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Posted 4/29/15 , edited 4/29/15
http://en.rocketnews24.com/2015/04/30/shocking-gap-between-tv-and-blu-ray-versions-of-same-anime-prove-you-get-what-you-pay-for/

There’s an odd paradox to anime in Japan. There’s no easier place to watch anime completely free, as just about every series of note airs on regular broadcast television. At the same time, fans pay far more for anime TV series’ subsequent Blu-ray releases in Japan than any other market, with prices of 5,000 yen (US$42) and up for individual discs containing just two episodes.

So what’s convincing Japanese fans to shell out so much cash for something they already have access to without spending anything at all? For some it’s a patron-of-the-arts-like sense of pride that comes from financially supporting the cultural works they love, but for others, it’s the shockingly wide gap that’s sometimes present between the artwork in the broadcast and home video versions of the same anime.




Pictured below are the TV and Blu-ray versions of Act 9 of Mekakucity Actors, and not only do they in no way resemble each other, neither is an exact match for the characters’ in-show appearances either.

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Posted 4/29/15
that scene from Mekakucity actors (TV version) was funny...even though it was supposed to be emotional =p
Posted 4/29/15
wow.. what??? :O that's a huge a** difference.

let me go watch my free! blu ray and play spot the difference with the CR's version
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Posted 4/29/15 , edited 4/29/15
Holy shit.
The Mekakucity Actors one is totally noticeable. I thought Shaft wanted to show some kind of new art in that episode. I guess I was fooled.



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I found more pics



Posted 4/29/15
I guess it sucks to have to watch the broadcast version in Japan, I know we get the better version of the anime at least for the most part due to paying for it.
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the TV version of Gochuusagi, Kin-iro and Love Live were pretty good tough, with an occasional mistake that's hardly noticeable
example: episode 8 of Love Live season 2 (aka Snow Halation episode): wrong color when characters look out the window
- though i didn't even notice until it was pointed out.
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Posted 4/29/15
my favourite part about buying BD boxes is going through and seeing all the added scenes.
Posted 4/29/15
Attack on Titan suffers from this too but hopefully season 2 doesn't.
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Posted 4/30/15
Left - TV Broadcast Right - Blu-ray
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Oh Good, I was hoping IMS went back and fixed episodes 9 & 10 of Gonna be the Twin-Tail! for the home release. The Animation / models were bad in the Broadcast release.

By the way here's an article at ourstarblazers.com detailing the evolution of Yamato: 2199 Episode 25, from when it originally showed in theaters all the way to the final Home Video Release:

http://ourstarblazers.com/vault/801/

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Posted 4/30/15 , edited 4/30/15
Highschool DxD is the perfect example of why blu-ray's are the superior viewing experience.
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Posted 4/30/15
The real problem, it seems to me, isn't that the Blu Ray looks better; it's that some of the TV releases looked bad in the first place.

In that sense, the Nisekoi or AoT examples seem very reasonable: even if their is some polish added, the TV version still largely looks fine, the characters still look like themselves, etc. There was just some added polish for the Blu Ray--and I've got no problem with that. There is a famous quote that "A work of art is never finished, only abandoned." The point being that there is ALWAYS something else that can be done to improve it. But if a studio isn't quite ready to abandon a project with the television release, and wants to make the Blu Ray look even better, then so be it.

But if a studio has mismanaged their time or money on a project and can't get a good looking product out the door in time for a television release... well, then that's what really deserves criticism.
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Posted 4/30/15
Watching something in Blu ray usually looks better than streaming, and the sound is definitelly above its digital counterparts.
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Posted 4/30/15 , edited 4/30/15
I'd love to see a comparison of Fate/ Stay Night.
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