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anime dvd debate

Postby artfreak13 » Thu Jul 18, 2002 2:50 pm

what do you consider to be the best anime on dvd?

i couldnt help but point out the fact that just about every title i come across gets a different treatment on dvd, whether its being shorthanded or put into overkill
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Postby Princess Garnet » Thu Jul 18, 2002 2:54 pm

I've only seen a few animes on DVD so I have to say the Utena Movie, it had so many extra features, and they didn't sell very many.
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Postby artfreak13 » Thu Jul 18, 2002 3:44 pm

rematered akira is the best stuff 8)

what i fail to understand is why the hell they put only a single episode per dvd release of blue sub 6? a 2 hour series should not span 4 f$^*$$*$ dvds!!!
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Postby projekt_navi » Thu Jul 18, 2002 3:54 pm

same with artfreak13, akira remastered dvd
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Postby Mroni » Thu Jul 18, 2002 6:32 pm

Um well Urusei Yatsura is on dvd so that is the best one!

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Postby BigshotSpike » Thu Jul 18, 2002 6:57 pm

Hmmm...I'd definately say Wings of Honneamise.
Hehe, just joking ^^

I agree with all of the titles mentioned already.
My favorite anime on DVD has got to be Serial Experiments Lain. The quality brought out of the picture quality really makes it shine.

I thought Jin-Roh, Metropolis, and Cowboy Bebop also looked fantastic on DVD.
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Postby Garylisk » Thu Jul 18, 2002 7:17 pm

Tenchi Muyo Ultimate Edition
Comes with Tenchi Encyclopedia, powered by WashuOS! :)

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Postby KLin » Thu Jul 18, 2002 9:58 pm

Excel Saga Volume 1: the weirdness has begun

. 5 complete episodes on one disk (about 125 minutes of Excel Saga anime)
. Your ACROSS membership card (let's see some enthusiasm out there!)
. Clean opening and closing videos.
. AD Vision cultural pop-up notes. (so you can actually understand the some of the more obscure Japanese joke and in-joke references.)
. Two Original Japanese trailers for Excel Saga, depicting it as first a war drama anime and then a romance anime (huh?)
. Original Japanese Video Privacy Warning
. Original English "Ilpalazzo is watching you" Warning
. Production sketches
. 6 ADV trailers for other Anime.
* English Dubbing that is accurate to the subtitles and actually sounds convincing (!!!)

Go buy it NOW, you will thank me later. :)
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Postby Zarxrax » Thu Jul 18, 2002 10:04 pm

I'd have to say The Utena Movie is the best anime dvd I own. The video quality is just superb, and I loved the special features. Only thing I didnt like is that it wasn't film framerate, like it should have been.
Akira was also a good dvd release, with some nice extra features, I was extremely disappointed that the video was so noisy though!
Tenchi Muyo Collection was yet another really good set. The extras kept me entertained for a few hours, but whats up with including those images of the comics?? The images are so freaking small you cant read the text! Utterly pointless! Also the encoding quality of the episodes left a little to be desired, as they crammed like 7 eps per disc.
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Postby Bushido Philosopher » Thu Jul 18, 2002 10:53 pm

that would be Vandread from Pioneer. The video quality is of the best I've seen and is an example of how every Anime DVD should be: plenty of CG galleries, textless openings and endings, previews and trailers, and excellent quality video. :)

i can also tell you the worst (unfortunately):
Oh! My Goddess by AnimEgo. It literally looks like a cheap fansub VCD....ick!! :?
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Postby Rozard » Fri Jul 19, 2002 12:36 am

I haven't watched much anime on DVD, but so far, I'd say that Excel Saga's was the best I've gotten (I love the ACROSS membership card! {Hey, Rule 1 of ACROSS is that you don't talk abut ACROSS!!!} Oh yeah. Ignore what was previously posted) But I'd have to say the worst I've seen was Armitage III: Poly-Matrix. The menu control was horrible for my DVD player, and there isn't even the Japanese dialouge! What the fuck is that about?!
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Postby artfreak13 » Sat Jul 20, 2002 8:32 pm

i agree with Ko Oh Yoku, vandread definitely sets the standard for a solid dvd release
AOL discs.... just chuck 'em
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Postby afleetinghope » Sat Jul 20, 2002 8:49 pm

I like my Read or Die & Vandread Integral OVA DVDs, never saw a domestic DVD I could stand.
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