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Oct 12, 2012 1:04 PM

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According to their New York Comic Con panel, Aniplex of America has licensed Sword Art Online, Zetsuen no Tempest (Blast of Tempest), and Magi (Magi - The Labyrinth of Magic).

No further release details have been announced. All three series are streaming on Crunchyroll as they air in Japan.

Source: ANN
 
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Oct 12, 2012 1:13 PM

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Sigh...Overpriced i bet.
 
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Oct 12, 2012 1:22 PM

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Lol saw it coming - Sword Art Online
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Oct 12, 2012 1:28 PM
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Yay for Magi \o/
 
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Oct 12, 2012 1:41 PM

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yatta! \o/
 
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Oct 12, 2012 1:45 PM
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Overpriced BD here we COME!
 
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Oct 12, 2012 1:50 PM

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Ani needs to do something about their company image, if everyone's (myself included) first reaction to their liscencing is that they are ridiculously expensive.
 
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Oct 12, 2012 2:08 PM

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It was a given, Aniplex of America picks up any significant series that the parent company produces.

 
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Oct 12, 2012 2:35 PM

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yay for magi and sao
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Oct 12, 2012 2:52 PM

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I lol'd.
 
Oct 12, 2012 2:55 PM

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Damn knew they would get SAO. I was hoping sentai filmworks. I hope they dub it.
 
Oct 12, 2012 3:28 PM

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Setsuna200 said:
Damn knew they would get SAO. I was hoping sentai filmworks. I hope they dub it.


If Sentai got it, the dub would be awful like all of their dubs. At least now they can get it dubbed by someone more reliable like Bang Zoom. The chances of it getting on TV are also higher
 
Oct 12, 2012 3:57 PM
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as expected
 
Oct 12, 2012 4:01 PM

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Well, this sucks. I really wanted to buy SAO, but that won't be happening now.

And I really don't think Aniplex cares about what the fans thinks about them. The crazy hardcore fans are still going to buy their expensive DVD and BDs, so they are still going to make a big profit.
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Oct 12, 2012 4:59 PM

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Dang I though aniplex on released good titles. Oh well, they had to be corrupted eventually.
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Oct 12, 2012 5:04 PM
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High five for SAO and Magi, two series I've been meaning to watch.
 
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StormSky92 said:
Well, this sucks. I really wanted to buy SAO, but that won't be happening now.

And I really don't think Aniplex cares about what the fans thinks about them. The crazy hardcore fans are still going to buy their expensive DVD and BDs, so they are still going to make a big profit.


Fans have the streams, they are free and still show support for the property. Not like many fans actually end up buying these things, so they have to appeal and release limited or special editions to get the collectors. Collectors have the so-called expensive DVD and BD releases. It's safer to appeal to that side of the market and keep expectations of sales in check like Aniplex USA is. It's working pretty well in its own ways for NISA and Nozomi Ent.

That said, I'll end up buying Magi I'm sure. I might end up buying Blast of Tempest. I will pass on SAO. I just don't like it that much to collect it.
 
Oct 12, 2012 5:21 PM

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Shit, SAO got licensed.More exposure for garbage, damn it.
Magi is good news though.
 
Oct 12, 2012 5:59 PM

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Oh nice, let the "garbage" crap spew forth.

That aside, overpriced BD's bleh. But whatever, I paid a lot for the Haruhi Disappearance DVD/BD combo pack, I'd probably shell out as much for SAO.
 
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Good News for the 3. Love Sao and Magi and enjoy watching Tempest.
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Don't care about SAO at all, or much about the others, so I don't care how ridiculously overpriced they'll inevitably be.
 
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Well,this helps shrinks down the list of possible English voice actor loaning their voices to these series.
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Oct 12, 2012 6:22 PM

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Zetsuen no Tempest FTW!!!
 
Oct 12, 2012 6:41 PM
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Out of all the licensing companies, why Aniplex? I was looking forward to actually buying SWO...probably won't be able to afford it.
 
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I nearly never watch dubs so this doesn't really pertain to me. Grabbing Magi though? dammmn
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Oct 12, 2012 9:43 PM

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Haha, damn it.
 
Oct 12, 2012 10:02 PM

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plushkin said:
Ani needs to do something about their company image, if everyone's (myself included) first reaction to their liscencing is that they are ridiculously expensive.

Maybe people will realize they're just releasing the Japanese product at a slight discount.

The best thing they do is a quick turnaround in terms of time from airing to release. It's not like Funimation who dicks around with their licenses for well over a year or more.
 
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Heh, SAO. That was fast.
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Here's to hoping SAO comes to Toonami! Would be an excellent fit.
 
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I had a feeling that Aniplex would be the ones licensing Sword Art Online considering the fact that LiSA sings the 1st OP theme.

This is awesome news never the less.
 
Oct 13, 2012 4:42 AM

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i'm happy that all three titles are getting a U.S release but i'm also a little sad that it will most probably be an expensive one it all depends on how much they will be wether i buy or not i'd really like Aniplex to go back to charging between $30 and $50 dollars for there releases.
 
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Not surprised. ._.
 
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NettoAzure said:
Oh nice, let the "garbage" crap spew forth.

That aside, overpriced BD's bleh. But whatever, I paid a lot for the Haruhi Disappearance DVD/BD combo pack, I'd probably shell out as much for SAO.


It's probably gonna cost way more than that
 
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Oct 13, 2012 11:17 AM
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Why all this shit? When is Wolf Children coming here!?
 
Oct 13, 2012 12:26 PM

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I think I might have to see Sword Art Online now since people keep mentioning it.
 
Oct 13, 2012 1:31 PM

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Don't know about Zetsuen no Tempest... but cheers for SAO and Magi :D

 
Oct 13, 2012 10:22 PM

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Yes. More audience so people know wtf I'm talking about. Its so annoying when you have to explain stuff and not get the picture.
 
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Here's to hoping SAO comes to Toonami! Would be an excellent fit.
Well considering the fact that every anime on toonami is already mainstream, and rarely above average, yes SAO would fit right in. Then again, when has there ever been a mainstream anime that passed average boundaries.
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NettoAzure said:
Oh nice, let the "garbage" crap spew forth.

That aside, overpriced BD's bleh. But whatever, I paid a lot for the Haruhi Disappearance DVD/BD combo pack, I'd probably shell out as much for SAO.


It's probably gonna cost way more than that


Yeah just realized how its going to be released by parts. Oh well I rarely if ever buy stuff from the fandom outside cons. This is one of those things that I love enough to shell out cash I guess. Now if only the LN's get published.
 
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Zetsuen no Tempest is fantastic so far, hopefully it sells well.

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Oct 15, 2012 7:19 AM

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SAO yaaaay! *throws money at screen*
 
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meh
 
Oct 18, 2012 5:51 PM

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I liked Sword Art and Blast of Tempest with the former being one of my favorite anime in recent years and I enjoyed the latter. I would've like to see Funimation license Sword Art Online. I'm looking forward to seeing the English dubs and I would buy Sword Art Online on DVD or blu-ray from Amazon or as a gift when it comes out.
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StormSky92 said:
Well, this sucks. I really wanted to buy SAO, but that won't be happening now.

And I really don't think Aniplex cares about what the fans thinks about them. The crazy hardcore fans are still going to buy their expensive DVD and BDs, so they are still going to make a big profit.


Of course, Aniplex cares about the people that buy shit. Not the people that moan around and buy nothing. It's called business.
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Oct 22, 2012 11:54 AM
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Further increasing SAO's status as mainstream isn't going to help it.

lol @ Narutards jizzing over its butchering.
 
Oct 25, 2012 5:08 AM

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great now i surely don't have the money for SAO :c
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Oct 25, 2012 8:22 AM

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well, at least it's from aniplex. >.>

 
Oct 26, 2012 2:27 PM

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Glad to hear that about Zetsuen no Tempest
the SAO was expected
Magi..gonna check it out
but out of all 3 zetsuen no tempest is the most interesting one
 
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I will not pay any lower than 699.99 to have them both shipped at the same time. If its lower than that Aniplex is not hardcore enough.
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