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>Sentai Filmworks Adds Magical Warfare Anime
>Sentai Filmworks Adds Super Sonico Anime
>Sentai Filmworks Adds Wizard Barristers Anime
>Sentai Filmworks Adds Sakura Trick Anime
What a shame about Sakura Trick. When do we find out when the good localisers pick up shows?
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Who are the good localizers?
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>>100824684
Aniplex, NIS, Viz, Madman.
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>Sentai Filmworks Adds Magical Warfare Anime

Oh yeah, big time title you got there Sentai. Imagine all the possibilities.
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>Magical Warfare
lol
>Super Sonico
lol
>Wizard Barristers
lol
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>>100824753
What exactly do you mean by "localizers"?
Should've asked this in the first place, sorry.
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>>100824753
>no 4kids

get wreckt pleb
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>>100824623

I thought their Mysterious Girlfriend X dub was okay
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I'm honestly surprised Sentai got Sakura Trick. They usually get the slim pickings which means every other company, Funi, NISA etc, didn't want it, even though it's pretty much the show the season.
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>>100824903
Anime licensing companies that add professional (but sometimes shitty) subs to distrobute to the west
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Sentai Filmworks is a shell of ADV
ADV used to own the shit out of FUNi and Viz
Let that sink in for a second
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>>100824978
>distrobute
distribute
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>>100825002
At least they don't have yellow subs
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>>100825011

We're not going to kill you over a simple keyboard mistype anon.

nOw if your fucking up on you're grammer then well kill you
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>>100825002
And Gainax used to be the biggest name in anime.
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>>100824978
So you're judging them on the quality of their subs, right? I understand.
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Sentai is going fucking crazy with licensing all of a sudden
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>>100825105
How else am I supposed to judge them?
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>>100825175
I think licensing costs have gone down recently, so Sentai's new business strategy is "license everything, hope for a few hits."
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At least Aniplex has Loli Conquest
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>>100824753
Then who are the worst?
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>>100825682
Sentai and Funi
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>>100825002
Kanon and Air had amazing dubs
Then Sentai got Clannad, Angel Beats and Little Busters and they all got shit dubs

I'm not one of those people who subscribe to the belief that anime has somehow gotten worse over the years, but dubs on average are definitely a lot weaker on average ever since ADV died and Sentai rose from their ashes
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>>100827033
>but dubs on average are definitely a lot weaker on average
Fuck I'm tired
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>>100827033

Little busters got a dub...?

Was I living under a rock or did this completely fly under /a/'s detection?
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>>100827167
It did, but it's shit so don't bother.
>Greg Ayres voicing an alpha male character
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>>100824753
>Madman
>Good

They just sit there re-releasing whatever Funi feels like giving them and sometimes if they are feeling bored they might remember to put their own logos on it instead of only having Funi's stuff. I bought Eden of the East from them and the cover art still had the 3 discs logo from the Funi version which had some extra shit on another disc but didn't release it so there was only 2 discs. The only decent release they have done in recent history was Guilty Crown which I will admit had a nice box and the art books were good as well but Siren remains the only Australasian distributor but I do have hopes for Hanabee to get good
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>>100824970
Because something like Sakura Trick wouldn't have much of an audience among those who buy "professional subs" or dubs, it's one of the leftovers they get to pick up.
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>>100829722
>Siren
I was only aware of Madman. So is Siren any good?
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>>100827167
I'm pretty much on /a/ daily and I didn't know this myself.
Maybe no one bothered posting about it.
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>>100830059
In the same way Stalin was better than Hitler
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>>100827293
>Greg Ayres plays Masato

I swear to fuck Sentai just pulls names out of a hat to determine whos voicing who.
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>>100830068
There are so many dubs that I never knew about. Penguindrum, Shiki and UN-GO have them apparently
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>>100830207
Shit, I didn't know about those either.
Guess no one posts about those here. Makes sense, really.
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>>100830207
>Shiki

But It was licensed by Funimation. I'd have been more surprised if it didn't have a dub.
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>>100830297
Does everything licensed by Funimation get a dub?
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>>100830297
Does that mean everything that Funimation is simulcasting this season will get released here?
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>>100830129
This. Theres always at least two misfit VAs in their dubs.

I also hate their insistence on keeping Japanese Honorifics in some of their dubs. Even with context, it'll still sound awkward because English speakers don't ever casually use Japanese Honorifics period. ADV was guilty of this too.
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>>100830319
>>100830364

Anything they release to DVD/BD is pretty much a guaranteed dub.
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>>100830442
Looks like they'll be something I never take the wrapping off of if I get round to buying.
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>>100830568
Why the fuck would you buy a dubbed BD release if you don't like dubs
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>>100830586
They are usually dual audio.
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>>100830586
Because they're hybrids w/ subs most of the time.
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God dammit it should be illegal for Sentai to use the shit packaging they use. Fucking disgusting.

I will pay for shows and movies so I have a nice case to hold and display them in on my shelf. I don't want this god damn shitty flimsy chink case that looks like shit.

I payed for a blu-ray from them once, never again. Yes I'm mad. They need to stop licensing things forever.
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>>100830664
Or you just stop buying shit?
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>>100830664
What bd was it?
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>>100830710

Nah, I don't collect figures or any other merchandise so I don't spend that much, I just like having physical copies of stuff I really like. It's nice.

>>100830738
I bought Horizon S1, I was going to buy S2 as well but stopped myself since I never bought a sentai release. At least the dub was hilarious in the "this is really shitty" kind of way.
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I can't wait for 40 year old american women to voice Sakura Trick
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>>100831047

I can't wait to hear them do Hajime
And I wonder how manly Rui will sound
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>>100824970

Maybe it'd be hard to sell yuri
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>>100830207
Peguindrum's dub is absolutely atrocious. I couldn't stop cringing when I heard it; it's that fucking bad.

Also, does anyone own Tatami Galaxy? Subs are tiny as fuck and I can't read a thing.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmEESOXQJso
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>>100831047
If it's any reassurance at all, I have it in confidence that at least one of the VAs will be in her mid-20's.
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>>100830207
>Penguindrum
Don't remind of that shitty dub.
With a show like Penguindrum you have to take special care of if you want to convey the same experience as the original but Sentai just pulled voice actors out of a hat, ignored the details and generally just did a really lazy rushjob of a show that deserved way more.
Then I watched the dub for Btooom, your typical juvenile gorefest action anime, and the dub was actually pretty good.
How come some forgettable mediocre action series get a better dub than fucking Penguindrum?
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>>100831387

Will they have proper field practice, Mr Sentai?
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>>100831047
Monica Rial will voice Yuu.
I'm calling it now
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>>100831427
To be fair, they're not exactly a company that prides themselves on artistic integrity. The way they probably saw it was that Penguindrum was a nichey series doomed to not sell even a third/quarter as much as what shit like Btooom sells. Penguindrum is the series anime fans buy, Btooom is the shit casuals buy next to High School of the Dead.
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Everything of value was lost.
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>>100825225
>costs have gone down

Nah, it's just those series are cheap as fuck, the kind of stuff no one wants to buy so they're cheap anyway.
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>>100830059
IIRC Siren has titles like Chihayafuru and Trapeze.

That should say it all.
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>>100830664
The thing is that there's a split in the anime consumer base. The ones who buy a small number of their favorites and want nicer sets, and the ones who buy a large chunk of everything they watch who want cheap no-frills sets. While you might hate it when Sentai grabs something the latter group loves it.
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Why would you buy from localisers, though? They cut so much extras, and you can't even be sure the quality/bitrates are intact.
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Didn't Sentai get Watamote?
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>>100831958
Importing is expensive and if I ever want to watch physical copies with subs
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>>100824970

Good luck selling Yuri in the land of the free, outside one or two states. You'd have more luck in Russia, they might buy it by accident.
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>>100831883
When you put it that way, Sentai's acquisition probably means more overall exposure. Which can only be a good thing.

I'm still surprised that the licensing rights to ST were sold so quickly and cheaply. Isn't that going to hurt domestic sales since the elevens know they can import a cheaper version?
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>>100832517
Well they're probably going to get a really vanilla release a good while after the Japanese BDs are already out.
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Sakura Trick comes from TBS. Sentai's licensing bro is drinking pals with the guy from TBS from way back during the ADV days. The only TBS titles since 2009 that haven't gone to Sentai were the first season of K-On! (too expensive) and Denpa Onna (went to NISA for some reason). If it's TBS, it's Sentai releasing a cheap-as-fuck rushed set like usual. Good job Americans! Way to fuck it up for the rest of us.
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>>100832735
Hey don't blame all of America for one shitty dubbing companies practices.

Quick question are Sentai actually turning a profit? I mean I can see Funimation getting money because the stuff they license is usually popular in the West and they put at least a modicum of effort into it.
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>>100832735
Why does it even matter? Won't the BDs be fansubbed, anyway?
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>>100832807
You guys wanted anime cheap, you're getting it cheap as fuck and released incorrectly! See Chu2Ren for what buying cheap does for translation now.

Sentai's likely turning a profit due to how cheap licenses are and how cheap of a company they are. They're only selling 3,000 sets (DVD and BD) for their best sellers, so they're not making much money with this strategy.
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>>100832831
They will, but buyfags in the US, UK, and AU are stuck with cheap-as-fuck rushed releases which may have issues with video, audio, translation, etc because Sentai fucks up so often. Those materials are sent to the other English distributors.
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>>100832900
And no one will care because the anime they release is by comparison niche to the American audience. Compare what Horizion got in Japan with what it got in America.
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>>100832956
Do many releases in Japan get subtitles like Horizon did?
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>>100833086
I actually don't know.
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>>100833177
Do you know where they can be purchased as a boxset instead of individual volumes?
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>>100833086
Bandai's putting more subs on their releases. Nearly half of them have subs.

Aniplex puts subs on series targeted internationally like Fate/Zero and Madoka, but not on most.

Those are the only two distributors who consistently put subs on releases. Kadokawa/Pony Canyon does some, but those are made internationally.

>>100833218
No box set has been announced yet. Both seasons are only available in the singles releases.
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>>100833250
Ah not just Horizon, but is most anime only available in single releases? I checked on CDJapan, but couldn't find any, and they are super expensive too
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>>100833302
Yeah, some series are getting re-released in boxes, but you can never count on them. Singles are still the more profitable format. The boxes are more expensive than international releases, but cheaper than singles and about as much as domestic TV releases in Japan.
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>>100833345
Where else other than CDJ can I buy them from?
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>>100833376
Amazon Japan has the cheapest prices and shipping internationally, but they use DHL and your packages run the risk of being damaged during delivery.

HMV isn't as cheap, but ships internationally using EMS.

AmiAmi doesn't offer a big discount, but can ship using SAL.

Those are your three other choices besides using a proxy.
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>>100833445
Thanks. I'll look into those
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>>100831506
Well it's just that I hear a lot more people talk about Penguindrum than Btooom even though the latter came a year later
While I always knew Sentai dubs were bad, some casuals can't identify them as shit because they don't have experience with anime.
They slapped half-assed dubs onto insanely popular shows like Angel Beats and Clannad but people still talk about them. I even had one guy tell me that Angel Beats was better dubbed.
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>>100825225
>license everything, hope for a few hits
Because that worked out so fucking well for them last time.
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>>100830364
Simulcast or stream does not always mean it will get a physical release.
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>>100833670

Such is the way of dubfags, anon. They really can't tell when a dub is bad.



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