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Win Ghost in the Shell ARISE on Blu-ray
J-Stars Victory Vs and One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 coming to Europe

J-Stars Victory Vs and One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 coming to Europe
Two new titles coming to Sony console platforms in 2015
New Releases - December 22nd 2014

New Releases - December 22nd 2014
Nisemonogatari Complete Collection
Discotek Media announce five new North American licenses for 2015

Discotek Media announce five new North American licenses for 2015
Lupin III: Jigen's Gravestone, Yowamushi Pedal and more
MVM Entertainment license Log Horizon and Muv Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse

MVM Entertainment license Log Horizon and Muv Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse
Both series coming to DVD and Blu-ray in spring and summer
Sekai Project launch Grisaia Trilogy visual novel Kickstarter campaign

Sekai Project launch Grisaia Trilogy visual novel Kickstarter campaign
Funding English language release of VN trilogy
Animax UK launch Xmas Holiday Pass offer

Animax UK launch Xmas Holiday Pass offer
50% off a subscription for two months
Steins;Gate visual novel coming to PS3 and PS Vita for Europe and North America in 2015
UK Anime Network Reader's Choice Award 2014 voting opens

UK Anime Network Reader's Choice Award 2014 voting opens
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Kaze confirm no current changes to Persona 4: The Animation language options


Kaze confirm no current changes to Persona 4: The Animation language options

Posted 01/08/2012


I imagine some of you have just read the above headline and thought "Huh, the news is that there is no news?", so allow us to explain.

Yesterday saw an announcement made by Sentai Filmworks, the North American distributor of the highly anticipated Persona 4: The Animation, stating that at the request of the Japanese licensor they've had to remove the original Japanese language track from their Blu-Ray release of the series, although it will still remain intact on the DVD release.

Cue a storm with the power of a thousand suns from anime fandom, and rightfully so - nobody wants to buy a crippled product, although of course conversely no Japanese rights holder wants to see their lucrative domestic market gobbled up by reverse importation of a cheaper western release.

Needless to say, the first question on our lips was "What does this mean for the UK release of Persona 4?" - a question that we (and plenty of others), put to the show's UK licensee Kaze UK, who will be distributing the series via Manga Entertainment.

The answer, reassuringly, is that at the time of writing Kaze have received no similar demands to remove Japanese audio from their release of the series on either DVD or Blu-Ray, and that unless this changes the show will be made available in the UK with both English and Japanese language options along with English subtitles.  If this changes, Kaze (and ourselves of course) will let you know.

Hopefully, this means that for once we've actually benefited from the use of Blu-Ray region coding - as North America and Japan share the same Blu-Ray region (Region A), the "dangers" of reverse importation are much higher than within our own Region B territory that serves as an additional obstacle for Japanese fans looking for a cheap High Definition anime fix.

So there you have it - for now, we can go back to looking forward to a fully-fledged release of Persona 4 on both DVD and Blu-Ray in the UK!







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