Aniplex USA (AKA Aniplex of America) is the American division of the Japanese anime and music producing company Aniplex
. It was established in 2005 and it recently began to release more and more titles, some of them being expensive Japanese import Blu-rays. It's also produced several English dubs in association with Bang Zoom! Entertainment
Titles distributed by Aniplex USA:
Tropes associated with Aniplex USA:
- Limited Special Collector's Ultimate Edition: They're rather fond of using bonus content as a way to jack up the price of their DVDs to obscene levels - usually around $80-$90 for a twelve-episode show and $140-$150 for a 24 episode show.
- However, nothing comes close to their release of the Blu-ray edition of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, which was sold for $550 for a 27 episode series!
- They topped themselves again with Kill la Kill, which features a single four-episode volume priced at $76 with no Vanilla Edition in sight.
- No Dub for You: A lot of their titles are sub only, but, unlike NIS America (at least until March 2014), it doesn't completely refuse to do so, and do release some titles with English dubs (if that weren't the case, Sword Art Online and Blue Exorcist would not have been able to air on Toonami).