Overseas Cheaper Alternatives to AoA BD Releases

zrdb

Kiznaiver
Didn't really notice any, but I figure to save money you've gotta make some sacrifices so I was down with that. I don't have the money or inclination to buy super expensive anime releases when all I want to do is watch it and have physical discs.
 

BlackCondor93

Great Teacher
Following confirmation that Anime Limited's release of Plastic Memories uses Hanabee's masters, both distributors' releases are given one listing. Although I've read about Hanabee's track record in terms of release quality, I'm not marking it yet until I get proper confirmation, but chance are that it could be marked as orange.
 

NormanicGrav

Yume no Shima Shinen Kōen
AUKN Staff
Following confirmation that Anime Limited's release of Plastic Memories uses Hanabee's masters, both distributors' releases are given one listing. Although I've read about Hanabee's track record in terms of release quality, I'm not marking it yet until I get proper confirmation, but chance are that it could be marked as orange.
I have heard from Seronas on Discord that the author is better than Aldnoah Zero and Fate (he owns the Australian discs). Obviously I can't comment on the video quality since I don't have the right equipment to do an proper analysis (I will leave that to the folks on the BD forum).
 

AlexTenshi

Brigade Leader
Gurren Lagann (TV and movies) received a Blu-ray release in Australia back in 2015 by Madman, so you can add that to the list. They use the same discs as AL.

Expelled from Paradise also received an Australian release by Madman in 2016, so you can append them next to AL.

"Fate/Apocrytha" is a typo: Fate/Apocrypha is correct.

Black Butler Season 1 is missing from the list - Madman released it on Blu-ray (I believe it uses the Funimation discs for it, like what happened with FMA:B).

Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai has officially released in Australia (and very soon for UK), so that can be added to the list.

Split AL's and Madman's Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online -- I believe AL clones AoA, while Madman reduced the disc count.
 
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BlackCondor93

Great Teacher
Thanks!

I completely missed the typo for Fate/Apocrypha, so thanks for pointing it out to me.

Regarding Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai, I gave MVM's release and Madman's release 1 listing, as it seems very likely that MVM will be using Madman's discs.

As for Expelled from Paradise, I'm guessing Madman used the Anime Limited UK/@Anime France discs for their release?
 

BlackCondor93

Great Teacher
Just Passing Through had recently reviewed Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai on myReviewer, and it stated on the review that it's the rare Blu-ray disc that has issues with its audio presentation, yet JPT didn't exactly state what the issues were. All it did say following it were this:
The dialogue is clear, the stereo sound stage is put to good use bringing the show across, and the show’s music drives the story well. The actors are suited well to their characters, and the subtitles are accurately timed and free of typos.
 
Just Passing Through had recently reviewed Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai on myReviewer, and it stated on the review that it's the rare Blu-ray disc that has issues with its audio presentation, yet JPT didn't exactly state what the issues were. All it did say following it were this:
I was speaking generally. There were no issues with Rascal.
 
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