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NEWS: Highschool of the Dead Released Monday on DVD/Blu-Ray




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Shiroi Hane
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:42 pm Reply with quote
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The series is about four girls who try to rescue their high school's light music club, even though they cannot play instruments or read music.

That only actually describes one of the characters - I don't know if they can all read music (not a prerequisite for a drummer) but the original 3 members can all play.
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Truered



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:24 am Reply with quote
Ordered High school of the dead on blu ray yesterday...will be my first anime blu ray Very Happy (I've been told I won't regret it Razz )
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:34 am Reply with quote
Ok so i got the HSOTD BD today and you can't tell me Manga entUK can't produce something like that every time someone orders a copy.
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Shiroi Hane
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:32 pm Reply with quote
Eh?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:44 am Reply with quote
Just going back to what i was saying about Manga entUK to switch to print to order rather than putting a batch out and hoping for the best.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:57 pm Reply with quote
They still have to press the discs in batches. Or are you suggesting they stick everything on a BD-R, and print a label to glue onto the disc? That screams quality, doesn't it?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:18 pm Reply with quote
Not as if that would look any cheaper than what they put out now.
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Shiroi Hane
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:39 pm Reply with quote
Well, yes, it would, and while you can churn them out in lower volumes the unit price is higher.

Justin Sevakis has been involved in burn-on-demand and while he sang it's praises at the time, he has since gone on record as saying it doesn't work - even if you are only expecting to sell a few hundred copies it is cheaper to print a thousand and chuck the rest in a skip. It might be slightly different for BDs however.
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Nilrem



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:09 pm Reply with quote
Shiroi Hane wrote:
Well, yes, it would, and while you can churn them out in lower volumes the unit price is higher.

Justin Sevakis has been involved in burn-on-demand and while he sang it's praises at the time, he has since gone on record as saying it doesn't work - even if you are only expecting to sell a few hundred copies it is cheaper to print a thousand and chuck the rest in a skip. It might be slightly different for BDs however.


That doesn't surprise me too much given the cost of the equipment/time and level of human involvement etc in doing it POD rather than outsourcing to a company that can run off a few hundred/thousand copies in a very short time with minimal human intervention, then switch to another batch (keeping the equipment in use 24/7).
I suspect the same is still true for BD's given the cost of BDR's, and the burn speeds especially for reliable burning.
Even just putting the discs in cases with the sleeves is going to take a significant amount of time/effort with POD compared to the replication plant.

Back on the topic of HSotD, the picture quality and sound is really good from what I can see on this release, and once you get past the boobies and panties etc it's pretty enjoyable as a zombie anime:)


I just hope Manga can at least keep the quality up on other BD's they release.
That still doesn't mean I'm going to risk buying any multi volume releases from them in the near future, not after FMA:B and nearly being caught by Xam'd.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:39 am Reply with quote
Shiroi Hane wrote:
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The series is about four girls who try to rescue their high school's light music club, even though they cannot play instruments or read music.

That only actually describes one of the characters - I don't know if they can all read music (not a prerequisite for a drummer) but the original 3 members can all play.
Whatever. It's all about Jiggling boobs , flashing pantsu, and zombies. I mean if you think about it why would they want to save a room that is for after school extra curricular activity when mostly everyone is too busy being dead and eating the surviving living?
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