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Posted 4/17/15

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If you're just that rich a-hole, go with Aniplex :v

na, even Aniplex is too much for me.

not paying $500 for SAO.
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arqnohikari wrote:
If you're just that rich a-hole, go with Aniplex :v

na, even Aniplex is too much for me.

not paying $500 for SAO.


All I want are the OSTs. But yea... Aniplex is crazy and Ponycan is shooting up there

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I really hate how Funi grabs a well know anime (like Noir) and just shoves it as a "Anime Classics" BD release and doesn't give it a proper CE. Then again, Funi's idea of a LE, CE is so stupid.


That annoys me too, also the big green SAVE spine on the budget re-releases. It's like, "this is what you get for not buying the expensive first printing" lol
At least Noir is old enough to be called a classic, but the new Panty and Stocking release is also anime classics packaging, and it's only 5 years old, it's not that old lol.
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I feel like Sentai Filmworks occasionally tries to pick up too many releases, and that reminds of how ADV ultimately screwed themselves, but, for the most part, they are an agreeable distributor, IMO.
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They only things I don't like about them is that they seem to mainly use Yellow text for their subtitles which is OK in an op or ed but not for the whole thing since depending on the style of the series they are a pain in the ass to read.

Secondly they release a lot of their series as just a sub set and then maybe they will dub it and rerelease it again. Other than these two things I'm pretty neutral about them I neither love nor hate them, but because of the second part I am unlikely to get something from them unless its a series I love to death.
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rcsatcrunchyroll wrote:

I feel like Sentai Filmworks occasionally tries to pick up too many releases, and that reminds of how ADV ultimately screwed themselves, but, for the most part, they are an agreeable distributor, IMO.


This is not really a fair comparison to be honest.
ADV was doing way more than just buying/distributing anime. Many things attributed to the fall of ADV, too many titles at exorbitant licensing prices was just the tip of the iceberg.

Licensing prices have come way down since the days of the "bubble" though, and the Minimum Guarantee is not even close to being what it was.
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If Dragon Ball Z has an animation that looked like it was in 2009, but it was actually in the early 1990s, then that should tell you something.





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ADV always did the best dubs in the 90's, but they didn't keep up with the times in the 00's and other companies like Funimation and even Bang Zoom went past them.

But if you ever check out Sentai's current releases it's still absurd how much of a shadow/parody of themselves they've become. The dubs are consistently terrible, the acting all just sounds like people reading their lines directly off the page for the first time, and they can't even be bothered to match the flaps properly. I've also heard horror stories about subpar DVD/BD quality.

In short, they suck, and the only good thing about Sentai licensing an anime is that I can watch it on Crunchyroll.

Whatever you think about Funimation's licensing strategy, which I myself am not too fond of at the moment, honestly I feel like they're the only company right now who actually puts out consistently worthwhile dubs. Bang Zoom still has some good dubs but there are also plenty of terrible ones.

Overall, I feel like localization has actually taken a huge step back from 10 years ago, and it disappoints me.
Posted 4/18/15
i like them for releasing flowers of evil and cuticle detective inaba on blu-ray. it's like they purposely go for the underrated titles that other english companies don't want to pick up.

i got both of those titles for around $35 each at time of release, too, which was great.
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Why Sentai?

-They license / release more stuff I have an interest in than Funimation does.

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Sentai is becoming a better anime licensing company than Funimation these days. The amount of good series they get is unbelievable.

Funimation still has some really good titles and I love Funimation but Sentai is really stepping up their game.

I can't wait for the day Aniplex goes out of business so Funimation & Sentai can get all their licenses. I'm okay with paying 150$ for an anime series but when I'm paying 150$ for 6 discs with 3 episodes per Blu-ray, that shit is so clusterfuck inducing I can't even begin.

Fuck Aniplex.

Sentai & Funimation are our only saviors and at least they care about their consumers.
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Posted 4/18/15 , edited 4/18/15

aidenraine wrote:


arqnohikari wrote:
If you're just that rich a-hole, go with Aniplex :v

na, even Aniplex is too much for me.

not paying $500 for SAO.


It's better than paying $400 for only HALF of Unlimited Blade Works

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Posted 4/18/15

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It's better than paying $400 for only HALF of Unlimited Blade Works


To be fair, that's the Aniplex of Japan release of UBW, an import. When Aniplex of America releases it dub and all, it's likely to be around $300 for all of it; which is less than what they are charging for SAO's domestic LEs at around $360 total per two cour season.
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Posted 4/18/15

Captainkirko wrote:

I can't wait for the day Aniplex goes out of business so Funimation & Sentai can get all their licenses. I'm okay with paying 150$ for an anime series but when I'm paying 150$ for 6 discs with 3 episodes per Blu-ray, that shit is so clusterfuck inducing I can't even begin.

Considering the apparent stance since the beginning of this year by Aniplex of Japan on (not) streaming any title that Aniplex of America doesn't license, that might result in a situation where AoJ wouldn't license any of their titles for release here at all (either on disc or for streaming).

Be careful what you wish for.

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Posted 4/18/15
Well is there any other Companies other than Sentai Filmworks that has just as much content as they do? cause i tried looking for several of my favorite animes that i want to buy and Aniplex doesnt have crap, neither does NIS, its just RightStuf and through amazon i get em all from, and they all come from sentai filmworks it looks like. I just recently bought Kokoro Connect through amazon from sentai and it says its dubbed along with subbed of course. I just hope its good -_- If not i dont really care anyways i always watch subbed. And one question if someone could please quote me on this so i know the answer, is there a way to change the text color? I heard that sentai only does yellow text only? I like white text, but if yellow doesnt get in the way than i wouldnt mind, and can you change the stupid reference notes off? sometimes they do it on the top of the screen "this is a reference from the anime ........" SHUT UP I KNOW IM JUST TRYING TO WATCH!! but yes i prefer sentai so far (out of the 12 blu rays i have got from them and toradora special edition) they are fairly priced and affordable and have all my favorites so far!
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