Blu-Ray disc from Japan compatible in North American Blu-Ray players?
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Posted 3/13/12 , edited 3/13/12

This has been bothering me for quite some time.
After months of research on the region codes for Blu-Ray players I find that the region restriction for Japan is identical to North America.
If I were to buy a Blu-Ray DVD (particularly an anime DVD not yet licensed in North America) from Japan will it be able to play on my North American Blu-Ray DVD player?
I heard some success stories involving the PS3 but you can't be too careful.
If anyone has insight or previous experience with this situation I would be delighted to hear from you.
Thank you for your input.
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Posted 3/13/12 , edited 3/13/12
I've looked up a few Japanese Blu-ray anime titles, and the only problem I could really see is no English subtitles! Which is okay if you're fluent in Japanese... but I'm not :/ more like remedial Japanese... lol

So I'm curious to know also if anyone has actually purchased a Japanese blu-ray and popped it in their North American blu-ray player (I don't have a ps3... yet...) and whether or not it worked!!
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Posted 3/23/12 , edited 3/23/12
I have purchased a Hong Kong blu ray which is the same region as Japan and worked fine (The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya)

and I did purchase PS3 Japanese games and they work fine.

The only thing is the majority of them are in Japanese only with no Eng. subs.
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