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NEWS: Bandai Namco Makes Takeover Bid for Gundam Sponsor Sotsu




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RommieSG



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:41 pm Reply with quote
All Gundam under one roof is a good thing, no?
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GNPixie



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:26 am Reply with quote
RommieSG wrote:
All Gundam under one roof is a good thing, no?


Not when Sotsu does more than Gundam.
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PMDR



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:37 pm Reply with quote
It makes sense from Bandai Namco's perspective. Sotsu's website says they act as a middleman between the TV station, sponsor, production committee and the animation contractor. For other IP, Bandai itself IS also all those things except being the TV station part. Except on Gundam, when Sotsu steps into the middle. I wonder if Bandai the sponsor has to go through Sotsu to talk to Bandai the production committee and Bandai (Sunrise) the animation company.

Owning it all could let Bandai work faster and cheaper and with a lot more control.

The main downside or at least unknown side, is how Bandai will do the other things Sotsu does for things that are not Gundam and also not owned by Bandai. Bandai is big enough to absorb it and figure it out if they need to.
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