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penguintruth



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:47 am Reply with quote
I should have seen it coming. This reeks of the Japanese studio looking to insist LoGH will be just as valuable a property here as in Japan.

I hope clearer minds will eventually prevail. I love LoGH, but I’m holding out for a less expensive release.
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ZetaEpyon



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:54 am Reply with quote
For the amount of content, the price really isn't that bad.

But my god, that box is ridiculous. I guess you could take the digipaks out to shelve, but then you still have a giant damn box sitting around or headed to the trash.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:56 am Reply with quote
Sad we gor no news on the release of Hitorijime my hero. Don't disappoint Sentai.
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Gemnist



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:02 pm Reply with quote
At long last. Hopefully they also make LOGH available for streaming.
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Top Gun



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:03 pm Reply with quote
penguintruth wrote:
I should have seen it coming. This reeks of the Japanese studio looking to insist LoGH will be just as valuable a property here as in Japan.

I hope clearer minds will eventually prevail. I love LoGH, but I’m holding out for a less expensive release.

How the hell is it that in the year 2018, Japanese production companies have apparently still not grasped that the western home video market is vastly different from their own?
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GoldCrusader



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:13 pm Reply with quote
Gemnist wrote:
At long last. Hopefully they also make LOGH available for streaming.

It as all been available on hidive for quite a while now.
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Marzan



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:17 pm Reply with quote
I'd rather have had in 4 x 200 usd bites!
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Citizen Klaus



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:21 pm Reply with quote
Any word on whether TRSI will carry this, or is it exclusive to Sentai's store? I'm willing to pay $800, but Sentai seems to charge preorders at the time of order, and I won't have that kind of cash available for another couple months.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:32 pm Reply with quote
Citizen Klaus wrote:
Any word on whether TRSI will carry this, or is it exclusive to Sentai's store? I'm willing to pay $800, but Sentai seems to charge preorders at the time of order, and I won't have that kind of cash available for another couple months.


It's a Sentai store exclusive.
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Citizen Klaus



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:34 pm Reply with quote
SpacemanHardy wrote:
Citizen Klaus wrote:
Any word on whether TRSI will carry this, or is it exclusive to Sentai's store? I'm willing to pay $800, but Sentai seems to charge preorders at the time of order, and I won't have that kind of cash available for another couple months.


It's a Sentai store exclusive.


Well, guess I'll just have to hope they don't sell out before May. They could have at least delayed opening the preorders, so that people could have a chance to get their finances in order.
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Gemnist



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:36 pm Reply with quote
GoldCrusader wrote:
Gemnist wrote:
At long last. Hopefully they also make LOGH available for streaming.

It as all been available on hidive for quite a while now.


Ohhhhhh, right, I forgot.
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Marzan



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:45 pm Reply with quote
I Just tried to pre-order and it seems they don’t ship outside the U.S.

What a limited and short sighted way to conduct business.
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VanGosroth



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:46 pm Reply with quote
Top Gun wrote:
penguintruth wrote:
I should have seen it coming. This reeks of the Japanese studio looking to insist LoGH will be just as valuable a property here as in Japan.

I hope clearer minds will eventually prevail. I love LoGH, but I’m holding out for a less expensive release.

How the hell is it that in the year 2018, Japanese production companies have apparently still not grasped that the western home video market is vastly different from their own?


Probably has to do with new LOGH season coming out in Japan. Best guess is they don't want people reverse importing the US sets when the more expensive Japanese re-releases have either just recently been released or will be in the near future.
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marylin



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:06 pm Reply with quote
1000 limited premium box set.
$800 price tag.
Sentai shop exclusive.
No shipping outside US.
No standard box planned.
(check out #sentaipanel on twitter for source)

Whoever ordered this can officially call themselves snowflakes now, Sentai really went all out making logh to be some sort of premium item.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:19 pm Reply with quote
All this negativity toward the price of the LotGH set is breaking my anime fan heart a little. People have been pleading for a physical release for decades, and now that it is here $5 per episode is extortion. No company should charge less than $500 for these many episodes. Anime is a business, not charity.

If this is going to be the reaction by fans, I advice all companies to never again license long and old titles because apparently FANS ARE UNWILLING TO PAY MORE THAN $2 PER EPISODE.

CatSword wrote:
2. The $800 box set sells out quickly. Sentai sees the potential for profit in the show was more than they had estimated and schedules standard releases.

I also think that could happen.
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