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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.