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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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Kurokami US Blu-Ray Release To Be English Dub Only

Konachan.com - 57077 kuro_(kurokami) kurokamiI am hoping the Blu-Ray listing is wrong since if the English Dub sucks, I don’t want that too be my only option. But if it is right, I will have to check out the English dub of it somewhere before then.

The reason I am kinda leaning towards it being wrong is because the DVD has Japanese dub with English subs to go along with the English dub. That right there doesn’t make much sense to me since it is the smaller format.

AS for prices, the DVD will be in 4 sets for $29.99 each, and the Blu-Ray release will be in 6 sets for $24.99 each. Since you can probably get the Blu-Ray releases for $20 from some places when it release, it ends up being about the same amount of money, so I see no problem with the price, just the contents.

Oh well, it’s Bandai’s choice if it’s true, I can’t stop them. Though, I don’t mind listeing to an English only dub as long as it’s not Burst Angel English dub bad.

Currently, the Blu-Ray and DVD releases are set for February of next year.

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Escaflowne: The Movie Is Coming To Blu-Ray This September

escaflowneMore anime on Blu-Ray in the US is coming, this time it’s Escaflowne: The Movie. Set for a September 15th release, you will be able to re=watch it in all it’s HD glory.

Specs are as follows: Dolby TrueHD 5.1, English Dub and Subs, Japanese Dub, and special features.

Bandai is starting release more and more anime on Blu-Ray here, and I think we can expect even more to be announced at Otakon, not only from Bandai, but from FUNimation too.

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Anime Network Taken Off Of Comcast

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Does it really upset ADV that much that FUNi is on Comcast now too? Probably not, they just don’t feel like paying the money to have it on something that isn’t as broad as DirecTV.

According to ADVm they won’t have anymore Anime Network content through Comcast VOD service, and that it is available on DirecTV and some Nokia phone VOD service. It has been on DirecTV for a while now, so it is nothing new, but I guess they re-announced it since not many people knew about it from the start.

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The Sky Crawlers Coming Too Blu-Ray ON May 26th

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release The Sky Crawlers on Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD May 26, 2009. From Mamoru Oshii, the world-acclaimed director of Ghost in the Shell, comes an award-winning story of an exciting but endless war with heroes too young to understand the meaning of their battles. This visually stunning anime adventure brings to life the nail-biting dogfights from the epic air battles described in Hiroshi Mori‘s best-selling novel in Japan . Special features include featurettes on animation and sound design, and the research behind bringing real sights and sounds to life in anime. Exclusively available on the Blu-ray™ High-Def version is an insightful interview with director Oshii.

I have been hearing so much about this movie, so I will probably pick up this release when it comes out. Though, May is kind of a while away. The MSRP is $39.99, but I’m sure you will be able to find it somewhere in the $20 to $30 range when it comes out.

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VHS Toaster

Recently, the rest of my family upgraded to HD, and the VHS thing we have is just sitting there. So, I think I may make one of these with it if I can get a free toaster. That would be pretty awesome don’t you think. Maybe it will happen soon…