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hissatsu01



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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 9:29 pm Reply with quote
I wonder sometimes why some news is so late in showing up. The official Japanese site for the show has shown English/Japanese subs in the specs for the blu-ray from the moment the first volume was listed, about a month ago.

Edit: This site http://www.tigerandbunny.net/​product/​index.​html

And no subs at all for the DVD.
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The Mad Manga Massacre



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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 10:25 pm Reply with quote
Viz Media is only streaming the anime in the United States, not in all of North America they do this with all of their streams.
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Eri94



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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 11:18 pm Reply with quote
While I'd love to buy these, if they are like 80$ like the usually are, there's just no way.
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Mirri



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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 1:20 am Reply with quote
hissatsu01 wrote:
I wonder sometimes why some news is so late in showing up. The official Japanese site for the show has shown English/Japanese subs in the specs for the blu-ray from the moment the first volume was listed, about a month ago.

Edit: This site http://www.tigerandbunny.net/​product/​index.​html

And no subs at all for the DVD.


This pattern makes sense to me - DVDs are Region 2, and Blu-Rays are Region A. Region A includes the U.S. and Japan, and Region 2 only has Japan (I know it has more than just Japan, but in this context). While I like having English subs on imports, I have a creeping feeling that this it may cause a slowdown in U.S. imports of titles.
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vulcanraven01



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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 8:16 am Reply with quote
^
R2 DVD also includes the UK, which if of course an English speaking country, so that logic is slightly flawed but I can see where you are coming from.
I think it's more the case that DVD releases take the back seat when anime gets a DVD and BD release at the same time in Japan.
Most anime fans in Japan buy Blu-ray if available, so why waste time putting subs on the DVD's when they;
A - Won't sell that well.
B - Less chance of people buying them for English import since only English speaking UK residents would be interested.
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John Casey



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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 8:30 am Reply with quote
Eri94 wrote:
While I'd love to buy these, if they are like 80$ like the usually are, there's just no way.

And only include about 2-4 episodes per batch.
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NGK



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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 2:48 pm Reply with quote
Japanese-release Blu ray with English subs...

Looks like the middlemen (Funi, Viz, and the company that used to be ADV...) are getting cut off by this trend Laughing A lot of anime watchers would rather get subbed edition straight from Japan than wait months or even years for Funi et al. to release one with dubs anyway.
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Takeyo



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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 3:20 pm Reply with quote
NGK wrote:
A lot of anime watchers would rather get subbed edition straight from Japan than wait months or even years for Funi et al. to release one with dubs anyway.

I wonder how that demographic compares to the number of consumers who would rather take their chances and wait for an R1 release -- dubbed or sub-only -- to avoid paying prohibitively expensive Japanese prices. I know that price is far and away to biggest deterrent that keeps me from importing.
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luffypirate85



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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 7:04 pm Reply with quote
Thanks but no thanks. Rather spend the cash on Kenshin.
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