Upcoming UK Anime Blu-ray & DVD Artwork

mrclt1994

Hunter
qaiz said:
It's funny how much people lose their minds when confronted with an anime that features topless male characters.
I know right? It's not like their bits are hanging out lol.

I think Free! is a good watch for anyone to be honest, would recommend it to anyone.
 

serpantino

Vampire Ninja
It makes me feel a little self conscious seeing such sculpted male forms :p not looked remotely like that for some time.

I dislike having similar female artwork too though. It can raise awkward questions, especially with people unfamiliar with anime who seem to look at such boxart as being cartoon pornography.
 

anime_andrew

Anime Limited Representative
Industry Representative
thedoctor2016 said:
The thing is everyone else I've shown prefers the Funi CE set, but according to the forum its too 'in your face'. I prefer it as it shows the friendship of Iwatobi (Rin should be with Samesuka as they are a big part of ES) Also the gloss splash effect on FUNi CE looks better than the cheap looking cut out splash. The only think I prefer is the digipack I will buy this and hope we get a packshot (and maybe a bigger art book).
4 teammates huddling isnt as bad as the comic and his assistants bikini clad woman.
You'll find that we also have delicious spot gloss over the sexy swim boys as well (don't think it is wipe down though so beware...spillages) but the cut-out was a fun concept we played with.

Can assure you also it's not cheap ;). It's also not a regular thing, just doing cool things where the opportunity arises ^^.

AP
 

qaiz

Pokémon Master
Like I said, the cutout is super cool and unique, I can tell that you had fun on this one.
 

Rui

Karamatsu Boy
Administrator
Hmm, so no dunking the set to reenact the swimming scenes from the series?

It's not even close to being a dealbreaker, but are the BBFC logos on the box or peelable? They sort of match Nagisa's hair but the BBFC's sense of aesthetics is otherwise a fair way behind.

(Also, yay for more stickers! I know some people don't like them but they're fun.)

R
 

Cathe

Great Teacher
I love the Free set :D I have it preordered anyway but if I didn't, that would have pushed me to it :p
 

NormanicGrav

Yume no Shima Shinen Kōen
AUKN Staff
Mangatsu

The Moderns:

My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Too!: Complete Collection [Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack]
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The Perfect Insider: Complete Collection [Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack]
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Soul Eater NOT!: Complete Collection [DVD]
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Trinity Seven: Complete Collection [Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack]
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When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace: Complete Collection [Blu-ray] [DVD]
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Wish Upon The Pleiades: Complete Collection [Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack]
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The Retro & Shonen:

Digimon: Digital Monsters: Season 1 Collection [DVD]
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Digimon: Digital Monsters: Season 2 Collection [DVD]
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Naruto Shippuden: Box 26 [DVD]
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Naruto: Rock Lee and His Ninja Pals: Collection 2 [DVD]
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Pokemon Movie 1-3 Collection [DVD]
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Pokemon The Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages [Blu-ray] [DVD]
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The Transformers: The Movie: 30th Anniversary Limited Edition Steelbook [Blu-ray]
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Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's: Season 2 Collection [DVD]
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Yu-Gi-Oh! GX: Season 1 Collection [DVD]
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thedoctor2016

Shrine Maiden
Because i believe the choice of formats should be available, as I do not want a DVD, and I bet some people who wanted a DVD dont want a BD.
 

IncendiaryLemon

Captain Karen
AUKN Staff
I think it's just a way to increase the price of a release without any real significant cost to the distributor. DVDs cost a pittance at this point to produce, yet I bet the price will go up a fair few quid.
 

Buzzkillington

Combat Butler
I've always wondered by how much multi-format releases increase the price. I mean if I'm buying a BD, I don't need nor want a DVD version and kinda hate the fact I'm paying for it (even though I assume it's a pretty small amount), I can only imagine people who only want a DVD version but have to pay BD prices (usually above the usual BD price actually) for it find it even more of an annoyance. Luckily for me, I don't want any of these shows anyway so meh.
 

Buzz201

Mad Scientist
thedoctor2016 said:
Why so many combo packs....
I suspect they're trying to match Sentai's release as much as possible to speed up/remove approvals.

Andrew Partridge said that if he were to drop combo packs, he'd probably go through all new approvals, whereas if he closely matched Funi's it was less hassle.
 

Lutga

Mad Scientist
Personally I hate combo packs, but I kind of feel the UK industry is at a point now where sales are of such a level (predominantly pretty low) that they won't make much difference to sales / price-point either way. I've seen a lot of people complaining recently about prices for a one cour show creep toward the £30 mark - and while I agree it's a little on the pricey side, especially if you buy a number of shows each month, we're kind of at a state where if you're even a semi-hardcore anime fan, you kind of just bite the bullet when it comes to price.
 

Jaysgba

Death Scythe
Manga's combo packs seem to have an SRP of £39.99, or £5 less than Funimation UK's combo packs, but they include a slipcover. As adding a slipcover supposedly means upping the SRP by £5 alone, by that logic Manga's combo packs include the DVDs at no extra cost to us, compared to the SRP of a single cour blu-ray.
 

Lutga

Mad Scientist
I think the trouble lies more with the casual market, as I'm sure anyone that goes to HMV or Forbidden Planet has experienced, where the discs are often sold at full SRP. I've definitely seen the Manga One Piece sets retailing at around £33 a pop. Of course, we kind of expect these prices at this point - but imagine the more casual consumer who sees stuff like that next to picking up five seasons of a regular US live action show for the same price for example.
 

Smeelia

Thousand Master
Jaysgba said:
Manga's combo packs seem to have an SRP of £39.99, or £5 less than Funimation UK's combo packs, but they include a slipcover. As adding a slipcover supposedly means upping the SRP by £5 alone, by that logic Manga's combo packs include the DVDs at no extra cost to us, compared to the SRP of a single cour blu-ray.
As a comparison, the combo pack for "SNAFU Too" seems to be priced the same as the Blu-ray release of the first season. It seems that Animatsu Blu-ray releases in general are £39.99, while Manga ones tend to be £34.99. I didn't think all Animatsu releases included a slipcover, so I wouldn't think that's the difference (which maybe also makes it kind of an extra "bonus" on the combo packs). Presumably the pricing has more to do with the titles released under each brand.
 

thedoctor2016

Shrine Maiden
Jaysgba said:
Manga's combo packs seem to have an SRP of £39.99, or £5 less than Funimation UK's combo packs, but they include a slipcover. As adding a slipcover supposedly means upping the SRP by £5 alone, by that logic Manga's combo packs include the DVDs at no extra cost to us, compared to the SRP of a single cour blu-ray.
Doesnt that logic mean we have been overcharged for the single BD sets then? As also they dont include the "£5" slipcover.
 

Buzz201

Mad Scientist
Lutga said:
Personally I hate combo packs, but I kind of feel the UK industry is at a point now where sales are of such a level (predominantly pretty low) that they won't make much difference to sales / price-point either way. I've seen a lot of people complaining recently about prices for a one cour show creep toward the £30 mark - and while I agree it's a little on the pricey side, especially if you buy a number of shows each month, we're kind of at a state where if you're even a semi-hardcore anime fan, you kind of just bite the bullet when it comes to price.
As somebody who now finds themselves in the position where by £30 is likely involve a month's saving up. My plan isn't simply to swallow the prices, it's to give in.

Why the hell would I pay £30 for a 12 episode anime series, I've probably already seen, when I can pick up a 23 episode season of Arrow, which I like equally and who's episodes are 43 minutes as opposed to 24, for £20? Increasing prices just pushes me out of anime altogether, and it kinda saddens me, but then again, it's not really my loss, it's anime's. I can survive without anime, can anime survive losing a lot of its customers?
 
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