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Spastic Minnow
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 7:20 am Reply with quote
I guess I only really notice what I care about, so I only saw three to remove. Hayate the Combat Butler, Azumanga Daioh, and Strawberry Marshmallow. And I don't think Sony has ever let Paprika go out of print, still readily available at bargain prices.

I guess there might be a few to add
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:39 pm Reply with quote
Rukiia wrote:
It has been a while since WTK updated this thread. Lots of changes were made last year and for the first month of 2016. Think we could get an update on the list when you have the time WTK?

On my list of things to do. I will try to get it updated soon (maybe before February).

EDIT: almost done (will be done before February).


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:48 pm Reply with quote
Things that need removing or will eventually need to be removed...

ADV
-Angelic Layer- Rereleased by Sentai in November 2015.
-Azumanga Daioh- Back in print in April.
-Cromartie High School- Coming out through Discotek in April or May.
-Dai-Guard- Coming out in March via Discotek.

Bandai
-Hayate the Combat Butler- Recently re-released by Sentai.
-Zeta Gundam- Will be coming out through Rightstuf in the next few months.

Bandai Visual
-Gunbuster- Being released in May by Sentai.

Funimation
-When They Cry: Higurashi- Being re-released by Sentai in March.

Geneon
Lupin III: Part II- Will be re-released by Discotek.

Urban Vision
Wicked City- Coming out this Tuesday via Discotek.

Viz Media
-Boys Over Flowers- Being re-released via Discotek.

Warner Home Video

-First three Pokemon movies- Being re-released on February 9 via Viz Media.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:36 pm Reply with quote
http://www.funimation.com/forum/showthread.php?9781-Baccano!-is-expiring-and-will-be-removed-2-8-2016&p=74833&viewfull=1#post74833
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Our streaming rights to Baccano! are expiring. The show site and all videos, including the OVA, will be removed from Funimation.com and all Funimation streaming apps two weeks from today on February 8, 2016. We might be asked to remove the episodes sooner, so please watch this awesome show as soon as possible.

Watch it here --> www.funimation.com/shows/baccano/watch

Thank you!

http://www.funimation.com/forum/showthread.php?9781-Baccano!-is-expiring-and-will-be-removed-2-8-2016&p=74837&viewfull=1#post74837
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Yes, home video is included.


---EDIT---

And if you missed this last week...

http://www.funimation.com/forum/showthread.php?9754-PLEASE-Alert-Users-When-Streaming-Rights-Expire&p=74570&viewfull=1#post74570
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For Darker Than Black, I can confirm that Funimation no longer holds the home video or streaming license at this time. Thank you for your support of this title.

https://twitter.com/shawnekleckner/status/690244811593363456 (referring to S2)
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Is this sold out at wholesale now? FUNimation might have lost this with S1. FUNi Show Page=Nuked http://www.rightstufanime.com/Darker-Than-Black-Season-2-OVAs-DVD-Blu-ray-Complete-Set-Hyb-Anime-Classic

going out of print. Get one while you can.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:49 pm Reply with quote
OOP list is finally updated. Please let me know if there any additions/corrections.

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Reminder:
- Out of print titles doesn't automatically equate to license expiring! Sometimes re-stocking take time especially if it's close to the holiday season.
- Streaming titles expiring doesn't automatically equate to home video license expiring!

Notes:
- Titles from Aniplex (Japan): it may be a good idea to pick up catalog/older titles, they may have higher probability of going OOP
- Aniplex of America: Would AoA re-release Fate/Zero BD in the near future (1st set is OOP) sometime in 2016?
- Funimation: expect more catalog series (Aniplex or not) to go OOP especially the titles from the Sojitz deal
- Sentai Filmworks: Since the last update in March 2015, titles like Eyeshield 21, Ghost Sweeper Mikami, and Gintama were restocked. More restocking (per inquiry with S23) will be happening soon with titles like Guin Saga, Hell Girl: Two Mirrors, Hell Girl: Three Vessels, La corda d'oro: Primo Passo, Tears to Tiara, and Xam'd: Lost Memories.
- Viz Media: Honey & Clover & NANA may be going away (select sets OOP), but it's still streaming. Kekkaishi is heading OOP (no longer treaming as well). I would say the next catalog title watch out for is Buso Renkin.

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Some of the OOP changes since my last update in March 2015 (may not equate to home video license expiration):
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Discotek Media
- Crying Freeman
- DNAngel

Funimation
- Air (TV)
- Baccano! (DVD)
- Darker Than Black
- Jing King of Bandits: Seventh Heaven (OVA)
- Sasami: Magical Girls Club
- Sasami: Magical Girls Club Season 2

NIS America
- anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day (TV)
- Occult Academy
- Wagnaria!! (Season 1)
- Zakuro

RightStuf
- Gravitation (TV & OVA)

Viz Media
- Honey & Clover (set 1)
- Kekkaishi
- NANA (sets 2 & 3)
- Pokémon Movie 8: Lucario & the Mystery of Mew
- Pokémon Movie 9 Pokemon Ranger & Temple of the Sea
- Pokémon Movie 13: Zoroark: Master of Illusions
- Pokémon Movie 12: Arceus and the Jewel of Life
- Pokémon Movie 14: Black & White Double Feature

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OOP series that were license rescued since my last update in March 2015:
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Discotek Media
- Boys Over Flowers | was Viz Media
- Cromartie High School | was ADV Films
- Dai Guard | was ADV Films
- Getter Robo: Armageddon | was ADV Films
- Lupin the Third, Part 2 | was Geneon [incomplete]
- Lupin the Third: Voyage to Danger (special) | was Funimation
- Requiem From the Darkness | was Geneon
- Sonic X | was 4Kids/distributed by Funimation [incomplete]
- Wicked City | was Urban Vision

Funimation
- Noein: to your other self | was Manga Ent.
- Speed Racer | was Speed Racer Enterprises

Maiden Japan
- Gunbuster the Movie | was Bandai Visual USA

RightStuf
- Magic User's Club (OVA ) / Magic User's Club | was Media Blasters

Sentai Filmworks
- Angelic Layer | was ADV Films
- Azumanga Daioh (TV) | was ADV Films
- Hayate the Combat Butler | was Bandai Ent.
- Strawberry Marshmallow (TV) | was Geneon
- Vampire Hunter D OVA | was Urban Vision
- When They Cry - Higurashi (Season 1) | was Geneon

SUNRISE (distributed by RightStuf)
- Mobile Suit Gundam Wing | was Bandai Ent.
- Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam | was Bandai Ent.

Viz Media
- Pokémon - Johto Journeys | was Viz Media
- Pokémon: The First Movie (Mewtwo Strikes Back) | was Warner Home Video
- Pokémon: The Movie 2000 (The Power of One) | was Warner Home Video
- Pokémon 3: The Movie (Spell of the Unown) | was Warner Home Video

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Random weirdness or a sign of things to come?

Funimation Shop clearance section current lists select Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood releases without additional markdowns. The titles have been up for some time now (maybe around fall 2015).
- Fullmetal Alchemist: S1 DVD re-release, S2 DVD re-release, Premium OVA Collection
- Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood: Collection 1 (DVD or BD), Collection 2 (DVD or BD), OVA Collection BD/DVD, The Sacred Star of Milos (DVD or BD/DVD)

EDIT (current expiration dates @ Hulu):
- 3/31: http://www.hulu.com/fullmetal-alchemist-brotherhood
- 3/31: http://www.hulu.com/fullmetal-alchemist-the-conqueror-of-shamballa
- 7/31: http://www.hulu.com/fullmetal-alchemist

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...and for those that want check out what Aniplex titles are currently in-print and soon to be in-print:
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Aniplex of America
- Aldnoah.Zero (Seasons 1 & 2)
- anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day: The Movie
- Blast of Tempest
- Blue Exorcist (TV series & Movie)
- Durarara!!
- Durarara!!x2 (The First Arc / The Second Arc / ...)
- Expelled From Paradie <Aniplex>
- Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works] (Seasons 1 & 2)
- Fate/Zero (Seasons 2)
- Gurren Lagann (TV series & movies)
- Gyo: Tokyo Fish Attack!
- Kill la Kill
- Magi: The Kingdom of Magic / Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
- Monogatari Series - First Season (Bakemonogatari / Nisemonogatari / Nekomonogatari Black)
- Monogatari Series - Second Season (Nekomonogatari White / Kabukimonogatari / Hanamonogatari / Otorimonogatari / Onimonogatari / Koimonogatari)
- Monogatari Series - Final Season (Tsukimonogatari / ...)
- Nisekoi (Season 1)
- Oreimo (Seasons 1 & 2)
- Oreshura
- Persona4 the Golden ANIMATION
- Puella Magi Madoka Magica (TV series & movies)
- Servant x Service
- Silver Spoon (Seasons 1 & 2)
- Sword Art Online (S1, Extra Edition, S2)
- the Garden sinners -recalled out summer-
- The irregular at the magic high school
- Valvrave the Liberator (Seasons 1 & 2)
- Vividred Operation
- World Conquest Zveda Plot
- Your lie in April

Cinedigm
- Welcome to the Space Show (movie)

Funimation
- Birdy the Mighty Decode / Birdy the Mighty Decode:02 / The Cipher OVA
- Black Butler (Seasons 1, OVA, II, Book of Circus)
- Darker Than Black (Season 2 & OVA)
- Fullmetal Alchemist
- Fullmetal Alchemist: The Conqueror of Shamballa (movie)
- Fullmetal Alchmiest Premium Collection (OVA)
- Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (TV series & OVA)
- Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos (movie)
- Guilty Crown
- Sekirei / Sekirei Pure Engagement
- Shiki

NIS America
- Wagnaria!!2

RightStuf
- Sound of the Sky

Sentai Filmworks
- A-Channel
- Angel Beats!
- Guin Saga (will be re-stocked soon)
- Hell Girl: Two Mirrors / Hell Girl: Three Vessels (both will be re-stocked soon)
- Inuboku Secret Service
- La corda d'oro ~primo passo~ (will be re-stocked soon)
- Le Portrait de Petit Cossette (OVA)
- Mardock Scramble movie trilogy (The First Compression / The Second Combustion / The Third Exhaust)
- Night Raid 1931
- No.6
- PERSONA 4 The Animation
- Rurouni Kenshin: New Kyoto Arc (OVA)
- tsuritama
- Xam'd Lost Memories (ONA) (will be re-stocked soon)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:52 pm Reply with quote
Ggultra2764 wrote:
Bandai Visual
-Gunbuster- Being released in May by Sentai.

I won't be removing Gunbuster from the list. It's still unlicensed. The May release is Gunbuster the Movie (remix) and not Gunbuster (OVA). It's also from Maiden Japan and not Sentai Filmworks.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:31 pm Reply with quote
http://www.funimation.com/blog/2016/02/01/fullmetal-alchemist-brotherhood-and-fullmetal-alchemist-the-movie-conqueror-of-shamballa-streaminghome-video-rights-to-expire-binge-and-buy-before-this-classic-is-gone-for-good
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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and Fullmetal Alchemist The Movie – Conqueror of Shamballa Streaming/Home Video Rights To Expire—Binge and Buy Before This Classic is Gone for Good!
Posted by Lauren on 02/01/2016 at 8:16pm

Fullmetal Alchemist is, of course, one of THE most legendary anime of all time—and for good reason. Combining alchemical action, great humor, and a moving, truly universal story of loss, redemption and what it means to be human, the adventures of the Elric brothers have resonated with fans all over the world for over a decade. We laughed with them, we cried with them, but alas, all good things must come to an end.

We’ve received an outpouring of fan feedback asking for Funimation to let you know when titles are expiring from our home video and streaming catalog, so we are announcing today that Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and Fullmetal Alchemist The Movie – Conqueror of Shamballa will be expiring soon. Funimation licenses these rights for a limited time, after which they revert to the original Japanese license holder. After these dates, these titles will be removed from our streaming service on Funimation.com, and we will not be reprinting any more home video products.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood: expires March 31, 2016
Fullmetal Alchemist The Movie – Conqueror of Shamballa: expires March 31, 2016

What does this mean for you? If you want to keep this classic series and all of its installments in your collection permanently, be sure to buy your copies NOW before they’re gone for good. Out-of-print anime can go up in price significantly on the secondary market, with some titles going up to hundreds or even thousands of dollars, so lock in your collection at their current retail prices now.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Collections
Collection One Blu-ray
Collection One DVD
Collection Two Blu-ray
Collection Two DVD

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood broadcast 6 years after the original, Brotherhood was noteworthy for retelling the tale of Fullmetal Alchemist from the beginning, now faithfully adapting the entire story of Hiromu Arakawa’s legendary manga series.


Fullmetal Alchemist The Movie – Conqueror of Shamballa
Get the Movie Blu-ray today!

Conqueror of Shamballa follows up the events of the hit original series in a fascinating alternate universe that closely resembles our own. Revisiting many of the themes and conflicts of the original series, the film explores what happens to Ed and Al as two brothers separated by time and space but united by so much in the past.

For many years, we’ve been extremely honored and enjoyed working closely with Aniplex to bring this iconic anime franchise to you, so thank you for your support.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:14 pm Reply with quote
So Bacanno! Darker than Black S1 & S2 and now FMA:Brotherhood. Losing several shows at once.

Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:17 pm Reply with quote
^ Darker Than Black Season 2 is still streaming (expiring date was extended to 08/31/18; may be placeholder). Home video releases for now is still in print.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:10 pm Reply with quote
WTK wrote:
^ Darker Than Black Season 2 is still streaming (expiring date was extended to 08/31/18; may be placeholder). Home video releases for now is still in print.

I was pretty sure they took it down for streaming. Was it a mistake that they took it down? I guess they put it back up? I also thought Shawnee said that S2 was going OOP and to buy now if you were interested. I guess we'll see soon enough how much stock is on hand and how long the streaming will be up.

-As always thanks for providing the community with info WTK. It is appreciated.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:16 pm Reply with quote
Sadly, I think most of us saw the lost of rights to FMA - whether some or all of it - coming from a mile away. x.x All I can do is hope that the rest of taxes come in soon so I can get the rest of the series. I have the first two parts on DVD, but I might upgrade to the Blu-Ray. Don't know yet; guess whatever I can get my hands quick and cheap on will be better than nothing!
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I am confused, when did Rightstuf say they got Gundam Wing?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:21 pm Reply with quote
I see the Ranma 1/2 movies & OVA's on the list under Viz... I thought, now that they finished Ranma 1/2 TV on Blu-ray, that Viz was going to do the movies & OVA's on BD also... or am I mistaken?

Also hope Viz decides to throw us Moonies a bone & do the 3 SM Movies (R, S, SuperS) as a box set when they're ready to release them to BD...
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:29 pm Reply with quote
Rukiia wrote:
I am confused, when did Rightstuf say they got Gundam Wing?

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And this was revealed yesterday...
https://twitter.com/shawnekleckner/status/694226208507039744
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will the mobile suit zeta Gundam: a new translation movies be released on blu ray?

The movies will be on DVD only.



wmderemer wrote:
I see the Ranma 1/2 movies & OVA's on the list under Viz... I thought, now that they finished Ranma 1/2 TV on Blu-ray, that Viz was going to do the movies & OVA's on BD also... or am I mistaken?

It's not announced. It may hinge on how good the TV series is selling and/or material availability.
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I thought they said they were looking into Gundam Wing, not that they confirmed it.
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