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Do you know what this sentence means for kill la kill? Hardsubbed captions in the series can be see as a fault by some people. Does that mean you can’t turn off subs when watching dubbed?
I know. 🖐️

It doesn't mean that, no. You know that big red Japanese kanji lettering that's like it's part of the scenery in the show and gives the names of characters and such? Well, on discs 1 and 2 (out of five total) of the region-2 (Anime Limited in the UK/Madman in Australia) Blu-ray/DVD release of Kill la Kill, that lettering has English-language text over the top of it that's actually part of the video and can't be removed by turning the subtitles off. Discs 3 to 5, though, have these captions coded as part of the subtitle track instead and can thus be turned off.

Does that help?
 

pielover74

Completely Average High School Student
I know. 🖐️

It doesn't mean that, no. You know that big red Japanese kanji lettering that's like it's part of the scenery in the show and gives the names of characters and such? Well, on discs 1 and 2 (out of five total) of the region-2 (Anime Limited in the UK/Madman in Australia) Blu-ray/DVD release of Kill la Kill, that lettering has English-language text over the top of it that's actually part of the video and can't be removed by turning the subtitles off. Discs 3 to 5, though, have these captions coded as part of the subtitle track instead and can thus be turned off.

Does that help?
It does! Thank you so much :)
 

RonJB

Great Teacher
Very happy to see Kanon up for pre-order. Will have to check my bank balance before checkout to see if I've gone over my (personal) budget for this month (probably). Would have preferred Blu Ray, but anything's gotta be better than the dodgy Chinese version I just watched.
 

RadFemHedonist

Dragon Knight
That's from the earlier Toei adaptation. MVM will be releasing the 2006 Kyoto Animation series which is most assuredly free of QUALITY issues.

I quite liked Kanon back in the day, a lot more than I did Clannad. Not buying on DVD though.

Yeah I thought so - I've seen Kanon 2006 at least like, 4 or 5 times and the animation all looked gorgeous :)
 

ManiacB

Brigade Leader
It is also true though that Air, Kanon and Clannad (and Little Busters, Rewrite etc) all do have a certain "style" where the characters have very big eyes, with their mouths unusually close to them. Itaru Hinoue was Key's character designer for most of these and she does have a "distinct" style with her designs. It has never bothered me personally, but I've known people who just refuse to watch these shows because they hate the art style so much :(

It's more pronounced in the original Visual Novels, e.g. Kanon and Air:

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I think KyoAni in particular managed to find a sweet spot between the original character designs and making them work in anime (looks like Toei didn't do it particularly well, never saw their versions of Kanon and Air and I'm in no hurry to lol), but they still have their haters. Oh well, can't please everyone :p
 

RadFemHedonist

Dragon Knight
It is also true though that Air, Kanon and Clannad (and Little Busters, Rewrite etc) all do have a certain "style" where the characters have very big eyes, with their mouths unusually close to them. Itaru Hinoue was Key's character designer for most of these and she does have a "distinct" style with her designs. It has never bothered me personally, but I've known people who just refuse to watch these shows because they hate the art style so much :(

It's more pronounced in the original Visual Novels, e.g. Kanon and Air:


I think KyoAni in particular managed to find a sweet spot between the original character designs and making them work in anime (looks like Toei didn't do it particularly well, never saw their versions of Kanon and Air and I'm in no hurry to lol), but they still have their haters. Oh well, can't please everyone :p

Yeah I was gonna put a caveat about that in my previous post but decided I wouldn't bother :)
 

Oldmario

Thousand Master
with their DVD releases do MVM have to release them in PAL? i wouldn't mind a Mezzo DSA release if they were able to do it in NTSC, it was rated by ADV in the past so it'd probably save them rating fees there atleast
 
with their DVD releases do MVM have to release them in PAL? i wouldn't mind a Mezzo DSA release if they were able to do it in NTSC, it was rated by ADV in the past so it'd probably save them rating fees there atleast
No, MVM are not required to release DVDs in PAL. They have done NTSC discs before, whenever a US release exists, but an Australian PAL release doesn't, or an Australian release is in NTSC. Rarely, MVM would use a US NTSC DVD release instead of an Australian PAL release (in the case of Skip Beat, where Pied Piper's discs were used instead of Hanabee's for both DVD and Blu-ray). MVM authored DVDs however (e.g. Flip Flappers, Grimoire of Zero) were done in PAL.
 

Relaxo

Straw Hat Pirate
It also depends on the license holder. Some prohibited NTSC Region 2 releases in the past, as they would share the same region coding as Japan. This resulted in some Anime Ltd's titles that were announced as combo-packs to be released Blu-ray-only.
 

sniper_samurai

Za Warudo
It also depends on the license holder. Some prohibited NTSC Region 2 releases in the past, as they would share the same region coding as Japan. This resulted in some Anime Ltd's titles that were announced as combo-packs to be released Blu-ray-only.
It's also the reason why there are no Gundam dvds.
 
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