Expo Licenses & News

Joshawott

Monsieur Monster
AUKN Staff
Ah okay, that makes sense. I was always confused about how we're the same region as Japan but don't get screwed over with releases as much as America has with blu-rays. Would also explain why MangaUK weren't allowed to release NTSC DVDs, despite my old TV-VCR-DVD combi playing NTSC properly.

But then...who is MangaUK getting the PAL masters from?
 
Only thing I can think of is if Madman are releasing Strike Witches 2, and just like the US plan a Blu-release, but have to sit on it for the same reasons. That could mean that they have the PAL assets for the DVDs, but have to wait to release it simultaneously.

The fly in that ointment is that they didn't release a Blu of Season 1.
 

Titan

Time-Traveller
Just Passing Through said:
Titan said:
Just Passing Through said:
The fly in that ointment is that they didn't release a Blu of Season 1.
31st July, Assuming there's no more delays.
I meant Madman Entertainment, but interesting to hear that the US release is only happening now. I was sure that it was initially released on BD when the DVDs came out.
If Funamation author their blu-ray discs regions A & B then Madman will usually import the Funi blu-rays, slap the aussie age certificate and company logos on them, and release it a couple of months after Funi’s release.
Or something along those lines.
 

Joshawott

Monsieur Monster
AUKN Staff
Titan said:
Just Passing Through said:
Titan said:
Just Passing Through said:
The fly in that ointment is that they didn't release a Blu of Season 1.
31st July, Assuming there's no more delays.
I meant Madman Entertainment, but interesting to hear that the US release is only happening now. I was sure that it was initially released on BD when the DVDs came out.
If Funamation author their blu-ray discs regions A & B then Madman will usually import the Funi blu-rays, slap the aussie age certificate and company logos on them, and release it a couple of months after Funi’s release.
Or something along those lines.
Shame the BBFC won't let companies do that here...
 

Y-San

Shinki
Didn't MVM license Heaven's lost property at some point last year? I can't remember for the life of me, but I'm pretty sure it came up last time licenses were discussed, at least.
 

ilmaestro

State Alchemist
MANGA/KAZE:

Q&A time. Black Rock Shooter is tough to license as it's designed to sell figures, which UK distributors don't do!
I don't really understand this (and no, my small army of BRS figures is not influencing my following opinion at all >_>) - do you mean that the Japanese end is asking for unrealistic license fees, since they expect you to be able to make money off merchandise?

Because if you just mean in terms of the show content, it is hardly comparable to the Transformers cartoons and such, where the actual creative direction of the series was geared towards selling toys. They just made an excellent emotional drama series, using BRS characters and related settings. I already had several BRS figures ordered before the anime even aired!

Berserk Movies - Kaze UK will start releasing these films from December 31st. First movie will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray, working towards a Collectors Edition as well.
Are you SRS? Because this is top tier news even in comparison to some of the other impressive announcements I have caught up on today.

Just Passing Through said:
For people talking about Anime on Demand they won't have anything to announce for a few weeks yet, so stay tuned for big news in the future!
From UK Anime Twitter
erk. Even I'm getting to the point where I'm expecting to be offered a free season or so on the end of my current subscription, given CR's immense effort this season, the lack of AoD has perversely been felt even harder by comparison.

kaze_andrew said:
VoxPhantom said:
So Kaze"s panel was just 45 minutes of chat about Berserk? Disappointing.
Well to be fair it was originally billed as a Berserk panel so I had no idea what people expected.
:lol: I guess sometimes you just can't win.
 

ilmaestro

State Alchemist
ayase said:
What were some of your reasons for choosing DVD over BD if you don't mind me asking Rui?
Oh my days, the rogue seiyuu-related extras that I imagine Rui tearing her hair out over potentially missing. :lol:
 
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