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Bandai Cancels Kurokami Blu-ray Disc Normal Edition

by dtshyk
Apr 10, 2009 12:35 AM | 3 Comments
Bandai Visual announced that they canceled the release of "Kurokami" Blu-ray Disc normal editions for all the eight volumes owing to the various circumstances. The limited edition of Blu-ray and the normal edition of DVD will be released as scheduled.

The Amazon DVD/Blu-ray Ranking
Kurokami Blu-ray vol.1 Limited Edition: 2,937th
Kurokami Blu-ray vol.1 Normal Edition: 94,482nd
Kurokami DVD vol.1 Normal Edition: 14,650th

Ref.
Macross Frontier Blu-ray vol.8: 24th
Code Geass R2 Blu-ray vol.8: 50th

Source: Kurokami official website
Source: Amazon Japan

The Blu-ray Disc of "Viper's Creed" had once been announced to be released but it was also canceled. A single edition of DVD will be released for this title.

Source: AV Watch
Source: Neowing

3 Comments Recent Comments

kuroshiroi said:
dtshyk said:
K-ON! occupies the Amazon Blu-ray ranking.
That's what you call domination, all? 7 releases occupy the top 10.

They finally realized that the limited editions sell much better, good for them.


Lol, that is pritty damn amazing indeed.
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Apr 10, 2009 11:03 AM by TiamatBunny

dtshyk said:
K-ON! occupies the Amazon Blu-ray ranking.
That's what you call domination, all? 7 releases occupy the top 10.

They finally realized that the limited editions sell much better, good for them.

Apr 10, 2009 6:07 AM by kuroshiroi

Comparison of the prices (all the volumes include three episodes)

Kurokami Blu-ray Limited Edition: 9,240 yen
Kurokami Blu-ray Normal Edition: 7,350 yen
Macross Frontier Blu-ray : 7,350 yen
To Aru Majutsu no Index Blu-ray Limited Edition: 7,875 yen

Releasing limited and normal editions both for DVD and Blu-ray just increases the cost. I think K-ON! style marketing (limited edition on Blu-ray and normal edition on DVD) is the most efficient. And Kurokami staff somehow learned it before losing a lot of money.

An example of the most successful case:
K-ON! Blu-ray vol.1: 5th (7,980 yen for two episodes)
K-ON! DVD vol.1: 268th (5,460 yen for two episodes)

K-ON! occupies the Amazon Blu-ray ranking.

Apr 10, 2009 12:56 AM by dtshyk