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Old January 1 2013, 11:11 AM   #241
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Re: Space Battleship Yamato 2199

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It's Funimation, but yeah, no one knows if they're gonna dub it or release a sub only set (although IIRC most Funi DVDs/BDs have dubs).
As long as they don't pull a Tokyopop (Remember Initial D?) I don't see a problem with that. Those of us who want a subtitled version already have the original as an option anyway.
I really don't know what that means. I assume it has to do with Stu Levy's bad translation of the opening credits.
They changed character names & personalities, ruined the soundtrack and butchered the plot. The damage is not in Macek's league, but it still makes me glad the company has gone down the drain.
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Old January 2 2013, 02:01 AM   #242
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Funimation is like the opposite end of the spectrum. They're the most respectable and largest anime distributor in the US, accurate translations, releases always bilingual (the anime anyway), usually provides a BD option, reasonably priced, etc. They are the company you want to get something if you want to see it treated right. I've only had a few issues with them, such as them not finishing a couple series I was interested in due to poor sales.
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Old January 2 2013, 04:29 PM   #243
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Funimation USED to be really bad (see the original DBZ DVDs and those atrocious orange box releases), but they have redeemed themselves with stuff like the dragon boxes. I hope anything Yamato related they license does at least well enough to justify releasing 2199 at an affordable price in NA, I refuse to pay the absurd Japanese prices for importing discs.

It's also important to point an unfortunate fact out that Matsumoto stuff tends to not sell that well over here, it makes me wish more people would put the shonen down for a few seconds and take a look at something else, so fans of things like Yamato could be thrown a bone very once in a while, but that's a topic for a different thread.
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Old January 3 2013, 02:02 AM   #244
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Welll to be fair, most of Motsumoto's stuff dates from the 70's, and in general theres not a huge following for any show from that era.

I wouldn't say its completely dead though. Theres still a good number of anime modellers and SF spacecraft fans who love the hardware from the show.
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Old January 3 2013, 06:01 AM   #245
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Welll to be fair, most of Motsumoto's stuff dates from the 70's, and in general theres not a huge following for any show from that era.

I wouldn't say its completely dead though. Theres still a good number of anime modellers and SF spacecraft fans who love the hardware from the show.
Yeah, I'd say the fact that Matsumoto's stuff is from the 70s hurts his cache in the West, especially since 70s anime aged a lot worse than a good amount of western animation in terms of aesthetics and visual quality. And let's not forget that he hasn't made anything recently and when he did, it was kinda shit.
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Old January 11 2013, 09:10 AM   #246
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Re: Space Battleship Yamato 2199

Well at least some of the troubles might be fixed by this news (in Japanese)

http://yamato2199.net/news.html#yamato2199_tv

MBS, TBS to air Space Battleship Yamato 2199 on Sunday nights at 5:00pm starting in April.
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Old January 11 2013, 03:07 PM   #247
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TBS in America? Interesting. That's not where I would have expected to see it, but if true, that's all kinds of awesome. I'm assuming it will be subbed and not dubbed.
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Old January 11 2013, 03:36 PM   #248
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I think TBS is a Japanese channel, although it would be awesome if TBS in NA showed Yamato.
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Old January 11 2013, 05:09 PM   #249
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I think TBS is a Japanese channel, although it would be awesome if TBS in NA showed Yamato.
Nah, it'll end up on Adult Swim's Toonami block if Funimation gets the rights to it. Which is fine by me, because it would at least get SOME promotion, as opposed to none.
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Old January 11 2013, 07:02 PM   #250
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TBS in America? Interesting. That's not where I would have expected to see it, but if true, that's all kinds of awesome. I'm assuming it will be subbed and not dubbed.
FYI - "TBS" (in Japan) = Tokyo Broadcasting System

The Turner Broadcasting Station won't be airing this in the U.S. come April (would be interesting if it did, but it won't. )
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Old January 11 2013, 07:15 PM   #251
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Ah - thanks for the info.

And dammit! It sounded too good to be true...
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Old January 11 2013, 11:12 PM   #252
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The Japanese station of course.

It just means that it will be more widely distributed and accessible to the bloggers and other reviewers.

If they are going to do the while 26 episode run though, they will need to have the last Chapter finished and out in theaters by the beginning of September at the latest. With the BD to come out only a few weeks after the last episode airs in October.

Chapter 4 will be in theaters tomorrow and on BD on February 22nd.

Chapter 5 will be in theaters April 13th and on BD on May 28th.
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Old January 12 2013, 12:06 AM   #253
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One theory brought up in another forum is that it will be a split cour so that they can still keep their 3 month schedule (which was already accelerated from their 4 month schedule previously) and still make money off of the theatre screenings. The dates kind of work out if that is the case... otherwise, they'd have to end up scrapping the screenings altogether because there's no reason to pay to watch it when you can watch it for free.

That said, there is something funny about a "premiere" shounen block reduced to airing what are essentially re-runs for the first season anyway. As brought up on that forum, the noitaminA block is also re-airing Katanagatari in lieu of ordering new shows.
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Old January 12 2013, 12:09 AM   #254
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Must have been a bad season.
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Old January 12 2013, 04:37 AM   #255
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Magi is currently airing in that block and it's a traditionally shounen block... I guess Yamato could be a show that boys might like though. It is an interesting money saving measure to buy a show that already exists rather than pay for a new show to be made though.

I guess it's like what people thought would happen with the last US writer's strike... which never really happened except with one or two Canadian TV shows airing on US TV for a few weeks.
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