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

Discussion in 'General Anime Chit-Chat' started by sora, Jul 5, 2014.

  1. HdE

    HdE Comic Book Guy

    Quick question for anybody with the Discotek DVD release of Gun Frontier:

    I've noticed on my copy, which was brand new out of the box, that disc one has a few visual issues. This is noticeable during episodes 4 and 5.

    The most noticeable glitch is during episode 5 at about 16 minutes in. Suddenly I get a chequerboard pattern on the screen for about a second. There's also a notable instance of de-rezzing early in episode 4, where the visuals become blocky for a moment.

    I'm thinking I may just have a bad disc. But if anyone's noticed similar, I'd be REALLY grateful if you could let me know.
     
  2. msgeek

    msgeek Hunter

    Well wait until it fully dies then you have nothing to lose? Search youtube for something like "clean lens modal name" chances are someone has made a video on how to do it and it's usually quite simple. In my experience BD players are a lot simpler than games consoles..
     
  3. Watanabe Ken

    Watanabe Ken Student Council President

    I ordered some manga from book depositary thru Amazon marketplace last Thursday and it still says preparing for dispatch is this common or should I complain?
     
  4. Demelza

    Demelza Adventuring Alchemist AUKN Staff

    For book depositary that's fairly normal, they take 2-5 working days to deliver but can take 2-4 working days to dispatch on top of that.
     
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  5. Watanabe Ken

    Watanabe Ken Student Council President

    Suppose I can't complain considering how cheap they are compared with Amazon.
     
  6. NamikianCat

    NamikianCat Hikikomori

    What are some of the best pure horror anime? Not gore but horror, disturbing anime.
     
  7. NoSurprises

    NoSurprises Great Teacher

    It's a very subtle kind of "Horror", but I had a really good time with Garden of Sinners.

    Possibly Boogiepop Phantom or maybe even Paranoia Agent if you're into more atmospheric type stuff.
     
  8. Neil.T

    Neil.T Great Teacher

    Not sure whether it would qualify as "horror", but Serial Experiments Lain is pretty disturbing (and confusing!) in its own way.

    MVM recently re-released it as a Blu-ray+DVD Collector's Edition set, and it's one of my personal all-time favourites.
     
  9. Peachy

    Peachy Bumpkin AUKN Staff

    Now and Then, Here and There comes to mind.
     
  10. DragonBlaze67

    DragonBlaze67 Stand User

    Is there any release of Beyond the Boundary apart from Sentai's CE that has the OVA?
     
  11. IncendiaryLemon

    IncendiaryLemon Captain Karen AUKN Staff

    The Australian one does IIRC. You may want to double check that with someone else though.
     
  12. Dave1988

    Dave1988 Dandy Guy, in Space

    What are wowhd like for getting customs etc? Want order legend of korra for 33 pound
     
  13. unknownfate

    unknownfate Magical Girl

    Apparently no customs
     
  14. Dave1988

    Dave1988 Dandy Guy, in Space

    Thanks for quick reply will take a shot
     
  15. Patient-X

    Patient-X Student Council President

    I've ordered lots from wowhd and have never once had any problems with customs.
     
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  16. Dave1988

    Dave1988 Dandy Guy, in Space

    Thanks ordered it._. They have some reasonable prices on th stuff i want :)
     
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  17. HWR

    HWR Great Teacher

    Wow HD had two of the now OOP Ranma 1/2 sets for £23 a while back, and I've used them several times since.
    Bought A Scanner Darkly from them for £4.20 the other day.

    No customs, and nothing has arrived damaged either
     
  18. NormanicGrav

    NormanicGrav Hai Hai Grav desu Moderator

    If it helps I bought One Punch Man LE for £42 on WOWHD. Dispatched on Thursday 27th April and arrived Monday 8th May. No customs.
     
  19. Buzzkillington

    Buzzkillington Stand User

    Anyone have any experience buying from the online HMV store? Curious what the packaging is like as I've been meaning to pick up the Shinkai twinpack and they seem the cheapest.

    Is this region free?
     
  20. Lambadelta

    Lambadelta Hunter

    I bought the Shinkai twinpark from HMV. I had it delivered to a HMV store, but I imagine the packaging would be the same for a home address.

    It was a stiff cardboard box in a similar design to amazon's but a bit more stiff. My set had no damage.