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potatochobit



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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 4:11 am Reply with quote
singles are not always a bad thing
it is easier for people to save a few dollars a month then ask them to save 400$ and pay it all in one lump sum

as for monogatari series, it also lets people buy the arcs they want and not have to purchase the whole complete set right away

kill la kill is popular but that is going to fade
they need to capitalize on this as fast as possible
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TarsTarkas



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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 9:12 am Reply with quote
I think the BD cover is quite good. Don't mind you can't see the title clearly because of Ryūko Matoi gloriousness. There is always the spine for those title completionists.

Yes it is nice for some, that they are breaking it up. Which makes it affordable to purchase. On the other hand think how much room five LE's are going to take up on our shelves.
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One-Eye



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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 6:40 pm Reply with quote
TarsTarkas wrote:
I think the BD cover is quite good. Don't mind you can't see the title clearly because of Ryūko Matoi gloriousness. There is always the spine for those title completionists.

Then why even bother putting it there if the title is going to be on the spine? Don't get me wrong I'm not trying to give you a hard time, but it just looks a little sloppy to me design wise. Having the title blocked out that way just doesn't really excite me. Of course, I'm only talking for myself your tastes may differ.
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Shiroi Hane
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:53 pm Reply with quote
TRSI listings:
Kill la Kill Blu-ray 1 (Hyb)
Kill la Kill DVD 1 (Hyb)
Kill la Kill DVD/Blu-ray 1 (Hyb) Limited Edition + CD
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TarsTarkas



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:11 am Reply with quote
One-Eye wrote:
TarsTarkas wrote:
I think the BD cover is quite good. Don't mind you can't see the title clearly because of Ryūko Matoi gloriousness. There is always the spine for those title completionists.

Then why even bother putting it there if the title is going to be on the spine? Don't get me wrong I'm not trying to give you a hard time, but it just looks a little sloppy to me design wise. Having the title blocked out that way just doesn't really excite me. Of course, I'm only talking for myself your tastes may differ.


I understand, but even some American comics have done the same thing. Though, a lot of the time they don't have as good of a cover as Kill la Kill.
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One-Eye



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:59 am Reply with quote
TarsTarkas wrote:
I understand, but even some American comics have done the same thing.
Sure and many American comics have also had the titles being destroyed, etc. However, its a different medium. Most American comics that I recall (it has been a long time since I followed them) even when they obliterated the title in some fashion still either had it in small letters above the price or in the inside on the first page. Plus many were a monthly with a built in fan base. In the old days they were made to be picked up off a rack and flipped thru. You pretty much had more than one opportunity to catch the title.
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Though, a lot of the time they don't have as good of a cover as Kill la Kill.
Well, I don't know about nowadays, but I would disagree. The Kill la Kill design is pretty simple with main character and some flashy stars and no real background. Its not complex nor is it particularly different. Maybe if they do something with the texture of the paper on the LEs then that would add some visual and maybe even some tactile variety to the design.

Again this is my reaction to the design, which I find underwhelming and which you obviously do not. Perhaps they did something more interesting for the LEs since unlike the DVDs and normal BDs they do have another side on the back of the box. At least I hope they did and didn't do something extra lazy like repeat the design on the backside too.

Anyways no need to beat this to death. I think we can agree to disagree on this one.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 3:39 pm Reply with quote
http://www.aniplexusa.com/​monogatarisecondseas​on/​ | KABUKIMONOGATARI Coming to Blu-ray trailer | http://www.rightstuf.com/​i/​aoa4002
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Coming 8/26

KABUKIMONOGATARI Limted Edition Blu-ray Set

Bonus Contents
■"“Omnibus 2” Video (approx 25min)
■Textless Opening and Ending
■PV & CM Collections

Bonus Materials & Special Package
■Deluxe Booklet
■Pinup Postcard Set
■Package Illustrated by AKIO WATANABE (character design)
*Bonus contents and materials subject to change.

SRP: $64.98
Sales: Price $49.98

Blu-ray Specs
Language: Japanese
Video: 16:9 Widescreen
Episode: MAYOI Jiangshi Episodes 1- 4
Number of Disc: 2 Blu-ray Discs
Subtitles: English
Total Run Time: Approx. 102 min.
Rating: 16 UP


http://aniplexusa.com/​oreimo/​ | OREIMO 2 Coming to Limited Edition Complete DVD Box Set Trailer | http://www.rightstuf.com/​i/​aoa3901
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Coming 08/05!

Oreimo 2 DVD Limited Edition Complete Box Set

Bonus Contents
■Textless Openings
■Textless Endings of ALL 16 episodes
■Preview Videos by SD Characters
■Special Short Movies by SD Characters
■"Gal-ge" ( Style Short Movies)
■Web Version Previews

Bonus Materials & Special Package
■16 Pin-up Postcards of "Ending Cards" of ALL 16 Episodes
■44-page Deluxe Booklet of Character Designs & Art Gallery,
and Creator Messages!!
■From Chiba to the World Poster (Featuring Kirino and Kuroneko)

SPECIAL PACKAGE
■Deluxe Box with TOTALLY New and Exclusive Illustration
by Hiroyuki Oda (Character Design)
■Reversible DVD Case Wraps

SRP: $99.98
Sales Price: $79.98

Disc Specs
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English
Aspect ratio: 16:9 widescreen
Episodes: ALL 13 TV and 3 never-seen-on-TV OVA episodes!

Number of Disc: 4 DVDs
Total Run Time: Approx. 400 min.
Rating: 13 UP


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 5:03 pm Reply with quote
Always looking forward to more Monogatari Smile.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 2:14 pm Reply with quote


http://aniplexusa.com/​valvrave/​blu_ray/​index.​html
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Complete 1st Season Blu-ray Set Coming 9/23

VALVRAVE the Liberator: Complete 1st Season Blu-ray Set

Bonus Contents
■ Textless Openings
■ Textless Endings
■ Trailers
■ Commercials

Bonus Materials
■ Collectable Postcards
■ Deluxe Poster Specially Illustrated by Katsura Hoshino (Original Character Designer)

*Bonus Subject to Change

Disc Spec
■ Spoken Language: Japanese
■ Subtitles: English
■ Aspect ratio: 16:9 HD Widescreen
■ Episodes: 12 Episodes
■ Number of Disc: 3 Discs
■ Total Run Time: Approx. 300 min.
■ Rating: 16 UP

SRP: $149.98
Sales Price: $119.98

Pre-Order Starts on July 7th
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Shiroi Hane
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:42 pm Reply with quote
RightStuf listing: http://www.rightstuf.com/​i/​aoa3801
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potatochobit



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:49 pm Reply with quote
valvare must be selling really bad in japan for them to release the whole season on bluray in america.
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Vaisaga



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:10 pm Reply with quote
Hm, I'm pretty conflicted on Oreimo 2. I do own the first series and I wouldn't mind paying $80 for the set considering all the extra stuff it comes with... But that ending kinda ruined things.

To complete or not to complete, that is the question...
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potatochobit



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:38 am Reply with quote
is your first set DVD?
do you usually watch DVDs?
then it's fine to buy it

otherwise, hell no.
screw aniplex usa DVD releases.
you will be able to find the bluray used next year for probably under 200$.
the first set on bluray sells for about 150$ used in japan.
in america though, it goes for closer to 200-300$.
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Vaisaga



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:39 am Reply with quote
Yeah, I got the DVD set they released first.

I liked the first season and most of the second season, but then it went to shit. So I might pass on it, but then my first season DVD set will look lonely without its companion...
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Leland Lee



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:19 pm Reply with quote
This is why buying an Oppo was a wonderful investment on my part. :3

I can buy most of these shows straight from Amazon UK without paying these retarded Aniplex USA prices. Viva la Oppo!
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