Is this a legit release of NGE?

For talking about everything else Evangelion: from the various manga and video games to merchandising and video/audio releases.

Moderator: Board Staff

TheDoctor
Embryo
Age: 36
Posts: 2
Joined: Oct 30, 2014
Gender: Male

Is this a legit release of NGE?

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby TheDoctor » Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:26 am

I'm looking to find a copy of the TV series and have obviously found that the series is basically out of print and not available conventionally any more.

On ebay this version is being sold by many sellers. It appears to be Malaysian in origin.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Anime-Neon-Genesis-Evangelion-Vol-1-26-End-2-Movie-Complete-DVD-Box-Set-/111247891666?pt=UK_CDsDVDs_DVDs_DVDs_GL&hash=item19e6e41cd2

The back of the box lists it as being a lambaian filem release (whoever they are)
It also lists animelv.com as the website which also links you through to animationlv.com where you can buy their releases.

NGE is listed here on this site
http://animationlv.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=30161

Is there any consensus on whether this is a legal release?Does anyone have any experience with this copy?

Hopefully someone can help because this is becoming quite confusing and difficult to find.

Thanks.

Nuclear Lunchbox
Agent Ahegao
Agent Ahegao
User avatar
Age: 21
Posts: 10212
Joined: Dec 13, 2012
Location: 可塑の椅子

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:15 pm

It looks pretty cheap, and the seller claims not to sell bootlegs... but if it looks too good to be true, there's always a chance that it might be.

pwhodges
A Lilin in Wonderland
A Lilin in Wonderland
User avatar
Age: 72
Posts: 10035
Joined: Nov 18, 2012
Location: Oxford, UK
Contact:

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby pwhodges » Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:30 pm

The quality of the Malaysian copies of a couple of anime that I got before I twigged were truly awful. Whole series on one disk, sometimes; utterly laughable English subtitles; DVD mastering that wouldn't play in some players or programs... the list goes on. And how did they licence the English dubs for both series and films, you may wonder?

Just don't.

The "Government stamp" means nothing, at least, outside Malaysia.
"Being human, having your health; that's what's important." (from: Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi )
"As long as we're all living, and as long as we're all having fun, that should do it, right?" (from: The Eccentric Family )
Avatar: "Suki da, Yano" - Bokura ga ita ep.21 (details); Past avatars.
Can't wait for 3.0+1.0? - try Afterwards... my post-Q Evangelion fanfic (discussion)

Bagheera
Banned
User avatar
Posts: 18626
Joined: Oct 15, 2010

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby Bagheera » Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:33 pm

IIRC bootlegs (at least in some forms) are legal in Malaysia, so it might be legal there. But outside, not a chance. And no, that's not an official, licensed release. Avoid.
For my post-3I fic, go here.
The law doesn't protect people. People protect the law. -- Akane Tsunemori, Psycho-Pass
People's deaths are to be mourned. The ability to save people should be celebrated. Life itself should be exalted. -- Volken Macmani, Tatakau Shisho: The Book of Bantorra
I hate myself. But maybe I can learn to love myself. Maybe it's okay for me to be here! That's right! I'm me, nothing more, nothing less! I'm me. I want to be me! I want to be here! And it's okay for me to be here! -- Shinji Ikari, Neon Genesis Evangelion
Yes, I know. You thought it would be something about Asuka. You're such idiots.

TheDoctor
Embryo
Age: 36
Posts: 2
Joined: Oct 30, 2014
Gender: Male

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby TheDoctor » Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:38 pm

OK, thanks for the feedback guys.

I'll keep my eye out for one of the official releases, or hope that eventually there is another run/release.

The Eva Monkey
Admin Emeritus
Admin Emeritus
User avatar
Posts: 8947
Joined: Jun 14, 2004
Location: The Evanets.
Gender: Male
Contact:

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby The Eva Monkey » Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:57 pm

Bootleg.
Webmaster, EvaMonkey.com; Co-founder, EvaGeeks.org; Moderator, r/evangelion.

Follow me on Social Media! [YouTube] [Twitter] [Facebook] [Tumblr] [Twitch]

eva14
Embryo
User avatar
Age: 28
Posts: 21
Joined: Feb 09, 2014
Gender: Male

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby eva14 » Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:07 am

Bootleg definitely.

I've got a spare Vol. 4 and Vol. 5 (UK edition) which I could sell them to you but you'd still be stuck on getting the rest due to sellers demanding too much for just one volume.

P.S.: Take a look at this link and see how much Evangelion Platinum used to cost five years ago - http://www.hotukdeals.com/search?action=search&keywords=neon+genesis+evangelion

To think it was on sale for £12 and then ridiculously hike up to £150+ now that's just shocking.
Owner of the Neon Genesis Evangelion: Platinum Collection (R2 Edt.) and fan of Eva Unit 01!

Nuclear Lunchbox
Agent Ahegao
Agent Ahegao
User avatar
Age: 21
Posts: 10212
Joined: Dec 13, 2012
Location: 可塑の椅子

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Sun Nov 02, 2014 3:08 pm

It's worth whatever the purchaser will pay for it-- which in my case was a solid $200. I think it was worth it, personally. (As a note, I got the Platinum Ltd. Holiday Special.)

svenge
Sandalphon
Sandalphon
User avatar
Age: 37
Posts: 535
Joined: Apr 10, 2009
Location: Washington State, USA
Gender: Male
Contact:

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby svenge » Sun Nov 02, 2014 9:20 pm

View Original Posteva14 wrote:To think it was on sale for £12 and then ridiculously hike up to £150+ now that's just shocking.


It's called "supply and demand". Since the supply of new Eva TV DVDs has been exactly ZERO in the English-speaking world for about half a decade now and the demand has maintained its high levels, that leaves sellers in the secondary market in a position to dictate higher prices.

This situation will remain unchanged until one of two things happen:

1) Demand for Eva TV declines sharply (unlikely for several reasons)
2) Eva TV is re-licensed in the English-speaking world (unlikely until after 4.44's release on home video)

A similar situation occurred with Cardcaptor Sakura, where the secondary pricing for the complete 18-DVD series was ~$500 for quite some time but immediately collapsed upon NISA putting the series out Stateside as a Blu-ray boxset.

cyharding
Our Man in Tokyo 3
Our Man in Tokyo 3
User avatar
Age: 36
Posts: 1503
Joined: Jun 08, 2007
Location: In Glorious Technicolor
Gender: Male

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby cyharding » Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:52 pm

View Original Postsvenge wrote:It's called "supply and demand". Since the supply of new Eva TV DVDs has been exactly ZERO in the English-speaking world for about half a decade now and the demand has maintained its high levels, that leaves sellers in the secondary market in a position to dictate higher prices.


Is the supply really that low now? I have no clue about the UK, but in the US, it seemed that ADV before their dissolution was putting out more editions of the series then there was demand for.

TomasJC
Tunniel
User avatar
Age: 22
Posts: 189
Joined: Jan 16, 2012
Location: New Zealand
Gender: Male

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby TomasJC » Mon Nov 03, 2014 2:32 am

I was surprised when I managed to win a bidding war for the Platinum set last year; it was a Madman-distributed version much similar to the "Holiday" set (except it was part of an "Anime Essentials" line they released). It shows that even down under the series is still in high demand, even more so as it is far more tricky to source here (while I was bidding I only won because I managed to double its original starting price). But sometimes it is worth the extra money for a legitimate version, because at least you get the quality.
Although you should totally avoid it, it is still cool to dream about a package like that, what with the movies and all...
"That's no way to treat an expensive musical instrument!" -Jim Steinman
"When I was growing up, there were two things that were unpopular in my house. One was me, and the other was my guitar." -Bruce Springsteen
"Alcohol is humanity's friend... Can I abandon a friend?" -Yang Wen-li
"...See you on the Dark Side Of The Moon~"

svenge
Sandalphon
Sandalphon
User avatar
Age: 37
Posts: 535
Joined: Apr 10, 2009
Location: Washington State, USA
Gender: Male
Contact:

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby svenge » Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:46 am

View Original Postcyharding wrote:I have no clue about the UK, but in the US, it seemed that ADV before their dissolution was putting out more editions of the series then there was demand for.


That was indeed true, given the rather large list of DVD editions that hit the market:

Original DVD singles (mid 2000 - mid 2001)
Perfect Collection box (early 2002)
Director's Cut DVD singles [ep. 21'-24' & 25-26] (early 2004)
Platinum DVD singles (mid 2004 - early 2005)
Platinum Complete thinpak box (late 2005)
Platinum Perfect tin box (late 2007)
Platinum Holiday Edition brick (late 2008)

However, all the existing surplus copies of Eva TV (primarily the Platinum Complete 6-disc thinpak and Holiday Edition 7-disc brick sets) eventually ended up being liquidated by Right Stuf at severely deep discounts (as low as $30, if I recall correctly) between late 2011 - mid 2012.

Of course End of Evangelion (which was licensed by Manga Ent.) had been OOP for a couple years already by that point, and it was never printed in quite as large of numbers as Eva TV was.

eva14
Embryo
User avatar
Age: 28
Posts: 21
Joined: Feb 09, 2014
Gender: Male

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby eva14 » Mon Nov 03, 2014 12:18 pm

svenge @ could you tell me more about the German 8-Disc release?

Supposedly the bitrate's higher and in an overall aspect it's better than the other releases out there but I've not been able to check it out myself.
Owner of the Neon Genesis Evangelion: Platinum Collection (R2 Edt.) and fan of Eva Unit 01!

svenge
Sandalphon
Sandalphon
User avatar
Age: 37
Posts: 535
Joined: Apr 10, 2009
Location: Washington State, USA
Gender: Male
Contact:

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby svenge » Mon Nov 03, 2014 2:52 pm

View Original Posteva14 wrote:svenge @ could you tell me more about the German 8-Disc release?

Supposedly the bitrate's higher and in an overall aspect it's better than the other releases out there but I've not been able to check it out myself.


I really don't know anything about releases that aren't from either the US or Japan. Sorry about that.


Return to “Everything Else Evangelion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests