July 2007

FUNimation Boards the Blu-Ray Train: First Stop... Broly! (UPDATED) Posted Sunday, July 22, 2007, 6:35AM by Nobuyuki
"In an IGN article published last week querying the possibilities of US anime companies moving toward distributing High-Definition video releases, FUNimation came out as solidly in the Blu-Ray Disc camp, with hints of a possible HD release before year's end, and details to be announced at next weekend's Comic-Con in San Diego.

This weekend however may have brought their first release to light. A listing at AAA Anime indicates that FUNi plans to release a DBZ Broly Movie Blu-Ray Double Feature on November 13th, at a list price of $34.98.

No other details are currently listed, although reports of Funi's Otakon panel from this weekend confirms the Blu-Ray announcement will be made at Comic-Con.


UPDATE 07-26: A press release announcement from FUNimation lists the two movies as Broly: The Legendary Super Saiyan and Broly: Second Coming, remastered directly from the original 35mm Japanese film in high-definition, digitally restored video and enhanced with an all-new 5.1 surround sound mix. All the special features on the disc are in full 1920 x 1080p HD, including a featurette about the restoration, remastering and high definition processes called "Dragon Ball Z: A New Look."

Halekulani Posted Sunday, July 8, 2007, 11:30PM by Beefy
Cartoon Network Latin America got all the BoBoBo intros and endings.
Why does the US only get the first intro? Because the full second intro and endings would cut into commercial time. It's all about the money.
BoBoBo-Bo Bo-BoBo Second Intro
BoBoBo-Bo Bo-BoBo Second Ending

Second generation signals Posted Friday, July 6, 2007, 11:57PM by Beefy
"Let's try out the new digital feed...
Naruto July 2007 Marathon Promo
Naruto July 2007 Marathon Short Promo
At 480x360 it's not too bad, just don't expect any higher resolutions.