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Title: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: DirectDK on August 24, 2011, 04:03:18 PM
Not confirmed yet, but seems likely: http://muhootsaver.tistory.com/1389

I've been following this site lately because of the new Kenshin OVA Bluray set that comes out today.  Apparently, sometimes Japanese BD anime includes English subtitles, so there may be a chance with Berserk, but who knows?  Anyways, if there are subs, I'll definitely pick it up!
Title: Re: Rumor: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: Joa on August 24, 2011, 04:07:02 PM
oh, yesssssssss....
Title: Re: Rumor: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: Aazealh on August 24, 2011, 04:19:19 PM
Would be nice if confirmed, especially with subtitles.
Title: Re: Rumor: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: Diaz on August 24, 2011, 04:20:26 PM
That would be awesome if confirmed.   :ubik:
Title: Re: Rumor: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: CCS on August 24, 2011, 06:21:36 PM
Don't anime blurays also usually contain remastered and reanimated scenes? I know I've seen a lot of charts showing how they corrected and added to the animation in a lot of different shows for bluray releases. It'd be sweet if they did that for Berserk.
Title: Re: Rumor: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: mevoo on August 25, 2011, 12:16:30 AM
Can the movie comes with Arabic subtitles? :ganishka:
Title: Re: Rumor: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: Tsundere on August 26, 2011, 07:21:13 AM
Pretty sure an upscale of a '97 low budget show isn't worth it  :slan:
As for remastered and reanimated material, I doubt it.
Title: Re: Rumor: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: Gobolatula on August 30, 2011, 12:32:38 AM
Don't anime blurays also usually contain remastered and reanimated scenes? I know I've seen a lot of charts showing how they corrected and added to the animation in a lot of different shows for bluray releases. It'd be sweet if they did that for Berserk.
Well, they did that to DragonBall Kai... Not sure what else that's happened to. I'd like to know, though.

I think if they put out a Blu Ray of the TV anime, it would just be remastered.
Title: Re: Rumor: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: Dar Klink on August 30, 2011, 02:59:03 PM
Don't anime blurays also usually contain remastered and reanimated scenes? I know I've seen a lot of charts showing how they corrected and added to the animation in a lot of different shows for bluray releases. It'd be sweet if they did that for Berserk.
Well, maybe for stuff from bigger studios or currently airing releases, but for something like Berserk from a studio nobody can even remember the name of without looking it up(besides Aaz and Walter  :iva: ) that may not even produce anything these days, I doubt it. It'll be shittily upscaled and the remaster dvd version DirectDK worked on will probably still end up looking the best out of everything released.
Title: Re: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: sensui on November 19, 2011, 01:00:03 AM
No longer a rumor, preordered:

http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E5%89%A3%E9%A2%A8%E4%BC%9D%E5%A5%87%E3%83%99%E3%83%AB%E3%82%BB%E3%83%AB%E3%82%AFBD-BOX-Blu-ray-%E6%9E%97-%E5%BB%B6%E5%B9%B4/dp/B0065YEY9S/ref=wl_it_dp_o_npd?ie=UTF8&coliid=I2KBBWK0UZUIC0&colid=25YRV3V5KDNB3

http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=VPXY-71924

 :guts: :guts:

Thanks Dr. Legato for the heads up
Title: Re: Rumor: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: Dr.Legato on November 19, 2011, 01:04:05 AM
Thanks Dr. Legato for the heads up

You're welcome  :badbone:
Title: Re: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: Gobolatula on November 19, 2011, 01:23:02 AM
Balls. Blu-Ray is region-coded, right?
Title: Re: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: Aazealh on November 19, 2011, 08:29:58 AM
Balls. Blu-Ray is region-coded, right?

Cdjapan says it's region free (Amazon doesn't, though), but anyway blu-rays have a similar region code for the US and Japan, so you'll be able to play it without any problem.
Title: Re: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: Draculoid on November 19, 2011, 05:06:23 PM
Very cool indeed. I would probably consider buying if I had the cash and didn't just buy the whole serise on dvd a few months ago. It would be cool if they had some added insentive to buy it with a swag-tastic limited edition or something but I doubt this would get such treatment.
Title: Re: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: Dr.Legato on November 21, 2011, 06:45:12 PM
Either way, if you have an American or a Japanese blu-ray player it doesn't matter, its all region "A"

http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E5%89%A3%E9%A2%A8%E4%BC%9D%E5%A5%87%E3%83%99%E3%83%AB%E3%82%BB%E3%83%AB%E3%82%AFBD-BOX-Blu-ray-%E6%9E%97-%E5%BB%B6%E5%B9%B4/dp/B0065YEY9S/ref=wl_it_dp_o_npd?ie=UTF8&coliid=I2KBBWK0UZUIC0&colid=25YRV3V5KDNB3

Artwork looking good ^^
Title: Re: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: Aazealh on November 21, 2011, 07:18:50 PM
Artwork looking good ^^

I have to disagree. Not a fan.
Title: Re: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: Gobolatula on November 21, 2011, 10:33:55 PM
Eh. I still have to buy this. Though I wonder if Media Blasters will grab this release and put it out out in the US.
Title: Re: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: PublicEnemy on November 22, 2011, 05:41:52 AM
Artwork for the Box set is terrible. DVD Remastered Box set art is amazing.
Title: Re: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: Aazealh on November 22, 2011, 08:53:13 AM
Artwork for the Box set is terrible. DVD Remastered Box set art is amazing.

The original box set artwork (done by Miura) is the best by far.

(http://www.aazealh.net/Divers/DVD-Miura.jpg)
Title: Re: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: Griffith on November 22, 2011, 07:35:50 PM
Wow, that artwork for the blu-ray is worse than I could have imagined; it's even worse than this:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/91/Berserk_-_Box_of_War.jpg)

Well... maybe it's a tie for last. (http://skullknight.net/images/gutsbarf.gif)

The original box set artwork (done by Miura) is the best by far.

It's one of my favorite paintings of Guts period.


Anyway, if they don't truly remaster it for blu-ray, is there any practical reason to get this over the lovingly crafted DirectDK edition?
Title: Re: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: IncantatioN on November 23, 2011, 09:41:21 PM
That DVD Box cover looks the best so far. The new cover looks real bad, I wouldn't have recognized the Griffith on the cover it there wasn't a Berserk logo on the box.
Title: Re: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: Walter on November 23, 2011, 09:48:15 PM
(http://skullknight.net/images/dvd_cover1.jpg) (http://skullknight.net/images/blu_raycover1.jpg)

This is fucking insulting...
Title: Re: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: Sammoniac on November 24, 2011, 02:26:05 AM
Looks like Guts accidentally swallows a fly....truly magnificent.
Title: Re: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: Rhombaad on November 24, 2011, 07:36:22 PM
It's about as gross as the new film's poster.
Title: Re: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: Dr.Legato on December 01, 2011, 01:56:58 PM
I'd buy it, but since I prefer subbed anime I'll hold out for a Western release..
Title: Re: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: Shadow8 on January 18, 2012, 12:31:35 PM
Th Blueray box set is out:

http://www.vap.co.jp/berserk/bluray.html

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"Wind Sword Berserk romance" BD-BOX
26,250 yen (tax included)
Vpxy-71924
Release Date: January 18, 2012 (Wednesday)
Publisher: VAP Specifications: Blu-Dual layer / 625 minutes / about all five ray Disc / color / 4:3 <1080p High-Definition> (1080i part in Bonus) / Linear PCM2.0ch/MPEG-4/AVC ※ Specifications may change without notice.

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October 1998 to March 1997, all 25 episodes that aired Tuesday night at the borders NTV, Blu-I finally ray! New HD Remastered from the original negative was finished.Newly drawn cover, label the disk surface, specially enclosed booklet 24p.Ten million TV spot during the broadcast, and non-credit opening and ending movie "The Golden Age Part Ⅰ Overlord eggs Berserk" news flash, video recording will notice.Movie "The Golden Age Part Ⅰ Overlord eggs Berserk" February 04, 2012 Saturday Roadshow
PART Ⅱ, will begin rolling PART Ⅲ! (Distributor: Warner Bros.)
Price
346 $ canadian
341$ US
266 euro
Title: Re: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: Gobolatula on January 18, 2012, 12:52:24 PM
Guess I gotta start saving. Shit.
Title: Re: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: frankencowx on January 18, 2012, 12:54:44 PM
Wow that is stupid expensive. How many copies is it limited to? Need to see comparisons of standard def to high def transfers..
Title: Re: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: Shadow8 on January 18, 2012, 01:02:50 PM
Wow that is stupid expensive. How many copies is it limited to? Need to see comparisons of standard def to high def transfers..



Not really. For real, some anime series in blue-ray, you can pay 600$ and more.

The most expensive I have seen is Darker than black (http://www.amazon.co.jp/DARKER-THAN-BLACK-%E9%BB%92%E3%81%AE%E5%A5%91%E7%B4%84%E8%80%85--Blu-ray-BOX/dp/B002DYGZKA/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1321713349&sr=8-3)
 900$, this is crazy :isidro:
Title: Re: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: frankencowx on January 18, 2012, 01:08:33 PM
Whats the justification for that hike though? A season of a 10 to 14 episode show on blu ray in the states can run less than 100 USD, especially on amazon. Unless this is some kind of limited production run or something?
Title: Re: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: Shadow8 on January 18, 2012, 01:17:37 PM
Whats the justification for that hike though? A season of a 10 to 14 episode show on blu ray in the states can run less than 100 USD, especially on amazon. Unless this is some kind of limited production run or something?


I just said that it is not uncommon to see a price like that in Japan. Finally, I do not know if it's a special edition. In more, I don't think because there are not a lot bonus. If the series is liscenced, the price will probably fall.

For exemple for hight price: http://www.aniplexusa.com/pdf/FateZeroBluRayPressReleaseFinal.pdf


Title: Re: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: Rhombaad on January 18, 2012, 01:42:31 PM
I'll pass. That's way too high of a price for something that I don't enjoy watching anymore. I'll watch Griffith's recut version if I'm in the mood for the old-school Berserk anime.
Title: Re: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: frankencowx on January 18, 2012, 01:59:39 PM
It really depends on the quality of the transfer. Something tells me it won't be that impressive, after the last supposed 'remastered' dvds.
Title: Re: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: Lord Leith on January 18, 2012, 03:17:12 PM
Holy Crap...Well, I would look into it, but is this REALLY worth it if you have the 2009 dvd, 6 disc set, remastered edition.  :void:
Title: Re: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: IncantatioN on January 18, 2012, 05:00:10 PM
I'll pass. That's way too high of a price for something that I don't enjoy watching anymore. I'll watch Griffith's recut version if I'm in the mood for the old-school Berserk anime.
This.

I'll wait though for comparative screen shots and other than a 24 page booklet + a crappy cover design, I don't feel the urgency to own this. 
Title: Re: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: Aazealh on January 18, 2012, 07:20:56 PM
I'll wait though for comparative screen shots and other than a 24 page booklet + a crappy cover design, I don't feel the urgency to own this.

Ditto. I own 4 versions of this series, and I don't plan on ever watching it again. What's more, besides the disincentive price, the cover itself is enough to repel me. :void:
Title: Re: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: ryOtoha on January 18, 2012, 08:05:27 PM
Comparison (http://www.mania.com/aodvb/showpost.php?p=1974614&postcount=27).

(http://acacallis.com/berserk/berserk_R1DVD_04.png)
(http://acacallis.com/berserk/berserk_BD_04.png)

Whatever, I'll pass.
Title: Re: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: Shadow8 on January 18, 2012, 08:11:32 PM
http://acacallis.com/berserk/berserk_R1DVD_08.png
http://acacallis.com/berserk/berserk_BD_08.png

Yeah, it pass. It is really good
Title: Re: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: frankencowx on January 18, 2012, 08:32:03 PM
interesting... its cleaner for sure.
Title: Re: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: DirectDK on January 18, 2012, 08:41:00 PM
Comparison (http://www.mania.com/aodvb/showpost.php?p=1974614&postcount=27).

hissatsu from mania.com does these screenshots often, and when he did them for the Kenshin OVA Blu-ray release last year, I was floored at the difference.  I bought the Japanese Blu-rays for the Kenshin OVAs (also a 4:3 older anime), and even though it doesn't fill up my widescreen 1080p lcd, I must say, the picture quality is far superior.

Having been the editor and one responsible for the remastered DVD set from Media Blasters in 2009, I have to say, that I feel a bit cheated by my superiors there when they convinced me that a Blu-ray transfer wouldn't make that much of a difference due to the source material.  Because, on the contrary, judging from these screenshots, the difference is massive.  Under the radar, I was vouching for Berserk Blu-rays myself... but truth be told, Media Blasters is so far down the shit hole right now and back then... it wouldn't have mattered.  Moreover, MB owed a lot of money for the Berserk rights and time was almost up, so they wanted to release it one more time before their license expired.

Anyways, I have to say, that if this Blu-ray set had english subtitles, it would be a buy for me.  For now, I'm going to hold off on it, but hopefully down the line someone will release a domestic version with subs.  Cuz I gotta tell you, re-watching the Kenshin OVAs in 1080p Blu-ray was a whole new experience.  And I'm sure the same will be for Berserk.  Even though the new anime saga is coming out shortly, my attachment to Susumu's music in the first Berserk anime, as well as it being my first exposure to Berserk, is something I hold very special to me.
Title: Re: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: Aazealh on January 18, 2012, 08:53:11 PM
Comparison (http://www.mania.com/aodvb/showpost.php?p=1974614&postcount=27).

http://acacallis.com/berserk/berserk_R1DVD_04.png (http://acacallis.com/berserk/berserk_R1DVD_04.png)
http://acacallis.com/berserk/berserk_BD_04.png (http://acacallis.com/berserk/berserk_BD_04.png)

Whatever, I'll pass.

Thanks! It does look a lot cleaner, which is a nice surprise. But still, I'm not paying 266 for it.
Title: Re: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: frankencowx on January 18, 2012, 09:08:12 PM
Any word on what audio mix comes with it? 7.1 DTS Master Audio???? =/
Title: Re: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: Shadow8 on January 18, 2012, 09:11:12 PM
IT is: Linear PCM2.0ch

http://www.google.ca/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=Linear+PCM2.0ch#hl=fr&sa=X&ei=KkMXT5XEKq240gGy0ZDpAg&ved=0CBoQBSgA&q=Linear+PCM+2.0+ch&spell=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=95a26ba7ea21f962&biw=1366&bih=629
Title: Re: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: berserk36 on January 22, 2012, 02:02:58 AM
so what does this come that's new or is just 1997 berserk HD with nothing new in terms on new bouns sences episodes.?
Title: Re: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: hellrasinbrasin on January 22, 2012, 03:40:41 AM
I'll be getting, my copy in the mail; in a few days from now.
Title: Re: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: sensui on February 01, 2012, 08:03:47 AM
I browsed through my copy.....they did a good job remastering.....anyone that thinks old anime properly remastered/transferred to blu-ray makes little difference from DVD either has bad equipment or eyes....it is a significant leap ahead of the DVDs in picture quality and the lossless stereo mix is of course perfect as far as I can tell.  The transfer maintains a lot of grain and still retains some of the noise from the original film stock.  There are no extra specials (barely even a menu) really except for openings/endings/music videos/tv promos and 2 promo videos for the upcoming movie.  But for those people wanting the best version of the Berserk anime....it's hard to argue this remaster.
Title: Re: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: Lukis on February 03, 2012, 07:39:30 AM
So costly  :troll: ,got last ep,to see whether it really looks good and damn!So much cleaner and nicer...
(http://www.bildites.lv/images/j9aeq6arzp61u0pxo5al.jpg)
Ending taken from BD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCSAsqn4y1g
Title: Re: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: RyoGTO on February 05, 2012, 02:57:30 AM
Wow, it's a pretty big difference!  Now if only it was a little cheaper, had some subtitles... and some different cover art!  :iva:

(http://skullknight.net/images/dvd_cover1.jpg) (http://skullknight.net/images/blu_raycover1.jpg)

This is fucking insulting...

I couldn't have said it better myself. haha
Title: Re: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: BiQ-- on February 11, 2012, 08:48:24 PM
The thing with plastic disc releases of anime in Japan is, I hear, that they really are only for truly hardcore fans. Consequently they are priced like that. The masses who watch anime catch it on the TV airings. I have no idea if there are any legitimate venues for digital distribution of anime in Japan yet, especially anything that's in widespread use.

Yes, I know it's been over 10 years since the anime aired over there, but the idea of disc release being only for hardcore otakus still stands. This is what the intended market for those discs will bear (or that's what they are figuring regardless), so they are asking for just that.
Title: Re: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: RyoGTO on February 12, 2012, 12:41:32 AM
I saw a copy of this and I have to say I really didn't care too much for it. I was thrown off by the bright colors and the darker lines that outlined things. It contrasted strangely and just looked more 'cartoony'. Some of the scenes looked better and had more detail to them, but others just looked off and I found them to be either distracting or unappealing. I may simply be biased since I have seen the anime like 30 times without these vibrant colors and contrasts, but really... I prefer the DVD versions and I think I will mostly stick with that when I show it to other people.
Title: Re: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: SuperVegetto on March 08, 2012, 06:46:39 PM
Does this version have new acting just like Dragonball Kai did?
Title: Re: Berserk TV series Bluray BOX Set (Japan)
Post by: Aazealh on March 08, 2012, 07:10:21 PM
Does this version have new acting just like Dragonball Kai did?

Nah, it's nothing as fancy as that.