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NEWS: Funimation Licenses Sakura Wars: The Movie on Blu-ray


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Apollo-kun



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 2:17 pm Reply with quote
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kiss-Me-Sweet-The-Sakura-Wars-Localization-Project/382878205094476

This is really great news, and hopefully, should get some attention to our fan campaign to get Sakura Wars localized. We just got backed by Operation Rainfall, so hopefully the re-release of the film will help entice more anime fans to support us!
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malvarez1



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 2:18 pm Reply with quote
That's cool....but where is the show!
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GinkoArt



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 2:20 pm Reply with quote
Very surprising news. Hopefully Funimation also rescues the Sakura Wars OVAs from ADV & gives them the BluRay treatment as well, since they were also recently put on BluRay in Japan.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 2:24 pm Reply with quote
Bought.
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Apollo-kun



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 2:26 pm Reply with quote
malvarez1 wrote:
That's cool....but where is the show!
The show was re-released by Sentai a while back in a pretty decent little set. I doubt they'd do a BR... but I can always dream.
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NJ_



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 2:29 pm Reply with quote
Not too sure why they got this since I don't believe their releases of Sumire & Ecole De Paris did well for them plus there are still some OVAs that never got licensed here, including one that's linked to the video game that DID get a US release.
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Soundmonkey44



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 2:40 pm Reply with quote
Always nice to see more old titles get the Blu-Ray treatment. Looking forward to picking it up.
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tangytangerine



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 2:43 pm Reply with quote
Kinda confused as to why they would license it. Especially when someone from Geneon mentioned on ANNcast that the DVD version bombed when it was released here(& still sits in bargain bins to this day).

Plus the only game released here was one that has none of the characters from this movie in it.
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thennarynak



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 2:54 pm Reply with quote
tangytangerine wrote:
Kinda confused as to why they would license it. Especially when someone from Geneon mentioned on ANNcast that the DVD version bombed when it was released here(& still sits in bargain bins to this day).

Plus the only game released here was one that has none of the characters from this movie in it.


Actually that game does have one of the characters from this movie in it.

I can only assume that the license was cheap or maybe bundled with something else as I doubt there is much demand for this. But I will always be happy to see more anime on BD.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:25 pm Reply with quote
Definitely good news, but now I wonder if Sentai or Funimation could get the rest of the Sakura Wars series.
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Dark Absol



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:48 pm Reply with quote
mdo7 wrote:
Definitely good news, but now I wonder if Sentai or Funimation could get the rest of the Sakura Wars series.


Sentai already has Sakura Wars TV shows.
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mdo7



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:50 pm Reply with quote
Dark Absol wrote:
mdo7 wrote:
Definitely good news, but now I wonder if Sentai or Funimation could get the rest of the Sakura Wars series.


Sentai already has Sakura Wars TV shows.


Oh really, didn't know that.
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Eri94



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:09 pm Reply with quote
Why would you license something so bad.
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dragonrider_cody



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:35 pm Reply with quote
Eri94 wrote:
Why would you license something so bad.


It was probably cheap. It's already dubbed and can be out on bluray. It may have also been part of a bundle.
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vulcanraven01



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:54 pm Reply with quote
They probably wanted to license something else from the same company, and they made them bundle this in as well.
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