Anime Limited’s DVD Release of Outlaw Star Delayed Again


It seem’s being an anime distributor is never a dull moment, as now Anime Limited is following in the trend’s of Kaze by delaying ‘another’ upcoming product, except this time there is good reason to. Speaking on the official Anime Limited Facebook account it has been confirmed that their DVD release of Outlaw Star has been delayed to an undisclosed release date.

Outlaw Star News: Many of you have been asking us ‘What is the deal with Outlaw Star? Is it still coming out?’ To which I say a firm: Definitely! We have, however, run into some issues when we QC’d the series.

Initially scheduled for release later this month, Anime Limited’s Re-mastered DVD release of Outlaw Star has been delayed yet again due to continuing audio issues, an issue which was noticed awhile ago but the company is waiting for a fix to be implemented, as the facebook post continues to explain.

The issue we hit when we were in QC mode was a gap in the audio and video in one of the episodes. We flagged that up and are still waiting on a patch to rectify this problem. Once we get the patch we’ll do our darndest to get it out as soon as possible. We will need a few weeks wiggle room to fix the errors, QC the disc and send it for production.

While Anime Limited have not yet announced another release date several online retailers, namely Amazon UK, have already altered the release date to the 5th May 2014 – so either this is a “tentative” release date or Anime Limited hope to have the issue fixed by then.

On the good side we know that Anime Limited would rather delay a product, so that everything works perfectly, rather than release a botched disc with defects.

The Tale of the Beleaguered Outlaw Star Release continues to roll on but the end is very much in sight. Once again, we just can’t, in good faith, release a product without it being as perfect as we can get it.

We hope you understand our position and we’re so sorry that you’ve had to wait as long as you have for this release. It’ll so be worth it though! I’ve QC’d it myself and the difference in quality from the previous release is outstanding. Thank you all so much for your patience!

For those unaware this Outlaw Star release by Anime Limited uses the newer Re-mastered Japanese video mixed with English Audio (and improved Japanese audio) and that is where the problems are coming in, as the English Audio isn’t matching perfectly with the video. Once this issue has been fixed then the set will be released, but in the mean time it is time to play the waiting game.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has produced content for ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

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