FUNimation UK’S Release of No-Rin Demoted to Blu-ray Only


Earlier in the year Anime Limited, on behalf of FUNimation UK, announced that the Blu-ray and DVD Combo Pack release of No-Rin would receive PAL DVD Masters as requested by the Japanese licensor. Well today, as part of a new update on the Anime Limited blog, the distributor have revealed that the series will now be released as a ‘Blu-ray only’ release.

The reason for this ‘removal’ hasn’t really been explained; but its a choice that (according to the blog post at least) came with much discussions. Personally I believe Anime Limited opted to remove the PAL discs in response to criticism from fans but it’s also possible that ‘added authoring costs’ would have played a vital role in the removal of the DVD format.

We want to make you aware of a change to the upcoming release of No-Rin. You may recall this was set to be a Blu-ray+DVD combi set but at the request of the licensor, a change was needed whereby PAL DVDs would be included. After much discussion and deliberation internally on this it has been decided to make No-Rin a Blu-ray only release. We should have more details to share about this in the New Year but we wanted to make note of this now.

In any event; No-Rin will now be released as a ‘Blu-ray only’ release within the UK and, as explained by Anime Limited, product listings on various retailers are expected to update shortly. Seeing as No-Rin will be released as a ‘standard’ Blu-ray it will interesting to compare prices with other distributors.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked at 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 PS Vita, PS4 or Xbox One.

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