UK Anime Distributor Anime Limited Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Anime Industry Discussion' started by britguy, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. Jaysgba

    Jaysgba Thousand Master

    They never list french as an option on the UK site so we don't get tempted to import from All The Anime France every time their release is months ahead of ours because Anime Limited.
     
  2. thedoctor2016

    thedoctor2016 Dragon Knight

    Like maybe SAO?
     
  3. anime_andrew

    anime_andrew Anime Limited Representative Industry Representative

    Hahaha - that disc is definitely not dual language but by all means buy it and find out :D!
     
  4. Iluvatar

    Iluvatar Kiznaiver

    No, I have SAO Ordinal Scale from French AL and It does not have English sub/dub on it.
    On the contrary Hirune Hime/Napping Princess does have English Sub/Dub, so if you want you can order that movie right now from the french branch.
     
  5. Luna

    Luna School Idol

    French is also not listed for Gankutsuou, but that one has had shared discs afaik.
    (As does perhaps some Gundams, too, given their French image even has the PG rating logo.)
     
  6. The Gundam Movie Trilogy and Zeta Gundam share discs afaik.
     
  7. Jaysgba

    Jaysgba Thousand Master

    I'll be importing the US Hirune Hime for bonus features not on a PAL DVD.
     
  8. Luna

    Luna School Idol

    Does this apply to Grimgar, too? Or do I have to double dip to find out? .-.
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2018 at 7:40 PM
  9. ChristmasPenguin

    ChristmasPenguin Completely Average High School Student

    You can buy the standard edition on Amazon Japan for 50 quid including customs and shipping.
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2018 at 11:23 AM
  10. Lambadelta

    Lambadelta Stand User

    Not the version AL sold. The Collector's Edition is a bandai visual store thing that costs 9259 (£60) + fees to have it forwarded to the UK so £4 + shipping. This is why ordering through AL was easier since they were dealing with bandai directly.

    The above link is fine if u want the standard edition.
     
  11. Lambadelta

    Lambadelta Stand User

    Yet if someone wants the Collector's Edition they need to know it isn't the same item.

    This is a forum filled with collectors at the end of the day.
     
  12. ayase

    ayase Godhand

    I've wondered this for a while but perhaps I can actually get the answer simply by asking you or another AL rep Andrew - Is there a reason your dual language English/French releases are not publicised as such, not even just on the boxes? (I'd totally have bought the Gundam Movies box, which I missed out on the limited UK stock of, off the shelf in France last year if it had said it contained English subs on the back of the box) I mean, ultimately a sale for @Anime is a sale for Anime Limited, right? And you must have permission from the licensor to release multi-language discs in this way (I'm guessing the reason you don't do so with most of them is because you're not allowed in those cases). I just wonder why in the instances where it does happen, it almost seems hidden from buyers of such releases in both countries.
     
  13. thedoctor2016

    thedoctor2016 Dragon Knight

    It does seem to be to stop importation.
    And my jokey comment about SAO was referring to what Jeremy told me on Twitter it is the same box but with different discs (in Grimgar’s case) so im assuming SAO is that same case
     
  14. Luna

    Luna School Idol

    Oh, do does that Twitter comment confirm then, that Grimgar is not having shared discs?
     
  15. thedoctor2016

    thedoctor2016 Dragon Knight

    Yeah it does.
     
  16. anime_andrew

    anime_andrew Anime Limited Representative Industry Representative

    That's really unfortunate - because as you should know by now - any DVD we release is NTSC for starters (or at least as far as I can humanly remember anyway). So effectively you're doing yourself out of a really nice edition for an imaginary slight.

    In fact actually ask yourself this - when have we released PAL DVDs in the last 2 years? We actually remove DVD when we have to due to restrictions on colour formats (aka Daimidaler, Prison School, Heavy Object etc) - so why on earth would we start making PAL DVDs now by choice...?

    Hopefully this helps change your mind :).

    AP
     
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  17. Jaysgba

    Jaysgba Thousand Master

    I could've sworn the last time France took the lead and bonus features were shoved on a DVD for the UK was a PAL DVD; Miss Hokusai. I'll concede I may be wrong on that one though as I skipped that release - for a different reason though, the lack of the English dub.
     
  18. Yami

    Yami Great Teacher

    Belladonna of Sadness made #3 on Little White Lies magazine's 30 best releases of 2017

    [​IMG]
     
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  19. ayase

    ayase Godhand

    It's all very well and good speculating as to why, but I was more interested to know if AL could just tell us why. Given that in the case of the Gundam Movies, it's no longer available in the UK but is readily available in France, I'd have thought UK buyers importing would be good for their sales so it would be better to publicise it than not. Unless the licence contracts are like really, really convoluted in their specifications. Which I'd totally accept as an answer because I know that's a distinct possibility.
     
  20. Buzzkillington

    Buzzkillington Death Scythe

    You know what I'd like to know? What shows that they announced they won't be releasing anymore... Seems kinda silly to me that they haven't let people know tbh. I mean maybe I missed the list, and if so could someone point me to it as I'd like to know if Kiznaiver is actually coming (I assume not at this point).