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So there are many shows that have had a Blu-Ray release, but sometimes the license runs out, the release is very limited, or it was not released in your particular region.

So my question is What show out there deserves a Blu-Ray release or re-release for a particular region?

My series would definitely be Haibane Renmei, the DVDs can only be found used, and the Blu-Ray Box set that was released for Japan goes for $200+. And even though each show doesn't benefit the same amount from a Blu-Ray quality version.
these screenshots show the difference in quality and the DVDs look cloudy and blurred at times.

The DVD Version is on the left and Blu-Ray on the right.

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I think you might have them swapped since the left-side pictures are not as sharp as those on the right.
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I honestly am just happy that I own a DVD player. My mother's boyfriend happens to own a blu-ray player & an HDTV. I really don't see that much of a difference. So my opinion will continue to be this; blu-ray is a waste of valuable cash.

and to be honest, the blu-ray picture looks worse than the DVD, IMO
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mic911911 wrote:

So there are many shows that have had a Blu-Ray release, but sometimes the license runs out, the release is very limited, or it was not released in your particular region.

So my question is What show out there deserves a Blu-Ray release or re-release for a particular region?

My series would definitely be Haibane Renmei, the DVDs can only be found used, and the Blu-Ray Box set that was released for Japan goes for $200+. And even though each show doesn't benefit the same amount from a Blu-Ray quality version.
these screenshots show the difference in quality and the DVDs look cloudy and blurred at times.

The DVD Version is on the right and Blu-Ray on the left.






deadpanditto wrote:

I think you might have them swapped since the left-side pictures are not as sharp as those on the right.


Yes, I think he did.

Anyway, I second a blu-ray release of Haibane Renmei because as you noted, it is damn near impossible to find. Even the single volumes on DVD are outrageous.

Along with Haibane other personal choices to have released in either cheaper, repackaged, and/or complete collections, DVD or blu-ray, are:

Dennou Coil
Mononoke
Aoi Bungaku
Nodame Cantabile
Black Lagoon
Michiko to Hatchin
Bakemonogatari
Ano Hana
Mawaru Penguindrum
Zipang
Kaiji
Monster
Tatami Galaxy
Kaiba
Durarara
Rurouni Kenshin

And plenty more I can't quite think of.

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Nice choices. How awesome would Denno Coil be on Bluray!
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Yes I fixed it, sorry about that I was distracted by a basketball game.
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honestly i believe that all anime should have a chance to go higher.
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mic911911 wrote:

So there are many shows that have had a Blu-Ray release, but sometimes the license runs out, the release is very limited, or it was not released in your particular region.

So my question is What show out there deserves a Blu-Ray release or re-release for a particular region?

My series would definitely be Haibane Renmei, the DVDs can only be found used, and the Blu-Ray Box set that was released for Japan goes for $200+. And even though each show doesn't benefit the same amount from a Blu-Ray quality version.
these screenshots show the difference in quality and the DVDs look cloudy and blurred at times.

The DVD Version is on the right and Blu-Ray on the left.






deadpanditto wrote:

I think you might have them swapped since the left-side pictures are not as sharp as those on the right.


Yes, I think he did.

Anyway, I second a blu-ray release of Haibane Renmei because as you noted, it is damn near impossible to find. Even the single volumes on DVD are outrageous.

Along with Haibane other personal choices to have released in either cheaper, repackaged, and/or complete collections, DVD or blu-ray, are:

Dennou Coil
Mononoke
Aoi Bungaku
Nodame Cantabile
Black Lagoon
Michiko to Hatchin
Bakemonogatari
Ano Hana
Mawaru Penguindrum
Zipang
Kaiji
Monster
Tatami Galaxy
Kaiba
Durarara
Rurouni Kenshin

And plenty more I can't quite think of.



Well for the sake of discussion I am not so sure how much of a difference it will make for newer shows like Mawaru and Bakemonogatari, I've seen both in 480p quality and both looked good, maybe the colors would be brighter for Mawaru. But I wonder about bringing out the detail in somewhat older shows. Monster I can say would be very interesting to see.

Dennou coil also a great choice because of the interesting technology being used and to see that in action in better detail would be good.

And to tack on an additional thought, is there a anime series or movie out there that didn't benefit or wouldn't benefit from a Blu-Ray conversion?

This usually occurs when the show was produced in SD to begin with, one example would be Samurai Champloo. Amazon reviewers discussed how there was a lack of detail http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-media/product-gallery/B002KYIAKG/ref=cm_ciu_pdp_images_all . I own this box set and love it, and I hardly notice minor things when everything is in motion, but are there major issues anyone has seen before?
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animegirl2222 wrote:

I honestly am just happy that I own a DVD player. My mother's boyfriend happens to own a blu-ray player & an HDTV. I really don't see that much of a difference. So my opinion will continue to be this; blu-ray is a waste of valuable cash.

and to be honest, the blu-ray picture looks worse than the DVD, IMO


Sorry about the images, I had the pictures switched around, the blu ray is on the right and the dvd is on the left. And the the not every HDTV is great so possibly the image may not seem an better. Although there are times when the quality cannot be improved anymore. Is there any Blu-Ray's in particular that you own that you think the DVD's look the same?
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And yes the Haibane Renmei DVD's individual releases are too expensive, and they are used. I was able to watch them from using a library network to check them out. You can find some great stuff using a library system if you're in college.
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mic911911 wrote:

And yes the Haibane Renmei DVD's individual releases are too expensive, and they are used. I was able to watch them from using a library network to check them out. You can find some great stuff using a library system if you're in college.


Those shows (Penguindrum and Bakemonogatari) were mostly likely broadcast in HD (720p or 1080p) and almost all new shows get blu-ray releases exclusively in Japan, blu-ray releases are expected and have become the first choice for most consumers. While I do have a PS3 and HDTV, I'm still more concerned with getting a show in a complete package than seeing them rendered in high definition. Though, releases like the ones for Katanagatari would be perfect, blu-ray and DVD combo, but are still fairly expensive.
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Following on what anime I think should come to Blue-ray

Golgo 13
Gunslinger Girl*
Hellsing Ultimate
Ima, Soko ni Iru Boku (Now and Then, Here and There)
Juuni Kokuki*
Last Exile*
Madlax
Serial Experiments Lain
Speed Grapher

*need importing (US), live Europe so region fail...

If I am buying something to my disc collection I rather have Blue-ray, what's most important is that it is subbed (don't need dubs)

Also some DVD/Blue-ray players upscale/enhance DVDs to look better then it really is
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Posted 2/26/12 , edited 2/26/12

mic911911 wrote:

Well for the sake of discussion I am not so sure how much of a difference it will make for newer shows like Mawaru and Bakemonogatari, I've seen both in 480p quality and both looked good, maybe the colors would be brighter for Mawaru. But I wonder about bringing out the detail in somewhat older shows. Monster I can say would be very interesting to see.

Dennou coil also a great choice because of the interesting technology being used and to see that in action in better detail would be good.

And to tack on an additional thought, is there a anime series or movie out there that didn't benefit or wouldn't benefit from a Blu-Ray conversion?

This usually occurs when the show was produced in SD to begin with, one example would be Samurai Champloo. Amazon reviewers discussed how there was a lack of detail http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-media/product-gallery/B002KYIAKG/ref=cm_ciu_pdp_images_all . I own this box set and love it, and I hardly notice minor things when everything is in motion, but are there major issues anyone has seen before?


I think older animes can benefit from going blu-ray or at least I know the blu-ray versions of Z Gundam and ZZ Gundam both looked a lot better than their original dvd counterparts. If something is just upscaled into hd it won't look as good though.
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Posted 2/26/12 , edited 2/26/12

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I think older animes can benefit from going blu-ray or at least I know the blu-ray versions of Z Gundam and ZZ Gundam both looked a lot better than their original dvd counterparts. If something is just upscaled into hd though it won't look as good though.


not bad choices.
i'd really like to see turn A gundam on blu-ray. (say what you want about the moustache, the show rocks.)
also, the old evangelion would be awesome. (not the sequel ova series)
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Along with NGE; Bebop, Gurren Lagann, Eureka Seven, Hellsing and Gankutsuou must be in this discussion. For some reason Time of Even and Mardock Scramble haven't received blu-ray releases, which are travesties in my opinion.
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