Warner Brother's JoJo release is stunningly terrible

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This is the dvd release of JoJo by Warner Brothers. I've seen bootlegs with more effort put into them made more then 10 years ago. The DVD (and DVD ONLY!) release includes no special features, a pretty high level of episodes crammed onto each disk, terrible packaging, and DUBTITLES!

The totality of the effort put into the release seems to be a grand total of nothing, as they even subcontracted the dubbing to Bang Zoom. IT's one thing for Aniplex or Sentai to do that given their respective sizes, but Warner? They control the second biggest animation empires in North America after Disney, there is no reason they shouldn't be able to do the whole work in house. All this is on top of the fact that Warner has a history with Funimation, meaning they could have subcontracted them to make the whole DVD release for them.

Well Warner, I know someone who isn't getting my money. This ticks me off so much it's influencing my opinion on weather to watch certain movies from your studio I was going to watch otherwise. You are now officially the worst North American distributor of anime that doesn't work with hentai.
 

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That's... really, really sad.

For Jojo, this is exceedingly depressing. I hope the dub's at least alright.

Hopefully they'll fix this at some point, after what will likely be a huge backlash.
 

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Still a beter love story than Twilight.

Seriously though, that's lamer than... uh... than the slightly less lame things I saw at some other point in time.
 

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Fun fact: the reason Why Warner Bros. is handling this release is because anyone else would get sued because several of the characters names are references to music. that seems to be fine with Japan law but for some reason that's a big no-no in America. it wouldn't be worth it to release it in America by a lot of smaller distributors like Funimation.

So you have the music industry to thank for this.
 

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tf2godz said:
Fun fact: the reason Why Warner Bros. is handling this release is because anyone else would get sued because several of the characters names are references to music. that seems to be fine with Japan law but for some reason that's a big no-no in America. it wouldn't be worth it to release it in America by a lot of smaller distributors like Funimation.

So you have the music industry to thank for this.
That doesn't explain why Warner didn't do a halfway competent DVD release, or subcontract the making of the DVDs to someone since they did the same thing for the dubbing.
 

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Zontar said:
tf2godz said:
Fun fact: the reason Why Warner Bros. is handling this release is because anyone else would get sued because several of the characters names are references to music. that seems to be fine with Japan law but for some reason that's a big no-no in America. it wouldn't be worth it to release it in America by a lot of smaller distributors like Funimation.

So you have the music industry to thank for this.
That doesn't explain why Warner didn't do a halfway competent DVD release, or subcontract the making of the DVDs to someone since they did the same thing for the dubbing.
I said to explain why Warner Bros. got their hands on it not why they did a shitty job with it.
 

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What the fuck is that.

No, actually what the fuck am I looking at.
 

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Before entering this topic, I was only like...
"Please don't be Jojo's Bizarre Adventure."

Now...
FUCK!

Jojo deserves better than this, you assholes!
Although seeing the responses in this thread, it seems we have a lot to blame.

 

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Are you sure that's not a bootleg? I mean, really really sure it's not a bootleg??

I mean, not even Dio (or John Cena) is that cruel to pull shit like that... I refuse to believe that that's is the official US release!
 

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Aerosteam said:
What the fuck is that.

No, actually what the fuck am I looking at.
Based on your avatar, it seems it is a doughnut that you are looking at. :p

Meh, Warner Bros is doing a shit job with their... everything. In other news, so is Konami. I think the only real question to be had at this point is which company is handling their assets worse?

Trick question, the answer is Atari.
 

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Truth Cake said:
Aerosteam said:
What the fuck is that.

No, actually what the fuck am I looking at.
Based on your avatar, it seems it is a doughnut that you are looking at. :p
That's a terrible joke, I'm going to have to say:

Get Out, (leave) right now,
It's the end of you and me
 

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I don't want to callously disbelieve Zontar over the quality of this dvd release, but I don't want to believe that someone would do such a half assed job either.
Especially with a property like JoJo.
If anything warranted a truly spectacular menu, it's JoJo.
 

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I...wow, that's god damned awful.

If it's real, I mean.

Got any more screenshots or is that the only one? I'm kinda hard-pressed to believe that WB would release something THAT awful, even if it's for a relatively niche audience like this.
 

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Zontar said:
All this is on top of the fact that Warner has a history with Funimation, meaning they could have subcontracted them to make the whole DVD release for them.
Yowch! That's terrible. Never seen anything that bad, even in bargain basement $2 releases.


I should note however (in relation to what I quoted here) is that Funimation (along with several other companies), do dubs, they subcontract several aspects of DVD production to a company in Australia called Madman entertainment.

(Those of you in Australia itself might recognise Madman as the company that distributes the vast majority of anime DVD's in the country).

I don't know the limits of Madman's involvement, but if you've got a DVD release from Funimation (or studio ghibli's films, amongst other things), you'll probably either see madman mentioned specifically, or the credits for DVD authoring and menu design will list the same 5-6 people, which belong to Madman Entertainment.

Would warner bros. subcontract something to Funimation if Funimation itself subcontracts it to Madman Entertainment? Seems a little convoluted...

Anyway, an odd little fact, but one I noted having about 100 or more DVD's (most of which are UK releases) and seeing the same people/company consistently credited with DVD menu designs...
An interesting niche I guess. XD
 

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I have DVD compilations of short films made at summer film making clubs with better themed menus than that, and special features as well.
 

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Queen Michael said:
Seriously though, that's lamer than... uh... than the slightly less lame things I saw at some other point in time.
It's lamer than your analogy. ;)

thewatergamer said:
I'm feeling left out because I don't know what "JoJo" is XD

but yeah that's a very shitty thing to do
Not the right answer, but probably better.
 

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thewatergamer said:
I'm feeling left out because I don't know what "JoJo" is XD

but yeah that's a very shitty thing to do
If you must know, this is JoJo's Bizarre Adventure in a nutshell.



Also this:


OT: That is pretty lame looking. They couldn't even put some official art in the back round or something?
 

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JohnZ117 said:
Not the right answer, but probably better.
That was my first thought when I saw this thread. But I didn't remember Boz Scaggs doing any sort of duet with Ronnie James Dio...
 

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Just checking, this is the dvd release of the recent JBA series right?

If so then wow, that is so utterly rubbish. I sincerely hoped that the UK release will be better than that which is probably will given to the little effort has been put in the US version.
 

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You think that's bad? Check out the DVD of Mad Max: Fury Road. The DVD is unshiny and unchrome. >:[ I'm afraid I must say that it is MEDIOCRE!!
 

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Funny thing is, I'm going to start reading Jojo's Bizarre Adventure tomorrow, since I finally got my hands on a copy of volume one. As in, the first volume they ever made.

I wonder if it's going to be anything like the weirdness people talk about here. It didn't seem that weird when I flipped through it
 

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Stands get introduced in Stardust Crusaders, and they're still pretty logical. Diamond is not Crash (at least it's hilarious DUWANG) starts bringing the weird shit and it escalates up to universal reboot.
 

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Queen Michael said:
Funny thing is, I'm going to start reading Jojo's Bizarre Adventure tomorrow, since I finally got my hands on a copy of volume one. As in, the first volume they ever made.

I wonder if it's going to be anything like the weirdness people talk about here. It didn't seem that weird when I flipped through it
In first and second story arcs, the wierdest things are poses and character propotions, since Araki (author) was still finding his style.
Also:
Auberon said:
Stands get introduced in Stardust Crusaders, and they're still pretty logical. Diamond is not Crash (at least it's hilarious DUWANG) starts bringing the weird shit and it escalates up to universal reboot.
On Topic: This is disgraceful. Why would I, after finding about the customer of a legitimate copy is treated, even think to EVER buy such a crappy thing?
 

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What is JoJo's Bizarre adventure?

What is JoJo's Bizarre adventure????!!!!

Take this:


Make it manlier, sparklier and more ridiculous and only then will you get close in understanding JoJo's Bizarre Adventure without embracing it.
 

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dragoongfa said:
Make it manlier, sparklier and more ridiculous and only then will you get close in understanding JoJo's Bizarre Adventure without embracing it.
Dragoong is correct, but afterwards you'll still be left mostly in the dark.

Give in.
The only way to truly understand JoJo is to watch it.
 

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That's an ugly menu. I could do better myself in an hour with DVDStyler and I've barely used the thing.

They seriously couldn't sit one of their underpaid interns down in front of a computer for a couple hours to turn out something vaguely competent-looking?
 

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Guilion said:
FPLOON said:
Are you sure that's not a bootleg? I mean, really really sure it's not a bootleg??
It can't be a bootleg, bootleggers actually put more effort into their menus than this!
If that's the case, then Warner Brothers suck at being legit bootleggers... :p
 

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Couple with the fact that the En DUB for Part 1 and 2 is atrocious, Warner has given me even less incentive to buy anime on DVD ever again.
 

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dragoongfa said:
What is JoJo's Bizarre adventure?

What is JoJo's Bizarre adventure????!!!!
I usually manage to show those sweet sweet innocents the insane glory that is JoJo by linking the following.

Here's some of our heroes:



Here's some of our villains:



And there you have JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. It's basically weaponized vogue.

It's one of the few anime I truly love (helped by them using a Yes song in the OST, I mean dude yes) and yet they did that to the DVD release? The fact alone that there's just a DVD too is atrocious. I mean look at those pictures, look at those colours and that art, the sparkles man. That shit deserves some Full HD goodness.
 

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[Kira Must Die said:
]That's... really, really sad.

For Jojo, this is exceedingly depressing. I hope the dub's at least alright.

Hopefully they'll fix this at some point, after what will likely be a huge backlash.
If the Dub is anything like what I've seen on Youtube, then that's a long shot. Those dubs were "so bad it's good" at best.