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Kill la Kill Aniplex of America Releases
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Posted 5/29/14

bhl88 wrote:
Reminds me of Madoka's release:

$30
$40
$75 ($60) since they are not putting up a booklet


True, but Madoka was only a single cour series versus Kill la Kill being a 2 cour show. That makes the sting twice as bad on the wallet if you are collecting the entire series. Though the volumes should be spaced out over several months.
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*shakes head*

Charging late '90s DVD prices for a bog-standard DVD release is unacceptable, IMO, and it stings that Aniplex has the release rights for a series this popular, since it would likely sell better from literally any other distributor but this one.
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I just curious but would anyone here wait a year for the complete collection or a mouth for a volume?
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I just curious but would anyone here wait a year for the complete collection or a mouth for a volume?


Yes, I would wait, if they offered a significantly cheaper box set in a year or so. However, AoA does not roll that way. They rarely re-release stuff and if they do the wait is more like 2 to 5 years later. Even then, a re-released box set for Kill la Kill is still probably gonna cost $160 or something like that for the Blu-rays; which is only around $40 less than the standard Blu-ray volumes, at $200, now.
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Guess we'll see how much people actually like Kill la Kill.

Does anyone like this show enough to spend $240 for the entire show?
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I'm not going to comment on their business model, but I will comment on the translation. Or rather, I can't say anything about it other than we've only seen a trailer; little snip-its. Who knows, maybe the way the script is translated changes later on, gets better, that sort of thing. As an example, look at the Attack on Titan dub: they did it in a way so it'd cater to more casual fans, and the ones who haven't heard of anime outside of Dragon Ball Z or any other show from the 90's that gets rerun to hell. Now, I think that was a mistake, or at the least they could have been more faithful to the character's personalities through their dialogue (from what I've heard so far), but they're doing it the way they feel is best, and I think you should respect that -- be happy it's getting a dub at all. I thought it wouldn't, to be honest. Which, I'm sure you're aware of all these things. If it bothers you that much, write them a strongly worded letter or be content with the original Japanese cast.

And, one more thing, what hasn't Aniplex milked in their releases?


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Guess we'll see how much people actually like Kill la Kill.

Does anyone like this show enough to spend $240 for the entire show?


No.
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iblessall wrote:

Guess we'll see how much people actually like Kill la Kill.

Does anyone like this show enough to spend $240 for the entire show?


No.


No, nobody does.

...Which is good, because they won't have to. It'll be $200 (they announced they're going to do five volumes instead of the six they did in Japan). And honestly, spread out across a couple months...I'll do it. I'll feel broken inside, but I loved the shit out of Kill la Kill

I felt like they would have learned from SAO. Since it was a show that most hardcore anime fans really disliked, I imagine they sold hardly any copies. Meanwhile, Funimation is releasing AoT in two parts at $35 each, and they are going to make all the money.
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Felstalker wrote:



I'm not going to comment on their business model, but I will comment on the translation. Or rather, I can't say anything about it other than we've only seen a trailer; little snip-its. Who knows, maybe the way the script is translated changes later on, gets better, that sort of thing. As an example, look at the Attack on Titan dub: they did it in a way so it'd cater to more casual fans, and the ones who haven't heard of anime outside of Dragon Ball Z or any other show from the 90's that gets rerun to hell. Now, I think that was a mistake, or at the least they could have been more faithful to the character's personalities through their dialogue (from what I've heard so far), but they're doing it the way they feel is best, and I think you should respect that -- be happy it's getting a dub at all. I thought it wouldn't, to be honest. Which, I'm sure you're aware of all these things. If it bothers you that much, write them a strongly worded letter or be content with the original Japanese cast.

And, one more thing, what hasn't Aniplex milked in their releases?


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Guess we'll see how much people actually like Kill la Kill.

Does anyone like this show enough to spend $240 for the entire show?


No.


I will buy it, but shall be very displeased with the person who sold it to me.


Funimation is selling AoT to the casual crowd with a casual price. The show uses German names and characters, and the characters are not a focal point of the show, Titans are.
Kill la Kill has a cast of multi pun Japanese names, and heavy characterization. You watch the characters do crazy shit, rather than crazy shit happening to characters.
Im really happy Funimation got the Dub for AoT.

I would never question whether Kill la Kill would get a dub, but I WANT them to do whats best, but AoA doesnt do this. I see someone who half assed their job in several ways, then charged us out the ass for that product. Remeber when 4kids would butcher their titles, and only sell the butchered dvds? The lazy card edits on Yi Gi Oh to abide broadcasting standards, Digimons horrible music and the infamous Angelica movie intro animation, 4 Piece.

Theyre not going that far, but that was effort. They put the work to localize the shows.

Any other dubbinf company would give Kill la Kill more respect, that is what im saying. Aniplex dvds even offer less than Funumation! None of that Marathon mode or fewer trailers.

The dub is to ve released barely a Year after it was aired. They are rushing the license to make a quick buck instead of providing a solid product. A year from now, unless the volume rerelease is out, i could not suggest someone buys Kill la Kill. I will direct them to Crunchyroll whenever they want to watch it.

Look at Panty and Stocking! Talk about a dub someone put effort into! Funimation treated a unique title with a serious and localized dub, capturing Imaishis characters with ease.

I can hear the Voice Actors trying really really hard, but the director's rushing this release before the christmas season.
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iblessall wrote:
Guess we'll see how much people actually like Kill la Kill.

Does anyone like this show enough to spend $240 for the entire show?


It's $300 for the 5 LE volumes or $200 for the 5 standard Blu-ray volumes, assuming they are all priced the same. I plan on getting them all eventually, though I'm not happy it is being released this way. I do love Kill la Kill enough to get the BDs for the show and will just have to save up for the sets like I did for SAO which was $360 total. I agree it's insanely priced and ridiculous how they are releasing the show in volumes, but besides the dark side, it's my only way to get the BDs.
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Curious to see what alltheanime will be able to do with their release in the uk. I'm guessing it'll be a split release from looking at usa/japans versions.
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Curious to see what alltheanime will be able to do with their release in the uk. I'm guessing it'll be a split release from looking at usa/japans versions.


Apparently the UK release will be split across 3 volumes, will be interesting to see what extras they can get their hands on.
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DalekCaan wrote:

Curious to see what alltheanime will be able to do with their release in the uk. I'm guessing it'll be a split release from looking at usa/japans versions.


Apparently the UK release will be split across 3 volumes, will be interesting to see what extras they can get their hands on.


I wonder if they'll have a big box to contain all the parts, thus you get all three artworks and a collectors box to store it. I also think with animelimited they'll have bonus features, artwork pieces/sketches and all sorts of extra treats.
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DalekCaan wrote:


MrJoMiMo92 wrote:


DalekCaan wrote:

Curious to see what alltheanime will be able to do with their release in the uk. I'm guessing it'll be a split release from looking at usa/japans versions.


Apparently the UK release will be split across 3 volumes, will be interesting to see what extras they can get their hands on.


I wonder if they'll have a big box to contain all the parts, thus you get all three artworks and a collectors box to store it. I also think with animelimited they'll have bonus features, artwork pieces/sketches and all sorts of extra treats.


That would be good but it probably won't happen. I'm guessing each of the volumes will have a rigid case like their Cowboy Bebop release. I did notice their French release features a Collector's box to contain the half sets but Aniplex seem to place more restrictions on English langauge releases.
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MrJoMiMo92 wrote:


DalekCaan wrote:


MrJoMiMo92 wrote:


DalekCaan wrote:

Curious to see what alltheanime will be able to do with their release in the uk. I'm guessing it'll be a split release from looking at usa/japans versions.


Apparently the UK release will be split across 3 volumes, will be interesting to see what extras they can get their hands on.


I wonder if they'll have a big box to contain all the parts, thus you get all three artworks and a collectors box to store it. I also think with animelimited they'll have bonus features, artwork pieces/sketches and all sorts of extra treats.


That would be good but it probably won't happen. I'm guessing each of the volumes will have a rigid case like their Cowboy Bebop release. I did notice their French release features a Collector's box to contain the half sets but Aniplex seem to place more restrictions on English langauge releases.


That's probably true, but I can hope ATA will get AOA to give us some bonuses and unique artwork. They've done well so far with the likes of gurren laggan and their other works. Hell, if it's like cowboy bebop then at least we should get two artworks with each set. So long as the books/extras are better protected, my bros artbook in cowboy bebop was damaged.
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TheAncientOne wrote:

Apparently the other alternative is to obtain the likely to be noticeably less expensive UK release from All the Anime in Q4 of this year, and then either obtain a region-free BD player or rip the Blu-ray.


Now that's the way to go. Obtaining a region-free BD player shouldn't be a problem for me, so there we go. Thanks, TAO.
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