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Madman Entertainment
Madman Entertainment
Entertainment
is an Australian company that distributes Australian and foreign films as well as television series, children's content, sports, Japanese anime and manga, graphic novels in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji
Fiji
and the rest of Australasia. Madman is one of the major entertainment companies in Australia. It employs approx 100 people and has an annual turnover of around A$50 million.[1] Its headquarters is in Richmond, Victoria.[2][3] Madman has secured the local release rights to popular titles including Sailor Moon, One Piece, Dragon Ball, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Akira, Steins;Gate
Steins;Gate
and almost all of Studio Ghibli's catalogue
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List Of Business Entities
A business entity is an entity that is formed and administered as per corporate law in order to engage in business activities, charitable work, or other activities allowable. Most often, business entities are formed to sell a product or a service. There are many types of business entities defined in the legal systems of various countries. These include corporations, cooperatives, partnerships, sole traders, limited liability company and other specifically permitted and labelled types of entities. The specific rules vary by country and by state or province
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Geneon
NBCUniversal
NBCUniversal
Entertainment Japan
Japan
LLC (NBCユニバーサル・エンターテイメントジャパン合同会社, Enubīshī Yunibāsaru Entāteimento Japan
Japan
Gōdō-gaisha) (formerly known as Geneon Universal Entertainment and previously Pioneer LDC – Pioneer LaserDisc Company, a former subsidiary of Pioneer Corporation) is a Japanese music, anime and home entertainment production and distribution enterprise headquartered in Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo, Japan. From its days as Geneon Universal Entertainment, Geneon has been involved in the production and distribution of several anime in Japan. Geneon's North American branch (founded as Pioneer Entertainment) specialized in translating and distributing anime and related merchandise, such as soundtracks across the region. Geneon is a portmanteau of the English words, generate and eon
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Siren Visual
Siren Visual (formerly Siren Entertainment) is an Australian company which specialises in the distribution of Japanese anime, documentaries and off-beat cinema in Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea. Founder and managing director Nigel Rennard started Siren in 1987 as a music distribution company, and expanded to include VHS distribution in 1994, starting with the distribution of Anime
Anime
from Manga Entertainment's UK division. It then expanded to acquiring Anime
Anime
like Astro Boy
Astro Boy
and Pokémon. It expanded to distribution of Arthouse, Horror and Asian Cinema. In 2001 Siren was no longer a home entertainment distributor and is now solely an acquisition company.[1][2] In the early 2000s, Siren repositioned itself as a specialist licensing company
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ADV Films
A.D. Vision
A.D. Vision
(known simply as ADV and also referred to as ADV Films) was an American multimedia entertainment studio that served as the largest American and British anime distributor in the late 20th to early 21st centuries.[2] Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ADV Films was formed in 1992 by video game fan John Ledford and anime fans Matt Greenfield and David Williams. The company spent the next 17 years in the fields of home video production and distribution, broadcast television, theatrical film distribution, merchandising, original productions, magazine and comic book publishing
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Street Fighter II V
Street Fighter II
Street Fighter II
V (Japanese: ストリートファイターⅡ V, Hepburn: Sutorīto Faitā Tsū Bui),[a] is an anime series produced by Group TAC
Group TAC
based on the fighting game Street Fighter
Street Fighter
II. Directed by Gisaburo Sugii (who also directed the earlier Street Fighter
Street Fighter
II: The Animated Movie), the series first aired in Japan
Japan
in 1995, from April 10 to November 27, on YTV. An English adaptation of the series was produced by the dubbing group Animaze and Manga Entertainment
Manga Entertainment
in 1996, and was released in Australia and the USA as a series of VHS tapes in 1997−1998
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Harmony Gold USA
Harmony Gold is a real estate developer, motion picture distributor and production company, based in Los Angeles. It was founded in 1983 by Egyptian-born Frank Agrama and is managed by his daughter, Jehan F. Agrama. The company began by selling broadcast rights from Paramount Pictures to the Mediaset
Mediaset
media conglomerate.[1] It is best known as the distributor of the controversial Shaka
Shaka
Zulu miniseries and for various anime series, notably Robotech. The company worked closely with Intersound, a Los Angeles-based post-production recording studio, managed by Frank Agrama's son, Ahmed Agrama. They were responsible for partially dubbing Dragon Ball,[2] Magical Princess Minky Momo
Magical Princess Minky Momo
and Dr. Slump
Dr

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Viz Media
Coordinates: 37°46′35″N 122°25′01″W / 37.776508°N 122.41706°W / 37.776508; -122.41706VIZ Media LLCFounded July 1986; 31 years ago (1986-07)Founder Seiji HoribuchiHeadquarters location San Francisco, California, U.S.Distribution Simon & Schuster[1] (Manga; United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, India) Diamond Book Distributors (Manga, rest of world)[2] Warner Home Video
Warner Home Video
(Anime, physical media)Key people Ken Sasaki ( President
President
& CEO) Hidemi Fukuhara (Vice-President)Owner(s) Shueisha Shogakukan ShoPro[3] Hitotsubashi GroupOfficial website www.viz.comVIZ Media LLC is an American manga and anime distribution and entertainment company headquartered in San Francisco, California. It was founded in 1986 as VIZ LLC
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Bandai Entertainment
Entertainment
Entertainment
is a form of activity that holds the attention and interest of an audience, or gives pleasure and delight. It can be an idea or a task, but is more likely to be one of the activities or events that have developed over thousands of years specifically for the purpose of keeping an audience's attention.[1] Although people's attention is held by different things, because individuals have different preferences in entertainment, most forms are recognisable and familiar. Storytelling, music, drama, dance, and different kinds of performance exist in all cultures, were supported in royal courts, developed into sophisticated forms and over time became available to all citizens
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Media Blasters
Media Blasters
Media Blasters
is an American entertainment corporation founded by John Sirabella and Sam Liebowitz, based in New York City. It is in the business of licensing, translating, and releasing to the North American market manga and anime compilations, Asian films and television series, adult anime, monster movies, concert films, independent films, horror films and exploitation flms. The company has been releasing translated anime and concert films since May 1997. The company first released adult anime. In 2004, Media Blasters began publishing manga. The company first published shōnen manga titles for older readers, and later so it increased its yaoi manga line.[2] In early 2012, not long after Bandai Entertainment
Bandai Entertainment
announced its restructuring plans, Media Blasters' John Sirabella announced the laying off of approximately ten employees, which reduced its workforce by about sixty percent
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Namco Bandai Holdings
Bandai
Bandai
Namco
Namco
Holdings Inc. (BNHD) (株式会社バンダイナムコホールディングス, Kabushiki gaisha Bandai
Bandai
Namuko Hōrudingusu), also known as the Bandai
Bandai
Namco Group, is a Japanese holding company which was formed from the merger of Bandai
Bandai
and Namco
Namco
on September 29, 2005.[2] It specializes in toys, video games, arcades, anime, and amusement parks
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Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball
(Japanese: ドラゴンボール, Hepburn: Doragon Bōru) is a Japanese media franchise created by Akira Toriyama
Akira Toriyama
in 1984. The initial manga, written and illustrated by Toriyama, was serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump
Weekly Shōnen Jump
from 1984 to 1995, with the 519 individual chapters collected into 42 tankōbon volumes by its publisher Shueisha. Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball
was initially inspired by the classical Chinese novel Journey to the West. The series follows the adventures of the protagonist, Son Goku, from his childhood through adulthood as he trains in martial arts and explores the world in search of the seven orbs known as the Dragon Balls, which summon a wish-granting dragon when gathered
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Bandai Visual
Bandai
Bandai
Visual Co., Ltd. (株式会社バンダイビジュアル, Kabushiki gaisha
Kabushiki gaisha
Bandai
Bandai
Bijuaru) (Formerly known as AE Planing (August 1983–March 1989),[1] Network Frontier (1984–1988)[2] and Bandai Media (1988–October 1992)[3], is a Japanese anime, film production and distribution enterprise, established by Bandai
Bandai
Company, Limited and a subsidiary of Bandai
Bandai
Namco
Namco
Holdings, Inc.[4][5][6] Most of the anime and films that has been distributed and licensed by Bandai
Bandai
Visual has been released under the Emotion label
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Namco Bandai Partners
Bandai
Bandai
Namco
Namco
Partners (NBP), also known as Bandai
Bandai
Namco
Namco
Australia, is an amalgamation of several former Atari
Atari
(Infogrames) offices located in PAL territories, which were acquired beginning in 2009 by Bandai Namco
Namco
Holdings. The acquisitions came on the heels of Atari's financial difficulties, which had begun to snowball in 2006
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Revelation Films
Revelation Films is an independent DVD
DVD
distributor in the UK that licenses and distributes television, comedy shows, children's programmes and films on DVD
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NTSC
NTSC, named after the National Television System Committee,[1] is the analog television system that is used in North America, and until digital conversion was used in most of the Americas
Americas
(except Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, and French Guiana); Myanmar; South Korea; Taiwan; Philippines, Japan;[2] and some Pacific island nations and territories (see map). The first NTSC
NTSC
standard was developed in 1941 and had no provision for color. In 1953 a second NTSC
NTSC
standard was adopted, which allowed for color television broadcasting which was compatible with the existing stock of black-and-white receivers
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