News AnimEigo's Urusei Yatsura License Expires in September
posted on 2011-02-09 23:44 EST
The North American distributor AnimEigo announced on its website on Wednesday that it has been unable to renew its North American license to Urusei Yatsura, a television anime and animated film franchise based on Rumiko Takahashi's manga of the same name. The company will cease accepting orders for the franchise starting on September 30, but predicts that it will run out of stock prior to that date.
Urusei Yatsura is the second announced AnimEigo title to expire this year; in February, the company's license to Oh My Goddess expired. In April the company announced that it had been unable to acquire the latter 84 episodes of Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl. It released the first 40 episodes on DVD in 2008.