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ActionFaust

Combat Butler
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Because it's September, Macross Delta's Blu-ray Disc Box is available later this month (aka the Walküre Edition) with English subtitles like the single volumes were. Had a look at the price for UK in terms of shipping & customs, it's ¥27,836 (~£183.73) on Amazon Japan. An Amazon Shop Exclusive version is also available that includes an A3 Clear Poster and an A4 Clear File.

Alongside the 26 episode series, an additional Blu-ray disc with Walküre 1st LIVE in Zepp Walkure Attack! ~2021.7.4 #Air Walküre ver.~ (live-streamed replay version of the first concert) and a 52-page Walküre photo book is also included.

The on-disc extras included are carried over from the individual volume releases including:
  • Interview with members (with newly added footage)
  • Collection of bonus videos
  • Alternate version of Episode 1
  • Audio Commentaries for 9 episodes
This doesn't seem to include the 2018 compilation film Gekijou no Walküre but that's fine as it's also available standalone with English subtitles.
Already got the individual volumes for the series but it'd be great to see a localized release based on this version.
 

NormanicGrav

At this rate, Christmas will burn
AUKN Staff
Looks like Funimation ****** up as Warlords of Sigrdrifa has been removed from the December 2021 schedule. I suspect it'll be instead scheduled for either January or February now.
 

Dai

Hunter
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Because it's September, Macross Delta's Blu-ray Disc Box is available later this month (aka the Walküre Edition) with English subtitles like the single volumes were. Had a look at the price for UK in terms of shipping & customs, it's ¥27,836 (~£183.73) on Amazon Japan. An Amazon Shop Exclusive version is also available that includes an A3 Clear Poster and an A4 Clear File.

Alongside the 26 episode series, an additional Blu-ray disc with Walküre 1st LIVE in Zepp Walkure Attack! ~2021.7.4 #Air Walküre ver.~ (live-streamed replay version of the first concert) and a 52-page Walküre photo book is also included.

The on-disc extras included are carried over from the individual volume releases including:
  • Interview with members (with newly added footage)
  • Collection of bonus videos
  • Alternate version of Episode 1
  • Audio Commentaries for 9 episodes
This doesn't seem to include the 2018 compilation film Gekijou no Walküre but that's fine as it's also available standalone with English subtitles.
English subs make it tempting, but that's way too expensive to risk a blind buy. Hopefully it will get a western release now the legal issues have been resolved.
 

ActionFaust

Combat Butler
English subs make it tempting, but that's way too expensive to risk a blind buy. Hopefully it will get a western release now the legal issues have been resolved.
It'll no doubt end up at a more reasonable price on Mandarake at some point. Big fan of the translation they used so hopefully they'll keep it for a Western release
 

Darren Skippings

School Idol
It's a definite purchase if it has the UK dub. While the vocal performances aren't the best, I liked some of the changes the UK script made to the dialogue.

When Kato turns Hirai's arrow back at him, in the US subtitles Kato just brags that his power as an onmyoji was greater, whereas in the UK dub he says that Hirai failed because he resorted to violence after his own power wasn't enough.
the UK dub was in awful condition and has been dropped from the release, great shame as I was so hoping the UK dub would see a release, not to be though.
 

Dai

Hunter
the UK dub was in awful condition and has been dropped from the release, great shame as I was so hoping the UK dub would see a release, not to be though.
That's very disappointing. I just had a look at ADV's DVD version and that still looks pretty good picture quality-wise. Hmm, that might be no sale then, unless there's a night and day difference in picture quality.
 

RadFemHedonist

Thousand Master
Sentai Filmworks have announced some titles via email, I'm interested in the re-release of Princess Tutu if it has a better transfer than the previous BD (but might wait for a standard edition of it as the steelbook is pricey), I would like to see Rent-A-Girlfriend but will probably wait to see if they release it in the UK, and I'll seriously consider picking up Flowers of Evil - my reservations are 1) It is disturbing and intense so I'd need to be fairly certain that I will rewatch it in order to pay for an imported BD. 2. Still not dubbed but TBF I can understand why, it's not a big seller and a dub would be hard to pull off with the more precise rotoscoped mouth movements. 3. I suppose MVM might release it here on BD now? But that's not all that likely I guess. I did really get a lot out of both the manga and the anime and I still have my DVD of the anime, and all the manga volumes, so I'm not lukewarm on it TBF. Sorry for not waiting for @NormanicGrav to post a proper table first!
 

NormanicGrav

At this rate, Christmas will burn
AUKN Staff
Sorry for not waiting for @NormanicGrav to post a proper table first!
Oh it's fine, I've got multiple stuff to sort out at the same time, only just finished writing up the Conan article for AUKN.

Here's the table for those interested:

No limited edition releases for this batch, however two have been confirmed for DanMachi III and Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 1 with no release window. Two steelbooks were also announced.

New releases:

AnimeContentFormatDatePriceAudioNotes
Alice in BorderlandOVA Series
[3 eps]
Blu-ray
21st​
$39.98​
English
Japanese​
Happy-Go-Lucky DaysFilmBlu-ray
14th​
$29.98​
Japanese​
No English Dub
Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon?! IIITV Series
[12 eps + OVA]
Blu-ray
7th​
$69.98​
English
Japanese​
LE coming 2022
Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 1TV Series
[12 eps + OVA]
Blu-ray
14th​
$69.98​
English
Japanese​
Crunchyroll title
LE coming 2022

Re-releases:

AnimeContentFormatDatePriceAudioNotes
The Flowers of Evil​
TV Series
[13 eps]
Blu-ray
7th​
$49.98​
Japanese​
Re-release!
First came out in 2014
High School of the Dead​
TV Series
[12 eps + OVA]
Blu-ray
Steelbook
21st​
$99.98​
English
Japanese​
Re-release!
First came out in 2011
(LE first came out in 2014)
Princess TutuTV Series
[26 eps]
Blu-ray
Steelbook
21st​
$129.98​
English
Japanese​
Re-release!
Blu-ray first came out in 2018
The Severing Crime EdgeTV Series
[13 eps]
Blu-ray
21st​
$49.98​
Japanese​
Re-release!
First came out in 2014
 

Girls with Guns

Combat Butler
Sentai Filmworks have announced some titles via email, and I'll seriously consider picking up Flowers of Evil - my reservations are 1) It is disturbing and intense so I'd need to be fairly certain that I will rewatch it in order to pay for an imported BD. 2. Still not dubbed but TBF I can understand why, it's not a big seller and a dub would be hard to pull off with the more precise rotoscoped mouth movements. 3. I suppose MVM might release it here on BD now? But that's not all that likely I guess. I did really get a lot out of both the manga and the anime and I still have my DVD of the anime, and all the manga volumes, so I'm not lukewarm on it TBF.
I love Flowers of Evil, it is such the disturbing anime, yes! I have Sentai's original Blu-ray release, but my one Oppo player had an issue with the subtitles on that disc, where it would display some of the lines of text for just a fraction of a second, or completely skip them, the entire way through the series. If Sentai has fixed the subtitles on the new release (and I'm sure they have at least changed them), It will be a definite pickup for me.
 

NormanicGrav

At this rate, Christmas will burn
AUKN Staff
Funimation's January 2022 Slate:

No limited edition releases for this batch, and a timed exclusive steelbook gets a regular release window.

New releases:

AnimeContentFormatDatePriceAudioNotes
A3! Season Autumn & WinterTV Series
[12 eps]
Blu-ray
11th​
$64.98​
English
Japanese​
Assault Lily BOUQUETTV Series
[12 eps]
Blu-ray
18th​
$64.98​
English
Japanese​
Delayed from
September 2020
Heaven’s Lost Property Final - The Movie: Eternally My MasterFilmBlu-ray &
DVD
18th​
$24.98​
English
Japanese​
Maesetsu! Opening ActTV Series
[12 eps]
Blu-ray
25th​
$64.98​
English
Japanese​
One Piece Season 11 Voyage 6TV Series
[eps 694-706]
Blu-ray &
DVD
4th​
$44.98​
English
Japanese​
Strike Witches: Road to BerlinTV Series
[12 eps]
Blu-ray
11th​
$64.98
English
Japanese​

Re-releases:

AnimeContentFormatDatePriceAudioNotes
Aesthetica of a Rogue HeroTV Series
[12 eps]
Blu-ray
4th​
$29.98​
English
Japanese​
Essentials release!
First came out in 2013
AKIRA​
Film4K Ultra HD &
Blu-ray
18th​
$29.98​
English
Japanese​
Re-release!
4K LE came out in 2020
The Devil is a Part-Timer! Season 1​
TV Series
[12 eps]
Blu-ray
21st​
$29.98​
English
Japanese​
Classics Re-release!
First came out in 2014
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 1TV Series
[24 eps]
Blu-ray
Steelbook
25th​
$59.98​
English
Japanese​
Re-release!
First came out in 2019
 

NormanicGrav

At this rate, Christmas will burn
AUKN Staff
Sentai January 2022 Slate:

No limited edition releases for this batch.

New releases:

AnimeContentFormatDatePriceAudioNotes
Ane LogOVA Series
[3 eps]
Blu-ray
11th​
$29.98​
Japanese
Kakegurui XXTV Series
[12 eps]
Blu-ray
25th​
$69.98​
English
Japanese​
Sentai Redub
My Next Life as a Villainess All Routes Lead to Doom! Season 1TV Series
[12 eps]
Blu-ray
4th​
$69.98​
English
Japanese​
Crunchyroll license

Re-releases:

AnimeContentFormatDatePriceAudioNotes
CANAANTV Series
[13 eps]
Blu-ray
4th​
$59.98​
English
Japanese​
Re-release!
First came out in 2010
Love Stage!!​
TV Series
[10 eps + OVA]
Blu-ray
25th​
$59.98​
English
Japanese​
Re-release!
First dubbed in 2019
Taisho Baseball Girls​
TV Series
[12 eps]
Blu-ray
18th​
$49.98​
Japanese​
Re-release!
First came out in 2014
Vampire Hunter DOVABlu-ray
11th​
$29.98​
English
Japanese​
Re-release!
First came out in 2015
 

RadFemHedonist

Thousand Master
I think the classic dub was either lost or unobtainable due to cost or licensing issues so Sentai just made a new one instead for their releases.

I'm guessing it's cost or licensing as at least by what I'll refer to as "Discotek Standards", the classic dub is not lost (I know it's Sentai but what I mean is it would be far from impossible for them to ask if anyone would send in their DVD or VHS of the old Urban Vision or Manga Entertainment releases, as long as there was not a licensing issue preventing them from doing that) :) I will probably buy the new BD eventually and check out the new dub or watch in Japanese with subs as it's one of my favourite anime horror movies (I honestly prefer it to Bloodlust though that is also good), but I am admittedly dragging my heels a bit as I love that old dub and am sad it's not included (I have the Urban Vision CE DVD release from the US).

EDIT: I seem to recall that maybe the dub was not 100% synced to the intro of the film and that was a problem for combining it with the HD master as well?
 

Girls with Guns

Combat Butler
Just a reminder - there is only a little over a day left in the pledging period for Nozomi's Dirty Pair anime Kickstarter, so if you want to get in on it you better jump soon. The Kickstarter ends at 10:00 am CST tomorrow, or 4:00 pm GBT. It looks like we will easily surpass all 21 stretch goals sometime today, with the last goal being the most important one for me - 5.1 surround audio for all the Japanese Audio tracks.

Girls with Guns FTW! 🥳
 
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