Let's start your Memorial Day Weekend off right with two new show premieres, shall we? K-ON! The Movie premieres today with an all new English Dub, and the old school comeback continues with Mobile Police Patlabor OVA. Check them out and much more this weekend on Anime Network Online! Read More...
* Free episodes appear twice, like this week it’s The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
* Shows added this week are labeled under season 1 (TWGOK is season 2) but have their episode number before the title, older episodes are listed under individual episodes under their shows, and don’t have their episode number there, you have to go to the episode detail screen to see which episode it was. I may tweak my script to include the episode’s title later on.
* K-On is interesting with this new setup: The resent is listed under the movie. And the movie, well, just look at the picture
2013-05-23 Did NOT receive
Psychic Detective Yakumo Ep 6
2013-05-23 Did receive Action Zone
Battle Girls: Time Paradox Ep 12
Fate / Stay Night (TV) Ep 16
Hakuoki (Season 4) A Memory of Snow Flowers Ep 2
Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee Ep 19
Mobile Police Patlabor OVA Ep 03 (Not listed)
Phi-Brain ~ Kami No Puzzle Ep 10
Psychic Detective Yakumo Ep 5
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions Ep 2
ef ~ A Tale of Memories Ep 6
Hiiro no Kakera ~ The Tamayori Princess Saga Ep 7
Kino's Journey Ep 12
K-ON!! The Movie
Love Love? Ep 1
Vampire Princess Miyu Ep 10
Penguindrum Ep 21
Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 Ep 8
Psychic Squad Ep 45 (Not listed)
Bodacious Space Pirates Ep 12
Super Happy Funtime
Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi Ep 9
Amagami SS Ep 23
Eyeshield 21 Ep 51
Inu x Boku Secret Service Ep 7
Kobato Ep 24
The Pet Girl of Sakurasou Ep 1
Place to Place Ep 5
The World God Only Knows (Season 2) Ep 11
Kids on the Slope Ep 4 Read More...
Why couldn't they have just kept on letting Funimation (and others) dub their stuff and release it here?
That an easy question to answer:Money pure and simple.
Look at it this way, By releasing it themselves and at a significantly higher price point (At least compared to the Blu-Ray Prices) They bank all the profits.
-To compare Blu-Ray releases Funimation and Sentai will sell 12-13 episode series at around $70 SRP, with Discounts that suppliers get they mark it down to about $42 which works out to about $3.50 an episode for a 12 episode series.
-Aniplex is releasing a 4 sets for the series charging $113 for 6-7 episodes, with supplier discounts it gets marked down to $90, which averages out to around $15.00 and episode. Now do you see why they are doing it? It's more profit for them.
I'm still trying to decide whether the Blu-Rays are worth it. I may just get the DVD's and save $160 bucks. I'll let you all know when they go up for pre-order on Tuesday Read More...