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Brett-Butler



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:20 pm Reply with quote
Can't wait to see this, loved the short films, so hope this is just as good. Any word on who's got the rights for it? Netflix showed the short films, is it likely to be released in one go once it's been shown in Japan a la Knights of Sidonia?
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sourpatchthekid



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:03 pm Reply with quote
Brett-Butler wrote:
Can't wait to see this, loved the short films, so hope this is just as good. Any word on who's got the rights for it? Netflix showed the short films, is it likely to be released in one go once it's been shown in Japan a la Knights of Sidonia?


Netflix has the rights. Most likely it'll air once it's finished
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:22 pm Reply with quote
sourpatchthekid wrote:

Netflix has the rights. Most likely it'll air once it's finished

Uh, with the recent Kurumukuro disaster in fresh memory, will they at least handle their 'own' property somewhat decently... Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:33 pm Reply with quote
One concern based on the teasers, it looks like it'll be made "accessible" for people who haven't seen the prior LWA material. While not really a "bad" thing, it does mean we'll get some repetition. I hope that they can cover the "existing" material quickly without bogging down too much on intro. I also wonder if Diana is going to be an antagonistic rival for very long in the series (since she mellowed at LOT in the second film and the staff noted an appreciation for her).
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sourpatchthekid



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:59 pm Reply with quote
Blanchimont wrote:
sourpatchthekid wrote:

Netflix has the rights. Most likely it'll air once it's finished

Uh, with the recent Kurumukuro disaster in fresh memory, will they at least handle their 'own' property somewhat decently... Confused
oh what happend Kurumukuro exactly?
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Who let Constanze have a gun? Someone take that thing away from her!
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relyat08



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:07 pm Reply with quote
sourpatchthekid wrote:
Blanchimont wrote:
sourpatchthekid wrote:

Netflix has the rights. Most likely it'll air once it's finished

Uh, with the recent Kurumukuro disaster in fresh memory, will they at least handle their 'own' property somewhat decently... Confused
oh what happend Kurumukuro exactly?


Nothing. It's going exactly as they planned it to go. They released the sub as soon as the cour for each season was over and now they are staggering the dub release in 9 languages similarly. The only thing to complain about is the wait, if that bothers you, but otherwise, nothing about their release is a disaster.


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One of my most anticipated winter 2017 Anime series is looking better and better with every new announcement. Very Happy
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manapear



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:07 am Reply with quote
I kind of wonder how this will play out. I enjoyed the first film, and felt it was very child-friendly. With the manga, they're wildly similar but also entirely different audiences. Being seinen and shojo, there's overlap in art style and cute appeal, but I wonder how different the two manga were? (When I picked up Ribon, the chapters were fun and cute, but I didn't follow it closely.)

Makes me wonder if there's a target audience here and how different it will be. On the otherhand, if it airs at midnight, I would assume it's aimed at the seinen crowd. . . but Netflix has been making an effort to attract the young, female crowd (Lolirock, Glitter Force), so I wonder if they have any involvement. Then again, a lot of Netflix's anime also tends to be aimed at the male audience, so maybe they won't even bother trying to advertise the show to little girls, and this will be an entirely seinen thing.
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emory



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:32 am Reply with quote
Blanchimont wrote:
sourpatchthekid wrote:

Netflix has the rights. Most likely it'll air once it's finished

Uh, with the recent Kurumukuro disaster in fresh memory, will they at least handle their 'own' property somewhat decently... Confused


Well, this isn't their own property either. It'll probably be handled the way they handle all their licenses. The only two upcoming anime that are truly Netflix's are Perfect Bones from Production I.G. and the movie Blame! from Polygon Pictures. Those will be exclusively on Netflix worldwide and won't run on Japanese TV.
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relyat08



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:56 am Reply with quote
emory wrote:
Blanchimont wrote:
sourpatchthekid wrote:

Netflix has the rights. Most likely it'll air once it's finished

Uh, with the recent Kurumukuro disaster in fresh memory, will they at least handle their 'own' property somewhat decently... Confused


Well, this isn't their own property either. It'll probably be handled the way they handle all their licenses. The only two upcoming anime that are truly Netflix's are Perfect Bones from Production I.G. and the movie Blame! from Polygon Pictures. Those will be exclusively on Netflix worldwide and won't run on Japanese TV.


I didn't realize that Blame! was the same sort of deal as Perfect Bones. Is that not getting a theatrical release in Japan either?
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