Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann

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Postby LeapofFate » Tue Jul 08, 2008 5:53 pm

I bought Voume 1 today, it just got shipped to Best Buy.
I am watching it right now.

Worth the buy

20 dollars 9 episodes :up:
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Postby Vivaldi » Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:07 pm

:shock: how's it already so cheap?

Also, @Xexyzl, you know it's showing on Sci-Fi starting july 28. I can't wait.
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Postby LeapofFate » Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:11 pm

vivaldiscool wrote::shock: how's it already so cheap?


There are 2 different versions

The one I bought is 2 disc with japanese audio with english subs

and the other Special One has some bonus discs and such. Not sure what it has on that.
That Special one costs 35 dollars though it still a good price for 9 episodes O_O
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Postby xexyzl » Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:46 pm

LeapofFate wrote:
vivaldiscool wrote::shock: how's it already so cheap?


There are 2 different versions

The one I bought is 2 disc with japanese audio with english subs

and the other Special One has some bonus discs and such. Not sure what it has on that.
That Special one costs 35 dollars though it still a good price for 9 episodes O_O


I bought the Special Edition preordered on Amazon for 30 dollars. The only difference is that it comes with a cd containing the Opening Theme, the Closing Theme, and 2 W.I.P. versions of the opening.
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Postby Vivaldi » Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:00 am

LeapofFate wrote:
vivaldiscool wrote::shock: how's it already so cheap?


There are 2 different versions

The one I bought is 2 disc with japanese audio with english subs

and the other Special One has some bonus discs and such. Not sure what it has on that.
That Special one costs 35 dollars though it still a good price for 9 episodes O_O

... that sounds an aweful lot lilke a bootleg.

and for some reason I couldn't find it when I searched amazon. (or rightstuf, but they never have what I want anyway.) Links?
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Postby spacekase » Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:11 am

http://www.rightstuf.com/cgi-bin/catalogmgr/y0QeEiNI7G5sjFvLCq/browse/item/80022/4/0/0

Thats the exact version I bought today. Best Buy also had the non-special version for $20. It's not a bootleg, it just has no dub. They're just putting it out to get it out. And to make some quick cash off of people like me who could care less about the dub.
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Postby xexyzl » Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:19 pm

After seeing that dub comparison video that was posted on /m/, I'm definitely reconsidering the purchase of the later version.

If only ADV could have done something similar many years ago, maybe their company wouldn't be keeling over. Then again, it might also put a lot of dubbers out of work if nobody wants to buy the English version.
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Postby OmniStrata » Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:46 am

That's not gonna happen. The audience for anime that loves Dubs easily dwarfs that of the sub only lovers.

Case and point, VHS. Yes, it's a dead media, but up to its death, subbed vhs were ALWAYS more expensive than the dub despite the obvious production costs for each version.

In the land of DVDs, nobody cares anymore since you can have both, but I still think in terms of a mass audience, you'll get the anime out to more people with a good dub. ADV's dub jobs and Bang Zoom Entertainment and Ocean Group being my fav dub companies...

Of course, gags like Love Hina come to mind [one of my friends who only wants to watch English version promptly stopped after the first dvd, despite the subtitles anyway... Yes, it's that BAD]

But thankfully, the dub quality is getting higher these days, if only JYB didn't play every feckin' main role now...
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Postby OmniStrata » Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:47 am

Oh yeah, I know it's also not the fact that it's nine eps to dvd.

Ragnarok Animation[decent game, blah* anime] was a dub/sub title dvd and had a whopping 9 eps each volume sorta...
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Postby xexyzl » Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:13 pm

Very true, Love Hina was godawful.

On a side note, I just watched Ep 6, which I hadn't seen the uncensored version of yet. Man oh man, that was frikin' hilarious.
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Postby ZephyrStar » Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:22 am

Woah hey...2 disc sets? That's kinda neato!
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Postby Ishbalan » Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:07 am

Don't forget to watch Gurren Lagann this Monday on Sci-Fi.
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Postby Psygnius » Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:56 pm

I kinda hope they're selling Gurren Lagann Volume 2 at Comic Con. Did anyone see it there today? I'll be there tomorrow. Hope they release it a week early at the convention, but I might be hoping for too much.
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Postby LeapofFate » Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:59 pm

Psygnius wrote:I kinda hope they're selling Gurren Lagann Volume 2 at Comic Con. Did anyone see it there today? I'll be there tomorrow. Hope they release it a week early at the convention, but I might be hoping for too much.


I heard it was coming out around August. o_o
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Postby Psygnius » Sat Jul 26, 2008 12:14 am

August 5th to be exact.

They released Gurren Lagann Vol 1. early at Anime Expo, and was kinda hoping the same thing would happen at SDCC. However, it looks like Bandai doesn't have a booth like they did at AX.
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