UK Anime Distributor MVM Entertainment Discussion Thread

Vincentdante

Magical Girl
Which stuff exactly?

I received the 2 parts of Owarimonogatari earlier this week, I would have thought they'd have finished shipping all those.
I'm waiting for the final season bundle they did. I guess I should drop them an email since it seems like that one shipped to others already.

Thanks for the reply
 

João Gomes

Student Council President
Anyone know where we stand with Owari S2, Koyomi and Zoku Owari? I've seen a random reddit post from 2 years ago saying mvm are interested but waiting for Hanabee.

Hoping we see at least one of those releases this year.
 
Anyone know where we stand with Owari S2, Koyomi and Zoku Owari? I've seen a random reddit post from 2 years ago saying mvm are interested but waiting for Hanabee.

Hoping we see at least one of those releases this year.
Hanabee had a year or so of re-evaluation following the end of their deal with Rooster Teeth, which left them a little worse for wear. No releases, and their webshop pretty much died. They issued a statement a month or so ago stating that in 2020, they'll be getting back into releasing anime. That explains the lack of Monogatari and indeed anything else.

 

Girls wIth Guns

Stand User
Oh! That's right, Zoku Owarimonogatari releases over here in the US on the 28th, just a week from today. I have that one on pre-order, so it'll arrive in the mail sometime the following week.

EDIT: Looks like RS has them in stock a week early and are shipping them out now, so it should arrive closer to release day. 👍
 
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João Gomes

Student Council President
Hanabee had a year or so of re-evaluation following the end of their deal with Rooster Teeth, which left them a little worse for wear. No releases, and their webshop pretty much died. They issued a statement a month or so ago stating that in 2020, they'll be getting back into releasing anime. That explains the lack of Monogatari and indeed anything else.

Again, I am completely ignorant of rights, disc masters and such, but am I to believe that Australia has a bigger market for anime than the UK? In the sense that mvm are waiting for Hanabee's discs to "copy" them? They don't need that, right?

Why not just move forward themselves since they have long since started releasing monogatari?

I probably wrote some stupid stuff, but I don't know what to make of this 🤷‍♂️

At worst, I've read Aniplex's discs are region free. Worst comes to worst, I'll be getting in on that.
 
Again, I am completely ignorant of rights, disc masters and such, but am I to believe that Australia has a bigger market for anime than the UK? In the sense that mvm are waiting for Hanabee's discs to "copy" them? They don't need that, right?

Why not just move forward themselves since they have long since started releasing monogatari?

I probably wrote some stupid stuff, but I don't know what to make of this 🤷‍♂️

At worst, I've read Aniplex's discs are region free. Worst comes to worst, I'll be getting in on that.
They didn't wait on Hanabee for Kizumonogatari, so the option is there, but size of companies probably determine how long it takes for deals to be made, and as you say, Aniplex discs are region free; it won't surprise me if they try to eke out as much export profit as possible before licensing them abroad.
 

thedoctor2016

Symphogear
Yeah monogatari are the only AOA sets that havent changed from the volume model. (As SAO S3 is one set, Bunny Girl etc was too) and its sub only and they charge like $80 ($60 on TRSI but due to import).
 

Girls wIth Guns

Stand User
The only anime I ordered from the MVM sale was the Berserk Steelbook and the Champloo Steelbook, and they are both delayed now. Not a big deal to me, They are both double-dips just for the packaging, so I can wait. Except, now they'll ship separately to me overseas, so that has me a little worried if they'll just ship in a wrap instead of a box, and end up getting smashed on the way. :(
 
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