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Great movie, but not this particular version.
on 5 July 2015
This movie is great, and if this was just a review for the movie I would give it five stars, however the UK version by Manga is not great.
The US Region 1 release was only in Japanese with subtitles.
The UK Region 2 release added an English dub, which made changes to when the characters were speaking, and what they were saying.
Unfortunately there's only one set of subtitles which are for the English dub, so if you are watching in Japanese they are often out of sync with the audio, and it is obvious even without speaking Japanese that it is not a proper translation.
For example, sometimes a character will just say one or two words, which will result in a long sentence of subtitles.
See the attached image for a comparison of the same scene in both versions.
If you are planning on watching in Japanese, I don't recommend the UK release.