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Media Blasters Confirms Kanokon, Queen's Blade Dubs

In case you were listening to rumors otherwise.


 Coming Soon in English!
 Coming Soon in English!
A few days ago I saw a post at Mania/Anime on DVD suggesting that since Kanokon volume 1's price had been dropped to $19.99, perhaps it was going to be a sub-only release rather than sub/dub, as it was originally solicited.

 Queen's Blade Vol. 1
 Queen's Blade Vol. 1
I went straight to the source, though, and a Media Blasters rep confirmed to me: Kanokon and Queen's Blade's releases will both be sub/dub. So, you get Kanokon volume 1-- the first four episodes of 13 --with dialogue in Japanese and in English, for $20. It's a low price for a single DVD, but then again, in the land where 13-episode series are mostly coming out in half or full box sets, one has to be competitive. (It'll still leave the entire series at about $60, which is on par with the price FUNimation charges for, say, the 12-episode Strike Witches, or Bandai Entertainment charges for 13-episode Kannagi.)

Now, Queen's Blade's first volume is $29.99 for four episodes (of 12 total); I can see why it seems odd that the two have different prices but similar specs. If I had to hazard a guess I'd say that Queen's Blade, since it's based on a rather larger franchise of game books and merch, perhaps there are more royalties to be paid out. But that's mere speculation and not something I have any particular expertise in, either.

The end-game here is that you can get your fantasy fanservice with a shotacon on April 27th for $19.99, or you can get it without the shotacon for $29.99 in May.   So-- who's buying what?
omoon April 13, 2010 at 8:35 a.m.
One has squirting acid boobies, the other doesn't. I am guessing Media Blaster is hoping more people opt for the acidic pair.
ExodusExeon April 13, 2010 at 8:37 a.m.
I plan on getting both, and since they have dubs it's all the more reason for me to buy them ;)
ShadowKnight508 moderator on April 13, 2010 at 9:37 a.m.
I have heard about Queen's Blade from my friends....might have to look into it.  
@omo said:
" One has squirting acid boobies, the other doesn't. I am guessing Media Blaster is hoping more people opt for the acidic pair. "
WTF?
giaon April 13, 2010 at 11:33 a.m.
@ShadowKnight508: True story. In the first episode you meet a bunnygirl demon with hair that also doubles as an extra pair of hands to squeeze her breasts, and acid shoots out of 'em to melt off the main girl's armor. 
 
Oh, anime.
JJOR64on April 13, 2010 at 12:36 p.m.
Queen's Blade in English?  Oh god...
metalsnakezeroon April 13, 2010 at 12:54 p.m.
Guess what Media Blasters, I'm not buying this pieces of crap no matter how cheap it is. 
ShadowKnight508 moderator on April 13, 2010 at 1:34 p.m.
@gia said:
" @ShadowKnight508: True story. In the first episode you meet a bunnygirl demon with hair that also doubles as an extra pair of hands to squeeze her breasts, and acid shoots out of 'em to melt off the main girl's armor.  Oh, anime. "
Wow...and I though that nothing could top the insane stuff that you witness in Rosario + Vampire, Rosario + Vampire Capu2, Sora no Otoshimono, or in He is my Master....
sotyfan16on April 13, 2010 at 2:23 p.m.

Ka-no-kon!!!!! I love the series. It's been a while since it came out so it's sad that it has taken so long to bring out dub. I'll wait for the boxset as I find getting everything at once is a lot better than a few eps at a time. I really wish there was a second season, too. :'( 
 
In addition to how I prefer to wait for boxsets, there better be Code Geass boxsets soon as I hate to watch such a great anime in low-quality on the internet. It was better when I could watch it in HD on Adult Swim.

scottfryeon April 13, 2010 at 2:47 p.m.
Wait, Kanokon comes out in April? I thought it was suppose to come out in May.
Halberdierv2on April 13, 2010 at 5:57 p.m.
$30 for only 4 episodes... that can't be right...
John_Martoneon April 14, 2010 at 1:51 p.m.
@omo said:
" One has squirting acid boobies, the other doesn't. I am guessing Media Blaster is hoping more people opt for the acidic pair. "
Well, queen's blade has actual nudity, if that makes any different. Of course, its not a hentai mind you.
 
Though the price difference is very stark.
Baruon April 14, 2010 at 7:55 p.m.
This is Delicious! :)
John_Martoneon April 15, 2010 at 10:25 a.m.
You know, I've brooded on this for the last 24 hours... I enjoyed what little I saw of Kanokon. Despite being the highly hyper-sexualized molestation of a small boy, its absurdity amused me. Of course, its not like I'm saying its art or worth deeper thought, but it wasn't all bad. Though, I did have to ensure I watched it "with" my roommate. I'd feel like more of a perv if I was watching it all alone, and like, someone walked in.

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