straight from comic con
hey guys. having a blast out here in san diego. sorry for no caps. crappy hotel computer. anyway, the AS panel has yet to happen (it's on saturday) but if no one else has posted yet, Adult Swim Reactor is on the way and they plan to experiment with subtitled shows. One Piece and other shows are included in the streaming content. And of course new YYH by the year's end. Hopefully i can get the news to you guys quicker. Cya.
Thanks for keeping us up to date, man. That's great news.
I knew they'd figure out a solution to showing people subbed anime. Hehe.
It looks like this can only be the beginning of even more good news.. Saturday seems so far away.
Can we have a complete thread of news from the Con when all is said and done because i'm totally lost.
Are they really gonna call it Adult Swim Reactor?
I'm not that trusting. I kept my finger on the trigger the whole time
Probably. It doesn't seem like Toonami Reactor is gonna survive this transition.
I cant wait to hear the news, I cant wait to see the future of AS.
At least someone at the Con has computer access. Well, have fun on the 2nd day!
I didn't even know One Piece had been licenced. Well, it'll be cool too see that on AS reactor. What are the other shows?
Re: straight from comic con
Ah-HA! Another piece of the puzzle. Looks like Shonen Jump has a little more in common with AS than we originally believed. How much you want to bet that the website mentioned in the SJ press release was actually referring to this?
Originally posted by livingfruitvirus
Adult Swim Reactor is on the way and they plan to experiment with subtitled shows. One Piece and other shows are included in the streaming content.
So who got the rights to One Piece? I recall that a non-Funimation studio rep at AX mentioned outside a panel that Funimation was looking into the series. I've looked, but can't find where I read that now. Anyhow, if it happened to be a Viz rep...then all I can say is: HMM.
If it is Funimation, though, don't expect it to get started until late next year, after Blue Gender, DBZ, and Fruits Basket are done.
i wish i was there and thanks for the news
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Thanks for the info and hey, have fun at the rest of the Con.
yes it will be called adult swim reactor. they even showed some screenshots of the interface. it looks much like AS.com with the pictures of the pool images and such. streaming content in the upper right left and such, info in the upper right. AS Reactor was mainly created to promote the US release of Shonen Jump.
I also saw Char's Counterattack at the theater. If this is coming to AS, it's safe to say there's absolutely nothing questionable in the content that could need editing. Unless Ocean Group or Bandai throws a s**t into the dialogue or something.
Also I'll post any and all con news in this thread. I doubt there will be much AS news today though.
Andrew, it's likely going to be subtitled, not dubbed. Even if FUNimation got the rights, typing in the subtitle text would take maybe a week or two (or perhaps a little longer considering One Piece has a lot of episodes).
So who got the rights to One Piece
? I recall that a non-Funimation studio rep at AX mentioned outside a panel that Funimation was looking into the series. I've looked, but can't find where I read that now. Anyhow, if it happened to be a Viz rep...then all I can say is: HMM.
If it is Funimation, though, don't expect it to get started until late next year, after Blue Gender
, DBZ, and Fruits Basket are done.
If you don't mind, I've posted this stuff in the news (along with general Char's Counterattack information since we haven't mentioned that yet).
And you're fully creditted, of course.
I was under the impression that using subtitled series was a "we're thinking about it" kind of thing.
Okay, so even if it's going to be subtitled, I seriously doubt that it's going to be a matter of simply "typing in the subtitles." Funi (or insert other company here) would want them to use the same subs that they will eventually use on the DVDs. Which means they have to actually translate and complete those subtitles before it could play on ASR. Given Funi's (and most companies, really) full plates about this time, that could take awhile.
Not to say that it couldn't start sometime soon, mind you. But I wouldn't expect them to go one-ep-a-week through the entire series' 100+ episodes.
Oh, and one more thing. They had better not even BEGIN thinking about using RealPlayer again. The subtitled opening in Record of Lodoss War on Toonami Reactor was completely unreadable. And being able to read the subtitles in a subtitled anime is, you know, kind of important.
Maybe they'll use a larger resolution?
I think they're obligated to use Realvideo. Like that's the only thing they have permission for.. cause they're an affiliate of Netscape.com, if I'm not mistaken, so that would sort of throw a wrench into the works if they were to use Windows Media.p
Luckily, even fansubbed versions of Char's don't have the s word, which leaves it pretty much uncensored.
As for AS reactor, what's planned? (Don't say EVA, Don't say EVA)
Well, crap. They did use Windows Media before, but that was way back on Reactor 1.0 and I don't know what their affiliate status was back then.
A larger resolution might help, yes, but that would leave 56k people way, way out in the cold. (But then, were 56k users even able to watch the stuff on Toonami Reactor?)
Hopefully they find some way to work it out...this thing definitely has some great potential.
Reactor's only for broadband. They tried making it available to 56k users, but let's face it. There's just no way to accomodate them. If you're going to stream ANYTHING on the web, get broadband, plain and simple.
Ah, okay. I remember there being a 56k/Broadband option, but then it disappeared. I guess that's why.
Quicktime would be very nice, too. I've never had a complaint about their streaming, either.
But with the netscape thingy, I doubt they would use Quicktime.