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Netflix: Missing Succesor Nadesco

By Shamus
on Tuesday Sep 12, 2006
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Based on Steven‘s suggestion that Martian Succesor Nadesco is a good series for the anime newcomer (which I guess I still am) I decided to check it out. So I jumped over to Netflix and looked it up:

Netflix: Martian Succesor Nadesco disc 5 not available

What the heck? On disc 5, that green “Save” button means the disc is not available. Not that everyone else has it out already, but that Netflix does not own a single copy of MSN, disc 5, anwhere in any of their warehouses all over the country. How does that work? This usually only appears for movies which are in the system, but have not yet been released on DVD. But clearly the entire series is out by now. Disc 6 is available and Steven watched the whole thing ages ago.

Even worse is the fact that they have “unknown” for the release date. So, they don’t have disc 5 and they don’t know when (if ever) they might get more. What a stupid waste. Grrr.

Comments (9)

  1. BeckoningChasm says:

    Actually, the even weirder thing is that (at least with my copy) the series was packaged two disks to a sleeve. So the fact that they have disk 6 means they ought to have disk 5 as well.

    Ah well, if you run into trouble finding it let me know and I can loan you my copy.

  2. It’s an old series and the individual DVDs stopped being sold a long time ago. I bought a budget collection something like 3 years ago, and I’m not even sure that’s available any more.

    I would suspect that all the copies of DVD 5 they had eventually became unplayable because of damage.

  3. Shamus says:

    Oh, of course. I don’t know why I didn’t think of that explanation. Discs are damaged all the time, and I can hardly blame them for not being able to get a disc once it’s out of print.

    I guess I should stop sulking. :)

  4. Mark says:

    Netflix is still a little weird when it comes to anime (with what little experience I have). It took me a while to figure out that Serial Experiments Lain is actually just called “Lain” in their system (and despite the fact that it is clearly a series, they don’t have it set up like they do most other series).

  5. ADV doesn’t even list it on their site any longer. I wonder if ADV’s license for the title ran out? Or maybe it’s one of the titles they decided to prune back in their purge last year.

  6. Miral says:

    Ok, I know this is blog necromancy, but MSN *is* still around. I just bought a brand new boxed set of it around Octoberish last year.

  7. Eric says:

    Actually netflix has this problem with allot of its anime series. Orphan 2, Rune soldier, Eden’s bowy, Final fantasy unlimited, Sorcerer hunters, all have had missing discs for a couple of years. (I know because the missing discs to these titles have been in the “saved” part of my queue since I joined netflix over two years ago!) Ive tried writing them, but I just get a form letter. I’m pretty sure not all of these are out of print, netflix is just not replacing them. Annoying.

  8. Gregory says:

    Even if you can’t see disc 5, watch it. This is one of the best series ever done. Then after you watch the series, watch the movie.

  9. The Defenestrator says:

    And now, guess what series is missing a disc, after I added it to my queue? Kino’s Journey! Argh!

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