Different distributors, different special editions

Discussion in 'Anime Industry Discussion' started by Watanabe Ken, Feb 24, 2017.

  1. Watanabe Ken

    Watanabe Ken Great Teacher

    Mvm don't have the staff but it doesn't stop them e.g lull in the sea
  2. Lambadelta

    Lambadelta Thousand Master

    A Lull in the Sea was a clone of NISA's set. Meaning there wasn't really any work to put into it other than preparing manufactoring for the materials/set.

    We should be comparing this instead to Anime Limited who alot of the time translate the JP booklets from their LEs, and they offer the set at the same price Manga want. Same amount of effort required yet one doesn't want to do it to charge the price
  3. crashmatt

    crashmatt Thousand Master

    A Lull in the sea was a direct Copy of the NISA set and MVM don't make their own art books though they deserve credit for bringing this over. If Manga Had access to Sentai's art book they could have done a scaled down version which would have been fine.
  4. Watanabe Ken

    Watanabe Ken Great Teacher

    They probably due have access to material for a artbook they just to lazy to even try mvm gave us a sound track art cards and duel format collectors edition with no game no life at a reasonable price and they said they tried to get trading cards for it but the company didn't get back to them and there only a two man team compared to that manga attempt at a collectors edition is a sick joke I would rather they just stop trying and gave us a cheap standard edition
  5. Rui

    Rui Karamatsu Boy Administrator

    I believe A Lull In The Sea was more than a clone; MVM participated (presumably financially) in the creation of the US edition itself then brought the same materials across for us with a few minor changes on the box. It's a shame NISA have gone silent as I'd have loved to see more experiments pooling the resources of the UK/Australian/US companies to make a great product for everyone rather than letting the US do whatever and feeding off what remains.

    Manganimatsu tend to use existing assets created for the US but when they make their own stuff it hasn't always worked so well. They don't value the same things in a CE that most(?) buyers seem to.

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  6. Watanabe Ken

    Watanabe Ken Great Teacher

    The difference between mvm standard blu ray and collectors edition of monthly girls is £10 but that also include a artbox and dvds. But I'm sure anime limited would come up with an excuse to charge an arm and a leg for it.
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  7. Robbl

    Robbl Student Council President

    MVM just copies already released releases don't they? They don't put much work into them except placing their logo on it and making the art cases thinner.
  8. Shiroi Hane

    Shiroi Hane Dragon Knight

    Whose release did they copy for Garden of Sinners?
  9. Jaysgba

    Jaysgba Thousand Master

    They also release them dirt cheap, at the same time as the standard editions, not months in advance, you can't forget that.
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  10. thedoctor2016

    thedoctor2016 Dragon Knight

  11. Watanabe Ken

    Watanabe Ken Great Teacher

    From a quick check of my space dandy and no game no life artboxs I can see no difference in sturdyness as for the logo I couldn't care less I'd rather save the money than have a clear spine
  12. Watanabe Ken

    Watanabe Ken Great Teacher

    And don't forget about
    Your also forgetting about there collectors edition of berserk they actually gave us a chipboard box unlike the madman who got a flimsy cardboard box and it was only £35 madman release is going for about £59 on there site
  13. sniper_samurai

    sniper_samurai Straw Hat Pirate

    Still a copied release, no new/alternate assets required for approval.
  14. Jaysgba

    Jaysgba Thousand Master

    And pretty much everyone only paid £28 for Berserk anyway thanks to the January sale.
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  15. Lambadelta

    Lambadelta Thousand Master

    Space Dandy is an AL release not an MVM.

    NGNL box is smaller as it doesn't include the extras box that the US got.
  16. Watanabe Ken

    Watanabe Ken Great Teacher

    Yeah I know he said MVM artboxs are thinner than Anime Limiteds boxs so I check one of each. By the way the no game no life box is bigger than the space dandy one and just as sturdy
  17. Robbl

    Robbl Student Council President

    @Watanabe Ken
    Let's take A Lull in the Sea for example which they supposedly co-produced with NISA

    NISA release:

    MVM release:
  18. Watanabe Ken

    Watanabe Ken Great Teacher

    That a Nisa release not a Al so it's not relevant
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  19. Watanabe Ken

    Watanabe Ken Great Teacher

    Also why do you have both?
  20. Robbl

    Robbl Student Council President

    That wasn't the point. The point was why MVM's releases are cheap.

    I don't. The NISA picture is from someone else on this forum. The MVM picture is my copy.