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04-07-12, 12:45 AM

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So glad it finally got licensed! I hope they'll dub it.
Since it's at least 15 episodes, I'm gonna predict that they'll release it on 3 DVD/Blu-ray set with 5 episodes each or 5 DVD/Blu-ray set with 3 episodes each. Hopefully, the less volume release, the better.
(I still don't get why Aniplex decided to release 4 volumes of Blue Exorcist when Durarara has nearly the same amount of episodes when it has 3 volumes out)

The pricing, most likely the same as Durarara and Madoka. Obviously.
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04-07-12, 3:14 AM

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They better not do english dubs it would ruin all the great dialogue that this series offers. Actually i'm not really that excited for this release at all Bakemonogatari has been out for years in japan and only now is it coming out and we all know Aniplex is gonna have some type of maniacal marketing plan for this series. All I can say is expect a lot of garbage that they are going to do to this great series, and i'm hoping that i'm wrong.
 
04-07-12, 4:09 AM

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I got a blank check ready for Aniplex. I just really fucking hope they release it on Blu-ray.
 
04-07-12, 5:36 AM

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I thought this already happened forever ago
 
04-07-12, 7:40 AM

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If you don't want a dub then don't watch the dub lol derp

I want a dub.
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04-07-12, 11:40 AM

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That took a while
 
04-07-12, 12:11 PM

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HatenaZubon said:
Oh and for reference they are releasing Madoka too, dubbing it (ffffffffff me having to pay for their spending on that) and it's being sold at about $80 a pop for the LE BDs with 4 episodes each and of course I'm buying all the LEs... ($40 per 4-episode standard BD).

I PRAY that they don't even consider dubbing it, like I said only niche fans will buy this title anyway, they should save themselves (and me) some money and time...and awkwardness. Episode 1:

Hitagi: "I'm just being SUN DAY RAY" (English on English subtitles display random TL notes regarding Tsundere)
Koyomi: "More like...er crap, that doesn't rhyme in English. Sorry Nisio Isin."

Or better yet. Translators table:

TL1: Hey guys, I can't find any way to make sense of this joke in English.
TL2: It's okay dude, just make something up like they do in fandubs to go along with what they're doing.
TL1: Alrighty. Hitagi says, "this breeze is cold" Koyomi says, "not as 'cold' as you. AW YEAH I'M SO GOOD.

I apologize for trolling. lol.


i found this funny , +1
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04-07-12, 2:32 PM

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Hopefully that means this series will be dubbed.
 
04-07-12, 5:47 PM

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Yes about fucking time. I don't care how much it cost. I want this show cuz it that super great for me.
 
04-07-12, 6:29 PM

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If you don't want a dub then don't watch the dub lol derp

I want a dub.


Again problem with this line of thinking is that dubbing will really drive up the COST and the PRICE of this title. Like a previous poster said, this is Shaft's baby and I'm sure Aniplex of America has:

a) marketing plan to try to hardcore-sell this title because they paid a ton for it
b) a plan to release Madoka-style special edition releases
c) Print all individual, and series releases on blu-ray

Coupled with that the cost of studio recording, paying voice actors and writing a completely new dub script (basically, I cannot imagine it being possible that the dub script would be the same as the sub script because Aniplex is usually pretty good at preserving the originality of the title...) may result in a price hike. That price hike might be riskily exorbitant depending on if their marketing dept expects to break even or lose money on the title (and no one buys a license if they expect to LOSE money lol).

I've said this for like every single show out there actually. I mean dub fans I see as those that grew up with Toonami and didn't really care too much for *Japan*, just the appeal of the animated medium so I can respect that to an extent. Some may also just not want to read subtitles or learn Japanese *shrug* Considering most companies' cost and selling strategies we're lucky on one end to get the box sets we do, but on the other hand we get robbed of all the "good stuff". Nothing extra, cheap packaging, like "fast food" anime (I think there's even a store chain called this lol). Companies bring titles over and spend the extra $ to dub a series, and we lose out on what could have been an artbox, poster or character CD (less likely). I don't work in the industry and don't know the cost breakdown but in general I have a fair knowledge of costs and how business works so that's the dilemma of the anime fan here. I'm sure even dub fans want the best of both worlds and would love better releases but a lot of them don't want to spend that much more on a title (a lot of fans in America in general).

If I worked for Animplex of America, my dilemma would be this: I know for a fact that due to the age of this title, most people that already watch a fair amount of anime have exposure to this series.

-How many of those fans will actually BUY the title on Blu-Ray/hybrid release?
-What do already existent fans of the series desire most from a release? (Goods, SEs, a dub)
-How do we attract casual fans of anime who have very limited to no exposure to the series?
-Who is our target market based on the answers to the above questions, casual fans or fans who already are familiar with the series? (This will determine the release type, existence of a dub, and price...)

Madoka for instance clearly had its online popularity going for it and their releases seem to suggest they are indeed targeting fans with exposure to the series (because no casual will buy even a non-SE single DVD with 4 eps for $30...they'll wait for the thinpack "fast food" release).
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04-08-12, 12:28 AM

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^Whatever the outcome, I get the vague feeling this is a sort of marketing experiment for them, before they decide whether they can risk taking on the remaining monogatari series... though, just based on the fact that they've taken this long to acquire it, I honestly doubt they'll be targeting the casual viewer.
 
04-08-12, 2:31 PM

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I guess all the "I love this show, but no dub, no buy" crowd don't love the show enough to think the Japanese voice acting, story, character designs, music, or animation (what little there is of it anyway) are worth anything.
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04-08-12, 3:57 PM

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Zalis said:
I guess all the "I love this show, but no dub, no buy" crowd don't love the show enough to think the Japanese voice acting, story, character designs, music, or animation (what little there is of it anyway) are worth anything.


Actually people are just wishing for a dub no one in here didn't say they were not going to buy it if it didn't get one. The only thing that will drive most away is Aniplex's insane price tag.
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04-08-12, 4:32 PM

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A Bakemonogatari dub? Ew.
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04-09-12, 2:56 AM

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very good. i would like my acquaintances who are too lazy to know what they're missing to watch the dubbed version.
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04-17-12, 9:37 PM

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WIN! Now this is a good news!
 
06-02-12, 11:36 PM

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Well Aniplex has detailed its Bakemonogatari release.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-05-26/aniplex-usa-confirms-blu-ray-disc-release-for-bakemonogatari-tv-anime

Here are the details.

1: It will be released on Blu-Ray and only Blu-Ray.

2: There is no plan to dub it.

3: It will be released in the fall.

Also the way the article was written made it seem like it would be released as a season box set.

EDIT: Knowing Aniplex the box set (If it is a box set.) would cost at least $100.
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06-06-12, 1:42 PM

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nothing956 said:

EDIT: Knowing Aniplex the box set (If it is a box set.) would cost at least $100.


It says right in the article you linked it's going to be an official import of the JDM boxset, so I think you need to triple that estimate at least.
 
06-06-12, 2:23 PM

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nx6 said:
nothing956 said:

EDIT: Knowing Aniplex the box set (If it is a box set.) would cost at least $100.


It says right in the article you linked it's going to be an official import of the JDM boxset, so I think you need to triple that estimate at least.


"The boxset will NOT be an import of the Japanese Blu-ray Disc boxset."

Please go back and reread the article more closely.
 
06-06-12, 6:25 PM

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nothing956 said:

"The boxset will NOT be an import of the Japanese Blu-ray Disc boxset."

Please go back and reread the article more closely.

Ah, you're right.

Damn adverbs.
 
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