Daniel Thomas MacInnes Categories: blu-ray, dvd, future boy conan, screenshots
Alright, let's take a look at how the new Future Boy Conan Blu-Ray Memorial Box compares to the standard DVD release. The new high-definition transfer is taken from the original 35mm camera negative, and Bandai have spared no expense in restoring Conan to its original glory. Hayao Miyazaki's 1978 masterpiece has never looked so good.
As always, colors are richer and more luminous in Blu-Ray. Details are sharp and clear, and you can appreciate the artists' brushstrokes (now there's something I sorely miss in animation). What's most striking is how much brighter everything now appears. I hadn't realized how needlessly dark Conan appeared on DVD. I don't think most anime fans realize just how good these classic series truly look. It's going to be a revelation for everyone, and if you're in charge of your local anime club, I highly recommending pooling your money together for the Conan set.
More screenshots will appear after the jump. Update: All six photos are now available. Connection speeds are a little better today, nice! Enjoy the Conan shots!