×
  • remind me tomorrow
  • remind me next week
  • never remind me
Subscribe to the ANN Newsletter • Wake up every Sunday to a curated list of ANN's most interesting posts of the week. read more

Forum - View topic
NEWS: Imported Kill la Kill Original Soundtrack Sells Out Again


Goto page 1, 2  Next

Note: this is the discussion thread for this article

Anime News Network Forum Index -> Site-related -> Talkback
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Stark700



Joined: 30 Jan 2012
Posts: 11762
Location: Earth
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:45 am Reply with quote
No surprise there. This show's soundtrack is that damn good.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website My Anime My Manga
srlracing



Joined: 28 Feb 2013
Posts: 87
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:48 am Reply with quote
I keep missing out on buying it...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Samo2222





PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:56 am Reply with quote
Pretty good news, let's hope they feel like they got their money's worth.

For those who really wanted it, it's still available on most other online stores at a cheaper price than what RightStuf charged. Not including shipping, of course.
Back to top
leatherhead333



Joined: 15 Aug 2013
Posts: 1187
Location: Kansas
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:17 am Reply with quote
I just imported this when it was released in japan and it only cost around 48 dollars which is the same price Right Stuff is selling it for.

I'm not sure why people just aren't importing it because i'm pretty certain that the english version has NO changes to the booklet. Every vocal song already has the vocal song lyrics in english as well as the composer credits in the japanese version so there is literally no real difference between the two besides Rightstuff providing an english tracklist (which STILL looks like mumbo jumbo but that's just because Sawano always names his music weird for some reason).
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
acetatsujin



Joined: 09 Jan 2008
Posts: 208
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:09 am Reply with quote
Getting that Matoi Ryuuko's stand-alone figure. Already purchased both BDs Vol. 1 and 2 and will purchase all their First Press BD releases. I'm also going to purchase this OST, completely forgot about it. I'll bundle it together with Vol. 3 for this month.

Thanks for the heads up.

Forgot to mention. I also have a one hour loop of Before My Body in Dry, no rap edition in PCM format @ 1411 bitrate. Love this song.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mdo7



Joined: 23 May 2007
Posts: 6315
Location: Katy, Texas, USA
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:17 am Reply with quote
If this had been avaliable on US Itunes store, it could've topped the US Itune Soundtrack chart (and maybe make it on Itune top 200 chart) but apparently Japanese music label don't play it fair according to Answerman.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website My Anime My Manga
lem



Joined: 29 Sep 2007
Posts: 734
Location: Land of trying to figure sht out
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:36 am Reply with quote
leatherhead333 wrote:
I just imported this when it was released in japan and it only cost around 48 dollars which is the same price Right Stuff is selling it for.


I did the same. It was less than 41 dollars to just buy it from Japan.

I'm sure they all have their own various reasons for not importing it. But for those that may think they can't or won't be able to get it, all you're reading and seeing here is that it's "sold out". Which is true. For Region 1. But having just checked, and as others have noted, it's still available elsewhere.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Chrno2



Joined: 28 May 2004
Posts: 6171
Location: USA
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:01 am Reply with quote
I picked up mine the first time I heard about it. It was sold out through TRSI, so I went and ordered it somewhere else. I pretty much accepted that I may not get the 1st pressing. I was surprised that I managed to score one when it arrived. AoT and KLK were two great soundtracks that graced my stereo system this year. Cool thing is that I didn't realize it was composed by the same guy. Surprised

It seems the 2 most popular tracks, are 'Till my body is Dry' and of course 'Blumenkranz'.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address My Anime My Manga
normajean19



Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 81
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:32 am Reply with quote
mdo7 wrote:
If this had been avaliable on US Itunes store, it could've topped the US Itune Soundtrack chart (and maybe make it on Itune top 200 chart) but apparently Japanese music label don't play it fair according to Answerman.


I figured it wasn't available on iTunes simply because Aniplex wanted to make more money. They couldn't have charged an import price on iTunes, so if it was on there people would've just bought it there instead of buying the physical release.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mdo7



Joined: 23 May 2007
Posts: 6315
Location: Katy, Texas, USA
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:51 am Reply with quote
normajean19 wrote:
mdo7 wrote:
If this had been avaliable on US Itunes store, it could've topped the US Itune Soundtrack chart (and maybe make it on Itune top 200 chart) but apparently Japanese music label don't play it fair according to Answerman.


I figured it wasn't available on iTunes simply because Aniplex wanted to make more money. They couldn't have charged an import price on iTunes, so if it was on there people would've just bought it there instead of buying the physical release.


Yeah, this could've sold more on Itune store in the US, and could've charted high on the Soundtrack chart if Aniplex had put it on Itune. As I said, Japan's music industry doesn't play fair. I really hate it when Japan doesn't embrace this tech when other Asian countries (Taiwan, and South Korea) take Itunes and digital music market seriously.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website My Anime My Manga
luffypirate



Joined: 06 Oct 2006
Posts: 3187
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:51 am Reply with quote
acetatsujin wrote:
Already purchased both BDs Vol. 1 and 2 and will purchase all their First Press BD releases. I'm also going to purchase this OST, completely forgot about it. I'll bundle it together with Vol. 3 for this month.


I thought your username looked familiar...

acetatsujin wrote:

I do not support Aniplex productions locally or from Japan.


You know, if you do choose to buy the OST you'd be supporting Aniplex in Japan. You already have with those two BD purchases. A full on import boycott of them will be difficult because they publish a ton of things.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
normajean19



Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 81
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:57 am Reply with quote
mdo7 wrote:
Yeah, this could've sold more on Itune store in the US, and could've charted high on the Soundtrack chart if Aniplex had put it on Itune. As I said, Japan's music industry doesn't play fair. I really hate it when Japan doesn't embrace this tech when other Asian countries (Taiwan, and South Korea) take Itunes and digital music market seriously.


Right, its just interesting that for once it isn't entirely Aniplex's fault. Due to the all together different nature of Japan's music industry, I guess its amazing any physical copies were available through US retailers at all.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Kougeru



Joined: 13 May 2008
Posts: 5545
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:34 pm Reply with quote
Eh, Itunes quality is crap anyway so youre not missing out by not having it on there. Like any OST, there's really only a handful of songs I enjoy on this. There's some really awesome ones...but only a few. I actually enjoyed Beyond the Melodies CD far more.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address My Anime My Manga
ultimatemegax



Joined: 26 Jan 2010
Posts: 412
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:43 pm Reply with quote
mdo7 wrote:
normajean19 wrote:
mdo7 wrote:
If this had been avaliable on US Itunes store, it could've topped the US Itune Soundtrack chart (and maybe make it on Itune top 200 chart) but apparently Japanese music label don't play it fair according to Answerman.


I figured it wasn't available on iTunes simply because Aniplex wanted to make more money. They couldn't have charged an import price on iTunes, so if it was on there people would've just bought it there instead of buying the physical release.


Yeah, this could've sold more on Itune store in the US, and could've charted high on the Soundtrack chart if Aniplex had put it on Itune. As I said, Japan's music industry doesn't play fair. I really hate it when Japan doesn't embrace this tech when other Asian countries (Taiwan, and South Korea) take Itunes and digital music market seriously.

It appears you are ranting again about Japan when you don't know the full details. Aniplex of America hasn't had the best track record of CDs selling out on RightStuf, and given this was their first separate OST release (OST releases outside of videogram packaging are rare for Aniplex of Japan as an incentive to buy the discs, thus limited window for AoA), they lowballed how many they would import and thus sold out quickly. They're not a stranger for putting songs on itunes/Amazon. The Valvrave OP and Daybreak Illusion OP were put up on both due to feeling they would sell better there than on CD. AoA felt it wasn't worth the cost to lose money and put this OST up on itunes/Amazon for cheaper and lose money if it didn't sell well, thus CD-only. It's done fantastic for them and was well worth the risk.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mdo7



Joined: 23 May 2007
Posts: 6315
Location: Katy, Texas, USA
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:28 pm Reply with quote
normajean19 wrote:
mdo7 wrote:
Yeah, this could've sold more on Itune store in the US, and could've charted high on the Soundtrack chart if Aniplex had put it on Itune. As I said, Japan's music industry doesn't play fair. I really hate it when Japan doesn't embrace this tech when other Asian countries (Taiwan, and South Korea) take Itunes and digital music market seriously.


Right, its just interesting that for once it isn't entirely Aniplex's fault. Due to the all together different nature of Japan's music industry, I guess its amazing any physical copies were available through US retailers at all.


Yeah I know in Japan, CDs are ridiculously expensive I mean they cost 40-60 dollars (*facepalm*)!!! It's no wonder why Japan's music market is #2 (or #1 depend on people's intrepretation and views), price fixing and they don't play fair. It doesn't help Japan passed a draconian law on downloading which kinda scare many people to download music from Itunes, this led to a negative impact on local sales in Japan. That's one of the many criticism I have on Japan.


ultimatemegax wrote:

It appears you are ranting again about Japan when you don't know the full details. Aniplex of America hasn't had the best track record of CDs selling out on RightStuf, and given this was their first separate OST release (OST releases outside of videogram packaging are rare for Aniplex of Japan as an incentive to buy the discs, thus limited window for AoA), they lowballed how many they would import and thus sold out quickly. They're not a stranger for putting songs on itunes/Amazon. The Valvrave OP and Daybreak Illusion OP were put up on both due to feeling they would sell better there than on CD. AoA felt it wasn't worth the cost to lose money and put this OST up on itunes/Amazon for cheaper and lose money if it didn't sell well, thus CD-only. It's done fantastic for them and was well worth the risk.


As I said, Japan's music industry is not fair. I know Aniplex America doesn't have the best record when it comes to putting out CDs. I still think using Itunes and Amazon MP3 even Spotify could help the Kill la Kill soundtrack.

If this soundtrack had been on Itunes already, it would top the Soundtrack chart given this CD sold out, I think it could've top the chart on Itunes, maybe even make it on Itunes top 200 Albums chart if it had been on Itunes. It could've been a nice achievement for anime and anime OST if this soundtrack was on Itunes and ANN could've reported on it, I can see the ANN headline for the article: Kill la Kill Soundtrack topped the US Itunes Soundtrack chart. It's rare for Japanese music to chart on Itunes, like Kyary did this twice and Supercell did this. I wish Aniplex of USA embrace the digital market more, sometime a anime OST could sell out like crazy on Itunes and Amazon.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website My Anime My Manga
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Anime News Network Forum Index -> Site-related -> Talkback All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group