Re: What's the future of Bandai Entertainment properties?
Here's how I see things going:
.Hack (FUNimation has been courting the .hack franchise since last year)
Blue Submarine No.6 (The Range Murata factor and keeping broadcast rights in perpetuity for Toonami)
The Big O (Keeping the broadcast rights to the first season available for Toonami should they want to use it)
Code Geass (I have the feeling they were the ones who picked up Akito the Exiled, but we'll see)
Cowboy Bebop (I don't think anyone else has the sheer bankroll and reputation for the rights)
Eureka Seven (Eureka Seven AO and keeping the broadcast rights open)
Gundam Franchise (I could see Cartoon Network chip in a little to keep the broadcast rights open once Toonami finds its legs)
Outlaw Star (Once again, keeping rights available for Toonami)
Patlabor (Hoping Space Battleship Yamato and Akira do well enough for FUNimation to look at older franchises)
Escaflowne (I think Sentai will grab at least one big franchise from Bandai)
Haruhi Suzumiya Franchise (KyoAni factor)
K-On! (Sentai has s2, KyoAni Factor)
Lucky Star (KyoAni Factor)
Last edited by Rootsofjustice : 11-06-2012 at 10:21 AM.