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NEWS: Sentai Filmworks Licenses Rocket Girls Anime


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kyokun47



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:40 pm Reply with quote
So Land of the Lustrous is a Steelbook-only release? Interesting, it should compliment the artwork of the show well.
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LegitPancake



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:51 pm Reply with quote
So no regular BD release for Lustrous? Hopefully the steelbook isn’t too expensive as I really want to own it.
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loveliver



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:56 pm Reply with quote
LegitPancake wrote:
So no regular BD release for Lustrous? Hopefully the steelbook isn’t too expensive as I really want to own it.


Already checked. It's not that expensive compared to the regular edition of Girl's Last Tour.
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EmperorBrandon
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:56 pm Reply with quote
LegitPancake wrote:
So no regular BD release for Lustrous? Hopefully the steelbook isn’t too expensive as I really want to own it.

It's $79.98 SRP, $10 more than their standard (on other titles) bilingual Blu-ray price.
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fathomlessblue



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:58 pm Reply with quote
Nice to see both Girls' Last Tour & Lustrous finally get a US street date. I'll probably buy the GLT premium edition if the booklets are impressive enough.

I'm not so happy with the Lustrous release. I can understand not being able to get enough materials for a collectors set, but trying to overcompensate by sticking the release in a steelbook (a style of packaging I personally detest), and then charging $10 more than the standard amaray rrp for that 'luxury' leaves a bit of a sour taste. I'll wait for the eventual UK release for that one; hopefully they won't follow the same model.

On a more positive note, I'd somehow forgotten Sentai had picked up Hataraki Man for sd bd, so I look forward to adding that in my collection in the future.
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Angel M Cazares



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:59 pm Reply with quote
EmperorBrandon wrote:
LegitPancake wrote:
So no regular BD release for Lustrous? Hopefully the steelbook isn’t too expensive as I really want to own it.

It's $79.98 SRP, $10 more than their standard (on other titles) bilingual Blu-ray price.

It even comes with a Spanish dub and subtitles.
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Heishi



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:00 pm Reply with quote
Rocket Girls does look interesting. Should check it out very soon.
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Kougeru



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:07 pm Reply with quote
angelmcazares wrote:
EmperorBrandon wrote:
LegitPancake wrote:
So no regular BD release for Lustrous? Hopefully the steelbook isn’t too expensive as I really want to own it.

It's $79.98 SRP, $10 more than their standard (on other titles) bilingual Blu-ray price.

It even comes with a Spanish dub and subtitles.


Why force that on everyone, though? We shouldn't be upcharged for language options we don't care for. They should offer a standard edition with just ENG/JP
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LegitPancake



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:07 pm Reply with quote
angelmcazares wrote:
EmperorBrandon wrote:
It's $79.98 SRP, $10 more than their standard (on other titles) bilingual Blu-ray price.

It even comes with a Spanish dub and subtitles.

Oh I see, $51.99 on Rightstuf. Though the description on RS doesn’t mention a Spanish dub. Hopefully that’s just a mistake though. The extras on that steelbook look pretty scarce, though.
@Kougeru, this release is meant for all of the Americas, and most countries in the Americas speak Spanish.
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fathomlessblue



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:21 pm Reply with quote
Does anyone if the Japanese disks came with significant on-disk extras? I know each volume came with a 32 page art book, but not if they had features & interviews, etc. Judging by the videos available online showing how the gems' light refraction & translucency were created, I would have thought there would be enough materials for a rather impressive set, if permission was granted. Obviously it wasn't, but I'm still curious what assets are out there to search out.

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loveliver



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:23 pm Reply with quote
Kougeru wrote:
angelmcazares wrote:
EmperorBrandon wrote:
LegitPancake wrote:
So no regular BD release for Lustrous? Hopefully the steelbook isn’t too expensive as I really want to own it.

It's $79.98 SRP, $10 more than their standard (on other titles) bilingual Blu-ray price.

It even comes with a Spanish dub and subtitles.


Why force that on everyone, though? We shouldn't be upcharged for language options we don't care for. They should offer a standard edition with just ENG/JP

The upcharge is just due to the steelbook.
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AJ (LordNikon)



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:10 pm Reply with quote
Heishi wrote:
Rocket Girls does look interesting. Should check it out very soon.


Rocket Girls was great. I terribly underrated series from the past. There was bonus material at the end of the original DVD showing the original concept art work from the first attempt at the anime a decade earlier, which provides an interesting insight in how the animation and character designs evolved over a decade.
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HannoX



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:27 pm Reply with quote
AJ (LordNikon) wrote:
Rocket Girls was great.


I agree wholeheartedly. I have it and have watched it three times over the years. Sure, high school girls as astronauts is ridiculous, but they actually come up with a reason for having small, Asian high school girls for astronauts.
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thekingsdinner



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:16 pm Reply with quote
Should check out Rocket Girls, looks pretty sweet.
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professorwho



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:47 pm Reply with quote
The Spanish dub is useless. I can understand throwing in Spanish subtitles, as they take up almost nothing in terms of storage, but adding another DTS HD-MA 2.0 24-Bit track will eat up the bitrate, which is already lower due to everyone (besides Aniplex) cheapening out and doing the 1 BD-50 1 BD-25 route instead of using 2 dual layer discs. Lazy.

If it were up to me, it'd be 2 BD-50s and just Japanese audio (as I despise dubs), but that's just me. In reality, I'd want more even split releases.
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