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Initial post: 10 Apr 2013 20:10:46 BDT
NegNoodles says:
Hi im from Canada and Im visiting this site for obvious reasons, amazon.ca only has probably 5% of what .com or .co.uk carries. However, I realized all the BDs, DVDs etc. here are region B. Was wondering if its playable on my region A ps3? If not, will this have a region A release? Also, why are the blurays here only worth $15 CAD? The BD set for this anime on amazon.ca is around $45 CAD

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Apr 2013 06:44:52 BDT
Matt says:
You would be better off aiming this question at Sentai Filmworks who hold the DVD and Blu Ray license for this show for the United States and Canada. This release is being done by Manga Entertainment UK and will be Region B only. Manga Entertainment will have no idea what Sentais plans are.

And typically anime is cheaper in England due to the anime market being much smaller.

Posted on 16 Apr 2013 01:14:23 BDT
NegNoodles says:
AH i see, thanks for the clarification.

Posted on 20 Apr 2013 22:47:49 BDT
Hickabod says:
It might still be region free. Only about 25% of BluRay discs are actually region locked, regardless of what the packaging states. Probably best to wait until after the release and see if any confirmation comes out.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Apr 2013 03:43:35 BDT
NegNoodles says:
Ok thanks alot again. Hopefully it is region free as Im liking this coverart alot more than the US released one

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Apr 2013 21:26:51 BDT
Matt says:
I've never heard of, yet alone seen a Manga Entertainment Blu Ray that is Region free. They even say on the box Region B, and Manga UK say on Twitter Region B when asked.

Please give examples. To me you're talking nonsense.

Posted on 26 Apr 2013 13:01:18 BDT
From my experience most anime is region locked because of licensing, Manga can't release a region free disc if a North American company holds the HOTD licsense and if Australia holds the same for their region. Companies buy licenses for regions and it would be far too expensive for Manga too licsense every region.

Posted on 26 Apr 2013 22:33:32 BDT
NegNoodles says:
Well thanks for the reply guys, though it makes perfect sense Im still gonna continue hoping itll be region free lol cause I havent heard or seen any news of sentai planning to do something similar and I really want to get a hold of the OVA

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Apr 2013 23:07:37 BDT
Matt says:
You might want to wait and see if Manga Entertainment release the OVA on a seperate disc on DVD, it'l be cheaper. They told fans on Twitter that they may sell them at conventions but if they have any leftovers, Ebay might be a good shout.

I know it'l be region 2 but some DVD players can be made to be region free, and you can play on your PC or Laptop with the right software anyway in America lol

Pretty sure the OVA will be sub only, no word on a dub for it.

Posted on 29 Apr 2013 00:56:47 BDT
Hickabod says:
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Saw, Saw 2, Natural Born Killers (Director's Cut) and Cars Toons: Mater's Tall Tales are all BluRays that state "Region A" (American) on the packaging but are actually region free discs

Posted on 29 Apr 2013 08:55:54 BDT
You can't compare anime releases to non-anime releases. With anime the studios/ anime companies such as Madman, Manga, Funi, Sentai etc license the anime from the creators in Japan and sell it, this is why most anime is region locked. With non-anime, usually the company that owns it also distribute it. Hence why most blu ray movies etc are region free. Most anime fans know this.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 May 2013 02:26:29 BDT
Last edited by the author on 1 May 2013 02:27:46 BDT
Matt says:
Correct, baffled why he's using Blu Rays from a different studio to try and compare..

Highschool of the Dead is also region locked in America on Blu Ray, and Region locked here on the other Blu Ray release done by Manga Entertainment UK. For whatever reason Sentai Filmworks region locks everything in America lol. Where as Funimation sometimes offer Region B if they have the license for it, which they then sell on to Manga or whoever wants it, who then Region lock to B for the UK lol

Manga region locks everything because they also only have the license for the UK. They're not allowed to offer multiple regions on their Blu Rays without paying a fee to the Japanese studios.
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