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Saint Seiya TV Series Blu-ray!!
« on: April 24, 2014, 04:13:46 AM »
Each box costs 35,000 yen.
Both have booklets

Box 1: Ep 1-55
Box 2: Ep 56-114

Visual: 1080p
Sound: Mono

Box 1 Special Features:
Digital Archive(Concept Art, illustrations)

http://www.bandaivisual.co.jp/seiya_bd-box/

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Re: Saint Seiya TV Series Blu-ray!!
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2014, 05:04:25 AM »
Any screens available yet?

Here's hoping any high quality English/American/Australian anime company picks this up except Cinedgm/NVG! NVG has officially lost its credibility and now it's for the better they don't release any more Saint Seiya.

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Re: Saint Seiya TV Series Blu-ray!!
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2014, 10:03:28 PM »
That's what i was waiting for!!
the price is pretty hefty ;_;

I wonder if they'll go wtih a 16:9 ratio rather than 4:3
kinda like what happened with dragon ball z kai
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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2014, 02:25:01 AM »
That's what i was waiting for!!
the price is pretty hefty ;_;

I wonder if they'll go wtih a 16:9 ratio rather than 4:3
kinda like what happened with dragon ball z kai

This is probably in 4x3 AR considering they're not trying to modernise it like they were with Dragon Ball Kai when it was airing on TV in Japan.

Dragon Ball Kai was in 4x3 AR for the Blu-ray release in Japan and overseas, only the TV/DVD versions were cropped (16x9 AR).

It makes no sense to be cropping this anime series it would only make customers angry. I personally would've hated if they made Cowboy Bebop into a 16x9 AR show since that's not how it was intended to be seen.

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Re: Saint Seiya TV Series Blu-ray!!
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2014, 03:16:02 AM »
@Newborn

It's 4:3. Sound still mono.

Until they actually do a remaster or an ultimate edition, the improvement you get is just the image quality. ;)

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Re: Saint Seiya TV Series Blu-ray!!
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2014, 03:31:29 AM »
@Newborn

It's 4:3. Sound still mono.

Until they actually do a remaster or an ultimate edition, the improvement you get is just the image quality. ;)

This is what this HD remaster on Blu-ray is about, showing the anime series at its best intact in 4x3 AR without any detail loss so you could consider this the "ultimate edition".

However, if you mean with new animation and in 16x9 AR then no it's not that "remaster".

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Re: Saint Seiya TV Series Blu-ray!!
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2014, 07:19:21 AM »
@Newborn

It's 4:3. Sound still mono.

Until they actually do a remaster or an ultimate edition, the improvement you get is just the image quality. ;)

Since this is Toei, we'll likely never get a better audio track.

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Re: Saint Seiya TV Series Blu-ray!!
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2014, 07:34:38 AM »
@Newborn

It's 4:3. Sound still mono.

Until they actually do a remaster or an ultimate edition, the improvement you get is just the image quality. ;)

Wait really? it's mono? oh well I have preordered them already since March so I can't do anything about it.

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Re: Saint Seiya TV Series Blu-ray!!
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2014, 08:16:04 AM »
They threw away the good ones and kept the less fortunate due to the times back then being expensive to store this kind of media. Same happened with Dragon Ball Z.

Just be glad they weren't foolish enough to trash footage of episodes like some other companies did to their series and now they have incomplete series forever lost.

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Re: Saint Seiya TV Series Blu-ray!!
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2014, 11:50:15 AM »
Horrible news, guys.  A friend of mine tipped me off that this is just an upscale and not a remastering of the footage.  http://www.fandompost.com/oldforums/showthread.php?29379-Saint-Seiya-%28TV%29-BD-Boxes/page2

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Re: Saint Seiya TV Series Blu-ray!!
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2014, 12:05:20 PM »
Well sucks for me but whatever...I will live.

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Re: Saint Seiya TV Series Blu-ray!!
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2014, 12:12:20 PM »
Horrible news, guys.  A friend of mine tipped me off that this is just an upscale and not a remastering of the footage.  http://www.fandompost.com/oldforums/showthread.php?29379-Saint-Seiya-%28TV%29-BD-Boxes/page2

Bandai Visual's Cowboy Bebop was a spectacular HD remaster but now they're just dumping Saint Seiya on Blu-ray? I once again had high expectations and they were crushed.

Still, if an English company picks this up and gives it proper high quality subs then I'll buy them.

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Re: Saint Seiya TV Series Blu-ray!!
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2014, 04:34:14 AM »
4:3 is still good.
i'm not an audio guy, so mono is fine by me.

but how can it just be an upscale??

The DVDs do the same thing on a blu-ray player!!
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Re: Saint Seiya TV Series Blu-ray!!
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2014, 05:00:55 AM »
Just a upscale? Oh well... guess I will not buy if one day the blu-rays come out in Brazil. My episode rips are in 544p already... :?

...and anyway, I don't think a future brazilian release will contain the first dubbed version (despite many translation errors, the first brazilian voice acting is much, much better than the second) :P

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Re: Saint Seiya TV Series Blu-ray!!
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2014, 06:57:22 AM »
4:3 is still good.
i'm not an audio guy, so mono is fine by me.

but how can it just be an upscale??

The DVDs do the same thing on a blu-ray player!!

If done right then a Blu-ray upscale can look better than an upscaled DVD, due to the higher benefits it has of allowing up to 50 GBs of storage.

Saint Seiya once again gets the short end of the stick.

Cowboy Bebop got remastered in HD and it looks gorgeous so why couldn't they have done the same to Saint Seiya?! :(