From the sounds of it, it would also give Funimation the option of doing sub-only SKUs.
Some of the animes they Simulcast like 2 years ago I would buy sub only, Its better then not getting them at all.
It's also apparent that Funi can`t find a parent company to purchase them.
Why would they want to sell?
From the sounds of it, Funimation's profitability for Narrave dried up in 2011. Which explains why they were dropped.
I think this is also the result from their failed attempted lawsuit against ADV from early last year. Seems like the Sojitz properties are jinxed.
If I were Gen, I'd be going for broke and doing sub only releases on 1200 Media as well as doing a Hentai label.(The Nu Tech/Dan Groove releases from the late 90s mid 2000s could SURE use some license rescuing).
I wonder what they'd call their H label if they start one? Probably something like "The Den". Read More...
Hey guys, a ANN user named Delapidated posted an argument for ADV on why Funimation should drop their suit against them, so I just thought I like to paste his qoute:
"Funimation is not a creditor of ADV Films, no matter how much they try to convince themselves of that. What they have done is pulled off the insane argument that since Funimation acquired the anime titles that Sojitz licensed for ADV that they became the defacto creditor of ADV, which is false.
Sojitz pulled out of North America anime licensing and Funimation tried to make this argument fly. I'm just shocked that the judge hasn't laughed this one of court considering how frivolous this lawsuit is. No wonder there was a counter-suit filed.
I'm also curious as to why Funimation doesn't consider itself to be a monopolistic company. Their activity over the past few years gives proof that they are.
Genone, Bandai Entertainment, ADV Films ... Funimation has agressively pursued the anime titles they had and the company has become the defacto only anime company in North America.
What's even more sad is that Funimation has tried dragging Sentai Filmworks, Switchblade through the mud, as well. Now, if anyone should have been dragged, it should have been Section 23, but they don't even have a website and they don't even release any anime. But, Switchblade and Sentai are their own companies who were just united under the ADV brand... Read More...
Pretty much Sojitz from the beginning went into this with aims to make a quick buck and get out, not the long term goals ADV had. Sojitz took control of specific areas of ADV, and had complete control of how much ADV paid on licenses during the era. During this time charging ADV a large amount of fees. Then when sales were not magical, and profits were not what they "wanted", they took their titles and left, then sold them to FUNimation making a quick buck.
*ponders* I wonder what Dragoon would say about all this...
Both Psycopuppet & Dragonrider are correct. This lawsuit won't affect Sentai,Section23 or any other enitities since they're all tied to a different investment group "SCION/SX23". AEsir Holdings is carrying ADV's debt so it'll be Funimation VS ADV & A.D. Vision Inc and its 5 LLCs will be dismissed from the suit.
I have every reason to believe that this case won't go to jury. A settlement or a Judge ruling is more possible. Somehow out of this I think Funimation will pick up AEsir Holdings & THUS finally put whats left of ADV Films out of its misery