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It's a pretty shit transfer. They didn't even use the high bitrate audio from the Blu-ray.
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Samwfive wrote: Respectfully asking: isn't 4K an overkill on anime....cartoons...?
Watch Weathering with You in 4k, then come back and look at your question.
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I watched the 4K on Kodi and the quality is not good. It is very inconsistent. It was blurry fuzzy mess mixed in with some decent sharp animations here and there. It was really distacting and took away from enjoying the film. I don't recommend buying this.
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umadbrah wrote: I watched the 4K on Kodi and the quality is not good. It is very inconsistent. It was blurry fuzzy mess mixed in with some decent sharp animations here and there. It was really distacting and took away from enjoying the film. I don't recommend buying this.
If that's true, I'd rather watch an upscaled good 1080p cut.

4K helps for large screen immersion, but the above is still quite enjoyable.

We were all about 1080p content 10 years ago, when we all had better eyes.
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Samwfive wrote: Respectfully asking: isn't 4K an overkill on anime....cartoons...?
I have the 1080 bluray disc, and I also torrented the 4K version. Honestly, there are not really much of a different in terms of picture quality. If your TV or player has a good upsale algorithm, you won't really notice.
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umadbrah wrote: Totally forgot about akira release on 4K. I'm going to find and watch a 4K source on Kodi before I buy this.
Honestly, if it weren't for the HDR (which they messed up the first time) you'd be better off watching the Blu-ray. It's really not a huge difference it being 80's anime.
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I really wish they'd make a sequel to this

Edit: I read ALITA, not Akira. Lol
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recordman wrote: What was the source material resolution? Probably not 4k. Upscaling and colour touch-up would probably see minor improvements, but just not the same.
The source material is hand drawn.
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Samwfive wrote: Respectfully asking: isn't 4K an overkill on anime....cartoons...?
Sounds like my mom talking about a how a tv doesn't have to be good if its "just for games".
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RedFlagCrake wrote: Wtf is that cover. It's blasphemous! Looks like a kid's drawing.
Cover was created by katsuhiro otomo the creator of akira. I guess you need certain appreciation for his work. I understand his work is dated, but without him there would be no akira film.
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Watch Akira in English or Japanese?
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hystavito wrote: Watch Akira in English or Japanese?
Unless you are native Japanese...

Anything other then Japanese with English subtitles is blasphemy!
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He’s also the director of the film.
Similar to Hayao Miyazaki with Nausicaa.
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Longshot49 wrote: Unless you are native Japanese...

Anything other then Japanese with English subtitles is blasphemy!
Can't watch anything dubbed.
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mcwilly wrote: Can't watch anything dubbed.
I stopped watching this stuff ages ago, but back then, yes.

On rare occasion, a really good dub presented itself, and it was enjoyable. Mostly skipped dubs though, as they usually also re-cut the anime and water down the controversy.

It remains to this day, a source of unbridled thought provoking content and controversy. Meanwhile, American animation remains an anesthetized bubble-wrapped vacuum-sealed enterprise, where multiple interest groups ensure anything outside mainstream consciousness is suppressed. My university was largely in the pre-woke era, and what a difference I'm hearing from students today (graphic design and animation). Even MBA students....

Anyways, sub over dub, original foreign cut over American cut.

God bless, folks.
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OK, when I watch non-English movies I always go with subtitles, and for the little anime I have seen I did the same. However some anime fans like English dubs, I think this happens a lot when it's a continuation of something they watched as a child way back when they only had access to a dub. A couple times I went through some anime scenes and looked at the English audio/subs vs the English subs for the Japanese audio, and there were some huge differences.
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hystavito wrote: OK, when I watch non-English movies I always go with subtitles, and for the little anime I have seen I did the same. However some anime fans like English dubs, I think this happens a lot when it's a continuation of something they watched as a child way back when they only had access to a dub. A couple times I went through some anime scenes and looked at the English audio/subs vs the English subs for the Japanese audio, and there were some huge differences.
It's not as easy as doing a straight translation. A lot of references would only make sense from a Japanese context, such as their honorifics, so that has to get localized. Then it's about having dialogue that would fit the lip-sync that was intended for Japanese.

I think dubs now are a lot better than dubs in the past. I would almost always watch an anime subbed but if I wanted to rewatch, I would do it dubbed for a new experience.

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