News Funimation Clarifies Status of Negima, Romeo × Juliet
posted on 2008-03-21 04:39 EDT
Negima OVAs' license confirmed; Romeo x Juliet still unlicensed for N. America
The North American distributor Funimation has clarified with ANN the licensing status of Mahou Sensei Negima! OVA Haru (pictured at right), Mahou Sensei Negima! OVA Natsu, and Romeo × Juliet anime titles. The company has confirmed that it does have the North American rights to both of the Negima! videos. These videos recount side stories with the magic students of Mahora Academy's Class 2-A. Funimation also confirmed that the Romeo × Juliet television re-imagining from the Gonzo anime studio still "has not yet been licensed to a local distributor in North America." The issues regarding these titles' licensing were raised in an earlier ANN news piece. Funimation reaffirmed that Gonzo asked Funimation to monitor and take action against unauthorized distribution of GONZO's titles as part of their longstanding relationship.