Madman: Bandai downsizing has no effect on current & future releases.
Australian licensing company Madman Entertainment has announced on Wednesday that the animes GOSICK and Nichijou will still be released as planned.
They have reassured everyone on their blog that the Bandai Entertainment and Beez Entertainmentdownsizing “has absolutely no affect on our current and future release slates.”
The company also states that the titles that were released by Bandai were from a different Japanese licensor.
The company adds that the release of anime titles will remain unaffected, though DVD releases of GOSICK and Nichijou later this year will be in subtitle-only form.
The release of the Anime OVA Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn will not be affected in any way, and the remaining episodes are expected to be released on DVD and will have an English dubbing.
Bandai Entertainment has announced earlier this month that they will stop distributing new anime & manga titles, ending its 13-year run in the North America distribution market. As a result, it has cancelled its acquisition and release of GOSICK and Nichijou.
Anime News Networkreports a week later that Beez Entertainment in France & other European countries has stopped releasing new anime, though not yet officially announced.
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