Central Park Media, one of the pioneers of Japanese animation distribution in the United States, is now liquidating all its assets and licenses. Unlike ADV Films, whose over-aggressive tactics of acquiring new licenses have bit them in the butt, Central Park Media’s demise was the total opposite; their lack of effective marketing and acquisition of newer and better titles have ultimately led to its downfall. In any case, the once mighty giant of the U.S. anime industry is selling off all of their licenses which includes Project A-Ko, Here is Greenwood, Harlock Saga, The Slayers, Grave of the Fireflies, and much more.
Now there are only two companies remain standing: ADV Films and Funimation. And even then, in a matter of a year, if not months, Funimation might be the only game in town. It’s a sad state of affairs, but that is life.