Hopefully it's just a restructuring thing and they come back with a new plan that is more suited to the realities of what anime fans are willing to pay in 2008. Obviously the days of $35 for 4 episodes (or less!) are numbered.
While they're at it...put out less "who cares?" shows. A mix of quality shows (Genshiken, Eva), shows on TV (Bleach, Naruto), Internet popular (Gurren Lagaan, Melancholy) and niche shows (Gatchaman, Harlock) would all do fine. Seriously, why waste money putting out stuff no one cares about like Lost Universe (seemingly half the dvds that get put out).
Last Edit: Jan 30, 2008 13:01:54 GMT -5 by dancadera
I was gonna point out that Geneon had some crazy RightStuf sales before going out of business and ADV's had a couple of them now too...
But after reading this article (that's been removed):
and the following statement from ADV:
We know there are a lot of rumors swirling about, and that fans are looking for assurances that ADV will continue to distribute the anime series they know and love. While we can't go into any detail at this time, please know that ADV is working through a few short-term challenges and fully intends to continue our releases.
We thank you for your patience.
...I'm a bit more hopeful. Some licensing deals went sour, but ADV might not be out of the picture just yet.
Incidentally, today is the day volume 1 of Gurren Lagaan was supposed to be out. Most people aren't sure if they're getting it or not as a lot of online stores were taking pre-orders but then all this ADV business came up. Who knows?
Strange, I just read something that said it was out Tuesday.
I was listening to the Fast Karate podcast about Gurren Lagaan yesterday. Man, that's show is pretty good but those guys REALLY liked it (more than I did anyways). Gurren Lagaan is recommended viewing from me if you keep in mind that it's got:
-A pretty good start (like the first 5 eps or so) -Something that throws you off and takes you out of the show for a few eps. -Nothing really interesting for 8 more eps after that until #17 so you gotta force yourself for a bit -Great, great last 10 episodes and ending.
Also, Viral (one of the bad guys) is flippin' awesome.