FLCL to be re-released

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FLCL to be re-released

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Postby cyharding » Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:47 pm

I just thought I'd post this bit of news for anybody who doesn't know yet. [url]www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-01-06/funimation-licenses-gainax-flcl-anime[/url] I'll definitely be getting it.
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Postby Merridian » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:00 am

Whoa sweet. I just got the whole show a few months ago--I happened to randomly come across the first two vols in FYE in October/Novemberish, grabbed them like hotcakes (brand new, too!), and ordered a "used, like new" vol 3 off amazon.

I don't think I need another release, but considering how desperately I hunted the damn series all summer I can definitely sympathize with anyone trying to get their hands on it. It'd be nice if Funi picked up the rights to Haibane Renmei as well (or some old sk00l shit) & released some box sets.

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FLCL getting re-released... IN BLU-RAY!

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Postby HENRCAST » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:03 pm

I really hope it's as awesome as the Ultimate Edition (which I wanted to buy, but it's out of print, and as much as I love FLCL, I'm not paying 200 dollars). Now I want the exact release date!

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Postby The Eva Monkey » Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:23 pm

Wow, a show re-licensed by a different company including the previous dub? That doesn't happen that often, does it?

FLCL is one of my favorites, but I don't know about spending money to buy it again on BluRay. Maybe I'll ask for it as a gift some time, and give the DVDs to someone who has never seen it.
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Postby THE Hal E. Burton 9000 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:28 pm

The Eva Monkey wrote:Wow, a show re-licensed by a different company including the previous dub? That doesn't happen that often, does it?
I agree, that is weird
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Postby Taekmkm » Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:24 am

What? This happens all the time.

Most of Geneon rescues kept the original dub. Shana, Familiar of Zero, etc. It's much, much cheaper to buy the original dub rights than re-dubbing it. Only exceptions like One Piece where the dubbing it themselves would increase the value far beyond keeping the original.
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Postby Apjak » Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:49 am

I wish the the Akira DVD release had had the previous dub. I miss pointing out Donatello's VA to people.

Also, excited about a Blu-Ray release. My only copy was of dubious (Chinesian) origin.

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Postby Sachi » Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:54 am

This is awesome! I don't have hard copies on DVD, so I'll definitely be on the lookout for this when I'm in town! FLCL is one of the few shows where it is worth getting on DVD/Blu-Ray/etc.
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Postby Guyver Spawn » Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:47 pm

I have not seen the show since it was on Adult swim, I remember liking it and I need to watch it again soon.
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Postby MugwumpHasNoLiver » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:13 am

Ah, Fooly Cooly. That show epitomizes me adolescence and it's probably the only thing I'm capable of feeling genuine nostalgia for. It recalls wide stretches of green, warm summer days and clear blue skies (which for some reason, are all symbols of childhood to me, don't ask why) which seem now to be perpetually covered in grey (both the sky and the earth). I got the DVDs way back in either '05 or '06 and I played them to death, really I could watch it non-stop. Then when my DVD player broke down and I had to watch all my DVDs on the PS2, for some reason I could still play FLCL on the broken DVD player, which always struck me as odd. I still have them and whenever I do watch them again, every muscle in my body is filled with the joy and vigor that cynicism has resolved away. I don't watch them much anymore though, it's too sacred to me.

Funny, I think I discovered Eva not long after FLCL, not sure (oh wait, yes, I am sure, because they made an Eva reference in episode 2 or 3 and I didn't know what Eva was when I first saw FLCL), and while Eva made the bigger impression on me, FLCL has remained pure. Eva is so deeply ingrained into my brain, I can't distinguish it from me anymore, but FLCL is still something alive, something free . . . something I've lost.

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Postby Zeruel » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:00 am

Cant wait always wanted to get the series on dvd now's my chance to own it on bluray
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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:08 pm

Late reply is late but this is awesome news. I have some crappy (most likely a bootleg instead of a fansub, I got it from a family member -_-; ) DVD-release of FLCL, so getting a legit copy that's hopefully not too expensive is great news.

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Postby NAveryW » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:35 pm

To bring this thread more up to date: shortly after Funimation announced that it was releasing FLCL on Blu-ray (most likely upscaled like their other Blu-rays of standard definition anime), Gainax announced its own Blu-ray release of the show. As far as I've been able to find, the Gainax ads didn't say anything about the show being HD, and I've read several places (that probably copied the information from each other) that FLCL was only rendered at 480p. This makes sense, as HD televisions didn't do much in the way of existing when FLCL was produced.

This doesn't mean a Blu-ray release is pointless, however. Because of its storage capacity, all six episodes can be stored on one single-layer disc without any compression artifacts. DVDs tend to have compression artifacts no matter how hard they try not to. MPEG-2 is just so darn inefficient by modern standards.
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Postby SenorSquiid » Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:25 pm

View Original PostNAveryW wrote:To bring this thread more up to date: shortly after Funimation announced that it was releasing FLCL on Blu-ray (most likely upscaled like their other Blu-rays of standard definition anime), Gainax announced its own Blu-ray release of the show. As far as I've been able to find, the Gainax ads didn't say anything about the show being HD, and I've read several places (that probably copied the information from each other) that FLCL was only rendered at 480p. This makes sense, as HD televisions didn't do much in the way of existing when FLCL was produced.

This doesn't mean a Blu-ray release is pointless, however. Because of its storage capacity, all six episodes can be stored on one single-layer disc without any compression artifacts. DVDs tend to have compression artifacts no matter how hard they try not to. MPEG-2 is just so darn inefficient by modern standards.


Considering FLCL's more digital nature, i doubt this will be the case. I don't know really much about this, except that I imagine it would be easier to rerender or whatever would be required to bump FLCL up to BluRay quality on a computer, whereas with Eva they'd pretty much have to reanimate the whole series. There's probably a hidef digital master of FLCL in the Gainax database somewhere.

Hopefully. I'd loooove to see FLCL on the 1080 dpi. Roll one up, burn one down and have a FLCL party. Mmmmm. I'm squishy inside just thinking about it.
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Postby Guyver Spawn » Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:50 pm

Any release date for this yet?
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Postby NAveryW » Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:40 pm

Woah, the Japanese release will contain the English subtitles AND the English dub! It also says it's "1080p High-Def", though for all we know that could still just mean upscaled. But yeah, English subtitles. And the English dub, which is the first dub I think of when I think of "high-quality English dub". Screw the Funimation release; I know what I'm buying.

...When I can afford to pay $150 plus shipping for a six-episode OVA.
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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:40 pm

Do we know for a fact the Funimation and Japanese releases aren't the same release, just one being local?

Either way, I'll probably get the Japanese myself once I can afford it.
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Postby Heromaster111 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:33 am

I wonder if indeed this is a proper remaster instead of just upscaling will Funi get it or are they doing the BD themselves. Please let them get it from the Japanese. I don't have that kind of money to blow on a 6ep show, regardless of how much I love it.
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Postby drinian » Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:58 pm

The last three Gainax.co.jp toppages have been FLCL-themed, presumably in conjunction with the upcoming Blu-Ray release. (My archive is here).

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Postby InstrumentalityOne » Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:25 pm

Nice.

FLCL is the only show where I prefer the dub over subs, dunno why.

Maybe it´s because the first time I saw it, it was already dubbed and it kinda grew on me.


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