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Anime Sols New Anime Streaming Service Announce With Tekkaman, Creamy Mami, & Yatterman

by Brand
Nov 7, 2012 9:51 AM | 53 Comments
A joint venture of Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd., Tatsunoko Production Co., Ltd., Pierrot Co., Ltd., and Quarkpro LLC, to focus on streaming Japanese animation to North America and producing and selling related goods.

Anime Sols will start in the spring of 2013 and offer a number of anime titles. The joint partnership between these production companies will also offer goods and rewards for users. The better a show does the more goods will be produced and more shows will be offered.

The starting titles are:
Tekkaman the Space Knight (1975),
Bander Book (1978)
Creamy Mami The Magic Angel (1983)
Yatterman (2008)

Source: Press Release

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Oh cool. This weekend pledges count for double.

Also recently found out that Bagi: The Monster of Mighty Nature is now in with the other Tezuka films. Really hope those movies get funding. I like Tezuka works from what I've seen and I want to own em' on DVD. Only 14 days left for them to get funded.

Glad some sets actually made their goal.

Nov 28, 2013 9:57 PM by Battlechili1

And set 2 just made it's goal. 2 sets down, 2 more to go.

Nov 3, 2013 6:14 PM by tigeress02

DmonHiro said:
It pretty much failed. Mami got the most money, but it's only at 33%, and it has about a month left. It need to get 12000$ in a month. Not going to happen.

Well... it actually happened. Huh... I honestly didn't expect that. Good on them.

Aug 29, 2013 1:49 AM by DmonHiro

It pretty much failed. Mami got the most money, but it's only at 33%, and it has about a month left. It need to get 12000$ in a month. Not going to happen.

Jun 22, 2013 3:23 AM by DmonHiro

oh man old anime...

Nov 9, 2012 1:16 AM by drinkbeer

cat_clan said:
Quarkboy said:

We know these shows are niche and old anime only appeals to a certain crowd, and also that limiting the site to the US limits the audience.

You guys should really, really think about expanding it more than just US. At least US & Canada. Take a look at Masaaki Yuasa's Kickstarter to get a feel of how many non-US supporters it had.

At least I could be interested in this project, but I live in Mexico.

The project has too small a budget to handle the tricky legal issues in multiple regions.

And good news, it IS US/Canada already. I'm sorry I mispoke above: like the press release says, the site is "north america", not just the US.

Nov 8, 2012 6:36 PM by Quarkboy

cool

Nov 8, 2012 11:45 AM by shadow-ookami

Quarkboy said:

We know these shows are niche and old anime only appeals to a certain crowd, and also that limiting the site to the US limits the audience.

You guys should really, really think about expanding it more than just US. At least US & Canada. Take a look at Masaaki Yuasa's Kickstarter to get a feel of how many non-US supporters it had.

At least I could be interested in this project, but I live in Mexico.

Nov 8, 2012 10:52 AM by cat_clan

Quarkboy said:
But we feel like there are enough fans of classic anime to support DVD releases if we give people the opportunity.

Good enough. I always wanted to watch Yatterman remake so I will definitely consider getting the DVD sets if they become available.

Nov 8, 2012 2:41 AM by Shadow-Chan

j0x said:
and i just notice this Quarkpro LLC and its a company by QuarkBoy a known translator that is also active on some anime forum sites like AnimeSuki

Yup, that's my company.

Let me answer a couple of things brought up in the thread:

1. Costs
Yup, we're keeping them very low. We are developing our own platform, but it's not trying to be the next facebook: Just a place where you can watch streams and pre-purchase support packages.
2. Expectations
We know these shows are niche and old anime only appeals to a certain crowd, and also that limiting the site to the US limits the audience. But we feel like there are enough fans of classic anime to support DVD releases if we give people the opportunity. Since we operate similar to kickstarter, we'll only actually make DVDs for shows which raise enough support, keeping overall risks down.

Basically, if we can successfully put out ~10 DVD sets (13 eps each) a year, we'll do fine. If there's a lot of support we could put out even more!

Nov 8, 2012 12:20 AM by Quarkboy

Good, put some anime knowledge into these nartuards

Nov 7, 2012 10:49 PM by Kazeshini

and i just notice this Quarkpro LLC and its a company by QuarkBoy a known translator that is also active on some anime forum sites like AnimeSuki

Nov 7, 2012 7:54 PM by j0x

KingGidora said:
Well said! But enough of this pointless arguments, because people around this site don't like it when someone's criticizing a genre/tendency because it automatically makes of him/her an elitist fucker. But seriously, the people who think that everything in this world is subjective are either 12 or simply delusional.

Actually, what made him an "Elitist fucker" was claiming that those who like a certain type of shows are "Idiots with no standards" and not his personal dislike of the shows themselves. And "subjectivity" wasn't the reason some people got riled up, though I'm assuming being called an idiot might have had something to do with it.

"Subjectivity" asside, people are actually entitled to enjoy any show they desire without being insulted for it or being accused of "Contributing to the decline of the industry".

Nov 7, 2012 7:53 PM by Arch-Defender

Could be good.

Nov 7, 2012 7:50 PM by GrownUp

Brand said:
A joint venture of Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd., Tatsunoko Production Co., Ltd., Pierrot Co., Ltd., and Quarkpro LLC, to focus on streaming Japanese animation to North America and producing and selling related goods.


Pierrot? i think this is the studio behind a lot of long shounen series like Naruto Shippuuden and Bleach and etc right? that means Crunchyroll might be in trouble lol

Nov 7, 2012 7:49 PM by j0x

KingGidora said:
AiCon said:
Valkyrie_Wings said:
Otaking87 said:
Arch-Defender said:
Klonoa79H said:
@Gahara_18 Well unfortunately, alot of people don't have standards.
Alot of idiots, oh I'm sorry "fans" would rather watch crap like K-on! or Icky Tousen rather than pieces of exquisite literature like Galaxy Express 999 or Rose of Versailles.

http://www.joeydevilla.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/common_sense_god_damn_super_power.jpg This sums up my thoughts pretty well, courtesy of Deadpool.

Fortunatly, a lot of pretentious morons, I'm sorry I mean "Objective viewers with godly critical thinking skills." are around to balance it all. I'll dare people have different tastes.

Seriously though, I don't care if you like older or newer stuff, both have merits in my opinion, but don't call people idiots because they don't like the same stuff you do.

i happen to like modern anime to but just not the Moe Crap


Ok. But just because you consider yourself a historian of the medium doesn't mean that everyone else's opinions and observations are invalid.
Here's a though: How bout many casual viewers out there aren't otakus or don't normally bother looking for old school animes. They're satisfied with the loads anime that's currently airing and don't want to bother taking the time so search for old animes that may or may not appeal to them.

A lot of casual viewers don't even know about animes that have aired more than 10 years ago. I my self only find out about older shows from recommendations and people mentioning them on forums.



Well said! But enough of this pointless arguments, because people around this site don't like it when someone's criticizing a genre/tendency because it automatically makes of him/her an elitist fucker. But seriously, the people who think that everything in this world is subjective are either 12 or simply delusional.


I've never seen your profile before, but I just knew LOGH was in your favorites. And I was right.
Objectivity?

Nov 7, 2012 7:43 PM by Valkyrie_Wings

And so the anime oldfags press on in their crusade to educate the shallow, ignorant anime newfags and their belief in the moe moe kyun. How rich.

Will be checking out the titles listed (since people seem to say generally good things about them), but I'm gonna put on my anti-hipster spandex pants first, lest I turn into a nasty old man while browsing through them.

Nov 7, 2012 7:15 PM by junglepenguin

AiCon said:
Valkyrie_Wings said:
Otaking87 said:
Arch-Defender said:
Klonoa79H said:
@Gahara_18 Well unfortunately, alot of people don't have standards.
Alot of idiots, oh I'm sorry "fans" would rather watch crap like K-on! or Icky Tousen rather than pieces of exquisite literature like Galaxy Express 999 or Rose of Versailles.

http://www.joeydevilla.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/common_sense_god_damn_super_power.jpg This sums up my thoughts pretty well, courtesy of Deadpool.

Fortunatly, a lot of pretentious morons, I'm sorry I mean "Objective viewers with godly critical thinking skills." are around to balance it all. I'll dare people have different tastes.

Seriously though, I don't care if you like older or newer stuff, both have merits in my opinion, but don't call people idiots because they don't like the same stuff you do.

i happen to like modern anime to but just not the Moe Crap


Ok. But just because you consider yourself a historian of the medium doesn't mean that everyone else's opinions and observations are invalid.
Here's a though: How bout many casual viewers out there aren't otakus or don't normally bother looking for old school animes. They're satisfied with the loads anime that's currently airing and don't want to bother taking the time so search for old animes that may or may not appeal to them.

A lot of casual viewers don't even know about animes that have aired more than 10 years ago. I my self only find out about older shows from recommendations and people mentioning them on forums.



Well said! But enough of this pointless arguments, because people around this site don't like it when someone's criticizing a genre/tendency because it automatically makes of him/her an elitist fucker. But seriously, the people who think that everything in this world is subjective are either 12 or simply delusional.

Nov 7, 2012 6:22 PM by Aristote

Valkyrie_Wings said:
Otaking87 said:
Arch-Defender said:
Klonoa79H said:
@Gahara_18 Well unfortunately, alot of people don't have standards.
Alot of idiots, oh I'm sorry "fans" would rather watch crap like K-on! or Icky Tousen rather than pieces of exquisite literature like Galaxy Express 999 or Rose of Versailles.

http://www.joeydevilla.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/common_sense_god_damn_super_power.jpg This sums up my thoughts pretty well, courtesy of Deadpool.

Fortunatly, a lot of pretentious morons, I'm sorry I mean "Objective viewers with godly critical thinking skills." are around to balance it all. I'll dare people have different tastes.

Seriously though, I don't care if you like older or newer stuff, both have merits in my opinion, but don't call people idiots because they don't like the same stuff you do.

i happen to like modern anime to but just not the Moe Crap


Ok. But just because you consider yourself a historian of the medium doesn't mean that everyone else's opinions and observations are invalid.
Here's a though: How bout many casual viewers out there aren't otakus or don't normally bother looking for old school animes. They're satisfied with the loads anime that's currently airing and don't want to bother taking the time so search for old animes that may or may not appeal to them.

A lot of casual viewers don't even know about animes that have aired more than 10 years ago. I my self only find out about older shows from recommendations and people mentioning them on forums.

Nov 7, 2012 4:59 PM by Iconic

Otaking87 said:
5h4m4573r said:
They are just angry because K-on made so much money and is still making money. No need to get defensive against their pretentiousness, they are unhappy and we are having a fuwa fuwa time.


Gundam makes more money than K on could ever wish to i study meach sales figs a money evrny thing makes an old show like Gundam makes more money every Year than K on every will or or ever could
That's awesome, bro. Meanwhile, it's about to rain outside :V

Nov 7, 2012 4:45 PM by Pizzaholic