Magazine article Screen International

Japanese Anime Distributor Launches in UK

Magazine article Screen International

Japanese Anime Distributor Launches in UK

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Animatsu inks sales and marketing partnership with Manga Entertainment.

Japanese anime distributor Animatsu Entertainment Ltd has launched in the UK, spearheaded by Jerome Mazandarani as COO and Andrew Hewson as marketing manager.

Mazandarani and Hewson, who previously worked at Manga Entertainment's UK arm, will acquire all rights for the UK and Ireland.

It will also look to acquire rights on a wider European basis and develop and produce new films and TV series for the international market.

The company will release new titles from March 2015 on Digital, DVD and Blu-ray with the first home video launch of live-action film Halo: Nightfall - the sequel to last year's Halo: Forward Unto Dawn.

The film will be released through a joint partnership between Animatsu and Anchor Bay Entertainment.

Animatsu has recently closed a UK license deal with Sentai Filmworks for eight new anime licenses and the company has entered into an exclusive sales and marketing partnership with Manga Entertainment. …

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