18 Nov 2006 Zaitcev   » (Master)

Naruto DVD

Viz decided to throw a wrench in my works with Naruto releases, which I wanted to buy selectively. Thanks to explanations at RACS, I discovered that the scattered volumes upon which I built my plan actually contain a repackaged broadcast version, sold at $15.98 a disc, 4 episodes per volume, or $4 per episode. Which would be all right, but I do not want the broadcast version. In the same time, RACS sell an "uncut" version at $39.98 a set for 13-episode thinpack. At $3.08 per episode, this would be savings... for someone who wanted to buy everything.

Using my old map, and expecting each set to have 13 episodes, the thinpack scatters like so:

set eps needed
1 1-13 none
2 14-26 19, 22
3 27-39 32
4 40-52 none
5 53-65 53

This is going to be expensive.

On the other hand, it's not a disaster like "Cardcaptors". One might say that Viz is doing fans a service by releasing the real footage. They could have as easily sent us to CDjapan.

{Update: Side-by-side comparisons of edited scenes are available from anime-editz.net (beware of spoilers): ep.19, ep.26 (massive mousbleed removals :-)).}

Syndicated 2006-11-18 05:40:25 (Updated 2006-11-18 05:55:16) from Pete Zaitcev

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