The Q & A Thread (for questions that do not need a thread)

Rui

Karamatsu Boy
Administrator
Can anyone else get on to Nippon Yasan https://www.nippon-yasan.com/ i've tried both my computer, phone and ipad and this is all i keep getting. also tried different browers.

Looks as though they have deliberately blocked visitors from their site. I used them once or twice in the past but I'm guessing the original owners have moved on if they've become as bad as those reviews imply; a lucky escape...

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Gemsy-chan

Soul Reaper
Luckily I didn't pay for my pre-orders in advance, so I'm not out of any money unlike some of the poor sods I was reading on trustpilot.

Shame as I've used NY a lot and never had any problems until now.
 

CommanderZx2

Adventurer
Where is the best place to buy VIVA Elite 12.5mm 3 disc Blu-ray cases? I'm not planning to go to Amazon US, after their poor excuse of packaging, resulting in damaged cases.
Does it have to be that exact brand? I think these Amaray cases are the same size.
 
Does it have to be that exact brand? I think these Amaray cases are the same size.
Amarays are 1.5mm bigger in width in terms of the size of the spine, compared to the VIVA Elite 3 disc case that was used for the Scrapped Princess Essentials BD set (the VIVA Elite is 12.5mm, while the Amaray is 14mm). I received Scrapped Princess as a Christmas present with a severely damaged case, although the discs themselves survived, and I'm temporarily using a 15mm 4 disc case, although the artwork is overlapping a bit on the spine.

I don't plan on buying the 12mm cases on sale, as they're the same ones used on Discotek's Dear Brother, which I had extreme difficulties getting discs 1 and 2 out.

EDIT: I was told about the damaged case in advance, but I wasn't told what the title was, so I wasn't spoiled.
 
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Girls with Guns

Za Warudo
If I had my druthers, I'd replace ALL of my Blu-ray cases with clear ones - I like the color blue, but for some reason, I just totally despise the appearance of blue Blu-ray cases. One reason I love digipaks so much instead!
 

SkwigglesWorth

Adventurer
On second thought, should I go for the Amaray 14/15mm case, despite it being slightly bigger than the VIVA Elite case (12.5mm) I mentioned?
I have re-cased a few 12.5mm blu-rays to 15mm viva 4-6 way cases (in my case this is usually merging 2 seasons into 1 case), and kinda works. I think the rounder spine helps abit, but does leave a bit of a gap at the ends. But it does also depend on the on the actual spine artwork and how differnt the art along the spine is compared to the front and back (ideally you want the same backroung colour all the way through).
I would just give it a go in a 14/15mm and see how it looks, if your concerned the artwork will bend too much on testing just don't close the case, and see how it lines up.
 
I have re-cased a few 12.5mm blu-rays to 15mm viva 4-6 way cases (in my case this is usually merging 2 seasons into 1 case), and kinda works. I think the rounder spine helps abit, but does leave a bit of a gap at the ends. But it does also depend on the on the actual spine artwork and how differnt the art along the spine is compared to the front and back (ideally you want the same backroung colour all the way through).
I would just give it a go in a 14/15mm and see how it looks, if your concerned the artwork will bend too much on testing just don't close the case, and see how it lines up.
The problem is that I always keep my Blu-rays and DVDs on the shelf with only the spine showing, and in the case of Scrapped Princess, parts of the Essentials banner would be showing on the spine if I have a case with a spine thicker than 12.5mm, which would look a bit awkward. Then again, I'm currently using a case with a flat spine, so it might look less awkward with a VIVA Elite 4 disc case with a 15mm spine (they're easy to get on Amazon UK as of this writing, and thankfully, their packaging is nowhere near as bad as Amazon US).
 

Relaxo

Straw Hat Pirate
If the Essentials banner is disturbing you, might it be an option to just switch the cases with e.g. a 3-disc Sentai release (most 24 eps-series come on 3 discs)
 

crashb648

Student Council President
Hello there!
I'm working my way through Sword Art Online, and I'm currently on the third season: Alicization.

I noticed on Netflix it's been given an 18 rating.

Can any elaborate (without spoilers) why the rating has suddenly shot up?
 

WMD

Mad Scientist
Hello there!
I'm working my way through Sword Art Online, and I'm currently on the third season: Alicization.

I noticed on Netflix it's been given an 18 rating.

Can any elaborate (without spoilers) why the rating has suddenly shot up?
It's a specific event that happens. You'll know it when you get there.
 

Shadow Cat

Stand User
So who are Section23 films?

I get Sentai Filmworks licenses titles for home video / streaming.

Streaming usually goes to HiDive or Crunchyroll

With the Home video being distributed in the US by Section23 and UK by MVM

But as this distributor I've never seen a Section23 logo on any releases like MVM do. Obviously because MVM is a completely sperate company, but wouldnt that apply to Section23 as well

I assumed this was simply down to Sentai Filmworks and Section23 both being owned by Sentai Holdings so they use the standard Sentai Filmworks logo

But then we have Maiden Japan who's titles are also distributed by Section23 and still no Section23 logo

And thats enough times I've written "Section23" and "Sentai" for today lol
 

Relaxo

Straw Hat Pirate
Section 23 is the distribution company for all that Sentai, Maiden Japan, Aesir, Switchblade, Kraken, Softcel and leftover ADV stuff.
Afaik all of these companies, including Hidive and The Anime Network, are run by the former founders of ADV Films. They were founded, cause ADV Films was in financial troubles around 2008.

So whilest on paper all of these are seperate companies, most of them share CEO and staff.
 
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