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Old 07-23-2013, 02:06 AM   #1
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Japan The Studio Ghibli (JP) Discussion Thread

Hello Everyone! Welcome to the thread for discussing the Japanese releases of Studio Ghibli's films. Here is the link to the previous thread:

https://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=168643

Most pictures can be clicked which opens a new blu-ray.com window for the movie's page.



Available:







Other Versions:



Collections



Soon to be Released:



Making Of:



Documentaries:



Music and Shorts:



Others:



Sherlock Hound(?): http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/B00WFOB0US

Where to Buy:
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Amazon Japan - http://www.amazon.co.jp

- Pros: Cheapest
Decent Shipping Speeds
Good Customer Service
Good for buying bulk
Don‘t need to be there to sign for the package (International Express) (I left a note on the door with my signature)

- Cons: Not good when buying 1 movie at a time due to their bad packaging for singular items.


CDJapan - http://www.cdjapan.co.jp

- Pros: Can have extremely fast & cheap shipping speeds (For me the fastest shipping option is cheaper than Amazon’s only option)
Good when buying 1 or 2 movies at a time
When Purchasing from this site you gain points that can be applied for discounts on future purchases
Sometimes you can receive first press bonus items for free

- Cons: Most Expensive
Signatures Required for the good shipping options

YesAsia - http://yesasia.com

- Pros: 2nd Most Expensive when using their free shipping
Free International Shipping (Included in Price)
You can get a free Studio Ghibli Item with your purchase and a free mini capsule toy (with every 2 eligible items)
YesAsia guarantees that you won't have to pay any VAT in the UK and Germany.

- Cons: Some people have received their items in poor shape.

- Shipping: Their free shipping varies in speed for some people.




Customs:

Before you buy please contact or research your relevant government agencies for Customs information. It can be a huge surprise when you end up with a huge bill of charges. From my experience Blu-Ray movies do not have customs charges for residents in the United States (based on my experience with DHL and Fedex).

http://www.cbp.gov/ - USA
http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/customs/ - UK
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/cu...ravel/customs/ - UK
http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/menu-eng.html - Canada
More countries will be added in the future


News:



Relevant Websites

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Studio_Ghibli
http://www.nausicaa.net/wiki/Main_Page
http://www.ghibli.jp/

Studio Ghibli Releases (Comparisons)

https://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=198117


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Q: When are Studio Ghibli’s films released on blu-ray?
A: They are usually released in July and December but sometimes they are released in June and November.

Q: When do we find out which films are being released?
A: Usually we get the announcement 3-4 months before they are released.

Q: Which films are coming next?
A: All completed films have been released. Hayao Miyazaki's next film is slated be released in 3-4 years.

Q: Will I be charged with customs fees when I purchase these?
A: You most likely will and should contact your customs agency ahead of time to find out what the fees are.

Q: What is the best place to buy these from?
A: See the “Where to Buy” section to see what best fits your needs.

Q: When will these films be released on Blu-Ray in other countries?
A: These films are usually released on Blu-Ray in other countries after they are released in Japan.

Q: What is included with the movie?
A: There is always a pamphlet with movie posters, list of bonus features, features, and other relevant information. You also get a feedback card (Japanese Residents only), and some printed advertisements.

Q: Are there “commercials” before the movie starts?
A: Besides for Studio Ghibli’s 10 second long short, there are no “commercials” before you reach the menu.

Q: I can’t find certain audio or subtitle options, can you help?
A: Some releases do not have certain audio options (E.g. Grave of the Fireflies does not have English). Some have the options in the bonus features (Ponyo and Castle in the Sky).

Q: How do I get the English audio and English subtitles on Laputa: Castle in the Sky?
A: Thanks to CatBus, here is a detailed explanation: https://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.p...postcount=4951

Q: Are the subtitles, “dubtitles”?
A: No (From what I have seen)


This thread is no longer updated often due to no new releases. If you want anything added and/or changed please PM me.

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Old 07-23-2013, 02:08 AM   #2
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Have I missed something here?

Ah, retired the old thread.

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Old 07-23-2013, 02:09 AM   #3
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Saving this spot for future information.

@Sinthetic

I contacted a Super Moderator and he contacted the Site Administrator. I have received approval to create this thread to have everything up to date.

If anyone has info or suggestions please PM me!

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Old 07-23-2013, 07:11 AM   #4
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So, are we using this thread for all future posts? Cool! Great work SleepyHobo!

I don't agree with the fact that the shipping is VERY slow with Yesasia's free shipping option. I live in Sweden and got Kurenai no Buta in less than a week. That's pretty fast. I've bought all my films from Yesasia with the exception of Kokuriko Zaka Kara, and they've all turned up in 3 days to 2 weeks time. I guess it comes down to what you think of as "slow" shipping. I mean, it's FREE after all.

Please let me provide you with better mock-ups than those for the films not yet released yet. Those were made very fast and quite sloppily so. I'm doing Kaze Tachinu as well.

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Old 07-23-2013, 07:14 AM   #5
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So, are we using this thread for all future posts? Cool! Great work SleepyHobo!

I don't agree with the fact that the shipping is VERY slow with Yesasia's free shipping option. I live in Sweden and got Kurenai no Buta in less than a week. That's pretty fast. I've bought all my films from Yesasia with the exception of Kokuriko Zaka Kara, and they've all turned up in 3 days to 2 weeks time. I guess it comes down to what you think of as "slow" shipping. I mean, it's FREE after all.
Yup. We'll be using this thread from now on!

I updated the YesAsia Shipping part. Thanks for your input.

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Please let me provide you with better mock-ups than those for the films not yet released yet. Those were made very fast and quite sloppily so. I'm doing Kaze Tachinu as well.
Sweet! Thanks. If you post them while I'm sleeping then I'll update the thread when I get back on.

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Old 07-23-2013, 08:07 AM   #6
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I like it! Hopefully SleepyHobo can keep this first post up to date unlike what happened in the previous thread.
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Oh yeah, my Porco Rosso DID arrive yesterday, but I couldn't find the time to pick it up. I got my shipping notice last tuesday, so that took it less than a week to get here from YesAsia.

EDIT: To moderator. To get a free capsule toy from YesAsia, you have to buy two or more applicable items, not just one.

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Old 07-23-2013, 08:32 AM   #8
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Nice OP SleepyHobo!

(If you need more space directly below the OP, mods can create an empty post in your name if you ask them - just a tip )
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There is another 'pro' for yesasia, at least for customers from the UK and Germany. When using standard shipping, yesasia guarantees you won't have to pay any VAT.
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Hey everyone!

Any particular reason why we just jumped thread? Was the other one.. eh, full?
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Any particular reason why we just jumped thread? Was the other one.. eh, full?
To be able to update the first post was one reason as I understand it.
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I don't agree with the fact that the shipping is VERY slow with Yesasia's free shipping option. I live in Sweden and got Kurenai no Buta in less than a week. That's pretty fast. I've bought all my films from Yesasia with the exception of Kokuriko Zaka Kara, and they've all turned up in 3 days to 2 weeks time. I guess it comes down to what you think of as "slow" shipping. I mean, it's FREE after all.
I live in Germany and every time i buy somethin from yesasia it takes at least three weeks. I'm kinda jealous that you already received your copy of Porco Rosso and i probably have to wait another two weeks..
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Post The Wind Rises Review by KOTAKU

Well, here it is.

The full review of the lastest movie by Hayao Miyasaki:

FULL OF SPOILERS.

[Show spoiler]http://kotaku.com/ghiblis-new-movie-is-beautiful-but-it-has-its-problem-876413696
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It's worth noting a number of us have had items turn up from YA in poor shape. Some people might be disappointed if it turns out like that for them.
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EDIT: To moderator. To get a free capsule toy from YesAsia, you have to buy two or more applicable items, not just one.
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There is another 'pro' for yesasia, at least for customers from the UK and Germany. When using standard shipping, yesasia guarantees you won't have to pay any VAT.
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It's worth noting a number of us have had items turn up from YA in poor shape. Some people might be disappointed if it turns out like that for them.
Thank you. I've updated the OP with this information.

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Thank you for the tip!

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If someone could help me get hold of a high-res scan of one of the covers, that would be very helpful. I need high-res images of the Studio Ghibli Blu-ray and Ghibli Collection logos.

Would also be helpful if you recommended a suitable colour for the Kaze Tachinu cover. I'm going with the paper plane or the lady painting under a parasol for the silhouette. Would've preferred it to be a blue colour, but there are too many blue ones.

Btw, I know I take this way too seriously and that there's probably someone else on here that can do a better job.

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If someone could help me get hold of a high-res scan of one of the covers, that would be very helpful. I need high-res images of the Studio Ghibli Blu-ray and Ghibli Collection logos.

Would also be helpful if you recommended a suitable colour for the Kaze Tachinu cover. I'm going with the paper plane or the lady painting under a parasol for the silhouette. Would've preferred it to be a blue colour, but there are too many blue ones.

Btw, I know I take this way too seriously and that there's probably someone else on here that can do a better job.






For the colors I guess any one from the first picture that isn't used too much already.
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Nice! Thanks a lot! That'll do.
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Quote:
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If someone could help me get hold of a high-res scan of one of the covers, that would be very helpful. I need high-res images of the Studio Ghibli Blu-ray and Ghibli Collection logos.

Would also be helpful if you recommended a suitable colour for the Kaze Tachinu cover. I'm going with the paper plane or the lady painting under a parasol for the silhouette. Would've preferred it to be a blue colour, but there are too many blue ones.

Btw, I know I take this way too seriously and that there's probably someone else on here that can do a better job.
How about a white one with blue letters?
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In light of the release of Porco Rosso I'd like to share with you all the song that defines the film for me.

"The Bygone days"


Just pure class.
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