Daimidaler: Prince vs. Penguin Empire To Be Blu-ray Only Release

Anime Limited have revealed on their blog that the FUNimation UK release of Daimidaler: Prince vs. Penguin Empire will now be released on Blu-ray as opposed to it’s previously announced Blu-ray and DVD Combo Pack release.

The reason for this ‘demotion’ is due to the fact that the Japanese Licensor wants the DVD to be encoded in PAL format; an option which (if agreed to) would see Anime Limited having to delay the series and re-author their own set of discs as opposed to using the NTSC Disc Masters produced by FUNimation. To avoid this, as well as agree to fan wishes of NTSC-Only DVD Discs, the distributor have opted to make Daimidaler: Prince vs. Penguin Empire a Blu-ray only release.

Regarding the upcoming release of Daimidaler: Prince vs. Penguin Empire, today we can confirm that this title now be getting released on Blu-ray only.

The reason this has occurred is a requirement by the licensor that the DVD is released in PAL. As has been the case with other titles that have recently switched to being Blu-ray only releases, unfortunately remastering in PAL for the DVD release has prohibitive costs that, based on the title involved and the current level of demand, are difficult to absorb, therefore releasing this on DVD is no longer possible. Unless there were extraordinary demand for this title on DVD it is very unlikely that DVD release of this would be explored again in the future. We apologise to those of who were looking forward to the DVD releases of this.

But to reiterate, Daimidaler: Prince vs. Penguin Empire will now be a Blu-ray only release.

In other FUNimation UK related news the UK Blu-ray and DVD release of Shimoneta: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist has been rated by the BBFC with an 18 rating and as such will be released on the 24th April 2017.

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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