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I gave a try anyway to this cropped version and it's amazing with the many episodes I have watched so far
on 8 June 2015
Many customers have complained about the image cropping for the 16x9 ratio of this Bluray edition. I'm a purist (who already have the original North American and UK DVD box sets in 4x3 ratio) and I usually insist on the original ratio. I gave a try anyway to this cropped version and it's amazing with the many episodes I have watched so far. You'll be blown away with the HD transfer (the DVDs almost look like second generation blurry copies compared to this Bluray). The superior quality of the image makes you forget that part of the image is missing and sometimes help to hide the strings of the characters. And also, for the ones who complained about Kirano being on the cover as the vilain, you should know that he has been replaced by The Hood on the cover of the sets shipped by Amazon (Amazon, you should update the visual on your site). Even though the box says the discs are Region B for Europe, they play perfectly on North American players (I tried them on three different brands). And the extras are a plus since they're not all included on the DVD sets.