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Aniplex of America to Release Fate/Zero Blu-Ray Box Set in North America

by Florete
Dec 1, 2011 12:00 PM | 115 Comments
According to their official press release, Aniplex of America has confirmed that they will release the first 13-episode Blu-ray box set of Fate/Zero on March 7th in North America, the same date as the Japanese release for the set.

The set will include English subtitles as well as a translation booklet for the Japanese production material. Extras such as unaired footage and and the first original soundtrack will be included. Retail price of the set is US $498.98, however, Right Stuf is offering the set for pre-order at US $369.98.

Source: Aniplex USA Press Release

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notsureifsrs said:
I am the bone of my wallet
Anime is my body and manga is my blood
I have bought over a thousand titles
Unaware of loss, Nor aware of gain
Withstood pain to purchase BDs, waiting for one’s arrival
I have no regrets. This is the only path
My whole life was unlimited pricing works

I AM WEAK.

Jan 23, 2013 9:59 AM by Kinguarcher

victorc26 said:
I just saw that it was going to be released today and thought "Hmm, I should buy this right away considering I tend to miss the boat on a lot of series" (I tend to have a horrible habit of not developing an interest in a series until the Blu-Rays/DVDs are out of print).

But then I saw the price.....

Any chance this will get a proper license and release with a price that's easier to swallow or will this be a now or never sale a la the Baccano Blu-Ray set?
Possibly, but we don't know for sure. KnK sold out a year ago, and no news on an R1 release.
red_meat said:
...this is some sort of sick joke, right?
Nope, this is what anime costs in Japan. If you want the Japanese release the same day as Japan, you must pay what they pay. Shocking isn't it?

Mar 7, 2012 4:49 AM by BigOnAnime

I'd never buy an anime for that much. Especially for something like Fate/Zero, not worth it in the least.

Mar 6, 2012 10:48 PM by Hias

I just saw that it was going to be released today and thought "Hmm, I should buy this right away considering I tend to miss the boat on a lot of series" (I tend to have a horrible habit of not developing an interest in a series until the Blu-Rays/DVDs are out of print).

But then I saw the price.....

Any chance this will get a proper license and release with a price that's easier to swallow or will this be a now or never sale a la the Baccano Blu-Ray set?

Mar 6, 2012 10:38 PM by victorc26

Yea, a college student with a 11/hr job...as much as I want this...I can't justify droping 370x2 vs all other R1 releases I could afford....So cost/beni ratio is too lopsided for me. Although, I do understand its not aimed at me. Just disappointed I don't have a higher paying P/T job and all .

Mar 4, 2012 6:08 PM by mstrchef117

Antalk said:
Wait a year, you will be able to purchase in a re-sale shop for $2.50.

Wait a few hours and it'll be torrented.

Feb 19, 2012 3:27 PM by Charisma-

GodlyKyon said:
Wayyy too much, if they wanted to actually make any sell make it lower..... As illegals downloads are avaliable and is ruining the industry
its cheap for R1 standard, I know people like jmal rejoice they don't need to spend 600$ or sumthing for 6 vol R1 BDs
its real possibility at that time.
red_meat said:
...this is some sort of sick joke, right?
Its import release.

Feb 19, 2012 2:35 PM by fertygo

...this is some sort of sick joke, right?

Feb 19, 2012 2:23 PM by red_meat

GodlyKyon said:
Wayyy too much, if they wanted to actually make any sell make it lower..

That's not really how it works. You'd think so, because it seems like "common sense" that lower price = lots more sales, but it's really not true for anime. Even when lower prices get more people buying, they usually don't raise the numbers proportionally high enough to offset the lower revenue from a lower MSRP.

In other words, if you cut the price in half, you have to double your sales (slightly more really, to account for extra copies printed and packaged and all that). That's much, much, much easier said than done. If this were cut from $370 to $185 I bet you'd be lucky to see sales go up, I dunno, maybe 25%, let alone over 100%. If you lowered it to $60, you'd need to see sales go up over 600%... you get the point. It wouldn't happen.

As illegals downloads are avaliable and is ruining the industry

R1 seems perfectly capable of ruining itself despite charging next to nothing. For Japanese anime buyers, importers, and buyers of these Aniplex sets, price isn't the main concern.

Jan 16, 2012 5:48 PM by jmal

Wayyy too much, if they wanted to actually make any sell make it lower..... As illegals downloads are avaliable and is ruining the industry

Jan 16, 2012 5:21 PM by GodlyKyon

Would love to get this but i am in college and do not have that much money left over to buy this lol.

Jan 16, 2012 5:19 PM by Sheepshaman

Votkrath said:
Just preordered two sets. ^_^


Must be nice to have $800 dollars lying around. *is poor*

Jan 16, 2012 9:06 AM by Roloko

$500!? Seriously?

Jan 16, 2012 8:58 AM by Gogetters

Just preordered two sets. ^_^

Jan 16, 2012 7:06 AM by Votkrath

Z-flame said:
Antalk said:
Wait 50 years, you will be able to purchase in a re-sale shop for $2.50.

fix'd


Wouldn't it be more than it is now since it would be OOP? So yeah just keep thinking that it might come true if you wish hard enough.

Dec 30, 2011 6:54 PM by Roloko

Oh wow that's a lot of money. So much for thinking about buying the complete Season 1.

Dec 30, 2011 6:37 PM by Hikarusuke

Antalk said:
Wait 50 years, you will be able to purchase in a re-sale shop for $2.50.

fix'd

Dec 28, 2011 6:28 PM by Z-flame

Antalk said:
Wait a year, you will be able to purchase in a re-sale shop for $2.50.

...Yeaaaah, sure, good luck with that.

Dec 28, 2011 6:25 PM by jmal

Wait a year, you will be able to purchase in a re-sale shop for $2.50.

Dec 28, 2011 3:00 PM by Antalk

Well, we complain about the big price tag but Kara no Kyoukai box-set sold out in a pretty short amount time given it was priced at $400.

EDIT: Shit, obviously it was already mentioned.

Dec 23, 2011 4:16 AM by Yanoflies

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