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Karl2



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:42 am Reply with quote
Anyone with some industry knowledge could tell me why this kind of stuff can happen?
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Gemnist



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:05 am Reply with quote
Lordy. At least Funimation can still release them for us.
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Kon'Doriano



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:09 am Reply with quote
Meh, they'll probably resume the sales once things get figured out.
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WANNFH



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:13 am Reply with quote
Karl2 wrote:
Anyone with some industry knowledge could tell me why this kind of stuff can happen?
It can be the various circumstances. There can be the breaking problem on the production team after release (like conflict between Yukari Tamura and King Records, that affected Nanoha Vivid first season disc release and postponed it), or production committee thinks that the sales of Hallow will be so neglective that it will be pointless to even bother to print the discs.
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BigOnAnime



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:19 am Reply with quote
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Funimation released the first 51 episodes on DVD, and the first 26 episodes on Blu-ray Disc.
FUNimation actually released only the first 13 episodes on Blu-ray, not 26. They canceled the second Blu-ray release. Not a big loss as their upscale was garbage.
WANNFH wrote:
production committee thinks that the sales of Hallow will be so neglective that it will be pointless to even bother to print the discs.
That'd be rather interesting given how well the first season sold, and that was in a primetime slot. The first season did about 5K.
http://www.someanithing.com/series-data-quick-view

Granted, it's been a long time since then, so things can obviously change, but still.
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DmonHiro



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:37 am Reply with quote
My guess is that they will release the show in a box-set.
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mewpudding101
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:44 am Reply with quote
Gemnist wrote:
Lordy. At least Funimation can still release them for us.


As far as I know, there has been no announcement of a home video release. Though, if anyone has seen anything that says different, I would really love to see it (not being sarcastic).
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KH91



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:57 am Reply with quote
The curse of switching the cast, but bringing back Wada. Laughing
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Gemnist



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:19 am Reply with quote
mewpudding101 wrote:
Gemnist wrote:
Lordy. At least Funimation can still release them for us.


As far as I know, there has been no announcement of a home video release. Though, if anyone has seen anything that says different, I would really love to see it (not being sarcastic).


There hasn't been, but whether or not there was a Japanese release shouldn't be an issue, unless the Japanese themselves say so.
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cloud8100



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:13 am Reply with quote
Damn Shocked Sad . Hope they can do something eventually...
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Gwydion



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:43 am Reply with quote
Gosh dang it, was actually really looking forward to a nice release for this show. This has always been my favorite DGM arc, and even if the pacing was a bit funky, I still enjoyed it.
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Vannil



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:34 am Reply with quote
Gemnist wrote:
mewpudding101 wrote:
Gemnist wrote:
Lordy. At least Funimation can still release them for us.


As far as I know, there has been no announcement of a home video release. Though, if anyone has seen anything that says different, I would really love to see it (not being sarcastic).


There hasn't been, but whether or not there was a Japanese release shouldn't be an issue, unless the Japanese themselves say so.


I have a feeling the the production committee could block a home release because of "reverse importation" fears.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:36 am Reply with quote
DmonHiro wrote:
My guess is that they will release the show in a box-set.


Yeah, that seems to be what usually happens in cases like this.
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tintor2



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:37 am Reply with quote
I have three theories:
*Number 1: Hoshino was disatissfied the series' content (heard she was partly responsible for it to the point she chose spoiler[a voice actor who did the work of the Earl and another super spoilerific character)]
*Number 2: The stuff wants the manga to come back until we have a volume 26 (though this could take too much time since January's chapter was only 7-pages long.
*Number 3: It just won't sell (although I'm not sure considering Shueisha announced last year the manga suddenly received a sales boost from 20 million units to 22.5)
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Morry



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:45 am Reply with quote
The reason given is to improve the quality. Were there any major animation problems in the production? It could be the team just hasn't found a time to go back and revise the shots due to other projects the studio has on-hand. That could be backing up the process.
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