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What's your favorite *distributor*, and what's the thing you like and dislike about them?

Funimation

Good: I like their dubs and cheap prices for their BD/DVD's.

Bad: Their streaming service sometimes ticks me off.

Sentai Filmworks

Good: They're always releasing the movies and shows that I want to buy.

Bad: Alot of their audio is 2.0, which kinda annoys me.
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I only buy bootleg russian dvds.
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Lowlights wrote:

I only buy bootleg russian dvds.


lol
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Funimation is my favorite.

Bad: Questionable marketing and licensing decisions
Good: Basically everything else

As for Sentai their dubs are fucking terrible which is a dealbreaker for me. I don't buy DVDs unless it gives me something that I won't already get from watching it on Crunchyroll. But Sentai puts all their licenses on Crunchyroll so in a roundabout way I guess I'm grateful to them?
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Aniplex

While I can't fault the quality of their product per se, their marketing decisions are sending them on a collision course with a brick wall.

Mainly to do with insanely expensive releases and "premium" items that (for many folks) are hardly premium at all.

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Funimation

They have reasonable prices for their blu rays and the quality isn't half bad eather.

Aniplex

Very Expensive sometimes they go way overboard with prices going over $400.00 for just half a season But you can't beat the quality that they produce for every release. Very top notch.


on a side note anyone remember when they use to add posters or small booklets/random stuff inside dvd cases? Now we have to pay a premium to get them. Every time I buy a blu ray and look inside and I only see a questionnaire I feel a little empty inside
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on a side note anyone remember when they use to add posters or small booklets/random stuff inside dvd cases? Now we have to pay a premium to get them. Every time I buy a blu ray and look inside and I only see a questionnaire I feel a little empty inside


Yep, I do remember that! Video games are heading that route, as well.
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Funimation is always the best
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I wish I could live in a world where all the anime BDs cost the same as a Funimation BD in sale.
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niconico because it makes me smile ^~^
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Funi as its the one currently (afaik) that offers dual language options. I don't mind their dubs.
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Bandai (RIP)

the good: high quality dubs

the bad: they quit. also, Love Hina.
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I used to love the box sets that ADVision and Right Stuf put together.
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Posted 5/7/15 , edited 5/7/15

endallchaos wrote:


Sentai Filmworks

Good: They're always releasing the movies and shows that I want to buy.

Bad: Alot of their audio is 2.0, which kinda annoys me.


I remember hearing somewhere that most anime, for whatever reason, still are doing stereo for the Japanese audio. A lot of the surround is added in the English dubs by companies like FUNimation. Since Sentai mostly does subs, that could be the reason? Of the small collection of Anime Blu-rays I have, only the movies have Japanese in 5.1.


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I only started buying Anime BD recently, and I mostly choose ones that have 12+ episodes in a set since spending so much on 4 episodes just seems ridiculous to me, i'll stick to streaming those.

My favorites:
FUNimation

Good: Best price you can get. The remastering of Yu Yu Hakusho on BD looks great, and the entire series (112 eps) is in 4 sets. Sometimes has some good extras.
Bad: Some things are only on DVD. Movies in theaters are dubbed, at least the latest one is.

Viz Media
Good: Has all the Naruto movies. Showed the latest Naruto movie in a theater near me, and was subbed.
Bad: Some things are only on DVD. Not a large variety of shows.
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Aniplex is by far my favourite publisher.

Good: Nice box set releases for some of my favourite shows

Bad: If the show isn't a breakout hit, they give it the DVD treatment, which annoys me because I refuse to buy dvds.
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