Sunday, November 12

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Buy The DVD!

Even if you already have the fansub, hot from the Japanese TV broadcast, there are often very good reasons to buy the DVD.

(Examples from Renkin San-kyuu Magical? Pokaan)

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 10:33 PM | Comments (7) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1 Sadly, Magipoka hasn't been licensed for region 1 yet. I certainly intend to get it when it is, however.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Monday, November 13 2006 12:52 AM (+rSRq)

2 Having watched Magipoka, I'd rate its licensing chances as slim to none.  Although, slim to none shows are occasionally picked up, so I suppose anything's possible.  It's a very strange show... lots of Japanese humor and cultural references galore, and no real point to speak of.  ADV's made a habit of licensing similar shows as of late (don't know how that experiment will turn out, to be honest), so I could see them possibly taking a chance on it.  MediaFactory has been pretty proactive courting licensors, it seems... I could see the Magipoka license being the lesser half of a package deal.

Posted by: Jeff Lawson at Monday, November 13 2006 08:52 PM (OqFkA)

3 A lot of things that I thought would never get licensed... got licensed, but part of that was the licensing spree that certain companies went on a couple of years back.  It looks like were back to pre-spree levels now, and that might leave Magipoka stranded.  Which would be sad, because it's quite an enjoyable show.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, November 13 2006 11:41 PM (FRalS)

4

There were a helluva lot of fortuitously placed lense flares and steam clouds in that show.

The Engrish "speak or dare" episode was pretty damn funny. However, I must have missed some key piece of information, because I was completely confused by the invisible apparition that was taking part in their game.

Posted by: Will at Tuesday, November 14 2006 12:52 AM (olS40)

5 I'm thinking about importing R2 Mahoraba, once I'm done acquiring Kamichu. I think I'm about to transcend the R1 DVD barrier. Magipoka though... It doesn't seem to tickle my fancy enough.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Tuesday, November 14 2006 01:03 AM (9imyF)

6 I never finished watching Mahoraba, though it too is fairly likeable.  It's another one that would have been an automatic license a couple of years ago, but now looks to get left on the shelf.

There's hope: Jungle Guu got licensed, as did Nanaka 6/17, Midori no Hibi, Kamichu, heck, even Coyote Ragtime Show.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, November 14 2006 01:41 AM (FRalS)

7 Fan Service comedies have a reasonably large potential base audience irrespective of show quality, and that may be what convinces someone to license it for R1. I hope. (I'm part of that base audience.)

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Tuesday, November 14 2006 06:33 PM (+rSRq)

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