Post Reply Will Konosuba ever get a home video release?
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Posted 4/14/17
Sup guys.. I am just wondering why Konosuba still remains unlicensed, and when could we possibly expect an announcement on a BD release? It's one of my favorite shows and it is sad there is no physical copies in the West.
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Posted 4/14/17
Unless anyone licenses it, no. Maybe Sentai could do it, perhaps?
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Posted 4/14/17
It only just finished airing a month ago, the Japanese blu ray release of Konosuba 2 is in July so you'll just have to wait but it will be licensed for a BD release anything like this gets picked up easily. It's all a bit complex and depends what rights Crunchyroll picked up if that was just for streaming or for a DVD/BD release too it can get a bit complex.

It's still too early though with it only just coming out in Japan and the physical releases of the second half of it not even out yet. We used to have to wait years for this stuff at times lol. I'd expect it probably next year.
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Posted 4/14/17 , edited 4/14/17

MrMoondoggie wrote:

It only just finished airing a month ago, the Japanese blu ray release of Konosuba 2 is in July so you'll just have to wait but it will be licensed for a BD release anything like this gets picked up easily. It's all a bit complex and depends what rights Crunchyroll picked up if that was just for streaming or for a DVD/BD release too it can get a bit complex.

It's still too early though with it only just coming out in Japan and the physical releases of the second half of it not even out yet. We used to have to wait years for this stuff at times lol. I'd expect it probably next year.


Season 1 finished airing in 2016 and the Japanese BD's have already been released. That's why I find it perplexing that the first season has yet to be released in the western market.
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Crunchyroll holds the license. See the bottom of the page here: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=17123

I'm sure it will eventually be released through Funimation as part of their partnership. It's only been a year since season 1 finished airing. That's pretty much the minimum amount of time before a show is released in the west. I would expect an announcement sometime later this year.
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Posted 4/14/17 , edited 4/14/17
I'm thinking it's going to follow the same path as KanColle where CR had the license, but they gave the home video/dubbing rights to Funimation.

As for seeing it on Bluray... it's only been a year since the first season ended, so I'm going to guess we won't get an announcement until summer and won't actually see the release until maybe fall or winter. If it ends up as a CR x Funi release we might not actually see it until much later (again, KanColle just got announced this year but aired in 2015).

Still, it's very likely coming so I wouldn't worry.

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im still wondering when "Testament of Sister New Devil" is going to be released. Its been two years since the first cour ended and over a year since the second cour ended yet nothing.
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goku8399 wrote:

im still wondering when "Testament of Sister New Devil" is going to be released. Its been two years since the first cour ended and over a year since the second cour ended yet nothing.

It was one of the first CR titles Funimation was supposed to have available on their site (and I expect soon thereafter followed up by a home video release). I suspect this is another title that is caught in "waiting on the materials" purgatory.

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Posted 4/15/17

Horizon- wrote:


MrMoondoggie wrote:

It only just finished airing a month ago, the Japanese blu ray release of Konosuba 2 is in July so you'll just have to wait but it will be licensed for a BD release anything like this gets picked up easily. It's all a bit complex and depends what rights Crunchyroll picked up if that was just for streaming or for a DVD/BD release too it can get a bit complex.

It's still too early though with it only just coming out in Japan and the physical releases of the second half of it not even out yet. We used to have to wait years for this stuff at times lol. I'd expect it probably next year.


Season 1 finished airing in 2016 and the Japanese BD's have already been released. That's why I find it perplexing that the first season has yet to be released in the western market.


A lot of things need to happen in between those releases, the first season was released in Japan with the same time scale, finished airing in March and the BDs appeared in July which was less than a year ago and next July the second season is released. For a Western release many companies have an English dub recorded so the script needs to be adapted to English and it needs to be recorded and then they need to create the BDs etc getting a cast and production takes time and that's after the time it takes to sort out licences and money etc.

I'd imagine they probably wanted to wait until both seasons were finished since they were appearing over 2016/17 back to back and then record everything together and put it in boxed sets rather than try to schedule it in two halves because voice actors tend to be busy and you need to make sure you can get everyone's parts recorded for a timely release. I'm sure behind closed doors moves are being made but they probably won't announce anything until everything is signed,sealed and in production where they can announce a voice cast etc.

Yes it's a pain to wait but we have it easy now with sites like CR we can stream anime in HD with subtitles as it airs in Japan on our TV so it's almost the same just lesser quality and you don't get the fun of having the collection on your shelf. Two years is a pretty normal turnover time for an anime to get a western release.
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