I have not doctored these images in any way. You're not high... well, not that I know of. Either way, you drugged up hippies you, the facts are what they are; FUNimation's 1080p upscale actually has less fine detail than Geneon's 480i DVD. Let that sink in for a moment.
FUNimation managed to create a High Definition Blu-ray with less detail than Geneon was able to keep on DVD. FROM THE EXACT SAME SD SOURCE MATERIALS.
FUNimation upscaling shows animated at 480i is all well and good, I guess. The problem is that they're nuking the source tapes in DNR and then over-sharpening the edges to compensate. I know, I've done it myself, but there's a big difference between me doing that to a crumby 20 year old LD transfer and FUNimation doing it to a Digibeta of a show that was clearly supposed to have a layer of digital grain in the first place.
FUNimation has been slathering all of their upscales in similar filtering, which gives us transfer like...
Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid!
And Tsubasa Chroni-Oh, I know what you're thinking. "Lay off 'em Kentai! How good can a stinking SD upscale even look?" For the doubters, I have three and a half words for you:
... oh my gosh, that's so terrible I can't even rag on it. CLAMP's Tsubasa Chronicle, for whatever reason, sets the bar so far underground on shitty HD transfers that FUNi would probably have to fill their AVISynth plugins folder with steroids and mining equipment to ever surpass it.