Edward Ju (gundam@loop.com)
Wed, 22 Sep 1999 04:04:09 -0700


>Something's fishy here.
>
>Gundam 0080 was released as two volumes of 3 eps each, right enough, but
>Gundam 0083 was released as four volumes, with 4 eps on Volume 1 and 3 eps
>on the remaining 3 volumes.
>
>Let me qualify that. The SUBTITLED Gundam 0080 and Gundam 0083 were
>released this way. I have the 0080/0083 boxed set, with both OAV series
>housed in a single 6-tape box.
>
>I guess they figure than anyone who has to be spoon-fed an English-dubbed
>(and significantly rewritten) version will also stand for having the
>episodes doled out one at a time.
>
>Of course, the dubbed eps are, what, half the list price of the subbed eps?
> So by selling them at half-price but one-third to one-quarter the episode
>count, the "less expensive" dubs end up costing 150% to 200% more....
>
>That certainly covers the cost of the voice actors, eh?
>
>-Z-

I am not complaining, at least this kind of pricing structure is more
realistic than the other anime distributors like ADV, Viz, or Manga, and
real fans aren't penalized for demanding the original.

Eddie

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