History NoExportForYou / AnimeAndManga

17th Jun '17 8:06:19 PM C2
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* All of the ''Literature/{{Moomin}}'' anime series have never been exported to America, despite their popularity in other countries.

to:

* All The only anime based on ''Literature/TheMoomins'' to be released in America was the BBC dub of the ''Literature/{{Moomin}}'' anime 90's version, which aired for a time on Hawaii's then-UPN affiliate and was later given a series have never been exported to America, despite their popularity in other countries.of print-on-demand [=DVDs=].



* ''Anime/StreetFighterIITheAnimatedMovie'' has an uncut Blu-ray release in Europe.
17th Jun '17 7:43:48 PM C2
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Classic manga that were finally released in the States in the 2010's: The aforementioned Osamu Tezuka manga (including a large paperback ''Manga/AstroBoy'' omnibus), ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles'', ''Manga/CodenameSailorV'', and the first two parts of ''Franchise/JojosBizarreAdventure'' (as mentioned below). In 2008, the complete manga run of ''Anime/SpeedRacer'' was released, apparently to coincide with the [[Film/SpeedRacer live-action movie]] (Wildstorm had given the manga a partial release earlier).

to:

** Classic manga that were finally released in the States in the 2010's: The aforementioned Osamu Tezuka manga (including a large paperback ''Manga/AstroBoy'' omnibus), ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles'', ''Manga/CodenameSailorV'', and the first two parts of ''Franchise/JojosBizarreAdventure'' (as mentioned below).below), and the complete run of Jiro Kuwata's ''Manga/{{Batman}}'' adaptation. In 2008, the complete manga run of ''Anime/SpeedRacer'' was released, apparently to coincide with the [[Film/SpeedRacer live-action movie]] (Wildstorm had given the manga a partial release earlier).
17th Jun '17 7:38:24 PM C2
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Classic manga that were finally released in the States in the 2010's: The aforementioned Osamu Tezuka manga (including a large paperback ''Manga/AstroBoy'' omnibus), ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles'', ''Manga/CodenameSailorV'', and the first two parts of ''Franchise/JojosBizarreAdventure'' (as mentioned below).

to:

** Classic manga that were finally released in the States in the 2010's: The aforementioned Osamu Tezuka manga (including a large paperback ''Manga/AstroBoy'' omnibus), ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles'', ''Manga/CodenameSailorV'', and the first two parts of ''Franchise/JojosBizarreAdventure'' (as mentioned below). In 2008, the complete manga run of ''Anime/SpeedRacer'' was released, apparently to coincide with the [[Film/SpeedRacer live-action movie]] (Wildstorm had given the manga a partial release earlier).
17th Jun '17 7:32:26 PM C2
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Most infamously, ''Anime/OnlyYesterday'' has only been shown a few times on Turner Classic Movies. Disney holds the license for the foreseeable future and refuses to release the film on home video at all. They won't even allow other North American companies to sublicense it. The only legal way for Americans and Canadians to see it - outside of the occasional TCM airing - is to region-hack their DVD players (or get a region-free one) and import the subtitled PAL-DVD from Australia or the UK.
*** Disney's reluctance towards ''Only Yesterday'' could be explained in various ways either they were afraid for a film that openly discusses menstruation in young girls to be associated with them, or they found the film as a whole too artsy and not marketable. [[TakeAThirdOption Or both.]] Frankly, as an arthouse movie aimed at twenty-somethings, the latter reason ''would'' have somewhat of a point.
*** '''''Finally''''' [[AvertedTrope averted]] when GKIDS (who owns theatrical rights for the Ghibli library) acquired full rights to the film from Ghibli themselves, after doing so for several other Ghibli films, including ''From Up on Poppy Hill'' (see below), ''Anime/TheTaleOfThePrincessKaguya'', and ''Anime/WhenMarnieWasThere'', all of which, like ''Only Yesterday'', were arguably artsy enough for Disney to pass on. GKIDS is giving it a similar treatment to those films, giving it an English dub with an all-star cast and a proper theatrical and home video release to boot.
** Ghibli has a reason for their occasional intransigence, and we have New World and their ''[[Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind Warriors of the Wind]]'' debacle to blame for it. The reason? Their [[{{Macekre}} God-awful hackjob]] of ''Nausicaä'' resulted in Ghibli's strict "no edits" policy, meaning Disney is legally barred from cutting even a single frame from the film.
*** Really, they shouldn't be too scared to release it nowadays, since they have already released fourteen (nineteen, retroactively, if you count their acquisition of the rights to most of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse effective September 2013 and their relicensing of ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' following the Miramax sale) PG-13-rated movies as of August 2014 (including a later Ghibli film, ''Anime/TalesFromEarthsea''), not counting Touchstone or Hollywood releases.
** Then there's ''Anime/OceanWaves'', a Studio Ghibli MadeForTVMovie which has also never had a release in North America, but did in the UK and Australia (albeit subtitled-only). Disney never held the license for this one, so the only reason one can see for other companies passing on it would be an exorbitant asking price (wouldn't be too much of a shock considering Ghibli's pedigree). Or possibly an issue with the materials.

to:

** Most infamously, ''Anime/OnlyYesterday'' has only been shown a few times on Turner Classic Movies. Disney holds the license was this for the foreseeable future and refuses to release the film on home video at all. They won't even allow other North American companies to sublicense it. The only legal way for Americans and Canadians to see it - outside of the occasional TCM airing - is to region-hack their DVD players (or get a region-free one) and import the subtitled PAL-DVD from Australia or the UK.
*** Disney's reluctance towards ''Only Yesterday'' could be explained in various ways either they were afraid for a film that openly discusses menstruation in young girls to be associated with them, or they found the film as a whole too artsy and not marketable. [[TakeAThirdOption Or both.]] Frankly, as an arthouse movie aimed at twenty-somethings, the latter reason ''would'' have somewhat of a point.
*** '''''Finally''''' [[AvertedTrope averted]]
many years until 2016 when GKIDS (who owns theatrical rights for the Ghibli library) acquired full rights to the film from Ghibli themselves, after doing so for several other Ghibli films, including ''From Up on Poppy Hill'' (see below), ''Anime/TheTaleOfThePrincessKaguya'', and ''Anime/WhenMarnieWasThere'', all of which, like ''Only Yesterday'', were arguably artsy enough for Disney to pass on. GKIDS is giving gave it a similar treatment to those films, giving it an English dub with an all-star cast and a proper theatrical and home video release to boot.
** Ghibli has a reason for their occasional intransigence, and we have New World and their ''[[Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind Warriors of the Wind]]'' debacle to blame for it. The reason? Their [[{{Macekre}} God-awful hackjob]] of ''Nausicaä'' resulted in Ghibli's strict "no edits" policy, meaning Disney is legally barred from cutting even a single frame from the film.
*** Really, they shouldn't be too scared to release it nowadays, since they have already released fourteen (nineteen, retroactively, if you count their acquisition of the rights to most of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse effective September 2013 and their relicensing of ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' following the Miramax sale) PG-13-rated movies as of August 2014 (including a later Ghibli film, ''Anime/TalesFromEarthsea''), not counting Touchstone or Hollywood releases.
**
Then there's ''Anime/OceanWaves'', a Studio Ghibli MadeForTVMovie which has also never had a release wasn't released in North America, but did America until GKIDS gave it a theatrical run in the UK and Australia (albeit subtitled-only). Disney never held the license for this one, so the 2016 with a subtitled only reason one can see for other companies passing on it would be an exorbitant asking price (wouldn't be too much of a shock considering Ghibli's pedigree). Or possibly an issue with home video release the materials.following year.



* Until 2017, when Sentai Filmworks released complete DVD sets of the Franchise/{{Gatchaman}} sequels and [=OVAs=], none of them were available in the West.

to:

* Until 2017, when Sentai Filmworks released complete DVD sets of the Franchise/{{Gatchaman}} sequels and [=OVAs=], none of them sequels, they were not available in the West.West in their uncut form. The Gatchaman [=OVAs=] weren't available at all in the West until Sentai's
2013 release.
16th Jun '17 6:26:45 PM C2
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* There is no current legal way of acquiring the ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'' sequels in the USA. It remains highly unlikely that there will be due to [=ADV=]'s closure, as well as Sandy Frank's Gatchaman license having expired in 2007.
** Actually, Creator/SentaiFilmworks, the successor to ADV, picked up the recent ''Anime/GatchamanCrowds'' in addition to reacquiring the original series in their own right, releasing both at the end of 2013. However, the earlier sequels (which were heavily edited) and the OVA's are still floating in the ether.
*** Correction: As of 2017, Sentai has released a complete Blu-ray set of the original series that contains the OVAs, a separate DVD for the OVAs, a Blu-ray of the compilation film of the original series, and complete DVD sets of ''Gatchaman II'' and ''Gatchaman Fighter'', effectively rescuing the entire series.

to:

* There is no current legal way of acquiring the ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'' sequels in the USA. It remains highly unlikely that there will be due to [=ADV=]'s closure, as well as Sandy Frank's Gatchaman license having expired in 2007.
** Actually, Creator/SentaiFilmworks, the successor to ADV, picked up the recent ''Anime/GatchamanCrowds'' in addition to reacquiring the original series in their own right, releasing both at the end of 2013. However, the earlier sequels (which were heavily edited) and the OVA's are still floating in the ether.
*** Correction: As of
Until 2017, when Sentai has Filmworks released a complete Blu-ray set of the original series that contains the OVAs, a separate DVD for the OVAs, a Blu-ray of the compilation film of the original series, and complete DVD sets of ''Gatchaman II'' the Franchise/{{Gatchaman}} sequels and ''Gatchaman Fighter'', effectively rescuing [=OVAs=], none of them were available in the entire series.West.
16th Jun '17 6:17:01 PM C2
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** This is (again) due to the absurdly high cost of the licenses. ADV passed on the movies when they were first available because Gainax was asking for over a million dollars. Although they could've afforded it at the time, they decided their money would be better spent on several TV shows instead; [[Anime/ExcelSaga it]] [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh was]] [[Manga/{{Saiyuki}} a]] [[LightNovel/FullMetalPanic smart]] [[Manga/DNAngel move]].

to:

** This is (again) due to the absurdly high cost of the licenses. ADV passed on the movies when they were first available because Gainax was asking for over a million dollars. Although they could've afforded it at the time, they decided their money would be better spent on several TV shows instead; [[Anime/ExcelSaga it]] [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh was]] [[Manga/{{Saiyuki}} a]] [[LightNovel/FullMetalPanic smart]] [[Manga/DNAngel move]]. Reportedly, the series and original films won't be relicensed in the West until the Rebulid film series is finished.
15th Jun '17 11:54:57 PM gjjones
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* On February 15, 2017, Avex Pictures announced an ''export ban'' on it's [=DVD=]s and Blu-Rays, which suddenly means that the rest of the world are now suddenly blocked out from getting, among other things, ''Anime/OnePiece'' and the ''Manga/InitialD'' anime direct from source. However, it was later revealed that Avex had only restricted certain titles, but dealer confusion led to the public believing that ''all'' Avex titles were affected. Avex also commented that they were hoping to acquire international distribution rights for the restricted titles.

to:

* On February 15, 2017, Avex Pictures announced an ''export ban'' it would be restricting exports on it's [=DVD=]s and Blu-Rays, which suddenly means that the rest of the world are now suddenly blocked out from getting, included among other things, ''Anime/OnePiece'' and the ''Manga/InitialD'' anime direct from source. However, it was later revealed that Avex had only restricted certain titles, but dealer confusion led to the public believing that ''all'' Avex titles were affected. Avex also commented that they were hoping to acquire international distribution rights for the restricted titles.
12th Jun '17 4:44:18 PM gjjones
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Most anime that have Kadokawa Shoten as their licensee seemingly don't get a Blu-Ray release in the United States, or if they do it's ''way'' late. This is likely to combat "reverse importing" of the American version of the series back into Japan[[note]] North America and Japan share the same Bluray region code, something Japanese companies were able to stop when DVD began (they successfully fought to be in the otherwise all-PAL Region 2 rather than risk product dilution from America, which had become a problem during the VHS era, since both countries used NTSC), but failed when the Bluray format was set[[/note]], which would mean less profit for an already-hurting anime industry.
** A couple of examples of this are ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' and ''Manga/FutureDiary''. Averted with ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'', although it could be argued that the whole franchise is so old (and hasn't seen a new series entry since 2005) that the risks of an international blu-ray release would be minimal to Kadokawa.

to:

* Most anime that have Kadokawa Shoten as their licensee [[ScrewedByTheNetwork seemingly don't get a Blu-Ray release in the United States, States]], or if they do it's ''way'' late. This is likely to combat "reverse importing" of the American version of the series back into Japan[[note]] North America and Japan share the same Bluray region code, something Japanese companies were able to stop when DVD began (they successfully fought to be in the otherwise all-PAL Region 2 rather than risk product dilution from America, which had become a problem during the VHS era, since both countries used NTSC), but failed when the Bluray format was set[[/note]], which would mean less profit for an already-hurting anime industry.
** A couple of examples of this are ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' and ''Manga/FutureDiary''. Averted with ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'', although it could be argued that the whole franchise is so old (and hasn't seen a new series entry since 2005) that the risks of an international blu-ray Blu-ray release would be minimal to Kadokawa.
25th May '17 9:43:27 PM mightystar
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Many of the anime series produced by NHK Enterprises have barely been exported anywhere outside of Asia.
** ''Manga/NintamaRantarou'': With the exception of some Spanish-speaking countries, such as Latin America and Spain, the series hasn't been released anywhere in the West. Currently, NHK Enterprises has some English info of the series available on their [[http://pf.nhk-ep.co.jp/detail/1976 official website]], under a slightly different title '''Ninjaboy Rantaro'', to interest potential buyers in the Anglosphere.
** ''Ojarumaru'': The series managed to get released in only two Western countries: Spain and Italy. It did get licensed by Enoki Films' US division several years ago, under a different title ''Prince Mackaroo''. However, they never managed to do anything with the license other than providing info for it on their [[http://enoki-films.co.jp/pro_princemackaroo.php official website]] to interest potential buyers in the US. Interestingly, Enoki Films' [[DubNameChange]]s for the characters were used in the Italian, Spanish, and Tagalog dubs.

to:

* Many of the anime series produced by NHK Enterprises have barely been exported released anywhere outside of Asia.
Asia, despite some of them being pretty popular in Japan. There's even some that have never been released outside of Japan at all.
** ''Manga/NintamaRantarou'': With the exception of some Spanish-speaking countries, such as Latin America and Spain, the series hasn't been released anywhere in the West. Currently, NHK Enterprises has provided some English info of for the series available on their [[http://pf.nhk-ep.co.jp/detail/1976 official website]], under a slightly different title '''Ninjaboy ''Ninjaboy Rantaro'', to interest potential buyers in the Anglosphere.
** ''Ojarumaru'': ''Anime/{{Ojarumaru}}'': The series managed to get released in only two Western countries: Spain Italy and Italy.Spain. It did get licensed by Enoki Films' US division several years ago, under a different title ''Prince Mackaroo''. However, they never managed to do anything with the license other than providing info for it on their [[http://enoki-films.co.jp/pro_princemackaroo.php official website]] to interest potential buyers in the US. Interestingly, Enoki Films' [[DubNameChange]]s [[DubNameChange]] for the characters were used in the Italian, Spanish, and Tagalog dubs.
25th May '17 9:30:32 PM mightystar
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The anime is now averted since [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-07-01/crunchyroll-to-dub-release-anime-on-bd-dvd/.103876 Crunchyroll is producing an English dub and will release it on Blu-ray and DVD.]] However, they're only focusing on the third season. Episodes 1-265 remain undubbed, making it irksome for newcomeers who missed out on 11 years worth of plot points and characters introduced.

to:

** The anime is now averted since [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-07-01/crunchyroll-to-dub-release-anime-on-bd-dvd/.103876 Crunchyroll is producing an English dub and will release it on Blu-ray and DVD.]] However, they're only focusing on the third season. Episodes 1-265 remain undubbed, making it irksome for newcomeers newcomers who missed out on 11 years worth of plot points and characters introduced.



* Many of the anime series produced by NHK Enterprises, such as ''Manga/NintamaRantarou'', ''Anime/{{Ojarumaru}}'', and ''Wasimo'', have barely been exported anywhere outside of Asia.
** ''Ojarumaru'' managed to get released in only two Western countries: Spain and Italy. It did get licensed by Enoki Films' US division several years ago, under a different title ''Prince Mackaroo''. However, they never managed to do anything with the license other than providing info for it on their official website to interest potential buyers in the US. Interestingly, Enoki Films' [[DubNameChange suggested name changes]] for the characters were used in the Italian, Spanish, and Tagalog dubs.
*** Out of the few countries that did bother licensing the series, Thailand is only country that has dubbed episodes beyond the 8th series.

to:

* Many of the anime series produced by NHK Enterprises, such as ''Manga/NintamaRantarou'', ''Anime/{{Ojarumaru}}'', and ''Wasimo'', Enterprises have barely been exported anywhere outside of Asia.
Asia.
** ''Ojarumaru'' ''Manga/NintamaRantarou'': With the exception of some Spanish-speaking countries, such as Latin America and Spain, the series hasn't been released anywhere in the West. Currently, NHK Enterprises has some English info of the series available on their [[http://pf.nhk-ep.co.jp/detail/1976 official website]], under a slightly different title '''Ninjaboy Rantaro'', to interest potential buyers in the Anglosphere.
** ''Ojarumaru'': The series
managed to get released in only two Western countries: Spain and Italy. It did get licensed by Enoki Films' US division several years ago, under a different title ''Prince Mackaroo''. However, they never managed to do anything with the license other than providing info for it on their [[http://enoki-films.co.jp/pro_princemackaroo.php official website website]] to interest potential buyers in the US. Interestingly, Enoki Films' [[DubNameChange suggested name changes]] [[DubNameChange]]s for the characters were used in the Italian, Spanish, and Tagalog dubs.
*** Out of the few countries that did bother licensing the series, Thailand is currently the only country that has dubbed episodes beyond the 8th series.series due to the series [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff being pretty popular over there]].
This list shows the last 10 events of 576. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=NoExportForYou.AnimeAndManga