My DVD Set Has Arrived.. Has Yours ??

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My DVD Set Has Arrived.. Has Yours ??

Post by Shamisen » Tue May 29, 2007 4:01 pm

1030 CDT This morning the UPS guy Bangs on the front door and lo and behold,

Right Stuff has blessed me with this big box.

Containing One Catalog and One Special Haruhi Disc Set!!

Still to be opened.... :D

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Post by Nagato » Tue May 29, 2007 9:48 pm

キタァァァァ!!!! \(^o^)/


Mine is still unopened as well. Another post when I've passed judgment on the dub.

The box sure is pretty and sturdy, though :D
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Post by Dragon » Tue May 29, 2007 10:11 pm

Amazon emailed me saying that mine should arrive tomorrow!!! :D
I should have something to play with tomorrow night...

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Post by Nagato » Wed May 30, 2007 1:53 am

Oh dear...
The dub is actually pretty good.

Kyon is just hilarious. They really localized him well, since sarcasm in English and sarcasm in Japanese are conveyed very differently. Crispin Freeman did a wonderful job as well; I especially enjoyed things like 'Yay!'

Haruhi... is going to take some acclimating. She's not bad, just very different in delivery from Aya's Haruhi. SHE certainly immersed herself in the character, which is probably the most important thing if you want good acting. In fact, my biggest gripe was that "or slider" got cut for some incomprehensible reason. That'll be weird if/when they animate the rest of the novels.

Yuki I thought was all right at first, but once she got into her spiel in the third (second?) episode, I got a little worried. Yuki is supposed to be unemotional, but Michelle Ruff's delivery was just too flat; robotic, even - like she's trying way too hard to sound unemotional and she's going overboard. Refer to Rei's VA's performance for a teaching case on how to play the emotionless quiet one. I'm a bit worried about the upcoming episodes, actually.

Mikuru I loved at first, as well. In fact, it wasn't until the fourth (third?) episode that she really faltered: when she gets that serious look on her face and tells Kyon she needs to tell him something. Her voice should have become ever-so-slightly deeper when she said this and in her subsequent partial explanation on the bench. Yuko Goto played within just the right range and differentiated well between 'funny time' and 'serious time,' but Stephanie Sheh played for funny the whole way. However, I don't think anyone could have pulled off Mikuru better, so I suppose any complaints are moot.

Itsuki was wonderful. He nailed that 'guy's so fake I wanna break his nose with a semi truck' tone, and he really sounded like he loved listening to the sound of his own voice. I really don't have any complaints here.

Tsuruya... oh wow. I can already tell that the amount of screentime she gets won't be enough. Brilliant casting and acting right here.

Taniguchi and Kunikida were also superbly casted and acted. Again, no complaints.

Asakura had more lines than I thought I remembered. She gave a great performance with her 'needle in the chocolate' voice. Definitely looking forward to the next episode.

The cat was great, Kyon's sister was great... heck, everybody was great. I'm very critical of dubs, and despite that over-enunciated thing that plagues just about every dub ever made (I think it's due to the way they record here), I have few gripes to make. Everyone deserves a round of applause for their very bad acting in Mikuru Legend of Love Episode 00, as well.


I seriously can't get over how awesome this box is. They've stuck artwork and random stuff that appears to be that background text from Nagato's soliloquy in her apartment (in Japanese, no less) everywhere they could fit, so there's no negative space hanging around anywhere besides the space filler boxes. Which reminds me: it took me a bit to find my extras. They're stashed in the box under the DVD, not in the drawer (I has some trouble getting that drawer out the first time) - presumably to accommodate the pencil board and iron-on badge, which are too large for the drawer. The drawer appears large enough to hold about five CD's (OP, ED, Haruhi, Mikuru, and Yuki), which is good planning, but where am I supposed to store my ribbon :P? Ooh, and the coolest surprise: the doors are held closed by magnets embedded in the cardboard. How cool is that? Speaking of cardboard, this stuff is thick. I'm talking 1/8th of an inch, at least. The box itself, completely empty, weighs as much as four DVD's in their slipcases. I think this may be the highest quality R1 release an anime has ever gotten. It was well worth the money. That's not praise that I just throw around, either.
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Post by Kei » Wed May 30, 2007 11:56 am

Good to hear, good to hear.

Still waiting for mine to arrive.... HURRY UP, MR. MAILMAN!!!
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Post by Dragon » Wed May 30, 2007 7:18 pm

Thank you Nagato for the excellent evaluation! I have assimilated digital optical reference data to coincide with your diagnosis. Warning... Warning... Warning... Digital optical reference data was originally collected in a format far too large for Project Haruhi storage facilities to handle without error or data corruption. Thus all following data files have been reduced in size accordingly.
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Post by Kei » Thu May 31, 2007 1:32 am

Impressive. Most impressive.

Mine arrived too. :)
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Post by bluemercury » Thu Jun 14, 2007 7:41 pm

mine finally arived. it took forever. but well worth the wait.
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Post by Soruk » Mon Jun 25, 2007 6:03 pm

Mine finally arrived on Saturday just over a week ago. No complaints - though it did indirectly tell me my earlier attempt to region-free my portable DVD player had failed. (It works now.)

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Post by Kei » Tue Jul 03, 2007 8:15 am

Second DVD is apparently out... but I'll have to wait until Friday to order mine. :(
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Post by Nagato » Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:00 pm

キタァァ!!! \(^o^)/

Although I haven't actually gotten around to opening the package yet :P
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Post by Nagato » Tue Jul 03, 2007 8:12 pm

Dubelposten :o

Currently on the lookout for an opportunity to wear that armband in public :D
Double-sided pencil board features double-sided Mikuru raep. I guess this goes behind the first pencil board...
DVD art does not indicate which is the bonus disc (though I assume it's the one on the left), which may cause heads to be scratched.
Bouken Desho Desho? CD - meh, this single was my least favorite. Apparently a bunch of the peripheral character's CD's are coming over (Imouto, Kyon, etc.), which makes me wonder why my awesome drawer will only fit six CD's when twelve will be available :?
It all came in a pretty box, but since everything except the armband fits into the series' box, what am I supposed to do with it?

Tonight will be made of much DVD watching :D
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Post by Shamisen » Tue Jul 03, 2007 10:20 pm

GRRR!

I get to Best Buy tonight and what do I find ??

Both Volumes Limited Edition and Regular Versions

Priced very competitive
$49.99 Vol 1
$44.99 Vol 2
$19.95 for each regular edition... :shock:

My Volume 2 Limited Edition is en route from Amazon..... Due soon... :!:

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Post by Nagato » Wed Jul 04, 2007 12:11 am

The heck? RightStuf is charging $49 for the LE's.
Of course, the closest Best Buy is 40 minutes one way, so by the time I expend the fuel getting there... :x

Still haven't actually watched my DVD :P
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Post by Dragon » Thu Jul 05, 2007 5:01 pm

Best buy here didn't have any of those yet.. yet...
Amazon says my LE of Haruhi disc 2 has been delivered, but since I'm not home at the moment I have to wait... :(

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Post by Soruk » Wed Aug 01, 2007 1:09 pm

My LE DVD2 *finally* arrived last week. And, for a second time running I didn't get charged the customs fee.

And I think I've figured out why. 8)

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Post by Dragon » Sat Aug 04, 2007 1:30 am

Wow.. both lucky and unlucky...

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Post by Kilocmdr Lin » Sun Aug 05, 2007 8:37 pm

Soruk wrote:My LE DVD2 *finally* arrived last week. And, for a second time running I didn't get charged the customs fee.

And I think I've figured out why. 8)

I know why, thick knee pads.
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Post by lazysunside » Sun Dec 30, 2007 1:37 am

I have no money ..... :(
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Post by Soruk » Sun Dec 30, 2007 2:54 am

I now have all 4 LE discs, the last one arrived earlier this month. Again no customs charge, and the last one was less than $30 including shipping to the UK :wink:

(Occasionally, Amazon screwing up the pricing on an unreleased item can be dead handy.)

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Post by Taiga » Sun Dec 30, 2007 2:42 pm

Link to best supplier, anyone? I have money... and this is something I've been meaning to get... but haven't. x3

I doubt I'll bother with the dub, myself. I've watched the sub version... dub'll never satisfy now. If i have dub... i watch it BEFORE sub, so as not to compare.

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Post by Soruk » Sun Dec 30, 2007 6:22 pm

In the UK, United Publications (http://www.up1.co.uk) have them. They also have a sale running at the moment. (I'd link to the page with the items but this BB software seems to have taken a dislike to their search page URLs.)

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Post by Suzonri » Sun Dec 30, 2007 6:28 pm

I barely only have one. I'll probably blow off all my money on the remaining three evantually. :D
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Re: My DVD Set Has Arrived.. Has Yours ??

Post by Nagato » Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:36 am

Hmm...
The Shameless Repackaging of Haruhi Suzumiya?
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Post by Kei » Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:56 am

Nagato wrote:Hmm...
The Shameless Repackaging of Haruhi Suzumiya?


Congratulations, Nagato, you are now...


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Re: My DVD Set Has Arrived.. Has Yours ??

Post by Nagato » Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:30 am

You are trying way too hard to pin a nickname on me :P
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Re: My DVD Set Has Arrived.. Has Yours ??

Post by Taiga » Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:22 am

I dropped myself right in mine =/

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Post by Kei » Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:21 am

Nagato wrote:You are trying way too hard to pin a nickname on me :P

Nah, I just really wanted to use that image somewhere.
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Post by Suzonri » Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:51 pm

I've got all four. Unfortunely only three of them were LE editions. ¬¬
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Post by Taiga » Thu Feb 07, 2008 3:49 pm

Damn you people. I'd buy them and force them on friends... but since they're NTSC and I can only watch them on a PC... it kinda destroys the point when I have good quality fansubs on my pc O.o

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