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NEWS: Viz Indicates Online Plans for Honey and Clover, Nana


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shezni



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:41 am Reply with quote
Hooray for H&C! I've been waiting for some good news regarding that anime. It's definitely going on my to-buy list, streaming or no streaming.
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Dop.L



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:58 am Reply with quote
All I can say is "About bloomin' time!"

I suspect the streaming and DTO options will be region-locked so of no use to me. I will be buying the DVDs as soon as available though - for both series!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:30 am Reply with quote
Awesome news. I have not been able to find H&C DVDs anywhere, so this rocks.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:23 am Reply with quote
The first half of Nana is already available on Righstuf for pre-order. Honey and Clover should follow suit pretty soon. I cannot wait!
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Tofusensei



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:59 am Reply with quote
News flash: Viz gets it. Smile
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ReiClone88



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:05 am Reply with quote
Looking forward to the DVD releases, as long as Viz doesn't change out the OP & ED animations like they did with the Hikaru no Go DVDs.
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Mr. sickVisionz



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:09 am Reply with quote
Tofusensei wrote:
News flash: Viz gets it. Smile


They're getting there. Nana is like 3 years old now.

One thing I don't get though is why a japanese company needs an american middle man just to host and stream video files. As tech savvy as Japan is, I can't imagine that there is no company there that has the ability to sell downloads and host streams.

The american middleman has to wait until he can get up the money and license a show. Sometimes, as with Nana, this takes 3 years. The japanese company could get this stuff up at the same time as the broadcast in Japan if they really wanted to.
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samuelp



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:13 am Reply with quote
Mr. sickVisionz wrote:
Tofusensei wrote:
News flash: Viz gets it. Smile


They're getting there. Nana is like 3 years old now.

One thing I don't get though is why a japanese company needs an american middle man just to host and stream video files. As tech savvy as Japan is, I can't imagine that there is no company there that has the ability to sell downloads and host streams.


Have you looked at the services that are available IN JAPAN for streaming and downloading Japanese tv shows and anime? Compared to the ones in the US they're 3 years behind the times.

Japan is great at electronic tech, not web tech. I mean, have you looked at a Japanese web page ever? Eww....
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xia83



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:17 am Reply with quote
I cannot wait to get my greedy little hands on Honey and Clover!
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DuelLadyS



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:24 am Reply with quote
*pulls out wallet* See this, Viz? I have money. I've been waiting to give it you for a very long time now. So will you please hurry up with the H&C DVDs already?! Sheesh!

This is like going to a restaraunt and the waitress puts the condiments on the table but doesn't come out with the food right away... where's my main course? Crying or Very sadLaughing
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omnistry



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:53 am Reply with quote
Am I the only one who thinks the trailers seem too, IDK, wordy?
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lumcolette2006



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:59 am Reply with quote
What about Kirarin Revolution, I didn't see no news about that series Hey?!
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bayoab



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:59 am Reply with quote
Mr. sickVisionz wrote:

One thing I don't get though is why a japanese company needs an american middle man just to host and stream video files. As tech savvy as Japan is, I can't imagine that there is no company there that has the ability to sell downloads and host streams.

The american middleman has to wait until he can get up the money and license a show. Sometimes, as with Nana, this takes 3 years. The japanese company could get this stuff up at the same time as the broadcast in Japan if they really wanted to.
What middleman? Viz is basically just the american face of 3 Japanese companies (Shueisha, Shogakukan and Shopro). Also, the waiting is because it's Viz. Viz is slow.

Also, Toei's streaming? Horrible series choices, horrible platform choices, VHS quality video.
TV Tokyo? Bad video quality.
Kadokawa? Poor editing.


Of course, this isn't the reason why Japanese companies aren't entering streaming media but do you really want them in control?

Look at FUNimation which is currently streaming 2 series within 1 month of the Japanese broadcast and with good video and t/l quality.
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miji



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:36 am Reply with quote
I've already pre-ordered NANA, and I plan to watch H&C, Monster and HxH on the Funimation channel, but I'm happy that NANA and H&C will be available in more ways and to more people. This is good news Very Happy !
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posterior_praiser



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:54 am Reply with quote
yes yes yes. I've been waiting for H&C dvds for so long Anime hyper! I bet teh slow up was to get the rights to all the music in H&C perhaps, but I sure hope they got all the music so that they don't have to cut it out :/
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