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zrdb



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:31 pm Reply with quote
Amen amen I say to that-both Fate/Zero and Bebop on bluray (fat chance in hell we'll ever see them here in the us) are on my "not only yes-but hell yes" must have list.
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SpacemanHardy



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:25 pm Reply with quote
^ Oh I know for a FACT we'll eventually get Bebop here in the States. It's too big too ignore.

It's just gonna take a lot longer to get than our friends overseas, is all. Confused
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 8:52 pm Reply with quote
Just got my Dennou Coil set today.
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WTK



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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 5:53 am Reply with quote
From Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

https://www.facebook.com/​TheViewingLounge/​posts/​460565457360051?​comment_id=​3211252&​offset=​0&​total_comments=​2
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releases planned we have planned for the next few months are Shakugan no Shana S OVA, Scientific Railgun Season 1 Part 1&2, Serial Experiments Lain, Haibane Renmei, Texhnolyze, Shakugan no Shana Season 3 Part 1&2, Shakugan no Shana The Movie, Scientific Railgun OVA, Dokuro-chan SE. Plenty to enjoy!


And also from Siren Visual.

https://www.facebook.com/​sirenvisual/​posts/​518371161560064
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Out July from Siren Visual - HAKABA KITARO!

Comic-book yōkai coolness from the wild Kenji Nakamura (C For Control, Mononoke), who we are nuts about here at Siren HQ. This is the series from 2008, which was based on the manga classic 'GeGeGe no Kitarō' from Shigeru Mizuki...it's something of a classic in Japan where it has been around in some animated or printed form since 1968.

It'll be sub-only, DVD-only and another exclusive Oz-first noitaminA release from Siren. More info as it comes to hand, so don't slam us with tech-spec-blech questions just yet!
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Maidenoftheredhand



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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 8:12 am Reply with quote
Any word on when Mononoke is coming out? I want to order it with Dennou Coil.
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yuna49



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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 9:58 am Reply with quote
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Out July from Siren Visual - HAKABA KITARO!

Comic-book yōkai coolness from the wild Kenji Nakamura (C For Control, Mononoke), who we are nuts about here at Siren HQ. This is the series from 2008, which was based on the manga classic 'GeGeGe no Kitarō' from Shigeru Mizuki...it's something of a classic in Japan where it has been around in some animated or printed form since 1968.

Last I checked Kitarou shared some of Toei's Mononoke staff, but Nakamura Kenji was not involved in the show itself. He did direct the wonderful OP, Mononoke Dance, and the rather pedestrian ED (can't find a link) for the also rather pedestrian song Snow Tears.

Hakaba Kitarou remains the all-time ratings champion at noitaminA, averaging a 4.8 over its eleven episodes, just ahead of Nodame Paris-Hen and Moyashimon.
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WTK



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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 9:56 pm Reply with quote
Maidenoftheredhand wrote:
Any word on when Mononoke is coming out? I want to order it with Dennou Coil.

via Siren Visual Facebook page
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- Have you got a release date for "Mononoke"?

- We'll be announcing that next week ;D
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WTK



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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 9:40 pm Reply with quote
http://www.sirenvisual.com.au/​Product/​470.​php
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Chihayafuru - Part 1 DVD

Product Specifications
Release Date: 18th July 2013
Format: DVD
Genre: ANIME
Running Time (mins): 325
Rating: M
Year of Production: 2011
Discs: 2
Audio Languages: Japanese
Audio Formats: 2.0
Subtitle Languages: English
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Regions: 4

via Siren Visual Facebook page
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Our exclusive release of Chihayafuru begins in July, with episodes 1 to 13 making up Part 1. It's up for pre-order right now...

http://www.sirenvisual.com.au/​Product/​470.​php

As an added bonus for the early-birds, everyone who pre-orders so will go into the draw to win this great Chihayafuru manga set...
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Maidenoftheredhand



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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 9:25 am Reply with quote
I am still on the fence about getting Chihayafuru since I am still holding out hope it will be licensed here. Maybe will wait until Part 2 is out and get both together.

I already have the bilingual manga releases so don't need that.
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 11:58 pm Reply with quote
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Check out these exclusive samples of the Pokemon Collector's Tins (Seasons 1-5) that just landed on our desks!

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WTK



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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 7:56 am Reply with quote
Hakaba Kitaro (https://www.sirenvisual.com.au/​Product/​471.​php)
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DVD Extras
Shigeru Mizuki Interview
Clean OP
Promo spots
TV Spots
Storyboard - Scene Comparisons

Product Specifications
Release Date: 18th July 2013
Format: DVD
Genre: ANIME
Running Time (mins): 300
Rating: M
Year of Production: 2008
Discs: 2 Audio
Languages: Japanese
Audio Formats: 2.0
Subtitle Languages: English
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Regions: 4


via Siren Visual Facebook page
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FOR RELEASE: MONONOKE

Siren's exclusive release of Kenji Nakamura's MONONOKE will be out August 22. Eye-popping animation to warp your brain with a story that follows on from Nakamura's 'Bake nako' storyline from 'Ayakashi Horror Tales'.

Available for pre-order from our webstore soon.
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WTK



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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 11:07 pm Reply with quote
Mononoke (https://www.sirenvisual.com.au/​Product/​472.​php)
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DVD Extras
Clean Opening
Clean Closing
Making Bakeneko
Trailers

Product Specifications
Release Date: 22nd August 2013
Format: DVD
Genre: ANIME
Running Time (mins): 276
Rating: TBC
Year of Production: 2008
Discs: 2
Audio Languages: Japanese
Audio Formats: 2.0
Subtitle Languages: English
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Regions: 4
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yuna49



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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 8:23 am Reply with quote
I've been surprised by how few Blu-ray releases I see from licensors like Siren. On its website, searching the catalog for BR releases brings up only Mawaru Penguindrum and Tiger and Bunny. I've searched in vain to get some measure of BR player penetration in AU, but all the data I can find are in proprietary consulting reports.

Mononoke and Dennou Coil both seemed strong candidates for BR releases. There are Japanese BR versions of both shows so there are already masters available. Is the market for BR releases in general, and BR anime releases in particular, so thin that likely sales volumes will not cover costs? Are the Japanese producers not licensing BR versions for fear of reverse importatation (less an issue for Australia which is in a different BR region from Japan)? The large number of BR releases in the US, which compete directly against domestic Japanese releases, makes me think this isn't the problem for AU licensors.
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WTK



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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 9:56 am Reply with quote
via Siren Visual Facebook page
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Siren Visual presents: Naoki Urasawa'a MONSTER.

Siren Visual is proud to present the award-winning anime masterpiece MONSTER, complete with English dub, English subtitles and original Japanese audio track.

Set in Düsseldorf, Germany; MONSTER is the story of a Japanese brain surgeon who chooses to save the life of a young boy over the life of the city mayor. Bizarre serial murder follows. MONSTER is an intense psychological thriller spanning 74 episodes which will be released in 5 installments beginning November 2013.

The series is also in the infancy of a live-action adaptation by Guillmero Del Toro (Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth) and HBO.

More information on MONSTER available here:
anime#3750

Please note: no HD masters exist for this series - it will be some time before a bilingual Blu-ray release will be available.


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supercreep



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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 10:17 am Reply with quote
I'm so happy that I live in Australia and can pick up releases like this Denou Coil, and the Cowboy Bebop blu-ray!

Except that I don't and it's making me a bitter, bitter man.
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