The ADV take over will be delayed indefinitely

From ANN

Dentsu, ADV Films Confirm Withdrawal of Geneon Deal

In separate press releases, Dentsu Inc. and ADV Films have confirmed ANN’s report that ADV Films will not be handling the sales, marketing, and distribution for Dentsu’s anime subsidiary in the United States, Geneon Entertainment (USA) Inc.

Ray’s take: I guess the Microsoft of anime will not take over the anime world, after all. Citizens of the Cyberealm! Rejoice!  XD

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.

5 thoughts on “The ADV take over will be delayed indefinitely

  1. You mean they finally did it. I thought they’d be faster. Damn ADV, damn them!!! XD

  2. ADV equates to being the “Microsoft of Anime”… huh? How can that connection be made?

  3. ADV is the largest American anime company, and they have a habit of licensing tons of shows and then sitting on them for ages with no release. They are the most aggressive when it comes to going after fansubbers after shows are licensed. And in a time when a lot of anime companies have either ceased operations in America or gotten a lot smaller (look what happened to Manga Entertainment, Central Park Media, Synch-Point, etc), it looked like they were about to virtually buy out Geneon, which one of the few remaining large companies, and Geneon had already laid off a good part of its staff in preparation for the virtual merger. The deal is now off but Geneon USA remains gutted. Some of this behavior reminded some people of Microsoft’s. Admittedly, it’s not a very fair comparison; ADV certainly doesn’t own 95% of their market the way MS does with theirs.

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