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ADV Films is no more

PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:42 pm
by W-General
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/20 ... -companies
http://www.advfilms.com/

Only two companies left now: Bandai and Funimation.
The same thing is happening to manga: I think Tokyopop would be folding fairly soon (Kodansha just ended all their licenses with Tokyopop). Only Delray and Viz really left now.

ADV Films (the company that used to release anime) folded. But A.D. Vision still exists, and so does Sentai Filmworks (which has been their company to release the stuff recently). So I assume this could be just a corporate restructuring/shuffling.

The industry is really trending towards consolidating, and more direct involvement by Japanese parent companies

Re: ADV Films is no more

PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:46 pm
by Secretary Of Pocky
There are only two left? :shock:

Re: ADV Films is no more

PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:26 pm
by Kathy Moon
Well, there is still Yen Press. They've bought up a few licenses that other companies dropped, so they may be one to watch.

Re: ADV Films is no more

PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:27 pm
by Secretary Of Pocky
Kathy Moon wrote:Well, there is still Yen Press. They've bought up a few licenses that other companies dropped, so they may be one to watch.


I forgot about them in terms of manga. Don't they also have a monthly publication?

Re: ADV Films is no more

PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:29 pm
by Kathy Moon
They do! It's pretty good, half Korean and half Japanese. They just started releasing Black Butler there.

Re: ADV Films is no more

PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:22 pm
by SoxMike
Well, on a positive note, ADV has no connection to this semester's showing, so that's a good thing. ^^

Honestly, if Funimation could just eat up and all the other companies and become the one license company to rule them all, that would make my job a lot easier. XD

Re: ADV Films is no more

PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:38 pm
by Kathy Moon
Yeah, I like Funimation. Their PR guy's real friendly. :)

Re: ADV Films is no more

PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:04 am
by frack
W-General wrote:http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-09-01/adv-films-shuts-down-transfers-assets-to-other-companies
http://www.advfilms.com/

Only two companies left now: Bandai and Funimation.


Um, Viz also does some anime (ex. Bleach, Naruto, Honey and Clover, Nana) and I think RightStuf/Nozomi Entertainment released Gakuen Alice rather recently. I feel like there could be more small ones around (Manga Entertainment?), but yeah, those two are the main ones.