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Feb 6, 2011 9:48 AM

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Americans are rich lol, no wonder they are a super power of this world


Iunno man. They are nearly 600 trillion dollars in debt to China. And China is now fucking around with the exchange rate because of it.
 
Feb 6, 2011 9:50 AM

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Recession? hell with that.
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Feb 6, 2011 10:14 AM

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Feb 6, 2011 10:31 AM

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I would like to buy it, but $300 is too much. lol


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Feb 6, 2011 10:49 AM

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Oh, how I would love this! The box looks deliciously awesome as well. rightstuff still has some in stock, but now its listed at almost $400... I don't have that much money to throw around.
 
Feb 6, 2011 11:12 AM

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ios said:
Americans are rich lol, no wonder they are a super power of this world


Wow dude, are you wrong. America is 17 trillion dollars in debt right now. In fact, our country practically belongs to China, LOL.

But anyways, back to the topic. Whoa am I surprised that those box sets actually sold, let alone sold out! :O
 
Feb 6, 2011 11:35 AM

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That's good to hear. Can't wait till ufotable animates Fate/Zero.
 
Feb 6, 2011 12:15 PM

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I wonder how many of them were from people who pre-ordered it and then couldn't back out when they realized they were terrible Q-TEC upscales?

Good thing I didn't buy this...I would be incredibly disappointed in purchasing over 300 dollars worth of lousy upscales.
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Feb 6, 2011 12:20 PM

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Inform me when they will bring it over with a normal price tag
 
Feb 6, 2011 12:23 PM

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Wow.
This i did not expect, either they are too rich or some crazy hardcore Otaku, well i am glad that people bought though ^_^
 
Feb 6, 2011 12:25 PM

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No. No, no, NO NOOO!
Thank you losers with money to burn, you're telling them it's ok to charge such a ridiculous price. You wanna know why anime is so damn expensive? Because you idiots continue to buy it anyways! Vote with your wallets people...
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Feb 6, 2011 12:40 PM

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seriously.........$300 i wouldent pay that much

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Feb 6, 2011 1:05 PM

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So this is reason for the recession.
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Feb 6, 2011 1:11 PM

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This is a rare case of me being happy I DID not like the movies as much as everyone else. If I had I'd be beating myself up over not buying this.

Oh, and it's more than $300 to everyone who keeps saying $300. If I remember correctly the retail price is actually $600.
 
Feb 6, 2011 1:29 PM

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Lol. The only DVDs I've ever purchased where the Ghibli movies.

Maybe in 2 years time, I'll have a job, a credit card, a TV and a Blu-Ray player so that I can buy the anime I like.
 
Feb 6, 2011 1:46 PM

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More than $300... And it sold out? What? @-@
 
Feb 6, 2011 1:49 PM

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One wonders what the Kara no Kyoukai print run was. If they printed like 150 sets, it wouldn't have been that hard to sell out.

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No. No, no, NO NOOO!
Thank you losers with money to burn, you're telling them it's ok to charge such a ridiculous price. You wanna know why anime is so damn expensive? Because you idiots continue to buy it anyways! Vote with your wallets people...
Except most anime is not priced like that for comparable amounts of runtime. Considering that the going rate for new TV series releases these days is ~$60 (MSRP, before typical retailer markdowns) for 13 eps, the KnK set is roughly 3 times more expensive than the norm -- a clear outlier.
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Feb 6, 2011 2:01 PM

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Heard the box are up-scales.
 
Feb 6, 2011 2:05 PM

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$300 still too much if you ask me. Even seven single DVDs at $25 a pop wouldn't amount to that.
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Feb 6, 2011 2:07 PM

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So this is reason for the recession.



Yes. There's gonna be a WWIII in 2012 because of the anime industries in USA
 
Feb 6, 2011 2:23 PM

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ios said:
Americans are rich lol, no wonder they are a super power of this world


Wow dude, are you wrong. America is 17 trillion dollars in debt right now. In fact, our country practically belongs to China, LOL.


All your country are belong to us.

Anyway, that disproved many theories of anime industry dying because of piracy in NA. I bet more than 95% of the buyers have actually watched the movies as subtitled torrents firsthand.

If it wasn't this expensive and if I actually owned a Blu-ray...
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Feb 6, 2011 2:37 PM

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I was about to buy this then decided I'd rather get weed.
 
Feb 6, 2011 2:41 PM

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Saw that comin', if there were actually included english subs, it's not surprising. Now the next step, which I really want, is to translate the novel to english. I just... have to get it. Price doesn't matter.
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Feb 6, 2011 3:20 PM

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300 dollars for a average movie saga.

lol americans are dumb.
 
Feb 6, 2011 3:35 PM

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Let me put up a manifesto

The fact that some Americans can afford to blow $300 on a bunch of DVDs while the rest of the population live in squalor just goes to show that the rich-poor divide is widening. Can we stand for this? Should we stand for this?

*cue fiery rhetoric about uprisings and a Marxist utopia*

But seriously, it's a serious problem when a rich-poor gap grows too wide. The Marxists would call for a revolution, the optimists would work harder in hopes to get richer and I would buy the damned DVD, create loads of bootleg copies and sell them for $150 each to widen the rich-poor gap
 
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I thought this was priced at around $500 last time I checked? But $300 is still a bit much...There's got to be a gajillion extra content in order for that to be worth it.

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Feb 6, 2011 4:15 PM

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wow i cant believe people actualy bought those....

and at a side note... i wouldnt pay this much for them, even if they did bother to sell them in my part of the U.S. which they arent...



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Feb 6, 2011 4:21 PM

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MadDogV2 said:
No. No, no, NO NOOO!
Thank you losers with money to burn, you're telling them it's ok to charge such a ridiculous price. You wanna know why anime is so damn expensive? Because you idiots continue to buy it anyways! Vote with your wallets people...


Sounds like someone is just sore he/she couldn't buy the set be he/she doesn't have such an income to be able to afford it.

Poor you.
 
Feb 6, 2011 4:36 PM

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I'm one of those buyers. Also, this thing is $400, not $300. Not sure where everyone else bought it from, lol.
 
Feb 6, 2011 4:38 PM

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funny that people waste 300-400$ when you can have it free. with that 400$ I prefer waste it on the newest graphic cards lolz
 
Feb 6, 2011 4:43 PM

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funny that people waste 300-400$ when you can have it free. with that 400$ I prefer waste it on the newest graphic cards lolz


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Feb 6, 2011 5:51 PM

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Sold out? Never thought I'd see that.
 
Feb 6, 2011 5:52 PM

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Glad I pre-ordered mine now. I'm not too glad with some of the translation choices, but every official English release has something that irks me. I wish the translators had played Mirror-Moon's F/SN, haha. That is, if it was a NA firm who did the TLing.

Imagine if they had made it less expensive, and or at least done a proper re-master.
 
Feb 6, 2011 5:57 PM

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Just burn it on a blu-ray or dvd . Don't worry about my future, it's far better than those who waste money just to have the official box and disks.

Don't get me wrong though, I'm not again collecting stuff but with price like these it's like throwing money outside your windows.
 
Feb 6, 2011 6:23 PM

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Don't get me wrong though, I'm not again collecting stuff but with price like these it's like throwing money outside your windows.


The same could be said for purchasing an expensive internet connection to fulfil the same purpose.

If you knew how to budget, you probably would know that the people buying this set probably either have a disposable income, are good at saving or have a particular part of their income dedicated to hobbies. Only those who can't effectively manage their funds would claim it to be a waste.
 
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Internet doesn't cost 400$, it's 100 time cheaper and you can get all anime. You can't even compare them. Plus Internet isn't only for downling anime you know :)
 
Feb 6, 2011 8:14 PM

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Internet doesn't cost 400$


You've never heard the term "accumulative costs", have you?
 
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MadDogV2 said:
No. No, no, NO NOOO!
Thank you losers with money to burn, you're telling them it's ok to charge such a ridiculous price. You wanna know why anime is so damn expensive? Because you idiots continue to buy it anyways! Vote with your wallets people...


Sounds like someone is just sore he/she couldn't buy the set be he/she doesn't have such an income to be able to afford it.

Poor you.
So your answer is to laugh at those who aren't privileged enough to be able to blow money on mere entertainment? I guess us poor folk should just be denied any form of distractions because we are, you know, poor and insignificant.

 
Feb 6, 2011 8:47 PM

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Leon-Gun : In the end, they wasted 400$ and us poor folk didn't, but we still watched it :DD
 
Feb 6, 2011 8:56 PM

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So your answer is to laugh at those who aren't privileged enough to be able to blow money on mere entertainment? I guess us poor folk should just be denied any form of distractions because we are, you know, poor and insignificant.

If some poor schmuck spent $400 on some BDs, the least he could do is laugh at those who are too poor to buy it and had to resort to piracy. It's only fair, considering nobody in this thread is actually happy for them, and would rather laugh at them and otherwise feel negative about the situation.

Then again nobody is entitled to free anime, the world is run on money and not poor people's angry whining etc etc.
 
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So your answer is to laugh at those who aren't privileged enough to be able to blow money on mere entertainment? I guess us poor folk should just be denied any form of distractions because we are, you know, poor and insignificant.


Maybe if you worked for it and didn't fall back on piracy you'd have the ability to buy such rare, expensive collections.

I'll continue laughing at you now.
 
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http://www.rightstuf.com/cgi-bin/catalogmgr/V3EvdNb5bLU9Xbpft0/browse/item/90689/4/0/0

Still in stock at rightstuf though.


It's sold out now. @-@
 
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Leon-Gun said:
So your answer is to laugh at those who aren't privileged enough to be able to blow money on mere entertainment? I guess us poor folk should just be denied any form of distractions because we are, you know, poor and insignificant.


Maybe if you worked for it and didn't fall back on piracy you'd have the ability to buy such rare, expensive collections.

I'll continue laughing at you now.
Oh I'm hurt. Considering you are just 18 you know all about having a job and living on your own.

 
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I'm impressed that it actually sold out so quickly. I only read the summaries of Garden of the Sinners when I came across this set while looking for something to write about on my blog. When my post went up (4th image down) there were 30 copies left on Rightstuf less than 24 hours ago, now they're all gone. Personally, I wouldn't be willing budget $400 toward such an expensive Blu-ray import. I'm just not a hardcore enough collector and $100 toward any box set is my limit. Really it's not that hard to come up with $400 especially if you have decent lines of credit or a decent job (or jobs).

As for people who can't fathom why anyone would pay $400 for a import box set, the concept of being a collector is clearly lost on you. If $400 blows your mind, you ought to see what people are willing to pay for old video games.
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Oh I'm hurt. Considering you are just 18 you know all about having a job and living on your own.


Oh, I'm sorry. I wasn't aware my age constituted my ability to have a job, hence my ability to make money, and my living environment.

Nice job stereotyping bro.
 
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Will you pay $400 for this upscale job using MS Paint?



If that level of upscale quality is throughout the series, then you're better off just watching the DVD version on your HDTV using a blu-ray player.

UFOTABLE is doing the blu-ray industry a disservice! Or they're hoping that we're stupid fans with horrible eyesights.
 
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Will you pay $400 for this upscale job using MS Paint?



If that level of upscale quality is throughout the series, then you're better off just watching the DVD version on your HDTV using a blu-ray player.

UFOTABLE is doing the blu-ray industry a disservice! Or they're hoping that we're stupid fans with horrible eyesights.


I just... Your post is beyond painfully stupid. Resizing an image is not all that's done in upscaling.

Most people that complain about Q-TEC upscaling are the same people that would complain about the tiniest scratch on a new car, demanding their old car back because of it. They ignore the fact that it's a better/newer car.

Sure, a small part of a scene (a scene, not every scene) may have haloing. Who cares? The sharper image, increased bitrate and lossless digital 5.1 surround sound are all still far superior to the DVD release of any anime. Oh, and also, the haloing is still there in the DVD release. You just can't see it because it's blurred thanks to the SD resolution. DVDs upscaled by a BR player are also much more prone to banding and artefacts. Naturally people who complain forget all of these things and focus on the tiniest detail of an image trying to find a fault.
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^Relax, she's just ctrl c ctrl v what she has read throughout the internet.

Anyway, I'm amazed they actually BUYED the box with such a price. Someday, when the price gets near something normal, I'll buy it.
 
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The sharper image, increased bitrate
Looking at screenshots floating around, the BD is rather blurry, with horrible line darkening in some places. Still sharper than the DVD with less compression artifacts, but certainly not something I'd waste $400 on. Seems like a certain ripper run some light sharpening filter and light line thinning on his encode, and that rip looks better than the BD, and certainly doesn't cost anywhere near $400 to get. And increased bitrate != better, I can reencode the DVD @ 40Mbps bitrate and get a ridiculously huge bitrate but it's still DVD quality.
 
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