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FUNimation: Buy Existing DBZ Titles to Get Battle of Gods!

Post by samuraix123 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:17 am

Hello Everyone!
I just came onto this little post on the Toonami forums and I'm just curious, Can anyone comment on this? is this legit?
http://boards.adultswim.com/t5/Toonami/ ... #U67623297
You wanna know the best way to support a franchise and help us get the acquisitions you want? Buy existing titles in the market so we have the funds to do it.So as fans, what should we do?Purchase the latest DBZ titles! From where? FUNimation recommends Amazon. They currently have a sale going on, discounting all Dragon Ball Z Kai DVDs to $21.49 (originally $49.98) each and all Dragon Ball Z Kai Blu-ray to $23.49 (originally $54.98) each. All the DVDs/Blu-rays have English and Japanese voices with the option for English subtitles. The sale lasts until March 30, 2013 so purchase quick!
and Kyle Hebert(the Narrator for Dragonball Z posted this on his Facebook ''Pssst'' and gave a link to buy these http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/r ... &plgroup=1
well here's the link :?
https://www.facebook.com/KyleHebertVO
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Re: FUNimation: Buy Existing DBZ Titles to Get Battle of God

Post by Avenged » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:19 am

They only stated if we want future titles then we need to buy what is currently released to help fund future endeavors. I don't believe they mentioned Battle of Gods specifically.
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Post by penguintruth » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:20 am

Yeah, I bought the Dragon Boxes, what else do they want from me?
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Post by bleed0range » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:25 am

I'll probably buy all the kai sets while they're on sale. Funi, you'd better get the movie rights and dub it very very well and accurately and release it on blu-ray AND give it a limited theatrical release then.

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Post by fps_anth » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:57 am

Well I bought the singles DVDs.

And the orange boxes.

And the Dragon Boxes.

And the movie steel books.

And some Kai blu rays.

Is that enough, FUNi?

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Post by Kendamu » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:27 am

I bought Dragon Ball. I bought the DBZ Dragon Boxes. I've bought most of Kai and I'm planning on getting the current release. I was planning on getting the DBZ Levels, but those got canned. I think I've done my part already.

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Post by kei17 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:03 am

Toei seem to be planning on screenings in other countries, so I guess they're setting their sights on the North American market, which is their biggest market in overseas. Without FUNimation, they can still produce a good dub themselves by directly hiring the FUNi cast.

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Post by Gonstead » Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:28 am

fps_anth wrote:Well I bought the singles DVDs.

And the orange boxes.

And the Dragon Boxes.

And the movie steel books.

And some Kai blu rays.

Is that enough, FUNi?
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Post by oXdanXo » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:06 am

Well I've bought everything they've released, Toei have already said that they've planned an international release, so I'm hoping that you are referring to the other things like the jump special because if Funi dubs them then it's a great year for me :)
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Post by dbboxkaifan » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:16 am

I bought all of the Dragon Boxes Z, Kai Parts 1-8 (got rid of 5-8) so if there was anything that I'd be interested it would be the DBZ Level Blu-rays but I don't want them as of now.

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Post by TheBlackPaladin » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:34 am

kei17 wrote:Toei seem to be planning on screenings in other countries, so I guess they're setting their sights on the North American market, which is their biggest market in overseas. Without FUNimation, they can still produce a good dub themselves by directly hiring the FUNi cast.
While that would actually be (VERY) cool, I think that's more effort that Toei's willing to put in. But hey, I'd love to be proven wrong...I'd have to imagine that if Toei was directly in charge of the dub, then we probably wouldn't have to worry about the dub script's faithfulness to the original script.
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Post by snaku » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:50 am

I'm sorry, but what? We have to show support for the first major new release in 17 years by buying more DVDs/Blus of the best selling anime of all time? So buying VHS singles, DVD singles, UUEs, Orange Boxes, Dragon Boxes, Levels, Kai just wasn't enough to build the capital to license one f'n movie?

Toei, please put English subtitles on the Battle of Gods Blu-ray so I don't have to deal with this company ever again.

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Post by B » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:13 am

It would be funny if Toei just hired an outside company to dub it, and released it themselves, considering they have an American branch that's put out some Digimon stuff.
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Post by dbboxkaifan » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:19 am

B wrote:It would be funny if Toei just hired an outside company to dub it, and released it themselves, considering they have an American branch that's put out some Digimon stuff.
If they were to, I'd hope they would make it Region B compatible too for the Blu-ray release.
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Post by TheBlackPaladin » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:22 am

snaku wrote:I'm sorry, but what? We have to show support for the first major new release in 17 years by buying more DVDs/Blus of the best selling anime of all time? So buying VHS singles, DVD singles, UUEs, Orange Boxes, Dragon Boxes, Levels, Kai just wasn't enough to build the capital to license one f'n movie?

Toei, please put English subtitles on the Battle of Gods Blu-ray so I don't have to deal with this company ever again.
I think that was a general response to how the anime works in general--people buy stuff, company makes more off that stuff. It's really not absurd at all, especially considering how many people aren't buying stuff now, and how the anime industry in general has declined as a result.
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Post by B » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:06 am

I guess I'll play devil's advocate and say Toei is still a business; they don't just hand things over to overseas companies. Contracts are drawn up and fees are demanded. And with this movie being such a milestone for DB, maybe it's more expensive than the typical 24-episode TV series.
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Post by Gyt Kaliba » Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:26 pm

I think people are overreacting a bit. FUNimation is a company, this isn't the first time they've - you know, ADVERTISED - for people to buy more stuff. And nowhere in the tweet do they actually say 'You must buy this other stuff or we're never getting Battle of Gods, muahaha!' I wish I knew why some people are so eager to jump on FUNi's case for every single thing they do. :?
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Post by B » Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:37 pm

I meant the (incomplete) Digimon Savers (or Data Squad) DVDs; they were put out by Toei U.S. Of course, everything I just put in parentheses tells us we don't want them bringing it over.
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Post by dbzfan7 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:39 pm

I would love to buy the rest of the Kai dvds, but they screwed up the sound mixing which effectively killed any chance of me buying them, I'll buy the next game if it doesn't suck.
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Post by Gyt Kaliba » Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:45 pm

B wrote:I meant the (incomplete) Digimon Savers (or Data Squad) DVDs; they were put out by Toei U.S. Of course, everything I just put in parentheses tells us we don't want them bringing it over.
OHHH. The 'Well Go USA' DVDs...yeah...if Toei was behind that whole debacle, I'm not sure I want them directly behind the release of anything stateside again. Though, knowing that was Toei makes me laugh then, considering how much of a rip-off the design and motif of the DBZ Season Sets the first set of 'Data Squad' was.
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