FUNimation and ADV are currently playing a legal game of he said/she said in their legal briefs, as they both accuse the other side of engaging in illegal actions over the course of these events. Of course, there is more than one side to the same story. Read on to see how both sides explain the breakup of ADV and a comparison of licensing costs.
In the ongoing lawsuit between FUNimation and ADV over ADV's dissolution and debts, ADV has decided to countersue as a third-party, claiming FUNimation is trying to monopolize the anime industry through illegal means. Read on for more details on ADV's counter...suit.
With the recent FUNimation vs. ADV, Sentai Filmworks, etc lawsuit, some may be wondering "How did this happen?" "How could ADV get into a position where they could owe FUNimation money?" "Is 8 million a realistic number?" Let's fill in a gap in history in a search for possible answers to these questions. Read on for a summary of how we got here, of the history between ADV and ARM that has gone unreported on.
ANN has reported that FUNimation is suing A.D. Vision owner John Ledford, ADV and the other companies related to ADV's breakup such as Sentai Filmworks and Section 23 for breach of contract and other things. Read on for more details.
Texas based North American anime distributor AD Vision Inc. (aka ADV Films) is suing Japanese anime production firm Gainax Co. Ltd (aka Gainax) over a dispute over whether they have acquired specific rights, including those to produce the long discussed live-action Evangelion film. More after the jump.