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Old 2007-04-03, 13:37   Link #101
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Supposedly this is the first volume cover:

http://animeondvd.com/forum/showtopic.php?tid/18973/
Seems like a belated April Fool's joke to me. One, because the title is in Japanese with no sign of English, and also because I've never seen that image before and I doubt Geneon would drop the bucks for a custom job instead of using the R2 covers.
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Old 2007-04-03, 18:25   Link #102
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Seems like a belated April Fool's joke to me. One, because the title is in Japanese with no sign of English, and also because I've never seen that image before and I doubt Geneon would drop the bucks for a custom job instead of using the R2 covers.
I've seen that picture several times. I think it's fan art.

99% fake.
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Old 2007-04-03, 19:06   Link #103
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Agreed on the cover thing probably not being real, I just wish they'd release the voice cast list already!
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Old 2007-04-03, 23:27   Link #104
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Old 2007-04-09, 12:46   Link #105
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I guess this is the real deal:

http://animeondvd.com/forum/showtopi...last/m/1/#LAST

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Old 2007-04-09, 13:46   Link #106
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Is that the artbox or single artwork? I like the logo and the black and white outlines might garner some interest from people who otherwise might not have picked it up! ^^
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Old 2007-04-09, 14:36   Link #107
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Seems like the volume cover, not the artbox.

Not sure If I like the cover (seems like little more than a cheap, five-minute foray in photoshop with the R2 cover), but it does get the point across that this is not just school-and-summertime fluff. Also, the picture's very small, but did they remove 'Higurashi' from the title? If so, good call.
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Old 2007-04-09, 15:35   Link #108
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This here is the artbox:

http://animeondvd.com/forum/showtopic.php?tid/19180/

I pity the poor sucker who ends up buying it based on that art!
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Old 2007-04-09, 15:49   Link #109
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I pity the poor sucker who ends up buying it based on that art!
LOL, he will have the shock of his life in the first 30 seconds.
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Old 2007-04-10, 19:57   Link #110
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I expected them to do something like that for the R1 volume one cover. The rental version in Japan had the colours inverted and it game a similar feel.

As for the box well..... lol.
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Old 2007-04-23, 12:21   Link #111
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Not really concerning you guys, but...

Editions Anima, the french editor which has licenced Higurashi for the french community in Europe has finally released the first 2 dvd covers :


not really too sure about them, but they are based on the official covers anyway (though i don't get why they used the 9th cover for the second one...)

the lil subtitle below of the original title is...
Hinamizawa, le village maudit
which is translated in english in :
Hinamizawa, the cursed village
frankly... i dunno if i should cry or laugh about this...

French Trailer
Warning : DON'T watch it if you didn't finish the first 8 episodes. why is that? because they moronicly add a hell lot of spoilers in that trailer.
"stream" :
http://www.editions-anima.com/index....=bande_annonce
OGG (don't ask why they choose this encoding...). use righ-click, and "save the target as". DON'T direct click it, it won't work :
http://www.editions-anima.com/itheor.../higurashi.ogg

Translation, for you, doomed non-french curious :
-a cursed village...
-wild Murders...
-a secret...
-welcome to...
-Hinamizawa, the cursed village


frankly, i was speechless, and now i can say something : i fear the worst.
the title is completely out of the whack (in fact, it reminds me of some low amateur undead movies, etc), the site is in a pretty bad shape, and the trailer is completely uninteresting and really spoilerish...
and on the top of that... french dub... this is bad

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Old 2007-04-23, 13:24   Link #112
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Not quite time to panic yet. I'm still confident they can pull out a good quality english dub. I've already reordered the art box one.
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Old 2007-04-23, 15:45   Link #113
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Is that really a trailer?? It seemed more like someone used the opening theme and clips from it and then all the bloody/freaky parts of the series and threw it all together.
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Old 2007-04-24, 08:34   Link #114
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Absolutely, this is the "official" trailer.
this is also the reason i fear the worst for the sell of higurashi in France, Belgium, Luxemburg, and other french speaking area. why?
because it appears they will promote the series as a silly murderous/bloody anime, without any subtility behind. (i think the general public will get it as another japan animation cliché... or some "fake Elfen Lied with more lolis")

i just hope that Geneon will react on this (since according the material copyright, Anima is clearly linked with Geneon as for the rights), otherwise... *huge sweatdrop*
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Old 2007-04-24, 15:05   Link #115
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I don't know much about Anima, but I trust Geneon. I think we'll get a good dub, but there probably won't be much marketing to it (from convention reports I've been reading, it seems like they play clips of it, but it isn't at the forefront of the advertising right now.) It's a niche series I think and if it spreads, it'll either be by word of mouth or the slim possibility that it hits Adult Swim or Anime Selects.

Though when I saw that French trailer you posted, I couldn't help but think of the opening music from Battle Royale from the way it was going!
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Old 2007-04-24, 21:31   Link #116
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From what you say... Now I'm scared... >_< That was a real trailer... and a company connected with the company licensing it... Ah, well... Marketing isn't everything right...? It's the fans buying it and knowing what they are getting that matters more... I hope... Seriously hope that the dub will be better than thier trailers for marketing, that so would not sell it for me had I not previously seen Higurashi already.
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Old 2007-04-24, 23:44   Link #117
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Nah don't worry about Geneon, the link isn't really double sided, much more one sided (actually, Anima bought the licence to Geneon, nothing else)
but i hope Geneon will actually force at least an "average" marketing, or else, i guess Higurashi in Europe won't get nice treatments...

i would be curious if Geneon U.S already provided any trailer / dub supply (Shakugan no Shana got some dub samples pretty quicky)
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Old 2007-04-25, 10:34   Link #118
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They haven't done anything yet. The rest of the cast hasn't even been announced yet.
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Old 2007-04-25, 10:44   Link #119
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Considering this should be released in june, they are pretty late oO (except if the release date is wrong for most sites ~~)
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Old 2007-04-25, 20:25   Link #120
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I know, its bugging me too.
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