Happy first Thursday of the month! It’s time for another edition of Ask Sentai, brought to you by the brave souls who’ve sent their most pressing questions to Sentai’s ask.fm account.
We have a nice, long, and informative #AskSentai for you today. Let’s talk about The Big O, Complete-Complete collections, and what the heck an MSRP is and why you, the fan, should generally ignore it when it comes to our releases.
All 39 episodes of Ushio and Tora are actually all part of one season, hence we are planning to consolidate them into one release (versus the split releases of the past for longer shows like Akame ga Kill! and Parasyte -the maxim-). (Our first non-split release was My Love Story!!)
Pay little to no attention to the MSRP you see in the press releases! These are manufacturer SUGGESTED retail price, not actual price. In fact, all of your favorite Sentai Filmworks titles are discounted by up to 35% at shop.sentaifilmworks.com. We try to offer you the best value on your favorites, so please check our e-shop to see what the actual retail price is :)
Sentai's release will include “Big O! Show Must Go On” as the OP.
Fans could stream their favorite shows on legal streaming sites and purchase merchandise. The more the industry can measure how much fans like a show, the more likely they will be inclined to continue a series. We're still hoping for seasons 2s of our favorites.
We wouldn't ruin a surprise like that on ask.fm. C'mon: our actors deserve better.
(They mean this video…)
Mwuahahaha. That depends on timing. We would like to announce in bulk like in the past, but we think that elements of surprise throughout the year are nice too.
Correct. This release does include a cast interview.
Sometimes it depends on whether or not there are Blu-ray materials for that. For example: Azumanga Daioh. We released it as a Sentai Selects DVD because there were no BD materials for this title. There are lots of reasons why a BD can't be released to the market, but for the most part, we try our hardest to get you guys the BD treatment.
Thank you for the suggestion! No news yet, but glad to know you want it.
Well... no. The home video release is already out in the wild, but you can totally watch that episode on Anime Network Online: http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Watch-Anime/Majestic-Prince
That's a lot of questions, and none of which have a "constant" answer. The short answer is: it depends. The length of the show, the number of lines per episode, and amount of characters all play into how long it takes to complete each dub. Casting, though, is helmed almost entirely by the director's creative genius.
Never said it was "Day One," just that there happened to be auditions on the day of filming. The timeline varies per show, but you can be sure that School-Live! will be available by streetdate.
Ask.fm is not a platform for official releases. #spoilersarebad
Ask.fm is not for confirming upcoming dub releases or home video announcements. It is, however, good for suggesting future dubs and collector’s editions and asking questions about the industry.
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