Useless Tenchi

Anime => Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-ohki => Topic started by: Kicksville on April 16, 2021, 12:29:31 AM

Title: "AIC, Toei Agency Sign Deal to Co-Own Megazone 23, Tenchi Muyo, etc"
Post by: Kicksville on April 16, 2021, 12:29:31 AM
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2021-04-16/aic-toei-agency-sign-deal-to-co-own-megazone-23-tenchi-muyo-other-classic-anime/.171765

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Anime production company AIC announced on Friday that it has concluded an agreement to transfer partial ownership of some of its existing copyrights to Toei Agency, with the two companies now sharing joint ownership. The intellectual properties that the two companies now share include the Megazone 23 franchise, Hades Project Zeorymer, Dangaioh, the Bubblegum Crisis franchise, the Gall Force franchise, and the Tenchi Muyo! franchise.


Both companies plan to develop new content for these properties, such as AIC's ongoing "Anime Reboot Projects" to celebrate AIC's 35th anniversary. Toei Agency will serve as the conduit for future business opportunities.

The Megazone 23 reboot project includes both Megazone 23 SIN — remaking both the Megazone 23 and Megazone 23 Part II original video anime — and the planned brand-new Megazone 23 XI sequel.

Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki Dai-4-Ki (Fourth Season), the fourth original video anime (OVA) project, debuted in 2016 as the first entry in the OVA franchise in 11 years since the last episode of the third OVA project debuted in 2005. The fifth season of the anime is ongoing, with the fifth and latest episode debuting on home video on February 26, and the sixth episode debuting on May 28. AIC has been developing a sequel of the Pretty Sammy spinoff.

I wonder if this helps or hurts the chances of more happening.
Title: Re: "AIC, Toei Agency Sign Deal to Co-Own Megazone 23, Tenchi Muyo, etc"
Post by: WarOmnimon on April 16, 2021, 07:48:26 AM
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2021-04-16/aic-toei-agency-sign-deal-to-co-own-megazone-23-tenchi-muyo-other-classic-anime/.171765

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Anime production company AIC announced on Friday that it has concluded an agreement to transfer partial ownership of some of its existing copyrights to Toei Agency, with the two companies now sharing joint ownership. The intellectual properties that the two companies now share include the Megazone 23 franchise, Hades Project Zeorymer, Dangaioh, the Bubblegum Crisis franchise, the Gall Force franchise, and the Tenchi Muyo! franchise.


Both companies plan to develop new content for these properties, such as AIC's ongoing "Anime Reboot Projects" to celebrate AIC's 35th anniversary. Toei Agency will serve as the conduit for future business opportunities.

The Megazone 23 reboot project includes both Megazone 23 SIN — remaking both the Megazone 23 and Megazone 23 Part II original video anime — and the planned brand-new Megazone 23 XI sequel.

Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki Dai-4-Ki (Fourth Season), the fourth original video anime (OVA) project, debuted in 2016 as the first entry in the OVA franchise in 11 years since the last episode of the third OVA project debuted in 2005. The fifth season of the anime is ongoing, with the fifth and latest episode debuting on home video on February 26, and the sixth episode debuting on May 28. AIC has been developing a sequel of the Pretty Sammy spinoff.

I wonder if this helps or hurts the chances of more happening.
The answer is "help". Toei is still very, very active with a large catalog of franchises. Pretty Cure, Super Sentai, and Kamen Rider don't go on break at all (Every season for those is literally a new entry in their franchises), One Piece is still going, and they also have Dragon Ball, Digimon, and Sailor Moon, though those aren't "keep it going, keep it going" like the 3 I mentioned are (Digimon is going right now, Dragon Ball and Sailor Moon are not). This is definitely one way to counter AIC's financial trouble, and I'm for it all the way. Especially if it means that most of the stuff that AIC tried to crowdfund will finally get off the ground. Come to think of it, this may also make it easier for us to see these franchises in video games and so forth given how many of Toei's properties have appeared in video games (Super Robot Taisen definitely comes to mind as a possible video game series for at least some of these to show up in).

On the other hand, I also noticed that El Hazard is not mentioned in the co-ownership deal, which means that we may have to press F to pay respects there...
Title: Re: "AIC, Toei Agency Sign Deal to Co-Own Megazone 23, Tenchi Muyo, etc"
Post by: Harls on April 16, 2021, 09:05:41 AM
Oh, I think they're included.
Every title AIC controls: http://www.aic-r.com/contents/  (in JP)

Of interest here: All Tenchi Muyo! series, Pretty Sammy, Dual, Photon, Sekishi Monogatari, all El-Hazard series.

I expect we'll see alternate storylines ala the new Battle Athletes.
Title: Re: "AIC, Toei Agency Sign Deal to Co-Own Megazone 23, Tenchi Muyo, etc"
Post by: Ryo-Okay on April 16, 2021, 11:11:42 AM
You know AIC is in bad shape when this partnership with Toei means animation quality will likely improve. This is actually really good news though.
Title: Re: "AIC, Toei Agency Sign Deal to Co-Own Megazone 23, Tenchi Muyo, etc"
Post by: Nonsuch Ned on April 16, 2021, 11:24:20 AM
Ai Tenchi, and the OVAs are the only thing AIC has lead-produced since... 2014? This Battle Athletes series is mainly produced by Seven.

Anything could help.
I just imagined the current animation team trying to do an action oriented Geminar series *shudder*

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/293328008423538690/750234645177565184/016_tenchi_animation_budget.gif)
Title: Re: "AIC, Toei Agency Sign Deal to Co-Own Megazone 23, Tenchi Muyo, etc"
Post by: WarOmnimon on April 17, 2021, 02:30:07 PM
You know AIC is in bad shape when this partnership with Toei means animation quality will likely improve. This is actually really good news though.
Agreed times infinity.
Oh, I think they're included.
Every title AIC controls: http://www.aic-r.com/contents/  (in JP)

Of interest here: All Tenchi Muyo! series, Pretty Sammy, Dual, Photon, Sekishi Monogatari, all El-Hazard series.

I expect we'll see alternate storylines ala the new Battle Athletes.
The thing there is...
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Anime production company AIC announced on Friday that it has concluded an agreement to transfer partial ownership of some of its existing copyrights to Toei Agency, with the two companies now sharing joint ownership. The intellectual properties that the two companies now share include the Megazone 23 franchise, Hades Project Zeorymer, Dangaioh, the Bubblegum Crisis franchise, the Gall Force franchise, and the Tenchi Muyo! franchise.
Note the use of "some" rather than "all", hence why I bolded "some" in that quote. Anything not explicitly mentioned there still has a question mark over it, including El Hazard. This has to be considered because as Ned mentioned, the Battle Athletes sequel is in Seven's hands. However, given that the deal includes Tenchi and Dangaioh, it's safe to assume that it also includes at least Pretty Sammy, Dual, Photon, Seikishi Monogatari, and G Dangaioh, as those are part of Tenchi (Sammy, Dual, Photon, and Seikishi) and Dangaioh (G) to begin with.

For those wondering which franchises are in Harls's link but, as I put it, still have question marks over them as to if Toei co-owns them now or not, those would be, in ABC order...

•AD Police
•Battle Athletes (Given what I mentioned above, it's likely that Toei didn't get this one)
•Burn-Up (Excess and Scramble are specifically mentioned in Harls's link)
•Daimajuu Gekitou: Hagane no Oni
•Detonator Orgun
•El Hazard (Definitely the one we need clarification on the most)
•Fight! Iczer One
•Gakuen Tokusou Hikaruon
•Genocyber
•Iczer Reborn
•Moldiver
•Riding Bean
•Sousei Kishi Gaiarth
•Vampire Princess Miyu

^ TLDR We still need official clarification as to whether these are included in the deal or not. We cannot assume that they are or aren't until it is spoken on.

On another note. Given how good Toei is at promoting their own stuff and so forth, it's actually possible for us to get an anniversary logo for Tenchi Muyo!'s 30th anniversary next year now. We didn't even get that for the 20th and 25th. I know we got an anniversary logo for the 10th anniversary (It was used when promoting GXP and OVA 3), but I can't remember if we got one for the 15th anniversary or not.
Title: Re: "AIC, Toei Agency Sign Deal to Co-Own Megazone 23, Tenchi Muyo, etc"
Post by: GP cadet 87 on April 18, 2021, 12:12:46 AM
This is good news to me. Toei may not be as consistently high quality as Bones, Madhouse or MAPPA. but they have resources that AIC needs, and they're obviously still high profile with good reason.

I would love to see sequels to Bumblegum Crisis and El-Hazard after all these years. It's ironic that I'm finally watching Wanderers and loving it.

Better AIC try to keep these great franchises going than have them (and the company) die off.
Title: Re: "AIC, Toei Agency Sign Deal to Co-Own Megazone 23, Tenchi Muyo, etc"
Post by: antvasima on April 22, 2021, 09:51:16 AM
Good news.

I hope that this means animating all of the Tenchi Muyo novels and throwing out the mess Nabeshin made of GXP, rather than more Tenchi in Tokyo- and Ai Tenchi Muyo-style spin-offs.
Title: Re: "AIC, Toei Agency Sign Deal to Co-Own Megazone 23, Tenchi Muyo, etc"
Post by: antvasima on April 22, 2021, 09:54:09 AM
On another note. Given how good Toei is at promoting their own stuff and so forth, it's actually possible for us to get an anniversary logo for Tenchi Muyo!'s 30th anniversary next year now. We didn't even get that for the 20th and 25th. I know we got an anniversary logo for the 10th anniversary (It was used when promoting GXP and OVA 3), but I can't remember if we got one for the 15th anniversary or not.
That would be nice to use for the front page of the wiki, if it is well designed.
Title: Re: "AIC, Toei Agency Sign Deal to Co-Own Megazone 23, Tenchi Muyo, etc"
Post by: WarOmnimon on April 24, 2021, 12:15:23 PM
That would be nice to use for the front page of the wiki, if it is well designed.
Pretty much. Toei is on top of anniversary logos like white on rice. Kamen Rider, Super Sentai, Pretty Cure, and Sailor Moon always get anniversary logos, for example. (Kamen Rider in particular also tends to get anniversary logos for specific seasons!) About the only anniversary in recent years that they didn't make an anniversary logo for last I checked is for the Dragon Ball anime's 35th anniversary this year (Though that's justified in that the Dragon Ball anime isn't running right now). Everything else, though? Yup, anniversary logo. Even the Ojamajo Doremi 20th anniversary two years ago got one, as did the Digimon Tamers 20th anniversary this year (Which is quite the pleasant surprise given Toei's bias towards Digimon Adventure).

For that reason, I'm sure we'll be getting a Tenchi Muyo! 30th anniversary logo next year. I'd say about an 85% chance.
Title: Re: "AIC, Toei Agency Sign Deal to Co-Own Megazone 23, Tenchi Muyo, etc"
Post by: antvasima on April 25, 2021, 07:54:27 AM
Okay. That is good.
Title: Re: "AIC, Toei Agency Sign Deal to Co-Own Megazone 23, Tenchi Muyo, etc"
Post by: WarOmnimon on April 25, 2021, 09:47:49 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/UzWs82K.png)
To put things into perspective, here's a quick collage I threw together of some (But not all) of Toei's anniversary logos from 2016 up until and including this year, including a couple of individual Kamen Rider season anniversary logos. The points I'm trying to make here are that Toei is on top of this kind of thing, and that if even franchises such as Ojamajo Doremi that aren't consistently active lately can get an anniversary logo from Toei, so can Tenchi. :)

Yes, I actually collect anniversary logos. You may now proceed to call me out for it if you feel inclined to do so.
Title: Re: "AIC, Toei Agency Sign Deal to Co-Own Megazone 23, Tenchi Muyo, etc"
Post by: antvasima on April 25, 2021, 06:27:57 PM
Well, let's hope for the best then.
Title: Re: "AIC, Toei Agency Sign Deal to Co-Own Megazone 23, Tenchi Muyo, etc"
Post by: RyannVonDoom on June 14, 2021, 11:36:25 PM
So excited for Gall Force to get some love, hopefully. Any more on this whole deal? Funimation took off the tenchiverse link and the DVD/blurays are selling out on their site.
Title: Re: "AIC, Toei Agency Sign Deal to Co-Own Megazone 23, Tenchi Muyo, etc"
Post by: WaitoKon on June 16, 2021, 03:04:04 PM
Things are changing hands, very intriguing  :eng101:
Title: Re: "AIC, Toei Agency Sign Deal to Co-Own Megazone 23, Tenchi Muyo, etc"
Post by: Nonsuch Ned on June 18, 2021, 10:30:17 AM
So excited for Gall Force to get some love, hopefully. Any more on this whole deal? Funimation took off the tenchiverse link and the DVD/blurays are selling out on their site.

Some of it may just be a repackaging thing.

Geminar is being released again BD-only under the "Classics" imprint next month.
Title: Re: "AIC, Toei Agency Sign Deal to Co-Own Megazone 23, Tenchi Muyo, etc"
Post by: RyannVonDoom on June 20, 2021, 04:23:10 PM
I truly hope so. The 200$ price tag for the OVAs and Movies each sucks.. Hopefully you're correct.
Title: Re: "AIC, Toei Agency Sign Deal to Co-Own Megazone 23, Tenchi Muyo, etc"
Post by: antvasima on June 24, 2021, 08:28:10 AM
If you do not want to download them, I think that you can find all of the Tenchi Muyo Ryo-Ohki episodes via Funimation's and Crunchyroll's streaming services.
Title: Re: "AIC, Toei Agency Sign Deal to Co-Own Megazone 23, Tenchi Muyo, etc"
Post by: RyannVonDoom on June 24, 2021, 09:21:02 PM
If you do not want to download them, I think that you can find all of the Tenchi Muyo Ryo-Ohki episodes via Funimation's and Crunchyroll's streaming services.

Yep. Got the yearly Funimation sub. I'm going back to getting physical media and want them. Had them on my wishlist for like 2 years lol.. Just didnt purchase. Hoping the prices go back to being reasonable or a new run is printed.
Title: Re: "AIC, Toei Agency Sign Deal to Co-Own Megazone 23, Tenchi Muyo, etc"
Post by: Nonsuch Ned on June 25, 2021, 10:25:34 AM
What I'm guessing is that they may want to combine 1, 2, & 3 in a new release but the dead stock of the "Ryo-Ohki" release is delaying such a repackaging. They don't want to sell off the old release at too much of a loss.
...but at the same time, who wants 3 without 1&2? So how do they hope to sell them?
Title: Re: "AIC, Toei Agency Sign Deal to Co-Own Megazone 23, Tenchi Muyo, etc"
Post by: RyannVonDoom on June 25, 2021, 01:51:02 PM
What I'm guessing is that they may want to combine 1, 2, & 3 in a new release but the dead stock of the "Ryo-Ohki" release is delaying such a repackaging. They don't want to sell off the old release at too much of a loss.
...but at the same time, who wants 3 without 1&2? So how do they hope to sell them?

Ryo-ohki is currently going for 11$ roughly. I know this because I bought it a week ago.  :spends:
Title: Re: "AIC, Toei Agency Sign Deal to Co-Own Megazone 23, Tenchi Muyo, etc"
Post by: Harls on June 26, 2021, 06:47:44 AM
I don't think they can combine them, since two different companies hold the licenses between them (1+2 with GeneonUniversal, and 3 with vap)
Title: Re: "AIC, Toei Agency Sign Deal to Co-Own Megazone 23, Tenchi Muyo, etc"
Post by: RyannVonDoom on June 26, 2021, 02:06:55 PM
So.. GXP has been removed from Funimation now. Was on there a couple weeks ago when I added it to my que. The OVA is only 13 episodes listed as well. War on Gemnar is there though.
Title: Re: "AIC, Toei Agency Sign Deal to Co-Own Megazone 23, Tenchi Muyo, etc"
Post by: Harls on June 27, 2021, 07:04:41 AM
"Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki" is the third OVA. It's there.
Title: Re: "AIC, Toei Agency Sign Deal to Co-Own Megazone 23, Tenchi Muyo, etc"
Post by: RyannVonDoom on June 27, 2021, 02:58:15 PM
"Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki" is the third OVA. It's there.

Oh. GXP is definitely gone.
Title: Re: "AIC, Toei Agency Sign Deal to Co-Own Megazone 23, Tenchi Muyo, etc"
Post by: Nonsuch Ned on June 27, 2021, 10:30:47 PM
I thought GXP was gone months ago. I forget the reasoning. Was  it back temporaily and now gone again?
Title: Re: "AIC, Toei Agency Sign Deal to Co-Own Megazone 23, Tenchi Muyo, etc"
Post by: RyannVonDoom on June 27, 2021, 11:34:57 PM
I thought GXP was gone months ago. I forget the reasoning. Was  it back temporaily and now gone again?

I put it on my que back in mid may and it had the episodes listed that I remember.
Title: Re: "AIC, Toei Agency Sign Deal to Co-Own Megazone 23, Tenchi Muyo, etc"
Post by: WaitoKon on June 28, 2021, 02:05:14 PM
Well the DVD box set of GXP is going for about twenty bucks at Right Stuf and Amazon...wait it's out of stock too.
Title: Re: "AIC, Toei Agency Sign Deal to Co-Own Megazone 23, Tenchi Muyo, etc"
Post by: RyannVonDoom on June 28, 2021, 05:14:16 PM
20$ on amazon for the SAVE edition.. Never actually watched it. so not sure i'd spend on it.
Title: Re: "AIC, Toei Agency Sign Deal to Co-Own Megazone 23, Tenchi Muyo, etc"
Post by: Harls on June 28, 2021, 05:39:17 PM
I thought GXP was gone months ago. I forget the reasoning. Was  it back temporaily and now gone again?

I put it on my que back in mid may and it had the episodes listed that I remember.

Huh. It should have been gone two years ago.

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-02-07/funimation-tenchi-muyo-gxp-anime-digital-rights-expire/.143081
Title: Re: "AIC, Toei Agency Sign Deal to Co-Own Megazone 23, Tenchi Muyo, etc"
Post by: RyannVonDoom on June 28, 2021, 09:04:20 PM
I thought GXP was gone months ago. I forget the reasoning. Was  it back temporaily and now gone again?

I put it on my que back in mid may and it had the episodes listed that I remember.

Huh. It should have been gone two years ago.

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-02-07/funimation-tenchi-muyo-gxp-anime-digital-rights-expire/.143081
Whoah. Guess I wasn't paying enough attention at the time. Is it terrible like War on Gemnar episode 1 is?  (edit) The series is on my que, but no episodes.
Title: Re: "AIC, Toei Agency Sign Deal to Co-Own Megazone 23, Tenchi Muyo, etc"
Post by: Harls on June 29, 2021, 06:18:21 AM
Is it terrible like War on Gemnar episode 1 is?

Ehh?!  :aaa:

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(edit) The series is on my que, but no episodes.

Yeah, they still offer the DVD's (though currently out-of-stock), so the show page exists.
The video streams ended two years ago.
My bad.
Title: Re: "AIC, Toei Agency Sign Deal to Co-Own Megazone 23, Tenchi Muyo, etc"
Post by: RyannVonDoom on June 29, 2021, 03:42:00 PM
Is it terrible like War on Gemnar episode 1 is?

Ehh?!  :aaa:

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(edit) The series is on my que, but no episodes.

Yeah, they still offer the DVD's (though currently out-of-stock), so the show page exists.
The video streams ended two years ago.
My bad.

Wasn't trying to correct you, just my thought process on what I saw before.
Title: Re: "AIC, Toei Agency Sign Deal to Co-Own Megazone 23, Tenchi Muyo, etc"
Post by: takahata on June 29, 2021, 03:46:46 PM
TOEI ANIMATION is the producer of two well known anime series.  The two series are Sailor Moon and Dragonball Z.  Both series have evolved into having their own sequels. as well as becoming franchises.  The Tenchi Muyo metafranchise and its sister series are going to be in good company.



 :Hek: :vrage: :Ryoko:
Title: Re: "AIC, Toei Agency Sign Deal to Co-Own Megazone 23, Tenchi Muyo, etc"
Post by: Harls on June 30, 2021, 01:13:24 AM

Wasn't trying to correct you, just my thought process on what I saw before.

Oh, no. Upon re-reading what I wrote, I didn't clearly say what I had intended.
Title: Re: "AIC, Toei Agency Sign Deal to Co-Own Megazone 23, Tenchi Muyo, etc"
Post by: RyannVonDoom on July 01, 2021, 04:29:15 PM

Wasn't trying to correct you, just my thought process on what I saw before.

Oh, no. Upon re-reading what I wrote, I didn't clearly say what I had intended.

Gotcha. I'm too new here to insult anyone anyway haha. Thanks for the input.
Title: Re: "AIC, Toei Agency Sign Deal to Co-Own Megazone 23, Tenchi Muyo, etc"
Post by: Dreamr on August 02, 2021, 05:32:57 PM
Toei is one of the few companies AIC could sell to that I have no concerns about. I'm far more concerned about western distributors.
Oh, did I see Iczer Reborn in that list? Everyone on this forum should give that a watch at least once. Once you have, you'll understand why.
[spoiler]Something about a genius scientist that created the Iczers, one of whom is an innocent younger girl with long, spiky cyan hair and golden eyes that can fly, walk through walls, teleport, has super-strength, and fights with an energy sword (2 actually) and by shooting energy beams. Check the credits. You'll see a familiar name there.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: "AIC, Toei Agency Sign Deal to Co-Own Megazone 23, Tenchi Muyo, etc"
Post by: WarOmnimon on August 04, 2021, 07:00:02 PM
TOEI ANIMATION is the producer of two well known anime series.  The two series are Sailor Moon and Dragonball Z.  Both series have evolved into having their own sequels. as well as becoming franchises.  The Tenchi Muyo metafranchise and its sister series are going to be in good company.



 :Hek: :vrage: :Ryoko:
Aside from Dragon Ball and Sailor Moon, Toei Animation is also responsible for Digimon, One Piece, Pretty Cure, Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai, Saint Seiya, Transformers G1 (The Japan-only sequels included), Kinnikuman (Of which Kinnikuman Nisei was released here as Ultimate Muscle), GoLion, Dairugger XV (These two are the anime that Voltron is based on), Tiger Mask (All 3 iterations), GeGeGe no Kitaro, Ojamajo Doremi, Toriko, World Trigger, and so forth. And beyond anime, they're also responsible for Kamen Rider and Super Sentai (Which has been adapted into the various seasons of Power Rangers since it started, but word going around is that will no longer be the case once Dino Fury wraps up).

Good company is an understatement here, LOL. :)
Toei is one of the few companies AIC could sell to that I have no concerns about. I'm far more concerned about western distributors.
Same on both fronts. Though given how much of Toei's recent stuff has been put up on streaming services (Seasons of PreCure have been legally coming over to streaming services gradually with the current seasons getting same day releases as Japan, and Toei is even making steps to push Kamen Rider in the west now; both of these can be considered as "hell has frozen over" type situations to varying degrees given the western licenses and so forth that prevented PreCure and Kamen Rider from coming over in the past), I don't think that western distribution issues should be nearly as much a concern as they would have been a few years ago.
Title: Re: "AIC, Toei Agency Sign Deal to Co-Own Megazone 23, Tenchi Muyo, etc"
Post by: RyannVonDoom on August 21, 2021, 12:56:28 AM
So what does this all mean for Funimation and the future of Tenchi?
Title: Re: "AIC, Toei Agency Sign Deal to Co-Own Megazone 23, Tenchi Muyo, etc"
Post by: Ryo-Okay on August 21, 2021, 11:53:07 AM
So what does this all mean for Funimation
I'm pretty sure Funi didn't renew the license, so it means nothing to them.
Title: Re: "AIC, Toei Agency Sign Deal to Co-Own Megazone 23, Tenchi Muyo, etc"
Post by: antvasima on August 22, 2021, 12:15:34 PM
Aren't Funimation and Crunchyroll supposed to merge via a recent business deal, or do I misremember?
Title: Re: "AIC, Toei Agency Sign Deal to Co-Own Megazone 23, Tenchi Muyo, etc"
Post by: Harls on August 23, 2021, 10:50:37 AM
Yes.
Sony just closed on the deal a week or two ago.
Right now the licenses status's are unchanged.
Title: Re: "AIC, Toei Agency Sign Deal to Co-Own Megazone 23, Tenchi Muyo, etc"
Post by: antvasima on August 25, 2021, 02:53:23 PM
Okay. Thank you for the information.
Title: Re: "AIC, Toei Agency Sign Deal to Co-Own Megazone 23, Tenchi Muyo, etc"
Post by: antvasima on August 25, 2021, 02:58:57 PM
I am worried about that this will allow Sony to censor and control the content of the vast majority of anime series though. They are already doing that to video games since they moved their main office to California, and are selling far worse in Japan because of it.
Title: Re: "AIC, Toei Agency Sign Deal to Co-Own Megazone 23, Tenchi Muyo, etc"
Post by: RyannVonDoom on September 08, 2021, 01:40:46 PM
The merger happened August 9th. Wonder how things are going to go from here.
Title: Re: "AIC, Toei Agency Sign Deal to Co-Own Megazone 23, Tenchi Muyo, etc"
Post by: WarOmnimon on September 14, 2021, 04:56:34 PM
I am worried about that this will allow Sony to censor and control the content of the vast majority of anime series though. They are already doing that to video games since they moved their main office to California, and are selling far worse in Japan because of it.
There actually isn't a reason to panic about that. Sony Computer Entertainment's main office is in California, yes, but the offices for Sony's other divisions (Such as those involved with anime) are still in Japan. This is something that I have seen mentioned many times when other people have voiced the same concern. Unless those divisions also move to California for whatever reason (Which shouldn't happen), this won't affect anime.

Granted, it certainly doesn't change the fact that what SCE is doing to a lot of Japanese developed video games on PlayStation platforms (Which is why so many Japanese third parties have at least partially jumped ship to Nintendo lately; heck, even Aquaplus, who were super loyal to Sony since day one until this whole debacle, has actually put out a game on the Switch by this point, specifically Dokapon UP!) is completely unfair... but that would be going off-topic.