Martian Successor Nadesico Chronicle 1
- Catalog Number : DND-001
- Manufacturer : ADV
- Series : Nadesico
- Printing Date : N/A
- Region : 1
- Price : N/A
- Play Time : 100 minutes
- Number of Discs : 1
- Number of Sides per Disc : 1
- Number of Layers (side1) : 1
- Number of Layers (side2) : N/A
- Audio1 : English Dolby Digital 2ch
- Audio2 : Japanese Dolby Digital 2ch
- Audio3 : N/A
- Audio4 : N/A
- Audio5 : N/A
- Subtitle1 : English
- Subtitle2 : N/A
- Subtitle3 : N/A
- Subtitle4 : N/A
- Subtitle5 : N/A
Animephile Rating: F (4.5)
- Video Scan Type : interlaced-TV (-2.5) -
Not too much feathering, but the ones that happen seems to happen at the worst
possible times (like between large movements).
- Aspect Handling : standard (-0.0)
- Compression : -0.5 -
Not bad at all!
- Video Separation : -1.0 -
Little bit of crawling rainbows. Nothing as bad as Bebop discs.
- Scene Transition : -0.0
- Calibration : -0.0 -
Little off to the dark space.
- Other : -1.5 -
First thing it plays (after the unskippable FBI crap) are TON of
advertisement. What the $@**! I didn't pay money to buy advertisements.
This is pure crap! I don't appreciate this crap. At least it's skippable.
And when I first start playing, it says "Feature Presentation" crap and then
another ADV logo thing. Misguided fools these people are. At least they're
Holy Crap! There is something WEIRD going on here! I cannot cell-match
between R1 and R2 DVDs! Stay calm... Stay calm!!! Argh!!! What the!
Okay, first of all, first image of Ruri-chan shows slight rainbowing on her
collar. Overall, the DVD is not bad at all.
NOW, the real KICKER! I could NOT match R1 and R2 cells. Timing wise,
everything works out, but frame by frame comparison results in drastically
different original cell animation! I'm NOT kidding! Look the the second
picture. Left is ADV version, Right is StarChild version. They're of exact
time of 4th episode! EVEN THE BACKGROUND CELLS DON'T MATCH! What the heck is
going on here!!! Just LOOK at the highlights on Megumi-chan's hair!
UPDATE: Background cell does seem to match. It's just shifted.
I'm calm.... Yes, I'm calm....
Somebody explain this to me!!!
Oh, overall video quality comparison.... Other than the occasional feathering
that happen at really bad times, ADV's release is sharper, has less rainbows,
is more consistent, and has less artifacts overall. R2 has slightly better
saturation. I would choose R1 over R2 for this series. YES, that's right!
EXCEPT!!!!! The cells used in R2 look better with more emotional details.
Argh! What's going on!!!
Oh, I managed to match cell frames in at least one section. My guess is that
they would match most places. I might have gotten lucky with that particular
scene that didn't match. (and it's the first one I picked, too!)
It turns out that it is fairly common practice for the producers to re-do some
scenes of a TV series for video release. In this case, they re-did the scene I
found. I would guess there are more scenes that are re-done. Japanese people
are indeed picky. I like it! Newly done cells are more carefully drawn and are
more artistic IMO. I've confirmed that the LD is the same as R2 DVD. It
appears to be a common practice for Japanese producers to send U.S. companies
old master. I can't blame them for the most part, but for Nadesico, they
didn't do all that great of a job encoding the DVDs themselves, so I'm
basically not happy with either side. Man, I AM picky! I really should pick up
those LDs.... Anyway, THANKS to Studio Neko Han Ten for the information!