Announced on ADVFilms’ website today, was a static press release announcing the completion of the transfer of its assets to different companies. The ADV library was sold to AEsir Holdings, LLC, while the distribution rights for that library were sold concurrently to SXION 23. The Anime Network is now a subsidiary of Valkyrie Media Partners.
Those of us who grew up watching AD Vision remember their debut on the scene with the memorable Mamono Hunter Yohko, but I will always remember such titles as Bannou Bunka Neko Musume Nuku-Nuku and Kido Senkan Nadesico, and who could forget their big budget rollout of Shin Seiki Evangelion. As the ADV label has now officially gone the way of Geneon/Pioneer LDC, I will continue to prize their products within my DVD library and now I’ll be hunting for used DVDs on eBay and Amazon.com.
I guess I’ll say what everyone else is thinking: Who’s next?
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