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Bandai Entertainment was an anime distributor that was a subsidary of Namco Bandai Holdings (USA), Inc. The company was founded in the late 90's and released titles such as Cowboy Bebop, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, Outlaw Star, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and K-ON!. The company also published manga and light novels as well as released anime music soundtracks. Bandai Entertaiment shut down in 2012.

History

Founded in 1998, Bandai Entertainment is a subsidary of Bandai America devoted to licensing and distributing anime in North America. They initially release their titles on VHS under the AnimeVillage label before switching to their own name. Pioneer handled their distribution services until 2004. In 2005, Bandai Visual established Bandai Visual USA, which was not affiliated with BEI, but also released anime in the North American market. In 2008, Namco Bandai merged Bandai Visual USA to Bandai Entertainment. On January 3, 2012, Bandai announced that they would stop offering new releases and focusing on their exsisting catalog. On August 31, 2012, Bandai announced they would cease their home video, manga and novel sales, thereby shutting down the company. Many of Bandai's titles have since been relicensed by Discotek Media, FUNimation Entertainment, Aniplex of America, Media Blasters, Right Stuf Inc., and Sentai Filmworks.

Dubs

The following is a list of dubs comissioned by Bandai.

Anime

Series

OVAs & Specials

Films

Live Action

Films

  • Dark Soldier D (1998) (Ocean Productions)
  • Cutie Honey (2004) (NYAV Post)

Licensed Works

These are titles dubbed by other companies, but at one point were licensed by Bandai.

Anime

Series

OVAs

  • Agent Aika (1997-1999) (Dubbed by Mercury Productions)

Films

  • Akira (1988) (Dubbed by Animaze)

External Links

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