ADV Films UK Switches from US-Run Office to UK Partner

posted on 2008-01-22 13:55 EST
During transition, 12 titles are placed on hiatus in UK while more are on warehouse sale

ADV Films has notified its retail distributors in the United Kingdom that it is "transitioning its UK operations from a US-run office outsourcing to retail partners, to a partnership with a yet-to-be-named local home entertainment group." Funimation is already running a similar arrangement in which it partners with a British firm (Revelation Films) to distribute its titles in the United Kingdom — thus removing the need for its own office in the country. During ADV Films's ongoing negotiations for a Brititsh partner, the sales and distribution of the following titles are being placed on hiatus in the United Kingdom:

  • Pumpkin Scissors
  • The Wallflower
  • Ah! My Goddess Series 2: Flights of Fancy
  • 009-1
  • Red Garden
  • Innocent Venus
  • Kurau Phantom Memory
  • Utawarerumono
  • Paniponi Dash
  • Guyver: The Bio-boosted Armor
  • Le Chevalier D'Eon
  • Coyote Ragtime Show
  • Jinki: Extend

ADV Films UK is also running a warehouse sale of many of its other titles:

  • Area 88
  • Angelic Layer
  • Aquarian Age
  • Azumanga Daioh
  • King of Bandit Jing
  • Chrono Crusade
  • Cromartie High School
  • Colorful
  • Dai-Guard
  • DNAngel
  • Divergence Eve
  • Excel Saga
  • Full Metal Panic! & Fumoffu
  • New Fist of the North Star
  • Get Backers
  • Gilgamesh
  • Gravion
  • Kino's Journey
  • Rune Soldier
  • Last Exile
  • Madlax
  • Mahoromatic
  • Mezzo
  • MazinKaiser
  • Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi
  • Najica
  • Noir
  • Peacemaker
  • Pretear
  • RahXephon
  • Samurai Gun
  • Shadow Skill
  • You're Under Arrest
  • Yugo the Negotiator
  • Zaion

Notably, the license for Colorful, Dai-Guard, Excel Saga, and You're Under Arrest are said to be expiring at the end of January.

Source: Anime-On-Line via Anime UK News

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