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Sentai Filmworks Licenses Kono Danshi, Uchuujin to Tatakaemasu.

by Florete
Mar 25, 2012 8:42 PM | 19 Comments
According to their official press release, Sentai Filmworks has licensed Kono Danshi, Uchuujin to Tatakaemasu. (This Boy Can Fight Aliens)

The film will soon be available digitally with a DVD and Blu-ray release set for later this year.

Source: Press release via official site

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I won't buy it, but I might watch it online. It's only a one episode OVA, after all.

Mar 27, 2012 5:14 PM by Selphie-

jmal said:
Edit: wtf is going on with the forums? Posts appear and disappear and change their times. This might get double-posted, I have no idea.


Same here! but it's a good thing in this topic, most of the insult posts disappeared! Like something as "you are a fujoshi so you don't have the right to say something"... for guys who said this OVA is bad without watching it before... So thank you answering them... my english is not fluent enough to explain like I would like to do!


jmal said:
DraconisMarch said:
You want a good 30 minute OVA? Kowarekake no Orgel. Guarantee it's better in every aspect.

Whether Show A is good or bad has no bearing on whether Show B is good or bad.
It's even worse since he didn' watch the show B! He just said it's bad and don't worse time/money... but never watched it before... I really don't mind if the liked or hated it, but after watching it until the end!

Part-time_Ninja said:
Too short. Hmm. I'll probably get it if it's like $5.
I prefer to pay more for something good than cheap bad item! of couse if you cannot watched it before buying, the price may be important... I still don't know dvd price in USA but $5 seems cheap! It's only 30mn but the -original at least- dvd also have few short movies from the same director. I paid around 1800 yens and really don't think it was expansive, but since the director is not yet famous ("just" won a price for her work) it's maybe good price! Yet, if $5 dvd make a lot of people buying it, it's good! ^_^

About this OVA, it's really artistic. Don't expect "normal" animation! Even the "action" tag is too much... there are fights, but very very shorts, and not at all the main part of the OVA, who is psychological slice of life! And it could easily be 1h30 movie... too short!

Mar 27, 2012 12:35 AM by amayih

Too short. Hmm. I'll probably get it if it's like $5.

Mar 26, 2012 12:51 PM by MyNameSucks

@ DraconisMarch

Kowarekake no Orgel was nice but totally different in terms of presentation. While I found both titles to be very moving I dont think they can really be compared.

Not sure how random name dropping serves the conversation tbh.

Btw even though the term shounen ai originated from a form of pedophilia it doesnt have that connotation any more. If you are looking for the lolicon counterpart that's shotacon.

All in all from the way the conversation is going i still think the tags really did a number on this ova. But then knowing "substance" does demand to keep an open mind so maybe it's for the best. :)

Mar 26, 2012 11:47 AM by iristella

Shadow-Chan said:
phoenixalia said:
Mr_Gutts said:
what a waste of time and money

from what I have seen sir, anything without ecchi and lolis is a waste to you. It maybe a waste to you but there are people here who do like shounen ai you know.

+1


+1

For me it was a very good OVA! And it was licensed maybe BECAUSE it was a good OVA! And also maybe BECAUSE it won price! And also because it's original, beautify, sad still funny...
Still don't really understand why a license for an OVA who already have english sub on the dvd... importation shouldn't be enough for an english country?
Well, don't mind! I don't live there and already bought the original dvd ^_^


iristella said:
except it is not really a shounen ai. When i first learned about it i thought something along the lines of No.6 so I was kinda sceptic. But even with fujoshi goggles there are no particular inuendos. If that is shounen ai then oofuri is shounen ai too.
Anw what i did get was a really sweet story that can be interpreted as a very clever metaphor of overcoming a trauma with references from a bunch of well known creators and shows. I saw an NGE hommage, I saw Makoto Shinkai, Shinbo, Ikuhara and Masaaki Yuasa references all combinded together with freshness and with a well defined personal style - though yet a bit immature.
I am very happy both for the licensing and the continuation of the title .

+1
but Hetalia... "Doitsu" and "Italia" sleeping together and a lot of other things and other pairings, made the title easily mistaken for a shounen-ai ^^
... and also oofuri is quiet shounen-ai, no only for fujoshi ^^

Mar 26, 2012 6:59 AM by amayih

phoenixalia said:
Mr_Gutts said:
what a waste of time and money


from what I have seen sir, anything without ecchi and lolis is a waste to you. It maybe a waste to you but there are people here who do like shounen ai you know.


except it is not really a shounen ai. When i first learned about it i thought something along the lines of No.6 so I was kinda sceptic. But even with fujoshi goggles there are no particular inuendos. If that is shounen ai then oofuri is shounen ai too.

Anw what i did get was a really sweet story that can be interpreted as a very clever metaphor of overcoming a trauma with references from a bunch of well known creators and shows. I saw an NGE hommage, I saw Makoto Shinkai, Shinbo, Ikuhara and Masaaki Yuasa references all combinded together with freshness and with a well defined personal style - though yet a bit immature.

I am very happy both for the licensing and the continuation of the title .

Mar 26, 2012 6:25 AM by iristella

Looks kind of cool. I want to watch it.

Mar 26, 2012 6:25 AM by Mirorin

hOMESTUCK said:
Wish it were longer...


I watched it yesterday, it was enjoyable for me.

Mar 26, 2012 5:56 AM by Nikoru-san

For those who haven't watched it, even though its categorized as shounen-ai thats not really it's main focus. In fact, I'm not even sure why its called shounen-ai to begin with. The main characters just seem to form a close friendship.
But maybe they hope to get this OVA more attention with the licensing, who knows.

Mar 26, 2012 5:14 AM by Squatta

Oveneise said:

But I could be (and probably am) wrong. Just look at the success of Hetalia. The only difference is that I've never heard of this show (ohnoes) - and it's only a half an hour long.

What does Hetalia have to do with Shounen Ai stuff? Sure, Hetalia is quite popular, but for an entirely different reason. Unless I misunderstood you..?

As for this OVA. Couldn't care less for BL. At least fangirls will enjoy it, I guess.

Mar 26, 2012 3:41 AM by Gikari

I really liked this OVA, so I think this is good news. ^^

Mar 26, 2012 1:18 AM by Squatta

I get the reasoning that shows like this get licensed more easily while other shows don't is most likely do to the difference in licensing fees involved in securing a title.

Maybe the licensing fee is a profiting sharing one instead of a upfront flat rate fee. Something that would make more sense for obscure titles such as this one.

Unless we're a fly on the wall in the negotiating room we really don't know the true details of these licenses. We can only speculate.

Mar 26, 2012 1:05 AM by Cirris

Mr_Gutts said:
what a waste of time and money


My thoughts exactly. Why not spend time releasing something worthwhile? Plus a show like this doesn't have a very wide demographic - not a big seller, it would seem.

But I could be (and probably am) wrong. Just look at the success of Hetalia. The only difference is that I've never heard of this show (ohnoes) - and it's only a half an hour long.


Honestly I don't really care.

Mar 26, 2012 1:03 AM by Oveneise

Shit like this gets a Blu-ray release while other, arguably better, shows don't.

Mar 25, 2012 11:53 PM by Centent

what a waste of time and money

Mar 25, 2012 10:35 PM by Mr_Gutts

Never heard of it, not too sure if it's remotely worth checking out either.

Mar 25, 2012 9:27 PM by Sanguis

Is there really any profit to licensing a short, obscure OVA like this?

Mar 25, 2012 9:21 PM by Salinga

Looks like fun.

Mar 25, 2012 8:58 PM by JustEasy

Wish it were longer...

Mar 25, 2012 8:50 PM by StreetFighter

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