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Crunchyroll Comes to Blu-Ray and DVD

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Gintama too? I think i'm in heaven.

It's English-dubbed. Would consider otherwise, but gotta admit that the dubs intimidate me, so I guess I'll pass. Ofc, if an english-subbed (or multilanguage subs, like a menu that allows you to choose your language before watching) version was a thing, then I'd reconsider.
CR, I am humbly requesting you to forget a bout the dubs and go with the subs.
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I'm so happy you guys got Kabaneri! I can't wait to buy it!
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Itry wrote:

It's English-dubbed. Would consider otherwise, but gotta admit that the dubs intimidate me, so I guess I'll pass. Ofc, if an english-subbed (or multilanguage subs, like a menu that allows you to choose your language before watching) version was a thing, then I'd reconsider.
CR, I am humbly requesting you to forget a bout the dubs and go with the subs.

You do realize that the DVDs and BDs can be expected to have both the dub and the original Japanese audio with subs, right? (That is standard practice).

I never understood why some people that prefer subs reject home media simply because of the mere presence of a dub on the same disc.

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^ Ohhh, I thought they'd just have the dubs. I mean, I've seen some DVDs and BDs that only had a single option or so, and that would've been a preset audio of certain language (in that case it was english) and a preset sub with my own language - meaning that they'd not be changed. So yeah the original announcement made me think of something similar than those, meaning that there would not be such obtions.
But yeah, come to think of it, I guess what I experienced was practiced in ye ol' days, and novadays people are propably smart enough to make different language settings available.
My bad, sorry guys. ^^'

And that being said, I do not reject the subbed versions only because the dub exists on the same disc. Even though I'd just propably use the subbed option, the presence of dub is not a problem for me.
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yeah, pretty much all anime dvds and blu-rays come with both the original Japanese and english dub audio.
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Where can we order the Gintama Blu-rays, also when/if will the dub of the series be streaming?
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Are these releases and future releases only dub vertions?
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just make sure it has the original japanese audio

if you want to add english audio dub, that is fine
but removing any of the original content is not Ok
we do not need more macross and pokemon fiascos in english audio only


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Hoping for some nice limited/collector's editions. Also hope the discs don't cost extra just because they have an English dub track. Kind of annoying to have to pay extra for a track I am not going to use...
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TWIN STAR EXORCISTS YESSSSSSSS
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Hopping that include Spanish subs, Pls crunchy.
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Outstanding! Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is especially surprising since CR didn't stream it in the Spring.
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Horizon- wrote: Ah, haha :P. I'm not really sure how it works but, does a publisher hold more rights than a producer? For instance, ReLIFE has Aniplex listed as one of it's producers, and on CR's website, it has TMS listed as the publisher. So how does it work? xD


What Crunchyroll lists as the publisher is the company that they license from, who might be the original international licensor and who might be a licensee who has sublicensed streaming to Crunchyroll.

In addition to what is described above by shinryou about production committees and distributed rights ... also bear in mind that when Aniplex of Japan is in the production committee, that does not automatically mean that Aniplex of America will pick up the rights. Aniplex of America may pass on an Aniplex of Japan title if they do not think they can make money from it from their typical kind of release. So it matters which "Aniplex" you are talking about.

Indeed, those TMS published series might be the series that Aniplex of Japan does not include international rights as part of their share of rights from a production committee agreement.

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Itry wrote: ^ Ohhh, I thought they'd just have the dubs. I mean, I've seen some DVDs and BDs that only had a single option or so, and that would've been a preset audio of certain language (in that case it was english) and a preset sub with my own language - meaning that they'd not be changed. So yeah the original announcement made me think of something similar than those, meaning that there would not be such options.


Yes, "dub vs sub" wars were a constant in fan forums in the VHS days. Some early DVD releases inherited VHS practices, but over time DVD distributors learned to take advantage of the option of supporting both.

Nowadays, the main reason they do dub-only releases is if the Japanese refuse to allow the Japanese audio for fear of reverse-imports.

Sub-only is still done, because it is not thought that the production can make back the cost of the dub. After all, an English dub makes the total production cost go up several times, which means either a larger sales target or else an elite sale price is required to make back the production costs. And since the royalties are paid for the discs that you press, rather than the ones that you sell, a higher sales target means a higher up front royalty payment.

I'm guessing that since Crunchyroll says this first set are sub and dub, they might not be not picking up anything where the Japanese refuse to release the Japanese audio. It will be interesting to see if the dubs involve some kind of cost sharing ... either license rescues or sharing the cost of a dub being done for cable distribution in an English speaking country.


And that being said, I do not reject the subbed versions only because the dub exists on the same disc. Even though I'd just propably use the subbed option, the presence of dub is not a problem for me.

There are a handful of releases where I quite like the dub. Baccano and Cowboy Bebop come to mind.
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Santana1919 wrote:

Outstanding! Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is especially surprising since CR didn't stream it in the Spring.

Neither CR or anyone else could due to Amazon's agreement with Fuji TV. Thankfully, that agreement was only for streaming rights (the same as CR's current agreement with Kadokawa).

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i find it odd that they don't have the streaming rights, but they have the DVD/Blue ray publishing rights.
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