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Zilan



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:25 am Reply with quote
The DVD release is pretty damn good quality. I might pick this up if Aniplex USA releases it over here at a reasonable price.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:45 am Reply with quote
Zilan wrote:
The DVD release is pretty damn good quality. I might pick this up if Aniplex USA releases it over here at a reasonable price.

Perhaps prepare for the "Import" tag...
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:10 am Reply with quote
Asrialys wrote:
Zilan wrote:
The DVD release is pretty damn good quality. I might pick this up if Aniplex USA releases it over here at a reasonable price.

Perhaps prepare for the "Import" tag...

Hah! That's what I was just thinking coming into this thread! Just like how they're doing Fate/Zero, eh?

Eh... and I have a feeling that it would be a bit more expensive than the Fate/Zero import, taking into account that, though it's older than F/Z, it has more episodes than F/Z at the moment. Now, if I remember hearing correctly somewhere-- was it an ANNCast?-- those dvd box sets didn't do so hot on the market for Aniplex USA, did they? Wonder how much that'll factor into an American release here, even if it just means importing directly.
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LagannImpact



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:23 am Reply with quote
Well, I didn't see THAT one coming! Turns out voice actors like Steven Blum, Crispin Freeman, and Jonny Yong Bosch have just as many fans over there as they do here?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:36 am Reply with quote
Does anyone else see a cow, because I see a release that is going to be MILKED! like no one's busy. meanwhile they could have released a decently priced version of the dvds/blurays and capture all the fans of the series that just saw it on AS!
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superdry



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:51 am Reply with quote
Asrialys wrote:
Zilan wrote:
The DVD release is pretty damn good quality. I might pick this up if Aniplex USA releases it over here at a reasonable price.

Perhaps prepare for the "Import" tag...


Or...Aniplex USA can do what they did with the Baccano BD set - cheaper stripped down set instead of doing a direct import.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:10 am Reply with quote
Tanteikingdomkey wrote:
meanwhile they could have released a decently priced version of the dvds/blurays and capture all the fans of the series that just saw it on AS!

As one of those fans, for the love of God, yes. The three current sets aren't nearly so insane as the Japanese pricing scheme Aniplex generally foists upon us, but they're still substantially more than a release of that length typically goes for, and more akin to the pricing scheme of five years ago than anything else.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:43 am Reply with quote
Hmm, interesting. There definitely seems to be a growing trend for Japanese releases to include English subs (and other languages for that matter) and perhaps dubs will start to become more common as well. While I applaud their attempts to widen their customer base, the reality is that Japanese pricing will always severely limit their appeal among the non-Japanese market.

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There, I think I have satisfied my daily quota of ultra-obvious statements.
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vulcanraven01



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:52 am Reply with quote
Boom!
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DavidShallcross



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:00 am Reply with quote
But the drama CDs. They can't subtitle them, and I've never heard of anyone, anywhere, producing English-language drama CDs. So this release will still be far less attractive to English-speakers than to Japanese-speakers.

I suppose the plan is to re-use the BDs for a North American release without all of the Japanese-language-only swag.
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lem



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:12 am Reply with quote
With the drama cds included, a color booklet, everything on blu and all of it in one box, this sounds like it's going to be in the 20,000 to 30,000 y price range (260 to almost 400$). If it had a stronger 2nd half, I might be tempted to get the blu, but as it is, I'm more than satisfied with the 3 sets on dvd.
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Sanosuke_Inara



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:15 am Reply with quote
lem wrote:
If it had a stronger 2nd half, I might be tempted to get the blu...
If it had a stronger 1st half, I might've been compelled to watch more than 4 episodes. Laughing

Can't say I'm surprised at all that the BD will have the dub and subs, though; they did the same thing with Baccano!, so this is pretty much what I expected.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:56 am Reply with quote
I felt the DVDs had a decent price point but that varies from person to person. The initial release of Code Geass had translated drama CD's but the chance of that happening again is probably low.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:26 am Reply with quote
superdry wrote:
Asrialys wrote:
Zilan wrote:
The DVD release is pretty damn good quality. I might pick this up if Aniplex USA releases it over here at a reasonable price.

Perhaps prepare for the "Import" tag...

Or...Aniplex USA can do what they did with the Baccano BD set - cheaper stripped down set instead of doing a direct import.

This is what I'm hoping for because, while I really enjoyed Durarara!!, I am not going to double-dip for ultra-premium or import prices.
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GokuMew2



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:16 am Reply with quote
Blood- wrote:
Hmm, interesting. There definitely seems to be a growing trend for Japanese releases to include English subs (and other languages for that matter) and perhaps dubs will start to become more common as well. While I applaud their attempts to widen their customer base, the reality is that Japanese pricing will always severely limit their appeal among the non-Japanese market.


I think this just has to do with the fact that Aniplex also holds the license in North America and that Japan and North America are in the same BD region. Adding the dub track just makes it so they don't need to release a different set for foreign audiences and can charge fans using Japanese pricing standards. It cuts out the possibility of reverse importing as well.

lem wrote:
With the drama cds included, a color booklet, everything on blu and all of it in one box, this sounds like it's going to be in the 20,000 to 30,000 y price range (260 to almost 400$). If it had a stronger 2nd half, I might be tempted to get the blu, but as it is, I'm more than satisfied with the 3 sets on dvd.


The set retails for 36750 yen, so closer to $500.

I already have the series on R1 DVD and I have some of the R2 releases plus the event DVD already, but ugh, I went and pre-ordered this at Animate on Saturday because I wanted the bonus Kenka CD they're offering, and I've been wanting the series on BD. Hopefully I can find someone to take the DVDs off my hands.
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