[JP] 90s anime Blu-ray sets announced

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Umino

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NJ_ said:
Really? I know she had done new designs for Saint Seiya & Rose of Versailles' Blu-ray boxes but I didn't know about this. That's actually pretty cool considering her involvement with this series was only for the 1992 OVA that was done elsewhere.
It's because she collaborated with Shingo Araki most of her career. She didn't work on Cutie Honey either, but she did the artwork for the original R2 boxset with Araki. I'm guessing since he's passed, she'll be taking over any promotional art for his iconic series.
 

crescent

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#42
ChibiBoi said:
crescent said:
They remind me of the artwork that was used for the original release back in the 90s, which I love.
That's because it IS the artwork used for the original 90's releases lol they didn't even bother to update the artwork like they did with the 2003 Japanese DVD releases.
Well, that explains it. I do wish they had produced new artwork but at the end of the day I'm just glad Marco Albiero had nothing to do with it. While he's talented, everything he produces looks so generic. I'd love more stylistic, unique looking covers - like what Ikuko Ito did for the S season releases.
 

mrploddy

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#43
A more interesting question is what the Movie boxset will be like.

I am lucky enough to have got a brand spanking new sealed copy of the DVD movie boxset a few years ago. The amount of extra stuff in there is extroidanary.

I fear it wont match up to that though...times have changed...
 

Rika-Chicchi

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#44
Umino said:
Seen2 said:
Good, that soft shading used on the 10th anniversary artwork looked over-the-top and awful.
I have mixed feelings on it. I think just using the old artwork with a new background just looks bizarre.
And even that new background is pretty generic & lazy. :roll: (They still stress that it's only of a limited production quantity in the 1st press & not available for the remaining stock of that press, tho. lol )
 

Umino

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Well, that explains it. I do wish they had produced new artwork but at the end of the day I'm just glad Marco Albiero had nothing to do with it. While he's talented, everything he produces looks so generic. I'd love more stylistic, unique looking covers - like what Ikuko Ito did for the S season releases.
Marco is a very talented artist, but I feel like he's being held back by higher ups. He's probably strictly instructed to only produce certain type of art. I wish they'd let him be a little more adventurous and not have him just trace over stuff. Another major problem is how his artwork is used. Viz is doing a pretty bad job with it, and their DVD covers look bland.

mrploddy said:
I am lucky enough to have got a brand spanking new sealed copy of the DVD movie boxset a few years ago. The amount of extra stuff in there is extroidanary.
Ohhh... The original R2 boxset from awhile back? I've always wanted to get my hands on that. The boxart alone is gorgeous.
 

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#46
Neon Genesis said:
I'll be frustrated if these end up having better video quality than the Viz release.

Can confirm just from the NHK broadcast that they are much better. ESPECIALLY for SMR.

Not to mention the Italian DVDs (yes...DVDs) are of better quality than what Viz did lol
 

mrploddy

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#47
Sailor Moon Classic Japanese Blu-Ray Release Discussion

(If there is a previous thread for this please merge I scrolled back 6 or 7 pages but couldn't find)

2 volumes in June 2017 and August 2017

Just had my shipping e-mail from HappyNet.

Should have my Vol 1 set tomorrow via Sagawa.

Who else is buying ?.

Wonder how much discussion this release will set off about the quality of the Viz Rrelease :ninja:
 
#49
Re: Sailor Moon Classic Japanese Blu-Ray Release Discussion

Let's hope it's a good quality remaster, and not like the kind Viz gave us... In the least a sharper HD upscale of the Japanese R2 release would be good.
 

Seeraa_Sataan

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#50
Re: Sailor Moon Classic Japanese Blu-Ray Release Discussion

I will buy the Blurays from japan, but I will be waiting of the reviews. It is for me to much money, when the quality is not good.

The posting image is very good. It is this quality (or better), than I will pay the costs + customs bill.
 
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#51
Re: Sailor Moon Classic Japanese Blu-Ray Release Discussion

There's already a thread for this.

http://www.sailormoonforum.com/viewtopi ... 22&t=29166

To answer your question though, what is there to say? The NHK HD broadcast showed that it will look better than Viz's sets despite also being an upscale of a film-based show (and done by Q-Tec with their awful FORS technology). If only Toei stopped being lazy and got their film masters out, they could have made a better release than not only Viz but also their R2 DVDs since those discs had their own problems like the red tint.

Anyway, I'm just waiting for the movie BDs so I can see how much better the R movie & Make Up Sailor Senshi will look unlike Viz's overfiltered crap (it's no upscale but putting that much DNR on a high-quality film source is just as wrong as on an upscale). I do wonder about the Japanese audio on that release though.
 
#55
KAKERU said:
So, the quality is the same as the HDTV rips (dnr, no color corrections, etc - upscaled) but without the artifacts. So far, I haven't noticed any artifacts or blended frames, especially during the transformations or attacks. I guess TOEI was just being TOEI for the HD broadcast version :evillaugh:

http://i.imgur.com/QwYWb7X.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/m0Tn78n.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/SSlw5Z5.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/nLgMrDU.jpg
First 3 links give me 404 errors, but the last one does look pretty decent. I agree, the colors could use some more vibrancy for this release, but at least it's better than the sloppyish look Viz gave their release.
 
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Ah, that's better..... not too shabby of a Blu-Ray debut there, Toei! I should try some color corrections on this sometime to make it look like either the original cels or the Italian release, just to see how it looks.
 

Seen2

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Those motw designs make for a really neat extra. Here's hoping videos will be out soon, especially of the creditless OP/ED sequences.