Holy Knight (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 01/08/12 | Reply
I really is a big blow to the industry .Really didn't expected something like this could happen.Best wishes to Bandai and the staff and the community.Life is always full of surprises.
Thanks for picking up one of my pictures for the news.
Senior Otaku++ | Posted 01/07/12 | Reply
It's really a sad news... I'm not gonna be happy if another one like Bandai entertainment will close... Aside from that, I don't also know why will they close, they're actually one of the famous anime companies.
But, if they're really going to stop releasing new DVDs, etc., then I should thank them for releasing many of them in the past years (I mean so much years.), those anime products that they have done were really entertaining people who are really fond of anime.
Well... it's also kinda unpleasant for me and of course to others. (I don't like this to happen of course! I won't be able to buy some new gundam CDs and Code Geass CDs too )
But...Thank you Bandai. I'll miss you!
Otaku Legend | Posted 01/05/12 | Reply
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not another one?! Yes someone please save Lulu and the others! Good bye I will miss you Bandai Entertainment...
I'm a vampire!
Well, farewell old friend. I'll miss you... maybe Viz will take over for Code Geass? Somebody save Lulu!
Man, this sucks.
Senior Otaku | Posted 01/05/12 | Reply
this sucks, the anime industry is going downhill.
and whats gunna happen to the rest of code geass
Senior Otaku | Posted 01/04/12 | Reply
*wipes away a tear* Lucky Star is one of my favorite animes. Probably because it was realistic and I could relate to it a lot.
Sheep Eternal (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 01/04/12 | Reply
You don't think I know that? >_>;
Otakuite++ | Posted 01/04/12 | Reply
I'm sad to see them go, but I understand how hard the Anime and Manga companies are taking it...
Bandai, you will be missed.
Senior Otaku++ | Posted 01/04/12 | Reply
thats saddening. i love bandai.
Burning Spirit (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 01/04/12 | Reply
What gets me, and a lot of my fellow Gundam fans is the cancelled releases, especially Turn A Gundam. This news with Bandai is all we've been talking about on the mecha anime forums I visit.
Inspector (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 01/04/12 | Reply
The chain of justice-- the system-- never ends...
Friday Night Guru (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 01/04/12 | Reply
This really is a shame, but not an unexpected one. They had been showing signs of this for a long time now; the fact that a lot of their releases over the past year or two had been sub-only was a giant warning sign. But it's still truly sad times either way, for both us fans and the people who have lost their jobs over this.
Man, I remember when Geneon USA folded. I didn't realize that's been almost five years now.
Otakuite+ | Posted 01/04/12 | Reply
no truer words could be said.
I'm a veggie, dawg (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 01/04/12 | Reply
Wow, this has not been a good decade for the anime/manga industry. Sad really... I'll especially miss Cowboy Bebop. Good times.
Otaku Legend | Posted 01/04/12 | Reply
So it is all up to you Funimation to take the fight to 4Kids and avenge TP and Bandai.
That last Cowboy Bebop reference really got me. ;n;
Freelance Hylian (Otaku Legend) | Posted 01/04/12 | Reply
Please be careful when asking that question ._. This economy's not so good...
If it's all the same to you, Pit doesn't mind being called "sir" :D
Baron Von Kumichou (Founder) | Posted 01/04/12 | Reply
There kind of was, but you already missed it :)
LDS Fangirl! (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 01/04/12 | Reply
Huh?! Wait, what . . . just happened . . . Um, does this mean there'll be a going-out-of-business sale on DVDs? Not to be cold or anything . . .
hey I love Outlaw Star also, but few people have seen it. sorry. but I didn't care for Cowboy Bebop. it just didn't click with me.
State Alchemist (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 01/04/12 | Reply
I'm gonna miss Bandai. 3/4 of my dvds are from Bandai. ;_; They had an amazing run. Thank you!
Otaku Eternal | Posted 01/04/12 | Reply
Knowing Bandai Entertainment back in 1999 was how I first knew of "Gundam", though I did not start watching "Gundam" anime until 2000. The first commercial I saw from that company was for the Region 1 VHS relase of "Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory". That company sure licensed some awesome titles over the years: "Vision of Escaflowne", "Cowboy Bebop", "Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex", "Galaxy Angel", "Gurren Lagann",the various "Gundam" titles Bandai Ent. brought over in North America, and the list goes on.
It bites to see Bandai Entertainment is not brining anymore anime and manga in North America, and North America has already lost few of anime distributing companies, like ADV Films, Geneon, and U.S. Manga Corps. The future of anime and manga distribution in North America seems to be getting more gloomy.
A Fiery Spirit (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 01/04/12 | Reply
What, Outlaw Star gets no love? That's a Bandai title! ;P
I think Cowboy Bebop is the one title many fans can be thankful for. I've got fond memories of late nights as a 12 year old watching it with friends. ^_^
That Cowboy Bebop reference got me. Good by Bandai!
*makes gun shape with hand*
lolol cowboy bebop reference
Sheep Eternal (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 01/03/12 | Reply
Geeze. First Tokyopop shuts down in the USA and now Bandai is quitting on us? What's next?! >:O
Meganekko (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 01/03/12 | Reply
Because we are one, we are many, we are otaku.
Otakuite+ | Posted 01/03/12 | Reply
I am very very sad about this,
my life has now been restricted to staring at walls. DX
Baron Von Kumichou (Founder) | Posted 01/03/12 | Reply
Plural, my friend, Y U HAVE N00B TITLE AND ICON?
As someone who spent much time watching my Bebop DVDs over and over again, (not to mention my GitS: SAC DVDs as well!) I thank Bandai for providing me with such a fine selection of anime. No doubt I'll probably seek out more of their existing stock and enjoy the anime they provided me. Thanks for everything, Bandai!
I would have a list here if I put mine down...
Otaku Eternal | Posted 01/03/12 | Reply
I have a few Bandai DVDs in my collection, like Gundam Wing and Escaflowne
they said they were moving to dubbing I think.
Freelance Hylian (Otaku Legend) | Posted 01/03/12 | Reply
Well, at least they're not going away completely. But still, nyoro~n... Did they say why they were moving away from that part of the industry?
(Not a Haruhi fan, but "Nyoro~n! Churuya-san" was adorable :3 And Lucky*Star was fun... all those references...)
hat and gundam figure is best.
Otaku Legend | Posted 01/03/12 | Reply
Bandai....I tip my space cowboy hat to you.
It is sad to see them go. but I will still try to find the stuff the brought to dvd even after they are gone.