I think if any anime series deserves a "classics" release its Fullmetal Alchemist. Both the original and Brotherhood.
If Funi were to release all the separate parts of FMA and FMA: B in 1 or 2 Anime Classics releases then minds would be blown over at Aniplex of America, the company that is still releasing "single season" shows in multiple parts (ie:singles).
It wouldn't surprise me if they were still recovering from Funi's complete collection of Soul Eater…
Well FMA 2003 now has a BD release set in Japan so we can expect AOA to jump all over that in the future. Sadly, the JP release doesn't have subs or the dub so they can't do a straight import.
I'll still hope that Funi can give 2003 a BD release as an Anime Classic rather than having it go to Aniplex a la Baccano. I'm sure both series have sold well enough to warrant an eventual Classics line release.
Sadly, the JP release doesn't have subs or the dub so they can't do a straight import.
…that means that they'll give us another overpriced sub-only import that has incomplete subtitles like Persona 3.
I also hope that Funi could get this and do a Classics instead of AoA getting it as no matter what AoA does it will be brutal but I fear that it'll be more like Fate/Zero or SAO than Baccano (ie:overpriced, underfeatured sets that may be made artificially rare).
Except they can't do that because the JP release doesn't already come with subs like the other imports AOA has done (including Persona 3). Nor does it include the dub. AOA doesn't put the subs on the imports themselves, they're already there.
CDJapan lists it as Japanese audio only, no subtitles.
I mentioned Baccano because that's a Funi title that AOA did a BD release for, which would be more similar to FMA's case if AOA were to do the BD release instead of Funi, but yes, given FMA's popularity I'm sure it'd still be expensive.
It is odd we've yet to see a classics re-release for FMA, hopefully Funi has something planned for the series. Just have to wait & see I guess.