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Author Topic: AnimEigo Losing NA License for UY  (Read 7832 times)

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AnimEigo Losing NA License for UY
« on: February 10, 2011, 06:04:34 AM »
JUST saw this on AnimeNewsNetwork; copy-and-paste'd here verbatim:

"The North American distributor AnimEigo announced on its website on Wednesday that it has been unable to renew its North American license to Urusei Yatsura, a television anime and animated film franchise based on Rumiko Takahashi's manga of the same name. The company will cease accepting orders for the franchise starting on September 30, but predicts that it will run out of stock prior to that date."

So, any speculation on who might pick up the franchise?
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Re: AnimEigo Losing NA License for UY
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2011, 06:24:32 AM »
Man. :( Second half of UY ordered. I know better than wait! I'll probably be stuck with 3/8 box sets on Maison Ikkoku for so long...

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Re: AnimEigo Losing NA License for UY
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2011, 07:12:20 AM »
This is horrible...Now how will i finish my collection!!! WOW...When it rains it pours i guess.



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Re: AnimEigo Losing NA License for UY
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2011, 04:22:11 PM »
The problem is, im not in the USA and AnimEigo ships only in the USA and Canada. In other stores the dvds are too expensive.
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Re: AnimEigo Losing NA License for UY
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2011, 10:21:48 PM »
I can only imagine that VIZ will pick up the license, but whether they will publish the DVD's has yet to be seen.
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Re: AnimEigo Losing NA License for UY
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2011, 07:03:27 PM »
tv box 10 is now sold out.
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Re: AnimEigo Losing NA License for UY
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2011, 01:46:26 AM »
So... UY mainly distributed from animeigo only right?? No other company does it? So all the places online that you order from like amazon and what not they wouldnt be able to get it anymore either?? Im just making sure i understand it all...



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Re: AnimEigo Losing NA License for UY
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2011, 02:02:58 AM »
Dam this sucks even though i never bought a UY DVD it pains me knowing that they couldn't renew a awesome anime.


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Re: AnimEigo Losing NA License for UY
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2011, 03:18:20 AM »
I think AnimEigo lacks the resources to renew their license, and I wouldn't be surprised to find that VIZ is pressing quietly from within to bring UruseiYatsura into their stable of Takahashi works (already possessing Ranma 1/2 and Inuyasha and the new one).
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Re: AnimEigo Losing NA License for UY
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2011, 05:24:07 PM »
So... UY mainly distributed from animeigo only right?? No other company does it? So all the places online that you order from like amazon and what not they wouldnt be able to get it anymore either?? Im just making sure i understand it all...



This sucks..
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The are other places, but the problem, they are too expensive and i haven't a credit card. RightStuf have the same prices and ships international, but they accept only credit cards.

Would be nice, if an american user can help me (i can pay with paypal). One of my friends need the tv volumes 41 - 50.
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Re: AnimEigo Losing NA License for UY
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2011, 10:38:59 PM »
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Heads-Up: Urusei Yatsura shortage worsens!
As mentioned in a previous news item, Urusei Yatsura is going out-of-print on the 30th of September, 2011.

As individual titles in the series run out, they will not be re-pressed, and some of them are already out of print! Our stocks of the remaining DVDs are getting quite low.

So if you've always been meaning to complete your collection of UY, now is the time. Buy now or cry later!

Tip: if you want to order a lot of DVDs, our Complete Product List lets you add as many DVDs as you want to your shopping cart in a single operation!

Source: AnimEigo.com

so some dvds are already out of print.
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Re: AnimEigo Losing NA License for UY
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2011, 01:18:13 AM »
Damn, gonna be hard for me to get this series on DVD if someone else doesn't pick it up.

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Re: AnimEigo Losing NA License for UY
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2011, 09:02:13 PM »
and some sell only the vol. 50 for over 45$ or higher...

What a luck that i have this volume already :)
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Re: AnimEigo Losing NA License for UY
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2011, 06:21:41 PM »
Only 1 month, before Urusei Yatsura get out-of-print!

Here is a list, what is available on Animeigo: http://animeigo.com/products/anime/urusei-yatsura
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Re: AnimEigo Losing NA License for UY
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2011, 03:18:36 AM »
I'm hoping to find a Japanese dvd set of Urusei Yatsura so that I don't have to worry about this if I want to get Urusei Yatsura on DVD.
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