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RIP ADV Films
last modified: Thursday, September 03, 2009 (12:16:06 PM)
In case you just joined us, ADV Films, the once-mighty anime distributor in the U.S., has closed its doors. Read the following articles and discuss:

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-09-01/adv-films-shuts-down-transfers-assets-to-other-companies

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/editorial/2009-09-01/what-happening-with-adv-films
re: RIP ADV FilmsThursday, September 03, 2009 - 2:38:23 PM
Iwakuralain16

/cry


re: RIP ADV FilmsThursday, September 03, 2009 - 4:14:03 PM
penguinton

This makes me sad.


re: RIP ADV FilmsThursday, September 03, 2009 - 7:42:16 PM
tex-chan

It makes me sad, too. At the same time, the last time I ordered from them, I never got the DVDs. And I could not contact anyone to get any sort of assistance with my order or a refund. I wondered at that time whether or not they were going to stay in business, as it was very unlike them -- at least, based on my prior dealings with ADV.


re: RIP ADV FilmsFriday, September 04, 2009 - 2:14:48 PM
ginga123

wow. And, I was planning on saving up some cash for myself this Christmas and purchase some DVDs from their web site. I am sad too.


re: RIP ADV FilmsFriday, September 04, 2009 - 2:15:16 PM
ginga123

you should post this on AB, if you haven''t already :)



re: RIP ADV FilmsSaturday, September 05, 2009 - 6:04:51 PM
noisywalrus

That''s unfortunate, but it was a long time in the making. ADV''s finances and management were never in a position to run a company growing that fast. (Conclusion drawn from *minor* amounts of insider info.)


re: RIP ADV FilmsThursday, September 10, 2009 - 4:16:30 PM
Q

sucks


re: RIP ADV FilmsSaturday, September 12, 2009 - 7:36:05 PM
KahmCelWorld

Add these poor souls to the anime cemetary:
ADV
Geneon
Pioneer
US Manga Corps
Drama Queen Publishers
CPM - Central Park Media
June Planning
Be Beautiful
Kandokawa Pictures
Streamline Pictures
Manga Entertainment
1 foot in the grave:
Anime-Eigo
VIZ
Tokyopop
Still standing:
Funimation
Media-Blasters
Bandai

**remember kiddies - get bigger hard drives because DOWNLOADING doesn''t hurt anyone!


re: RIP ADV FilmsWednesday, September 16, 2009 - 5:13:21 PM
momo

That''s a long list Kahm! Looks like overall not the only ones who had good memories from long ago with ADV. Ah older anime companies we will miss thee.