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Licensing Issues

Postby InfernosCaress » Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:19 am

US courts upheld a ruling in the legal case between Harmony Gold and Tatsunoko that (among other things that we don't care about) Harmony Gold will lose its licensing rights to 'Macross', 'Southern Cross', and 'Mospeada' in March 2021.


http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/20 ... 21/.121372

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Re: Licensing Issues

Postby Sabre » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:09 am

The possibility of a Robotech movie? Cool.

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Re: Licensing Issues

Postby Cobalt » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:12 pm

If they do it, I hope it gets done right.
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Re: Licensing Issues

Postby Sabre » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:04 pm

Yes, the last thing the world needs is another Battlefield Earth.

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Re: Licensing Issues

Postby InfernosCaress » Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:35 am

If they do it, it'll have to use all new designs and have a different enough story from the original anime if they intended to sell home video with being on the receiving end of those lawsuits that they love so much. It will be their version of the 'Transformers' films.

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Re: Licensing Issues

Postby Cobalt » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:53 am

And now I am sad. There is a huge possibility this will be just as bad as Dragonall Evolution.
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Re: Licensing Issues

Postby InfernosCaress » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:07 am

It takes a lot of skill and effort to reach that point.

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Re: Licensing Issues

Postby Cobalt » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:52 am

Horrible Anime Live Action Adaptions
Dragonball
Death Note
Guyver

Good Adaptions
Rurouni Kenshin Trilogy of Movies
Gantz

Haven't Seen
Full Metal Alchemist (released this Christmas)
Starblazers

I am on the fence about Ghost In The Shell. Love the manga. Love the anime. Love ScarJo. Thought the movie was beautiful. Wanted Rinko Kikuchi as Major Kusanagi. So... I am torn.
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Re: Licensing Issues

Postby InfernosCaress » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:59 pm

You haven't seen the live-action Starblazers/Yamato movie? You should. It is one of the better single-movie adaptions, in my opinion.

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Re: Licensing Issues

Postby Gerhard » Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:42 pm

Add the live action Initial D movie to the horrible list.

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Re: Licensing Issues

Postby Cobalt » Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:05 pm

OMG, Initial D live action sucked ass. I had forgotten about it.
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Re: Licensing Issues

Postby Gerhard » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:32 pm

Not forgotten, but blocked the painful memory for your own sanity. ;)

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Re: Licensing Issues

Postby Cobalt » Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:21 pm

I am gonna watch the Starblazers / Yamato movie this coming weekend.
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Re: Licensing Issues

Postby InfernosCaress » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:25 pm

I enjoyed it. Hope you do, too.

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Re: Licensing Issues

Postby Liltroll » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:18 am

Aye the Yamato's movie is actually pretty good. Really enjoyed it too.

I also heard the lot of good things about the TerraFormars movie as well. Will need to check it out since it's supposed to come out in Europe pretty soon.
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Re: Licensing Issues

Postby Kosh » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:57 am

For the terrible anime movie collection, might I suggest 'Stealth'?

How anyone could watch that and not see how much of a Macross Plus rip of it is still scares me to this day. The film isn't bad, its just not good.

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Re: Licensing Issues

Postby Zed_nairb » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:10 pm

They also lost to the makers of Mechwarrior Online this past summer and all of the Battletech IP.

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