Question about disc audio
Why is it that the english track gets 5.1 audio while the japanese only gets 2.0 audio?
Most Japanese homes are too small to support a full 5.1 surround sound system, so most shows on television - including anime - are originally only done in 2.0 stereo. That's how the track is originally recorded, so there's no changing it. Once FUNimation gets a hold of the assets, however, then they're able to produce their dub in full 5.1.