The great Sub vs. Dub war ended a long time ago, in the sense that it doesn’t matter anymore, as long as you are actually purchasing the anime*. It is a rare occasion when a DVD or Blu-Ray comes out for an anime, and you have to choose one or the other. Well… Vudu isn’t like that, at all.
So you have choices?! No… you get what you get. some series are dubbed, while some are subbed. I paid 19.47 (including tax) for Tenchi Muyo!: OVA Series in standard definition with the original English dub… and that’s it. Wow.
But wait, what about something new that uh… hasn’t had the chance to be re-released with an awesome version?
Wait. I have to catch my breath. So these versions have no special features, and only the one language option. Okay. It’s not like they could give you three versions of the film… somehow, right? Or bonus features such as: Behind the scenes videos of them recording, trailers, and other such goodies all for like… one bundled price, right? That would be silly…
Well dang. They could have. But not for $14.99… that would be silly… how much for it on DVD/Blu-Ray on Amazon? $
34.98 $20.19 with free shipping if I order something else? That’s cheaper than $45, but how much would it be on Amazon’s streaming service? $28?
Wow… huh. But wait… let’s back track to Tenchi Muyo. At least I uh… didn’t pay too much for it?
Hulu has it subbed for free? Well… yay. With ad support, I can still watch Tenchi Muyo: OVA subtitled if I choose… as well as a bunch of other Tenchi shows. Like Tenchi Universe, Tenchi in Tokyo, Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki… Tenchi Muyo GXP…. Tenchi,,,
Damn, there’s a crap ton of Tenchi. Yep… I am definitely finished buying anime on Vudu until things change.
*I guess it doesn’t actually matter if you buy the anime or not these days.