Posts made by joe-funi
RE: How come Funimation DVD/Blu-Ray releases these days are bare bones with no special features?
Sometimes it's a matter of Japanese licensor or whether they're allowed to do commentary tracks or not. Some come with more than others of course but it's not a matter of "They're not even bothering" sometimes it's a matter of they just can't or it isn't a release that warrants any real features.
Tl;dr It is situational and circumstantial.
I don't know why, but in general, the Japanese companies seem to be very strict, dictorial, and controlling when it comes to its properties worldwide (even more so than the USA). It can also explain why they region lock some videos on youtube so they are only viewable in Japan.
When releasing anime or Japanese video games internationally, the Japanese companies seem to be very controlling on what the international distributers can and cannot do with the properties that are licensed.
In very rare cases, they may not allow the anime or video game to be released outside of japan at all. One example is Symphogear for some reason. Are International distributers not allow to license and release Symphogear period?
Or why would the production committee at first allow Ro-Kyu-Bu! to be licensed, but them suddenly revoke the license before it can be released?
Those Japanese companies seem to be bigger control freaks than the US Hollywood media industry.
They OWN the anime or video game,they could do want they want with them.if they wanted to,they could just not make them available outside japan.
RE: Season 8 of fairy tail is coming out and will funimation dub it?
Too soon to be asking that.
RE: Testament of Sister New Devil?
you guys give up way too easily
To be fair, it's been months and months since the "announcement" of FUNimation's upcoming dub of Testament. We've had no comments to the countless threads, nor any form of update or news. Other ecchi shows such as Seven Mortal Sins have been picked up and officially licensed, and still, no news of Testament. I think the pessimism and hopelessness are justified now. I've had faith that FUNimation would pick up one of my favorite ecchi's, but it's basically all gone now.
Things take time,patience.