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Vash1306

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#13103845 Best Buy - Game of Thrones S5 $39.99 preorder

Posted by Vash1306 on 16 December 2015 - 02:42 AM

Even though they are repeated sigils, they are different from the previous covers: http://www.bestbuy.c..._n2JCqWNeX0UMuQ




#13009504 Anime & Manga Steals and Deals (Rightstuf, Amazon, DD...etc)

Posted by Vash1306 on 06 November 2015 - 03:46 AM

One thing that bothers me about anime on bluray is companies not bothering to get the Japanese 5.1 track. Some of us have big tvs with nice 5.1 sound systems you know. Not all of us watch anime on a tube TV with no speakers.

Outside of movies and OVAs, it is rare for Japanese audio to be 5.1 Even with Japanese releases.

 

http://www.animenews...rman/2014-01-17

 
 

Jitendar asks:

Straight to the question, and Why do so few television anime get Japanese 5.1 Surround Audio? It's a medium with a lot of action, and with home cinema a lot more common, you'd expect the sound design to be up there, but it's only the rare anime that gets to the West with 5.1 audio, shows like Samurai Champloo, and Moribito. Actually all this begs further questions... Do Japanese audiences get surround audio on their TV anime, and Western audiences get a lesser product? Are the 5.1 Japanese tracks that we do get on the rare titles actually sourced from Japan, or upmixed locally as Funimation do for the dubs, or as Manga Entertainment used to do for all of their releases about ten years ago, matrix both audio languages to DD 2.0, 5.1 and DTS as standard regardless of title and regardless of audio source?

Japan does virtually no 5.1 mixes for their TV shows, and only occasionally for OAVs (what few are made these days). While North America's digital TV broadcast standard, ATSC, supports 5.1 audio (due to its use of Dolby Digital AC3 format audio, which is also used on DVDs), the Japanese standard ISDB carries AAC audio, which is high quality but only supports stereo. Additionally, most Japanese homes are simply not big enough for people to bother with big, fancy 5.1 audio systems. Movies that play in theaters definitely get 5.1 mixes, but for things that are only shown in the home? Not really worth the trouble.

In the early days of DVD, American anime publishers would throw all sorts of bells and whistles onto DVDs thinking they affected sales (they didn't). 5.1 audio was seen as a major selling point, and so many dubs were created in 5.1, and occasionally a Japanese mix was upconverted to 5.1 (although often licensors didn't make the unmixed audio stems available, so that upconvert sounded pretty lame). 5.1 mixes are time consuming to do right, and require expensive equipment, so nowadays most dubs are created in stereo too. After all, if the Japanese is in stereo, and the supplied music and effects tracks are in stereo, what's the point?

5.1 is pretty cool if done right, of course, if you have the home theater equipment to play it. And a few lucky people in Japan do. So, for the "prestige" releases, the Japanese studios will go to the expense of creating a 5.1 audio track. But in most cases, especially for TV anime, producers have determined that the additional labor involved is just not worth it.

 




#12646914 Anime & Manga Steals and Deals (Rightstuf, Amazon, DD...etc)

Posted by Vash1306 on 18 April 2015 - 02:13 AM

Anyone know where i can find the future diary part 2 without having to pay $100?

Just wait for the Blu-ray release, which has been mention by FUNimation to be release sometime this summer.




#12510523 Anime & Manga Steals and Deals (Rightstuf, Amazon, DD...etc)

Posted by Vash1306 on 18 February 2015 - 12:58 AM

The premium edition is now up on Righstuf for $59.99 | $53.99 if you have Got Anime! Membership.




#12509527 Best Buy Game of Thrones S4 BD sets up for pre-order - $39.99.

Posted by Vash1306 on 17 February 2015 - 08:08 PM

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#12481438 Anime & Manga Steals and Deals (Rightstuf, Amazon, DD...etc)

Posted by Vash1306 on 08 February 2015 - 09:59 PM

All 5 volumes from Aniplex are available now at Rightstuf for $49.98 for each volume.

 

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#12471790 Anime & Manga Steals and Deals (Rightstuf, Amazon, DD...etc)

Posted by Vash1306 on 04 February 2015 - 07:29 PM

I decided to just import the standard edition from Amazon Japan: http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B00Q9VX37G
 
Comes out to $52.24 (with shipping / no tax).
 
The Standard Edition still includes the same two booklets. The Collector's Edition just has the LD-sized packaging and storyboard book as additional extras.



#12334177 Anime & Manga Steals and Deals (Rightstuf, Amazon, DD...etc)

Posted by Vash1306 on 16 December 2014 - 11:37 PM

Finally got my package a moment ago and happy to report it arrived without a scratch!
 



#12334170 Cowboy Bebop: The Complete Series - Amazon Exclusive Edition (Blu-ray/DVD Com...

Posted by Vash1306 on 16 December 2014 - 11:34 PM

Finally got my package a moment ago and happy to report it arrived without a scratch!
 



#12025406 Anime & Manga Steals and Deals (Rightstuf, Amazon, DD...etc)

Posted by Vash1306 on 20 August 2014 - 11:21 PM


Posted by Michelle on 08/20/2014 at 5:34pm

 

 
Flower  Mound, Texas (August 19, 2014) – FUNimation® Entertainment, North  America’s leading anime company, is bringing Dragon Ball Z to Blu-ray  & DVD in a big way. Right on the heels of its limited-run, highly  successful theatrical release, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods  will be hitting online and retail shelves October 7, 2014. “We’re  thrilled to be able to bring new Dragon Ball Z content back into homes  after so many years” said Gen Fukunaga, President and CEO of FUNimation  Entertainment.
  
 Fans of the series have a lot in store for them with this home video release. The Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Extended Edition  on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack comes with two versions of the film: the  Uncut Version – which includes an additional 20 minutes of  never-before-seen footage – and the Theatrical Version. It also includes  over 30 minutes of extra features, including an in-the-booth featurette  with the fan favorite cast.
  
 This must-own movie, from series creator Akira Toriyama, will be  available on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack, DVD, and Digital HD on October 7,  2014. Pre-orders are available starting today. Click here to pre-order your copy now!
  
 Check DragonBallZ.com for more information. For the latest news and announcements, don’t forget to ‘Like’ us on Facebook at facebook.com/dragonballz & facebook.com/funimation, and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/funimation.

 

 

 

 
 
MSRP: $34.98
Release Date: 10/7/2014
 
Special Features: Behind the Scenes: Battle of Voice Actors, The Voices of Dragon Ball Z: Unveiled, Textless Closing Song, U.S. Trailer, Trailers



#12022996 Hey Arnold!: The Complete Series (Walmart Exclusive)

Posted by Vash1306 on 20 August 2014 - 02:51 AM

Hey Arnold!: The Complete Series released by Shout! Factory. For the time being it is temporary a Walmart Exclusive.

 

http://www.walmart.com/ip/37146448

 

Currently $26.94 Online and $18.96 in stores if you can find it!

 




#11663504 Anime & Manga Steals and Deals (Rightstuf, Amazon, DD...etc)

Posted by Vash1306 on 03 April 2014 - 03:41 AM

To those that have ordered from the Funimation shop. How is there packaging like? For a single blu-ray item, do they stuff it in a bubble envelope? Or use those cardboard fold outs like Rightstuf?

 

Also do they ship their product early like Rightstuf does?