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Girls with Guns

Cardcaptor
Is there even the remotest update at all on AL's Blu-ray release of We Rent Tsukumogami? They announced the license quite a while ago, and then not a peep from them since. I've been really chomping at the bit for a physical release; I even imported the Japanese B2 poster for the series. I don't want to see that series dropped from being released.

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Yami

Thousand Master
So, I have Future Boy Conan (Part 1) in hand and it's a beauty. When it was first revealed, I was a bit disappointed that it didn't use the art from the Japanese set but this has a nice, subtle embossing that actually looks quite classy and the silhouette style reminds me of the Japanese Ghibli Blu-Rays. Hopefully if/when Anime Limited licence other very early Miyazaki/Takahata like Anne of Green Gables, Marco, Panda Go Panda etc. then they can have a consistent art style like this one.

As for what's on the disc - I've only sampled the first couple of episodes as I'm saving it until Part 2 is out but what I've seen is very pleasing. It's not going to blow anyone's socks off as a 4K reference disc - it's a TV production from 1978 and in that sense it was a surprising choice as the first anime series to be released on the format. However, while there's some damage as you'd expect, it still looks pretty splendid at its best and certainly the definitive presentation of the series.

As a minor gripe, I can't find any way of watching with the original Japanese credits. The English credits are pretty well done and the font matching to the original Japanese is a nice touch but I would have obviously opted for the originals if I had a choice, and it always seems awkward to have English dub credits despite watching in Japanese

As for the series itself, I'll save further commentary for after Part 2 but - as I've said for many years- this is an essential Miyazaki work and practically every theme, if not every recurring element in his later feature film career, can be traced back to this, the Miyazaki urtext. I won't go as far as claiming that it's altogether his best work - his later films are understandably more polished and more refined but there's an appeal in and of itself in Conan's roughness, its freshness; it's the work of a filmmaker putting his ideas out there, who doesn't know if he's ever going to get to do so ever again. Its release here is long overdue. Thank you, Anime Ltd.
 

NewishType

Brigade Leader

RadFemHedonist

Pokémon Master
Finally recieved an email about my replacements for my damaged Eva discs, which is great and all, what's not so great is that I was sent the email with 17 other peoples full names and email addresses in the To: section. That's uh... not how you wanna be sending emails to your customers guys...

So that's why I've been receiving so many emails for penis enlargement services and sketchy life insurance lately (and I don't even have a penis! Nor am I in need of life insurance, as I am, in fact, an unusually coherent zombie) 🤔
 

Vincentdante

Cardcaptor
Finally recieved an email about my replacements for my damaged Eva discs, which is great and all, what's not so great is that I was sent the email with almost 20 other peoples full names and email addresses in the To: section. That's uh... not how you wanna be sending emails to your customers guys...
Yikes, in my line of work that's called a data breach
 
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