Discotek licenses Space Wolf Juspion

Discussion in 'The ORB - News & Rumors' started by Dr Kain, Aug 12, 2018.

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    One of the co-founders of MegaBeast Empire has confirmed on twitter that the English subs will be based upon their fansub and they will be getting credited on the DVDs.
     
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    Wow, that is quite interesting.
     
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    While I'm happy more toku is getting released over here, been hearing people talk about an anime like boom for the genre since the Japan Hero days, this seems to be an odd choice. Would love to know the reasoning behind this pick up over a series like Gavan for example.
     
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    Juspion was broadcast in Brazil back in the 80s and apparently remains very popular there, so they're hoping that gives it some recognition among Brazilian-American families.
     
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    NO idea, but I guess it was a cheap license. From what was mentioned on Twitter, Kamen Rider costs the combined cost of Sentai and Metal Heroes.

    As for a toku boom, I knew it was not in the days of Japan Hero as anime was just taking off. I even said back in 2004 that it would be at least 15-20 years before a Toku boom were to happen, but I knew it would.
     
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    YAY! :D I'm so happy for the news and for MegaBeast Empire!
    Yet another Officially Licensed Tokusatsu to add to the collection.

    EDIT: And that box art! Very retro. I love it.
     
  8. That was a dig at Shout! Factory wasn't it?
     
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    Juspion is now up for preorder on Rightstuf with a ship date of Aug 27th.
     
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    It arrived today:

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    I'm a little shocked though as I could have sworn it originally said it was going to be spread onto 2 discs, but they crammed all 46 episodes onto one. Not sure how I feel about that as even with 46 episodes, that would be about 7-8 DVDs, which is between 56-64GBs.
     
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    Isn't that typical for Discotek SD-on-Bluray release?
    They did the same with Samurai Pizza Cat for cramming 52 episodes (SD) into 1 Blu-ray.
    I don't own any of Discotek release, but apparently, quality control isn't their best strength.
    Oh well. At least you don't have to swap disc.
    Hopefully, if this sold well, maybe we can see another Metal Hero show on Blu-ray (whatever the series they have license for).
     
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    I don't know as I don't own any other SDBDs. I know several years ago a company joked about being able to fit an entire series on one BD disc if they kept it in standard definition, but I had no idea any company would take that, literally.

    From what I've seen if Discotek though, they do put as much quality into their products as they can, so I'm sure it will be fine. Their Slayers set is fantastic.

    As for the disc swapping aspect, that usually isn't an issue for me. Usually I watch one disc a sitting, so I'm never switching discs 100 times a day. On the other hand, I also don't keep discs in a machine when I finish. I will never risk having a disc permenantly stuck in a machine again, especially in a machine like the PS3. Thus, I will be removing the disc after every viewing anyway, so it will be like I'm switching discs regardless.
     
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    Wait, Discotek released Slayers Blu-ray? I know Funimation released Season 4 (REVOLUTION) and Season 5 (EVOLUTION-R) on Blu-ray years ago (https://www.amazon.com/Slayers-Comp...ayers+Blu-ray&qid=1564958679&s=gateway&sr=8-2), but as far as I've checked, I don't see Discotek release of that series.

    I'm curious how Discotek got the distribution rights to Juspion. Prior to announcement, I always assumed Saban (formerly) and Shout had the licensing/distribution rights to EVERY Metal Hero Series, due to adaptation: VR Troopers (Metalder, Spielban, Shaider (Season 2; Ryan Second Suit) and Beetleborg (B-Fighter and B-Fighter Kabuto).
     
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    Nevermind, I'm an idiot. I was thinking it was Discotek who did Slayers because I bought the DVD set from their booth. I just looked and it is Funimation's release.

    Anyway, this is going to be fun. Discotek made the disc be all one giant 42GB file, so that means when I go to rip the footage I need for my review, I'm going to have to input specific time stamps otherwise I'll get one giant 18 hour file. Joy. That's going to be annoying.

    I did watch the first 6 episodes so far and it's okay. The first episode was just a mess as it crammed way too much into it without properly explaining anything. I did like that the first few episodes took place in space, but I guess they ran out of their budget for the first quarter and had to quickly find an excuse to keep Juspion on Earth. I also don't like how out of place the comedy feels as the characters are being written like this is a serious situation and then we get Juspion and Anri making funny faces and stuff out of the blue. Nevertheless, that's only 6 episodes, so I'm sure things will shape up over the remaining 40 episodes.
     
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    I still don't fully understand how Blurays work or how the recording process for a single disc works. I kind of know how it works if you're making a home-made Bluray with a blank disc, but that doesn't reflect how official releases work.

    All I want to know is... Does cramming all the episodes on one disc affect the quality of the episodes in any way? Obviously, I don't have a Japanese DVD/Bluray to compare it to. I know I can be a broken record asking this question, but I always get a little uneasy when I hear things like this. I've bought bootleg DVDs where tons of episodes were crammed on one disc, and the outcome was not pretty.
     
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    Well DVD discs are only 8GBs, BDs are 50. A normal SD 22 minute episode of a show is usually between 700MB - 1GB, which is why companies like Shout! Factory can fit 6-7 Sentai episodes on a disc and still have room left over.

    Juspion's episodes are the same since they are in SD, as such, the 50GB disc is able to hold the entire series due to that.
     

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