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Old 08-24-2021, 03:56 AM   #521
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The shelf inconsistency is what's going to annoy me most. You'll have FUNimation 1-3 and then possibly GKIDS 1-4 which most likely will have their usual uniform spine that won't match.
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Old 08-24-2021, 04:00 AM   #522
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The shelf inconsistency is what's going to annoy me most. You'll have FUNimation 1-3 and then possibly GKIDS 1-4 which most likely will have their usual uniform spine that won't match.
It surprises me we donít have a Custom Cover Art Thread for anime. Does nobody that uses this thread regularly know how to use Photoshop?
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Old 08-24-2021, 04:14 AM   #523
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I barely know how to use GIMP, that's about it.

On a similar note, does anyone know of good glossy paper that is compatible with inkjet printers?

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Old 08-26-2021, 03:16 AM   #524
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The shelf inconsistency is what's going to annoy me most. You'll have FUNimation 1-3 and then possibly GKIDS 1-4 which most likely will have their usual uniform spine that won't match.
Heh, that's nothing. If you want Evangelion shelf inconsistency, I present you with this...

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Old 08-26-2021, 03:23 AM   #525
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Heh, that's nothing. If you want Evangelion shelf inconsistency, I present you with this...

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Which ones do you watch regularly: original series vs. films?
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Old 08-26-2021, 03:25 AM   #526
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Heh, that's nothing. If you want Evangelion shelf inconsistency, I present you with this...

Looks like my collection of NGE minus a few of the things you've got.
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Old 08-26-2021, 03:26 AM   #527
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Which ones do you watch regularly: original series vs. films?
I personally prefer the original series, but the Rebuild films are alright as well. I'm pretty good at mentally compartmentalizing the original 1995-1997 content (i.e. Eva TV, D&R, and EoE) separately from the 2007-2021 content (i.e. the four Rebuild films).
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Old 08-26-2021, 03:28 AM   #528
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Which ones do you watch regularly: original series vs. films?
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I personally prefer the original series, but the Rebuild films are alright as well. I'm pretty good at mentally compartmentalizing the original 1995-1997 content (i.e. Eva TV, D&R, and EoE) separately from the 2007-2021 content (i.e. the four Rebuild films).
To add on, how do you usually watch the different versions. ADV DVDs? JP Blu-rays?
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Old 08-26-2021, 03:32 AM   #529
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To add on, how do you usually watch the different versions. ADV DVDs? JP Blu-rays?
For the sake of convenience I go with 1080p .MKV rips of the Japanese BDs w/ muxed-in English subs and output them to my TV. My preferred watching order is 1-20, 21'-24' (director's cut versions), 25-26, and then Revival of Evangelion (i.e. Death[True]≤ + EoE).

Occasionally I might go for the theatrical version of Death and Rebirth which is only found in the Japanese BD box set, or the original broadcast versions of the TV episodes which are only found in the Japanese "Archives of Evangelion" DVD box just for the sake of experiencing those works in their original formats.

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Old 08-27-2021, 03:23 AM   #530
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Serial Experiments Lain - Complete Series - Classic (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)

This seems to be OOP.

BestBuy: Sold Out
RightStuf: No Longer Available
Funimation Shop: Out of Stock

Unless Funimation releases a new edition, this will be gone quickly.
Grab your copy while it's available at Amazon.com.
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Old 08-27-2021, 04:20 AM   #531
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Serial Experiments Lain - Complete Series - Classic (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)

This seems to be OOP.

BestBuy: Sold Out
RightStuf: No Longer Available
Funimation Shop: Out of Stock

Unless Funimation releases a new edition, this will be gone quickly.
Grab your copy while it's available at Amazon.com.
Hmm was this a smeary upscale or actually worth getting?

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Old 08-27-2021, 04:21 AM   #532
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I backordered Lain on RS during their Bday sale. Amazon was OOS at the time so they at least got more stock since then.
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Old 08-27-2021, 04:32 AM   #533
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Hmm was this a smeary upscale or actually worth getting?
A OK release, there's banding issues galore and what feels like contrast boosting. Japanese release is better.
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Old 08-27-2021, 04:40 AM   #534
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The French release is also very good. Better than the Japanese in some areas, and worse in others.
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I cried when I received my Lain Blu-rays from Funi.
The banding, the encoding.
I just wish funi would grow a brain and learn to encode properly.
Is that too much to ask?
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Old 08-27-2021, 05:49 AM   #536
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Unless Funimation releases a new edition, this will be gone quickly. Grab your copy while it's available at Amazon.com.
They might do a Blu-ray only re-release, with the purple "Classics" banner on top of the artwork. Maybe i'm wrong though.
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Lain is a pretty big name release. Seems like an odd thing to let go out of print - unless their license is up.
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Old 08-27-2021, 12:14 PM   #538
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Anyone know if Nichijou is OOP or merely in between print runs?
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Look for Amazon if willing. Funi stuff has been trickling in there the past few weeks. Finally got Space Dandy and Claymore in-stock after what feels like half a year.
Looks like Amazon got the "Essentials" re-release of Nichijou back in stock for $35, so I pulled the trigger on it. While that's $10 more than its all-time low back in March-May 2021, it's still a very fair price for a 2-cour show and I don't want to risk it truly going OOP and then having to pay $Texas for it. Several people paid about $60 for sealed copies on eBay this past month, after all...


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Old 08-27-2021, 12:31 PM   #539
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A OK release, there's banding issues galore and what feels like contrast boosting. Japanese release is better.
Ahh probably why I never bought it, guess I'll stick with my Pioneer DVDs
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Old 08-27-2021, 01:36 PM   #540
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Ahh probably why I never bought it, guess I'll stick with my Pioneer DVDs
Worth noting they don't compare favorably to the Blu-ray.
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The Lain BD Box came in this morning. The active area of the video on the BD is not 4:3. Instead of 1440x1080, it's 1520x1080, so it complicates taking comparison shots. Look like it was originally cropped a bit to 4:3. Pretty big improvement all around.

01 R1DVD | BD
02 R1DVD | BD
03 R1DVD | BD
04 R1DVD | BD
05 R1DVD | BD
06 R1DVD | BD
07 R1DVD | BD
08 R1DVD | BD
09 R1DVD | BD
10 R1DVD | BD
11 R1DVD | BD
12 R1DVD | BD
13 R1DVD | BD
14 R1DVD | BD

P.S. And a shout out to amazon.co.jp who finally raised the discount from 24% to the more standard 27% only immediately after shipping preorders. Thanks a bunch, jerks.
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Despite FUNimation's Blu-ray looking worse than the Japanese release due to the amount of banding it has among other issues (screenshots), it's still an upgrade over the Geneon release. Though there is reason to hang onto the Geneon DVDs, FUNimation is missing the easter eggs from them.
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