Bandai Entertainment Inc. Absolutely Agrees with Funimation Regarding Its Statements on Crunchyroll.com

Mar 12th 2008
March 11, 2008 (Cypress, CA) – Bandai Entertainment, INC. announced today that it echoes
Funimation's concerns over copyright infringement by sites that illegally stream anime.

Bandai Entertainment, INC. also informed the website crunchyroll.com to remove content that
infringed on its copyrights and furthermore has been working with licensors in Japan, educating
them about the pervasive illegal downloading and streaming of anime that has negatively
impacted the market. Bandai Entertainment absolutely agrees with Funimation's assertion that
this is an epidemic that will undermine the future of the anime business in Japan and the United
States.

Bandai Entertainment, INC. will continue to work with other U.S. companies and Japanese
licensors to fight against downloading and its negative impact on the US anime industry.



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About Bandai Entertainment, INC.
Bandai Entertainment, INC. is a subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings (USA) Inc. and the premier
distributor of Japanese animation on DVD and programming for television broadcast in North
America. Titles include Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Lucky Star, The Melancholy of
Haruhi Suzumiya, Cowboy Bebop, Outlaw Star, Escaflowne, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone
Complex, Gundam Seed Destiny, My Hime, and many more.

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