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Nasu Kinoko Writes Extra Clip of Fate Zero Blu-ray Box

by dtshyk
Oct 27, 2011 8:25 AM | 58 Comments
According to the official website, the Blu-ray box set of Fate/Zero was announced to be released on March 7th. The price is 39,900 yen ($525). The uncut edition of the first thirteen episodes will be included. The animation will be in 1920 x 1080p and subbed in Japanese and English. Nasu Kinoko will write the scenario of an extra movie clip.

Source: Fate Zero official website

Fate/Zero: Onegai! Einzbern Soudanshitsu on MAL

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jmal said:

Well, anime is an expensive luxury good, even in Japan. The cost of living in Japan isn't 5 times higher than the states


I didn't mean US, i meant "us" like "we" :P Well, living in US is 2 times more expensive than living in my country, so I thought Japan is much more expensive than an average European country. I guess you got my point.
But, to be clear, I don't think that box isn't expensive. It really is, as stated many times on this thread, for die hard fans. I would give the most 100$ for box with FULL series.

Jan 27, 2012 12:08 PM by Zubo

Zubo said:
They are obviously targeting Japanese market. 500$ for Japanese is like 100$ for us probably. Only reason why this actually is pretty expensive is, because it is only first half of anime.

Well, anime is an expensive luxury good, even in Japan. The cost of living in Japan isn't 5 times higher than the states (I'm sure there are much better sources but here's a general idea), it's just that DVDs and BDs in the US are considered for mass consumption, while in Japan, at least in the anime market, they're not. When 30k per disc is a smash hit in a country of 128 million people, you know you're dealing with a niche collector's industry, not mass-market Hollywood movies.

But certainly, any Japanese anime release is targeting a Japanese market that, while acknowledging that it is expensive, still has a strong contingent of collectors who will buy it. No Japanese anime fan would have expressed the shock many people on MAL (perfect example posted right above me!) have at this show's MSRP. It's totally normal. The only thing unusual about this release is that it's straight to boxset (very rare) and BD-only (also rare, but likely to become more common soon).

Jan 27, 2012 9:50 AM by jmal

Are they for real? what in that box could possibly be worth that amount of money?

Jan 27, 2012 8:09 AM by kyuuyou

They are obviously targeting Japanese market. 500$ for Japanese is like 100$ for us probably. Only reason why this actually is pretty expensive is, because it is only first half of anime.

Jan 27, 2012 2:09 AM by Zubo

Ragna92 said:
Maybe if I was a millionaire. Dam it though, I want to watch the Blue ray version so bad. I Really need to see the uncut scenes.


We'll just have to deal with BD rips when it comes out and wait patiently for a Sane and hopefully not shitty US/Rest of world release :(

Nov 13, 2011 3:28 AM by Rydako

Maybe if I was a millionaire. Dam it though, I want to watch the Blue ray version so bad. I Really need to see the uncut scenes.

Oct 30, 2011 6:59 PM by Ragna92

Exertim said:
To be fair, the price quoted in the OP is the suggested retail price, which is rarely what it's actually sold at; some places are already setting up pre-orders for them at 20-30% off:

Yeah, standard preorder discount at Amazon is 27%. It's 26% right now but should be 27% soon.

Edit: Apparently, Fate/Zero is now the top most pre-ordered DVD/BD on Amazon.jp.

First among all DVDs and BDs, anime or not, for every one of the ~60 hourly updates since it went up. Granted that's not a surprise, as many popular shows spend a day or two at first, but I have a feeling it won't be leaving the top 10 any time soon.

Oct 30, 2011 10:54 AM by jmal

Well Tokyo is the Most Expensive City in the world to live in; what do you expect? For us who're not living in Japan it maybe too much for us to handle maybe if we lived there we would pretty much understand why.

Oct 30, 2011 10:33 AM by Edge12

To be fair, the price quoted in the OP is the suggested retail price, which is rarely what it's actually sold at; some places are already setting up pre-orders for them at 20-30% off:

http://ichiba.nicovideo.jp/item/azB005ZOPANI

¥29,526 is roughly ~$390 USD. That's still a lot by NA standards, but there you go.

Edit: Apparently, Fate/Zero is now the top most pre-ordered DVD/BD on Amazon.jp.

Oct 30, 2011 9:32 AM by Exertim

Can't say I find the price surprising.

The surprising part is that there are so people out there that will pay the full price. Wish I had that much disposable income.

Oct 29, 2011 6:05 PM by Arcane587

RyanSaotome said:
http://i43.tinypic.com/rh4yzr.jpg
No wonder they're breaking it into 2 seasons. This show obviously took a lot of money and time to animate.

3DCG garbage isn't exactly what I'd point to when talking about high quality, not when there are real examples of quality and effort in ep 4.

Oct 29, 2011 5:08 PM by jmal

stAtic91 said:
Do you guys think there'll be one big box set with all 25 episodes once both seasons have finished airing?

Not any time soon, and not at a noteworthy discount.

Oct 29, 2011 3:34 PM by jmal

Do you guys think there'll be one big box set with all 25 episodes once both seasons have finished airing?

Oct 29, 2011 3:02 PM by stAtic91

http://i43.tinypic.com/rh4yzr.jpg

No wonder they're breaking it into 2 seasons. This show obviously took a lot of money and time to animate.

Oct 29, 2011 2:41 PM by RyanSaotome

ChronosXIII said:
Guess only the die-hard fans are gonna get this one.

Well, yes, that's the JP anime market. That's how it works. With a few exceptions, DVD/BDs of anime are not meant for casual consumption. They're priced for collectors. It's easier to get a couple thousand core fans to pay a lot than to get 3x or 4x that many people to buy a much cheaper release. There is not a simple direct relationship between price and number of buyers. So 1/2 price does not automatically equal 2x sales, which it would have to to be worth it.

They wouldn't get away with it in the US where fans think $60 for a cour boxset (that they can get for 40% off online!) is "expensive". But in Japan there is a modest fanbase willing to pay a lot more, and it works out. Maybe there's a "price vs units sold" sweet spot the JP industry hasn't found that is a bit cheaper than what they charge now. But then, maybe there isn't. And they have no reason to take risks to find out unless sales drop significantly, which that haven't.

Besides even if JP anime were half the price it is now it would still be completely ridiculous in the minds of most westerners. They're never going to price anime to please R1 buyers, because they'd never find enough customers to make it worth it.

Oct 29, 2011 10:27 AM by jmal

Exertim said:
Cost of living in Japan is higher than most places. Everything tends to seem expensive to people not living there.


Not to mention the value of the dollar is complete shit right now. Stuff from most other countries would sound really expensive in dollar amounts.

Oct 29, 2011 8:34 AM by RyanSaotome

Cost of living in Japan is higher than most places. Everything tends to seem expensive to people not living there.

Oct 29, 2011 6:29 AM by Exertim

RyanSaotome said:
How come it seems like everytime theres a news post here that mentions price, everyone acts shocked? I'd figure by now anyone who looks at these news posts would know the price of anime in Japan.


I'm shocked every time I see it regardless, but then again I'm a jobless broke college student. I'd have to sacrifice a lot to spend this much money on anime. The fact they can get away with this in Japan and the devotion of fans amazes me.

Oct 29, 2011 3:40 AM by Llama765

Holy fuck. That's expensive as hell for only half of the series. It might just hit $1000 for the whole set...

Guess only the die-hard fans are gonna get this one.

Oct 29, 2011 12:49 AM by ChronosXIII

No show is worth $525, not by a long shot.

Oct 28, 2011 7:07 AM by SurferDude

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