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NormanicGrav

(゜ロ゜)
AUKN Staff
My bad 😆 Blu ray is what I meant.
It's possible but it may depend on if Manga is able to negotiate with Japan or Viz about it. Plus I think there's something on-going where Region B distributors can't just re-use the Region A discs due to the English Interview extras so for Manga if they want to release Naruto on Blu-ray, they'll need Madman's help.
 

WMD

Death Scythe
My bad 😆 Blu ray is what I meant.
A few years back, when manga was still doing panels at comic con they said shows like Naruto and One Piece weren't made with the quality to make blu ray worth while. The crowd wasnt happy and basically they just couldnt be bothered.

Now they're owned by funi that might change but I won't hold my breath
 

Robin91

Dandy Guy, in Space
I guess I just have to wait and see if it will happen sometime in the future 😃 One piece would also be awesome to have on blu ray. Thank you guys for the insight.
 

HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
On the topic of Naruto on Blu Ray, copies of Set 1 have started arriving for folks in the US and despite stating 16:9 on the back of the sleeve, the episodes are apparently in their original 4:3 aspect ratio which is good news.

Edit: source of this news was found here, they provided a screenshot too. I plan to pick this up myself and can provide an update if/when I have a copy on hand just to make sure it is indeed 4:3.
 
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HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
What sort of packaging do UP1/UP1 USA usually use when sending single Blu Ray releases? I imagine they send boxsets in cardboard boxes but was curious how a single title would be sent.
 

HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
What sort of packaging do UP1/UP1 USA usually use when sending single Blu Ray releases? I imagine they send boxsets in cardboard boxes but was curious how a single title would be sent.
As a follow up to this how are bigger sets usually sent? I’m weighing up where to pre-order some upcoming Manga CEs from.
 

Lambadelta

Cardcaptor
As a follow up to this how are bigger sets usually sent? I’m weighing up where to pre-order some upcoming Manga CEs from.

when I ordered NISA premiums they had super long, but thin boxes with bubble wrap.

when I ordered CCS Premium it was a deep box with loads of bubble wrap
 

HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
Having recently backed the AnimEigo Megazone 23 project, I was wondering what people’s thoughts were on Gunsmith Cats & Riding Bean, both as animes and their respective Premium Editions, if applicable.
 

WMD

Death Scythe
Having recently backed the AnimEigo Megazone 23 project, I was wondering what people’s thoughts were on Gunsmith Cats & Riding Bean, both as animes and their respective Premium Editions, if applicable.
I have the Gunsmith Cats one and it's really nice. The art book is pretty hefty. I also got the chibi key/phone straps add on which are very nice if still available.
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ayase

State Alchemist
Having recently backed the AnimEigo Megazone 23 project, I was wondering what people’s thoughts were on Gunsmith Cats & Riding Bean, both as animes and their respective Premium Editions, if applicable.
Ah, Ken'ichi Sonoda, a topic guaranteed to give me a welcome break from real world concerns. I'm strongly biased as I love everything he's been involved with on the strength of his character designs alone, but Gunsmith Cats and Riding Bean, unlike some projects he has worked on, are both his original creations. While Bean especially differs from the Gunsmith Cats manga (due to predating it, whereas Gunsmith Cats OVAs were based on it. I probably love the manga even more than these animated sojourns but ymmv) if you enjoy the things Sonoda so obviously enjoys - guns, cars, girls and pretty fantastic action involving all three - Then I can't see you not enjoying these.

As for AnimEigo's KS editions, they're great. Not only do they pull out the stops to make quality physical copies (and optional extras, which is nice because not everybody wants those, though I'm unsure if said extras are still available) but they have a close working relationship with Sonoda himself, who produced new material specially to be included in them. That made them well worth the price of admission for me.
 

Oldmario

Adventurer
looking at pokemon dvd's on amazon.com and the ones above $15 are saying no import fee deposit, have they switched to the jan 1st thing already or is it broken?
 

CommanderZx2

Dandy Guy, in Space
looking at pokemon dvd's on amazon.com and the ones above $15 are saying no import fee deposit, have they switched to the jan 1st thing already or is it broken?
A little while ago they changed the way it's calculated. At check out, after choosing delivery and payment method, it adds on an import tax deposit.
 

Wicker

Completely Average High School Student
Probably a silly question, but would there be any potential problems with importing the new US release of Paranoia Agent? I understand it was censored in the UK, so would there be any issues at customs importing the uncensored version?
 

ayase

State Alchemist
Probably a silly question, but would there be any potential problems with importing the new US release of Paranoia Agent? I understand it was censored in the UK, so would there be any issues at customs importing the uncensored version?
Being cut by the BBFC doesn’t by itself make something illegal, so you’ll be fine. It’s only if something actually breaks UK law that it’s illegal to be in possession of and can get you in legal trouble for importing, and about the only thing that crosses that line in the anime/manga sphere is hardcore loli/shota hentai. Other than that, import to your heart’s content, the BBFC have absolutely no power to stop you.
 
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SkwigglesWorth

Brigade Leader
Does any one know (or tried) if US funimation digital code work on UK funimation accounts?
Or does it require VPN's and a US account (or essentially a bit of hoop jumping to get working)
 

crashb648

Dandy Guy, in Space
Hello Everyone!
I'm in the middle of sorting things that I want to sell, and I came across this My Neighbor Totoro Pencil. I got it in a mystery box last year and I have no idea how much it's worth because I can't find on Ebay (I might be searching wrong.

Can anyone help me?
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