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Bandai Entertainment

Founded as "Anime Village" in 1999, Bandai is one of the leading North American anime companies.
Bandai Entertainment Inc. (BEI), a subsidiary of Bandai America Incorporated, is the North America anime licensing and distribution arm of the world's third largest toy company, Bandai Co., Ltd
Although Bandai Co., Ltd is involved through its subsidiaries in the production of many anime titles, BEI does not limit itself to the distribution of Bandai only titles. They have introduced to North America many titles that their parent company was completly uninvolved with.
On November 23, 2011, Bandai Entertainment announced it would be closing its online store on December 29th. Later, on January 3, 2012, it was announced that Bandai Entertainment would stop releasing new Blu-rays, DVDs, and manga, with multiple releases cancelled. Their final new releases released on February 7, 2012. On August 31, 2012, it was announced that Bandai Entertainment would stop shipping products to retailers, with the last date for retailers to order being November 15th. This was in preparation for Bandai to shut down their publishing and distribution business on March 1, 2013.
Originally, the company was not affiliated with Bandai Visual USA, but on May 23, 2008, Bandai Namco Holdings announced the merger of both companies on July 1, with Bandai Visual USA's assets to be liquidated by September.
News: Show:
Otakon 2013 - Funimation (Aug 10, 2013)
Otakon 2013 - Crunchyroll (Aug 10, 2013)
Sunrise Panel (Oct 15, 2011)
Sunrise Industry Panel (Jul 30, 2011)
Aniplex of America Panel (Jul 29, 2011)
Otakon 2011 (Jul 29, 2011)
Bandai Entertainment (Jul 23, 2011)
Bandai Entertainment (Oct 9, 2010)
Anime Expo 2008 Preview (Jul 1, 2008)
Anime Central 2008 (May 20, 2008)
New York Comic Con (Apr 18, 2008)
Bandai Entertainment (Mar 22, 2008)
Bandai Entertainment (Dec 9, 2007)
More Haruhi Suzumiya News (Dec 24, 2006)
Takashi Shimizu in LA (Oct 11, 2006)
Bandai Anime Licenses (Jul 3, 2006)
Eureka 7 Website (Mar 3, 2006)
Hoop Days Collection (Feb 15, 2006)
Diamond April Solicits (Jan 26, 2006)
Bandai Games Name Change (Dec 26, 2005)
Avengers DVD Release (Nov 30, 2005)
Bandai January DVDs (Oct 14, 2005)
Eureka 7 English Trailer (Oct 5, 2005)
New titles from Bandai (Sep 8, 2005)
Errata: BEI not BAI (Aug 30, 2005)
Avenger Price Increase (Aug 5, 2005)
IGPX Website (Jul 8, 2005)
New Bandai Licenses (Jul 2, 2005)
Hikaru no Go Licensed? (May 31, 2005)
Bandai Profits Down (May 11, 2005)
More Anime on UMD (Apr 20, 2005)
New Bandai Releases (Apr 15, 2005)
Di Gi Charat Nyo Delayed (Mar 25, 2005)
Bandai June Releases (Mar 7, 2005)
Overman King Gainer Site (Feb 26, 2005)
ICv2 Anime Award 2004 (Jan 13, 2005)
New Bandai Releases (Dec 2, 2004)
Bandai Warehouse Woes (Oct 25, 2004)
Gundam Update (Sep 16, 2004)
Gundam Release Changes (Sep 15, 2004)
Bandai December Releases (Sep 15, 2004)
New Bandai Titles (Aug 25, 2004)
More Anime for Canada? (Aug 10, 2004)
Metrocon (Aug 5, 2004)
New Bandai acquisitions (Jul 31, 2004)
Anime Expo - Main Events (Jul 19, 2004)
Bandai Cosplay at AX (Jun 29, 2004)
Bandai Entertainment (Apr 22, 2004)
Broccoli USA (Apr 22, 2004)
Manga Entertainment (Apr 22, 2004)
Gundam Seed Announced (Feb 17, 2004)
Bandai Announces CDs (Feb 3, 2004)
Bandai Stirs Up Catalog (Jan 7, 2004)
Trailers a Plenty (Dec 24, 2003)
Yukikaze Trailer online (Dec 22, 2003)
Bandai Entertainment (Sep 1, 2003)
Overview - Industry (Jul 21, 2003)
Final Thoughts (Jul 21, 2003)
ComicCon 2003 (Jul 10, 2003)
.hack//ENEMY CCG (Jun 19, 2003)
Changing Street Dates (Jun 16, 2003)
Infinite Ryvius Plushie (Jun 10, 2003)
Scryed Website (Jun 3, 2003)
A-Kon News (Jun 1, 2003)
Anime Expo Guests (May 29, 2003)
Junkers Come Here website (May 21, 2003)
New Release Dates (Apr 24, 2003)
Yet More Anime at Metreon (Mar 26, 2003)
ACen 2001: Bandai (Mar 26, 2003)
New Bandai Website (Feb 4, 2003)
.Hack Details (Jan 23, 2003)
Zeta Gundam Toys (Jan 10, 2003)
Melty Lancer 1 delayed (Jan 4, 2003)
Anime at Mipcom (Oct 7, 2002)
Arjuna Website (Oct 4, 2002)
Argentosoma in February (Oct 3, 2002)
.hack Details (Sep 28, 2002)
Oscar for Escaflowne? (Sep 26, 2002)
Onegai Teacher Licensed (Aug 3, 2002)
Otakon 2002: Bandai Panel (Jul 29, 2002)
Escaflowne DVD response (Jul 26, 2002)
AX 2002: Bandai Panel (Jul 10, 2002)
Jerry Chu's A-Kon Journal (Jun 13, 2002)
Bandai Titles at AX (Jun 11, 2002)
Midnight Run Contest (Apr 22, 2002)
Tsukikage Ran Process (Apr 19, 2002)
Bandai Licences Kikaider (Feb 11, 2002)
More Escaflowne Theatres (Feb 7, 2002)
Gundam DVD news (Oct 29, 2001)
Bandai Release Dates (Oct 24, 2001)
Metreon Anime Festival (Oct 9, 2001)
Otakon 2001 Report! (Aug 12, 2001)
Bandai Interview (Jul 2, 2001)
Big O Day (Jun 22, 2001)
Bandai Job Opportunity (Apr 6, 2001)
Love Hina Acquired! (Mar 30, 2001)
Gundam Wing DVD Glitches (Feb 10, 2001)
Bandai future releases (Jan 11, 2001)
Gundam News from AKA KON (Dec 2, 2000)
Upcoming Bandai Titles (Nov 10, 2000)
Anime Newsbriefs: (Aug 30, 2000)
Otakon 2000 Report (Aug 8, 2000)
Comic-Con News Tidbits (Jul 22, 2000)
Anime Expo 2000 Day 1 (Jul 8, 2000)
Bandai Website Launch (Mar 20, 2000)
Gundam Wing Starts (Mar 6, 2000)
News Briefs (Feb 6, 2000)
Gundam Wing Details (Feb 5, 2000)
Press Releases: Show:
Bandai Cosplay at AX (Jun 29, 2004)
Wizard World Los Angeles (Mar 4, 2004)
Bandai at Comicon (Jul 13, 2003)
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Gundam UC Model Give-Away (Apr 15, 2011)
Hey, Answerman! (May 15, 2010)
Hey, Answerman! (Jan 8, 2010)
Shelf Life - Magic 200 (Feb 2, 2009)
Buried Treasure - Eat-Man (Feb 28, 2008)
Hey, Answerman! (Jul 13, 2007)
Hey, Answerman! (Feb 17, 2006)
Ms. Answerman: The Island (Jul 26, 2005)
Special Thanks (Jul 19, 2004)
Project: New Future (Jul 19, 2004)
Shelf Life (Feb 2, 2003)
2002 - Industry Review (Jan 27, 2003)
Shelf Analysis (Jan 19, 2003)
Shelf Life (Dec 23, 2002)
Answerman: Hasshin! (Jan 14, 2001)
Escaflowne on Fox (Aug 12, 2000)
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Anime which this company has licensed:
Agent Aika (OAV) (2007 license renewal)
AIKa R-16: Virgin Mission (OAV)
AIKa: Special Trial (OAV) (Expired)

Akira (movie) (2011; expired)

Android Kikaider - The Animation (TV)
Angel Links (TV)
Angel Tales (TV)
Argento Soma (TV)
Arjuna (TV)
Avenger (TV)
AWOL - Absent WithOut Leave (TV)

Ayakashi Ayashi: Ayashi Divine Comedy (OAV) (Expired)

Banner of the Stars (TV)
Banner of the Stars II (TV)
Betterman (TV)
(The) Big O (TV)
Blue Comet SPT Layzner (TV) (unreleased; expired)

Blue Submarine No.6 (OAV)
Brain Powered (TV)
Carried by the Wind: Tsukikage Ran (TV)
CLAMP School Detectives (TV)
Clockwork Fighters Hiwou's War (TV)
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (manga)
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (TV)
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Knight (manga)
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Queen (manga)
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 (TV)
Code Geass: Nightmare of Nunnally (manga)
Code Geass: Renya of the Darkness (manga)
(Release cancelled; Expired)
Code Geass: Suzaku of the Counterattack (manga)
Code Geass: Tales of an Alternate Shogunate (manga)
Cowboy Bebop (TV)
Crest of the Stars (TV)
Cutie Honey (live-action movie)
D.I.C.E. (TV)
Dan Doh!! (TV)
Di Gi Charat Nyo (TV)
(The) Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (movie)
Don't Leave Me Alone, Daisy (TV)
Dragon Drive (TV)
Eat-Man (TV)
Eat-Man '98 (TV)
Ehrgeiz (TV)
Escaflowne: The Movie
Eureka Seven (manga)
Eureka Seven (TV)
Eureka Seven - good night, sleep tight, young lovers (movie)
Eureka Seven: Gravity Boys & Lifting Girl (manga)
Fancy Lala (TV)
Fantastic Children (TV)
Fighting Fairy Girl Rescue Me Mave-chan (OAV)
Flag (ONA)
Future GPX Cyber Formula (TV)
G-Saviour (live-action TV movie)
Galaxy Angel (TV)
Galaxy Angel A (TV)
Galaxy Angel S (special)
Galaxy Angel X (TV)
Galaxy Angel Z (TV)
Geneshaft (TV)
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (movie) (Music Videos)

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (TV)
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Individual Eleven (OAV)
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - The Laughing Man (OAV)
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG (TV)
Ghost Slayers Ayashi (manga)
Ghost Slayers Ayashi (TV)
(The) Girl Who Leapt Through Space (TV)
(The) Girl Who Leapt Through Time (movie) (Expired)
Gosick (TV)
(Release cancelled; Expired)
Gurren Lagann (manga)
Gurren Lagann (TV) (2008)
.hack//G.U. Trilogy (movie)
.hack//GIFT (OAV)

.hack//Intermezzo (OAV)
.hack//Legend of the Twilight (TV)
.hack//Liminality (OAV)
.hack//Roots (TV)
.hack//SIGN (TV)
.hack//Unison (OAV)
Haunted Junction (TV)
Hayate the Combat Butler (TV)
Hoop Days (TV)
Immortal Grand Prix (TV)
Immortal Grand Prix (TV 2)
Infinite Ryvius (TV)
Jin-Roh - The Wolf Brigade (movie)
Jubei-Chan The Ninja Girl - Secret of the Lovely Eyepatch (TV)
Junkers Come Here (movie)
K-ON! (TV)
Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens (manga)
Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens (TV)
Kaze no Yojimbo (TV)
Kikaider-01: The Animation (OAV)
Kurokami The Animation (TV)
Legendary Armor Samurai Troopers (TV)
(Expired) (2001)
Love Hina (TV)
Love Hina Again (OAV)
Love Hina Spring Special - I Wish Your Dream
Love Hina X'mas Special - Silent Eve
Lucky Star (manga by K Yoshimizu)
Lucky Star (TV) (Expired)
Lucky Star Boo Boo KagaBoo (manga)
(Release cancelled; Expired)
Lucky Star OVA
Magical Meow Meow Taruto (TV)
Mars Daybreak (TV)
(The) Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (TV) (Latin America)
(Brazil Portuguese)  (Expired) (2009)
(The) Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (TV 2009 renewal)
(The) Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya (ONA)
Meltylancer: The Animation (OAV)
Mobile Fighter G Gundam (TV)
Mobile Suit Gundam (TV)
Mobile Suit Gundam - The Movie Trilogy
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 (manga by Kōzō Ōmori)
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 (TV)
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 2nd.Season (manga by Kōzō Ōmori)
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season (TV)
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie: A Wakening of the Trailblazer
Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket (OAV)
Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory (OAV)
Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory - The Mayfly of Space 1 (OAV) (Expired)

Mobile Suit Gundam 00F (manga)
Mobile Suit Gundam 00I (manga)
(Release cancelled; Expired)
Mobile Suit Gundam F91 (movie)
Mobile Suit Gundam Seed (TV)
Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny (TV)
Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny Final Plus: The Chosen Future (OAV)
Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny Special Edition (OAV)
Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Special Edition
Mobile Suit Gundam UC (OAV)
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing (TV)
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz (OAV)
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz Special Edition (movie)
Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack (movie)
Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team (OAV)
Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team, Miller's Report (movie)
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (TV)
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A New Translation (movies)
Monkey Magic (TV)
My-HiME (TV)
My-Otome (TV)
My-Otome 0~S.ifr~ (OAV)
My-Otome Zwei (OAV)
Nichijou (manga)
(expired) (Release cancelled)
Nichijou - My Ordinary Life (TV)
(expired) (Release cancelled)
Nyoron! Churuya-san (ONA)
Outlaw Star (TV)
Overman King Gainer (TV)
Passage of the Stars - Birth (special)
Pilot Candidate (TV)
Planetes (TV)
Please Teacher! (OAV)
Please Teacher! (TV)
Please Twins! (OAV)
Please Twins! (TV)
(The) Red Spectacles (live-action movie) (Expired)

Robonimal Panda-Z: The Robonimation (TV)
Rocket Girls (TV)
Ronin Warriors: Gaiden (OAV)
Ronin Warriors: Legend of the Inferno Armor (OAV)
Ronin Warriors: Message (OAV)
S-CRY-ed (TV)
Saber Marionette J (TV)
Saber Marionette J Again (OAV)
Saber Marionette J to X (TV)
Saber Marionette R (OAV) (Expired)

Samurai Champloo (TV) (Film manga)

Scrapped Princess (TV)
SD Gundam Force (TV)
Silent Möbius (TV)
Silent Möbius: The Motion Picture
Silent Möbius: The Motion Picture 2
Sola (TV) (Expired)

Spirit of Wonder Scientific Boys Club (OAV)
Star Driver (TV)
Stratos 4 (OAV)
Stratos 4 (TV)
Stray Dog (live-action movie)
Sword of the Stranger (movie)
Tachikomatic Days (OAV)

Tales of the Abyss (TV)
Tales of the Abyss: Asch the Bloody (manga)
Tales of the Abyss: Jade's Secret Memories (manga)
(Release cancelled; Expired)
Talking Head (hybrid movie)
Tamagotchi the Movie
(Unreleased; Expired)
Tekken: Blood Vengeance (movie)
Tenamonya Voyagers (OAV)
Tide-Line Blue (TV)
Toward the Terra (TV)
True Tears (TV) (Expired)

Turn A Gundam (TV) (2010; Release cancelled; Expired)

(The) Vision of Escaflowne (TV)
(The) Vision of Escaflowne: Best Collection (OAV) (expired)

Witch Hunter Robin (TV)
Witchblade Takeru (manga)
Wolf's Rain (OAV)
Wolf's Rain (TV)
Yukikaze (OAV)
Z-Mind (OAV)
Zegapain (TV)
Zentrix (TV)

Anime with which this company was otherwise involved:
(English version)
5 Centimeters Per Second (movie) : Distributor (US & Canada; 2011; via Crunchyroll)

Angel Links (TV) : Distributor

Angel Tales (TV) : Distributor

Argento Soma (TV) : Distributor

Arjuna (TV) : Distributor

Avenger (TV) : Distributor

AWOL - Absent WithOut Leave (TV) : Distributor

Banner of the Stars (TV) : Distributor

Banner of the Stars II (TV) : Distributor

Betterman (TV) : Distributor

(The) Big O (TV) : Production

Blue Submarine No.6 (OAV) : Distributor

Brain Powered (TV) : Distributor

Carried by the Wind: Tsukikage Ran (TV) : Distributor

CLAMP School Detectives (TV) : Distributor

Clockwork Fighters Hiwou's War (TV) : Distributor

Cowboy Bebop (TV) : Distributor
, Production, Soundtrack
Crest of the Stars (TV) : Distributor

D.I.C.E. (TV) : Distributor

Dan Doh!! (TV) : Distributor

Di Gi Charat Nyo (TV) : Distributor

Don't Leave Me Alone, Daisy (TV) : Distributor

Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone (movie 1) : Production

Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might (movie 3) : Production

Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest (movie 2) : Production

Dragon Drive (TV) : Distributor

Eat-Man (TV) : Distributor

Eat-Man '98 (TV) : Distributor
, Production
Ehrgeiz (TV) : Distributor

Escaflowne: The Movie : Soundtrack

Eureka Seven (TV) : Distributor
, Soundtrack
Fancy Lala (TV) : Distributor

Fantastic Children (TV) : Distributor

Flag (ONA) : Distributor

Future GPX Cyber Formula (TV) : Distributor

G-Saviour (live-action TV movie) : Distributor

Galaxy Angel (TV) : Distributor

Galaxy Angel A (TV) : Distributor

Galaxy Angel S (special) : Distributor

Galaxy Angel X (TV) : Distributor

Galaxy Angel Z (TV) : Distributor

Geneshaft (TV) : Distributor

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (TV) : Soundtrack

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society (movie) : Distributor
, Soundtrack
(The) Girl Who Leapt Through Time (movie) : Adaptation (Co-producer)
, Distributor
Gurren Lagann (TV) : Soundtrack

.hack//GIFT (OAV) : Distributor

.hack//Intermezzo (OAV) : Distributor

.hack//Legend of the Twilight (TV) : Adaptation
, Distributor, Soundtrack
.hack//Liminality (OAV) : Soundtrack

.hack//Roots (TV) : Distributor

.hack//SIGN (TV) : Distributor
, Soundtrack
.hack//Unison (OAV) : Distributor

Infinite Ryvius (TV) : Adaptation

Jin-Roh - The Wolf Brigade (movie) : Soundtrack

Junkers Come Here (movie) : Adaptation

Lucky Star (TV) : Distributor (expired)

(The) Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (TV) : Distributor
, Soundtrack
Mobile Suit Gundam Seed (TV) : Adaptation
, Distributor
Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny Special Edition (OAV) : Distributor

Mobile Suit Gundam UC (OAV) : Distributor (Import Vol. 1-5)

Mobile Suit Gundam Wing (TV) : Distributor

Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz Special Edition (movie) : Distributor

Monkey Magic (TV) : DVD Production

Outlaw Star (TV) : Production

Please Teacher! (OAV) : Soundtrack

Please Teacher! (TV) : Soundtrack

SD Gundam Force (TV) : Production

Tachikomatic Days (OAV) : Released by

(The) Vision of Escaflowne (TV) : Distributor

Witch Hunter Robin (TV) : Soundtrack

Wolf's Rain (OAV) : Soundtrack

Wolf's Rain (TV) : Soundtrack

(Japanese version)
Aikatsu! Planet (TV) : Original Concept

Aquarion Logos (TV) : Production

D.I.C.E. (TV) : Production

Dream Festival! (ONA) : Planning

Escaflowne: The Movie : Presented In Association With

Eureka Seven (TV) : Production

Fantastic Children (TV) : Sponsor

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (TV) : Production

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Individual Eleven (OAV) : Production

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - The Laughing Man (OAV) : Production

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG (TV) : Production

Kira Kira Happy Hirake! Cocotama (TV) : Original Work

NANA (TV) : Collaboration
, Production Collaboration
One Piece: Mega Mecha Soldier of Karakuri Castle (movie 7) : Production 

One Piece: The Desert Princess and the Pirates: Adventure in Alabasta (movie 8) : Production 

Tonari no Tokoro (OAV) : Production

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