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Kurozuka, Ultraviolet: Code 044, Viper's Creed DVD Set Listed From Mill Creek




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Chrno2



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:41 pm Reply with quote
This is interesting because I've never heard of these titles. Design-wise they harken back to that old late 80's early 90's feel. But then again this IS studio Madhouse. I want to take a look at these.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:05 pm Reply with quote
Chrno2 wrote:
This is interesting because I've never heard of these titles. Design-wise they harken back to that old late 80's early 90's feel. But then again this IS studio Madhouse. I want to take a look at these.


They're all about 10 years old now. Sony Pictures had them produced for Animax back in the day. We got their dubs streamed on Crackle as Sony hired Ocean to do the dub for Kurozuka and Ultraviolet, while Blue Water handled Viper's Creed. The latter two briefly ran on G4 in the US, IIRC. All three got a dub-only print-on-demand DVD from Sony Pictures a few years back.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:55 pm Reply with quote
I dub thee "The Crap Pack" (Well only Ultraviolet: Code 044 is crap the other two are just rather unremarkable). Probably comes on some S***y DVD-Rs too like the last releases.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:46 pm Reply with quote
I thought Kurozuka was pretty decent with some horror elements we don't often get in tv anime.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:53 pm Reply with quote
Kurozuka really needs a bluray release. Viper's Creed was also HD but doesn't look as good (nor is the story as good) as Kurozuka.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:06 pm Reply with quote
Light Yagami, Setsuna Seii, and the lead in "Kurozuka" all share the same VA (dub and sub).
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donhumberto



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Chrno2 wrote:
This is interesting because I've never heard of these titles. Design-wise they harken back to that old late 80's early 90's feel. But then again this IS studio Madhouse. I want to take a look at these.

As someone who loves that era anime-wise I can tell you that these 3 titles are pretty good. As others have mentioned, Kurozuka is by far the best one (I would even rank it among my favorites of the last decade), but I found Ultraviolet and Vipers creed to be pretty enjoyable too
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:36 am Reply with quote
Kurozuka while not great was actually pretty decent, and its had a BD release in Japan, so I'm very disappointed that its getting a DVD release here again. It would also be nice if this time around they included some subtitling as there was some dialogue from Noh theatre at the beginning of several episodes that was never translated in the dub only release which IIRC was relevant to the story. I'd be ok buying it if it was BD.

On the other hand, I vaguely recall watching some of Ultraviolet and Viper's Creed and they were so bad that I couldn't get half way thru them before quitting.

I think Mill Creek actually presses their discs instead of DVD-R, but since its a 3 series release I got a bad feeling that they will cram as many episodes as they can on the discs and quality will suffer. Sad

edit: Huh, Mill Creek's website currently has it listed as being 3 discs. Unless that's a typo that's going to be ugly squeezing a show per disc.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:06 am Reply with quote
I really like kurozuka. It was edgy, which means extra good points right off the bat. It had that special kind of bullet for my valentine thrash metalcore kind of edge.
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Chrno2



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:40 pm Reply with quote
Primus wrote:


They're all about 10 years old now. Sony Pictures had them produced for Animax back in the day. We got their dubs streamed on Crackle as Sony hired Ocean to do the dub for Kurozuka and Ultraviolet, while Blue Water handled Viper's Creed. The latter two briefly ran on G4 in the US, IIRC. All three got a dub-only print-on-demand DVD from Sony Pictures a few years back.


donhumberto wrote:

As someone who loves that era anime-wise I can tell you that these 3 titles are pretty good. As others have mentioned, Kurozuka is by far the best one (I would even rank it among my favorites of the last decade), but I found Ultraviolet and Vipers creed to be pretty enjoyable too


Ah, I see. Well, Ten years already? Wow!. Got that on order for us. It's a great deal. A whole collection in one set. So I'll check it out then. If it's still streaming I'll try to catch it there. But glad to know it's good despite LOOKING GOOD. LOL!!
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Levonr



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:51 pm Reply with quote
DVD only is so lame & cheap Confused. I watched Viper's Creed in HD on Amazon's video service for about $20. Much better than buying the DVD's. The audio was even in 5.1 and I thought the dub was one of the better works from Calgary.
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