takenoko wrote:Now that's interesting. I wonder if they used the CD recording for the openings or something. Doesn't seem like the kind of effort Toei puts into these DVDs.
Could be. Though for a show with this much professional music it would be weird to broadcast it purely in mono in 1997, so I think it's more likely that it's always been like this. Actually this is exactly what you'd expect: record the OP, ED, and other major songs in stereo since those will get released to CD, record the rest of the show in mono, and then mix the show in stereo so that you can use the aforementioned stereo songs.
That said, I've long since given up trying to figure out Toei, especially when it comes to the quality of their DVD releases.
I'm glad that guy made me encode it in stereo then.
Agreed. Thanks for bringing stereo back.