[EVA] ADV Platinum booklets reliability
aaronc1 at umbc.edu
Mon Jan 11 00:19:25 EST 2010
> I'm annoyed at how FUNimation is handling Eva...actually, they do seem to
> be putting a lot of effort into it and *Eva 1.11 is one of the best anime
> releases ever known to mankind*...i just think it was really a mistake to
> release the bad Eva 1.01 (worse, to try to cover it up only acknowledged
> that they realized how bad it was)
V, they're handling like a business. This is how business works.
Funimation licensed 1.01 In December of 2008 (complete with a release date
of November 2009), which means they were in legal negotiations for some
time prior to that. The release of 1.11 wasn't unveiled until sometime in
February 2009 for a May 2009 release. That means, when they licensed it,
1.11 DID NOT YET EXIST. Or at least not officially. And I doubt
Anno/Khara would be all like "Don't tell anyone but...". Funimation's
product was already in development. They're not just going to scrap it
entirely because something else is a couple months down the road. There
is always something else a couple months down the road. ESPECIALLY where
Eva is concerned.
What you're ultimately annoyed at, is a company that's simply trying to
make a profit in a shitty economy. They're not sitting around gorging
themselves on troughs of money or trying to come up with ways of screwing
fans out of their money. They're just trying to sell a product. The 1.01
DVD was perfectly fine. It was a hell of a lot better than Manga's
release of the movies. At least 1.01 was anamorphic. The only thing
wrong was that the master was a bit dark, just like the Japanese release.
Yeah, it would be nice if they released one version that had both 1.01 and
1.11 on it, but that is not how the video business works. Take a look at
Watchmen, how many versions are out there now? Theatrical, Director's,
You're more or less annoyed at an entire industry. Stop taking it out on
and slandering one particular company, insinuating that they're greedy and
are "double dipping".
> conversely...you know much about the inner workings of the anime industry?
No. Nor did I ever claim to. I don't need to be intimately familiar with
the anime industry to know that YOU are not intimately familiar with the
anime industry and are not in the position to dictate "truth".
> Given the collapse of the anime magazines or any "official" info sources,
> I'm in the same boat as everyone else: trying to figure it out on my
I'll take that as an admission of ignorance on your part. Do everyone a
favor and associate truth with facts, not your own preconceived notions.
By the way, you didn't answer my question:
>> oh I agree, I don't think the differences were that drastic....I mean
>> obsessive fans would notice...
> You noticed. Does that make you obsessive?
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