Monday, April 12, 2010

Toei Shopping Out Sailor Moon

ICv2 Reported This Morning:

"Toei Animation is offering 200 refurbished episodes of the Sailor Moon Magical Girl anime at the MIPTV market that will be held next week in Cannes. MIPTV is a worldwide content market at which producers such as Toei offer their wares to representatives of TV networks and syndicators of electronic entertainment from more than 100 countries. In addition to the Sailor Moon episodes Toei is also offering the rights to the 243 episodes of the 1980s TV anime Dr. Slump, which is based on the manga series by Dragon Ball-creator Akira Toriyama.

The 200 episodes of Sailor Moon would presumably include all the Sailor Moon TV anime series including the original series (46 episodes), Sailor Moon R (43 episodes), Sailor Moon S (38 episodes), Sailor Moon Super S (39 episodes), and Sailor Moon Stars (34 episodes, the only episodes that have never been available in the U.S.).

You know it's a slow news day when someone has to report what someone is 'thinking' about doing, rather than what they actually did (i.e. Sailor Moon has been acquired by XXX...). Still, the news is welcome none the less. SM has been off the R1 market since 2006 precisely because Toei wanted ridiculous money for the licence renewals, and maybe they are finally coming around to the thought that something is better than nothing. Lets hope they can make a deal and get SM re-released here in the US!

1 comment:

Jeremy said...

In b4 Funimation acquires it.