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Renasviel



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:59 pm Reply with quote
Great news, but since when was things like Assassination Classroom, Fairy Tail, Attack on Titan and Norogami anime classics? Sure, good shows for the most part, but they are also what I would consider to be relatively new.

Ah well, it'll be nice to have an actual viable alternative to Crunchyroll so I'll probably be subscribing. Hopefully this opens up a way for Funimation to license their series in the UK for home video release - cutting out the middle man to give us better boxsets and get them out more quickly. It would also leave Manga UK and Anime Limited space to focus on other series that might otherwise go unlicensed (like Hyouka, for example...)
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SageModeKakarot



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:03 am Reply with quote
anyone else in the UK getting this mainly for Fairy Tail because our DVD releases were stopped at part 9?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:39 am Reply with quote
The problem is a lot of those series listed are already available to view on either Crunchyroll or Viewster in the UK. Having said that, I'll probably end up subscribing just to see Assassination Classroom, which I don't believe is streaming legally in the UK just yet.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:37 am Reply with quote
Brett-Butler wrote:
The problem is a lot of those series listed are already available to view on either Crunchyroll or Viewster in the UK. Having said that, I'll probably end up subscribing just to see Assassination Classroom, which I don't believe is streaming legally in the UK just yet.


i suppose the biggest pull would be the fact that all the series are both sub and dub so it caters to fans of both

not to mention that with FUNimation Now coming to the UK and that FUNi would also require the UK distribution rights to those shows that some of those series on Cruncyroll and Viewster might not be on those services much longer

depends on how the licencing works
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cloud8100



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:47 am Reply with quote
SageModeKakarot wrote:
anyone else in the UK getting this mainly for Fairy Tail because our DVD releases were stopped at part 9?


Meeee, honestly FT is one of the only things I watch at the moment. I was kinda surprised that the US release of the combo pack apparently works over here as well though, so I might order that.

Was hoping to get Ajin legally streaming at some point...
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:51 am Reply with quote
Brett-Butler wrote:
I'll probably end up subscribing just to see Assassination Classroom, which I don't believe is streaming legally in the UK just yet.

Season 2 is now on Animax. Season 1 however...
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SageModeKakarot



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:52 am Reply with quote
cloud8100 wrote:
SageModeKakarot wrote:
anyone else in the UK getting this mainly for Fairy Tail because our DVD releases were stopped at part 9?


Meeee, honestly FT is one of the only things I watch at the moment. I was kinda surprised that the US release of the combo pack apparently works over here as well though, so I might order that.

Was hoping to get Ajin legally streaming at some point...


DON'T ORDER THE US PACKS

yes the US release works in the UK BUT only up to part 10, parts 11 and onwards are region locked and WILL NOT work on UK players

although if you do want to own part 10 onwards i suggest you import the blu-rays from Australia as they are the same blu-ray region as the UK
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marshall2000_uk



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:55 pm Reply with quote
SageModeKakarot wrote:
Brett-Butler wrote:
The problem is a lot of those series listed are already available to view on either Crunchyroll or Viewster in the UK. Having said that, I'll probably end up subscribing just to see Assassination Classroom, which I don't believe is streaming legally in the UK just yet.


i suppose the biggest pull would be the fact that all the series are both sub and dub so it caters to fans of both

not to mention that with FUNimation Now coming to the UK and that FUNi would also require the UK distribution rights to those shows that some of those series on Cruncyroll and Viewster might not be on those services much longer

depends on how the licencing works


Dubs is a major pull for me, I can't wait. I can't really afford to buy everything anymore, so hoping this plugs that hole.
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cloud8100



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 6:53 am Reply with quote
SageModeKakarot wrote:
cloud8100 wrote:
SageModeKakarot wrote:
anyone else in the UK getting this mainly for Fairy Tail because our DVD releases were stopped at part 9?


Meeee, honestly FT is one of the only things I watch at the moment. I was kinda surprised that the US release of the combo pack apparently works over here as well though, so I might order that.

Was hoping to get Ajin legally streaming at some point...


DON'T ORDER THE US PACKS

yes the US release works in the UK BUT only up to part 10, parts 11 and onwards are region locked and WILL NOT work on UK players

although if you do want to own part 10 onwards i suggest you import the blu-rays from Australia as they are the same blu-ray region as the UK


Thanks for telling me about this Very Happy . What about the collection sets? I read collection 5 was OK
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SageModeKakarot



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:14 am Reply with quote
cloud8100 wrote:
Thanks for telling me about this Very Happy . What about the collection sets? I read collection 5 was OK


yeah the first 5 US collection sets are fine too but no more after that

but like i said the Australian blu-ray release is the best way to go to be safe for any anime not released in the UK
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:05 pm Reply with quote
cloud8100 wrote:
SageModeKakarot wrote:
cloud8100 wrote:
SageModeKakarot wrote:
anyone else in the UK getting this mainly for Fairy Tail because our DVD releases were stopped at part 9?


Meeee, honestly FT is one of the only things I watch at the moment. I was kinda surprised that the US release of the combo pack apparently works over here as well though, so I might order that.

Was hoping to get Ajin legally streaming at some point...


DON'T ORDER THE US PACKS

yes the US release works in the UK BUT only up to part 10, parts 11 and onwards are region locked and WILL NOT work on UK players

although if you do want to own part 10 onwards i suggest you import the blu-rays from Australia as they are the same blu-ray region as the UK


Thanks for telling me about this Very Happy . What about the collection sets? I read collection 5 was OK


first question is your player part of your PC or is it a stand alone one?
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cloud8100



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:59 pm Reply with quote
yurihellsing wrote:


first question is your player part of your PC or is it a stand alone one?


Usually use my ps3 or laptop though my laptop doesn't actually play blu-ray so I stuck with dvd previously...
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