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ADV Films back from the dead???

Postby Henry88 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:25 pm

Rumor: Will the ADV Films label return from the dead?
http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2 ... m-the-dead
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Re: ADV Films back from the dead???

Postby Dr Kain » Wed Feb 25, 2015 2:34 am

I don't see any point honestly. They are now Sentai Filmworks.
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Re: ADV Films back from the dead???

Postby Henry88 » Wed Feb 25, 2015 2:46 pm

i would love to see them reform back in to ADV .
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Re: ADV Films back from the dead???

Postby O.Supreme » Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:24 pm

Dr Kain wrote:I don't see any point honestly. They are now Sentai Filmworks.


Actually their assets and anime/manga library has been split among several different companies
Sale of assets and dissolution[edit]

On September 1, 2009, ADV announced that it was selling off its assets,[5] including intellectual properties, its distribution arm and the Anime Network to four companies: Seraphim Studios, AEsir Holdings LLC, Valkyrie Media Partners LLC and SXION 23 LLC.[20] The impact of this sale on the company's plans to license and release new titles, is still not fully known, but the ADV brand name and logo have been retired. Anime News Network has reported that Seraphim Studios, Valkyrie Media Partners and SXION 23 are all corporations registered (initially filed) by Griffin D. Vance IV, who was ADV's senior vice president of business and legal affairs.[21]

The following companies all acquired assets from A.D. Vision:
Sentai Filmworks is the licensor company for acquiring Japanese anime into the North American market.
AEsir Holdings has licensed rights to most of ADV Films' former library of titles (some titles are licensed directly by Sentai Filmworks).
Seraphim Studios acquired Amusement Park Media, ADV's production studio, and it was renamed Seraphim Digital Studios.
Valkyrie Media Partners acquired the Anime Network. The network continues to operate as before the sale.
Section23 Films is a distributor and marketing company of Switchblade Pictures, Sentai Filmworks, Maiden Japan, and AEsir Holdings.


Unfortunately there are larger issues at play. ADV will never return, though the major players names can be found associated with several of the companies listed above. I see a huge shift overall, not just in Anime, but in Media altogether. I guess I am still old school wanting a physical form of media, but the industry is going more and more towards digital only, the good news is that items are becoming cheaper, easier, and quicker to obtain, the downside is the lack of quality of product overall.
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Re: ADV Films back from the dead???

Postby EricDent » Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:39 pm

They also added Kraken Releasing recently (that's who did those Godzilla Blu-Rays for Gigan, Sea Monster, and Smog Monster).
Another part of Section 23 is Maiden Japan who does more "niche" titles.

Personally I don't see physical media going away anytime soon.
DVDs are absurdly cheap to buy & make now, and Blu-Ray costs have dropped significantly.
There's talks of UHD Blu-Rays (4K stuff).
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Re: ADV Films back from the dead???

Postby Specium Ray » Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:13 am

There was just no more room in anime hell.
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