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On September 1, 2009, Creator/ADVFilms dissolved itself and distributed its properties to several companies.
* [=AE=]sir 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 "Section 23 Films," has assumed "account servicing and distribution operations in connection with the library acquired by [=AEsir=] Holdings."
* Creator/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:
[[index]]
[=*=] Currently unlicensed and[=/=]or out of print
* ''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 Creator/YenPress)
* ''[[Manga/{{Gunnm}} Battle Angel]]''*
* ''Anime/BestStudentCouncil''
* ''Anime/TheBigO'' (rescued from Bandai)
* ''Manga/BlueDrop''
* ''Manga/BlueSeed''*
* Anime/BubblegumCrisis: [[ContinuityReboot Tokyo 2040]] (now distributed by Creator/FUNimation)
* ''Anime/BurnUp'', ''Burn Up W'', ''Burn Up Excess''
* ''Anime/{{Canaan}}''
* ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' (Anime now being distributed by Creator/FUNimation)
* ''VisualNovel/{{CLANNAD}}'' (both the first series, movie, and ''After Story'')
* ''[[VisualNovel/ComicParty Comic Party Revolution]]'' (part of the mass licensing transfer, now distributed by Creator/FUNimation)
* ''Anime/CoyoteRagtimeShow'' (part of the mass licensing transfer)
* ''Manga/CromartieHighSchool'' (Anime, manga, anime now distributed by Creator/DiscotekMedia)
* ''Anime/CuteyHoney'' (The ''Shin[=/=]New'' OVA)
* ''LightNovel/DemonKingDaimao''
* ''Anime/DevilHunterYohko'' (their first release)
* ''Anime/DevilMayCryTheAnimatedSeries'' (part of the mass licensing transfer, now distributed by Creator/{{FUNimation}})
* ''Anime/DiGiCharat'' (Original Series and specials, the former being a license rescue from Synch-Point)
** ''Panyo Panyo Di Gi Charat''*
** ''Di Gi Charat - Winter Garden''
* ''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''* (anime; later distributed by Creator/DiscotekMedia, though now even their release is out of print)
* ''Film/EbirahHorrorOfTheDeep'' (released under the Kraken Releasing subdivision)
** ''Film/DestroyAllMonsters'' (license expired, now held by Creator/MediaBlasters)
** ''Film/GodzillaVsHedorah'' (released under the Kraken Releasing subdivision)
** ''Film/GodzillaVsGigan'' (released under the Kraken Releasing subdivision)
** ''Film/TheReturnOfGodzilla'' (released under the Kraken Releasing subdivision)
* ''Edens Bowy''
* ''Manga/ElfenLied''
* ''Anime/ExcelSaga'' (now being distributed by Creator/FUNimation)
* ''{{F3}}'' (via Soft Cel Pictures)
* ''Anime/FinalFantasyUnlimited''*
* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' (''New Fist of the North Star'' and ''Legend of the Dark Kings: A Fist of the North Star Story'')
* ''Anime/FiveCentimetersPerSecond'' (license later transferred to Creator/BandaiEntertainment and Crunchyroll with a new dub, now distributed by Creator/DiscotekMedia with said new dub)
* ''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]]'' (now distributed by Creator/MillCreekEntertainment)
* ''Manga/{{Gantz}}'' (Now relicensed to Creator/FUNimation)
* ''Anime/{{Gasaraki}}''
* ''Anime/GatchamanCrowds''
* ''Anime/GenesisClimberMospeada''* (expired)
* ''Manga/GetBackers''
* ''Anime/GhostHound''
* ''Anime/GhostStories'' (now distributed by Creator/DiscotekMedia)
* ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer''
* ''[[Anime/ShinkonGattaiGodannar Godannar]]''
* ''Manga/GoldenBoy'' (Licence expired; re-released by Creator/MediaBlasters.)
* ''Manga/{{Golgo 13}}'' (TV series)
* ''Anime/{{Gravion}}''
* ''Anime/GraveOfTheFireflies''
* ''Animation/GuardianFairyMichel''
* ''LightNovel/GuinSaga'' (anime; manga is licensed by Vertical)
* ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'' (manga; now being distributed by Creator/SevenSeasEntertainment)
* ''Manga/GunsmithCats''*
* ''Manga/HappyLesson'' (only the first TV series, and [[LostEpisode frustratingly enough]], the first three episodes of the 5-episode OVA)
* ''Manga/HeIsMyMaster'' (anime; manga is licensed by Creator/SevenSeasEntertainment)
* ''Manga/HidamariSketch'' (anime; manga is licensed by Creator/YenPress)
* ''Manga/HighSchoolOfTheDead''
* ''LightNovel/HyakkaRyouranSamuraiGirls''
* ''Anime/InfiniteStratos''
* ''Anime/InnocentVenus''* (license was apparently lost in 2008 and never transferred to anyone else)
* ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}'' (all but the last disc, which was released by Creator/FUNimation; part of the massive licensing transfer)
** Specifically, the 2006 ''Kanon'' remake by KyotoAnimation, not the original adaptation done in 2002 by Creator/ToeiAnimation.
* ''Anime/KaleidoStar'' (now being distributed by Creator/FUNimation)
* ''LightNovel/{{Kampfer}}''
* ''Anime/KidouTenshiAngelicLayer'' (anime; license expired, then reacquired by Creator/SentaiFilmworks in 2015)
* ''LightNovel/KinosJourney''*
* ''VisualNovel/KoihimeMusou''
* ''Anime/LeChevalierDEon'' (part of the mass licensing transfer)
* ''Anime/LostUniverse'' (now distributed by Creator/NozomiEntertainment)
* ''Anime/{{Madlax}}''
* ''Anime/MagicalShoppingArcadeAbenobashi''
* ''Manga/{{Mahoromatic}}'' (re-release, originally released by Creator/{{Geneon}})
* Manga/MariaHolic (anime)
* ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico'' (now distributed by Creator/NozomiEntertainment)
* ''Anime/MasterOfMosquiton'' (OVA, only on VHS; re-released on DVD by Creator/MediaBlasters with the ADV dub)
* ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}''
* ''Anime/{{Megazone 23}}''* (license formerly held by HarmonyGold and Creator/StreamlinePictures).
* ''Manga/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; now distributed by Creator/DiscotekMedia)
* ''Manga/MythicalDetectiveLokiRagnarok'' (the anime and some of the manga)
* ''Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater''
* ''Manga/{{Needless}}''
* ''Anime/NeoHumanCasshern''
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''* (original TV series only, expired)
* ''Anime/NerimaDaikonBrothers'' (part of the mass licensing transfer)
* ''Anime/NightRaid1931''
* ''Anime/{{Noir}}'' (now being distributed by Creator/FUNimation)
* ''Anime/PaniPoniDash'' (part of the mass licensing transfer, now distributed by Creator/FUNimation)
* ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation''
* ''[[VisualNovel/ShinkyokuSoukaiPolyphonica Polyphonica]]''
* ''{{Pretear}}''
* ''Anime/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)
* ''Manga/RozenMaiden'' (originally licensed by Creator/{{Geneon}})
* ''Manga/RuinExplorers''
* ''Anime/RuneSoldierLouie'' (Anime; incomplete release of the manga.)
* ''Manga/SailorMoon'' (Seasons 1-2, both 1995 dub and uncut sub versions, home video only; license was held by Creator/DiC, now expired and transferred to Creator/VizMedia) %%Anime redirects to Manga
* ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' (Home video rights only, license was held by DiC, now expired)
* ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'' (Only ''Gensoumaden'' and the movie. ''RELOAD'' and ''RELOAD Gunlock'' went to Geneon.)
* ''Anime/SakuraWarsTV'' (plus the first two ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' [=OVAs=])
* ''Manga/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 Creator/SentaiFilmworks in 2013)
* ''Anime/{{Scryed}}'' (rescued from Bandai)
* ''Manga/SgtFrog'' (part of the mass licensing transfer, dropped after some DevelopmentHell and now belongs to Creator/FUNimation.)
* ''Anime/ShatteredAngels'' (part of the mass licensing transfer)
* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}''* (The movies and {{OVA}}s; the TV series are all currently licensed by Creator/FUNimation)
* ''Anime/SolBianca'' (The original {{OVA}}; Pioneer released the revival series.)
* ''Anime/SonicTheHedgehogTheMovie''*
* ''Manga/SorcererHunters''
* ''Anime/SteelAngelKurumi'' (everything except the last OVA)
* ''Anime/StreetFighterIIV''* (UK VHS only, which, interestingly enough, had a separate dub from that provided by Creator/MangaEntertainment for the US)
* ''Manga/SukebanDeka'' (OAV)
* ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' (the original 1982 series, after Creator/{{Animeigo}}'s sub-only release, expired)
* ''Anime/SuperDimensionCavalrySouthernCross'' (expired)
* ''Manga/SuperGals'' (The first season, the second season was licensed by Creator/NozomiEntertainment, who later re-released Season 1)
* ''Manga/{{Tactics}}''* (Manga)
* ''Anime/TearsToTiara''
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' (until they lost the license to Bandai before ever releasing an episode)
* ''[[Anime/TokyoMajin Tokyo Majin Gakuen]]'' (part of the mass licensing transfer)
* Anime/UFOUltramaidenValkyrie (3rd & 4th seasons were part of the mass licensing transfer)
* Anime/{{Utawarerumono}} (part of the mass licensing transfer)
* ''Anime/VariableGeo''
* ''Manga/VenusVersusVirus'' (part of the mass licensing transfer)
* ''Manga/TheWallflower'' (part of the mass licensing transfer)
* ''Manga/WeddingPeach''*
* LightNovel/WelcomeToTheNHK (part of the mass licensing transfer)
* ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}''* (The TV anime; part of the mass licensing transfer, later distributed by Creator/FUNimation, but is now out of print)
* ''Manga/{{Yotsubato}}'' (license dropped and now owned by Creator/YenPress)
* ''Manga/YoureUnderArrest'' (''Mini Specials'', the movie, and second TV season)
* ''Anime/{{Yumeria}}''
[[/index]]
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