I just got a couple of the DVDs for Full Metal Panic!: The Second Raid. It’s true, there’s just a little bit over THREE MINUTES of unskippable DVD logos and stuff. Here’s the breakdown (by the way, this sort of thing should be in DVD reviews)

FBI Warning: 10 seconds

Kadokawa Video Logo: 11 seconds

Kadokawa Pictures Logo: 8 seconds

Happinet Pictures Logo: 16 seconds

Klock Worx Logo: 8 seconds

Kyoto Animation Logo: 12 seconds

Funimation Logo: 7 seconds

Dragonball Z Trailer: 1 minute 50 seconds

This actually took me a couple times to get it all written down because of course the only thing I’m allowed to do when these are going is pause or turn off the DVD. I wonder if there’s a website out there that lists the most egregious offenders of this sort of thing. I know for a while the Hong Kong DVDs were the reigning champion for me. Somehow with certain DVD players if you pressed STOP and play again it would resume after all the unskippable crap. Some DVDs are already as bad as going to the movies and watching commecials, just hope it doesn’t get any worse.

Thanks Funimation


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