Discussion in 'Anime Industry Discussion' started by NormanicGrav, Jun 15, 2016.
Can anyone confirm if When they Cry season 2 and Rei are geolocked as well.
New update to the post thanks to Funimation's November line-up.
Haganai: I Don't Have Many Friends NEXT - Complete Series (Anime Classics) [Funimation]
The Heroic Legend of Arslan - Season 1 Part 1 [Funimation]
Okami-san and Her Seven Companions - Complete Series (S.A.V.E. Edition) [Funimation]
Rideback - Complete Series (S.A.V.E. Edition) [Funimation]
Shimoneta: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn't Exist - Complete Series [Funimation]
Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike (Anime Classics) [Funimation]
Heaven's Lost Property: The Angeloid of Clockwork (Anime Classics) [Funimation]
Sakura Wars: The Movie (S.A.V.E. Edition) [Funimation]
Hetalia: World Series - Complete Series (Anime Classics) [Funimation]
Hetalia: The World Twinkle - Complete Series [Funimation]
I expect Senran Kagura's S.A.V.E. release to use the same discs as the original (which were AB).
All Sentai titles from 2015 onwards should be geolocked. I'm sure someone on this forum can confirm this.
Not Sure how much interest they'll be to add titles like this to the list but quite alot of the old Central Park Media DVDs are 'ALL' or Region Free.
Battle Arena Toshinden
Domain of Murder
Heroic Legend of Arslan OVA
Odin Photon Space Sailer Starlight
If I find anymore compatible titles from my collection I'll let ya know
Speak of the devil, considering I've watched your pickup vids for a long time now I was wondering if you were willing to test all of your Discotek titles? We've noticed a bunch ended up working on a Region 2 player (and an odd case with The Night on the Galactic Railroad being Region B compatible also), so if you have time I was wondering if you could check them?
I don't have too many more than the already confirmed so yeah I could do that.
I'd also love to know what the situation is with Discotek's BDs. I keep saying I'll get hold of one of their recent Lupin combo packs and that'll give me a chance to investigate properly, but funds aren't permitting for a while.
Phew okay do I have a list for you lol. I went all out whilst listening to the football.
Firstly I noticed that HDE's confirmation of Dino Mech Gaiking isn't on the list yet.
So I tested all the Discotek releases I have that weren't already on the list and it's good news pretty much save a couple. Here we go
Working Not Working
8 Man After
Adieu Galaxy Express 999
Animal Treasure Island
Blue Submarine No.6 DVD (DTS Edition released in 2016)
Cardcaptor Sakura Movie 1 Blu Ray
Cutey Honey TV
Demon City Shinjuku
Dr.Slump Movies 1-5
Galaxy Express 999 The Movie
Galaxy Express 999 Eternal Fantasy
Golgo 13 The Professional DVD
Locke The Superman
Lupin the Third: Jigen's Gravestone Blu Ray (My UK BD player gave me no error code or a wrong region screen, it just loaded for abit then stopped)
Lupin the Third: Napoleon's Dictionary
Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro Blu Ray
Lupin the Third: The Fuma Conspiracy
Lupin the Third: The Mystery of Mamo
Saint Seiya Movies Vol.1
Saint Seiya Movies Vol.2
Sea Prince and the Fire Child
Space Adventure Cobra Movie DVD
Taro The Dragon Boy
Tekkaman Blade II DVD
Unico Double Feature Blu Ray
Wonderful World Of Puss 'N' Boots
Golden Boy surprises me, the other 3 DVDs were the first three anime releases Discotek did. Lupin the 3rd Fuma conspiracy was 2007 and it seemed likely that everything after so far as DVD would work and that seems to be the case apart from the 2012 Golden Boy release. It's weird since Discotek had been releasing Anime pretty much exclusively from 2010 onwards.
I also found a few more CPM releases with 'ALL' on the back cover
A Wind Named Amnesia
Ayane's High kick
Black Jack Biohazard
Black Jack Incubation
Black Jack Infection
Black Jack Mutation
Black Jack Parasite
Black Jack Seizure
Black Jack Trauma
Dominion Tank Police
Grappler Baki The Ultimate Fighter
Legend of Lemnear
My My Mai
Project A-ko Love & Robots
Project A-Ko Uncivil Wars
They Were Eleven
Wrath of the Ninja The Yotoden Movie
Then curiosity set in and I tried the few CPM titles that said Region 1 on the back and well here's the results
Birdy the Mighty Double Trouble
Birdy the Might Final Force
Urusei Yatsura Movie 2: Beautiful Dreamer
I then had a sudden thought, perhaps alot of the Manga Entertainment titles would work also given they probably used the same disc across both US/UK regions. Here are the results
Astroboy 1980 Complete Collection
Black Magic M-66
Ghost Sweeper Mikami Movie
Guyver Bio Boosted Armor Vol.1
Guyver Bio Boosted Armor Vol.2
Highlander The Search for Vegeance
Macross II The Movie
Macross Plus Vol.1
Macross Plus Vol.2
Macross Plus Movie Edition
New Dominion Tank Police
Royal Space Force Wings of Honneamise
Street Fighter Alpha The Movie
Sword for Truth
The Dark Myth
Finally I tried a couple of release from relatively unknown publishers
Joe vs Joe Collection 1: The First 3 Rounds [AnimeWho]
Joe vs Joe Collection 2: The Final Rounds [AnimeWho]
Galaxy Express 999 TV Series Vol.1 [S'More Entertainment]
Bio Hunter [Urban Vision]
Golgo 13 Queen Bee [Urban Vision]
Vampire Hunter D [Urban Vision]
And with that me and my Samsung BD Player are going to take a well deserved break lol
Just FYI, Macross II was released by Kiseki in the UK so it's unlikely that the masters are identical since even though the kiseki version states region 0 it is English language only (and from what I remember could be considered a bodge job taken from the VHS version).
Blimey that's one heck of a list, thank you very much Blaize!
Ah my bad. Long story short when the forum's backup came back I realised I didn't update the newer tested Discotek titles (between Jan 2016-June 2016) so I lost a couple bits of data. Thankfully I was able to back up a fair amount.
That's quite odd indeed. Sad that Golden Boy isn't compatible, that would have saved me the fuss of having to use my laptop to play Region 1 discs. Ah well, still at least there's a lot of them that works like normal, especially with Lupin III and the old 'Nasty' Manga UK titles Discotek rescued (which were cut in the UK).
No problem I had quite abit of fun doing it actually. I know your the same but I quite enjoy lists and things like this.
Also I made a mistake, Royal Space Force Manga Ent DVD does work, I had it in red but have since fixed that. While we have the BD of course now in both A/B lands the Manga DVD is worth having still for the Commentary track.
Also you have listed the Blue Submarine DVD as the original release, I tested the 2016 version which is a whole new release (new pressing with extra audio options). I would be almost certain the original release works too but we can't be sure.
Re:Honneamise. Ah yeah I remember the Commentary being hard to acquire so at least that version is compatible.
Re:Blue Sub. Oh dear, got confused between the two ;_; I'll fix that.
You are probably right about the Kiseki Macross II as their release of Gunbuster was a bodged VHS rip complete with the dreaded white static bar at one point where the tape started to retrack.
So I received this morning two more Lupin Specials from Discotek.
Working Not Working
Lupin the Third: Alcatraz Connection
Lupin the Third vs Detective Conan The Movie
I also received Memories from Siren Visual and it worked on my Zone A PS3 (says Zone B only on the back). Sooooo I got curious once again and while I'm sure most of this was known I decided to check all my AU DVDs for Region 2 and well the results were terrible minus a single outlier.
Black Rock Shooter TV
Chihayafuru Part One
Chihayafuru Part Two
Dennou Coil Part One
Dennou Coil Part Two
Higurashi When They Cry Part One
Higurashi When They Cry Part Two
Higurashi When They Cry Rei Part One
Higurashi When They Cry Rei Part Two
Monster Part One
Monster Part Two
Monster Part Three
Monster Part Four
Monster Part Five
Samurai Horror Tales
Welcome to Irabu's Office
Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040
Captain Herlock Endless Odyssey
Nichijou My Ordinary Life Collection One
Nichijou My Ordinary Life Collection Two
Star Blazers Quest for Iscandar
Star Blazers The Comet Empire
Star Blazers The Bolar Wars
At least this can be a reference to any unsure if any of these would work lol.
Wow. Testing that lot must have worn out your eject button
New update to the post thanks to Funimation's November line-up.
Overlord - Complete Series [Funimation]
LE full-art revealed the regions on the discs. Given the show is under Kadokawa Media Factory, they generally tend to be region free so this is no surprise. The Funi Shop has all of the new titles under A|1 which is rather odd (considering they're all available on Funi Now UK), so it's best to keep an eye when they get released. I'll be pre-ordering Overlord so I'll test it myself.
Fresh one for the list!
Discotek's Darkstalkers OVA collection is another 'works in anything you slot it into' type dealio.
Also, will aim to get it watched and reviewed on Youtube soon. Ish.
Strawberry Marshmallow Complete OVA Collection and Bodacious Space Pirates Abyss of Hyperspace confirmed as geo locked.
Doctor was able to test the Haruhi Suzumiya Ultimate Collector's Edition Blu-ray for me (as mine is at another location). Here's the results:
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya - Complete Seasons One & Two [Funimation]
The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan - Complete Series [Funimation]
The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya & Nyoron Churuya-san - Complete Series [Funimation]
So as you can see, the main two seasons will work on your players (including the DVD extras disc). But the rest of the franchise is Region A only.
Had a skim and didn't see it mentioned, but the title in the list that are orange, are they new or to be tested?
The ones highlighted in orange are titles that are scheduled for release and are to be tested (since they have B/2 listed in their specs).
Separate names with a comma.