UK Anime Distributor Anime Limited Discussion Thread

Jay2021

Student Council President
Thanks for the heads up!

Situation's pretty ridiculous though. I shouldn't have to hear about this scheme from a forum post rather than their official channels. A blog post would be great.
I hear you.

Just to say that I have received confirmation from AL today that my details have been added to the replacement disc scheme.
 

Girls with Guns

Cardcaptor
Thanks for the heads up!

Situation's pretty ridiculous though. I shouldn't have to hear about this scheme from a forum post rather than their official channels. A blog post would be great.

Here is what I received in email today as a reply regarding my purchase of the CE boxset at Zavvi:

Hi Troy,

Thanks for getting in contact with us.

We are aware of a subs issue on some copies of disc 5. We are manufacturing new discs and will offer replacements to those who have flagged an issue with theirs. If you would like to be added to the list for when these are available, please get back to us with the following details:
  • Order number
  • Full name
  • Shipping address
  • Proof of purchase from other retailers (Zavvi order confirmation email is fine!)

Kind regards,
Lauren
 

Girls with Guns

Cardcaptor
I was under the impression that all of them were missing the subtitles for that one clip, from what I've been hearing on the US side. That wording by AL is probably just them still trying to play down the issue.
 
This reminds me of the thing with "some" copies of Violet Evergarden not having two stamp books. I don't think I've seen anyone say they got two. Seems they don't want to draw attention to an issue that many people won't notice, which I kind of get, but... eh, bit slippery of them.

Don't really care about this particular extra myself, but if I ever want to sell my Zavvi CE then I might be asked about it.
 

Robin91

Great Teacher
I got a response from AL regarding the evangelion disc just asking for order details and proof of purchase. I sent that all off so I guess that's that then.
Cool. So do you have to send back your old disc to them before you get a new one? I mean shipping from Sweden would be decently high even if it's just a disc 😆 And then to get customs on the new disc 😅

Or do they usually just send you a new one?
 

ussjtrunks

School Idol
Have had awful luck with my Full metal panic IV CE 1st one arrived damaged got a replacement from AL second one the box was fine but the Blu-ray case was cracked, emailed AL like a week ago and they never responded so I need to find a spare viva elite case on my own I guess. Any of ye know where I can get a spare case?
 

HellCat

Pokémon Master
At this point, I just expect AL not to release any Gundam and occasionally get a surprise when a title trickles out.
I've come to feel AL don't currently hold any importance in Gundam. When they first got it they made a huge deal of it but in the last few years it feels like a contractual obligation. Especially when, as I've said before, we know what it looks like when they heap love and extra attention on licences. Meanwhile Gundam gets slow releases that have been known to be truncated compared to other countries versions, and if we complain about them we're basically told to shush because that's all we're getting.
 

praseodimio65

Completely Average High School Student
I've come to feel AL don't currently hold any importance in Gundam. When they first got it they made a huge deal of it but in the last few years it feels like a contractual obligation. Especially when, as I've said before, we know what it looks like when they heap love and extra attention on licences. Meanwhile Gundam gets slow releases that have been known to be truncated compared to other countries versions, and if we complain about them we're basically told to shush because that's all we're getting.
I feel we got a reasonably steady stream of releases between 2019 and 2021 (even though most were the low-hanging BBFC'd stuff), but it's dried up in the last few months and there are no new releases in sight. I find this a bit strange though because most of the limited boxsets do sell out fairly quickly.
 

HellCat

Pokémon Master
I feel we got a reasonably steady stream of releases between 2019 and 2021 (even though most were the low-hanging BBFC'd stuff), but it's dried up in the last few months and there are no new releases in sight. I find this a bit strange though because most of the limited boxsets do sell out fairly quickly.
As I always say I can understand why Gundam isn't their sole priority, but we're a few years away from the 10th anniversary of them getting the license.

Like we keep getting told Gundam sells well but at the pace it gets prioritised I honestly wonder if that's just marketing speak to not offend Sunrise. Yes, I'm a big fan but I'm not out of touch with/unreceptive to reality. And every time any of us ask it gets treated by AL like a lead weight around their neck.
 

WMD

Railgun
As I always say I can understand why Gundam isn't their sole priority, but we're a few years away from the 10th anniversary of them getting the license.

Like we keep getting told Gundam sells well but at the pace it gets prioritised I honestly wonder if that's just marketing speak to not offend Sunrise. Yes, I'm a big fan but I'm not out of touch with/unreceptive to reality. And every time any of us ask it gets treated by AL like a lead weight around their neck.
Sunrise come across as a notoriously difficult company to work with which I feel slows things down. Getting stuff rated also means they do have to pick and chose to an extent.

I don't feel like AL treat it any differently to any other title. Every title gets announced and then they say nothing until early bird reveal. People notice with Gundam more because its a whole franchise we are expecting out of them but we really aren't privy to the details of how it all works in this case.

There have always been titles that get announced and then take years to come out. Gundam will come when it comes and unfortunately waiting is all we can do.
 

SkwigglesWorth

Adventurer
Have had awful luck with my Full metal panic IV CE 1st one arrived damaged got a replacement from AL second one the box was fine but the Blu-ray case was cracked, emailed AL like a week ago and they never responded so I need to find a spare viva elite case on my own I guess. Any of ye know where I can get a spare case?
If its just 1x4 way case your wanting you might be able to pick up a random TV series from Cex or even just second hand/new off ebay, (Arrow seprate seasons 1-5, gotham s1) (Vampire diaries 1-3/4/5 they are at least 4 way case, but can't rememer if they were 5 way)
(5 way cases: true blood 1-3, walking dead 1-4 only and only x2 5 way cases the rest are 2 disc cases)
or dragon trading via Amazon/ebay for more bulk option (but that is assuming they will actually post to Ireland) and it's still amazon and thier amazing packaging skills. (link below has links in post if intrested)

Also a previous answer of mine to a case related question:
 

ussjtrunks

School Idol
If its just 1x4 way case your wanting you might be able to pick up a random TV series from Cex or even just second hand/new off ebay, (Arrow seprate seasons 1-5, gotham s1) (Vampire diaries 1-3/4/5 they are at least 4 way case, but can't rememer if they were 5 way)
(5 way cases: true blood 1-3, walking dead 1-4 only and only x2 5 way cases the rest are 2 disc cases)
or dragon trading via Amazon/ebay for more bulk option (but that is assuming they will actually post to Ireland) and it's still amazon and thier amazing packaging skills. (link below has links in post if intrested)

Also a previous answer of mine to a case related question:
Yeah it’s a 4 disk case I dunno which series have them though, I’ll check some of the ones you mentioned on amazon

I think Gotham s1 is the cheapest at 5€, real shame AL don’t have spare Blu-ray cases though, the edges of the viva elite cases tend to crack a decent amount in shipping. Of all the blurays I have only those are the ones that crack :( how it cracked inside the box I’ll neverknow
 
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