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30 October 2014 @ 01:56 pm
Original 2003 Fullmetal Alchemist Series Now On Blu-ray  
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fullmetal-Alchemist-Bluray-Disc-Box-Limited-Edition-2003-Japan-Anime-/371177442655

And it'll only cost you an arm and leg to buy it! (snickers) Serious question though, can anybody vouch for/explain if the quality is significantly better than the dvds? I know I own both the original and Brotherhood on regular dvd and think they look just fine, but for anybody who owns the Brotherhood blu-ray...can you see a difference? Is blu-ray really so superior to dvd?

It's awesome that the original anime is getting its own blu-ray release. Hopefully Funimation will acquire it and add the English dub as well. Any thoughts on this? Do you think they might?
 
 
wohdinです。: fma/pornface!alwohdin on October 31st, 2014 08:09 am (UTC)
Because pretty much all anime that gets released on Blu-ray is in 720p, I'm gonna assume that this is at least a "remaster" of sorts (e.g., a recut from the original frames into 720p), but at the same time it makes me wonder what the aspect ratio/framerate is, etc. I would have to see some examples myself before I could really justify buying this.

Generally speaking, though, Blu-ray is considerably superior to DVD, at least for modern releases.

I wonder if there are any fansub groups planning on using this version as a base... That would probably be the only way to get any samples, save for buying it outright lol.

Edited at 2014-10-31 08:20 am (UTC)
anotherfmafananotherfmafan on November 1st, 2014 12:14 pm (UTC)
I have to say, I have never been able to tell any significant difference, and certainly not a big enough one to justify a big expense (this coming from a woman who has spent completely unreasonable amounts of money on FMA over the last eight years). Not to say you shouldn't buy it... more like, if you find out what the big deal is, tell me XD
nochick_ficsnochick_fics on December 26th, 2014 07:21 pm (UTC)
Yes, there *is* a difference between the two formats but not enough to justify what that auction cost (and still costs right now, holy crap!).