The reason given in the email is as follows.I am truly shocked. What could possibly have happened between Friday and today that meant it could not achieve its release date yesterday?
Anime Limited said:Unfortunately, we've been informed of delays to the production of print elements of this title. As such, the release date has been moved to the date noted above. We're still expecting stock to arrive prior to this date, and your order will ship as soon as completed stock arrives at our fulfilment centre.
There is something REALLY wrong if you don't know if you're going to hit the release date by the release date. It's one thing if you know like a week or two before but on or past the release date and only then you let on.Looking at the conversation history, it is quite silly that they couldn't anticipate a delay as late as last Thursday.
Yeah, that is crazy. The only explanation I can think off is that they don't keep tabs on the manufactuing side and just "hope it turns up in time"There is something REALLY wrong if you don't know if you're going to hit the release date by the release date. It's one thing if you know like a week or two before but on or past the release date and only then you let on.
Something doesn't add up. Are we to believe that AL are at the mercy of evety other company from Japanese originators to the disc manufacturers?
I think most of us have a right to complain because we financially support the products. I've said over and over I have gratitude to multiple individuals in the company who have gone out of their way to help me but the state of their releases is ridiculous. All of us know at the end of the day it's just cartoons but this is our passion and purchases. It should not be this much drama essentially every time and people aren't wrong to call that out.If you all complain enough maybe AL will finally just give up and decide to close-up shop - or sell their business to Sony...
Yeah, that is crazy. The only explanation I can think off is that they don't keep tabs on the manufactuing side and just "hope it turns up in time"
Brexit has come for the Gundam. It truly is my white whale.
- paper & cardboard shortages
- labour shortages, partly due to covid
Some weeks ago I was informed that a major pressing plant in Europe claimed they "lost" a palette full of anime Blu-rays - whilest in fact they were just weeks behind schedule.
And it's not just Anime Limited:
Even Discotek, who usually delivered their stuff 3-6 weeks ahead to schedule to rightstuf failed for some titles.
- Crunchyroll USA (Funimation) had recently more "public" delays than ever since I remember
- Crunchyroll UK (Manga Entertainment) managed to get their releases out on time earlier this year, but are now again in their "usual" delays
- MVM had several delays
- did I even mention Media Blasters?
Most German companies are also affected by delays - and the same applies for most English language manga and novel publishers.
On Nov 16, 2015, Dybex (Belgium / France) announced Yu Yu Hakusho on Blu-ray. Later they claimed it the "25th anniversary Edition"... it's 3 weeks until the 30th anniversary and it's still not out yet
ah, i didn't even think to factor covid and Andrew did say that's why they weren't at Comic-Con in may and why they won't be in October, plus they did acknowledge Brexit as a factor in cloud matsuri.
you know what, I've said before would like to talk to a representative here regarding certain thing's but now i really would be grateful for anyone from AL like @anime_andrew to just talk about anything fun. if nothing else because i'm curious if there just worried about a hostile response and one of the reason's i signed up was because of the communication with the industry and i'd hate to lose good communication and because i think we're all just fans of anime at the end of the day.
maybe I'm overstepping myself but i just want to have fun and stop hostility, we'll still get out items.