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You don't want to see this glorious HD?! Blasphemy!!

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It just ended? Who else was expecting amateur porn? Maybe I should be grateful... all of a sudden Anime Friend outsourced episodes don't look that bad.

Pre-ordered!!!

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Best news ever. Saving up is gonna be annoying though.

I never save money for such doodads anymore. Instead I listened to "Rich Dad" and have started saving up assets that buy my doodads with cashflow. ^_^

You don't want to see this glorious HD?! Blasphemy!!

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Go Steve Racer Go Steve Racer Go Steve Racer GO! :lol:

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Not much interest in this to be honest, even if subbed. Happy with my Animego set.

Even if their were English subs, would Blu-ray honestly do anything to improve the video quality of an anime TV series from 1982? (honest question coming from someone who has yet to see the need for a Blu-ray player).

And I already own Pefect Memory, so no need for that.

Graham

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Pre-order is up at AmiAmi with 16% off.

BD Macross Blu-ray BOX Complete Edition [First Release Limited Edition]

BD Macross Blu-ray BOX [Regular Edition]

I'd say this is only for collectors who wants to celebrate 30th anniversary or people who wants extras come with it.

I'm still thinking about it, but probably pass this time.

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Not much interest in this to be honest, even if subbed. Happy with my Animego set.

Even if their were English subs, would Blu-ray honestly do anything to improve the video quality of an anime TV series from 1982? (honest question coming from someone who has yet to see the need for a Blu-ray player).

And I already own Pefect Memory, so no need for that.

Graham

It's a lot cheaper & smaller than a pachinko machine, and has the pachinko animation on a seperate disc? As for upgrading to bluray in general, that's something you have to experience properly to understand.

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It's a lot cheaper & smaller than a pachinko machine, and  has the pachinko animation on a seperate disc? As for upgrading to bluray in general, that's something you have to experience properly to understand.

smaller, yes... cheaper? not by a long shot.

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Even if their were English subs, would Blu-ray honestly do anything to improve the video quality of an anime TV series from 1982? (honest question coming from someone who has yet to see the need for a Blu-ray player).

I'm gonna have to agree with the Sith Lord here. It's nice of them to give us extras like the pachinko game footage, but will Blu-Ray really make this 30-year old cartoon look any better? They'll be upscaling video. The sound is still mono. And as EXO said, I don't know if I wanna see some of those scenes in HD.

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That's kinda how I feel...much as I want this Blu-Ray set to succeed (and I do!)...really... I've GOT the series, I've GOT "Perfect Memory," I've GOT pretty much all the extras EXCEPT the Pachinko stuff... so, uh...what do I do?

(Now, if my subs and Macross Mech Graffiti were part of the deal...? That'd be a different story...)

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Not much interest in this to be honest, even if subbed. Happy with my Animego set.

Even if their were English subs, would Blu-ray honestly do anything to improve the video quality of an anime TV series from 1982? (honest question coming from someone who has yet to see the need for a Blu-ray player).

And I already own Pefect Memory, so no need for that.

Graham

I'm gonna have to agree with the Sith Lord here. It's nice of them to give us extras like the pachinko game footage, but will Blu-Ray really make this 30-year old cartoon look any better? They'll be upscaling video. The sound is still mono. And as EXO said, I don't know if I wanna see some of those scenes in HD.

I will have to agree with him as well.

The only advantage of this BD is that at the very least, you won't need to a region-hacked player for it since the US and Japan are in the same BD-region. I'm not quite sure AmJ's listing of "all-region" is that accurate, yet.

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The only advantage of this BD is that at the very least, you won't need to a region-hacked player for it since the US and Japan are in the same BD-region. I'm not quite sure AmJ's listing of "all-region" is that accurate, yet.

All Bandai's BD are all Region Free.

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All Bandai's BD are all Region Free.

I'll take your word for it since I don't import anymore.

At any rate, other than being region-free and the LE-schwag, what else do you guys think make this BD worth your import?

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No subs = 0 of Mechamaniac's dollars. -_-

You want my subs? I'll hand 'em to you if you wish!

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You want my subs? I'll hand 'em to you if you wish!

Thanks! Then all I have to do is remaster my own versions of the BD's I just paid $600 bucks for! Or...have my kids hold up flash cards like the ring girls at a boxing match! :p

The point I'm trying to make is that YOU shouldn't have to extend such a generous offer. Given that the series is 30 years old, and has been officially translated and subbed at least twice that we know of, it wouldn't kill them to include the subs with this set which purports to be an "ultimate" edition. Adding subs can't possibly cost them much more.

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Thanks! Then all I have to do is remaster my own versions of the BD's I just paid $600 bucks for! Or...have my kids hold up flash cards like the ring girls at a boxing match! :p

The point I'm trying to make is that YOU shouldn't have to extend such a generous offer. Given that the series is 30 years old, and has been officially translated and subbed at least twice that we know of, it wouldn't kill them to include the subs with this set which purports to be an "ultimate" edition. Adding subs can't possibly cost them much more.

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"Who knew your uncle was Kenny G? RIGHTEOUS, MAN! BEST PARTY EVER!!!"

:blink: I'm clearly missing something here....

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The point I'm trying to make is that given that the series is 30 years old, and has been officially and professionally translated and subbed at least twice that we know of, it wouldn't kill them to include the subs with this set which purports to be an "ultimate" edition. Adding subs can't possibly cost them much more.

There may be a question of whether Big West even has the timed subtitle scripts or even if they did, whether they bothered to hand it over to Bandai Visual.

I probably won't buy this BD set. Save for a few episodes and some select scenes, Macross TV wasn't really animated well, and I just don't feel the need to watch it or have it in HD.

I will however get DYRL on BD.

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There may be a question of whether Big West even has the timed subtitle scripts or even if they did, whether they bothered to hand it over to Bandai Visual.

I probably won't buy this BD set. Save for a few episodes and some select scenes, Macross TV wasn't really animated well, and I just don't feel the need to watch it or have it in HD.

I will however get DYRL on BD.

Word!

except buying DYRL... I'm just not buying BDs. I do want the extras though, even though I already have 2 Perfect Memory books... just can't justify it no matter what the Japanese pay for their sets. They clearly have more money for BDs and toys. I'm glad this is coming out though for the people that want. I'm really interested in some of those episodes, mainly Love Drifts Away in HD.

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About the only good thing in this is the panchinko footage, but even that is not worth the price.

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uhhh, not really.

Gundam may be look better, but I think that's more of Bandai always having better (or rather, properly maintained) masters of it than they ever have of their Macross.

That and Zeta had some good animation for a 50 episode 80s anime. Though that might be due to the all hail Tomino thing and him getting a large budget.

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jeez it's not like we're not going to pirate rips and sub them anywayz like we did for the passed 15 releases :v

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About the perfect memory reprint: "縮刷版" means it's a reduced size version or pocket edition, right?

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jeez it's not like we're not going to pirate rips and sub them anywayz like we did for the passed 15 releases :v

I'm only interested in seeing an upscale of the first episode and that's it.

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About the perfect memory reprint: "縮刷版" means it's a reduced size version or pocket edition, right?

that's right. It's like the SD version of PM book. lol. Too bad not everything in it will be SD.

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Sorry Renato, Bandai made those videos to convince Americans that Gundam is kewl

you can just copy the url and use keepvid.com to download it though

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Even if their were English subs, would Blu-ray honestly do anything to improve the video quality of an anime TV series from 1982? (honest question coming from someone who has yet to see the need for a Blu-ray player).

It most certainly would under Bandai's remastering skills. Bluray video can store richer color and contrast levels that is impossible for DVD encodes.

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Alright you frakkers. Stop posting Gundam videos. Post that sheiße over at Gundamworld.com. <_<

I was going to say something similar.

Graham

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It all depends on how much care is put in, but a nicely done remaster or upscale of anything cell animated can be a great improvement. Yeah,certain Macross episodes have dubious quality, but the vibrancy & detail can still improve (if done right).

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I don't know if I'm willing to spend $512 on this. My wallet felt a pinch when I bought Sayanora no Tsubasa, and $80 isn't all that much.

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I'm not sure if I would want to get it on BD just yet as, I cant really shell out that kind of money, on something that I kinda already have. So I'm gonna let all you who are buy it and then let me know if it is worth the bother. :)

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