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  • #31
    Originally posted by Sensuifu View Post
    Screenshot comparison between the Japanese BD and Funi's Hardsub
    Comp between the Hardsub and the Dub

    The English Dub's colors are identical to the Japanese release, while the English Hardsub differ.
    Since when did FUNimation have anything to do with this release?

    Also, could you post these somewhere where they don't get removed after a few months. Happened twice AFAIK so a lot of older comparisons on that site are gone.
    Last edited by NJ_; 02-04-2019, 10:12 PM.
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    • #32
      Originally posted by NJ_ View Post

      Since when did FUNimation have anything to do with this release?
      Hah.. Oops. Had Re:Zero in front of me and got mixed up. I'll correct that.

      Also, could you post these somewhere where they don't get removed after a few months. Happened twice AFAIK so a lot of older comparisons on that site are gone.
      Not sure of the other alternatives.

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      • #33
        It also appears that Shout Factory's DVD version is dub only?

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        • #34
          Originally posted by russ869 View Post
          It also appears that Shout Factory's DVD version is dub only?
          Thanks for pointing this out. Shout! Factory Store and TRSI do list the DVD version as dub only (not sure when they made the change).

          https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-r...SIN=B07JK2C8Z6
          DVD does not have Japanese soundtrack even though the product description says "Language: Japanese" and the product description on DVD cover says "Japanese & English Dolby Digital 5.1".
          It is a serious DVD mastering mistake.

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          • #35
            The Shout Factory release of Maquia just continues to be bad and while it's only the DVD release, which could be going extinct any day now, it's just a sloppy job of not delivering what the package said it would. While it's understandable that there would be problems with the BD where subtitle locking is normally utilized rather than a hardsub, it just feels lazy with the DVD being put out like this seeing that DVDs released here are unplayable in Japan.
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            • #36
              WOW...this keeps getting better and better for the WRONG reasons! If I get this, it'll be Right Stuf's LE release when it gets a sale.

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              • #37
                Also to note, one of the PR's mentions both Japanese and English audio for DVD only release.

                http://www.scifijapan.com/articles/2...s-anime-studio

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                • #38
                  http://4NN.cx/.143292
                  Maquia DVDs Incorrectly List Japanese Language Track

                  Shout! Factory's DVD is dub-only, BD is dual-audio

                  Shout! Factory confirmed with ANN that its first run of DVDs for the Maquia - When the Promised Flower Blooms anime film incorrectly listed a Japanese track with English subtitles, but this has been corrected for subsequent runs.

                  Shout! Factory told ANN that the non-inclusion of the Japanese language track was due to a requirement from the licensors. The licensor required English subtitles to be hard-coded (unremovable) on the Japanese track, so any release would require two video tracks: one clean for the English dub and one with subtitles for the Japanese dub. Shout! Factory said the DVD does not support the inclusion of both versions, so it is English dub-only

                  Shout! Factory also released a Blu-ray Disc and DVD combo pack on the same day, February 5. The Blu-ray Disc offers both English and Japanese audio, with the subtitles hard-coded on the Japanese language track.

                  Shout! Factory's initial press release for the home video release says, "This release is presented in Japanese with subtitles, and with an English dub," but does not clarify that this line only refers to the Blu-ray Disc, not the DVD.

                  Right Stuf will also release the film on a deluxe edition Blu-ray Disc in March. Eleven Arts Anime Studio holds the license for the film.

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                  • #39
                    Really curious if the same restriction will be imposed on RS's release. If so, it'll be evident the licensor demanded it for reasons unbeknownst to mankind. With RightStuf releasing this as a deluxe edition only a few months after Shout's regular edition, I'm thinking this entire hardsub requirement was probably for Shout's release to be the 'poor man's' option so that it doesn't cannibalize the sales of the forthcoming LE by RightStuf, which may not have hardsubs.

                    So basically, unless RightStuf has to author and encode their release retaining the same structure, it appears the licensor may have required Shout to hardsub it to incentivize Right Stuf's release as the 'version to buy'.

                    I don't know, we'll see. Shout's other anime releases didn't have this ridiculous 'mistake' done to them, so I'm speculating this odd regular edition by one publisher only to be soon supplanted by a supposedly superior version by another publisher was the game plan from the start.

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                    • #40
                      Too cheap to even include a second DVD with hardsubbed Japanese version? Unbelievable.

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