What's next for Viz now that the 90s anime redub is done?

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What will Viz do next?


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Aug 30, 2010
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My guess is that they'll probably announce a complete series bluray They are probably gonna dub the new Crystal movies cause I'm pretty sure they have the rights to that as evidenced by them posting the English logo on twitter. I highly doubt that this will happen with Viz but I'd love to see them rerelease the Dic and Cloverway dubs on DVD. I'd also love for them to dub the anime memorials. It would also be cool if they got the rights to PGSM and the musicals and have those sub only releases on DVD.
 
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A complete box set with Season 1-3 replaced with the new materials from Toei. There is not much they can do. Considering whether they get re-license at all. And Crystal movies and eventual Stars adaptation - whenever that happens.
 
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Depending on when their licensing agreement expires and whether or not it gets renewed, they may put out a complete series box set, and if so it will probably be riddled with problems like all their other releases so far.
 
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I’d be very surprised if Stars gets any sort of Crystal adaptation.
I think it is a given. Why adapting 4 arcs and leaving the 5th one. The question is more likely when. They will stretch the Eternal films till 2021, and if take them another 4 years for Stars whatever format it is, it might be 2025 at the earliest. By this point Viz might be a history.
 
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Given the delays on the Dream arc I’m not sure why Stars is a given.
Technically spaking there were no delays on Eternal. It was announced as project without any release date. Technically we can talk about delays only now we have a date. It is different from Season 1 and 2, that were actually delayed a few times. Then once S1 and 2 were finally done. S3 took them just a year to produce. So it might be the same now. Of course if the films 2 perform so bad that it turns into a huge financial loss they might end it there. With movis as a format we will know more about the box office.
 
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Technically spaking there were no delays on Eternal. It was announced as project without any release date. Technically we can talk about delays only now we have a date. It is different from Season 1 and 2, that were actually delayed a few times. Then once S1 and 2 were finally done. S3 took them just a year to produce. So it might be the same now. Of course if the films 2 perform so bad that it turns into a huge financial loss they might end it there. With movis as a format we will know more about the box office.
I hope the movie get enough money, and praise. So we can get the final arc Stars . Who knows maybe Viz will released the movies at a limited-time event at movie theaters.
 
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I hope the movie get enough money, and praise. So we can get the final arc Stars . Who knows maybe Viz will released the movies at a limited-time event at movie theaters.
As a person living outide the US I hope they won't bring it there. Movies are very slow to be released on home media in Japan, and if they are licensed to be showed outside the country, it gets even slower. They call it Roadshow for a reason. In Japan the movie is not available throught the country at once. It has different dates in different areas one by one, so a movie takes longer to be released, unlike Hollywood films. If they distribute the movie in cinemas outside Japan they won't release a dvd/blu ray until it is all over. From the point of view of a person that live outside possible coubtries to license the films, this is the worst case scenario. If the movie is on cinemas in Japan only it will still take at least 6 months. If it is like a Makoto Shinkai film getting cinema releases in different countries it might take a whole additional year, after the release. If you double that for the both films... It will be quite the wait for many fans in the world. Of course it will be good for the franchise though. The best situation for me and people from smaller countries would be the Digimon Tri approach, when the movies were acailable in Japan as theatrical release and on Crunchy roll as a version split into episodes. But as long as the films are well made and well received I will survive the wait. Still after such a long wait, another year after the release is very painful.

I am not huge fan of Stars in the old show nor the manga. The manga at least has the final battle im the cauldron which on its own is worth an anime adaptation. Still for me it is the weakest and more rushed story arcs so I won't feel so bad if we end up without it. I will be way more offended if the crew up the Dream Arc which has never been done properly in anime form and actually deserves it.
 
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