UK Anime Distributor Manga Animatsu Discussion Thread

Darren Skippings

Brigade Leader
this is nothing unusual for Manga and Funi really, Manga do have a fairly bad rep, from years ago, Funi's recent behavior has been awful (messed up releases, chopping and changing distro) so this really isn't new.
I still remember when most of fandom called them Mangle because of there shoody treatment of some series.
 

thedoctor2016

Shinigami
Remember hellsing ultimate? We never got the last two episodes.
That’s a different company and it’s unfair to use it to beat them starz’s manga is long gone and I could just go AOT constantly if I wanted to moan about manga but I can see they have massively improved. And I have a feeling FUNi was involving in why we never got the end of that. FUNi has got worst. Especially internationally. They really believe fruits basket is gonna do so well for them it’s cute kind of
 

IncendiaryLemon

Captain Karen
AUKN Staff
Doc is right, raking Manga over the coals for stuff that happened almost 10 years ago at this point when ownership and leadership has drastically shifted isn't right at all. Manga have been on great form these last few years, cut them some slack. This is one hiccup for sure, but can you actually name the last time they made a mistake this bad?
 

DJ-samurai7

Completely Average High School Student
Funi is definitely responsible for a lot of the BS that plagues the uk market. I just wish those last 2 chapters of hellsing were released.
 

ActionFaust

Thousand Master
Yeah while Manga had a past of terrible authoring and other nonsense they've definitely got better. Hopefully the news on Clear Card should help clarify some stuff
 

Luna

Stand User
That’s a different company and it’s unfair to use it to beat them starz’s manga is long gone and I could just go AOT constantly if I wanted to moan about manga but I can see they have massively improved. And I have a feeling FUNi was involving in why we never got the end of that. FUNi has got worst. Especially internationally. They really believe fruits basket is gonna do so well for them it’s cute kind of
AOT? As in Attack on Titan? There was something wrong with that release? oo
 

ayase

State Alchemist
So its Funimation/Sony screwing us over then? :rolleyes:
I think that’s where the smart money is. Both in this case and with the AL releases that got cancelled they were sub-licences from Funi, and in both cases there’s been radio silence from the local distro about it. Wouldn’t surprise me now if it’s actually the case Funi have imposed some kind of gag order type deal on Manga and AL to stop them from looking bad. They do have a lot of power when it comes to holding licenses.
 

sniper_samurai

Pokémon Master
Remember hellsing ultimate? We never got the last two episodes.
That was due to Universal entering the UK market. I heard some whispers that they were planning a release of all of Ultimate themselves. I don't know in what form, but most likely in 2 CEs of similar design to Arslan and Seraph.
 

HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
Manga had a good run of CEs recently too (Food Wars S1, Amagi, Danmachi, MLS), it’s just a shame they aren’t doing any more of them. I admit that I don’t buy much from them compared to other UK companies, but I do buy their recurring releases like the Shippuden collections.
 

thedoctor2016

Shinigami
Those "CEs" were also a big fail you can see people didnt like them.
they are now for more casuals as DBS and MHa shows with the SEs and steelbooks and look like its working and going for the bigger titles of FUNi/CRs as we dont have stuff like Keijo and Citrus or Blood blockade battlefront S2
 

Jon O Fun

Straw Hat Pirate
The only difference to Manga now and 10 years ago is some took twitter away from Jerome.
Every now and then they will do a good release, but for every Food Wars Season One there's a Raildex Season Two....
 

thedoctor2016

Shinigami
The only difference to Manga now and 10 years ago is some took twitter away from Jerome.
Every now and then they will do a good release, but for every Food Wars Season One there's a Raildex Season Two....
The problems with that lie that the company changed. Also omg different size boxes is a minor thing in manga long history of cock ups. And was Food Wars S1 even a good set I hate their plastic slipcovers so avoided all those "CEs"
 
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