I can only speak for myself but I liked the format for the first set, that and the Viz releases reportedly have frame skipping issues so having a different encode would be welcome.Happy to clarify - we'd continue with the same style / format as the first release of it on our side. So it'd be different encodes (hope that's okay for folks!)
Amanchu remains one of my absolute favourite AL releases, and I would pre-order both of those other two shows in a heartbeat, and re-sub to anime unlimited in the process.@anime_andrew
I've seen people ask about Yuru Camp and A Place Further Than the Universe, but I'm guessing as there's no US release it would be more difficult to release especially as there from a less popular genre.
Although you did release Amanchu! which seems similar and as far as I can tell is the only version, still haven't got round to watching it yet!
Absolutely. Day 1 purchase if there's an LE of either.Amanchu remains one of my absolute favourite AL releases, and I would pre-order both of those other two shows in a heartbeat, and re-sub to anime unlimited in the process.
Really hope someone picks up those two at some stage, A Place Further Than the Universe in particular, although Yuru Camp seems more likely.
The absence of a physical UK release of the original OVA leaves a hole in my collection that still exists to this day.Since you have licensed titles released by Discotek, is there any chance of you licensing Black Rock Shooter?
That's pretty much AL's MO at the moment. Might throw up a tweet, might not. Depends how they're feeling
Just for fun I went and checked their socials to see if they actually plug their releases...
Last time they posted on YouTube was TWO MONTHS ago.
They're pretty active on Instagram but more of as a look at these cool pics and articles as opposed to plugging their goods.
I know that sounds harsh but take a look at the All The Anime French page for the Future Boy Conan pre order they did at the same time and tell me which gets the product across better?
They're very active and promote some releases but you'd be forgiven for thinking the only thing they're releasing in 2022 is Belle.
They also post a lot of articles promoting series released by other companies which is kind of strange for a company trying to sell me goods as they come off more like an ANN style website
I know i kinda s#it on them a lot and I really don't mean it in a malicious way but seriously, they really need to up their marketing!
Just look at France and do that! You're literally the same company!!
Thanks for that. It's always interesting to get a peek behind the curtain.Hi Jon,
Just wanted to come on and say hey and introduce myself a lil, I’m the digital marketing coordinator at AL I just wanted to clear a few things up and be transparent with you guys since I really don’t want anyone to feel disappointed or underwhelmed with what we’re doing just now and I’m really sorry that you feel that way about our marketing.
- Why the change - The previous style of marketing for us was far more instantly reactive which basically led to stress around forward planning and basically having staff ending up working long hours to try their best to keep on top of everything as it came in. Though it’s taken a wee while for me, our “base” content is sorted for pretty much the rest of the year (and following years) - allowing us to finally give big love to our home video releases and super exciting theatrical projects we’ve got coming up. Although AL has expanded, it is just me really behind everything social so trying to promote 300 odd titles takes a lot of project management and we don’t just want to highlight products/constantly only sell you guys stuff - to paraphrase vin diesel “we’re a community” and we absolutely want it to feel like that to.
- Future boy Conan - so this is an interesting one, I actually conducted some A/B tests earlier this year about what graphics drive more engagement/sales - pack shot graphic/screenshot graphic/just screenshots etc. and found that it’s pretty much equal results across the board, people just want to be notified of what’s happening. Then the question becomes do we ask our designer to do more work by creating a graphic when at the end of the day, it’ll produce the same results for us. Our designer is fab and she now has wayyyyy more time on her hands to work on our branding stuff like adorable pandas.
- Re France - regretfully, we’ve only recently been focussed on coordinating things such as early birds the past few months with the FR team so pre-planning our marketing ahead of time is a lil more complex than just using what our each other is doing marketing-wise as it’s localising a lot of materials. Also, the FR team and I have different styles, like all people do, but we always try and coordinate whenever we can - our Easter sale was a good run for this and (at the very least) we plan on co-ordinating all our sales in the future as a priority.
- Communication - Again, super my bad on this as I’m still getting to grips with everything but deffo stay tuned for an announcement in the next week or so about how we’re gonna massively ramp this up going forward!
Really sorry if you feel like this is an absolute essay and fair play if you’ve even made it to the end! But again, just want to reiterate that I really don’t want you guys to feel disappointed. I’m on here now and also on the discord so always feel free to tag me and ask me anything - I’ll always try my absolute best to answer what I can!
Love, Demi x
Not an exclusive variant to us and our stock is very limited (approx 100 copies) Hope that helps!
Ah, that's nice to hear. Any interest means there is a chance. Far better than knowing there isn't a shot, so I'll take what hope I can get here. The standard edition is alright, it at least had something rather than being locked behind their platform like I initially feared, but it was one of those shows I wished had done a little more with its home video release.Re Tower of God - there's certainly interest on my side here - I loved the series and it's one of the CR Originals so I'd love to see what kind of materials lurked to make a nice edition for it...