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Persona 4 Collection 1 Blu-ray & Dvd Pre-order 9/18/12


#1 Bumslie   Have you ever seen the Boognish? CAGiversary!   5809 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 24 August 2012 - 08:45 PM

:br: $46.74 retails $69.99
http://www.amazon.co...eywords=persona

Blu-ray only has English audio.

:dvd: $52.95 retails $59.99
http://www.amazon.co...45840651&sr=8-6

Dvd has both English and Japanesse audio.

Edited by Bumslie, 24 August 2012 - 09:07 PM.


#2 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   21186 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 24 August 2012 - 09:07 PM

Rightstuf has the and the blu for $35.99 each.

http://www.rightstuf...tem/95468/4/0/0

http://www.rightstuf...tem/95472/4/0/0

#3 Bumslie   Have you ever seen the Boognish? CAGiversary!   5809 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 24 August 2012 - 09:09 PM

Rightstuf has the and the blu for $35.99 each.

http://www.rightstuf...tem/95468/4/0/0

http://www.rightstuf...tem/95472/4/0/0


I didn't see this pre-order available anywhere else. Thanks Squarehard for the cheaper link.

#4 Masterkyo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11366 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 August 2012 - 10:34 PM

Blu-ray version is cost & no jap. audio. That's RIPPING OFF :(

#5 Noperino   Whoop, nope. CAGiversary!   1391 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 24 August 2012 - 11:18 PM

The Blu Ray got screwed because of Japan reverse importing our Blu Rays which basically forced Sentai to remove the Japanese track. Anime is insanely expensive in Japan and they still release everything in individual volumes which contain roughly 3-5 episodes. Since the states only releases anime in bigger 13/26 episode sets now, Japan can buy our Blu Ray sets for cheaper AND be able to play it in their Blu Ray players.

http://www.amazon.co...nime import blu

Our Blu Ray release was #4 on that list until the resellers form Japan learned that the Japanese language track was gone (they even had a discussion thread talking about it).

#6 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   21186 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 25 August 2012 - 01:18 AM

Yeah, I remember when I read that email I was pretty mad about it, lol.

#7 Squall_L_FF8   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   200 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 04:19 AM

They region protected Persona 4 Arena. I am surprised they didn't do the same for anime series as well. Hopefully they will do a re-release down the road with Japanese audio but probably very doubtful.

#8 Kirin Lemon   世界を革命する者 CAGiversary!   5130 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 04:55 AM

They region protected Persona 4 Arena. I am surprised they didn't do the same for anime series as well. Hopefully they will do a re-release down the road with Japanese audio but probably very doubtful.


When America and Japan are in the same Blu-ray region, there's not really anything they can do. Oh well, no Japanese language track, no sale.

#9 arcane93   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3671 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 27 August 2012 - 06:01 AM

Wouldn't they have this same problem with all US anime releases, though? Why single out this title? If they're going to start releasing all blu-ray anime with an English dub only, then I'm done with anime. (Not that I think this will actually happen, of course, but that seems like where the argument leads...)

#10 62t   Zune Duck! CAGiversary!   20132 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 27 August 2012 - 06:08 AM

Wouldn't they have this same problem with all US anime releases, though? Why single out this title? If they're going to start releasing all blu-ray anime with an English dub only, then I'm done with anime. (Not that I think this will actually happen, of course, but that seems like where the argument leads...)


There will still be Blu Ray with Japanese voice, but their cost is going to be much closer to Japanese price. (Think Gundam Unicorn)

#11 arcane93   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3671 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 27 August 2012 - 06:51 AM

There will still be Blu Ray with Japanese voice, but their cost is going to be much closer to Japanese price. (Think Gundam Unicorn)


Well, then I'm also done with anime in that case too. :lol: Or I'll only be watching what I can get from Hulu, etc. It may help their Japanese market, but they're really shooting themselves in the foot with the US market.

#12 Indecisive Rattle   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   240 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 07:03 AM

They wanted to get the anime out in time to coincide with the other two Persona 4 games coming out. Most other Blu-ray releases simply get delayed until the English release is allowed to include the Japanese dub, or only get a DVD release.

Sentai realizes that no Blu is a bigger dealbreaker than no Japanese for some people, so they felt inclined to put something out instead of sitting on a Blu-ray license and doing nothing with it.

#13 Kirin Lemon   世界を革命する者 CAGiversary!   5130 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 07:04 AM

Wouldn't they have this same problem with all US anime releases, though? Why single out this title? If they're going to start releasing all blu-ray anime with an English dub only, then I'm done with anime. (Not that I think this will actually happen, of course, but that seems like where the argument leads...)


It depends on the timeframe of the release, price point, and whether or not the Japanese licensor wants to be a dick about it or not. This sort of thing has already caused some issues in the past (Soul Eater Blus coming significantly later than the DVDs, mandatory English subtitles on the Japanese audio track for FMA: Brotherhood, and a dub-only release for Kurokami, off the top of my head).

There will still be Blu Ray with Japanese voice, but their cost is going to be much closer to Japanese price. (Think Gundam Unicorn)


Source? I'm pretty sure this isn't true.

#14 62t   Zune Duck! CAGiversary!   20132 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 27 August 2012 - 03:19 PM

Source? I'm pretty sure this isn't true.


I am just saying this isn't the end of Japanese audio on Blu Ray. Like you said the other stuff they could do is hard sub or delayed release. Either way the future for anime Blu Ray isn't good.

#15 Kenshindono   I'm on a Boat! CAGiversary!   4714 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 06:51 AM

The Blu Ray got screwed because of Japan reverse importing our Blu Rays which basically forced Sentai to remove the Japanese track. Anime is insanely expensive in Japan and they still release everything in individual volumes which contain roughly 3-5 episodes. Since the states only releases anime in bigger 13/26 episode sets now, Japan can buy our Blu Ray sets for cheaper AND be able to play it in their Blu Ray players.

http://www.amazon.co...nime import blu

Our Blu Ray release was #4 on that list until the resellers form Japan learned that the Japanese language track was gone (they even had a discussion thread talking about it).


*sigh* Didn't they learn their lesson with Kurokami? No one bought that shit, and with good reason. I certainly wont be shelling out cash for this. Guess im gonna d.load a fansub if im gonna check this series out.

Which brings up a question: was it decent? I heard Trinity souls was meh so never checked it out. I actually wasn't even really aware that this came out since i've been outa the fansub game for a little over a year now

Ah well, this sucks. Why the hell is anime still so absurdly overpriced in Japan? I knew it was like that years ago. I would think the companies would have brought it into a little more reasonable price range these days. I'm pretty anti-piracy but i find it hard to justify their astronomical price points. At the very least, in the past their video quality tended to be better than ours for DVD's. But these days with BD's thats not the case all the time anymore. You cant blame Japanese fans for importing the US releases when the price difference is so ridiculous

^_^x KD

#16 goukill1120   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   245 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 04:14 PM

For everyone who wants to see Persona 4 subbed, the whole series is on Hulu plus. http://www.hulu.com/persona-4

#17 TheLongshot   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2474 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 07:08 PM

Why the hell is anime still so absurdly overpriced in Japan?


Why is all media so absurdly priced in Japan? There is a reason why there are bonus tracks on CDs sold in Japan, so people will pay the premium for those rather than import them from elsewhere.

My understanding is because of the way distribution is in Japan, that there are more people with their hand in the pie. I could be wrong.

#18 arcane93   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3671 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 29 August 2012 - 04:37 AM

For everyone who wants to see Persona 4 subbed, the whole series is on Hulu plus. http://www.hulu.com/persona-4


Just watched the first episode on Hulu Plus. It's... ok. Pretty much follows the game exactly so far. If you haven't played the game yet and plan to, you might want to avoid watching this because of spoilers. I haven't actually finished the game yet -- I was probably about halfway through it when the Vita version was announced, and I decided to just wait for that to finish it. Wondering now whether the spoilers continue the whole way through, and if I should actually watch this series now or not.

#19 Gregalor   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5172 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 29 August 2012 - 06:43 PM

Just watched the first episode on Hulu Plus. It's... ok. Pretty much follows the game exactly so far. If you haven't played the game yet and plan to, you might want to avoid watching this because of spoilers. I haven't actually finished the game yet -- I was probably about halfway through it when the Vita version was announced, and I decided to just wait for that to finish it. Wondering now whether the spoilers continue the whole way through, and if I should actually watch this series now or not.


It's a direct adaptation of the game, which is why it's SO MUCH BETTER than that awful Persona: Trinity Soul, or whatever it was called.

#20 eddie291   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   523 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 03:34 PM

Does the English version use the same voice actors in the game? I think I'll pick it up if that's the case.

#21 Vigilante   poyo CAGiversary!   37688 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 30 August 2012 - 04:54 PM

Does the English version use the same voice actors in the game? I think I'll pick it up if that's the case.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think they had to get replacement VAs for Teddie and Chie, same as what they did for P4A.

#22 Noperino   Whoop, nope. CAGiversary!   1391 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:34 AM

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think they had to get replacement VAs for Teddie and Chie, same as what they did for P4A.


http://www.animevice...b-updated/5978/

According to this, it seems Sentai claimed they had "everyone" but then in reality, they contacted none of them about it at all. Nice. This was back in April, so I assumed everything got cleared up by now. I never actually played Persona 4, but according to the comments in this article, the original VA for Chie apparently doesn't do much game or anime voice acting anymore, and I read comments on the YouTube trailer of Arena that she sounded different. As for Teddie, I wouldn't have a clue.

As for the Persona 4 anime, I've been watching the sub for the past two weeks (on episode 18 now I think) and my god, does this anime have some hilarious episodes. I'm seriously tempted to buy the Blu Ray now, but who knows if Sentai can even afford a second dub/sub release anyway (at this point they should of just delayed the Blu until Japan was fine with the them releasing the sub/dub). Regardless, Persona fan or not, I think anyone can easily get hooked on this anime.

#23 Gregalor   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5172 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 01 September 2012 - 05:18 AM

I'm loathe to buy it without hearing the English dub first. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a knee jerk "Nihingo only" type of person. I just want to know if the dub is embarrassingly bad or not before dropping the money.

#24 GDB   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   41 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 01 September 2012 - 02:45 PM

The DVD still has both languages for those who want the option. Obviously Blu-Ray would be preferred, but reality is you have to choose either the option to have both languages or higher resolution if you want the discs.

#25 Gregalor   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5172 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 01 September 2012 - 03:22 PM

That choice is why I kinda just want to say "Fuck it" and wait until someone mashes up the Blu-ray video with the DVD's dual audio and commentary (it's inevitable) and use that as the copy that I actually watch while the discs just sit on a shelf. It's too bad that they've created a situation where the most appealing product with be the one that's only available for free.

#26 kyo645   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   133 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 02 September 2012 - 01:37 AM

After watching the dubbed version, I can say I hate chies new voice in it. Also dojima sounds a little off sometimes, but besides that most of the main cast is voiced by the same actors as in the game and teddies new voice is actually not bad at all.

#27 Noperino   Whoop, nope. CAGiversary!   1391 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 02 September 2012 - 03:16 AM

I'm pretty sure the cast that's in Persona 4 Arena are the ones that are in the anime. As stated already, the majority was already in the original PS2 game. After seeing all of them in Arena, I think they're all fine. Kyo, how is Johnny Yong Bosch as Yu in the anime? I'm sure he's fine but he usually get's the more yappy characters, so I'm wondering how he took this role since this is probably the most dialogue he's ever had for the character.

#28 kyo645   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   133 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 02 September 2012 - 03:43 PM

I'm pretty sure the cast that's in Persona 4 Arena are the ones that are in the anime. As stated already, the majority was already in the original PS2 game. After seeing all of them in Arena, I think they're all fine. Kyo, how is Johnny Yong Bosch as Yu in the anime? I'm sure he's fine but he usually get's the more yappy characters, so I'm wondering how he took this role since this is probably the most dialogue he's ever had for the character.



He sounds great. His voice strangely fits yu's character very well. There are a couple parts I wish he did better delivering emotion, but it's not bad enough for me to hate on him for it.

#29 eddie291   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   523 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 04:15 PM

Is the Teddie voice actor really a different actor? Maybe it's because I haven't played the game in a while, but it sounds pretty much spot on in the P4A videos I saw.

Chie, on the other hand, sounds different. I wanna say the VA's voice in the original game had a lower pitch than the one in P4A.

#30 Noperino   Whoop, nope. CAGiversary!   1391 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 03 September 2012 - 02:34 AM

He sounds great. His voice strangely fits yu's character very well. There are a couple parts I wish he did better delivering emotion, but it's not bad enough for me to hate on him for it.


Great to hear, did you get the DVD or Blu? I'm wondering how many HDTV owners will get the DVD version just because of the dub only thing. =S