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NEWS: Media Blasters Lays Off 60% of Its Staff


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wandering-dreamer



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:04 pm Reply with quote
Augh, and it was just looking like they were doing better too! Guess it's time to start worrying about collecting their titles again too....
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Mario1234567



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:04 pm Reply with quote
I knew they were next!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:09 pm Reply with quote
Mario1234567 wrote:
I knew they were next!


What? You want a cookie? People are losing their jobs here.

Goddamn it...
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The Mad Manga Massacre



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:14 pm Reply with quote
Wow and not long after Bandai's decision to leave the industry too.
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Mario1234567



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:14 pm Reply with quote
I'd feel more sorry if they weren't holding Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei Hostage.... They weren't doing anything anyway. Getting paid to sit at a desk and do nothing.
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Mc-Taz



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:15 pm Reply with quote
Seriously, not cool. I hope they are able to continue to publish anime and their various other brands! It would really suck to lose another distributor here in the US market.
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superdry



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:17 pm Reply with quote
Boo. That sucks. So, either Media Blaster is tightening their purse strings now as a pre-emptive measure or sales of their titles haven't been too hot across the board lately.

Not that I am going to disagree with any one, but I remember some people mentioning MB should be fine due to their live-action movies since that's where they make their money. Maybe not?
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Shenl742
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:17 pm Reply with quote
Mario1234567 wrote:
I'd feel more sorry if they weren't holding Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei Hostage.... They weren't doing anything anyway. Getting paid to sit at a desk and do nothing.


They haven't released ONE series yet and you think they should start failing? Disproportionate retribution much?

And I like how you think they're getting paid for "doing nothing" as if you were there. That's good, you just keep doing that.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:19 pm Reply with quote
Mario1234567 wrote:
I'd feel more sorry if they weren't holding Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei Hostage.... They weren't doing anything anyway. Getting paid to sit at a desk and do nothing.


Ugh. Nobody wants to hear it, Mario. Get out, all you do is derail.
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Mario1234567



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:21 pm Reply with quote
@Shenl742

Ok I will. I call it like i see it. I would prfer if NIS Drops dead before MB. Sentai Filmworks,FUNimation and Viz Media is all we need here in America
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Fronzel



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:21 pm Reply with quote
Shenl742 wrote:
Mario1234567 wrote:
I'd feel more sorry if they weren't holding Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei Hostage.... They weren't doing anything anyway. Getting paid to sit at a desk and do nothing.


They haven't released ONE series yet and you think they should start failing? Disproportionate retribution much?

What are you talking about? Media Blasters has been releasing anime for years.
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The King of Harts



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:23 pm Reply with quote
Not to sound selfish, but I was really looking forward to them potentially releasing Queen's Blade Rebellion. I mean, they still can, but a dubbed BD sounds a little less likely. Unless, of course, the first two seasons did gangbusters, because then I'd imagine it'd be an easy decision to give it the "Star" treatment like the other two.
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Shenl742
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:24 pm Reply with quote
Fronzel wrote:
Shenl742 wrote:
Mario1234567 wrote:
I'd feel more sorry if they weren't holding Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei Hostage.... They weren't doing anything anyway. Getting paid to sit at a desk and do nothing.


They haven't released ONE series yet and you think they should start failing? Disproportionate retribution much?

What are you talking about? Media Blasters has been releasing anime for years.


"One series that you want" I mean
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:27 pm Reply with quote
This is sad to hear, I hope this won't hurt them badly. This is not how I want the anime industry to start off the new year.
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bravetailor



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:29 pm Reply with quote
Happy New Year anime fans! The anime industry is dying in North America! Confused
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