Bandai Entertainment to Stop Releasing New DVDs, BDs, Manga

Bandai will stop releasing new stuff as quoted from ANN below.

Bandai Entertainment, the subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings (USA) that handles anime and manga in North America, will stop offering new DVD, Blu-ray Disc, and manga releases next month. It will continue to distribute in its existing catalog lineup, but it will no longer produce and distribute new releases as of this February.

Instead, Bandai Entertainment will focus on licensing rights to other companies, particularly in digital distribution, broadcast, and merchandising. The company will be restructured as a result, and most of its contractors and three of its five fulltime staff members will be laid off.

Stuff not to be expected soon listed below :< (or just expected)

Anime:

  • Gosick
  • Nichijou
  • Turn A Gundam

Manga:

  • Code Geass: Renya
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann volume 7
  • Kannagi volume 4, 5 and 6
  • Lucky Star: Boo Boo Kagaboo
  • Mobile Suit Gundam 00I
  • Tales of the Abyss: Jade’s Secret Memories

I’m very disappointed that i won’t be getting Gosick and Nichijou any time soon.