UK Anime Distributor MVM Entertainment Discussion Thread

MVM

MVM Representative
Industry Representative
Grr. Not again.

I received my copy of Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun from MVM's Deal of the Week, but disc 2 (the right-hand one) was loose in the case because it hadn't been pressed down properly onto the hub. Thankfully it was unmarked, though.

Are the discs packed mechanically or by hand, does anyone know? Either way, MVM's right-hand discs aren't always being secured properly.

I've gotten away with it most times (no scratches on Is This a Zombie?; only light scratches on Arakawa Under the Bridge), but disc 2 of my copy of Waiting in the Summer is scuffed because of that. :(

On a positive note, I love the disc artwork for Nozaki-kun. It's inspired.
We're sorry to hear about your luck with the discs - if the discs ever give you a problem with playing feel free to contact us and we will happily send a replacement disc.

In regards to the discs being packed, it's done mechanically. It does happen sometimes [and sometimes the discs are pushed on too hard] but obviously happens with all manufacturing.
 
Thanks very much, @MVM. :)

I've always found your customer service to be outstanding, so I feel bad for griping about that. I've only ever had one faulty disc form yourselves (disc 1 of Patlabor). I emailed about it, got a reply the same day (as always), and a replacement disc arrived in the post the very next morning. And that was despite the fact that I didn't even discover the fault with the original disc until finally removing the wrapper several months after I received the item.

I also got a next-day replacement of an item which Royal Mail damaged in transit, after another same-day email reply from yourselves.

So your customer care is exemplary. I feel bad for griping now. :D
 
So I got my copy of Kids on the Slope. With a loose disc.



It's completely undamaged but came close to falling out onto the floor when I opened the case. It wasn't rattling around inside, so it must have gotten wedged.
 

bakum4tsu

Pokémon Master
So I got my copy of Kids on the Slope. With a loose disc.



It's completely undamaged but came close to falling out onto the floor when I opened the case. It wasn't rattling around inside, so it must have gotten wedged.
Again!!?? You're not lucky at all about loose discs...

I'm pretty sure I've seen you complaing before about loose discs... If not, sorry, it was someone else.
 
Again!!?? You're not lucky at all about loose discs...

I'm pretty sure I've seen you complaing before about loose discs... If not, sorry, it was someone else.
No, that was probably me, buddy. :p

I mean, loose discs do a disservice to MVM, too. I'd hate for them to have to bust open a copy of something just to scavenge a replacement disc. That means one less copy to sell, and I shudder to think how many copies they have to sell just to break even, when you add in BBFC fees and whatnot. £7 per minute of footage? Outrageous.

That's the unhinged spirit of jazz, surely!
Did you just mention the Spirit of Jazz? ;)

Yorkshire, New Orleans... It's all the same to me, baby.
 

NormanicGrav

And you thought there is never a Grav online
Moderator
Since I've done one for Anime Limited and Manga Animatsu, here's one for MVM.

Released:

-- Television Shows --
.hack//Quantum - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
11 Eyes - Standard DVD [Sub]
Accel World - Standard Blu-ray & DVD (2 parts & complete (BD: no complete)) [Sub/Dub]
The Ambition of Oda Nobuna - Standard Blu-ray & DVD [Sub/Dub]
Amnesia - Standard Blu-ray & DVD [Sub]
Another - Standard Blu-ray & DVD [Sub/Dub]
Arakawa Under the Bridge - Standard DVD [Sub]
Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge - Standard DVD [Sub]
Arakawa Under the Bridge / Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge - Standard DVD [Sub]
Bakemonogatari - Standard Blu-ray & DVD (2 parts & complete) [Sub]
Basilisk - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Battle Girls: Time Paradox - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Berserk - CE Blu-ray, Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Black Cat - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Blade of the Immortal - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Blast of Tempest - Standard DVD (2 parts & complete) [Sub]
Bodacious Space Pirates - Standard Blu-ray & DVD (2 parts (BD: no parts) & complete) [Sub/Dub]
Broken Blade - Standard Blu-ray & DVD [Sub/Dub]
BTOOOM! - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Burst Angel - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
C: The Money and Soul of Possibility Control - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Campione! - Standard Blu-ray & DVD [Sub/Dub]
Canaan - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Captain Earth - Standard Blu-ray & DVD (2 parts & complete (BD: no complete)) [Sub]
Chobits - Standard Blu-ray & DVD [Sub/Dub]
Chrome Shelled Regios - Standard DVD (2 parts & complete) [Sub/Dub]
Daphne in the Brilliant Blue - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Desert Punk - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Devil Survivor 2 the Animation - Standard Blu-ray & DVD [Sub/Dub]
Disgaea - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Dream Eater Merry - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
The Eccentric Family - CE Blu-ray [Sub]
ef ~ A Tale of Melodies - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
ef ~ A Tale of Memories - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
ef ~ A Tale of Memories & Melodies - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Ergo Proxy - Standard Blu-ray & DVD [Sub/Dub]
The Familiar of Zero [Season 1] - Standard Blu-ray & DVD [Sub/Dub]
The Familiar of Zero [Season 2] - Standard Blu-ray & DVD [Sub]
The Familiar of Zero [Season 3] - Standard Blu-ray & DVD [Sub]
The Familiar of Zero [Season 4] - Standard Blu-ray & DVD [Sub]
Fate/stay night (2006) - Standard Blu-ray & DVD [Sub/Dub]
Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works] - CE Blu-ray (2 parts), Standard DVD (2 parts) [Sub/Dub]
Fate/zero - CE Blu-ray & DVD (part 1), Standard Blu-ray & DVD (2 parts) [Sub/Dub]
FLCL - Standard Blu-ray & DVD [Sub/Dub]
The Flowers of Evil - Standard DVD [Sub]
From the New World - Standard Blu-ray & DVD (2 parts & complete (BD: no complete)) [Sub/Dub]
Fruits Basket - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Ga-Rei: Zero - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Gantz - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Girls und Panzer - Standard Blu-ray & DVD [Sub/Dub]
Gravitation - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Gungrave - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Gunparade March - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Haibane Renmei - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East [Season 1] - Standard Blu-ray & DVD [Sub/Dub]
Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East [Season 2] - Standard Blu-ray & DVD [Sub/Dub]
Hakuoki [Season 1] - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Hakuoki [Season 2] - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Hakuoki [Season 3] - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Heaven's Memo Pad - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Hidamari Sketch [Season 1] - Standard Blu-ray & DVD [Sub]
Ikki Tousen: Battle Vixens - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Ikki Tousen: Dragon Destiny - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Ikki Tousen: Xtreme Xecutor - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Infinite Stratos [Season 1] - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Infinite Stratos [Season 2] - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Inu x Boku Secret Service - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Invaders Of The Rokujyoma - Standard Blu-ray & DVD [Sub]
Iria: Zeiram the Animation - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Is This A Zombie? - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Is This A Zombie? of the Dead - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Kamisama Dolls - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Kamisama Kiss [Season 1] - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Kamisama Kiss [Season 2] - Standard Blu-ray & DVD [Sub/Dub]
Kampfer - Standard Blu-ray & DVD [Sub]
Kiddy Grade - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Kids on the Slope - Standard Blu-ray & DVD [Sub/Dub]
Kill Me Baby - Standard Blu-ray & DVD [Sub/Dub]
Kokoro Connect - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
La storia della Arcana Famiglia - Standard DVD [Sub]
Linebarrels of Iron - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Log Horizon [Season 1] - Standard Blu-ray & DVD (2 parts) [Sub/Dub]
Log Horizon [Season 2] - Standard Blu-ray & DVD (2 parts) [Sub/Dub]
Love Hina - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Love Live! School Idol Project [Season 1] - CE Blu-ray & DVD, Standard DVD [Sub/Dub (not on CE DVD)]
Love Live! School Idol Project [Season 2] - CE Blu-ray, Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Love, Election & Chocolate - Standard Blu-ray & DVD [Sub]
A Lull in the Sea - CE Combo, Standard DVD (2 parts) [Sub/Dub]
Mahoromatic: Something More Beautiful - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Maid-Sama! - Standard Blu-ray & DVD (2 parts (BD: no parts) & complete) [Sub/Dub]
Majikoi-Oh! Samurai Girls - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Mayo Chiki - Standard DVD [Sub]
Michiko & Hatchin - Standard DVD (2 parts & complete) [Sub/Dub]
Monogatari: Second Season - Standard Blu-ray & DVD (Neko White, Kabuki, Otori, Oni, Koi, Hana) [Sub]
Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun - CE Combo, Standard Blu-ray & DVD [Sub/Dub]
Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit - Standard DVD (2 parts & complete) [Sub/Dub]
Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse - Standard Blu-ray & DVD (2 parts) [Sub/Dub]
Mysterious Girlfriend X - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Needless - Standard DVD (2 parts & complete) [Sub/Dub]
Nekomonogatari Black - Standard Blu-ray & DVD [Sub]
Night Raid 1931 - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Nightwalker - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Ninja Scroll - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Nisemonogatari - Standard Blu-ray & DVD (2 parts & complete) [Sub]
No Game No Life - CE Combo, Standard Blu-ray & DVD [Sub/Dub]
Nobunaga the Fool - Standard Blu-ray & DVD (2 parts) [Sub/Dub]
Nyan Koi - Standard Blu-ray & DVD [Sub/Dub]
Oreimo [Season 1] - Standard DVD [Sub]
Oreimo [Season 2] - Standard DVD [Sub]
Outbreak Company - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Owarimonogatari - Standard Blu-ray & DVD (part 1) [Sub]
Paranoia Agent - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Pet Shop Of Horrors - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Photo Kano - Standard Blu-ray & DVD [Sub]
Pumpkin Scissors - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
RE-KAN! - Standard Blu-ray & DVD [Sub]
Red Garden - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Requiem From The Darkness - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Romeo X Juliet - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Rosario+Vampire [Season 1] - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Rosario+Vampire Capu-2 - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Rozen Maiden / Rozen Maiden: Traumend - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Rozen Maiden: Ouverture - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Rozen Maiden: Zuruckspulen - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Saiyuki Reload - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Sakura Trick - Standard Blu-ray & DVD [Sub]
Samurai 7 - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Samurai Champloo - Standard Blu-ray & DVD [Sub/Dub]
Samurai Deeper Kyo - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Samurai Harem - Standard DVD [Sub]
Sankarea: Undying Love - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Sasami-San@Ganbaranai - Standard Blu-ray & DVD [Sub]
Shakugan no Shana [Season 1] - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Shakugan no Shana [Season 2] - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Shangri-La - Standard DVD (2 parts & complete) [Sub/Dub]
The Slayers [Season 1] - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
The Slayers NEXT - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
The Slayers Try - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
The Slayers Revolution - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
The Slayers Evolution-R - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
So, I Can't Play H - Standard DVD [Sub]
Solty Rei - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Speed Grapher - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Starship Operators - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Super Sonico the Animation - Standard Blu-ray & DVD [Sub/Dub]
Toradora! - Standard Blu-ray & DVD [Sub/Dub]
The Tower of Druaga - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Trigun - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Trinity Blood - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Tsukihime: Lunar Legend - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Tsukimonogatari - Standard Blu-ray & DVD [Sub]
Tsuritama - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Usagi Drop - Standard DVD [Sub]
Vampire Princess Miyu - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Waiting in the Summer - Standard DVD [Sub]
Watamote - Standard Blu-ray & DVD [Sub/Dub]
We Without Wings - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Welcome to the N.H.K. - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Witchblade - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
X - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]

-- Movies --
the Garden of Sinners - CE DVD [Sub]

-- OVA --
Girls und Panzer [OVAs] - Standard Blu-ray & DVD [Sub/Dub]
Hakuoki [OVA] - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Kokoro Connect [OVAs] - Standard DVD [Sub/Dub]
Patlabor: The Early Days - Standard Blu-ray & DVD [Sub/Dub]
Patlabor: The New Files - Standard DVD [Sub]

Available for Pre-order:

-- Television Shows --
Amagami SS - Standard Blu-ray & DVD [Sub]
Amagami SS+ - Standard Blu-ray & DVD [Sub]
Berserk - Standard Blu-ray [Sub/Dub]
Busou Shinki - Standard Blu-ray & DVD [Sub]
Little Busters! - Standard Blu-ray & DVD [Sub/Dub]
Little Busters! EX - Standard Blu-ray & DVD [Sub/Dub]
Little Busters! Refrain - Standard Blu-ray & DVD [Sub/Dub]
Owarimonogatari - Standard Blu-ray & DVD (part 2) [Sub]
Serial Experiments Lain - CE Combo, Standard Blu-ray & DVD [Sub/Dub]

Licensed:

-- Television Shows --
Gate - Licensed by Sentai Filmworks in NA [Sub/Dub]
Girls Beyond the Wasteland - Licensed by Sentai Filmworks in NA [Sub]
GOD EATER - Licensed by Aniplex of America in NA [Sub/Dub]
Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls - Licensed by Sentai Filmworks in NA [Sub/Dub]
Norn9: Norn+Nonet - Licensed by Sentai Filmworks in NA [Sub]
Nurse Witch Komugi R - Licensed by Sentai Filmworks in NA [Sub]
Skip Beat! - Licensed by Pied Piper in NA [Sub/Dub]
Tenchi Muyo! OVA Collection [Ryo-Ohki 1 & 2] - Licensed by Funimation in NA [Sub/Dub]
Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle - Licensed by Sentai Filmworks in NA [Sub]

-- Movies --
Girls und Panzer der Film - Licensed by Sentai Filmworks in NA [Sub/Dub]

-- OVA --
Girls und Panzer: This is the Real Anzio Battle - Licensed by Sentai Filmworks in NA [Sub/Dub]
 

Buzz201

Mad Scientist
Since Kadokawa took majority ownership, Yen Press has talked about expanding it's digital catalogue. And they have seemingly delivered, with Spice & Wolf currently being added digitally. I'm assuming the Reki Kawahara novel series are planned for digital re-release, if possible.
 

Robbl

Great Teacher
Got my copy of Lain. I'm a little bummed that anime-on-line sent it in a weird cardboard envelope and a corner of the art case got dented :( Maybe it took the hit for Persona 3 movie 2 which has a smaller artcase
 
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Got my copy of Lain. I'm a little bummed that anime-on-line sent it in a weird cardboard envelope and a corner of the art case got dented
Damn that's frustrating. :(
One of my Anime Limited collector's editions was sent in one of those corrugated packets as well, but that arrived just fine.

I hope you enjoy Lain (if you haven't already seen it). It's one of my personal favourites; it's just so unique.
 

Robbl

Great Teacher
Damn that's frustrating. :(
One of my Anime Limited collector's editions was sent in one of those corrugated packets as well, but that arrived just fine.

I hope you enjoy Lain (if you haven't already seen it). It's one of my personal favourites; it's just so unique.
It's the first time for me that anime-on-line shipped something with a weird envelope. Fate UBW 1 & 2, Rage of Bahamut CE and Person 3 Movie 1 CE were all sent in a carboard box with bubblewrap and big plastic air cushioner.
 
It's the first time for me that anime-on-line shipped something with a weird envelope.
It's an unusual style of package all right. The first time I saw it, I thought o_O?

Can you remember if that corner of the envelope was crushed at all? Maybe the box was already dented before dispatch?
 

Robbl

Great Teacher
It's an unusual style of package all right. The first time I saw it, I thought o_O?

Can you remember if that corner of the envelope was crushed at all? Maybe the box was already dented before dispatch?
I didn't pay much attention before unwrapping the envelope but I had a similar issue when ordering A Lull in the Sea from Amazon which I actually got a replacement because one corner was really bad. My second copy still has a little dent but nothing too bad. It might've happened at a MVM warehouse before it got shipped to retailers but that's just me guessing.
 
My second copy still has a little dent but nothing too bad.
Still frustrating, though. This is a bit-off topic, I know, but another of my Anime Limited collector's editions arrived with a dented corner. All the bubbles in that corner of the bubble mailer were burst.

I have no idea what Royal Mail do sometimes. A few years ago, a boxset I ordered arrived wrapped in a bag printed with "Our sincere apologies". Inside, the bubble mailer was torn completely in half across the middle. Miraculously, the boxset itself was completely undamaged, but I wasn't very impressed (as you can probably imagine).
 

MVM

MVM Representative
Industry Representative
Got my copy of Lain. I'm a little bummed that anime-on-line sent it in a weird cardboard envelope and a corner of the art case got dented :( Maybe it took the hit for Persona 3 movie 2 which has a smaller artcase
We're sorry to hear you'd received a damaged copy - naturally all items are checked by myself before shipping, so this obviously got damaged during transit to you. We're happy to send you a replacement copy [which would be shipped in a different more secure packaging] if you so wish. Send us an email at help@anime-on-line.com with your order id and we'll go from there.
 
We're sorry to hear you'd received a damaged copy - naturally all items are checked by myself before shipping, so this obviously got damaged during transit to you. We're happy to send you a replacement copy [which would be shipped in a different more secure packaging] if you so wish. Send us an email at help@anime-on-line.com with your order id and we'll go from there.
See, in my experience, this is classic MVM customer service: outstanding.

On the few occasions I've been unlucky enough to receive a damaged or faulty item, I've emailed Anime-on-line's customer service, received a same-day reply, and then a replacement copy or DVD/BD case or replacement disc or whatever has usually turned up in the post the very next morning. That's just outstanding.

I must also mention that I've sent email to the admin address listed on MVM's website on three occasions; one was thanks for a competition prize, one was thanks for a very swift replacement of an item damaged by Royal Mail, and the other was just my thanks for acquiring the license for a title I'd been keen on. While I was at it, I couldn't help but throw in something like "Is there any chance you could license/re-release such-and-such?" Each time, I was surprised and delighted to receive reply from MVM's top man, Tony Allen.

I mean, where else could you get that? For me, MVM are THE benchmark of customer care. By god do they care. Hats off to them. :)
 
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