Universal Sony Home Pictures to Release Anime in Australia
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Posted 3/16/13 , edited 3/16/13
From Anime News Network (URL: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com.au/news/2013-02-18/universal-sony-home-pictures-to-release-anime-in-australia)

This is a rather strange surprise for Universal and Sony Australia and New Zealand joint venture to pick up anime. The current list is Shakugan no Shana (previously released by Madman Entertainment), A Certain Magical Index, Armitage III (previously released by Madman Entertainment), Haibane Renmei (previously released by Madman Entertainment), and Serial Experiments Lain (previously released by Madman Entertainment). Given that all of these titles are Geneon Universal Entertainment titles, and the fact that Universal Pictures owns part of this new AU/NZ licensing company, I'm starting to suspect that they're going to become the exclusive distributor of anime titles produced by Geneon Universal Entertainment (there are exceptions right now such as Hellsing Ultimate, Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, and Waiting in the Summer) and anime titles produced by Sony Pictures Entertainment (Samurai 7, Basilisk, Speed Grapher, Black Cat, Solty Rei, Witchblade, and Glass Fleet). Also given that all of these titles right now are Funimation titles (and also all of them were previously Geneon titles, which further supports the belief that they might become the exclusive distributor of anime titles produced by Geneon Universal Entertainment), this is starting to support my year-old conspiracy that originated out of an old Crunchyroll thread that NBCUniversal might buy Funimation.
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Posted 3/16/13 , edited 3/16/13
Australia sure has it good, the only Blu-Rays and such that the UK gets is when Madman or Kaze co-operate with Manga UK.
I would import it but my god the shipping costs from Australia to here are huge since you guys are literally the other side of the world from us.
I guess I will stick to US imports for my needs, but Australia actually gets quite a few titles that even the US don't have, or rather you have stuff that is out of print in the US but not out of print in Australia.
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Posted 3/16/13
@hickey1992: I'm talking about Universal/Sony's new joint venture entering the Anime Industry in the Australia/New Zealand market.
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