movie DVD Bonus Drama CD)
■Original Sound Source of “Gurren Lagann Parallel Works 2” and “Kirameki☆Yoko Box –Pieces of sweet stars-“

Special Package & Bonus Materials
■Exclusive digipaks newly illustrated by Atsushi Nishigori (Character Design)
■Exclusive box newly illustrated by You Yoshinari (Mechanical Design)
■Hard cover book of enormous production materials including never-published initial conceptual art
■Illustration Book: cover art illustrated by Hiroyuki Imaishi (Director)

Blu-ray Specs
Languages: Japanese & English (TV Series), Japanese (Movies), Japanese (Bonus Contents)
Video: 16:9 1080p AVC
Audio: Linear PCM/Stereo (TV Series & Movies), DTS (audio commentary)
Subtitles: English (* Bonus contents don't include English subtitles)
Total Run Time: Over 1,405 minutes!!
Region: -
Rating: 13 UP
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