UK Anime Distributor Universal Pictures Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Anime Industry Discussion' started by Rui, Jun 11, 2016.

  1. Jon O Fun

    Jon O Fun Great Teacher

    Pretty sure the Universal rep said on here going forward they'd be side loading but did Seraph & Arslan part 2 top loading for consistency :)
     
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  2. HWR

    HWR Vampire Ninja

    Ah yes I remember that, it makes me even more enthusiastic for this release :)
     
  3. Buzzkillington

    Buzzkillington Pokémon Master

    Nice, didn't know these guys would be releasing it over here, will certainly be picking it up. I should probably pick up part 2 of Seraph soon actually.....
     
  4. blinx01

    blinx01 Completely Average High School Student

    Hopefully we can get some news from the reps soon.
    Berserk 2016 has a dub now as well, so maybe some news on that.
     
  5. Peachy

    Peachy Bumpkin AUKN Staff

    I'm interested in the plans for Star-Myu, nothing's happened with either Amazon listing for quite some time now. Given how niche the title is, I do wonder if they'll do the Arslan/Owari route or stick to standards.

    Did not see Universal having Hero Academia (official announcement soon I hope), not that I'm complaining as that's a must for a fancy edition & I love what they did with their previous releases.
     
  6. Shiroi Hane

    Shiroi Hane Dragon Knight

    To note some things:
    Going back to Funimation's original announcement, they have "exclusive international rights to home entertainment, video on demand, merchandise, and broadcast distribution of the series".
    MHA was likewise submitted to the Australian Classification Board by Universal Sony Pictures.
    Funimation have a distribution agreement with Universal in the US.

    UKA's article on this makes it clear they believe Universal UK is distributing the title for Funimation (and I wouldn't be surprised if they have inside knowledge as they have contact with and have run exclusive news with Universal previously). I think the bigger question is whether this is a one off or whether Funimation are going to transition to distributing via Universal in all three territories from now on. Jerome has mentioned more than once on Twitter that he believes that Universal will be distributing for Funimation (and Crunchyroll) in future so...
     
  7. elaniel

    elaniel Vampire Ninja

    Interesting if that is the case going forward.
    Hopefully we still get some nice special editions like Seraph and Arslan in the future.

    A lot of the licenses Anime Limited have coming up that I'm interested in seem to be films, and I'm down with them focusing on releasing those (as with series I tend to be quite fussy on which ones I buy).
     
  8. blinx01

    blinx01 Completely Average High School Student

    Since the news has leaked hopefully Universal open up soon!
     
  9. Watanabe Ken

    Watanabe Ken Great Teacher

  10. crashmatt

    crashmatt Thousand Master

    Still waiting for info on Netoge
     
  11. blinx01

    blinx01 Completely Average High School Student

    What's the RRP for My Hero Academia Season LE?
    The £76.99 on Amazon seems WAY too high...
     
  12. Jaysgba

    Jaysgba Thousand Master

    Seems about right compared to Funi's pricing in the US. It's a rip-off, but the pricing makes sense.
     
  13. blinx01

    blinx01 Completely Average High School Student

    Don't think they'll be shifting many copies if it stays at that price then.
    £50 is where I was thinking, especially for a 12 ep series.
     
  14. Jaysgba

    Jaysgba Thousand Master

    I wouldn't pay £50 for such a mediocre series. £35 for a standard edition would be my absolute limit on this title.
     
  15. Buzz201

    Buzz201 Cardcaptor

    I really enjoyed the show, would love to own the CE. £50 would be my absolute cap.
     
  16. Robbl

    Robbl Student Council President

    Yup £50 sounds about right for a 12 ep CE without the Soundtrack
     
  17. Blaize

    Blaize Adventurer

    Given the prices we saw for Arslan and Seraph I'd be surprised if the price was that high.
     
  18. Lambadelta

    Lambadelta Vampire Ninja

    Well Seraph and Arslan part 1 Blu-rays were RRP £59.99

    It wouldn't too far a fetch that MHA has a higher RRP
     
  19. Blaize

    Blaize Adventurer

    Yeah but the price came down alot on both over time.
     
  20. Lambadelta

    Lambadelta Vampire Ninja

    True its based on what retailers decide in the end. Hopefully we see similar price drops.