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icepick314



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:53 am Reply with quote
good - new titles coming to US

bad - no dubbing, minimum packaging, from value point of view, not much incentive to buy when there are fansubs...
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BenBrown



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:58 am Reply with quote
Thats kind of a bummer, I was hoping that Special A would go to FUNimation at some point to receive the similar treatment that Ouran did. Now no chance of another excellent dub of a show about rich kids Wink

Although I'm glad about Tears to Tiara, thats a show I would never buy in singles, but with a cheap thinpack I might buy it. (although 2 $40 packs doesn't make me all that happy as a 1 $50 dollar pack would)
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The Count



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:59 am Reply with quote
DAMN IT, DAMN IT DAMN IT. I was hoping Funi would get Special A to go along with Ouran and School Rumble. But no Sentai got it and will release it in all it's dub-less glory.
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einhorn303



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:07 pm Reply with quote
icepick314 wrote:
from value point of view, not much incentive to buy when there are fansubs...


The only incentive I need is "This is a legal and legitimate release that supports the show's creators."

Good job neo-ADV! Some of the titles look quite nicely niche and yuri-ish.

I'm kind of interested in Polyphonica, despite knowing barely anything about it, just because I like the character designs and one of the manga versions is coming out from CMX.


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rankothefiremage



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:08 pm Reply with quote
yay a company picking up stuff that ISN'T funi, nice clean dubless dvds.


and a few shows i wanted to get in the first place.
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J-Syxx



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:16 pm Reply with quote
I'm tired of every yuri title going dubless on DVD. Seriously, if this is the new ADV I hope Funimation gobbles up their market share.
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rankothefiremage



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:17 pm Reply with quote
J-Syxx wrote:
I'm tired of every yuri title going dubless on DVD. Seriously, if this is the new ADV I hope Funimation gobbles up their market share.


don't you remember what happened awhile back, when funi took 30 titles from ADV???
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walw6pK4Alo



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:21 pm Reply with quote
I guess all they can afford is crap these days. I can pretty much attest that pretty much nobody watched or cared about Blue Drop, same with the others. Special A might have a slim chance because the manga is out, but I doubt it. They were all shows that went unnoticed and for a good reason.

Although I am a little surprised by Tears to Tiara, since that one's actually good, and could have probably used a dub. Actually, it most certainly could have used one, as there's not a scrape of Jappo language anywhere, so nothing to really mess up. Shame that it'll only be a DVD, and thus inferior to what I've already seen.

As for yuri and other similar shows, yeah, let's dub them because they'll totally push 3,000 units just because it's dubbed.


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Splitter



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:22 pm Reply with quote
Nothing relevant to my interests. Congrats to whoever wanted them.
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Megiddo



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:22 pm Reply with quote
Hmmm, I can't really remember if I liked Blue Drop or not.

I definitely didn't like Polyphonica and Special A though.

I'll probably end up getting Tears to Tiara at some point due to my love for most Leaf/Aquaplus anime adaptations (Utaware, To Heart, ComiPa, W.A., etc)
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Mistypearl



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:25 pm Reply with quote
Hmmm. I remember wanting to get SA when I first watched it, but then the ending was a bit off, but I still found it interesting, I'll have to see if it was just a "OMG BEST THING EVAR" reaction or something I would want to buy. Though the no dub part (which begs me to ask, why do people think there will be no dub? Unless I missed something) actually lowers it a bit. Though to compare with Kannagi, I wanted that anyway, but still with SA I'm sitting on the fence as with those who were sitting on the fence with Kannagi. Though I know my friend will be happy to know this is licensed, though then sad again for no dub.

Will be interesting what else they license.


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Risami



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:26 pm Reply with quote
omg thank you Smile!!!
special a
tears to tiara and
polyphonica is on my list to get Anime smile

now i can give up on tears of tiara and just wait for dvds was planning to watch that once its complete so yay!!!
btw does anybody know if the polyphonica do they also mean the first one and crimson s or just 1 of them? Sad
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J-Syxx



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:31 pm Reply with quote
rankothefiremage wrote:
J-Syxx wrote:
I'm tired of every yuri title going dubless on DVD. Seriously, if this is the new ADV I hope Funimation gobbles up their market share.


don't you remember what happened awhile back, when funi took 30 titles from ADV???


Yeah, I hope it happens again honestly. Really not interested in having another Media Blasters sub only company on our hands. As much as I liked ADV in the past, I really prefer dubs. I also could see fansubs really eating their profits if that's the way its going to be. Sentai Films seems to have been a way to sneak around dropping overhead from dubbing in way they think they could do it without angering their customers via changing the brand name.
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Finny-chan



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:40 pm Reply with quote
ASDFGDS YES SPECIAL A IS LISCENED I LOVE YOU SENTAI. Sorry about that the fangirl in me took over I was waiting for this moment since I seen it fansubbed when it first came out now I can legally own it. Now if someone will get Ef A Tale of Memories and Ef A Tale of Melodies I can die happily.....
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:45 pm Reply with quote
I'd never heard of Special A before - it sounds like it kind of has a His and Her Circumstances vibe (which I also haven't seen but plan to buy at some point). Let me add my Crying or Very sad at the lack of a dub for it.
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