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Bandai Cancels Kurokami Blu-ray Disc Normal Edition

by dtshyk
Apr 10, 2009 12:35 AM | 4 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

4 Comments Recent Comments

Doesn't surprise me that much. It seems most of of the people buying anime DVD's now are the hardcore fans so this decision seems to be the best profit wise.

Apr 10, 2009 4:09 PM by ender650

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