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Feb 6, 2011 6:11 AM

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According to the official web diary, the President of ufotable Kondo Hikaru said the Blu-ray box sets of Kara no Kyoukai have sold out in the US. Before the release, one of the local distributers asserted that the more than $300 price was ridiculously high in the US and that nobody would purchase it. Kondo didn't disclose how many sets have been sold, but he had a toast with the local buyers, who were also astonished at the sales. Kondo is visiting San Francisco to attend the screening of Kara no Kyoukai.

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Feb 6, 2011 6:16 AM

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This may be a stupid question, but I am assuming that these Blu-rays are neither subbed or dubbed in english, right?
 
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Feb 6, 2011 6:18 AM

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kalamity said:
This may be a stupid question, but I am assuming that these Blu-rays are neither subbed or dubbed in english, right?

Nope. Subs included
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Agonist said:
kalamity said:
This may be a stupid question, but I am assuming that these Blu-rays are neither subbed or dubbed in english, right?

Nope. Subs iincluded

Why there are so many rich people ?
 
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Feb 6, 2011 6:32 AM

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i woulda have bought it if i had a shit ton of money. but i dont.
 
 
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Feb 6, 2011 6:39 AM

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$300.........................seriously
 
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Feb 6, 2011 6:43 AM

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Great news, I would have bought the boxset aswell if I hadn't already bought the limited edition dvd of all the movies already.
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Americans are rich lol, no wonder they are a super power of this world
 
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Feb 6, 2011 7:28 AM

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


If only that were true. A lot of people don't have enough for this box set.

I would have bought it but I'm one that lacks $300 to blow on a box set. :( And too bad it's not dubbed. Oh well. :P

I'm very happy that it sold out! :) It's always nice to hear that there are still people willing to support the industry. :)
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Feb 6, 2011 7:34 AM

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I don't want to see anime fans complain about DVDs being expensive after this. If you can afford a $300 boxset, you can surely afford $30 for a series you like!

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Feb 6, 2011 7:46 AM
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We will complain as much as we want, just because there are rich people who can afford it doesn't mean we can all afford it.

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


No they aren't. Money isn't the reason why it's the super power, otherwise it wouldn't be right now.
 
Feb 6, 2011 7:55 AM

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>sold out
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Feb 6, 2011 8:08 AM

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There are still a few more left. Check out the "Quantity Remaining" at the bottom of the price. HERE

I'll get mine on Tuesday. ^_^
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Feb 6, 2011 8:10 AM

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dtshyk said:
Kondo is visiting San Fransico to attend the screening of Kara no Kyoukai
The premiere was yesterday, no? >_>
 
Feb 6, 2011 8:15 AM

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The premiere was yesterday, no? >_>


Yep, it was yesterday. If I remember, it's at 1:30pm. :D
 
Feb 6, 2011 8:15 AM
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U.S. anime market, I am proud. Thank you for supporting a good series with your hard-earned money while I freeload like the horrible leech I am. orz
 
 
Feb 6, 2011 8:26 AM

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Maybe if I actually HAD a blu-ray player I would buy it. It would just set back my anime purchasing for a while.
 
Feb 6, 2011 8:41 AM

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

not really. The U.S.A right now is in a huge debt. The rich just gets richer and the poor gets poorer.
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Feb 6, 2011 8:47 AM

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Feb 6, 2011 9:16 AM

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Feb 6, 2011 9:48 AM
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ios said:
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.
 
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Recession? hell with that.
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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
 
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.
 
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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
 
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That's good to hear. Can't wait till ufotable animates Fate/Zero.
 
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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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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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Heard the box are up-scales.
 
 
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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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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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I was about to buy this then decided I'd rather get weed.
 
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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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300 dollars for a average movie saga.

lol americans are dumb.
 
 
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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 4:17 PM

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I lol'd when I saw the name Kondo.
 
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.
 
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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.
 
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