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Unread postby Yi-Long » 27 Apr 2009, 19:31

Thanks Eva. Downloaded Eden last night after your recommendation. Looks interesting when I quickly checked out the episode to see what the quality was like.
Will hopefully watch it tonight.
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Unread postby HungFist » 19 Oct 2009, 12:38

Is my new screen incorrectly calibrated, or does the Japanese Evangelion 1.11 BD haver worse contrast than the 1.01 dvd? Or are the caps wrong? I'm seeing less detail in bright shots.
http://www.sos-brigade.de/wordpress/?p=2401

The following page seems so dubious than I post direct links to the pics, rather than the article
DVD: http://www.sankakucomplex.com/wp-conten ... uray-4.png
BD: http://www.sankakucomplex.com/wp-conten ... uray-5.jpg

Although here we do have extra detail in a dark scene
DVD: http://www.sankakucomplex.com/wp-conten ... uray-2.png
BD: http://www.sankakucomplex.com/wp-conten ... uray-3.jpg

These were Google search resuls. I don't know where to find reliable anime dvd / BD reviews.

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Unread postby Shingster » 19 Oct 2009, 15:42

Colours have been remastered quite a bit, blues are now lighter and highlights do looked clipped compared to the r2j, but not immensely so. The Blu-ray looks pretty good to me contrast wise, it may be a little too bright though (r2j is a touch dark).

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Unread postby HungFist » 19 Oct 2009, 16:15

Maybe I should wait for the US (Funimation) and UK (Manga) BD's and see how they look like. Or is it very likely that they will be indentical to the JP BD?

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Unread postby Shingster » 19 Oct 2009, 17:10

Very very likely they'll be using the Japanese masters BUT should be a lot cheaper (I hope).

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Unread postby HungFist » 19 Oct 2009, 17:13

ok, thanks.

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Unread postby Shingster » 19 Oct 2009, 17:25

Have Manga announced this in the UK? If so I should be able to get it nice and early. I've had GITS 2.0 and Blood: The Last Vampire for the past 2months on Blu-ray but been too busy to review em early! :D

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Unread postby Shingster » 19 Oct 2009, 17:54

Cool, just put in a request for it. Too early to know for sure when Manga will be releasing it though, I bet.

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Unread postby gasteropod » 19 Oct 2009, 18:14

Damn Manga for putting the original GITS on the BD in a shitty 1080i transfer which is apparently no better than an upscale :'(

I don't like GITS 2.0!

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Unread postby HungFist » 05 Jan 2010, 10:07

Evangelion

Funimation's cover art is just incredibly ugly. Manga's art is also ugly, and the film is apparently 1.01, not 1.11.
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Unread postby Lourdes » 05 Jan 2010, 22:47

1.11 is the most recent DVD + BD with a new transfer with more footage and some issues fixed.


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Unread postby Gaijin84 » 24 Feb 2010, 03:57

Watching Hajime no Ippo - 20 episodes in and loving it

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Unread postby Shingster » 24 Feb 2010, 11:37

Hajime no Ippo is fantastic, I keep meaning to start on the manga but at over 880chapters (90volumes) it's a seriously daunting task!

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Unread postby Yi-Long » 24 Feb 2010, 12:06

Ippo is a great show indeed, although they recently started a new Ippo show, which I just didn't like as much as the first series.
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Unread postby Shingster » 24 Feb 2010, 12:43

It's ended already hasn't it? Was only one season/26eps long, another season is in the works so hopefully they'll continue on a season-by-season basis, although I must admit that when the 2nd season was announced a couple of years ago I made a vow not to watch any more Ippo anime until I've read the first 35volumes of the manga.

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Unread postby HungFist » 06 Apr 2010, 18:30

HungFist wrote:Is my new screen incorrectly calibrated, or does the Japanese Evangelion 1.11 BD haver worse contrast than the 1.01 dvd? Or are the caps wrong? I'm seeing less detail in bright shots.
http://www.sos-brigade.de/wordpress/?p=2401


ok, finally (maybe accidental) comparison shots for US and JP BD's. AsianBDGuide's US gallery and JP gallery include two matching shots, the 1st and the 6th (by JP). If these caps are correct (is it even possible to get BD caps wrong? Somebody please tell me. Shing!) the US disc indeed has more pleasing levels.

This sucks cause I really wanted to buy the JP disc and not the US discs that come with a 2 year delay and incredibly ugly cover arts :mad:

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Unread postby Yi-Long » 06 Apr 2010, 22:22

Shingster wrote:It's ended already hasn't it? Was only one season/26eps long, another season is in the works so hopefully they'll continue on a season-by-season basis, although I must admit that when the 2nd season was announced a couple of years ago I made a vow not to watch any more Ippo anime until I've read the first 35volumes of the manga.


I don't know. I stopped downloading the show and other shows when my PC was fucked up, so I should really get myself some newsgroup-subscription to download that stuff...
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Unread postby Shingster » 07 Apr 2010, 01:15

HungFist wrote:If these caps are correct (is it even possible to get BD caps wrong? Somebody please tell me. Shing!) the US disc indeed has more pleasing levels.
The highlights are definitely more blown out on the japanese grabs, I've actually had the UK BD here for a while now but have got 3 other titles I have to review first but I'll take a brief look at it tomorrow for you.

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Unread postby Ghostdude » 14 Apr 2010, 11:59

PING PONG CLUB :rock:

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Unread postby Shingster » 19 Apr 2010, 12:34

HungFist wrote:ok, finally (maybe accidental) comparison shots for US and JP BD's. AsianBDGuide's US gallery and JP gallery include two matching shots, the 1st and the 6th (by JP). If these caps are correct (is it even possible to get BD caps wrong? Somebody please tell me. Shing!) the US disc indeed has more pleasing levels.

This sucks cause I really wanted to buy the JP disc and not the US discs that come with a 2 year delay and incredibly ugly cover arts :mad:
Oops, completely forgot about this! I've uploaded a couple of grabs from the UKBD that you can compare to the Japanese grabs at AsianBluRayGuide here, basically the levels look the same or similar (only had a cursory glance) to the US grabs.

Dunno if you know this, but there's a LE release of the BD here in the UK with better packaging (although still not the like the minimalistic Japanese packaging), you might find that more appealing maybe (it looks better than the US packaging at least)? Have a butchers. Of course, if you're not massively fussed about the packaging you could wait a few weeks and no doubt the bog standard UK BD will be cheap as chips in sales (below £10 I bet).

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Unread postby HungFist » 19 Apr 2010, 13:24

Thanks for the caps.

Yeah, I will go for the better transfer of course, so either UK or US.

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Unread postby Shingster » 19 Apr 2010, 14:02

Well, if you go for the UK release then the LE packaging is an HMV Exclusive now apparently.

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