Aquarion Evol part 2 release?



  • Does anyone know when we think we might get part 2 of Aquarion Evol on Blu-Ray/DVD? I know we have to wait until FUNi announces the release date, but do you all think that we'll get the other half of the series later in 2014?



  • Ain't been announced yet.

    Probably some time in May. Or June.



  • @SpacemanHardy:

    Ain't been announced yet.

    Probably some time in May. Or June.

    My prospective copy of this will sit gathering dust in a seller's warehouse until the date is announced. Why watch a show only to have to wait so long for its sequel that you're likely to forget the details of what happened in Part I? I can't think of a good answer to that.

    Funi, if ever you're not confident that you can-at least-release both halves of a show on the same day please just hold off until you can.



  • @sidereal_presence:

    My prospective copy of this will sit gathering dust in a seller's warehouse until the date is announced. Why watch a show only to have to wait so long for its sequel that you're likely to forget the details of what happened in Part I? I can't think of a good answer to that.

    Funi, if ever you're not confident that you can-at least-release both halves of a show on the same day please just hold off until you can.

    Patience,doesn't seem you have it.



  • @joe-funi:

    Patience,doesn't seem you have it.

    I believe that you must have misread my post as I have patience in spades: I'm patient enough to not put Aquarion EVOL Part I in my cart and click "buy" until I can do the same for Part II. I'll wait out Funimation on this one.



  • I'd have to agree with Joe here, you don't seem to have much patience.
    Boy you would have died if you had been a fan back when they used to release individual anime DVDs, waiting for 2 sets is pretty damn easy compared to say the 7 that Cowboy Bebop came on.
    But yeah, you show them by holding off on that pre-order, power to the consumer and all that.



  • Isn't Aquarion horrible? Some people said it's good, others said it's crap. I can't agree which side.



  • @St0ck:

    But yeah, you show them by holding off on that pre-order, power to the consumer and all that.

    No one can preorder it. That's actually the point of this thread. :)

    As to whether or not it sucks, Aquarion is a ridiculous show that I enjoyed largely because of the dub. I wouldn't say that it was bad, I probably would have watched it subbed, but the dub definitely made it better as far as I'm concerned.



  • It's not so much a lack of patience as it is downright confusion. Psycho-Pass has both parts released on the same day; Jormungand has both seasons released on the same day; Eureka Seven has both parts released on the same day; Robotics;Notes has both parts released a month apart

    Meanwhile, Evol part 1 was released in December and there's now at least a five month gap between part 1 and part 2, since solicitations are known through April. What's the deal? Why is there such a disconnect between two parts of the same season?



  • @Riles:

    Meanwhile, Evol part 1 was released in December and there's now at least a five month gap between part 1 and part 2, since solicitations are known through April. What's the deal? Why is there such a disconnect between two parts of the same season?

    Speculations:

    1. A problem with materials delivery for the second half. (Materials used for the streaming subtitled version may not be usable for a DVD/BD version).

    2. Perhaps sales for the first half have been disappointing, so the second half gets shoved further down the release list in favor of titles that are expected to perform better.

    3. The second half had a planned release sooner, but scheduling conflicts with one or more VA's required for the cast prevented proceeding according to schedule.

    I'm disappointed I got half way through the series in dub format online, only to face the choice of either switching to completing it in subtitled format or waiting an unknown amount of time. Beyond making that decision, however, I realize I have no control over the situation.



  • With all due respect, I know the speculation. What I want to know now is the correct answer



  • @Riles:

    With all due respect, I know the speculation. What I want to know now is the correct answer

    Is your avatar from Nisekoi? Just asking.



  • I've never heard of that show before



  • @Riles:

    I've never heard of that show before

    So what is it from?



  • I am sarcasmic

    It is Chitoge from Nisekoi. She is quite rude



  • @Riles:

    With all due respect, I know the speculation. What I want to know now is the correct answer

    Outside of publicly available information you will never hear anything but speculation on these forums.
    Funimation has always disseminated information through email, blog posts, and their main website, except for the odd information pertaining exclusively to issues with the website.



  • @St0ck:

    Outside of publicly available information you will never hear anything but speculation on these forums.
    Funimation has always disseminated information through email, blog posts, and their main website, except for the odd information pertaining exclusively to issues with the website.

    I did not know this information. Thank you for divulging this information to me as I was not previously aware of Funimation's PR decisions on providing information to random questions involving their release schedule on the internet. Now I know that I shouldn't expect an answer from Funimation because I have this information you've given me regarding their methods of relaying information

    Translation:

    ! It offends me that you think I was actually expecting an answer



  • Opps… uh... disregard that then...



  • Its allways fun to play the WTF is up with licenses, releases and other sundry issues with anime state side.

    As I didn't see it being offered i will offer one of the common issues and that being the fickleness of the property owners and troublsome stipulations they may demand up front or later when they get scared of the dread reverse importation and what not, such as what happened with HLP Forte and why what was to be the standard DVD BL combo pack suddenly turned into DVD only with a BL release delayed till several months later. Perhaps some sort of similar situation has occurred and for the time being they have restricted funi to the first half of the season only until they feel more comfortable that Funi's release won't heavily impact their personal coffers.

    Just random speculation of course… maybe it was aliens.