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->''"Running a team of vigilante {{bounty hunter}}s is something that I've always aspired to do."''\\
--Madman co-founder '''Tim Anderson''', from an extra on the Australian DVD release of ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis 2032'', the company's first acquisition

Originally beginning in 1996 solely to distribute anime in Australia, [[http://www.madman.com.au Madman Entertainment]] has grown into one of the largest entertainment companies in UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} and UsefulNotes/NewZealand, accounting for 97 percent of all anime DVD sales in Australia, with an annual turnover of around $50 million AUD.

Madman has secured the local release rights to a number of very popular franchises including ''Manga/OnePiece'', ''Manga/DragonBall'', ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', ''Manga/{{Akira}}'', ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', and almost all of Creator/StudioGhibli's catalogue. In addition to DVD sales, Madman also manages the theatrical release of some of their titles, particularly the Studio Ghibli movies.

Madman also sub license anime from Creator/AnimEigo, Creator/BandaiEntertainment, Creator/{{Funimation}}, Creator/HarmonyGold, Creator/SentaiFilmworks, Creator/VizMedia, and formerly Creator/ADVFilms and Creator/{{Geneon}}. Madman has always acted as the distributor for Manga's products until 2003 when Creator/MangaEntertainment Australia Ltd merged with Madman. This happened so if Manga lost a license in Australia, Madman would pick it up. If Madman Entertainment lost the license for anime from American companies, Manga UK would sub-license anime to Madman.

In May 2014, they officially opened the streaming service [[https://www.animelab.com/ AnimeLab]]. Offering up over 200 of their (and fellow licencors Hanabee and Siren Visual's) titles from their back catalog as well as entering the simulcast game. The site is exclusively for Australian and New Zealand residents notably, something they love to point out the irony of considering how [[NoExportForYou many services in the U.S. have geoblocked them]].

In addition to anime and manga, Madman also distribute various other genres such as Australian television (mostly from Creator/{{SBS}}), Asian cinema, UsefulNotes/{{Bollywood}}, action sports and even independent films. They also have the distribution rights to original Creator/CartoonNetwork and Creator/AdultSwim series. And if that's not enough, they've started their own studio, [[http://www.madmanproductions.com.au/ Madman Productions]].

Seriously, Madman distributes a ''ton'' of product, and only part of it is anime and manga (although they have a near monopoly on both mediums in their part of the world). There's way too much to list it all here, so we refer you to these pages:

* MadmanEntertainment.AnimeAndManga
* MadmanEntertainment.DirectorsSuite (a sublabel focusing on films by well-known directors)
* MadmanEntertainment.EasternEye (a sublabel focusing on Asian cinema)
* MadmanEntertainment.{{Film}}
* MadmanEntertainment.LiveActionTV
* MadmanEntertainment.WesternAnimation

Website/AnimeNewsNetwork's [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=1372 listing of Madman anime and manga]] is also worth checking out.

They're really Aussie. [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Madman_Entertainment#Notes Dodgy, but enthusiastic.]]