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Kara no Kyoukai Coming To US, But Not In The Way Many Had Hoped

So, Kara no Kyoukai is being released in the US, but not at a reasonable price for the US anime market. At $400 to order from RightStuf, you will be getting all of it along with a nice box and an art book. But, what about the people that have never seen it and would like to watch it atleast once? FUCK THEM! I have been told this is for collectors by many people on forums.

Now, I count myself as an anime collector, but, I also have the common sense to know that I shouldn’t spend a whole pay check on 1 series that is shorter than most shows I can get for $100. And yes, I know I spent close to $250 on Lucky Star LE singles and $200 on Haruhi singles, but that was also spread out over months. I can’t afford to spend $400 on something I may or may not like.

Then, there are people on other sites saying that people like me who say support the industry are hypocrites for not being willing to spend $400 on this. Well,  I would be a hypocrite if I were to go and download it after saying that, but I have no intention to do so since I believe someone will eventually release a cheaper version somewhere down the line. I surely hope someone does though, because this is reminding of the old days of anime that I was not really part of as much since I was 10 or younger.

I just want to watch KnK without going bankrupt. That is all.

Oh well, I can wait. I mean shit, I have waited much longer for things (such as teh time between Super Metroid and Metroid Prime). There are tons more for me to buy while I wait  for a reasonable release of KnK. Until then,  will just wait. If it never is released, then I just wont see it. If not seeing one thing were to bother me, I would be crazy since I still haven’t seen the thousands of other anime out there.

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Canaan BluRay May Not Ship On Time (But Only If You Didn’t Order From RightStuf)

So, as you may have read from the title of this post which comes 2 months after my last post, it seems that the BluRay version of Canaan is only shipping if you ordered it from RightStuf. Amazon has stated that they didn’t receive any copies and are put on a 2 month backorder until further notice. Many other people in this thread on ANN are stating they had the same or similar happen to them with other stores.

Just getting a warning out for those who happened to be waiting for a shipping confirmation from Amazon and didn’t receive one. I myself hit them up wit ha question and got an answer back quickly, so that’s how I know about the backorder. Just gonna cancel my Amazon order, pay the extra $6, and wait a a couple extra days I suppose to get it from RightStuf since at least they should ship it out accordingly.

Also, to those who are all “LOL, YOU MAD? I HAZ MUH COPY ON DUH DVD!” Fuck you and your toilet. Ok, not really, but I am still mad.

Trigun Being Re-Released This Fall on BluRay and DVD By FUNimation

This is the first “new” anime for FUNimation announced at Katsucon this weekend. Vash The Stampede is already returning for a movie in Japan, so maybe this move is a hint that maybe FUNimation has interest in acquiring the rights for that movie.

Currently, the DVD version is set for Fall of this year, but no word on whether that means the BluRay version comes out at the same time. I guess we will find out soon when thye send out the information to retailers for pre-orders.

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Dragon Ball Kai Licensed By FUNimation

Dragon Ball Kai, the shorter more interesting version of Dragon Ball Z, but also without the epic opening Head Cha-La, is going to be released this year.

WHY MUST THEY GIVE ME SO MANY DAMN OPTIONS! Seriously, 3 different versions released in the US so far. I was gonna start buying the Dragon Box releases, but now I might as well buy this one instead since it will be released on BluRay more than likely.

You know FUNimation, this idea of releasing multiple versions of a  series after everyone bought it already (almost all your recent BluRay releases) is started to piss me off. Just letting you know that.

as for DB Kai, it is a remastered into HD release with the fillers removed and the saturation increased to make it look better. The Japanese audio is also re-recorded. Not meant for the DB purist, but what the hell, I wasn’t one to begin with. May have seen all the DBZ episodes, but I grew quite bored during the “OH SHIT! HIS POWER LEVEL IS GROWING AGAIN SO I WILL STAND HERE STARING UNTIL HE CAN BEAT ME” (I’m looking at you Frieza). So maybe I will re-watch it like this.

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FLCL ON BLURAY! F*CK YEAH!

I was looking for some where that had FLCL in the ultimate DVD collection just last week. While I am still disappointed that they haven’t announced any new anime, at least I can finally get FLCL at a decent price instead of the extremely high prices that “collectors” want you to pay.

Currently, it is set for release on DVD and BluRay later in 2010, so we still have a while to wait. Let’s just hope the wait is worth it.

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True Tears Getting Blu-Ray Release… In Japan

True Tears is an anime I recently watched thanks to Bandai and I have to say I love it. Now it is getting a BluRay release too, just not over in the US.

The Japanese BluRay release will feature a new Epilogue that I would like to see, but am not too excited about considering it is only 3 minutes long. So, you don’t get much more than an HD version of an already great anime.

I’m guessing that it will be a limited thing though since they need 2,000 pre-orders to even have this released and those pre-orders had to be in by December 16th. Payment is due January 8th.

There will be plenty of special features, so I think it is a a pretty expensive box. but, considering how happy Noe looks on the official website with her BluRay disk.

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Evangelion 1.11 Is Top Selling Blu-Ray Release In Japan This Year

All this does  is make the wait for the US BluRay release of Evangelion 1.11 even longer. I haven’t seen the movie yet since I wanted to wait for a US license and since FUNimation will be releasing the Evangelion 1.11 BluRay on March 9, 2010.

Though, the surprising part is that Bakemonogatari didn’t beat it. It was the highest for quite a few months. Not that I mind. I enjoy Bakemonogatari also, but Evangelion is better in my opinion. I’m just glad that Queen’s Blade didn’t beat either one even though it will probably be the guilty pleasure of mine when it is released next summer here in the US.

If you want to rest of the listing’s for the year, go here. (It’s in Japanese for the most part)