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#11461 Frozdragon   Fuji-cakes!!! CAGiversary!   398 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

Frozdragon

Posted 08 April 2015 - 01:19 AM


I got 5 I'm soooooo glad the high shipping discouraged me. At least with the pi day ones I could put them on my shlef. I can't even resell these -.-

#11462 Cage017   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4928 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 08 April 2015 - 01:23 AM

Yeah, I ended up getting God's Little Acre labeled as a "Cinema Deluxe" Edition.  This was sealed yet my .hack cell volume 1 book was not.

 

 

By buying it on April Fools, I saved ... 21 cents.



#11463 roger watersmelon   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2893 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

roger watersmelon

Posted 08 April 2015 - 01:23 AM

I hope that the person in that unboxing video isn't one of you guys.

#11464 Fatal Futanari   What cha got there Senpai? CAGiversary!   7647 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Fatal Futanari

Posted 08 April 2015 - 01:56 AM

I just got my April Fools Blind Boxes in.....the level of sadness I'm experiencing has never been recording.

Lol I ordered 12 @_@. Looks like I got new coasters and frisbees! They haven't shipped out yet, so I wonder if I could cancel my order for them lol

 

All 52 episodes on ONE Blu-ray? Holy crap, that video quality is going to be AWFUL.

That's not how video encoding works. The quality will be the same as the DVDs. All they are doing is taking the DVD mpeg-2 files and converting them to mpeg-4 in SD. It won't be upscaled and the audio will probably remain the same bitrate as the DVDs.

 

That Samurai Pizza Cats "blu-ray" release is giving me gas. ~_~

el oh el



#11465 DNukem170   Banned Banned   8864 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

DNukem170

Posted 08 April 2015 - 03:04 AM

My April Fool's box hasn't even shipped yet. That's what I get for pairing it with Gundam Models.

#11466 Richard Kain   The Kaiser CAGiversary!   2752 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Richard Kain

Posted 08 April 2015 - 05:21 AM

Assuming single layer, that's 6 DVDs, or 8-9 episodes per DVD.

 

If it's dual layer, that's 12 DVDs, or 4-5 episodes per DVD.

 

At worse, it's at 66% of the bitrate of a typical DVD movie. It's not -that- bad.

 

Actually, Blu-Rays are capable of having more than two layers. And a single multi-layer Blu-Ray is capable of storing more than 80 Gigs of memory. While I don't necessarily think that squeezing 52 standard-definition episodes on one disc is a good idea, it is a bit more possible than some people might think.

 

And we are talking about Samurai Pizza Cats, a show that was primarily notorious for the nature of its dubbing. (being completely re-cut and re-written for an English audience) It was never a graphical powerhouse to begin with.



#11467 Gden   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3149 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 08 April 2015 - 05:29 AM

AFAIK, the current max layers for a blu ray is quadruple.  That's a lot of data.  But, they are stupidly expensive, but from what I understand dual layer are pretty damn cheap by comparison, so dual layer makes sense.



#11468 elessar123  

Posted 08 April 2015 - 05:42 AM

Actually, Blu-Rays are capable of having more than two layers. And a single multi-layer Blu-Ray is capable of storing more than 80 Gigs of memory. While I don't necessarily think that squeezing 52 standard-definition episodes on one disc is a good idea, it is a bit more possible than some people might think.

 

And we are talking about Samurai Pizza Cats, a show that was primarily notorious for the nature of its dubbing. (being completely re-cut and re-written for an English audience) It was never a graphical powerhouse to begin with.

I'm aware of 100GB discs, but they're extremely expensive -- as in $40-50 a disc. There's no way any movie is going to be on one of those. Even if they used them, a typical PS3 can't use BDXL, so it's still a moot point. For commercial purposes at this time, there's no way they would do more than 50GB, or dual layer.



#11469 electricsleep  

electricsleep

Posted 08 April 2015 - 06:34 AM

If anyone got Psychomania for one of their blind boxes, I'll buy it off you for $3.50 shipped (It'll be around $2 for 1st class if you print your labels).  If you have some good CAG feedback I can send paypal as a gift to save you on the fees.  PM me if you got one you want to get rid of.



#11470 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   20885 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 08 April 2015 - 04:35 PM

If anyone got Psychomania for one of their blind boxes, I'll buy it off you for $3.50 shipped (It'll be around $2 for 1st class if you print your labels).  If you have some good CAG feedback I can send paypal as a gift to save you on the fees.  PM me if you got one you want to get rid of.

Are you going to be like the Jurassic Park guy, and have the biggest collection of Psychomania in the world?



#11471 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kuso. Except Mine CAGiversary!   11819 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 08 April 2015 - 08:32 PM

Sentai Filmworks Licenses Rumiko Takahashi's RIN-NE Anime



#11472 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   20885 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 08 April 2015 - 10:21 PM

Sentai Filmworks Licenses Rumiko Takahashi's RIN-NE Anime

You may want to know that the anime literally just started this season, so it'll be awhile. ;P



#11473 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kuso. Except Mine CAGiversary!   11819 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 08 April 2015 - 11:26 PM

You may want to know that the anime literally just started this season, so it'll be awhile. ;P

xD



#11474 themaster20000   You sleeping yet? CAGiversary!   2537 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

themaster20000

Posted 09 April 2015 - 02:43 AM

Sentai Filmworks Licenses Rumiko Takahashi's RIN-NE Anime

The show sounds damn generic,not surprising since Rumiko loves reusing the same tropes over and over.



#11475 Domo7   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   261 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 09 April 2015 - 03:41 AM

Quick question for you guys

 

Is the Samurai X Complete Collection pretty rare? I saw one at my local Half Price Books and when I looked it up on Amazon, its going for like $300+

 

Is there a specific reason  for this?



#11476 elessar123  

Posted 09 April 2015 - 04:46 AM

The show sounds damn generic,not surprising since Rumiko loves reusing the same tropes over and over.

I saw the trailer, and I knew 5 seconds in it was Rumiko.



#11477 roger watersmelon   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2893 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

roger watersmelon

Posted 09 April 2015 - 04:48 AM

Quick question for you guys
 
Is the Samurai X Complete Collection pretty rare? I saw one at my local Half Price Books and when I looked it up on Amazon, its going for like $300+
 
Is there a specific reason  for this?

Anime fans think that their out of print shows are worth a lot more than they really are.

#11478 SolidSnake86   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1461 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

SolidSnake86

Posted 09 April 2015 - 04:53 AM

Sentai Filmworks Licenses Rumiko Takahashi's RIN-NE Anime

The name brings up memories of Lagrange: The Flower of Rin-Ne...and not good memories. Despised that show.



#11479 Thoraxes   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   108 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Thoraxes

Posted 09 April 2015 - 09:04 AM

FYI I bought the DENKI-GAI and Yuki Yuna Is a Hero first volumes. They came in the mail today.

 

I'll copy my post from NeoGAF over here.

 

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Welp, here you guys go.
 
BTW the video quality is outstanding. Really crisp and clean. On par if not better than AoA video quality. 
I have a bunch of people who have really been wanting to see what's all included, so here you go! 
If anyone has any questions about any of the releases, ask me and I will gladly answer!
 
The short of it; PONYCANON US does a fantastic job. For real. 
Knowing something like Sound! Euphonium is in their hands for release in the future makes me super happy that i'll get to enjoy it all over again in such a high-quality release, especially because a show like that deserves nothing less. 
Really great stuff here, and I will definitely be buying their releases again.
 
DENKI-GAI
 
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Yuki Yuna is a Hero
 
I only included a couple of the keyframes for the pics I too.
 
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SIZE COMPARISONS
 
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#11480 DNukem170   Banned Banned   8864 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

DNukem170

Posted 09 April 2015 - 11:18 AM

Quick question for you guys

Is the Samurai X Complete Collection pretty rare? I saw one at my local Half Price Books and when I looked it up on Amazon, its going for like $300+

Is there a specific reason for this?


Because the ADV sets are OOP. It was briefly rescued by, I believe, Aniplex, but it was only available in a super expensive boxset which is also OOP.

#11481 slowdive21   CAG Elder CAGiversary!   12577 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

slowdive21

Posted 09 April 2015 - 12:06 PM

Quick question for you guys

 

Is the Samurai X Complete Collection pretty rare? I saw one at my local Half Price Books and when I looked it up on Amazon, its going for like $300+

 

Is there a specific reason  for this?

I would make sure it doesn't have cutouts on it. ADV had a blowout sale that was open to the public when they went under IIRC, then they dumped everything somewhere.

 

 

I want to cry when I see the prices on anime now. Luckily this set was after the crash, so I never had it.

 

If there is ever a shortage of Anime VHS tapes, I'll be raking in the cash. :lol:



#11482 thelonepig   Greasy Pork Pirates! CAGiversary!   6671 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 09 April 2015 - 01:43 PM

Quick question for you guys

Is the Samurai X Complete Collection pretty rare? I saw one at my local Half Price Books and when I looked it up on Amazon, its going for like $300+

Is there a specific reason for this?


Don't go solely off Amazon. Check ebay too. Amazon recently changed their seller policy, so to sell a DVD or bluray with MSRP > $24.99 you have to be a paid seller. That narrows availability.

For example, I have an Azumanga set that per Amazon goes for $100. But I can't list it. On ebay the same set goes for $40, because there are fewer seller restrictions.

#11483 kickalillas2   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1666 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

kickalillas2

Posted 09 April 2015 - 07:05 PM

Are you going to be like the Jurassic Park guy, and have the biggest collection of Psychomania in the world?

Jurassic park guy?



#11484 neoz   I Know Kung Fu CAGiversary!   1641 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 09 April 2015 - 11:58 PM

 

FYI I bought the DENKI-GAI and Yuki Yuna Is a Hero first volumes. They came in the mail today.

 

Welp, here you guys go.

 
BTW the video quality is outstanding. Really crisp and clean. On par if not better than AoA video quality. 
I have a bunch of people who have really been wanting to see what's all included, so here you go! 
If anyone has any questions about any of the releases, ask me and I will gladly answer!
 
The short of it; PONYCANON US does a fantastic job. For real. 
Knowing something like Sound! Euphonium is in their hands for release in the future makes me super happy that i'll get to enjoy it all over again in such a high-quality release, especially because a show like that deserves nothing less. 
Really great stuff here, and I will definitely be buying their releases again.

 

I got my set Tuesday. While they are nice they are stupid big. I will finish out the two series but if they continue to make the packaging this size then I'm good. There is no need to make them this big. I know that NISA changed the size after all the complaints. I hope PONY does as well. Plus the price isn't worth it either $143.99 for 4 episodes. Thanks AOA Jr....

 

That being said, I got Sommelier as my Denki-Gai frame.



#11485 Pikagreg   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1718 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 10 April 2015 - 12:42 AM

Got my Sacred Backsmith in the mail today. It actually came with the LE art box though it was smashed and looked like it sat in the rain for 3 years. The art box looks like it houses two normal sized dvd cases but it came with two thinpacks. 



#11486 Gden   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3149 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 10 April 2015 - 01:21 AM

Went to a not-so-local CD warehouse, and found a copy of Princess Kaguya for $16, and the big thing I found was a Ranma 1/2 set 2 blu ray for only $20.  I'm annoyed, though, because they aren't doing these in seasons, and so I'm missing 5 episodes between my season 1 old set, and this one.



#11487 Thoraxes   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   108 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Thoraxes

Posted 10 April 2015 - 07:23 AM

I got my set Tuesday. While they are nice they are stupid big. I will finish out the two series but if they continue to make the packaging this size then I'm good. There is no need to make them this big. I know that NISA changed the size after all the complaints. I hope PONY does as well. Plus the price isn't worth it either $143.99 for 4 episodes. Thanks AOA Jr....

 

That being said, I got Sommelier as my Denki-Gai frame.

The big size is kinda funny. Really caught me off guard at first. I liked all the extras though, and they're all really nice. I wish I got a Sommelier for my keyframe even though I like Sensei. She would've been my second choice though. Also the Denki-gai one feels more... real? than a reproduction like the YuYuYu ones are.

 

The one thing I like about the size is that it allows for some nice and big pieces of art to be included, something I like. It is pretty pricey, but it's the first time I felt like I was given enough extras for it to be decent for what you pay for.

 

My anime budget isn't the same as everyone's, and I totally get that. I am willing to dish out some money if/when they do a Sound Euphonium release. I mostly went with these two releases because I moderately enjoyed the two shows, and wanted to support their entry into the market.



#11488 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   20885 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 10 April 2015 - 08:07 AM

Got my Sacred Backsmith in the mail today. It actually came with the LE art box though it was smashed and looked like it sat in the rain for 3 years. The art box looks like it houses two normal sized dvd cases but it came with two thinpacks. 

It's two slim dvd cases, and on the other side is the art box that contained all the extras from the LE, which is what would normally take up that space.

 

Jurassic park guy?

The guy who has all the Jurassic Park SNES games.  Instead of keeping food in a fridge, he keeps SNES games in there.  And instead of bath water, he uses SNES games.



#11489 Pikagreg   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1718 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 10 April 2015 - 03:03 PM

Royal Space Force BD/DVD pack worth $30? I noticed the random amazon drop to $50 last night and when I checked ebay, the same merchant was selling it cheaper on ebay. This seems to be the older release with art box since the Maiden Japan sets are separated. 



#11490 kickalillas2   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1666 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

kickalillas2

Posted 10 April 2015 - 06:44 PM

 

 

The guy who has all the Jurassic Park SNES games.  Instead of keeping food in a fridge, he keeps SNES games in there.  And instead of bath water, he uses SNES games.

I feel like i should be aware of this, but i got nothing.