What are the best and worst anime Blu-Ray transfers?

Adam Brooks
Adam Brooks

What are the best and worst anime Blu-Ray transfers?

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Dylan Flores
Dylan Flores

The recent Viz Sailor Moon sets

Robert Long
Robert Long

were among the worst

Jacob Sanders
Jacob Sanders

Any old Disney film transfer to DVD or bluray, I'm not sure how the Ghibli films look though.
Sailor Moon
Haibane Renmei

Daniel Parker
Daniel Parker

Best
Outlaw Star, Escaflowne
Worst
FLCL

Andrew Bell
Andrew Bell

Oh, god, can we talk about Funimation and DBZ for a minute? They've been consistently fucking it up for over ten years. The only good home release is Kai, with the Dragon Boxes being a close second.

We've had:
Pioneer single-disc sets
Funimation single-disc sets
"Unlimited Uncut Edition" (Saiyan Saga Only)
Orange Boxes
Dragon Box sets
"Level" BDs (Saiyan Saga Only)
"Remastered" BDs

The Pioneer release was shit because it was cut, the Funi release was actually okay. The UUE wasn't bad, either, but the Orange Boxes were a fucking travesty. The image was cropped to be 16:9 with absolutely no consideration for the image. The blues were pushed to all shit and the contrast was increased, making everything looks washed out as fuck. Then the image was blurred to get rid of grain and individual frames were blended together in an attempt to smooth out animation.

The result was shit. It was all shit all-round. The stills looked like shit, the animation looked like shit, 20% of the vertical image was lost and we only got like 5% of the horizontal image. The company that did the remaster hired a guy that, at the time, had only ever done editing on porn.

The Dragon Box is nearly perfect but lacks the dub OST option. The Level sets are based on the Dragon Box masters and the "Remastered" BDs are based on the orange bricks.

Pic related, it's the orange brick.

Cameron James
Cameron James

But how do DVD transfers compare to Blu?
I'm asking because I've heard that some bluray releases are upscales and look worse than the DVD counterpart.

Ayden Ward
Ayden Ward

Anything that's been QTEC'ed and upscaling SD shows from the early 2000's are all pretty terrible

Justin Morales
Justin Morales

The Aria sets weren't as good as I thought they would be.

Evan Cox
Evan Cox

I've heard people say Aria wasn't a good bluray release.

Luis Hernandez
Luis Hernandez

Gundam SEED and SEED Destiny. To be fair, the anniversary reairing George Lucas'd it so the DVD releases are the way to go. Mechs designs and music aside, not a good show in general.
Any screenshots?

Jaxon Ramirez
Jaxon Ramirez

Eva's were pretty bad.

Either the film scans they were working with were a decade old, or the remaster was purposefully made to have the same flaws as the DVD.
It's a mystery but they look pretty bad. Not terrible, though.

Anthony King
Anthony King

Don't have the screenshot but scene with the sparkling water whilst Kaoru and Yukishiro speak in the Kenshin OVA looks amazing on blu-ray.

Ryder Williams
Ryder Williams

Take it from me, somebody who bad every Orange brick set, a day does not go by where I do not regret buying these pieces of shit. I wish I had bought the dragon box sets instead but at the time I didn't have any spare cash. Unfortuneatly those things were limited print and now wer're stuck with the rest of the shit you mentioned.

Kai isn't even fully released in the states yet and it's not the complete DBZ anime - just chopped up to be more similar to the manga.

I fucking hate Funimation. You'd think they'd treat the one anime that saved them as a company with respect.

The blue brick sets of Dragon Ball were decent from what I recall, I only take issue with them taking out some insert songs because they couldn't get the licensing. Also the green GT bricks seemed fine as well.

Andrew Lee
Andrew Lee

Here is Sailor Moon and the R1 DVD off my shelf. Yes, they are pillarboxed

Jack Ward
Jack Ward

I hear Higurashi was awfully sharpened.
Aria got remastered?

Tyler Russell
Tyler Russell

I think the platinum edition of NGE was ok.

Brody Hughes
Brody Hughes

is this really amongst the worst? I've seen way worse. This looks passable.

Adrian Jackson
Adrian Jackson

I'm a faggot for saturated colours and think, if the were done well, I'd be OK with it. As for the widescreen shit, isn't possible to remaster an anime for widescreen with cropping? Hell, isn't it easier with cel anime as opposed to digital? How does live action get away with it?

Isaac Johnson
Isaac Johnson

Schemmel just finished recording for the Buu saga, and I'm pretty sure he said he was the last one, so that should be coming out pretty soon hopefully.

But yeah, seriously. Just look at this shit. Apparently the BDs are marginally better, but you're still losing ~15% of the picture and the picture itself is still mostly shit.

Dominic Williams
Dominic Williams

Just a picture for the OP since DBZ remasters are pretty controversial. Think both the Predator remasters for Blu ray and the Silent Hill HD collection, although nothing compares to how fucked Silent Hill was.

Logan Peterson
Logan Peterson

It'd be better if the saturated colors didn't also crush blacks or drown out all of the colors with white (inconsistently throughout the sets).

The cropping can and has worked. The TV broadcast and Japanese DVD release of Kai were in 16:9 and were remastered frame-by-frame, meaning that you didn't end up with frames where half of the casts's heads were cut off or face shots where you couldn't see the mouth or eyes.

In the standard practice of inconsistently releasing DBZ, the Japanese BD release of Kai as well as every US version of Kai was in 4:3, as opposed to the Japanese broadcast and DVD 16:9.

Jace Thomas
Jace Thomas

I will never understand the hate people have for black bars
do people really hate them that much that they'd buy a version with less picture?

Anthony Brown
Anthony Brown

Try watching a pillarboxed 4x3 DVD or Bluray on a 16x9 screen

Austin White
Austin White

In the standard practice of inconsistently releasing DBZ, the Japanese BD release of Kai as well as every US version of Kai was in 4:3, as opposed to the Japanese broadcast and DVD 16:9.

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Bentley White
Bentley White

Similarly, the Japanese broadcast of Buu saga Kai has a weird piss-yellow tint and is a different cut than every other version of Buu saga Kai (which was funded by Nicktoons and Funimation because of Z Kai's high ratings), since they had to rush to re-cut it to have it replace the rest of Toriko's run and have it wrap up in time to be replaced by Dragon Ball Super.

Jayden Lopez
Jayden Lopez

Your best bet for a good restoration is Dragon Ball Kai after 2012 (because the original composure for Kai's music sucks ass)

The restored Dragon Ball Z blu-rays that came out, are essentially the exact same things as the Orange Box's but with more fucking contrast so its dark and bright as shit, the cropping still exists.

The Dragon Box tricked a lot of people, cause it was around the same as the orange box, and people thought "this is more funimation bullshit isnt it" similar to Dragon Ball Kai seasons coming out, and then Level 1.1 1.2 then Dragon Ball Kai season 1 again.

Funimation is fucking retarded.
Dragon Boxes are ultra expensive.
Even torrents suck.
The best 1080p torrent out there has the first 50 episodes in english only with the shit music, then it switches to dual audio with good music.

Everything else is unseeded, or shit tv rips.

Buying the Kai sets is equally as bad, $31 for multi dvd/bluray and theirs plenty to buy but its not even finished in America.

Alexander Kelly
Alexander Kelly

the best bdrips i ever got were some spanish dudes from /t/ but he didn't make it to the cell saga.

then something happened where he didn't like that other groups were releasing it too so he stopped, so i don't have any good BDs starting at the end of namek

Ryder Roberts
Ryder Roberts

I do all the time
it doesn't bother me as much as cropping does, in fact it doesn't bother me at all

Noah Phillips
Noah Phillips

old Disney movie
Tiggered

Andrew Thompson
Andrew Thompson

special blur-ray edition
that's not a typo

Caleb King
Caleb King

Some shows were mastered at standard definition, so they'll look bad when upscaled

Nathaniel Howard
Nathaniel Howard

did Funi really release that

Jace Russell
Jace Russell

Why would they do this.

You can't look at this and say, hey, it looks better now.

Christian Hill
Christian Hill

Haibane Renmei Complete Edition DVD from Funimation. It's actually pretty good I think.

Lucas Adams
Lucas Adams

I think they did this with Sword in the Stone, Fox and the Hound, Robin Hood, and Sleeping Beauty.
The dvds I have of the Rescuers and Down Under are pillarboxed too.

Charles Young
Charles Young

bost coalgirls rip :DDD

Jaxson Edwards
Jaxson Edwards

This is from the DVDs off my shelf.

Nathan Kelly
Nathan Kelly

Yeeep.

Lucas Morales
Lucas Morales

That can't be real. God, not even the old VHS I had looked as bad as this.

Lucas Perez
Lucas Perez

Because people will buy it anyway, for their kids, and the kids won't give a flying fuck how it looks.

Disney don't have to care about how it looks, so they don't.

Mason Price
Mason Price

Every time they do one of these "zoom it in a little and remove the grain" jobs, I die a little bit inside. The amount of detail/color lost is depressing. Even more so that people buy it and think it looks great. Cowboy Bebop has one of these too. Pure dog shit.

Chase Cooper
Chase Cooper

Any moment with shaking or quick movement (ie: every moment) has this bleed-in effect where the lines just stop existing because technically two frames are being blended together due to the remastering process.

Bukkake Vegeta, faceless SSJ Goku, mouth-foaming Nappa and space panties Bulma are probably the best examples of this.

Ethan Fisher
Ethan Fisher

Its weird because the Hulu uploads of their SM re-release have been good so far.

Brayden Robinson
Brayden Robinson

That's one severe haloing you got there.

Charles Turner
Charles Turner

The Aria DVDs are solid to my eyes.

David Robinson
David Robinson

cutting off massive chunks from the top and bottom because 4:3 can't be HD
passable

Nathan Gomez
Nathan Gomez

And the Bluray sets continue to sell because
"I want it to fill the whole screen!"

Hunter Carter
Hunter Carter

Cowboy Bebop
I have the dvds from FUNI, they're not bad.

Justin Ortiz
Justin Ortiz

I still have yet to buy any blurays. I don't mind 480p

Brayden Hughes
Brayden Hughes

Video game companies do the same.

Kevin Wood
Kevin Wood

i just love grain/cel edges from older series

new BDs for the most part are just adding nipples or not adding nipples like pic related

Hunter Rivera
Hunter Rivera

Aria
Why would you watch that? It has no plot except the general moe "hurr durr cute things are cute"

Jack Moore
Jack Moore

shidposting :-DD

Hudson Harris
Hudson Harris

yu yu hakusho blu rays are GOAT

Cameron Kelly
Cameron Kelly

You're thinking of K-on. Aria's charm is in the beauty of life and Neo-Venezia. Non Non Biyori is like that too.

Oliver Gonzalez
Oliver Gonzalez

but it actually improves for the games...

Adam Davis
Adam Davis

but that's just swapping out the digitized sprites of the actual artwork for the actual artwork

Leo Watson
Leo Watson

It's literally an upscale.

Parker Martin
Parker Martin

Aria or Higurashi?

Nathan Gonzalez
Nathan Gonzalez

I wish they did a good 4:3 release once and for all. I want to see it as it was conceived, not a cropped version.

Cooper Turner
Cooper Turner

Disney
Looks pretty good considering its a 1967 film

Angel Roberts
Angel Roberts

what the fug

They charge a premium price for their blurays too

Ian Morales
Ian Morales

Trust and betrayal should be an example of how remasters should be done

Daniel Gutierrez
Daniel Gutierrez

The new one is better because it doesn't fill my screen with autism bars. Besides, it feels weird watching things from before you were born. This is much better.

it's just a prank bro. Nobody thinks like this. Calm the fuck down.

Kayden Garcia
Kayden Garcia

Nobody thinks like this

Unfortunately they do, that's the entire problem.

Justin Brown
Justin Brown

That's a good one /co/.

Lincoln Peterson
Lincoln Peterson

who are you quoting

Aaron Lopez
Aaron Lopez

Is there a problem with doing this? I've never noticed anything wrong.

Aiden Barnes
Aiden Barnes

g gundam better be good

Jeremiah Watson
Jeremiah Watson

wtf is "level set" ?

Aiden Watson
Aiden Watson

Both

Jace Ortiz
Jace Ortiz

ashamed to say I hadn't noticed that yet. That does make it a more glaring issue than I hard originally seen it as indeed.

Jordan Russell
Jordan Russell

Funi's original series of DBZ blurays. Lasted two volumes before getting canceled in favor of that garbage on the right.

Nathaniel Jackson
Nathaniel Jackson

Lasted two volumes before getting canceled in favor of that garbage on the right.
WHAT WHY???????? are gooks fucking blind?

Charles Cooper
Charles Cooper

Funi user. Americans are retarded. Muh non-grain 16:9.

Elijah Wright
Elijah Wright

WHAT DO CASUALFAGS HAVE AGAINST GRAIN????? FUCK

Andrew Hill
Andrew Hill

Funi
gooks
What

Logan Fisher
Logan Fisher

"It looks old".

Yes, seriously.

Matthew Wright
Matthew Wright

I was assuming the decision was made by gooks and not Funi, since Funi had first decided to do it the right way, and then stopped

Ethan Baker
Ethan Baker

It's too distracting for their brain apparently is what I gather.

Jaxon Evans
Jaxon Evans

No, it was all Funi. They cited "cost-effectiveness" and "audience expectancy" as their reasons.

Toei had nothing to do with it, and were putting out Dragonball Kai in 4:3 on Bluray at the same time Funi did this.

Julian Garcia
Julian Garcia

I'm a photographer, and I also fucking rage against my "fellow photographers" who go nuts with the noise removal filters, making everything look like shit

Parker Fisher
Parker Fisher

Same with people who use all those smudge filters for old emulator games.

Wyatt Peterson
Wyatt Peterson

The Dragon Box is nearly perfect but lacks the dub OST option.

Is there a way to make an audio version compatible with dragon box?

There was one release of DBZ I found that had dub OST in it, but it was 16:9 so eventually I deleted it.
Kinda regret that now, wonder if the audio can be synced up.

Benjamin Sanders
Benjamin Sanders

EoE was pretty grody looking. On an HDTV it's alright, but up close you really see the muddiness and outright damage on the film.
Here's a snap from the blu ray.

Carson Morgan
Carson Morgan

Sprites will always looks better

Dylan Sullivan
Dylan Sullivan

oh nice, ghosting

William Ramirez
William Ramirez

Here's an approximation of the actual cel used to film that frame. The entire frame is a blurry mess in the finished film, looking very 480p.

Brandon Carter
Brandon Carter

Anymore EoE cells? This looks awesome

Julian Cox
Julian Cox

there is/was a huge cell thread on Sup Forums a while ago with some eva ones

Sebastian Hughes
Sebastian Hughes

To the archives it is.

Christian Phillips
Christian Phillips

here you go
/a/thread/141318158#p141318158

Evan Lewis
Evan Lewis

I think I heard once that the reason Funimation keeps releasing DBZ in cropped widescreen is that it just sells more than the 4:3 releases.

Brandon Evans
Brandon Evans

Every Miyazaki film I've seen has had a great BD transfer.

Wyatt Ward
Wyatt Ward

Bebop's BDs were great remasters, except for the shots with digital effects, which had to be upscaled.

Gabriel Rogers
Gabriel Rogers

Because people are stupid and I've checked the Funi forums and mindsets like actually exist and dominate those discussions.
It's disgusting.

Cameron Walker
Cameron Walker

The grain has its charm.

Connor Young
Connor Young

In terms of improvement over the DVD, I'd have to say Record of Lodoss War.
Here's a shot from my old Right Stuf DVD.

Levi Powell
Levi Powell

480p
740 MiB per episode
Ugly grain
https://bakabt.me/torrent/172953/lupin-iii-series-1-480p

Logan Flores
Logan Flores

And here's what the BD looks like.
And sorry, it wasn't Right Stuf, but US Manga Corps, a subdivision of Central Park Media, who released those old DVDs.

Carson Hughes
Carson Hughes

this is true. i know plenty of people that have bought the orange bricks, including myself when they first came out, and people dont look into it, plus they are cheap and there isnt any other alternative.

Blake Walker
Blake Walker

Fucking autopost.
Meant to say that's what a good remaster, even at 480p, of 16mm film looks like.
Utena is a great example of good 16mm film at 1080p.

Jason Price
Jason Price

That's pretty good.

Isaiah Evans
Isaiah Evans

The real reason that shit sells better is because the widescreen releases are in cheap box sets and the 4:3 stuff is in more expensive formats.

Juan Ross
Juan Ross

I refused to watch this until the BD came out.

Im glad I waited as they are great

Carter Reed
Carter Reed

https://youtu.be/yzHNdU-cFDw

Brigadoon looks stunning in BD HD. Too bad nobody fucking ripped and uploaded it.

Thomas Ramirez
Thomas Ramirez

Outlaw Star was a fantastic transfer. Here's another comparison of the old DVDs

Gabriel James
Gabriel James

...to the new BD.
And RX782 did a fantastic job on his encode and it's well worth all 79 gigs.
http://www.nyaa.se/?page=view&tid=651659

Nathaniel Rodriguez
Nathaniel Rodriguez

Sauce?

James Morales
James Morales

Its should be a crime to have DVDs you PAY for, sourced on (x)generation digibetas...
Pic relatedHunter x Hunter 2008 DVDs....

Jeremiah Brown
Jeremiah Brown

Thoughts?

Literal sharpen. I'll get you an image in a minute.

BD looks kinda off for some reason. I actually watched it by DVD.

Tyler Wood
Tyler Wood

First generation DVDs were thought to be watched on CRT TVs, so image quality was not on the mind of the people doing the transfers.

Luke Adams
Luke Adams

I have the Dragon Boxes and I have the audio from the Orange Bricks. I tried to sync the two a few years ago, but I have no idea how to go about doing it. I tried muxing the audio, but there's a slight delay for the dub ost track.

Carter Anderson
Carter Anderson

This makes me rage so hard. I need to send a letter to Funimation. Or go on Reddit and They don't even see how asinine it is to take a legitimately crafted top-and-bottom crop and just slice off the left and right sides. It doesn't even make it "feel" like a 4:3 image, most notably in frames where stuff is just offscreen. It just looks dumb and feels cramped. It's such a dumb choice. And they put it like that on TV even.

I'm not normally pro-cropping for widescreen, but DBZ almost always has generic backgrounds and character framing is not important. Kai is just fine the way it was. But they had to fuck it up with some very faggy fucking choice to make it 4:3, when actually it does nothing to make it feel the way 4:3 stuff feels when does correctly. Did they never watch 1940's movies? THAT is the Academy Ratio. It isn't just putting black bars over the sides of the screen. Funimation objectively fucked up and probably hurt their own sales and they don't even know. Somebody fucking storm their facility. I hate Grandma Goku but sometimes I watch Japanese Kai anyway. Fuck.

Josiah Nguyen
Josiah Nguyen

MariMite (BD) and Utena (DVD) remasters are fantastic.

Jose Scott
Jose Scott

Are you retarded? Kai was originally made in 4:3 and cropped to 16:9 for the TV broadcasts and DVD releases, you dumb fuck.

Parker Collins
Parker Collins

Tbh for a circa 2000 dvd thats pretty bad

Parker Reyes
Parker Reyes

The left one is obviously better.

Daniel Phillips
Daniel Phillips

Maybe upload audio on to mega and I could see about lining it up.

I've done some sorcery with audio and video before, but not syncing. It'll make for a fun project.

Adam Foster
Adam Foster

Utena's BDs are even better.
Especially the movie.
It was years later, as the majority of households were switching to flat-panel televisions that really showed good image quality(even before the whole HD shebang) that DVD remasters started to become a thing. This was true with both Hollywood and Japan.

Jonathan Clark
Jonathan Clark

I found the BDs for the serie to be the same as the DVD, though maybe a bit more grainy, so I'd say that the DVDs are enoguh.
I agree with you on the movie though, it's incredible.

Jack Campbell
Jack Campbell

Here's the Higurashi BD & DVD.

Adam Murphy
Adam Murphy

And then they upscaled and filtered it to hell and back.

Sebastian Watson
Sebastian Watson

BDs for the serie to be the same as the DVD
Nigger you need to get your eyes checked.

Samuel Morris
Samuel Morris

I think the Death Note BD was pretty bad, except for probably the Director's Cut ones, those looked okay.

Hunter Wilson
Hunter Wilson

Lain got a good BD transfer too.

Nicholas Russell
Nicholas Russell

That's a blurry DVNR'd fucking mess.

Outlaw Star is one of the best BDs I've seen yet. Perfectly fine grain, amazing colors.

Hudson Green
Hudson Green

The BD just seems more grainy, senpai, specially when it's actually in motion.

Isaiah Murphy
Isaiah Murphy

Sure, watch this space. It might take me a while, my upload speed is fucking terrible.

Kayden Adams
Kayden Adams

Mushroom Huntiiing

Aiden Wilson
Aiden Wilson

And sharper lines because it's not scrubbing the grain out.
That shit you posted looks like a blurry mess.

Eli Taylor
Eli Taylor

grainy

Yes, that's the intended outcome. Doesn't Utena's BD have some interlacing issues though?

Evan Allen
Evan Allen

Pics?

Want to do a comparison to demonstrate?

So progressive.

Brody Cruz
Brody Cruz

Early digital was truly a dark age.

Mason Ramirez
Mason Ramirez

I don't recall any specific issues, but probably some of the shots with digital effects, maybe?

James Rogers
James Rogers

Get your placebo sensor checked, desu.

Grayson Foster
Grayson Foster

crushing blacks
drowning out the coloreds
bad things

liberal cuck detected

Easton Rogers
Easton Rogers

Dang, aioh, back at it with the brown bitches again.

Gonna need this, Iczer-1, and Megazone 23 at some point.

Jackson Bennett
Jackson Bennett

Which release are you using?

Daniel Peterson
Daniel Peterson

Live action shouldn't get away with it. Maybe they filmed in a boxier aspect and merely matted out to make 2.35:1, but it's not like they're cutting out material because what's in frame is what the director wanted to be shown. For anime, cropping means removing 25% of the image that was absolutely intended to be seen, otherwise WHY THE FUCK WOULD THEY HAVE SPEND TENS OF MANHOURS, PER CEL, DRAWING/INKING/FILMING/STORING IT.

Nathaniel Bennett
Nathaniel Bennett

Wait, since when was there a BD?

Brody Martin
Brody Martin

2016
still no Tutu BD remaster

Just kill me.

Brayden Ortiz
Brayden Ortiz

Were the BDs stretched or is that you doing that?

Jaxson Brooks
Jaxson Brooks

Tutu's a pre-HD digital anime. It's not gonna look so hot.

Ethan Lee
Ethan Lee

That's why it should be a remaster, and not an upscale.

Brayden Thomas
Brayden Thomas

Maybe they filmed in a boxier aspect and merely matted out to make 2.35:1, but it's not like they're cutting out material because what's in frame is what the director wanted to be shown.
Um, no.
Hollywood movies have been shooting in widescreen since the 40s and any time you ever saw it cut down to 4:3 for TV broadcast or home video, it was cutting off upwards of 30-50% of the frame.

Ethan Garcia
Ethan Garcia

2014. It hit under the radar. It looks kinda better, but I guess it's better than nothing.

Levi Davis
Levi Davis

They CAN'T remaster. There's no master film strip to rescan.
That's why pre-HD digital anime is so bumfucked when it comes to BDs.

John Nguyen
John Nguyen

There's really not much they can do other than using some computer wizardy to make it look kind of not-shit, there's nothing physical to rescan other than SD digital video stored on some betamax tapes, but you're going to end up with more of a Haibane Renmei than a Kamichu as a result.

Oliver Wright
Oliver Wright

Is the left supposed to look worse here?

Nathaniel Peterson
Nathaniel Peterson

My favourite.

Yes. They were stretched. Not that it looks bad, though.

Bentley Harris
Bentley Harris

I think Lain transitioned well to BD.

Angel Morris
Angel Morris

Left is the BD. Right is the DVD.

Andrew Adams
Andrew Adams

BD and DVD
It's literally the same shit for Higurashi.

Fuck 00's digital sources.

Leo Cox
Leo Cox

Jesus fuck DEEN.

Blake Jones
Blake Jones

Speaking of DBZ, should I skip the World Tournament Saga? So far it's just filler with Goku fighting people in otherworld unless that IS the saga in which case fuck

Bentley Williams
Bentley Williams

I can hardly tell the difference at casual glance other than the aspect. BD could have advantage because you can store more data at a higher less compressed bitrate, but it's gonna look like shit on an HDTV either way.

Ayden Foster
Ayden Foster

Yeah just skip to Namek.

Jaxon Wood
Jaxon Wood

Quick thing I did in paint for Abenobashi.

Jose Scott
Jose Scott

tfw own all the orange boxes

Tyler Cox
Tyler Cox

Well, for one, you can actually see the sweat on their faces in this pic

Carson Long
Carson Long

Pls respond

Gabriel Turner
Gabriel Turner

It starts with 5 episodes of filler before going into a timeskip and back to canon.
It's some of the better filler in Z, though.

Gabriel Butler
Gabriel Butler

That looks intentional to censor her body.

Connor Garcia
Connor Garcia

Did they hire a team of 13 year olds to redraw everything in photoshop?

Elijah Scott
Elijah Scott

For some odd reason, that guy on the left seems more detailed and completely disappointed. He looks so fucking sad.

Alexander Jackson
Alexander Jackson

Is the show even worth watching, or should I just read the manga?

Asher Phillips
Asher Phillips

Is the show even worth watching
Yes, but
or should I just read the manga?
That's preferable

Joshua Nguyen
Joshua Nguyen

It's meh all around honestly. The manga is faster paced and worth reading.

Chase Bailey
Chase Bailey

Just so sad.

Anthony Jones
Anthony Jones

Never was good. Just watch it if you have the time.

Jaxson Turner
Jaxson Turner

Guess I'll just read it then, thanks anons.

Isaac King
Isaac King

I actually liked the 3DS version the most tbqh

Zachary Ortiz
Zachary Ortiz

I'll talk as loudly as I want now, and I'll be heard. The reason is you're misunderstanding some things about companies and dubbing and how they control our mouths. Just because I was in the original DBZ, doesn't mean I liked it or supported it artistically. We were all frustrated with the old powers that be at Funimation, and for those of you who have never worked in show business professionally, which I would say is, all of you, you may not realize that many companies stance on gag orders is this. "Shut up or be fired." Also, I have a LOT more experience, writing, dubbing, directing and acting in anime than I did when I recorded DBZ the first time. That was my first acting audition. I understand Japanese culture, voice acting, adaptation, the differences between Japanese and English significantly more, and, as far as music is concerned I have vast experience in that area, so when I tell you the music will suck, aside from your own subjective experience, I'm pretty qualified to talk about the suckiness of music or not. Of course to each his own at the end of the day. I will be silent about my opinions no longer. We did the best we could with DBZ with some really really crappy decisions that were made by people, who in my opinion, not only had zero artistic talent and experience, were also trying to appease american audiences to make money because perhaps they thought the Pokemon formula would work for DBZ. If America wasn't so uptight about things and parents didn't allow the tv to babysit their children, perhaps more shows would come the U.S. and be uncut. At the end of the day, I am, and have always been a freelance actor, and just because I work for a company doesn't mean I support their decisions. This is the first time I have supported Funi's decisions publicly, and the staff at Funi is now amazing. It's a completely different company.

Have a nice day.

-Sean Schemmel

Zachary Rogers
Zachary Rogers

The Dragon Box is nearly perfect but lacks the dub OST option
Shouldn't that make it perfect?

Joshua Johnson
Joshua Johnson

Justin: Something to note about Dragon Ball Z Kai is that this brought Dragon Ball Z back to a new generation.

Seán: True. But what’s interesting about it is that the original Dragon Ball Z dub by FUNimation, they were trying to do so much to make it palatable to everyone, and anime wasn’t popular at the time, but anime had become more popular to the point that they felt confident that they could release something pure and true to the original form. Which I’m a fan of, as a purist.

I had a moment when recording Kai, and I worked on Dragon Ball Z, and I understood that it was popular, but I didn’t understand why it was SO popular. I couldn’t boil it all down to explosions and fighting. ‘Yeah, monster trucks are exciting, but not everybody loves them. So why is Dragon Ball Z more popular than monster trucks?’ So I tried to do the math and I figured out that in Kai, when we had some of the raw Japanese translation, it was like, as an actor, ‘Ohh, NOW I get why this is so deep.’ In recent months I’ve discovered, that people often ask me: ‘What’s your favorite story arc?’ It’s not this saga or that saga, it’s the entire Goku–Vegeta relationship.
Which you don’t understand completely unless you watch Kai because it’s explored more deeply because it’s closer to the original Japanese translation. And I was a much better actor by the time we recorded Kai.

Lincoln Morris
Lincoln Morris

you can easily push back the highlights.
just watch out for banding if you pushed it too much.

James Peterson
James Peterson

Is he talking about the dub or the shit funi released?
dude, I worked hard and you know nothing, so eat your shit and be happy

Isaac Perez
Isaac Perez

Behind the scenes at Funimation...

Level Set (this one is good)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moAy02J2fd8

Recent Blu-ray set (it sucks)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqC0EkXluy8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqC0EkXluy8

Christopher Fisher
Christopher Fisher

http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/156459
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/156460
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/156462
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/156464
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/156465

Xavier Rivera
Xavier Rivera

"Orange Bricks for looking brighter and bolder"

Cooper Powell
Cooper Powell

wtf
enters to a technical discussion of BD fuck ups
asks like a nigger terminology that can be googled.
Just get the fuck out.

Ryan Ross
Ryan Ross

technical discussion

Take it easy, user

Wyatt Mitchell
Wyatt Mitchell

autism: the post

David Turner
David Turner

removed ALL the grain
good
Consider having eye replacement surgery

Justin Rodriguez
Justin Rodriguez

Does anyone have that screencap from the BD release of a 70s anime that was made from upscaling a VHS copy?

Kevin Walker
Kevin Walker

Nice /sp/ tier meme

Your argument sure told him.

Lucas Wilson
Lucas Wilson

Being grainy is a sign of a good transfer. Grain is an inherent part of film, if you scrub all of the grain out, you lose a lot of detail.

Kevin Sullivan
Kevin Sullivan

Master Keaton?
I know this had that treatment, I'd hate to think there are more.
But Master Keaton is from 1998.

Anthony Nelson
Anthony Nelson

What are the best releases for Kamichu and Utena?

Matthew Miller
Matthew Miller

Your argument sure told him.
him
why do you talk about your autistic self in third person?

Isaiah Adams
Isaiah Adams

hates CTAC
posts K-on with Tanks
user please

Noah Rogers
Noah Rogers

Playing the samefag game now? You (or that other anon) are still cancerous as fuck, so fuck off.

Liam Campbell
Liam Campbell

you're not fooling anyone, user. stop embarrassing yourself

Josiah Jones
Josiah Jones

It really shows how the animation has aged well. The GC has not. Though to be fair, the GC effects in Bebop weren't particularly stunning even for its time.

Landon Murphy
Landon Murphy

That's it. I couldn't remember when it was. I thought it was older.

Jonathan Myers
Jonathan Myers

I haven't seen this joke in a long time.

Oliver Rogers
Oliver Rogers

Damn, I haven't seen this image in like 4 years.

Liam Miller
Liam Miller

Yu Yu Hakusho

read the filename next time

Jose Morgan
Jose Morgan

DVD video is stored at 720x480 and stretched by the player to the proper aspect ratio

H264 video on BD is 1920x1080 and 16:9 always

Charles Reyes
Charles Reyes

No, I mean where did he get his release from?

Lucas Murphy
Lucas Murphy

literally the best

Brody Wood
Brody Wood

Too many posts to reply to but here is the situation with syncing DB/DBZ/DBGT releases w.r.t. audio (and subs too):

Every release has discontinuities at:
Beginning of episode (usually mostly the same for the whole series)
End of OP / beginning of prologue
End of A-part / beginning of B-part
ED
NEP (if available)

Anywhere from 0, to 5, to 60 or whatever NTSC frames. It's not as simple as just delaying an audio track. You would need to find all the discontinuities (where and how much) and account for them somehow.

I've tried writing some programs to sync and my data looks like pic related

Levi White
Levi White

;^) fun image friend

Jose Long
Jose Long

;^)
Fuck off.

John Butler
John Butler

Well when the only complete 4:3 release was an expensive limited edition set that's now out of print, then of course the cheaper $20 widescreen sets are going to sell more. No fucking shit.

The Level set blu-rays sold poorly because they had just finishing releasing Kai and the Dragon Boxes at the time and nobody in their right mind was going to buy the series again right away. Funimation fucked up by doing all their releases close together. There is no way releasing the show in widescreen affected sales in any positive manner.

Bentley Bailey
Bentley Bailey

I miss those old washed out colors and Goku when he was a decent father.

Ryder Carter
Ryder Carter

Not to mention, Funimation ran a poll, 4:3 won as the popular vote, and they decided to ignore it and print 16:9 discs anyway.

Cameron Edwards
Cameron Edwards

I am so glad I was fortunate enough to have bought every Dragon Box set as they came out. All of these other releases are just one bullshit thing after another. Even Kai got fucked over with the whole music scandal thing.

Ethan Williams
Ethan Williams

It's different for games because you can actually improve them instead of of making "edits".

Henry Turner
Henry Turner

So... are you saying disney for best or worst?

Christian Ramirez
Christian Ramirez

While we're on the subject of BDs, do the Kill la Kill BDs add nipples?
Cause I'll actually watch it if they do.

Lucas Mitchell
Lucas Mitchell

:^)

Gabriel Flores
Gabriel Flores

that outlaw star BD though

MY DICK

Thomas Johnson
Thomas Johnson

it's like someone forgot to set the gamma correctly

Elijah Ross
Elijah Ross

Only kind of related to Blu-rays, but I found this awhile ago.
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/172664
What release is "New"?

Carter Fisher
Carter Fisher

I'll just post this since I can't find the chart I saved that must be floating somewhere.
inb4 jpg
The damage done is clear as day.

Jaxson Lopez
Jaxson Lopez

dem BD hips

Aaron Bailey
Aaron Bailey

My thought is that Rayearth is trash along with every other frame of tripe Clamp has ever inspired. If you enjoy it you should feel bad and reevaluate your life.

Cooper Gomez
Cooper Gomez

Gotcha.
Say no more.

Evan Russell
Evan Russell

That is a very nice BD.

Christian Russell
Christian Russell

Exactly. No replacement music is a plus, not a flaw. DBZ's American fans need to be weaned off that shit already.

Jose Johnson
Jose Johnson

There was a kick in the Gamma from processing, obviously.

Mason Howard
Mason Howard

face looks better though

Eli Gray
Eli Gray

This needs a BD so damn bad.

Jonathan Baker
Jonathan Baker

Why would they?

Benjamin Perez
Benjamin Perez

http://www.nyaa.se/?page=view&tid=471448

Jacob Lee
Jacob Lee

What is that screenshot from? Is it good?

Kayden Perry
Kayden Perry

4:3 won as the popular vote
[citation needed]
Pretty sure amerifats voted for muh 16:9

Jaxson Rivera
Jaxson Rivera

Is there any active torrent for the level sets?

Grayson Martin
Grayson Martin

SLAYERS BLURAY REMASTER WHEN???

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