Yuri on Ice Blu-Ray (Japanese with English Subs)
Do you think it would only be released in North America as an English Dub? Sad that it's probably so far away from being available in States, but was hoping that when the Yuri on Ice Blu-Ray was available...that I would be able to get it in the original Japanese version with English subtitles.
I'm not a fan of Dubs (tho they can be humorous) and really like the original voice actors in this series.
Do you think it would only be released in North America as an English Dub?
@samovar It is already confirmed thanks to Crunchyroll and Funimation's partnership that it will indeed come with both Japanese and English audio tracks.
@SpacemanHardy Aside from shows aimed at a younger audience like Pokemon are there any anime that only release the English dub with no Japanese w/ EST option now a days?
@Doublethree100 Besides Speed Racer, the only one I can think of is the Persona 4 blurays from a few years back.
Persona 4 blurays
Was there an issue with Persona 4's Japanese voice cast or something? I've only been into 4 and 5 so it seems weird 5 has dual audio and 4 doesn't plus apparently the anime got no sub?
@Doublethree100 What happened was Sentai Filmworks tried to release the Persona 4 TV series on bluray here in America a bit too close to the Japanese release. And seeing as how Japan and America share a bluray region, it would've been way too easy for Japanese customers to import the cheaper US release instead of paying for the more expensive Japanese blurays. So Aniplex slapped a restriction on them at the last minute saying that the Persona 4 DVDs could be bilingual, but the blurays had to be dub-only.
A few years later, Sentai was able to release the blurays with both audio tracks in a limited edition collector's set, but sadly that is already sold out and is OOP. Currently, the only way to buy Persona 4 The Animation in Japanese here in the States is on DVD.
@SpacemanHardy Where was this confirmed? I haven't seen a confirmation for US Blu-Ray release from any company that has licensing to stream it.
I know that the streaming versions have Japanese and English tracks (I've also head a terrible Russian version lol), but I was asking about the Blu-Ray release.
I haven't seen a confirmation for US Blu-Ray release from any company that has licensing to stream it.
Give it time.
But as others have already said, dual English/Japanese language tracks are how Funi normally rolls. There's no need to be anxious about it.
When it's ready its release date (and details) will be announced. Chillax until then.