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Old 06-05-2009, 01:44 PM   #1
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Default OFFICIAL Anime on Blu-ray (USA releases)

I wanted to create an official anime on Blu-ray section for blu-ray.com but focusing on USA releases. CG films such as the two "Final Fantasy" films and "Resident Evil: degeneration" will be included. As well as American productions that utilize Japanese animators such as certain Marvel Comics and DC related companies that utilize Japanese animation production companies.

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Old 06-05-2009, 01:49 PM   #2
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Coming soon - Sword of the Stranger - (Genre: Samurai/action).

I think many anime fans who love action samurai period type of films will dig this. A lot of emphasis on the fight scenes. I interviewed the Director Masahiro Ando although no spoilers, best to read after you watched the film.


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Origin comes out this month(Miyazaki fans might enjoy it) and SOS Tokyo Metro Explorers: The Next is already available
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out of the ones released on blu so far, what would you recommend ?

I own both final fantasy movies, and afro samurai. I have been eyeballing Paprika and Tekkonkinkreet for a while but was afraid I wouldn't like them enough to warrant the price.

I would consider myself a anime beginner, but I enjoy things like Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, Akira, Blood - The last Vampire, Vampire Hunter D, Ninja Scroll.

Any suggestions ?
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Any idea on whether Death Note might be coming to blu?
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Old 06-05-2009, 02:20 PM   #6
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Any idea on whether Death Note might be coming to blu?
Well, I hope VIZ does consider Blu-ray in the near future. I do recommend the DVD Box Sets for now!

There will be a lot of announcements being made two weeks from now at Anime Expo. We'll find out more about upcoming BD releases (knock on wood) by then.

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out of the ones released on blu so far, what would you recommend ?
I would consider myself a anime beginner, but I enjoy things like Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, Akira, Blood - The last Vampire, Vampire Hunter D, Ninja Scroll.
Any suggestions ?
Since you like action-based anime, "Samurai 7" may be up your alley. It's different from the classic film in the sense that it mixes samurai and mecha type storylines together. There are titles I would like to recommend but the price for some of the box sets may be too high for some. Check out the "Batman: Gotham Knight" which is pretty cool (you can find many of these on the trading forum or pre-reviewed at Blockbuster) if you're on a budget.

Speaking of "Blood the Last Vampire", the live action film (in English) just came out in Japan, I hope that one comes out on Blu-ray here in the US!!! Here is the trailer.


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Amazon has a release date of August 25th for the Devil May Cry boxset. Has Funimation even officially announced this yet?

http://www.amazon.com/Devil-May-Cry-...211774&sr=1-10

nevermind its coming

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Since you like action-based anime, "Samurai 7" may be up your alley. It's different from the classic film in the sense that it mixes samurai and mecha type storylines together.

Speaking of "Blood the Last Vampire", the live action film (in English) just came out in Japan, I hope that one comes out on Blu-ray here in the US!!! Here is the trailer.
awesome, Samurai 7 was another one i've been looking at. thanks for the trailer.

Great idea for a thread by the way. cheers.
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Will be getting Samurai 7, but price too high might wait for the price drop a bit.
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out of the ones released on blu so far, what would you recommend ?

I own both final fantasy movies, and afro samurai. I have been eyeballing Paprika and Tekkonkinkreet for a while but was afraid I wouldn't like them enough to warrant the price.

I would consider myself a anime beginner, but I enjoy things like Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, Akira, Blood - The last Vampire, Vampire Hunter D, Ninja Scroll.

Any suggestions ?
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Any idea on whether Death Note might be coming to blu?
I think Japan has the live action movies but don't think the series has any plans as of yet to come out to Blu-ray anytime soon
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Rebuild of Evangelion 1.0 screens:
http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2009/0...ly-remastered/



Can't find much on a US release date but God I hope it's released here soon...
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Okay, I have a question... how is this series? I mean I keep looking for some scenes or somethin to see if I will like it and cant find that much on it. It is supposed to be wicked bloody and gorey... is this the case? Prety much if someone has it can I get a quick blu-review? Thanks.
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Okay, I have a question... how is this series? I mean I keep looking for some scenes or somethin to see if I will like it and cant find that much on it. It is supposed to be wicked bloody and gorey... is this the case? Prety much if someone has it can I get a quick blu-review? Thanks.
Yes it is quite bloody and has a lot of gore as well. It's a great series just wish it could of been longer
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Can't find much on a US release date but God I hope it's released here soon...
well Funimation is already working on 1.0 for dvd so hopefully a Blu-ray release from them would be great same time as dvd
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Link for Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid

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Okay, I have a question... how is this series? I mean I keep looking for some scenes or somethin to see if I will like it and cant find that much on it. It is supposed to be wicked bloody and gorey... is this the case? Prety much if someone has it can I get a quick blu-review? Thanks.
Hehe..."Shigurui" is one that I find myself having to watch the first two episodes over. It's very violent, gory and umm...interesting sexual elements in the series. The DVD box set comes with a booklet, but for some reason the Blu-ray didn't.

It's an action series that is not going to be for everyone.

I think you will like the upcoming "Sword of the Stranger".


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Sword of the Stranger is great. That one is preordered. Shigurui I've only seen a few episodes. I'll get it eventually.

I want Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex and 2nd Gig on Blu-ray here. I think they are coming out in Japan soon. We can't even get the 3 movie box set released here yet...

Karas has been rumored. The DVDs look & sound incredible.

and where is Princess Mononoke?
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If they were smart they would release season 1 and forget season 2 existed.
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I need Cowboy Bebop, Escaflowne, and Mobile Suit Gundman on Blu and I'll be satisfied.
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