Defective or Disappointing UK Anime Discs

MD_Prometh

Brigade Leader
On-Gaku: Our Sound has bits of unsubbed dialogue, which is pretty noticeable in one scene. There's are two instances of songs which aren't subtitled, and there's also some signs which aren't translated.
 

Neil.T

Titan
On-Gaku: Our Sound has bits of unsubbed dialogue, which is pretty noticeable in one scene. There's are two instances of songs which aren't subtitled, and there's also some signs which aren't translated.
Sh*t. And I put in my pre-order for this only yesterday. 😑

Am I allowed to suggest that AL are starting to get a little sloppy, possibly as a result of trying to do too much? Everything was subbed on the SLA Online stream of the film (albeit sometimes a little on the rough side), so why not on the finished BD? Was the time not invested in actually QC'ing the disc? Honestly this seems Manga-tier careless, and a pretty unforgivable treatment of such a great film.

I'm pretty p*ssed off after reading this.
 

Magical Senshi

Straw Hat Pirate
Sh*t. And I put in my pre-order for this only yesterday. 😑

Am I allowed to suggest that AL are starting to get a little sloppy, possibly as a result of trying to do too much? Everything was subbed on the SLA Online stream of the film (albeit sometimes a little on the rough side), so why not on the finished BD? Was the time not invested in actually QC'ing the disc? Honestly this seems Manga-tier careless, and a pretty unforgivable treatment of such a great film.

I'm pretty p*ssed off after reading this.
I'm guessing the release is based on the GKIDS/Shout Factory release, and Shout Factory tend to have that issue of not being able to display multiple lines of subtitles and signs at once with their releases.
 

ChimpChimpios

Completely Average High School Student
I am sads about this was rly looking forward to watching On-Gaku (I preordered the CE)... hopefully it's not too much of an issue :/
Shame, hope it’s not too bad. I’m not bothered about song subtitles especially when they appear during an action packed scene. Wish they could be turned off
 

ChimpChimpios

Completely Average High School Student
ok, so update to this, I got the Viz US Blu-Rays Set 1 and 2 and checked to see if the errors are present, the results were very surprising

apparently the UK version is a copy of the AU Hanabee version, so this applies for both, but I'll refer to it as the UK MVM version as that's the one I have and speak for both

1. the visual glitch in a couple frames in ep 24 is not present in the US Viz version
2. the sub file error in ep 13 is not present in the US Viz version
3. the audio is way higher quality and louder in the US Viz release
4. on average, episodes are 1 GB bigger in the Viz US version than UK MVM

so this is nice and well, all my complaints resolved, but I was shocked to discover the DRASTIC difference in colors in some areas, the Viz US version is so much better, I can't even believe how they made it look so bad in the UK MVM version, it's day and night, examples in the IMGUR album
Didn’t Justin Sevakis at MediaOCD encode the US discs?
 
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Mangaranga

Za Warudo
Didn’t Justin Sevakis at MediaOCD encode the US discs?
Yes. Pretty sure the AU/UK BD is a re-encode of the discs he did for Viz so they could fit it on 2 BD50s and 2 BD25s rather than 4 BD50s.

Fairy Gone has banding issues
How severe are we talking? Appare Ranman had such severe banding that Funimation actually applied rather heavy handed debanding to it (even the JP BDs for the show are an absolute dumpster fire). It's good to a certain extent as I wouldn't mind them actually applying some post processing when it's really needed, but their approach for the title also noticeably completely wiped out detail. The German distributor handled it much better with a much more balanced approach.
 
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ChimpChimpios

Completely Average High School Student
Yes. Pretty sure the AU/UK BD is a re-encode of the discs he did for Viz so they could fit it on 2 BD50s and 2 BD25s rather than 4 BD50s.


How severe are we talking? Appare Ranman had such severe banding that Funimation actually applied rather heavy handed debanding to it (even the JP BDs for the show are an absolute dumpster fire). It's good to a certain extent as I wouldn't mind them actually applying some post processing when it's really needed, but their approach for the title also noticeably completely wiped out detail. The German distributor handled it much better with a much more balanced approach.
I noticed it in a lot of dark scenes and some in daylight scenes. Seems like a typical Funimation encode to me.
 
Got around to watching Planetes Blu-ray, and it has the 30fps to 24fps conversion issues that anime of that period converted to Blu-ray display. Noticeable in pans and especially CGI elements. Up to episode 7 so far, which I noticed has out of sync Japanese stereo. Surround track is okay.
 

NormanicGrav

At this rate, Christmas will burn
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pielover74

Completely Average High School Student
Does anyone have any advice on whether I should return and repurchase any of these from Rightstuf aka US aniplex. I'm just catching up on this thread and it would be much appreciated if there's a noticeable quality difference. My UK purchases listed: UK versions of Erased, Kill la Kill, sword art season one and all of three, full metal alchemist brotherhood, Rascal bunny girl senpai, FMAB, fate Zero, Anohana, promised never land season 1. These were all UK versions not yet opened
 
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