MCM October 2013 Licenses & Discussion Thread

Rosencrantz

Dragon Knight
Really surprised to see Familiar of Zero announced given it was basically dropped years ago in the US, definitely looking forward to it
 

KevinB

Brigade Leader
To be pendantic Andrew did not announce that Anime Ltd had licenced Hal, he actually announced that there would be an announcement in the up coming Neo magazine from someone about Hal, this was during the Studio Wit panel.

The reason for Manga releasing Dragon ball GT and not Dragon Ball was that that was what was avaible to them at that time.

The third Madoka movie was asked about in the Manga sesion. They said that they would have to licence all three movies, and then the subject was quickly changed.

The screen did not seem to like anime trailers, as it went blank half way through both the Evangelion 3 and Hal trailers, at least it had the correct audio, unlike the Cappelion showing eariler in the day, I think they showed the video for Kill La Kill, with the audio for Cappelion episode 2.
 

Shiroi Hane

Dragon Knight
Joshawott said:
MVM replied to me that they are currently not aware of their release format for Familiar of Zero (dub or sub). It is a series that I have seen around a lot despite its age, so I'll try out the first season when it's released.

I do wish that the BBFC would get rid of the requirement for certificates to be burned onto the disc, so MVM can have an easier time with getting blu-ray releases done.
Sentai and Hanabee are almost certainly on board here and, while I doubt they would go BD for this series anyway, there would be scope in this instance to do one AB region print run with all the logos on.
 

Y-San

Shinki
I wouldn't blame Manga if they didn't pick up the Madoka movies, if that's the case. Only people who are going to want to rebuy the series (as a set of movies) are hard core fans. I know I certainly wouldn't put my money down for the recap films, even if they were on Blu ray.
 

Joshawott

Monsieur Monster
AUKN Staff
So, they can't license the third movie unless they license all three? From that reaction, seems like MangaUK don't want to bother. *sigh*. Couldn't they even try and just wiggle out a special theatrical screening? Because once again, the UK is one of the only major countries not getting a screening.

Considering that even the AniplexUSA release of the movies is currently sub-only, blu-ray only and is an import of the Japanese release, that does pretty much spell "disaster" for a release here. I'm actually quite interested in how their release of the series performed, considering that it was the cheapest way to get the series worldwide due to being a complete set, but also had to compete with AniplexUSA's region free Limited Editions.

Guess I'll just have to wait a year for the Japanese release of the third movie.
 

anime_andrew

Anime Limited Representative
Industry Representative
I'd normally join the Manga UK panel but I was still managing guest signings so alas not!

Fear not - I have at least 5 more licenses to announce for all rights before Christmas ;).

Andrew,
Anime Limited
 

Arbalest

黒い剣士
Moderator
Ah nice! I would imagine you'll probably announce Patema Inverted(and hope that you do) after it was teased at the edinburgh screening, but i can't wait to see what else you nab. I would imagine Space Dandy would be on your list as well if you where able to manage it.
 

Mohawk52

Thousand Master
Okay I can see that AniPlex US had stitched up the BD release, surely someone like FUNi could have got the DVD licence and dubbed all three Madoka Magica movies? My money waits for something like that.
 

Joshawott

Monsieur Monster
AUKN Staff
Mohawk52 said:
Okay I can see that AniPlex US had stitched up the BD release, surely someone like FUNi could have got the DVD licence and dubbed all three Madoka Magica movies? My money waits for something like that.
I imagine that AniplexUSA's license covers Home Video as a whole, not just Blu-ray. MangaUK still managed to get the TV anime, so I'd say a lack of a license for a release of them over here falls with MangaUK, not AniplexUSA.

Personally, I was at least hoping that we would have had a screening of the third movie announced. America is getting loads, Canada is getting loads, France is getting one...and we got shunned with the first two. I do remember Jerome saying last year that the hope was to have a UK showing of all three, so I wonder what happened to that idea.

(Psst Andrew, any chance you could sign some contracts and become a Magical er...Man? Tiger & Bunny's screening was amazing).
 

britguy

Za Warudo
anime_andrew said:
I'd normally join the Manga UK panel but I was still managing guest signings so alas not!

Fear not - I have at least 5 more licenses to announce for all rights before Christmas ;).

Andrew,
Anime Limited
I'm so close to ordering the Blue Exorcist Movie blu-ray as a xmas present for myself, i'd love you guys to announce it so I don't have to!
 

HellCat

Stand User
My writeup of Manga's Saturday panel for TZ- http://www.toonzone.net/2013/10/toonzon ... ent-panel/

The Madoka answer does suggest they're keen to just license the new content if they could, but the fact they ended the panel by asking how many of us like Madoka equally suggests they're still open minded on the matter. I don't think they'd ask such a question if they'd fully decided 'Nope, 3 movie license is too much for our budget'. I do hope it works out. Madoka was an absolute joy to watch and review.
 
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