Originally Posted by Jagt Mirage
Does anyone have any experience with the new blu-ray releases of old catalogue anime OAVs or TV series (not theatrical releases) that was still predominently cells rather than CG? eg: Sonoda OAVs (BGC, Bean), Gunbuster, Zeorymer, Dancouger box set, Zeta box set etc.. Are they noticeably better than the original DVD/Laserdiscs? There are quite a few of them that I have nostalgic value and wouldn't mind picking up like BGC, Zeorymer and Zeta if there is a significant improvement.
I've seen a 720p rip of Zeta. I haven't compared it outright to the DVD, but it does look pretty nice. About as good as expected.
I have the Gunbuster movie bluray. Again, I haven't outright compared, but it looks very good. It has a soft grain throughout, is clear enough that one can make out an eyelash stuck to the cel in one show, and the sketch sequence at the end almost looks like bare paper. There's also some nice depth in some shots thanks to the added detail in the backgrounds. Though this is all thanks to the DVD remaster. Now if they'd only release the actual series.
Char's Counterattack looks absolutely amazing over the US DVD.
I was completely unaware that BGC was on Bluray. I'll have to check that out.