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NEWS: Manga UK Cancels Future FMA: Brotherhood Blu-ray Discs


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Anime Remix



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:41 pm Reply with quote
Oh well. Sucks for the UK people. Wink Crying or Very sad Confused Shocked

Good News is, at least they are still releasing the series on DVD...
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Megiddo



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:50 pm Reply with quote
Ouch, only 750 copies.

I'd say that they imported the US BD, but aren't the UK in a different region for BDs?
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Lincolne



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:59 pm Reply with quote
yes blu ray will work from usa to uk if i am remembering correctly
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jmfsilenthill



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:00 pm Reply with quote
This sucks for UK Brotherhood fans. It shouldnt be too disconcerting though, as Funimation's Brotherhood BD's are both region A and B, so import away! (that is, if Funimation continues to produce them that way).
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Hardgear



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:09 pm Reply with quote
luckily for our homies across the pond, they should be able to import ours just fine.

Though I gotta admit, I almost had a heart attack when skimming the title, for a second there I thought it applied to us...
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Blood-



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:12 pm Reply with quote
Cor blimey! I guess UK anime purchasers are too busy rioting over their government's austerity measures to buy the FMA BDs... Crying or Very sad
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InuNaruPokeAlchemist



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:24 pm Reply with quote
I got some fellow FMA fans who live in the UK, I feel so bad for them DX
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:33 pm Reply with quote
Megiddo wrote:
Ouch, only 750 copies.

I'd say that they imported the US BD, but aren't the UK in a different region for BDs?


All of Europe, except three countries, Africa, Greenland, the Middle east, Australia, New Zealand, and Oceania use Region B. I don't know if the Funi BD's are All region or Region A. IF they are All Region which a good many BD are they should be able to play them on their BD players.
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dragonrider_cody



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:33 pm Reply with quote
Lincolne wrote:
yes blu ray will work from usa to uk if i am remembering correctly


Manga usually coproduces it's blurays with the American licensors (in this case Funi), so they are generally region A-B. So yes, these usually will work in the UK.

However, Funimation may make them region A only if Manga is no longer involved. So future sets may not work.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:41 pm Reply with quote
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Jaymie



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:45 pm Reply with quote
Obviously this wasn't going to do well. FUNimation is releasing their own Blu-Rays and people from the UK could just import them.

Even if they're region locked, there are ways to get around that.
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The King of Harts



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:57 pm Reply with quote
Viz Media sure could learn a thing or two from Manga UK.

It does suck that they had to cancel it. I don't live in the UK, but since they're still going forward with DVD, I have to assume blu-ray isn't as popular there as it is here. I hope this doesn't affect their decisions to release High School of the Dead and The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya on BD since I plan on importing those (assuming they're A compatible) if they don't get one here.
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Shiroi Hane
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:00 pm Reply with quote
Jaymie wrote:
Obviously this wasn't going to do well. FUNimation is releasing their own Blu-Rays and people from the UK could just import them.

You need to lend your Crystal Ball of Hindsight to Manga then, but yes they certainly did lose sales to impatient people importing from the US - how many we'll probably never know.

The King of Harts wrote:
I hope this doesn't affect their decisions to release High School of the Dead and The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya on BD since I plan on importing those (assuming they're A compatible) if they don't get one here.

It doesn't:
http://twitter.com/MangaUK/status/14296831408209920
http://twitter.com/MangaUK/status/14358447382335488
http://twitter.com/MangaUK/status/14358994827083776
http://twitter.com/MangaUK/status/14359184766148608

On-off releases like movies and one season titles aren't a problem, since they don't suffer the sales drop off that longer series like FMA:B do. However, they are likely to be Region B only.


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hikaru004



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:09 pm Reply with quote
Shiroi Hane wrote:
Jaymie wrote:
Obviously this wasn't going to do well. FUNimation is releasing their own Blu-Rays and people from the UK could just import them.

You need to lend your Crystal Ball of Hindsight to Manga then, but yes they certainly did lose sales to impatient people importing from the US - how many we'll probably never know.

The King of Harts wrote:
I hope this doesn't affect their decisions to release High School of the Dead and The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya on BD since I plan on importing those (assuming they're A compatible) if they don't get one here.

It doesn't:
http://twitter.com/MangaUK/status/14296831408209920
http://twitter.com/MangaUK/status/14358447382335488
http://twitter.com/MangaUK/status/14358994827083776
http://twitter.com/MangaUK/status/14359184766148608

On-off releases like movies and one season titles aren't a problem, since they don't suffer the sales drop off that longer series like FMA:B do. However, they are likely to be Region B only.


But the UK isn't buying too many BD anyways, 1.5 BD movies/year/BD player owner.
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The American Average



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:14 pm Reply with quote
bloody hell Evil or Very Mad
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