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Old April 1 2013, 09:31 PM   #31
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Re: Ghost in the Shell Arise: 2013

So far it's looking pretty good.
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Old April 2 2013, 12:53 AM   #32
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Is the Bluray release date for Japan only?
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Old April 2 2013, 01:34 AM   #33
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Is the Bluray release date for Japan only?
So far.
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Old April 3 2013, 02:57 AM   #34
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Is the Bluray release date for Japan only?
Yeah, this isn't licensed yet, but it's the same BD region as the US. Probably will not have English subs though. Whether or not it will get licensed is up in the air though since Bandai is out of the game and Manga Entertainment has been really quiet lately.
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Old April 3 2013, 03:19 AM   #35
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Is the Bluray release date for Japan only?
Yeah, this isn't licensed yet, but it's the same BD region as the US. Probably will not have English subs though. Whether or not it will get licensed is up in the air though since Bandai is out of the game and Manga Entertainment has been really quiet lately.
You don't think Funimation will snap it up if they don't bite? Ghost in the Shell is a huge property by name recognition alone. I'd be surprised if someone doesn't license it.
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Old April 3 2013, 01:13 PM   #36
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It'd be a crime against otakuhood if this didn't get imported!
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Old April 3 2013, 03:46 PM   #37
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Read into it what you will, but if one performs a Google image search for either "Ghost in the Shell" or "Motoko Kusanagi", one has to scroll through a lot of images before seeing any Shiroh illustrations. When counting only "official" art, most of it is either the 90s "movie" or the "Stand Alone Complex" series. Oddly enough, the original Shiroh material is way down the recall list.

Just a tangent observation, nothing more.

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Old April 3 2013, 09:51 PM   #38
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It'd be a crime against otakuhood if this didn't get imported!
I'd have to either learn Japanese or wait for a subbed version to come out of Hong Kong.
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Old April 3 2013, 11:02 PM   #39
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I'm inclined to think Funimation will license this, but I wouldn't completely rule out Sentai as they've been licensing (and dubbing) a lot recently.
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Old April 4 2013, 01:28 AM   #40
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I'm inclined to think Funimation will license this, but I wouldn't completely rule out Sentai as they've been licensing (and dubbing) a lot recently.
If Sentai licenses this, it's sadly an automatic torrent for me. They've ruined a few shows I liked and thought could've done well on US TV with terrible dubs. They also don't seem to know how to make their subtitles standout without resorting to yellow subs with black borders, which is really annoying.

I think Funi is a stronger contender for GITS though, mostly because Bandai knows GITS has a strong following in the US and Funi has a great reputation with anime fans. That said, I wouldn't mind if the older GITS material wound up in Discotek's hands and Funi got the rest from here on out.
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Old April 4 2013, 09:18 PM   #41
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I'm inclined to think Funimation will license this, but I wouldn't completely rule out Sentai as they've been licensing (and dubbing) a lot recently.
If Sentai licenses this, it's sadly an automatic torrent for me. They've ruined a few shows I liked and thought could've done well on US TV with terrible dubs. They also don't seem to know how to make their subtitles standout without resorting to yellow subs with black borders, which is really annoying.
Everyone has their likes and dislikes, but I've been overall pleased with Sentai's dubs of late. Some of their subs can cause eyestrain, but I don't mind the yellow on black (they switch to white on black with song lyrics or when a second person is talking in the background).

I do think it's more than likely that Funimation will get this new GITS series, though.
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Old April 5 2013, 10:39 PM   #42
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If the usual suspects don't get it, then I'd also put my money on Funimation as well, considering they have Appleseed XIII, which was also a popular Shirow Masamune created work.

As far as Sentai Filmworks/Section 23/Maiden Japan/Neo ADV goes I don't mind them. They've been licensing a lot of top picks of unlicensed older series from years past I'd given up on owning a domestic copy of like Kurenai and Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 so for that they get great kudos.
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Old May 1 2013, 10:44 PM   #43
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So it looks like the Japanese BDs of this (which is the same region as the US, A) will have English subtitles. While that's cool and all, I just don't see something with such name value like this not getting licensed by somebody and sold for cheaper than what it would cost for 4 $60-70 a piece imported BDs. Multiple companies would have to seriously drop the ball for that to happen.
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Old June 15 2013, 01:25 AM   #44
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Old June 15 2013, 09:37 AM   #45
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Yep, Funimation's got it. They'll release an initial "special edition" with subs before the English dub.
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