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11th Apr '13 4:13:09 PM MarkLungo
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->"FUCK AND PISS!!!!"
-->'''Angel''', ''AngelCop''

->"She'll thaw out if you stick your finger up her ass!"
-->'''Sleepy''', ''Manga/MadBull34''

->''You wouldn't recognize a goddamn vampire if one jumped up and bit you on the end of your fuckin' dick."
--> '''Merill''', ''CyberCityOedo808''

Manga Entertainment (AKA Manga UK, formerly known as Manga Video) is an influential, yet controversial, anime distribution/production company. Despite its name, the company distributes anime rather than {{manga}}. The company was originally founded in the United Kingdom in 1991 before expanding into the North American market in 1994.

Manga, like many other companies at the time, chose to concentrate on dubbed versions of its licences instead of subtitling. However, instead of [[{{Bowdlerize}} bowdlerizing]] for mass appeal, Manga embraced the racier and gory aspects of anime. And their dubs gained a reputation to match, thanks to several infamously [[ObligatorySwearing gratuitous]] examples of {{Cluster F Bomb}}s being dropped ([[AvoidTheDreadedGRating in order to get an "18" adults-only rating]]). Manga Entertainment wasn't above the occasional {{Macekre}}, either.

Despite this (or perhaps ''because'' of it), Manga Entertainment did well, and was flush with investor cash which was used to co-produce ambitious projects like the original ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' movie.

Confusing matters, Manga Entertainment UK traditionally advertised its anime releases as "manga videos", [[IAmNotShazam and the term apparently took hold for a while]].

Manga Entertainment UK also licences releases from other companies to release them in the UK market. For example, Manga UK has a licensing agreement with Creator/VizMedia that allows them to distribute popular titles such as ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' and ''Manga/DeathNote''. Manga UK is also the current British distributor for {{Funimation}} titles. Many of their earlier releases were licensed from StreamlinePictures, e.g. ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' and the ''FistOfTheNorthStar'' movie (the anime one).

They had a close relationship with Creator/BandaiEntertainment, with whom they've collaborated numerous times, most notably on ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'', where it's difficult to tell which company actually holds the license (Manga does, but sublicensed all production to Bandai).

The two-hour Ani-Monday block on SciFiChannel mostly consisted of Manga Entertainment titles, both recent and old. It moved to Tuesdays in January 2011 before it was unceremoniously cancelled that July.

Manga Entertainment is owned by Anchor Bay, a subdivision of Starz Media, part of John Malone's cable empire.
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!! The series Manga Entertainment has released include:

* Manga/{{Akira}} (Their first UK release, Streamline dub and subtitled versions)
* AngelCop
* {{Appleseed}} (1988 OVA with hilarious UK-produced [[ClusterFBomb dub]])
* {{Black Magic M-66}}
* BloodTheLastVampire
* BubblegumCrisis and its follow-up, Bubblegum Crash! (UK release, original series used AnimEigo dub, Crash! later redubbed by Manga)
* DeadLeaves (Funded and co-produced the film)
* Manga/DescendantsOfDarkness
* Manga/{{Devilman}}
* DominionTankPolice (''New Dominion Tank Police''; they produced the English dub of the original)
* Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar (The first 36 episodes of the TV series, which were dubbed with a new soundtrack by Reinforced Records, and the Streamline dub of the 1986 film)
* Anime/GhostInTheShell (Co-producers of the first movie; cooperated with Creator/BandaiEntertainment on ''[[Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex Stand Alone Complex]]'' and (eventually) the second film)
* GiantRobo (Picked up from U.S. Renditions and dubbed to completion on VHS. MediaBlasters redubbed and re-released the series on DVD)
* {{Gunbuster}} (Picked up from U.S. Renditions, VHS only)
* [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Gurren Lagann]] (Sublicensed television and digital distribution from Bandai Entertainment)
* {{Guyver}} (12-episode OVA)
* Anime/{{Lensman}} movie (Streamline dub)
* ''LupinIII'' first movie ''[[Recap/MysteryOfMamo The Secret of Mamo]]'' (UK VHS only, it got a Manga-produced dub that is extremely rare)
* ''LupinIII'' second movie ''Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro'' (originally a Streamline title, it got a Manga-produced dub, which may be the ''least'' profane pre-2001 dub they made. [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids Doesn't mean it's safe for kids, tho']])
* {{Macross II}}
* MacrossPlus
* {{Mad Bull 34}}
* Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion (Paid through the nose for the rights to films ''Death and Rebirth'' and ''End of Evangelion'', which they currently no longer have)
* NinjaScroll
* {{Noein}}
* {{Orguss 02}}
* Anime/{{Patlabor}} (The first and second movies)
* ProfessorLaytonAndTheEternalDiva (UK only; Viz holds the license in North America)
* Anime/ReadOrDie (the original 3-episode OVA)
* Anime/RoyalSpaceForceTheWingsOfHonneamise (Re-released by Creator/BandaiEntertainment with the Manga dub)
* StreetFighter (''The Animated Movie'', ''Street Fighter II V'', ''Alpha: The Movie'', and ''Alpha: Generations'', the last one being produced specifically for the international market with no Japanese release)
* {{Tactics}} (license-snipe from Creator/ADVFilms; Manga's release retained ADV's dub)
* Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann (Helped Creator/BandaiEntertainment negotiate the agreement to air the series on the Sci-Fi Channel)
* {{Tokko}}
* Manga/ViolenceJack
* Manga/{{X1999}}
* [[Anime/YuGiOhTenthAnniversaryMovie YuGiOh: Bonds Beyond Time]] (Released to UK fans. American fans, however, were forced to wait due to 4Kids's implosion. It has since been released exclusively to theaters with no DVD or Blu-rays.)

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<<|{{Producers}}|>>

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->"FUCK AND PISS!!!!"
-->'''Angel''', ''AngelCop''

->"She'll thaw out if you stick your finger up her ass!"
-->'''Sleepy''', ''Manga/MadBull34''

->''You wouldn't recognize a goddamn vampire if one jumped up and bit you on the end of your fuckin' dick."
--> '''Merill''', ''CyberCityOedo808''

Manga Entertainment (AKA Manga UK, formerly known as Manga Video) is an influential, yet controversial, anime distribution/production company. Despite its name, the company distributes anime rather than {{manga}}. The company was originally founded in the United Kingdom in 1991 before expanding into the North American market in 1994.

Manga, like many other companies at the time, chose to concentrate on dubbed versions of its licences instead of subtitling. However, instead of [[{{Bowdlerize}} bowdlerizing]] for mass appeal, Manga embraced the racier and gory aspects of anime. And their dubs gained a reputation to match, thanks to several infamously [[ObligatorySwearing gratuitous]] examples of {{Cluster F Bomb}}s being dropped ([[AvoidTheDreadedGRating in order to get an "18" adults-only rating]]). Manga Entertainment wasn't above the occasional {{Macekre}}, either.

Despite this (or perhaps ''because'' of it), Manga Entertainment did well, and was flush with investor cash which was used to co-produce ambitious projects like the original ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' movie.

Confusing matters, Manga Entertainment UK traditionally advertised its anime releases as "manga videos", [[IAmNotShazam and the term apparently took hold for a while]].

Manga Entertainment UK also licences releases from other companies to release them in the UK market. For example, Manga UK has a licensing agreement with Creator/VizMedia that allows them to distribute popular titles such as ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' and ''Manga/DeathNote''. Manga UK is also the current British distributor for {{Funimation}} titles. Many of their earlier releases were licensed from StreamlinePictures, e.g. ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' and the ''FistOfTheNorthStar'' movie (the anime one).

They had a close relationship with Creator/BandaiEntertainment, with whom they've collaborated numerous times, most notably on ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'', where it's difficult to tell which company actually holds the license (Manga does, but sublicensed all production to Bandai).

The two-hour Ani-Monday block on SciFiChannel mostly consisted of Manga Entertainment titles, both recent and old. It moved to Tuesdays in January 2011 before it was unceremoniously cancelled that July.

Manga Entertainment is owned by Anchor Bay, a subdivision of Starz Media, part of John Malone's cable empire.
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!! The series Manga Entertainment has released include:

* Manga/{{Akira}} (Their first UK release, Streamline dub and subtitled versions)
* AngelCop
* {{Appleseed}} (1988 OVA with hilarious UK-produced [[ClusterFBomb dub]])
* {{Black Magic M-66}}
* BloodTheLastVampire
* BubblegumCrisis and its follow-up, Bubblegum Crash! (UK release, original series used AnimEigo dub, Crash! later redubbed by Manga)
* DeadLeaves (Funded and co-produced the film)
* Manga/DescendantsOfDarkness
* Manga/{{Devilman}}
* DominionTankPolice (''New Dominion Tank Police''; they produced the English dub of the original)
* Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar (The first 36 episodes of the TV series, which were dubbed with a new soundtrack by Reinforced Records, and the Streamline dub of the 1986 film)
* Anime/GhostInTheShell (Co-producers of the first movie; cooperated with Creator/BandaiEntertainment on ''[[Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex Stand Alone Complex]]'' and (eventually) the second film)
* GiantRobo (Picked up from U.S. Renditions and dubbed to completion on VHS. MediaBlasters redubbed and re-released the series on DVD)
* {{Gunbuster}} (Picked up from U.S. Renditions, VHS only)
* [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Gurren Lagann]] (Sublicensed television and digital distribution from Bandai Entertainment)
* {{Guyver}} (12-episode OVA)
* Anime/{{Lensman}} movie (Streamline dub)
* ''LupinIII'' first movie ''[[Recap/MysteryOfMamo The Secret of Mamo]]'' (UK VHS only, it got a Manga-produced dub that is extremely rare)
* ''LupinIII'' second movie ''Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro'' (originally a Streamline title, it got a Manga-produced dub, which may be the ''least'' profane pre-2001 dub they made. [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids Doesn't mean it's safe for kids, tho']])
* {{Macross II}}
* MacrossPlus
* {{Mad Bull 34}}
* Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion (Paid through the nose for the rights to films ''Death and Rebirth'' and ''End of Evangelion'', which they currently no longer have)
* NinjaScroll
* {{Noein}}
* {{Orguss 02}}
* Anime/{{Patlabor}} (The first and second movies)
* ProfessorLaytonAndTheEternalDiva (UK only; Viz holds the license in North America)
* Anime/ReadOrDie (the original 3-episode OVA)
* Anime/RoyalSpaceForceTheWingsOfHonneamise (Re-released by Creator/BandaiEntertainment with the Manga dub)
* StreetFighter (''The Animated Movie'', ''Street Fighter II V'', ''Alpha: The Movie'', and ''Alpha: Generations'', the last one being produced specifically for the international market with no Japanese release)
* {{Tactics}} (license-snipe from Creator/ADVFilms; Manga's release retained ADV's dub)
* Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann (Helped Creator/BandaiEntertainment negotiate the agreement to air the series on the Sci-Fi Channel)
* {{Tokko}}
* Manga/ViolenceJack
* Manga/{{X1999}}
* [[Anime/YuGiOhTenthAnniversaryMovie YuGiOh: Bonds Beyond Time]] (Released to UK fans. American fans, however, were forced to wait due to 4Kids's implosion. It has since been released exclusively to theaters with no DVD or Blu-rays.)

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9th Apr '13 10:00:04 PM PurpleWarrior13
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--> ''Merill'', ''CyberCityOedo808''

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--> ''Merill'', '''Merill''', ''CyberCityOedo808''
9th Apr '13 9:59:12 PM PurpleWarrior13
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* [[Anime/YuGiOhTenthAnniversaryMovie YuGiOh: Bonds Beyond Time]] (Released to UK fans. American fans, however, were forced to wait due to 4Kids's implosion. It has since received a rare theatrical EXCLUSIVE release with no release to DVD or Blu-ray)

to:

* [[Anime/YuGiOhTenthAnniversaryMovie YuGiOh: Bonds Beyond Time]] (Released to UK fans. American fans, however, were forced to wait due to 4Kids's implosion. It has since received a rare theatrical EXCLUSIVE release been released exclusively to theaters with no release to DVD or Blu-ray)
Blu-rays.)
9th Apr '13 9:58:06 PM PurpleWarrior13
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* [[Anime/YuGiOhTenthAnniversaryMovie YuGiOh: Bonds Beyond Time]] (Released to UK fans. American fans, however, were forced to wait due to 4Kids's implosion)

to:

* [[Anime/YuGiOhTenthAnniversaryMovie YuGiOh: Bonds Beyond Time]] (Released to UK fans. American fans, however, were forced to wait due to 4Kids's implosion)
implosion. It has since received a rare theatrical EXCLUSIVE release with no release to DVD or Blu-ray)
9th Apr '13 9:47:12 PM PurpleWarrior13
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->''You wouldn't recognize a goddamn vampire if one jumped up and bit you on the end of your fuckin' dick."
--> ''Merill'', ''CyberCityOedo808''
31st Mar '13 11:53:20 AM StFan
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* Anime/RoyalSpaceForceTheWingsOfHonneamise (Re-released by Creator/BandaiEntertainment with the Manga dub)



* Anime/WingsOfHonneamiseRoyalSpaceForce (Re-released by Creator/BandaiEntertainment with the Manga dub)
20th Jan '13 10:17:04 PM nombretomado
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* {{Lensman}} movie (Streamline dub)

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* {{Lensman}} Anime/{{Lensman}} movie (Streamline dub)
17th Jan '13 6:10:14 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* DescendantsOfDarkness
* {{Devilman}}

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* DescendantsOfDarkness
Manga/DescendantsOfDarkness
* {{Devilman}}Manga/{{Devilman}}



* FistOfTheNorthStar (The first 36 episodes of the TV series, which were dubbed with a new soundtrack by Reinforced Records, and the Streamline dub of the 1986 film)

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* FistOfTheNorthStar Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar (The first 36 episodes of the TV series, which were dubbed with a new soundtrack by Reinforced Records, and the Streamline dub of the 1986 film)
26th Dec '12 7:47:57 PM Soufriere
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Manga Entertainment (AKA Manga UK, formerly known as Manga Video) is a controversial, yet influential, anime distribution/production company. Despite the name, the company mainly distributes anime rather than {{manga}}. The company was originally founded in the United Kingdom in 1991 before expanding into the United States market in 1994.

to:

Manga Entertainment (AKA Manga UK, formerly known as Manga Video) is a an influential, yet controversial, yet influential, anime distribution/production company. Despite the its name, the company mainly distributes anime rather than {{manga}}. The company was originally founded in the United Kingdom in 1991 before expanding into the United States North American market in 1994.



Despite this, Manga Entertainment did well, and was flush with investor cash -- which was used to co-produce ambitious projects like the original ''GhostInTheShell'' movie.

Confusing matters, Manga Entertainment UK advertised its anime releases as "manga videos", [[IAmNotShazam and the term apparently took hold for a while]].

to:

Despite this, this (or perhaps ''because'' of it), Manga Entertainment did well, and was flush with investor cash -- which was used to co-produce ambitious projects like the original ''GhostInTheShell'' ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' movie.

Confusing matters, Manga Entertainment UK traditionally advertised its anime releases as "manga videos", [[IAmNotShazam and the term apparently took hold for a while]].



They have a close relationship with Creator/BandaiEntertainment, with whom they've collaborated numerous times.

The two-hour Ani-Monday block on SciFiChannel currently consists mostly of Manga Entertainment titles, both recent and old. It moved to Tuesdays in January 2011 before it was unceremoniously canceled in that July.

Manga Entertainment is owned by Starz Media, part of John Malone's cable empire.

to:

They have had a close relationship with Creator/BandaiEntertainment, with whom they've collaborated numerous times.

times, most notably on ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'', where it's difficult to tell which company actually holds the license (Manga does, but sublicensed all production to Bandai).

The two-hour Ani-Monday block on SciFiChannel currently consists mostly consisted of Manga Entertainment titles, both recent and old. It moved to Tuesdays in January 2011 before it was unceremoniously canceled in cancelled that July.

Manga Entertainment is owned by Anchor Bay, a subdivision of Starz Media, part of John Malone's cable empire. empire.



!! The series Manga Entertainment released include:

to:

!! The series Manga Entertainment has released include:



* BubblegumCrisis and its follow-up, Bubblegum Crash! ([=AnimEigo=]dub, Crash! later being redubbed by Manga)

to:

* BubblegumCrisis and its follow-up, Bubblegum Crash! ([=AnimEigo=]dub, (UK release, original series used AnimEigo dub, Crash! later being redubbed by Manga)



* DominionTankPolice (''New Dominion Tank Police''; they produced the English dub of the original.)

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* DominionTankPolice (''New Dominion Tank Police''; they produced the English dub of the original.)original)



* Anime/GhostInTheShell (Co-producers of the first movie; cooperated with Creator/BandaiEntertainment on the second film and ''[[Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex Stand Alone Complex]]''.)
* GiantRobo (Picked up from U.S. Renditions and dubbed to completion on VHS. MediaBlasters redubbed and re-released the series on DVD.)
* {{Gunbuster}} (Picked up from U.S. Renditions, VHS only.)

to:

* Anime/GhostInTheShell (Co-producers of the first movie; cooperated with Creator/BandaiEntertainment on the second film and ''[[Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex Stand Alone Complex]]''.)
Complex]]'' and (eventually) the second film)
* GiantRobo (Picked up from U.S. Renditions and dubbed to completion on VHS. MediaBlasters redubbed and re-released the series on DVD.)
DVD)
* {{Gunbuster}} (Picked up from U.S. Renditions, VHS only.)only)



* LupinIII movies ''Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro'' and MysteryOfMamo (Streamline dubs, the former later got a Manga-produced dub, which may be the least profanity-based dub they made. [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids Doesn't mean it's still safe for kids, tho']].)

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* LupinIII movies ''LupinIII'' first movie ''[[Recap/MysteryOfMamo The Secret of Mamo]]'' (UK VHS only, it got a Manga-produced dub that is extremely rare)
* ''LupinIII'' second movie
''Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro'' and MysteryOfMamo (Streamline dubs, the former later (originally a Streamline title, it got a Manga-produced dub, which may be the least profanity-based ''least'' profane pre-2001 dub they made. [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids Doesn't mean it's still safe for kids, tho']].)tho']])



* Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion (Paid through the nose for the rights to ''Death and Rebirth'' and ''End of Evangelion'', which they currently no longer have)

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* Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion (Paid through the nose for the rights to films ''Death and Rebirth'' and ''End of Evangelion'', which they currently no longer have)



* ProfessorLaytonAndTheEternalDiva
* Anime/ReadOrDie (The original OVA)

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* ProfessorLaytonAndTheEternalDiva
ProfessorLaytonAndTheEternalDiva (UK only; Viz holds the license in North America)
* Anime/ReadOrDie (The (the original 3-episode OVA)



* {{Tactics}}
* Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann (Helped Creator/BandaiEntertainment negotiate the agreement to air the series on the Sci-Fi Channel.)

to:

* {{Tactics}}
{{Tactics}} (license-snipe from Creator/ADVFilms; Manga's release retained ADV's dub)
* Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann (Helped Creator/BandaiEntertainment negotiate the agreement to air the series on the Sci-Fi Channel.)Channel)



* [[Anime/YuGiOhTenthAnniversaryMovie YuGiOh: Bonds Beyond Time]] (Released to UK fans. American fans, however, are waiting until the end of the year)

to:

* [[Anime/YuGiOhTenthAnniversaryMovie YuGiOh: Bonds Beyond Time]] (Released to UK fans. American fans, however, are waiting until the end of the year)
were forced to wait due to 4Kids's implosion)
14th Oct '12 11:27:54 PM nombretomado
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* [[YuGiOhTenthAnniversaryMovie YuGiOh: Bonds Beyond Time]] (Released to UK fans. American fans, however, are waiting until the end of the year)

to:

* [[YuGiOhTenthAnniversaryMovie [[Anime/YuGiOhTenthAnniversaryMovie YuGiOh: Bonds Beyond Time]] (Released to UK fans. American fans, however, are waiting until the end of the year)
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