UK Anime Distributor Anime Limited Discussion Thread

Unit-99999999

Brigade Leader
I’m expecting it to be the same price as Cowboy Bebop’s UE was.
sounds like a reasonable estimate. Both shows are 26 episodes long and while Evangelion has also two movies in it, it probably wont include any CD discs as bebop did.

the only problem is that Cowboy Bebop UE was £300, according to what I see on the internet... That's way more expensive than majority of users in this thread hope for
 

Yami

Vampire Ninja
Is it normal for blu ray editions to copy each other like that? I just don't see why GKIDS/All The Anime edition would look similar to this edition

The international release seems to be coordinated - Korea's getting it next month, Italy later and presumably the UK and US release will be pretty simultaneous and before the end of the year. We know the details of the Korean and Italian releases and, although they look different, the video content appears to be the same - Episodes 1-26, Death(True)2, End of Evangelion, 25' Air, 26' Magokoro wo Kimi ni, the "Genesis 0:0 - In the Beginning" and "Genesis 0:0' - The Light From the Darkness" promo videos and no Fly Me to the Moon.

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Also,

any ideas on what this is?

Essentially, it's End of Evangelion split into its two parts with added credits sequences. Of all the alternate presentations that were included with the Japanese Blu-Ray set, this is the most pointless and inconsequential. So, naturally, it appears like this is the one Khara has cherry picked for the international release :p
 

Darren Skippings

School Idol
sounds like a reasonable estimate. Both shows are 26 episodes long and while Evangelion has also two movies in it, it probably wont include any CD discs as bebop did.

the only problem is that Cowboy Bebop UE was £300, according to what I see on the internet... That's way more expensive than majority of users in this thread hope for
well if it is in line with Bebop, I won't be buying, I own no UE's yet and was hoping that may change, if it is that expensive, no chance.
 

SAHO

Hunter
Not seen Eva? Shame! Shame! Shame!
I have dishonoured 🙇‍♀️ I shall repent with a marathon once I possibly get my hands on the home release 👀

Don't worry, you're not alone - I've only seen the 1.0 and 2.0 movies 😅
Same here + 3.0 ( ´◡‿ゝ◡`)

I've never watched any Evangelion stuff yet (and I haven't seen any Gundam stuff either 😜 ), so you're not alone, I swear there are dozens of us! Dozens!
I own quite a few Gundam BD sets myself but haven't even touched it yet. Besides a little bit of Iron Blooded Orphans.

I can never motivate myself to delve into the Mecha genre and has always remained backlogged.

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I honestly have no idea whether this is something I'd be into or not, but I'm pretty sure the price is going to rule out a blind buy for me, so I'll probably try watching the 1st couple episodes before the early bird ends to see if I'm interested.
That's a big 🧠 move there and something I should consider as well before the EB ends or even before the pre-orders start (possible sellout?)
 

Yami

Vampire Ninja
That sucks

I don't really understand what the issue is with the song; if it was included on previous releases, then I would have thought that the licence still applied. I thought the problem with the Netflix release was that because it was a new dub then they would have had to licence it again, but that wouldn't apply to using the ADV dub or the original Japanese so....maybe someone else can chime in with more insight.
 

Unit-99999999

Brigade Leader
if it is that expensive, no chance
Same; I think they need to price it carefully - considering that Netflix has all episodes + movies and considering that Netflix made a new dub specifically for this, it's easy to assume that Evangelion isn't going anywhere from there anytime soon
I don't really understand what the issue is with the song
Yeah, weird stuff. I would rather buy a regular BD with Fly Me to the Moon than some overpriced Ultimate Edition with pins and postcards. As for your question regarding ADV dub, it still wasn't confirmed that new release uses it. maybe there will be a new dub. maybe even Netflix dub (although unlikely)
 
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Darren Skippings

School Idol
Same; I think they need to price it carefully - considering that Netflix has all episodes + movies and considering that Netflix made a new dub specifically for this, it's easy to assume that Evangelion isn't going anywhere from there anytime soon

Yeah, weird stuff. I would rather buy a regular BD with Fly Me to the Moon than some overpriced Ultimate Edition with pins and postcards. As for your question regarding ADV dub, it still wasn't confirmed that new release uses it. maybe there will be a new dub. maybe even Netflix dub (although unlikely)
I own Eva on DVD an old ADV set, so no real need to spend a huge amount for a BD upgrade, with or without the proper ending theme or ADV dub.
I don't really have to but I wouldn't mind an upgrade, just not at any price, I'll probably wait for a CE/SE
 

Lordhippos

Vampire Ninja
I have dishonoured 🙇‍♀️ I shall repent with a marathon once I possibly get my hands on the home release 👀

I am not a die-hard Eva fan or anything, but I watched it and enjoyed it, which is unusual as I don't normally like older anime that much.

It has it's fair share of problems, but it was clearly a product of it's time. I'd put it out there as something every anime fan should at least watch/try at least once in their lifetime.

I felt the EoE film was necessary to closing out the series properly, without it the ending is lacking.
 

Neil.T

Titan
@Neil.T what do you think? i remember you mentioning that Khara insisted on some changes in Netflix dub or something like that
To me, personally, it seems quite obvious that it'll be only the Netflix dub that Khara will have mandated for inclusion. It's usual in contracts between Japanese licensors and overseas distributors that any dub produced by those distributors becomes the intellectual property of the licensor. So, basically, even if Netflix paid to dub Evangelion into English, Khara will be the owner of it.

Given that Khara are clearly very fussy about how Eva is presented, they'll surely want the most recent version with the Khara-approved script to be the dub included on an English-language release.

That's my firmly held view, and I'll be surprised if it transpires otherwise.
 

fathomlessblue

Student Council President
It's kind of sad that AL are offering absolutely no clarification as to the release structure, dub or pricing, etc, despite the huge amount of genuine inquiries on facebook, etc. Perhaps the co-release with GKIDS or licensing stipulations with Khara means they have to keep hush on these things, but it's honestly a trend I've noticed going on for a while now, where their social media posts largely consist of the same automated advertisements & faux-engagement questions that you encounter with every faceless pr bot , while offering barely any actual communication with the people replying.

I mean it was their decision to do a public countdown: is it going to end in an immediate backlash because people weren't told until the checkout line that this was not the product or price they wanted? Who the hell knows. Maybe people will be happily surprised in the end, but it wouldn't make the process of blindly waiting any more pleasant to experience. There's a key difference between revealing what the packaging, extras etc. look like and whether it's going to include a fundamentally vital component to people's adoration with the show.

I mean I can see why anyone becoming jaded over time & start viewing it as a thankless task, but I feel there's a difference between learning to ignore all the constant minor gripes that emerge from niche corners like this one and being as remote on public social accounts designed for communication.

Maybe it's unfair to still treat AL as the oddball little start up it once was, but I still miss the days when the staff were genuinely eager to talk with commentators in a general sense rather than just occasionally clarifying their purchasing choices. At least they have their excellent write-ups between the churn.
 
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Unit-99999999

Brigade Leader
So, basically, even if Netflix paid to dub Evangelion into English, Khara will be the owner of it.
Insane.

So basically all of this means that Khara is OK with exclusion of Fly Me to the Moon? I used to think that Netflix is the one who couldnt get the rights on that song, but now I think that Khara is the one struggling with it
 
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