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On September 1, 2009, Creator/ADVFilms dissolved itself and distributed its properties to several companies.
* {{AEsir Holdings}} has acquired "a subordinated interest in selected programming from ADV's film library together with other intellectual property."
* Valkyrie Media Partners, LLC has acquired Creator/AnimeNetwork Inc; the [[http://www.theanimenetwork.com/ web site]] and [[http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Watch-Online Online Player]].
* SXION 23, LLC , or "Section23Films," has assumed "account servicing and distribution operations in connection with the library acquired by {{AEsir Holdings}}."
* SeraphimDigitalStudios, LLC acquired Amusement Park Media.
Section 23 is named after the [[http://law.justia.com/codes/texas/2009/business-and-commerce-code/title-3-insolvency-fraudulent-transfers-and-fraud/chapter-23-assignments-for-the-benefit-of-creditors/ Texas law]] that allowed ADV to reorganize.

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!!Series licensed by the companies, past or present, include:

* ''VisualNovel/ElevenEyes''
* ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' (the second season of the TV series; part of the mass licensing transfer)
* ''VisualNovel/{{AIR}}'' (TV series and movie; both were part of the mass licensing transfer)
* ''Anime/AKB0048''
* ''LightNovel/AllisonAndLillia''
* ''Anime/AllPurposeCulturalCatGirlNukuNuku''
* ''Anime/AngelBeats''
* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' (Anime & manga, though the latter is now licensed by Yen Press)
* [[{{Gunnm}} Battle Angel]]
* ''Anime/BestStudentCouncil''
* BigO (rescued from Bandai)
* ''Manga/BlueDrop''
* ''Manga/BlueSeed''
* BubblegumCrisis: [[ContinuityReboot Tokyo 2040]] (now distributed by FUNimation)
* BurnUp, BurnUp W, BurnUp Excess
* ''Anime/{{Canaan}}''
* Manga/ChronoCrusade (Now being distributed by FUNimation)
* ''VisualNovel/{{CLANNAD}}'' (both the first series, movie, and ''After Story'')
* ''Anime/CoyoteRagtimeShow'' (part of the mass licensing transfer)
* ''Manga/CromartieHighSchool'' (Anime, manga)
* CuteyHoney (The ''Shin[=/=]New'' OVA)
* DemonKingDaimao
* DevilHunterYohko (their first release)
* DevilMayCryTheAnimatedSeries (part of the mass licensing transfer)
* LightNovel/DirtyPair (''Project EDEN'' film, {{OVA}} features ''Affair of Nolandia'' and ''Flight 005 Conspiracy'', and OVA series, all now distributed by Creator/NozomiEntertainment)
** Anime/DirtyPairFlash (now distributed by Nozomi)
* ''Manga/{{DNAngel}}'' (now being distributed by Creator/DiscotekMedia)
* ''Film/EbirahHorrorOfTheDeep'' (to be released under the Kraken Releasing subdivision)
* ''Edens Bowy''
* Manga/ElfenLied
* Anime/ExcelSaga (now being distributed by FUNimation)
* {{F3}} (via Soft Cel Pictures)
* FinalFantasyUnlimited
* Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar (''New Fist of the North Star'' and ''Legend of the Dark Kings: A Fist of the North Star Story'')
* FiveCentimetersPerSecond (license later transferred to Creator/BandaiEntertainment and Crunchyroll)
* Literature/FromTheNewWorld
* LightNovel/FullMetalPanic (original anime and ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu''; ''The Second Raid'' was licensed by Kadokawa Pictures and distributed by Creator/{{FUNimation}}, although ADV's dub studio was hired to record the dub with the original dub cast. ADV/Section 23's license to the first two series has since expired and Creator/{{FUNimation}} now has all three of them.)
* [[{{Gamera}} Gamera: Guardian of the Universe]]
* {{Gantz}} (Now relicensed to {{Funimation}})
* {{Gasaraki}}
* Anime/GatchamanCrowds
* GenesisClimberMospeada (expired)
* GetBackers
* GhostHound
* [[ShinkonGattaiGodannar Godannar]]
* ''Film/GodzillaVsGigan'' (to be released under the Kraken Releasing subdivision)
* ''Film/GodzillaVsHedorah'' (to be released under the Kraken Releasing subdivision)
* GoldenBoy (Licence expired; re-released by Creator/MediaBlasters.)
* Manga/{{Golgo 13}} (TV series)
* {{Gravion}}
* GraveOfTheFireflies
* Animation/GuardianFairyMichel
* LightNovel/GuinSaga (anime; manga is licensed by Vertical)
* GunslingerGirl (manga; now being distributed by SevenSeasEntertainment)
* GunsmithCats
* HappyLesson (only the first TV series, and [[LostEpisode frustratingly enough]], the first three episodes of the 5-episode OVA)
* HeIsMyMaster (anime; manga is licensed by SevenSeasEntertainment)
* HidamariSketch (anime; manga is licensed by Yen Press)
* HighSchoolOfTheDead
* InfiniteStratos
* InnocentVenus (license was apparently lost in 2008 and never transferred to anyone else)
* {{Kanon}} (all but the last disc, which was released by {{Funimation}}; part of the massive licensing transfer)
** Specifically, the 2006 ''Kanon'' remake by KyotoAnimation, not the original adaptation done in 2002 by Creator/ToeiAnimation.
* KaleidoStar (now being distributed by FUNimation)
* LightNovel/{{Kampfer}}
* KeroroGunsou (part of the mass licensing transfer, dropped after some DevelopmentHell and now belongs to {{Funimation}}.)
* ''Anime/KidouTenshiAngelicLayer'' (anime; license expired)
* KinosJourney
* KoihimeMusou
* LeChevalierDEon (part of the mass licensing transfer)
* LostUniverse (now distributed by Nozomi)
* {{Madlax}}
* [[Anime/AbenobashiMahouShoutengai Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi]]
* {{Mahoromatic}} (re-release, originally released by Creator/{{Geneon}})
* MariaHolic (anime)
* MartianSuccessorNadesico
* MasterOfMosquiton (OVA, only on VHS; re-released on DVD by Creator/MediaBlasters with the ADV dub)
* Anime/{{Megazone 23}} (license formerly held by HarmonyGold and Creator/StreamlinePictures).
* MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch (later dropped before releasing a single volume, because [[LongRunners a 52-episode]] MagicalGirl WidgetSeries needed some kind of TV deal to survive, which they could not get, though apparently a complete dub was recorded)
* Anime/MonsterRancher (DVD rights only, dropped after releasing one volume)
* MythicalDetectiveLokiRagnarok (the anime and some of the manga)
* NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater
* {{Needless}}
* NeoHumanCasshern
* Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion (original TV series only, expired)
* Anime/NerimaDaikonBrothers (part of the mass licensing transfer)
* Anime/{{Noir}} (now being distributed by Creator/{{FUNimation}})
* PaniPoniDash (part of the mass licensing transfer, now distributed by Creator/{{FUNimation}})
* {{Persona 4}}: The Animation
* [[ShinkyokuSoukaiPolyphonica Polyphonica]]
* {{Pretear}}
* PrincessNine (now licensed by Creator/NozomiEntertainment)
* Anime/PrincessTutu
* Anime/PumpkinScissors (part of the mass licensing transfer)
* Anime/PuniPuniPoemi
* Anime/RahXephon
* Anime/{{Robotech}} (licensed by Harmony Gold / Creator/TatsunokoProduction, now being distributed by New Video/A&E Home Entertainment)
* RozenMaiden (originally licensed by Creator/{{Geneon}})
* Manga/RuinExplorers
* RuneSoldierLouie (Anime; incomplete release of the manga.)
* Manga/SailorMoon (Seasons 1-2, home video only; license was held by DiC, now expired)
* SaintSeiya (Home video rights only, license was held by DiC, now expired)
* {{Saiyuki}} (Only ''Gensoumaden'' and the movie. ''RELOAD'' and ''RELOAD Gunlock'' went to Geneon.)
* SakuraWars (only the TV series and the first two [=OVAs=])
* SamuraiGirls
* SamuraiGun (ADV [[InternationalCoproduction co-produced]] the anime)
* Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman (Sub-licensed from Sandy Frank Entertainment to produce the uncut release, license expired in 2007, then reacquired by SentaiFilmworks in 2013)
* {{Scryed}} (rescued from Bandai)
* SenkoNoNightRaid (as ''Night Raid 1931'')
* ShatteredAngels (part of the mass licensing transfer)
* {{Slayers}} (The movies and {{OVA}}s; the TV series are all currently licensed by {{Funimation}})
* SolBianca (The original {{OVA}}; Pioneer released the revival series.)
* SorcererHunters
* SteelAngelKurumi (everything except the last OVA)
* SukebanDeka (OAV)
* SuperDimensionFortressMacross (the original 1982 series, after Creator/{{Animeigo}}'s sub-only release, expired)
* SuperDimensionCavalrySouthernCross (expired)
* SuperGals (The first season, the second season was licensed by Creator/NozomiEntertainment, who later re-released Season 1)
* TearsToTiara
* Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann (until they lost the license to Bandai before ever releasing an episode)
* [[TokyoMajin Tokyo Majin Gakuen]] (part of the mass licensing transfer)
* UFOUltramaidenValkyrie (3rd & 4th seasons were part of the mass licensing transfer)
* {{Utawarerumono}} (part of the mass licensing transfer)
* Anime/VariableGeo
* VenusVersusVirus (part of the mass licensing transfer)
* TheWallflower (part of the mass licensing transfer)
* Manga/WeddingPeach
* ''Anime/WelcomeToTheNHK'' (part of the mass licensing transfer)
* VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} (The TV anime; part of the mass licensing transfer))
* {{Yotsubato}} (license dropped and now owned by Yen Press)
* YoureUnderArrest (''Mini Specials'', the movie, and second TV season)
* {{Yumeria}}
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