Originally Posted by touma
I have the CPM release and I see nothing in the PR to indicate that this will be different, so I almost certainly will not be getting this.
Does putting it on Blu-ray help (which wasn't covered in the first post)?
If ADV's BD release is near the quality of the Japanese BDs, I'll ???-dip. ???-dip? Just how many times have I bought Patlabor?
1st original OVA on Japanese VHS (nearly my first anime purchase, period, picked up in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, long, long ago)
P-series TV/OVA LD singles (16 of 'em)
OVA LD box
TV LD box 1
TV LD box 2
New OVA LD box
Movies 1&2 LD box
P2 R2 DVD (in LD-sized box)
CPM TV (& OVA?) VHS tapes
ME movie 1 & 2 VHS
CPM OVA, TV, New OVA DVDs
ME movie 1 & 2 DVDs
Pioneer's WXIII R1 DVD box (only vaguely Patlabor)
BV/Honneamise R1 movie 1 & 2 DVD boxes
movie 1 & 2 Blu-ray (regular singles, not original-release versions)
OVA BD box
TV BD box 1
TV BD box 2
New OVA BD Box
Yeah, I never imported the R2 DVDs, aside from P2. Maybe I just wasn't enough of a fan? More likely, the lack of a decent R2 DVD player... ;_; Fortunately, that's not a problem with LD or BD! ^^
But I do like the OVA and would recommend it to anybody who thinks that he might like an action, comedy, cop, mecha show.
I'd really recommend it, too. They're good stories with great characters.
The only way that this release would be of interest to me would be if it renewed interest in Patlabor enough that somebody would license rescue The New Files and dub all of it. And I don't think that it is going to happen.
That would be unlikely. It was only the first few New OVAs that were dubbed, right? Or was it all but the last few? ... /me goes and looks. Ah, it was just the first disc of OVAs that got bilingual audio. So, then, they released the first disc as a single, and then gave up on the singles, to release the three discs as a full set? That sounds about right, at the moment.
Because of CPM's release patterns, I was skipping the DVD singles, and just waiting for the cheaper box that came out every few volumes.