They are identical. In fact, Madman used Manga's discs with the Manga logo and BBFC logo on the disc art, as I saw on TheJRPictures' unboxing videos (for clip 1, go to 9:25 and for clip 2, go to 1:56).I would assume the discs are identical to the Manga release as they usually share materials.
For Durarara!!x2 you might also want to take note that the OVAs are not included in the UK & Australian releases (and thus are exclusive to the JP and US sets).I've added Fate/Apocrypha to the list (MVM and Madman shared discs for this one), but I'm not sure what I should mark it as.
I've also re-listed Siren Visual's release and Anime Limited's release of Durarara!!x2 Sho as 2 separate listings (Siren Visual's is marked as red and Anime Limited's is marked as orange), as I've read from fellow forum member Professor Who on another forum that Anime Limited's release was a Justin Sevakis encode, while Siren Visual handled their own release. From Durarara x2 Ten, Anime Limited used Siren Visual's encode with the lossy audio at a lower bitrate than even their DVDs.
I've already taken note of that when I first listed them, and when I made the new listings, but thanks for the notification anyway.For Durarara!!x2 you might also want to take note that the OVAs are not included in the UK & Australian releases (and thus are exclusive to the JP and US sets).
It was released in Japan across 12 BD volumes IIRC.The one AoA DVD-only release I would like to see done on Blu-ray somewhere English-friendly is Blast of Tempest - I own the AoA DVDs but I have an 1080p fansub that looks so much better - so I guess a JP Blu-ray release does exist.
Aniplex has no involvement with the western distribution of Violet Evergarden, that goes to ABC Asahi and Kyoto Animation last I checked. Anime Limited have the license and I recommend holding out because the Madman release re-uses the Netflix translation which isn't perfect.Is Aniplex releasing Violet Evergarden? I wasn't sure who was as I was interested in the Madman release also do we know about the following series yet: God Eater, Granblue Fantasy, Grancrest War?