Dr. Slump - The Movies

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Dr. Slump - The Movies

Post by Cipher » Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:55 pm

Not really sure where else to put this. I've been checking out what I can find of Dr. Slump online and have really been enjoying it. I just found out there was a subtitled North American release of the first five movies, which as far as I know is the only official release of any of the anime stateside.

How ... how are these? Are they worth it? Are they funny? How do they stack up to other JUMP films? And how's the presentation on the set for anyone who has it?

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Cipher wrote:Not really sure where else to put this. I've been checking out what I can find of Dr. Slump online and have really been enjoying it. I just found out there was a subtitled North American release of the first five movies, which as far as I know is the only official release of any of the anime stateside.

How ... how are these? Are they worth it? Are they funny? How do they stack up to other JUMP films? And how's the presentation on the set for anyone who has it?
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Post by TheDevilsCorpse » Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:06 pm

Some of the later posts in this thread may have some of what you seek (after it was actually released).

Personally, I'd just say to buy it and judge for yourself. It's actually a very cheap release (or it was back then anyway, no idea about now). Quality is pretty good and the subs are handled well, seeing how Herms was the one who handled the final pass over them. Buying it also gets you official merchandise with Kanzenshuu's name on it. =P
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Post by Cipher » Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:23 pm

Ah, thanks for the link to the original thread! It's a bit embarrassing that I didn't try searching for that first.

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Post by DoomieDoomie911 » Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:39 pm

So how was it received? Did it sell well?

I remember hearing that they were testing the waters with this release, but I never did hear how well it sold...
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Post by ShadowDude112 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:11 pm

I personally own the set, and it's great. I love it. The quality of the video is from Slump: the Movies box set. The subtitles are good too.
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Post by theoriginalbilis » Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:30 am

Dr. Slump Movie 2 is worth the purchase of the set, alone. :D
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Post by coola » Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:17 am

It's been almost a year already, hard to believe :shock: I really hope it sold well
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Post by Cipher » Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:16 pm

In case anyone needed closure on this, I did order it.

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Post by Hellspawn28 » Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:35 pm

DoomieDoomie911 wrote:So how was it received? Did it sell well?

I remember hearing that they were testing the waters with this release, but I never did hear how well it sold...
I don't know, but I think the official TV series from the 80's is possible. Discotek Media is still likely in talks about it.
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Post by Cipher » Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:41 pm

Hellspawn28 wrote:I don't know, but I think the official TV series from the 80's is possible. Discotek Media is still likely in talks about it.
I would buy that in a heartbeat. I've read a little bit of the manga, but from what I've been able to find of the anime (very little with subtitles; looks like there was never much community interest in doing fansubs), I might actually prefer it animated. Just having Arale's adorable voice lands a lot of the jokes better than can be done on page (not that they don't work there as well). I've laughed out loud at least once during every episode I've watched.

I'd also take the '90s version, which doesn't seem bad either, and it looks unusually high-budget for Toei, but the '80s version seems funnier on average from what I've seen.
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Post by DoomieDoomie911 » Thu Aug 27, 2015 2:02 pm

Hellspawn28 wrote:
DoomieDoomie911 wrote:So how was it received? Did it sell well?

I remember hearing that they were testing the waters with this release, but I never did hear how well it sold...
I don't know, but I think the official TV series from the 80's is possible. Discotek Media is still likely in talks about it.
Let's hope so. I've always wanted to watch the anime.
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Post by Footlong Shoe » Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:35 am

I've always wanted to get into Dr. Slump. Would this be a good way to start?
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Footlong Shoe wrote:I've always wanted to get into Dr. Slump. Would this be a good way to start?
If you prefer watching anime over reading manga.
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Post by medama_oyaji » Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:22 am

I think this set is great, and totally recommend it! Like the DB/Z movies, it assumes you know the characters, but honestly there's not too much you need to know about them. If you're confused, I'm sure a quick look through Wikipedia or something will catch you up. Or you could probably reach out on this forum :wink: If you want more of my opinions, you can look through the old thread linked above.

The manga is fantastic, and back in print as well! But if you want just a quick sample of what the series is like, the movies do the trick!

Of course, I should admit that part of my motivation for recommending the DVD so hard is that I want Discotek to see enough sales to justify licensing more! Brady, aka Ashura, aka the graphic designer who worked on this set, was on a recent ANNCast episode and these came up in conversation. Now, he does not represent Discotek officially, but he seems pretty close to those guys, so I think what he says has some weight. His opinion was basically, "I heard the first movies set did ok, so we might get the rest of the movies. But the TV series seems unlikely" and asked "Do you REALLY want 200+ episodes of Dr. Slump?" The answer to that last question for me is YES! I don't buy a lot of anime, and often wait to see if I can find it discounted, but I preordered the Dr. Slump movie set, and would do the same for any other Dr. Slump anime product brought out by Discotek.

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Post by Footlong Shoe » Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:39 pm

You've convinced me. I'll buy this set.

If I like it as much as I think I will, I'll read the manga, as well.
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Post by Cipher » Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:17 am

medama_oyaji wrote:Of course, I should admit that part of my motivation for recommending the DVD so hard is that I want Discotek to see enough sales to justify licensing more! Brady, aka Ashura, aka the graphic designer who worked on this set, was on a recent ANNCast episode and these came up in conversation. Now, he does not represent Discotek officially, but he seems pretty close to those guys, so I think what he says has some weight. His opinion was basically, "I heard the first movies set did ok, so we might get the rest of the movies. But the TV series seems unlikely" and asked "Do you REALLY want 200+ episodes of Dr. Slump?" The answer to that last question for me is YES! I don't buy a lot of anime, and often wait to see if I can find it discounted, but I preordered the Dr. Slump movie set, and would do the same for any other Dr. Slump anime product brought out by Discotek.
Yeah, looking through Diskotek's catalogue and realizing they're one of the only companies seemingly okay with doing subtitled releases of long, older anime series has made me eager to recommend this.

I really, really want to see the original Slump anime come stateside.

I'd buy it on release. I want it bad.

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Post by TheDevilsCorpse » Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:37 am

The movie pack was reasonably priced for what we got. So long as the rest of the releases follow suit (no $30 for like 4 episodes sets), I'd be down for purchasing any and all Dr. Slump material they can get their hands on. The rest of the films, the original series, the remake, etc.

While their at it, can they grab the other shorts based on Toriyama's works and release them as a compilation? I own pretty much all his manga releases, but my collection of animations based on his works is sorely lacking.
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