Friday, October 15, 2010

Media Blasters Cancels Kanokon DVD #2 & #3

Ahhh shit.

Media Blasters, in a surprise announcement via their twitter account yesterday afternoon, said that they will not release DVD volumes 2 and 3 of Kanokon. They are now planning to release the series only as a complete boxed set, probably next March.

In the statement they said that the box set will be "priced low enough so not to punish folks who picked up V1." I would assume that means it will probably carry a $30 or $40 MSRP.

I'm not sure what's going on over at MB folks, but I'm pretty concerned. We've been waiting for restocks on Ah My Buddha boxes since July - they have been out of stock so long Amazon isn't even taking backorders for them anymore. What they are telling us, and what we see happening seem to be two different things.

Anyway, all pre-orders for Kanokon #2 and #3 will be canceled, and we'll put the box set up for pre-order whenever they put it on the release schedule.

Maybe you folks should be thinking about picking up any MB titles that you have been looking at but don't yet have. I'm not suggesting anything is going to happen, I'm just sayin - you know?...

2 comments:

Starcade, back on Leviathan said...

I think you're just saying MB isn't long for this Earth...

Which would be very little surprise, given present parameters of the business...

Starcade, back on Leviathan said...

I think you've got your answer now.

Media Blasters has teamed up with a new distributor, Allegro Media -- freeing them up to concentrate on localization.

Makes me wonder if this might be a merger of some sort, that basically MB is basically now subsumed into Allegro, perhaps?

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-10-25/media-blasters-partners-with-allegro