History Creator / Geneon

22nd Oct '16 4:57:28 PM MarkLungo
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In 2003, Pioneer decided to sell off its entertainment division. The buyer was another Japanese corporate giant--Dentsu, an advertising firm. They renamed the company Geneon, which is a portmanteau of the English words '''gen'''erate and '''eon'''. (There was a transitional period, during which new releases carried both the Pioneer and Geneon logos on the packaging.) The new name was meant to signify innovation and longevity, which became bitterly ironic in light of what happened next.

Geneon USA began running into financial problems, despite being a popular and respected name among anime fans. Possible reasons for this included the increasing popularity of [[FanSub fansubs]], the Dentu deal resulting in Pioneer Electronics getting much of their early profits, mismanagement, over-saturation of the market, the anime boom dying, and the decline of home media sales. Whatever the explanation, by 2007, Geneon was in trouble. After an attempted alliance with Creator/ADVFilms (who were having problems of their own) quickly fell apart, Geneon USA announced that by the end of 2007 it would no longer manufacture or distribute [=DVD=]s. Not only did this leave several of its announced but uncompleted titles in limbo, it led many fans to assume that Geneon USA was completely out of business, when it actually still existed as a licensing firm. Still. American and Canadian anime fans spent the better part of a year wondering when--and if--the Geneon catalogue would find a new home.

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In 2003, Pioneer decided to sell off its entertainment division. The buyer was another Japanese corporate giant--Dentsu, an advertising firm. They renamed the company Geneon, which is a portmanteau of the English words '''gen'''erate and '''eon'''. (There was a transitional period, during which new releases carried both the Pioneer and Geneon logos on the packaging.) The new name was meant to signify innovation and longevity, which became bitterly ironic [[{{Irony}} ironic]] in light of what happened next.

Geneon USA began running into financial problems, despite being a popular and respected name among anime fans. Possible reasons for this included the increasing popularity of [[FanSub fansubs]], the Dentu Dentsu deal resulting in Pioneer Electronics getting much of their early profits, mismanagement, over-saturation of the market, the anime boom dying, and the decline of home media sales. Whatever the explanation, by 2007, Geneon was in trouble. After an attempted alliance with Creator/ADVFilms (who were having problems of their own) quickly fell apart, Geneon USA announced that by the end of 2007 it would no longer manufacture or distribute [=DVD=]s. Not only did this leave several of its announced but uncompleted titles in limbo, it led many fans to assume that Geneon USA was completely out of business, when it actually still existed as a licensing firm. Still. American and Canadian anime fans spent the better part of a year wondering when--and if--the Geneon catalogue would find a new home.
30th Aug '16 6:16:12 PM MisterCPC
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* ''Manga/{{X1999}}''*

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* ''Manga/{{X1999}}''*''Manga/{{X1999}}'' (now licensed by Creator/FUNimation)
26th Jul '16 10:10:12 AM MarkLungo
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Geneon's Japanese corporate parent continues to be one of that country's major entertainment producers and distributors; their properties include not only anime but several mainstream films from around the world, including America. In November 2008, Geneon Japan merged with Creator/{{Universal}} Pictures. The company is now known as [=NBCUniversal=] Entertainment Japan. That merger resulted in many former Geneon titles that Creator/FUNimation had licensed being delayed.

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Geneon's Japanese corporate parent continues continued to be one of that country's major entertainment producers and distributors; their properties include included not only anime but several mainstream films from around the world, including America. In November 2008, Geneon Japan merged with Creator/{{Universal}} Pictures. The company is now known as [=NBCUniversal=] Entertainment Japan. That merger resulted in many former Geneon titles that Creator/FUNimation had licensed being delayed.
29th May '16 7:27:51 PM extreme133
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* ''Manga/StrawberryMarshmallow''*

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* ''Manga/StrawberryMarshmallow''*''Manga/StrawberryMarshmallow'' (now licensed by Creator/SentaiFilmworks)
1st May '16 12:30:05 AM SamMax
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* NoDubForYou: Mostly averted with their anime catalog as the majority of their titles were dubbed even when the company was in financial trouble (though some shows got really cheap dubs). However, their live action catalog plays this trope straight.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Their attempted alliance with Creator/ADVFilms.
1st May '16 12:28:14 AM SamMax
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Applies to the titles that have not yet been rescued, like ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry''.
30th Mar '16 1:16:45 PM extreme133
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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry''* (first season only; later distributed by Creator/FUNimation)

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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry''* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' (first season only; later distributed by Creator/FUNimation)Creator/FUNimation, now licensed by Creator/SentaiFilmworks along with the rest of the series)
6th Jan '16 4:10:39 PM aye_amber
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* VanillaEdition: Geneon was notorious for this before they went out of business. As a last ditch effort to just save what dwindling money was left, a lot of Geneon title DVD releases such as ''Manga/DearS'', ''Manga/AiYoriAoshi'' and ''Manga/{{Karin}}'' were nothing more than the episodes, and maybe a textless opening and ending. Older series released back when they were still doing fine at least had some trailers, but still nothing much beyond that in terms of extras.

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* VanillaEdition: Geneon was notorious for this before they went out of business. As a last ditch effort to just save what dwindling money was left, a lot of Geneon title DVD releases such as ''Manga/DearS'', as: ''Manga/DearS,'' ''Manga/AiYoriAoshi'' and ''Manga/{{Karin}}'' were nothing more than the episodes, and maybe a textless opening and ending. Older series released back when they were still doing fine at least had some trailers, but still nothing much beyond that in terms of extras.
6th Jan '16 4:14:32 AM C2
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* ''Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket''* (now licensed by Creator/DiscotekMedia)

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* ''Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket''* ''Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket'' (now licensed by Creator/DiscotekMedia)
21st Dec '15 3:03:33 PM Cavery210
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* ''Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket''* (currently streamed in North America by licensor Creator/TMSEntertainment)

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* ''Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket''* (currently streamed in North America (now licensed by licensor Creator/TMSEntertainment)Creator/DiscotekMedia)
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