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Blaize

Hunter
Psyched about the Initial D movie getting a dub, I was unaware if that had been announced. I think these rereleases are a nice thing, good space savers. Though given Sentai's Collector Edition frenzy of late I'm surprised titles like Clannad and Higurashi haven't been considered.
 

unknownfate

Pokémon Master
If you're referring to the re-release of Clannad and Higurashi I've had an email from the Sentai Shop with preorder info on the complete Clannad/After Story and Higurashi/Kai/Rei sets due for release in December
 

Blaize

Hunter
If you're referring to the re-release of Clannad and Higurashi I've had an email from the Sentai Shop with preorder info on the complete Clannad/After Story and Higurashi/Kai/Rei sets due for release in December

Yeah but they are just normal releases. No sign of any collector editions which given the fanbase for those shows seems like a weird oversight almost. I wouldn't want them personally but I know plenty would certainly be interested in a CE for both of those franchises.
 

NormanicGrav

Grav's End Harem
AUKN Staff
Yeah but they are just normal releases. No sign of any collector editions which given the fanbase for those shows seems like a weird oversight almost. I wouldn't want them personally but I know plenty would certainly be interested in a CE for both of those franchises.

Higurashi won't happen at least. They seem to only focus on shows that have dubs. Higurashi flopped when it came out under Geneon so it was too much of a risk for them, same with Familiar of Zero.

Clannad though I was hoping would get a LE but it doesn't seem like they will bother, now I'm debating on whether to pickup After Story (as I have Season 1) or just wait for this re-release in case they re-author it or not.
 

Rosencrantz

Dragon Knight
December 2017 release slate revealed for Sentai Filmworks. Only new release is New Theatrical Movie Initial D 1: Awakening which also includes an English dub.

The Familiar of Zero and To-Love Ru are expected to have re-authored discs due to increased disc count on the cover art. Previous releases both suffered from Sentai's daft 1 disc system.

Ton of stuff I already own there. I don't think I'm inclined to double dip for re-authored discs unless it's later shown to be considerable improvements. At least this slims down my Xmas budget, already looking a little iffy in December so no Sentai Anime will help.
 

Rui

Karamatsu Boy
Administrator
Ton of stuff I already own there. I don't think I'm inclined to double dip for re-authored discs unless it's later shown to be considerable improvements. At least this slims down my Xmas budget, already looking a little iffy in December so no Sentai Anime will help.

Pretty much my thoughts too; I need to figure out which bits of Higurashi I have in which formats to see whether that might be a worthwhile double dip to tidy my collection up, but the rest is doing nothing for me.

I'm glad there are no special editions of titles I previously supported with preorders for their original release. Hate that trend, and it's really made me think hard about buying first editions of Sentai shows at all.

R
 

NormanicGrav

Grav's End Harem
AUKN Staff
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Aria the Animation kickstarter has been a huge success, earning nearly $300,000 with tons of stretch goals achieved already including the entire second season Aria the Natural getting dubbed.

Now Nozomi have revealed the next set of stretch goals with $360,000 being the next major achievement!

$300K - Neo-Venezia Guidebook Upgrade to include Season 3 (Aria the Origination)

$320K - All Single Tiers & higher get Company Mascot Magnet Trio

$340K - Selectable Primary Color Subtitle Tracks (White/Yellow)

$360K - English dubs for Origination + Avvenire + Picture Drama in 2.0+5.1 audio

$365K - Avvenire Japanese staff live-action extras added

$370K - Origination English Cast Commentary

For those out of the loop, there are three main seasons and recently a few new specials:
Season 1 - Aria the Animation [13 episodes]
Season 2 - Aria the Natural [26 episodes]
OVA - Aria the OVA: Arietta [1 episode]
Season 3 - Aria the Origination [13 episodes]
OVA/Specials - Aria the Avvenire [3 episodes]

You can watch Animation, Natural and Origination over on Viewster.
 
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Dave1988

Stand User
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Aria the Animation kickstarter has been a huge success, earning nearly $300,000 with tons of stretch goals achieved already including the entire second season Aria the Natural getting dubbed.

Now Nozomi have revealed the next set of stretch goals with $360,000 being the next major achievement!

$300K - Neo-Venezia Guidebook Upgrade to include Season 3 (Aria the Origination)

$320K - All Single Tiers & higher get Company Mascot Magnet Trio

$340K - Selectable Primary Color Subtitle Tracks (White/Yellow)

$360K - English dubs for Origination + Avvenire + Picture Drama in 2.0+5.1 audio

$365K - Avvenire Japanese staff live-action extras added

$370K - Origination English Cast Commentary

For those out of the loop, there are three main seasons and recently a few new specials:
Season 1 - Aria the Animation [13 episodes]
Season 2 - Aria the Natural [26 episodes]
OVA - Aria the OVA: Arietta [1 episode]
Season 3 - Aria the Origination [13 episodes]
OVA/Specials - Aria the Avvenire [3 episodes]

You can watch Animation, Natural and Origination over on Viewster.
Thanks its a good series so glad its doing well
 

Joe

Vampire Ninja
Aria is probably my overall favourite series, so I'm excited to seeing the Kickstarter doing so well. Less excited about the prospect of Nozomi taking all of my money next month though.

I'm really, really surprised they managed to get their hands on the Avvenire OVAs. They're only just getting a standalone BD/DVD release in Japan next week, so figured there would be holdbacks before they could get their hands on it.
 

Stiivun

Pokémon Master
Those who have pledged for the Aria Kickstarter, how much did you pledge for? Still need to go through the whole Kickstarter page, after only reading through it very fast, it's complicated with all these options. Is the third season also part of the stretch goals ?
 

demonix

Hunter
Those who have pledged for the Aria Kickstarter, how much did you pledge for? Still need to go through the whole Kickstarter page, after only reading through it very fast, it's complicated with all these options. Is the third season also part of the stretch goals ?
The third season along with the OVA, picture dramas and the Avvenire OVAs are the $360K stretch goal which was announced yesterday.
 

Jatz

Hunter
Those who have pledged for the Aria Kickstarter, how much did you pledge for? Still need to go through the whole Kickstarter page, after only reading through it very fast, it's complicated with all these options. Is the third season also part of the stretch goals ?

I'm on $180 (Prima Double Plus). I have very little interest in the shirts, so see no reason to go higher. Will of course increase this, if the S3 goal is reached. Also, I'll definitely get the Guidebook. :)
 

Jatz

Hunter
So happy to see that all of Aria's stretch goals were reached. Hoping another niche title is looked at soon.

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The November 2017 release slate for Sentai Filmworks has been revealed. Includes 3 limited edition releases.

Are the chances of these Sentai Limited Editions getting releases here likely? I may have to preorder those, if not. :oops:

Unless it's January I'll be in the corner having a hissy fit.
Can I join you?
 

NormanicGrav

Grav's End Harem
AUKN Staff
Are the chances of these Sentai Limited Editions getting releases here likely? I may have to preorder those, if not. :oops:

No. Animatsu tried this and they sold poorly. Plus in a sense the value of a lot of Sentai's LEs aren't worth the asking price, but at least it gets discounted over time.
 

Shadow Cat

Stand User
No. Animatsu tried this and they sold poorly. Plus in a sense the value of a lot of Sentai's LEs aren't worth the asking price, but at least it gets discounted over time.

Wasn't even aware Animatsu released Premium Editions, although I've been avoiding anything with the word "Collectors" "Premium" and "Limited" in its title from Manga UK and Animatsu for the last few years as its usually a Case, Booklet and (if they can fit it in the case) maybe some postcards.

Back to being serious though, the only Premium edition I can think of was Parasyte what was not only a pretty meh series, was also available on standard bluray for £4 from Amazon themselves so why would anyone buy the premium edition for 10x the price
 

Lambadelta

Cardcaptor
Wasn't even aware Animatsu released Premium Editions, although I've been avoiding anything with the word "Collectors" "Premium" and "Limited" in its title from Manga UK and Animatsu for the last few years as its usually a Case, Booklet and (if they can fit it in the case) maybe some postcards.

Back to being serious though, the only Premium edition I can think of was Parasyte what was not only a pretty meh series, was also available on standard bluray for £4 from Amazon themselves so why would anyone buy the premium edition for 10x the price

They cloned the Parasyte, and Akame ga Kill Premium Editions from Sentai. They sold pretty poorly, but I'll say that Animatsu didn't choose the best sets to really clone in terms of CE content.
 
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