Do Funimation cut things from their releases?
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Posted 9/10/13
I've recently been watching Steins; Gate on DVD with my friend over Skype that is just using a Rip from the internet and I always end ahead of them but we can't figure what has been cut. I even ended up ahead before the intro song. Judging by the length of one episode 40 seconds have been cut somewhere.

-There is still a scene of a half naked Kurisu and the bit a at the end credits. So it can't be something ecchi.
-Thought I might a been dub vs sub length but it both were same length.
-thought it might have been Skype lag but I've been as much a 10 seconds ahead.
-Funimation's website also has longer video's than my DVDs too by a minute.

Anyone got any ideas on what's been cut?
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Posted 9/10/13
I think they cut the OP and EDs from some shows slightly, but I don't watch dubs so I could be wrong
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Posted 9/10/13
It could be some advertisements right after the OP ends.
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Posted 9/10/13 , edited 9/10/13

waverat81 wrote:

It could be some advertisements right after the OP ends.


This sounds most likely to me. Most shows have advertiser bumps just after the opening and ending credits. Some fansubbers cut these out, others don't bother.

Whatever the case, you should encourage your friend to stop being a leech.
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Sometimes DVDs play content faster than the aired version. Or whoever recorded it may squeeze content for time, to save production costs or space. I remember one musical I had in particular (don't ask) on VHS, when I bought the replacement DVD, everything sounded very wrong because it was sped up.
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Posted 9/11/13


I think that's usually only an issue when doing NTSC/PAL conversions (NTSC is used in both the US and Japan, PAL in Europe). I don't think a telecine (film to TV; 24fps -> 30fps) or reverse-telecine (interlaced to progressive playback; 30fps -> 24fps) process should result result in any change to playback speed, especially 40 seconds worth, unless it was really, incredibly badly done.

The article Csgod0 is another possibility, but if the 40 second difference is consistent across episodes, I think it's less likely to be the cause of the mismatched timing.
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Posted 9/11/13
Omg! Poor Ritsu and lucky Yui! Lmao!



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