Bandai Entertainment, the subsidary of Namco Bandai Holdings that handles anime and manga releases in the United States, announced that it will stop offering new DVD, Blu-Ray Disc, and manga releases next month. The company will continue to distribute from its existing catalog and will focus on licensing rights to other companies.
More details (including title cancellations) after the break.
This may primarily include digital distribution, broadcasting and merchandising. Unfortunately, this move will have most of the company’s contractors and three of its five member full time staff being laid off.
Listed below are the following releases that will be cancelled.
Anime DVD/Blu-ray Disc
Turn A Gundam
Code Geass: Renya (Code Geass: Shikkoku no Renya)
Gurren Lagann volume 7
Kannagi volumes 4-6
Lucky Star Boo Boo Kagaboo (spinoff by Eretto)
Mobile Suit Gundam 00I
Tales of the Abyss: Jade’s Secret Memories volumes 1 and 2