A little bit of the effect of the aftermath of Geneon’s downfall.

From ANN

Geneon USA President & CEO Sends Message to Fans (Editor’s note: part of the letter included)

The anime licensee Geneon Entertainment (USA) notified members of its Geneon Spot fan club that the club will be closing as part of the company’s restructuring. It also sent the following message (PDF format) from its President and CEO, Eiji Orii:

October 5, 2007

To our fans,

Recently, we announced that we will not be accepting orders on Geneon products after Friday, September 28, 2007. We have read your comments that you have emailed and posted on various web sites, and received your numerous calls.

At this time, we are internally discussing plans to explore all available options to continue distribution of Geneon titles, both old and new, at a later date. However, nothing is certain at this time. We will release more information to the public once we have any concrete plans, if any.

(Editor’s note: See ANN for the full letter)

Ray’s take: Nothing is certain in today’s world. As we at anime diet see it, this event, however small in the overall multimedia universe, may just be the signal of the possible end of multimedia storage on physical medium such as discs. Our short discussion on the subject follows in our podcast episode 13.

Author: Ray

I'm a hardcore Anime Fan and I'm proud of it. I know so many things and I've acquired so much knowledge you wouldn't believe. But my love is anime. I've been drifting in this world for so long that I don't even know what an anchor means. I've seen so many shows that I've lost count. The only thing I'm sure of myself is that I care for the lowly and disenfranchised. I hate the rich and powerful and I love what I do, or what I can do. I like anime and I don't mind watching different types of shows. I have experience in different types of Japanese animation. I would be called an "expert" in a bizzaro world. One day, I'd like to start a revolution. I love the US, pizza, beer, sashimi, Chinese food, and steak. But I love freshly baked bread more than a well-aged steak. In reality, if I were born Japanese I'd be a real, hardcore Otaku. I love to love and I can hate strongly. I'm passionate in nature and I don't mind shedding tears. I can be reached at rayyhum777 at animediet. My Twitter is rayyhum777 at twitter.

2 thoughts on “A little bit of the effect of the aftermath of Geneon’s downfall.

  1. I got this email and thought it was a kind gesture while thinking it confirmed my already-low hopes for Geneon Spot’s return. There wasn’t much content on the site to start with but it did have some potential if only more opportunities for involvement, like contests and submitting art, were implemented.

  2. Yeah, well, they were fan friendly and they would’ve done it had they gotten more sales from the fans in general. What disgusts me the most is that FUNimation and ADV are still standing tall.

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