Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Bandai Entertainment Cancellations

Some sad news has come out today. Bandai Entertainment is downsizing and will be halting any plans for picking up new licensing deals on new anime where DVD and Blu-ray releases are concerned. However, anything already in their catalog will continue to be made and distributed until their respective licenses expire according to demand.

Manga on the other hand won't fare as well... with several series being cancelled midway or stopped before release. This affects series related to Code Geass, Gurren Lagaan, Kannagi, Lucky Star, Mobile Suit Gundam and Tales of the Abyss.

In all cases of cancellations, the rights revert back to their original holders thus ensuring that they are open for other publishers and distributors to pick up.

For more details see the links below:
Ken Iyadomi on Bandai Entertainment's Downsizing
Bandai Entertainment to Stop Releasing New DVDs, BDs, Manga
Bandai Entertainment Will Not Release Nichij┼Ź Manga Also