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'''Bandai Entertainment''' is an American subsidiary of Bandai America, itself a company specializing in translations/dubs of Japanese media for the United States. Based in Cypress, California, they work a lot with Creator/BangZoomEntertainment and Studiopolis with dubbing and translating popular manga and anime, usually from Bandai and its sister company Creator/{{Sunrise}}. They also ran one of the earliest experiments with selling anime online, "[=AnimeVillage.com=]". They localized most of Creator/KyotoAnimation's titles.

On January 3, 2012, their future projects past February, as well as the opportunities for their associates and entertainment from the fans, were all dropped in one fell swoop by the president's announcement that they will no longer release any new anime or manga titles for DVD and Blu-ray after 13 years of being among the major American anime distributors! They will no longer produce dubs. They laid off most of their remaining employees. They restocked their [=DVDs=] until November 15th, 2012, when they discontinued them entirely. They are currently restructuring to become a licensor of media toward other companies. Some blame this move on the [[WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings fansubbers releasing anime illegally online]], but some also blame Bandai's failure to have a business model that works in TheNewTens. The actual reason is that Bandai Japan didn't see any use for continuing to sell [=DVDs=] in a foreign niche market when they could just produce them locally and save more money. By 2013, most of its anime licenses were carried over to other studios.

Mostly unrelated to, and not to be confused with, Bandai Visual (their biggest licensor) or NamcoBandai (the parent company).
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!!Anime and manga released by Bandai Entertainment:
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* ''Anime/AgentAika'' (originally released by Creator/CentralParkMedia)
* ''Anime/AngelLinks'' (re-acquired by FUNimation)
* ''Anime/AngelTales''
* ''Anime/ArgentoSoma'' (re-acquired by Creator/SentaiFilmworks)
* ''Anime/{{Betterman}}'' (re-acquired by Sentai Filmworks)
* ''Anime/TheBigO'' (re-acquired by Sentai Filmworks)
* ''Anime/BlueSubmarineNo6'' (re-acquired by Creator/DiscotekMedia)
* ''Anime/BrainPowerd'' (re-acquired by Sentai Filmworks)
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' (re-acquired by FUNimation)
* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' (to be reissued in 2014 by Creator/FUNimation)
* ''LightNovel/CrestOfTheStars'' (re-acquired by FUNimation)
* Anime/DragonDrive
* ''Anime/EurekaSeven'' (Reissued in 2014 by Creator/FUNimation, who did the sequel series, ''Anime/EurekaSevenAO'')
* Anime/FantasticChildren
* ''Anime/FiveCentimetersPerSecond''
* ''Anime/{{Flag}}''
* Anime/GalaxyAngel
* ''Anime/{{Geneshaft}}''
* ''[[Anime/SoraOKakeruShoujo The Girl Who Leapt Through Space]]'' (re-acquired by Sentai Filmworks)
* ''Anime/TheGirlWhoLeaptThroughTime''
* ''[[Anime/AyakashiAyashi Ghost Slayers Ayashi]]''
* ''[[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Gurren Lagann]]'' (re-acquired by Creator/AniplexUSA)
* ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler''
* Anime/InfiniteRyvius
* ''Anime/KazemakaseTsukikageRan''
* ''Anime/JubeiChan'' (re-released by Creator/MediaBlasters)
* ''Anime/JunkersComeHere''
* ''Manga/KOn'' (first season) (re-acquired by Sentai Filmworks, who released the second season and the movie)
* ''Manga/{{Kurokami}}'' (re-acquired by Sentai Filmworks)
* ''Manga/LoveHina'' (later reissued by Creator/{{Funimation}})
* ''Manga/LuckyStar''
* Anime/MarsDaybreak
* ''[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya]]'': The anime, the two spin-offs and the movie.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' and most of its sequel series.
* ''[[Anime/MaiHime My-HiME]]'' (re-acquired by FUNimation)
* ''[[Anime/{{Mai-Otome}} My-Otome]]'' and its two [=OVAs=] (re-acquired by FUNimation)
* ''Manga/OutlawStar'' (re-acquired by Funimation)
* Anime/OvermanKingGainer
* ''Anime/{{Planetes}}''
* ''Anime/RoninWarriors''
* ''Anime/SaberMarionetteJ''
* ''Literature/ScrappedPrincess'' (anime)
* ''Anime/SCryed''
* ''Anime/SilentMobius''
* ''Anime/StarDriver''
* ''Anime/SwordOfTheStranger''
* ''Film/TekkenBloodVengeance''
* '' Anime/WolfsRain''
* ''Anime/WXIIIPatlaborTheMovie3''
* ''[[Franchise/SentouYouseiYukikaze Yukikaze]]''
* ''Anime/{{Zegapain}}'' (re-acquired by Sentai Filmworks)
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!!Anime and manga released by Bandai Visual USA under the "Honneamise" label before being acquired by Bandai Entertainment:
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* ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' (reissued by Creator/{{Funimation}})
* ''[[Anime/FreedomProject Freedom]]''
* ''Anime/GunBuster''
** ''Anime/DieBuster'' (as ''[=GunBuster=] 2'') (reissued by Creator/DiscotekMedia)
* ''Anime/{{Patlabor}}'' (first and second movies)
* ''Anime/RoyalSpaceForceTheWingsOfHonneamise'' (re-acquired by MaidenJapan)
* ''Anime/{{Shigofumi}}'' (reissued by Creator/SentaiFilmworks)
* ''Anime/{{Sola}}''
* ''Anime/TheWingsOfRean''
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!!Anime and manga dropped due to their distribution discontinuation:
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* ''{{LightNovel/Gosick}}''
* ''Manga/{{Nichijou}}''
* ''Anime/TurnAGundam''
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!!Tropes associated with Bandai Entertainment:

* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Any of their titles that has not yet been rescued will be this. ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' in particular has only seen ''Anime/GundamUnicorn'' re-licensed.
** ''{{Manga/Nichijou}}'' (both anime and manga), ''Anime/TurnAGundam'' and ''{{LightNovel/Gosick}}'' never had an official home media release in America, although you can still watch them on Crunchyroll. For Oceania, with the exception of ''Anime/TurnAGundam'', Creator/MadmanEntertainment put them out on DVD in sub-only form.
* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: For several titles, notably:
** ''The Melancholy Of LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' came out in both a VanillaEdition and a LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition, with the latter version including soundtrack [=CDs=] and bonus [=DVDs=] featuring the episodes presented in original broadcast order.
** This was also done with the US release of ''LuckyStar'' (except for the last volume).
** With the US release of ''Anime/CodeGeass'', Bandai planned out three different releases, specifically targeting the different levels of anime fans. For casual fans, there's the VanillaEdition single [=DVDs=] and "volume packs" (two [=DVDs=] packaged together). For the real fanatics, there's the LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition, which is a two-pack plus [[AllThereInTheManual a Sound Episode CD]], an official soundtrack CD and a volume of the spinoff manga.
** .hack//sign did this when it came out on DVD. They had the [[VanillaEdition regular DVDs]] and then they had the special edition ones with a Soundtrack CD in each. Except the last two. Second to last had a box to put the previous [=CDs=] in, and the last had an extra disc with a few special features on it.
** Bandai's release of ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' was handled quite beautifully. On top of the vanilla editions for all 14 [=DVDs=] (covering both seasons,) a special edition was released as well, and it only cost about $10 more. The 14 [=DVDs=] provided 2 figurines of Motoko, 1 of Batou, 1 of Togusa, 2 Jameson units, 3 Tachikomas, 2 Android Maids, a 2nd Gig mousepad, a Laughing Man t-shirt, the first three Original Sound Tracks, a Section 9 Employee badge, as well as Tin [=DVD=] cases to hold the [=DVDs=] in. Also, the 2nd Gig [=DVDs=] themselves came in metal cases, which themselves are stored in a rather fancy tin [=DVD=] case.
* NoDubForYou: Some of their titles in it's later years came without a dub including ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' and ''Anime/TheGirlWhoLeaptThroughSpace''
* VanillaEdition: Due to a sudden shift of the rights to ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' from Creator/ADVFilms to Bandai right before the former was about to start their release, Bandai decided that they would quickly release a version that has only the subbed episodes in three volumes, while the full release (dual-audio, {{feelies}}, and really cool box) was finished in 2009.
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