Bandai Entertainment which is the North American distributor of Anime and Manga will cease to release new properties starting next month. Instead, it will turn to licensing out rights to other companies for Digital Distribution, Brodcast and Merchandising. Anime News Network will have an interview with the CEO Ken Iyadomi tomorrow. With the release of this news the following releases have been canceled:

Anime DVD/Blu-ray Disc

Turn A Gundam

Code Geass: Renya (Code Geass: Shikkoku no Renya)
Gurren Lagann volume 7
Kannagi volumes 4-6
Lucky Star Boo Boo Kagaboo (spinoff by Eretto)
Mobile Suit Gundam 00I
Tales of the Abyss: Jade’s Secret Memories volumes 1 and 2

All of Bandai’s current catalog will be available after the February with plans to produce new stock of the existing releases, if needed until their licenses expire.

Source – Anime News Network


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