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Cecilthedarkknight_234



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:39 pm Reply with quote
so it's basically death/re-birth all over again...oh boy
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:45 pm Reply with quote
Recaps. Beautiful, beautiful recaps.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:50 pm Reply with quote
I will of course watch the two compilation films, such is the fan that I am. However, my main interest still lies with the third and final film, which promises to be awesome.

I can see why the compilation movies are being made - they'll no doubt be profitable - but there's no need for them besides that. I mean, twelve episodes is five hours of animation, and so the two movies will hardly need to cut anything out. We might as well just watch the series again.

So yeah, third movie is where it's at.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:58 pm Reply with quote
dtm42 wrote:
I will of course watch the two compilation films, such is the fan that I am. However, my main interest still lies with the third and final film, which promises to be awesome.

I can see why the compilation movies are being made - they'll no doubt be profitable - but there's no need for them besides that. I mean, twelve episodes is five hours of animation, and so the two movies will hardly need to cut anything out. We might as well just watch the series again.

So yeah, third movie is where it's at.


here is to hoping they have a live cut away with a band singing a English song in the middle of the movie lol
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:01 pm Reply with quote
I'm guessing the third is going to be a "set during the series standard good guy vs bad guy movie."
Hope I'm wrong though. I'd love to have something like the first FMA movie (another standard good guy vs bad guy movie) where it was set after the series ended.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:03 pm Reply with quote
dtm42 wrote:
I will of course watch the two compilation films, such is the fan that I am. However, my main interest still lies with the third and final film, which promises to be awesome.

I can see why the compilation movies are being made - they'll no doubt be profitable - but there's no need for them besides that. I mean, twelve episodes is five hours of animation, and so the two movies will hardly need to cut anything out. We might as well just watch the series again.

So yeah, third movie is where it's at.


But we'll be able to see the already-beautiful TV Show with an even more beautiful movie-style budget. Shit, they could probably make it in 2304p (it's possible, hell, 4000p+ is possible).
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:14 pm Reply with quote
population_tire wrote:
I'm guessing the third is going to be a "set during the series standard good guy vs bad guy movie."
Hope I'm wrong though. I'd love to have something like the first FMA movie (another standard good guy vs bad guy movie) where it was set after the series ended.


I don't know if Urobuchi was just joking, but he is on the record as saying that he has finished the script and thought the film should be called "Incubator's Counterattack".
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:20 pm Reply with quote
Will this be direct-to-DVD, or is it going to be in theatres first?

I really hate waiting. Sad
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:55 pm Reply with quote
... Damn them for making me eat this up!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:11 am Reply with quote
Jackstick wrote:
Will this be direct-to-DVD, or is it going to be in theatres first?

I really hate waiting. Sad


Fall 2012 in Japanese Theaters...meaning BDs in late winter or early spring 2013? It may be sooner since they are just recaps.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:43 am Reply with quote
Never understood the point of making recaps/compilation movies since by nature they're doomed to be inferior to the original release. Why not a simple re-run of the tv series on select channels? I don't know, it's probably just me but it sounds like a waste of time and money more than anything else. Given the crazy money they got from the first BD releases, you'd think they could afford to go straight for the original movie.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:01 am Reply with quote
fireaxe wrote:
Never understood the point of making recaps/compilation movies since by nature they're doomed to be inferior to the original release. Why not a simple re-run of the tv series on select channels? I don't know, it's probably just me but it sounds like a waste of time and money more than anything else. Given the crazy money they got from the first BD releases, you'd think they could afford to go straight for the original movie.


I expect them to change the ending at least a little bit to lead into the last movie better.

Also, remember that TV anime BDs are crazy expensive in Japan. This is not only a good way to get the fans that bought the TV series to spend more money (like I will) but its also a cheaper alternative for people who weren't willing to spend $400 on 12 episode TV series. Instead they can buy 2-3 movies for $150-200.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:33 am Reply with quote
fireaxe wrote:
Never understood the point of making recaps/compilation movies since by nature they're doomed to be inferior to the original release. Why not a simple re-run of the tv series on select channels? I don't know, it's probably just me but it sounds like a waste of time and money more than anything else. Given the crazy money they got from the first BD releases, you'd think they could afford to go straight for the original movie.


You're not thinking like a businessperson. The two recap movies can hype the third 'proper' movie. And of course, why would SHAFT and Co. pass on free money? The franchise is massively popular at the moment, and as the saying goes you should make hay while the sun shines. The recap movies will probably be mostly unnecessary from the fans' point of view but they'll sell well and won't be that expensive to make (being compilations), so of course the producers would want them made.

Two movies selling tens of thousands of Blu-Rays each would bring in a huge amount of profit. Assuming that each movie sells twenty-five thousand copies at US$60 each (let's be a tad conservative with our figures here), then that's US$3m all up. Once the production committee pays off the manufacturing and distribution costs that leaves fifty-five percent for themselves. That means the committee stands to get US$1.65m. The movies won't cost much to make and market, therefore they could quite realistically make a cool million dollars profit. That's money they otherwise wouldn't have received; why would they pass up on that? Would you?

Two things I want to note. Firstly, as I said before those are conservative sales figures and prices; they'll probably get a bit more than that. Secondly, I have not included money made from sale of the actual movie tickets, as I have no idea how that would go. So yeah, it is annoying from our perspective as we just want the third movie to come as quickly as possible. But, Anime is unfortunately a business, and making money comes first.

(I also suspect the SHAFT are using the first two movies to buy themselves time to make the third. They are a notoriously bad company at meeting deadlines, so the two recap movies may well be intended to keep fans off their backs while they pour their efforts into getting the third movie completed. That's complete speculation though.)
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OreImo Fan



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:39 am Reply with quote
I'll try to be openminded, but I'm honestly not thrilled about two of the three movies being recaps... I wish all three movies were original stories.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:47 am Reply with quote
I am sure they will be not recaps, but two new movies with new animation telling the same story (maybe with some juicy changes).
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