Eh, sounds like planet-ess to me.Does sound like it.
Planetes would be my guess since it was a Beez licence and is a Sunrise title, so presumably Andrew has connections there. Maybe a bit much to hope five years down the line though...Unless it was Lain, I which case MVM beat them to the punch, I don't think any have a UK Blu-ray?
It’s not a series I’d even be particularly interested in owning anyway but still, I think it should be available for those who would be. You’re probably aware of my views on these issues by now, which is that fantasy and fiction shouldn’t be subject to banning or censorship. In the case of animated content there’s not even a question of subjecting child actors to potentially dodgy situations - It’s total fantasy and while I’m generally open to looking at arguments from both sides, the idea that fictional drawn, animated or written content can be dangerous is just so insane and archaic to me I really don’t understand the people who believe it. The BBFC’s views on anime are wildly inconsistent anyway, they mandated that single frame cut of Geass but let through Made in Abyss uncut...I just find it funny how Anime Limited were against releasing it and then out of nowhere they (and Funimation) attempt to bring it over here. Granted it would have benefited Marvelous Europe because it's a multimedia project title (i.e. has an anime series and video game), but in the end it was too much. Luckily the Essentials release is cheap (though region locked). Senran Kagura Shinovi Master may get a mini cut due to little Kagura but other than that, that series would land fine over here.
Should bad laws be obeyed though? Perhaps a bit of a general question to ask here, but I feel that if a law is stupid or wrong it should probably be ignored, if not purposely broken. It’s not like the people who make the laws have any more moral authority or are any less fallible than anyone else. They’re not gods, much as they might like to be thought of that way.Kaze’s release was illegal tbh. I’m still amazed they got away with it.
It's literally a 1-2 second background where when Shirley is talking in the changing room a girl who looks somewhat underaged is getting changed. (Though if shes in the same school as Lelouch and Shirley then shes obviously not underaged)I have watched Code Glass twice and I can't remember the image.
This is genuinely possible. Code Geass (and Paranoia Agent) could just have been unlucky to land in the lap of someone at the BBFC who holds a generally negative view of anime as a medium. But there doesn't seem to be any mechanism whereby the distributor can protest the body's findings and have it viewed again by another member for a second opinion. And this, to me, is a huge failing and quite worrisome.Maybe someone was in a bad mood and were pausing it throughout the episode just looking for something.
They're a law unto themselves, and that's probably the worst part. Harking back to that old discussion you linked Neil, a reminder that in the end, the only kind of drawn pornographic content the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 rendered specifically illegal was hardcore loli/shotacon. Decisions about anything softer than that are being taken by the BBFC using their own discretion and they are in no way forced to make them by any laws. They're an independent morality police, without any oversight, regulating what legal adults in the UK are and aren't allowed to see.there doesn't seem to be any mechanism whereby the distributor can protest the body's findings and have it viewed again by another member for a second opinion. And this, to me, is a huge failing and quite worrisome.
I’d be interested to know more about this. While I’m aware it’s easily possible to extract more detail from hand drawn anime (because the cels are huge even compared to film, and they were usually transferred to film) and in the case of 3D animation and flash it can simply be rendered out at a higher resolution, I realise I don’t actually know much about digitally drawn animation. I always presumed the reason early 2000s anime looks like crap on Blu-ray (Azumanga Daioh, Haibane Renmei etc.) was because it was originally drawn digitally at a low resolution and there was no more detail, so upscaling was the best they could do - Is that not the case?As for "digital anime would have to be remade to go above the resolution it was created at"- nope. It would have to be re-composited, but that's only assuming the base files still exist.