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Offline superjaz

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Geneon's US branch is gonna stop makeing dvds !!!!
« on: October 03, 2007, 02:21:14 pm »
i was looking up an anime i'm collecting and i read this

On September 26, 2007, Geneon's United States branch announced that they were withdrawing from distribution in North America and canceling all DVDs in that particular region after November 6, 2007.

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The onetime anime distribution company Geneon Entertainment (USA) Inc. has notified its retail customers that it will cease "the sales of DVDs and all related distribution and marketing operations as of 5 p.m. on Friday, September 28, 2007." The deadline for ordering all Geneon USA products is that time and date, and only orders for "catalog products in inventory or new releases with a street date" of November 6 or earlier will be accepted. Any outstanding retail orders will ship as soon as stock is available. No more returns will be accepted after 5:00 p.m. on November 30, and new orders after September 21 cannot be returned at all. The letter to retailers also says that "payables to Geneon remain unchanged."
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http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2007-09-26/geneon-usa-to-cancel-dvd-sales-distribution-by-friday

this scares me as i'm in the middle of collecting the anime "Karin" and not to mention
the hellsing OVA's!!!!

i hope that the stuff gets realeased some how :(
wahhhhh!!!
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Re: Geneon's US branch is gonna stop makeing dvds !!!!
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2007, 04:21:05 pm »
Oh I like Karin, grandma is the coolist character in that anime.
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Re: Geneon's US branch is gonna stop makeing dvds !!!!
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2007, 04:52:54 pm »
no more hellsing ova's  :o
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Re: Geneon's US branch is gonna stop makeing dvds !!!!
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2007, 04:53:44 pm »
Just hope another company picks em up.

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Re: Geneon's US branch is gonna stop makeing dvds !!!!
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2007, 06:30:13 pm »
Just took a quick look at ANN's site to see if anything new has developed, and while I didn't find anything directly, I did see the ADV and Funimation have had layoffs of about 10% for each company.

Do you suppose all those fansub downloaders are not making any purchases later, or what?

And as if Hellsing wasn't already a cliffhanger with the old series!
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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2007, 07:44:35 pm »
º_º; that is why i started buying a few... was starting feel kinda bad
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Re: Geneon's US branch is gonna stop makeing dvds !!!!
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2007, 02:15:49 pm »
Oh I like Karin, grandma is the coolist character in that anime.

I'd have to agree with you, Grandma is awesome!
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Re: Geneon's US branch is gonna stop makeing dvds !!!!
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2007, 08:28:53 pm »
I like Chibi Vampire manga and the one novel I have read, so how is the series?

Also, it seems that this has affected my Hellsing Ultimate order already. It's either on back-order due to demand, or demand is up due to Geneon calling it quits, or something I am not sure about. I just hope it shows up before I forget to keep subtracting money out of my checkbook at the start of each month for orders that haven't been filled and charged to my account. sigh

Has anyone else encountered such problems ordering Geneon stuff yet?
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Re: Geneon's US branch is gonna stop makeing dvds !!!!
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2007, 10:26:50 am »
I usually rent anime from netflix or buy it off of ebay.... can't say I've ever bought anything directly from Geneon
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« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2007, 03:43:33 pm »
I like Chibi Vampire manga and the one novel I have read, so how is the series?

To be honest, I've only seen the first DVD volume of the animated series, but it's pretty good. So far, it's pretty much in line with the manga.  (The opening segment is freakin hilarious).
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« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2007, 09:36:40 am »
it is differnt enought that your not just watching the manga, theres a character who isn't in the manga that is in the anime a vampire hunter called winner
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« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2007, 03:17:57 pm »
I was talking with someone I know who works at a Suncoast in Vancouver, and he let me know about another one of those anime days, where they have cosplay contests & anime is at a majorly huge discount price.  They're also going to decorate the anime section with tombstones (even though it's after Halloween) for Geneon & Pioneer.

The event is on Dec. 2!  (3 days before my 25th b-day!)
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« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2007, 03:42:01 pm »
I was talking with someone I know who works at a Suncoast in Vancouver, and he let me know about another one of those anime days, where they have cosplay contests & anime is at a majorly huge discount price.  They're also going to decorate the anime section with tombstones (even though it's after Halloween) for Geneon & Pioneer.

The event is on Dec. 2!  (3 days before my 25th b-day!)

you should make this a birthday event then!
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Re: Geneon's US branch is gonna stop makeing dvds !!!!
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2007, 03:46:53 pm »
I was talking with someone I know who works at a Suncoast in Vancouver, and he let me know about another one of those anime days, where they have cosplay contests & anime is at a majorly huge discount price.  They're also going to decorate the anime section with tombstones (even though it's after Halloween) for Geneon & Pioneer.

The event is on Dec. 2!  (3 days before my 25th b-day!)
I could goto that  8) it'd be a fun cosplay meetup
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« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2007, 02:48:14 pm »
I was talking with someone I know who works at a Suncoast in Vancouver, and he let me know about another one of those anime days, where they have cosplay contests & anime is at a majorly huge discount price.  They're also going to decorate the anime section with tombstones (even though it's after Halloween) for Geneon & Pioneer.

The event is on Dec. 2!  (3 days before my 25th b-day!)

you should make this a birthday event then!

Thought about it, but I also have a Suncoast backstage pass, so with that, I can get a 25% discount (I think) on my birthday, so I can do BOTH!!!  (Or I can use the first one for buying Hannukah gifts!)
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Re: Geneon's US branch is gonna stop makeing dvds !!!!
« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2007, 12:07:32 am »
That's kind of disappointing and I'd love to spen more on anime, but it's an expensive hobby >_<. I've got that shoulder bag that says "Anime-Crack is Cheaper" and it's soooo true :P.

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Re: Geneon's US branch is gonna stop makeing dvds !!!!
« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2008, 09:03:13 am »
FYE has Genon DVD's Half off right now new(or least they did when i bought my chobits dvds)

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« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2008, 02:31:54 pm »
but they dont have any of the new animes  that havent been realease yet like Karin
i already have the older titals i want
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Re: Geneon's US branch is gonna stop makeing dvds !!!!
« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2008, 01:41:55 pm »
Funimation just rescued a bunch of Geneon titles.

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« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2008, 07:44:36 pm »
Good news for future stuff. Still sad the old stuff is even more expensive now though :(
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« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2008, 01:01:33 am »
yay, I really wasnt hopping after talking to some tokyo pop peeps at sakuracon but maybe i can finaly finish my Karin collection!!!
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