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#18361 Gurren Lagann   Who Da Hell Do You Think I Am CAGiversary!   3297 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Gurren Lagann

Posted 21 January 2017 - 07:28 PM

Sorry for being late on this but i bought the Code Geass LE set from rightstuf.com 3 months ago.How do i go about getting replacement disks do i go with funi or contact rightstuf?

#18362 whoknows   Time and Eternity for all of time and eternity CAGiversary!   40128 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 21 January 2017 - 07:42 PM

Can anyone recommend a region free bluray player? With this coming out, I think it's time I get one. http://us.zavvi.com/...n/11389117.html



#18363 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9229 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 21 January 2017 - 07:56 PM

Can anyone recommend a region free bluray player? With this coming out, I think it's time I get one. http://us.zavvi.com/...n/11389117.html

I'm in total agreement.  I just bookmarked that set the other day.  Gonna pick that one up for sure. 

 

Also, Fuck  Aniplex.



#18364 whoknows   Time and Eternity for all of time and eternity CAGiversary!   40128 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 21 January 2017 - 08:03 PM

I'm in total agreement.  I just bookmarked that set the other day.  Gonna pick that one up for sure. 

 

Also, Fuck  Aniplex.

Pretty much. So many series I want that Aniplex has here are way cheaper elsewhere. Really glad I didn't grab Gurren during the Righstuf sale.



#18365 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9229 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 21 January 2017 - 08:19 PM

Pretty much. So many series I want that Aniplex has here are way cheaper elsewhere. Really glad I didn't grab Gurren during the Righstuf sale.

Just because the 5x Gurren Lagaan volumes used to cost $50 apiece doesn't mean they were a deal $35 each.  Glad I'm not a sucker.  That's still $175 for the whole series, and with inferior paper box packaging.  I hope AoA never wins the bidding for distribution rights for a single other series I like. 

 

It just takes a little bit of patience and then these great series get released in UK, EU, or AU.  I've been loving these chipboard sets that Anime Limited has been putting out for the UK.  Big props to them.  I bought the first Gundam box and am now eyeing up the following ones for Zeta and Recongustica in G.  The Outlaw Star set is awesome too. 

 

http://www.zavvi.com...n/11349225.html

http://www.zavvi.com...t/11159475.html

 

I don't know of a good valued region free player however.  I see a couple easy ones on Amazon for $150-170.  But the first Sony one that pops up is just a simple $50 box that has been modded and disguised as a new product, then repackaged and sold for $150.  It would be nice to get a good set that you know you can count on.  Me, I'm currently just using an EU purchased PS4 to play Region B blus for now.  But it would be nice to hear about some good units.  The only ones I've seen people mention are these Oppo's which seem to cost $400-600 so no thanks.  I don't see the point, I must be missing something. 



#18366 whoknows   Time and Eternity for all of time and eternity CAGiversary!   40128 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 21 January 2017 - 08:27 PM

The Monogatari series is another thing I'd be interested in buying.

 

I agree though, $400-$600 isn't worth it to me. $200 or less has me interested. I'd love if there was one with apps that also had Crunchyroll so I could make it my main device for watching everything, but I don't know if that's a thing that exists.



#18367 GameOverGreggy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1070 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

GameOverGreggy

Posted 21 January 2017 - 10:00 PM

Region Free FTW.  Definitely one of the better investments I've made.



#18368 kickalillas2   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1669 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

kickalillas2

Posted 22 January 2017 - 12:17 AM

The source material of Machine Doll is a Light Novel. And it's still ongoing

Ahh. So how's it coming along if you read it.

#18369 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kuso. Except Mine CAGiversary!   11868 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 22 January 2017 - 12:27 AM

Ahh. So how's it coming along if you read it.

Don't really know. It's not really being translated and I don't really feel like looking for spoilers in the animesuki thread.



#18370 TOON_faith_85   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   16 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

TOON_faith_85

Posted 22 January 2017 - 01:13 AM

Sorry for being late on this but i bought the Code Geass LE set from rightstuf.com 3 months ago.How do i go about getting replacement disks do i go with funi or contact rightstuf?



Funi. I recommend waiting a bit until they stop sending out the wrong replacements though.

#18371 Gurren Lagann   Who Da Hell Do You Think I Am CAGiversary!   3297 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Gurren Lagann

Posted 22 January 2017 - 03:44 AM

Funi. I recommend waiting a bit until they stop sending out the wrong replacements though.


Thanks for the reply and I'll do that and wait till they correct the problem.

#18372 Inque  

Posted 22 January 2017 - 04:18 AM

Incase this helps anyone, here's the numbers for the old BD discs compared to the new ones:

Old: FN-07350
#1 DV-07350E - 2061521
#2 DV-07350F - 2061522
#3 DV-07350G - 2061523
#4 DV-07350H - 2061524

New: FN-07354
#1 DV-07354A - 2061529
#2 DV-07354B - 2061530
#3 DV-07354C - 2061531
#4 DV-07354D - 2061532

 

I received my replacement discs two days ago, sat down today to confirm the serial numbers and they are corrected. Others are not so lucky having the 2 DVD included but check these serials if you received the Blu-ray discs and if they match you are good to go!



#18373 nagpo  

Posted 22 January 2017 - 05:39 AM

Incase this helps anyone, here's the numbers for the old BD discs compared to the new ones:

Old: FN-07350
#1 DV-07350E - 2061521
#2 DV-07350F - 2061522
#3 DV-07350G - 2061523
#4 DV-07350H - 2061524

New: FN-07354
#1 DV-07354A - 2061529
#2 DV-07354B - 2061530
#3 DV-07354C - 2061531
#4 DV-07354D - 2061532

 

I received my replacement discs two days ago, sat down today to confirm the serial numbers and they are corrected. Others are not so lucky having the 2 DVD included but check these serials if you received the Blu-ray discs and if they match you are good to go!

Thanks for this. Turns out I have the old ones. Just sent them an email

 

it's this right?

 

productconcerns@funimation.com



#18374 zulux21   It's all good. CAGiversary!   1564 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 January 2017 - 06:37 AM

Can anyone recommend a region free bluray player? With this coming out, I think it's time I get one. http://us.zavvi.com/...n/11389117.html

if you are only planning on importing from the uk you could just order a uk blu ray player.

 

 I hope AoA never wins the bidding for distribution rights for a single other series I like. 

 

I have good news and bad news for you.

 

the good news is that you don't have to worry about AoA ever winning the bidding for distribution rights for a single other series you like.

 

the bad news, they have never won a single bidding for distribution rights for a single series you have ever liked.

 

AoA doesn't bid on series, they merely grab the rights for any series their japanese branch makes. So no bidding. If you see on Mal or your other favorite site that aniplex is making it, then AoA most likely has the rights, if they don't it's not because they didn't win the bidding rights, but because they didn't view it worth releasing.

 

so stuff from this season that AoA will likely have

scum's wish

Demi-chan wa Kataritai

Ao no Exorcist: Kyoto Fujouou-hen

 

I mean you could hope that a manga/light novel you like isn't picked up by aniplex, but well, the simple fact is that they make a number of high quality series, so if it isn't picked up by them it's quite possible that it wouldn't get picked up by someone else or would be made as a far inferior series *shrugs*

 

personally I just treat anything that is released by aniplex as never getting a north american release.



#18375 Gden   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3237 Posts   Joined 17.2 Years Ago  

Posted 22 January 2017 - 09:10 PM

Anyone heard a release date for Witch Hunter Robin's license rescue?



#18376 motaku96   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1967 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 22 January 2017 - 09:58 PM

I feel compelled to use the $5 rightstuf bucks from the holiday sale before it expires. What a pain.



#18377 Dark_Sage   Superior CAGiversary!   3581 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 23 January 2017 - 03:11 AM

Just because the 5x Gurren Lagaan volumes used to cost $50 apiece doesn't mean they were a deal $35 each.  Glad I'm not a sucker.  That's still $175 for the whole series, and with inferior paper box packaging.  I hope AoA never wins the bidding for distribution rights for a single other series I like.

 

You're not entitled to anime. Quite frankly you were never Aniplex's target audience in the first place, so your complaints are irrelevant in the American marketplace. Buy some cheap shit from Europe or get a bootleg from eBay, since all you seem to be interested in is a race to the bottom.

 

Also, I think half this thread is in the wrong sub-forum. Try here, friendos: https://www.cheapass...om/forum/49-uk/



#18378 keyblader1985   Wait, what? CAGiversary!   3643 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

keyblader1985

Posted 23 January 2017 - 03:46 AM

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#18379 nagpo  

Posted 23 January 2017 - 04:16 AM

You're not entitled to anime. Quite frankly you were never Aniplex's target audience in the first place, so your complaints are irrelevant in the American marketplace. Buy some cheap shit from Europe or get a bootleg from eBay, since all you seem to be interested in is a race to the bottom.

 

Also, I think half this thread is in the wrong sub-forum. Try here, friendos: https://www.cheapass...om/forum/49-uk/

what a stupid post.



#18380 zulux21   It's all good. CAGiversary!   1564 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 January 2017 - 05:57 AM

not a deal right now, but will be down the line most likely if you are interested in the series

 

http://www.animenews...ruary-9/.111349

 

funimation is losing rights to sekirei, and will not be printing any more copies of it after feb 9th.



#18381 Fatal Futanari   What cha got there Senpai? CAGiversary!   7648 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Fatal Futanari

Posted 23 January 2017 - 06:03 AM

A N I M E

 

Speaking of Aniplex, I really need to pick up the rest of the SAO S2 LEs and Nisekoi S2 BDs. I keep procrastinating on that.



#18382 SolidSnake86   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1461 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

SolidSnake86

Posted 23 January 2017 - 06:34 AM

personally I just treat anything that is released by aniplex as never getting a north american release.

Pretty much this. 



#18383 Raye   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   897 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 23 January 2017 - 07:30 AM

I believe this is a deals thread so it only makes sense to note that the U.K. Gurren Blu-rays are significantly cheaper than even RS's sale of the Aniplex release. Personally I bit on the sale price since I never imagined the series getting another re-release, even in the U.K., but now I have buyer's remorse considering how much could have been saved for essentially the same thing and the movies plus a chipboard box.

#18384 starkillr   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1624 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

starkillr

Posted 23 January 2017 - 04:03 PM

For those asking about a player that is region free, I picked up the LG region free blu-ray player off Amazon that 220 Electronics was selling. Works perfectly on Toradora and switched back to region A for Code Geass. 

 

I also finally finished re-watching Code Geass on blu-ray, which re-affirmed it's status as "Best Anime Evar" and possibly "Best Modern Tragedy". Of course with that new sequel coming out, who knows what will happen. That being said, for those that also own the Code Geass blu-ray, did you notice a lot of "echo" added to the voices, particularly during battles where people talk to each other while in their mechs? It was really freaking annoying. I wasn't sure if that was a result of the blu-ray player or the blu-ray or a straight up defect in the audio. I really should just compare those specific scenes to playing on my PS4 to the blu-ray player to isolate whether it's that. Just wanted to get some feedback before I went through that trouble. Also pet peeve, they didn't translate the names of the Black Knights organizational structure when it scrolled on the screen. Funimation you suck.

 

On the topic of Zavvi, thank you for putting up those links! I had no idea they sold stuff that cheap, particularly anime from overseas that are overpriced as hell in the States. I'm definitely pre-ordering that Gurren Lagann set and putting my DVDs up for sale hehe. Going to check out that Outlaw Star set too. Yay for region free bd players!



#18385 starkillr   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1624 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

starkillr

Posted 23 January 2017 - 04:04 PM

not a deal right now, but will be down the line most likely if you are interested in the series

 

http://www.animenews...ruary-9/.111349

 

funimation is losing rights to sekirei, and will not be printing any more copies of it after feb 9th.

Really glad I bought that in the last sale. Had been dying to get the full set and it finally hit the right price point. Good series, too bad they never finished it.



#18386 starkillr   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1624 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

starkillr

Posted 23 January 2017 - 04:20 PM

There are some pretty horrid reviews of Zavvi online btw....they actually worth buying from?



#18387 Raye   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   897 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 23 January 2017 - 04:54 PM

There are some pretty horrid reviews of Zavvi online btw....they actually worth buying from?

I bought from them for the first time a few months ago when I picked up Outlaw Star. Box was a little banged up when it arrived, but the chipboard box came in perfect condition. IIRC, there was brown paper used as padding. Not as good as Rightstuf's packaging, however. Considering it came from Europe to Hawaii without getting mutilated, I'd say it's worth it.



#18388 kevers7290   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   349 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

kevers7290

Posted 23 January 2017 - 06:47 PM

I have ordered from Zavvi many, many times and never had any issues. They tend to ship in padded mailers for everything so just bear that in mind. Also, don't use PayPal unless you have no choice as they tack on a surcharge if you use it. Items arrive a little faster than they do from Amazon UK (for US customers) but I generally have found that Amazon UK has better prices since they remove the VAT at checkout and you pay in GBP (assuming you use a card that doesn't charge foreign transaction fees).



#18389 zulux21   It's all good. CAGiversary!   1564 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 January 2017 - 09:02 PM

There are some pretty horrid reviews of Zavvi online btw....they actually worth buying from?

zavvi is really cheap... it's a bit of a gamble to order from them as to how your package will show up but they also tend to be way cheaper than other places to import from.



#18390 sammiefry  

Posted 24 January 2017 - 12:51 AM

I pre ordered Sailor Moon Crystal Set 2 Blu-Ray/DVD + GWP 2/21 and Sailor Moon R Movie Blu-Ray/DVD 4/18 from Rightstuf. I didn't know until after I placed my order that they have some strange way to ship things. It seems they may wait till Sailor Moon R comes out to ship Crystal? R comes out 2 months after Crystal. I cant really find up to date info on if they still use this crazy shipping method. Has anyone pre ordered recently and had items far apart like this? It seems there policy has changed some over the years. I am in the us. Its more clear for canada and international but the usa section is vauge. I paid with paypal so they already have my money and it would be a pain in the butt to cancel but waiting 2 months is nuts. Thanks