Holy imports, Batman, ADV is actually still alive! And they got Clannad!
The ICv2 retail news website reports that A.D. Vision, a 16-year veteran of the North American anime industry, will localize and distribute titles for the licensing company Sentai Filmworks. Their new partnership is highlighted by Kyoto Animation’s 2007-2008 television adaptation of the Clannad visual novel franchise. Their other planned releases for 2009 include Indian Summer, Mahoromatic, Mahoromatic: Something More Beautiful, Tsukihime, Pet Shop of Horrors, and Jewel BEM Hunter Lime. Matt Greenfield, Senior V.P. of Content and acquisitions, and voice actor Chris Ayres had announced that ADV Films will be releasing Clannad at last month’s Sogen Con in South Dakota. The first of six DVD will ship on April 21, 2009.
Yeah, like that’s a place that everyone’s going to notice your announcement. A South Dakotan animÃ© con. (Commence snickering now.)
Hm. One A-list title, one B-list, and a bunch of retreads. Still that’s a hell of a lot more than anyone expected three months ago.
Ok, question about one of the retreads. What exactly is Mahoromatic: Something More Beautiful? An attempt to retcon the second worst ending in animÃ© history?