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NEWS: Kadokawa Corporation to Restructure, Dissolve Brand Companies




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pikopika



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:57 pm Reply with quote
I wonder if this is more good news, more bad news, or neither (good and bad). I don't know anything about business, lol! Anime exclamation
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Greed1914



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:08 pm Reply with quote
pikopika wrote:
I wonder if this is more good news, more bad news, or neither (good and bad). I don't know anything about business, lol! Anime exclamation


It seems fairly neutral to me. Obviously, it's not good to have to make adjustments due to a downturn in your particular market, but this doesn't come off as the company scrambling just to get by.
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FenixFiesta



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:24 pm Reply with quote
For the most part it sounds like "business as usual", especially in regards to consumer end of things, however if you are one of those being "pushed to retire" this might be the metaphorical "end of the world".
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jree78



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:54 pm Reply with quote
Just looks like the company is saving money to me.
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Mr. Oshawott



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:50 pm Reply with quote
I don't think there be much harm resulting from this dissolving. I think Kadokawa is just being frugal to stay afloat.
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Hoppy800



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 5:03 pm Reply with quote
Typical business procedures for the most part. As long as they don't turn Famitsu into a social gaming only magazine/gaming website everything will be fine, I need some place to have gaming coverage of Japan only fare on consoles and handhelds (although I don't trust their review scores).
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Kadmos1



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 5:50 pm Reply with quote
How well it will go for them only time will tell. I wonder if they are in such dire condition to do this.
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Wandering Samurai



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:08 pm Reply with quote
A bit disappointing that they are dissolving Kadokawa Shoten, but this is what happens when you have to try and stay alive in times like these when technology changes an industry, especially one related to printing and media.
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fencer_x



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:33 pm Reply with quote
Now I wonder what will happen to all of its manga counterparts, like Marukawa Shoten and Kadoyama Shoten lol.
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Kadmos1



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:35 pm Reply with quote
I remember that back in '09 there was a Kadokawa US branch that offered titles like Chrome Shelled Regios for licensing.
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Shiroi Hane
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:10 pm Reply with quote
Wandering Samurai wrote:
A bit disappointing that they are dissolving Kadokawa Shoten

Aren't they basically just lopping off the "Shoten"?

What surprises me is that they are keeping the ASCII Media Works brand.
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Hameyadea



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:44 am Reply with quote
I wonder how it'll affect the LN authors.
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