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Wednesday, 30 September 2009 12:46

Kadokawa PicturesThis could be bigger news than it sounds, or it may not, but Kadokawa Pictures USA is to be wound up. The name may not be immediately well-known to some, as the outfit hasn't operated in the same way as other US anime distributors, but many of their titles will be - Full Metal Panic! Second Raidm Lucky Star, and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, amongst others. Rather than release titles directly, the company farmed out production and distribution of its titles to other US anime firms, including Bandai, FUNimation and Nozomi.

But enough of the history lesson. Despite having some high-profile and, by most accounts, successful titles, the Japanese-owned company is shutting up shop. Quite what this means for their titles that are already out there or scheduled for release remains to be seen - more details when that becomes apparent.

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