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List of Japanese Blu-rays with English Audio [Community Input]

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More Lists! And of course, I welcome/request input from the community!

 

This list will evolve over time, but I would like to focus on Japanese/Foreign BDs that include the English dub, and either aren't available in America, or are noticeably superior in quality to the American BDs.

 

Please provide sources/screenshots to prove any quality differences. Older BDs that are window-boxed to compensate for overscan will be marked as such (example, Jin Roh).

I'd also like info on the resolution of the shows. For instance, Baccano was made at 480p in its entirety; while Cowboy Bebop was mostly hand-drawn, with some 480p CGI elements. These are important to note.

List of Japanese Blu-rays with English Audio

The Big O [Licensed for BD by Sentai]

Ergo Proxy

Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex

Giant Robo: The Day the Earth Stood Still

Haibane Renmei

Kiddy Grade

Kurokami (Black God) // Contains JP audio

Last Exile

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya [Licensed for BD by Funimation]

Macross Plus OVA

My HiME

My Otome

Nausicaa // US Release has dual credits, which take up too much of the screen

Noir

Serial Experiments Lain // Noticeably better encoding than Funimation BD

Shuffle! (2005-2007)

Space Dandy (2014) [Licensed for BD by Funimation]

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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann TV - the BD Box contains English dub and subs for the series. The movies included in the Box have only subs.

Strike Witches Season 1. BD Box contains 3 discs - 2 for series and 1 for live event. Video is interlaced and is bad upscale from SD. While Japanese version contains both Japanese and English audio tracks, the US BD Box contains better video quality - still bad upscale, but better than Japanese version in most scenes.

Strike Witches Season 2. Separate volume release contains only Japanese audio while Box release contains both Japanese and English tracks.

If needed, I can provide screens or BDInfo logs for mentioned BD Boxes.

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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann TV - the BD Box contains English dub and subs for the series. The movies included in the Box have only subs.

 

dammit! I completely forgot about mentioning that since I'm partially downloading the BD Box xD

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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann TV - the BD Box contains English dub and subs for the series. The movies included in the Box have only subs.

Strike Witches Season 1. BD Box contains 3 discs - 2 for series and 1 for live event. Video is interlaced and is bad upscale from SD. While Japanese version contains both Japanese and English audio tracks, the US BD Box contains better video quality - still bad upscale, but better than Japanese version in most scenes.

Strike Witches Season 2. Separate volume release contains only Japanese audio while Box release contains both Japanese and English tracks.

If needed, I can provide screens or BDInfo logs for mentioned BD Boxes.

 

If the US Version is better, the JP version isn't worth mentioning.

Gurren Lagann BD is available from Aniplex USA, however it's an import, so yes.

The new BD volumes aren't imports though.

 

Screens are always good, especially for upscales.

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If the US Version is better, the JP version isn't worth mentioning.

Gurren Lagann BD is available from Aniplex USA, however it's an import, so yes.

The new BD volumes aren't imports though.

 

Screens are always good, especially for upscales.

Here are some screenshots:

 

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann TV:

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Strike Witches:

          JP BD Box                vs              US BD Box

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Strike Witches 2:

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Noir:

BD Box contains 2.0 Japanese and 5.1 English audio tracks, but no English subs.

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Kiddy Grade TV:

BD Box contains 2.0 Japanese and English audio tracks, but no English subs. I have customized BDMVs, so I can't be sure, but all info I have seen suggests that (like this)

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Updated. Strike Withes looks better on R1, except for the burned in titles.


Tengen Toppa is now being sold in the US in lower priced volumes, thus it has been removed.


Does anyone think i should add the FREEDOM Project?


 


Edit: I feel that Eden of the East is worth mentioning, simply because the correct opening is included on the R2 BD, despite a lack of english audio/subs


Dandy is gone too.


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