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Bandai's Anime Songs To Be Available in US iTune Store

by dtshyk
Jul 3, 2009 3:01 AM | 24 Comments
Bandai Vidual and its subsidiary music label Lantis announced that their anime songs will be available for download in US iTune Store this summer. Beginning with JAM Project songs, they will add anime songs of Hirano Aya, Ali Project, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, and Lucky ☆ Star to the lineup every two-three weeks.

Bandai Vidual obtained an official account in MySpace and promotes the anime song business in US.

Source: Anime!Anime!

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Hmmm ANime songs in the US...

Yeah works for Americans
And the rest of the world just does what it probably already do, and just download elsewhere anyway...

Unless they are songs you cant get anywhere else... i dont see the point

I probably already have the songs they are going to put on

Jul 5, 2009 4:36 PM by OmegaRFox

Only available in the US store? That's basically asking for you to illegally download if you aren't American. Not that I use iTunes anyway. Or want most of the stuff being added. But it's the principle of the thing.

Jul 4, 2009 8:45 PM by Seasonreaper

That's pretty cool.

Jul 4, 2009 7:51 PM by Zelgato

All I can say is: It's about time!

Jul 3, 2009 10:42 PM by Lironah

Looks like they're just looking for an additional revenue stream.
Asako said:
Interesting. I wonder how well this will go. I don't see a particularly large market for it in the US, as most fans that collect want actual CDs, and more casual 'fans' don't pay at all.

Yeah, basically that. ^ I agree.

Jul 3, 2009 10:36 PM by DonKangolJones

Yay. Too bad this wasn't around when I was frustrated with my lack of US iTunes selection a while back. It almost felt like a giant stamp in the face saying YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO BY JAPANESE THINGS, YOU ARE A FOREIGNER!

Well, this doesn't change the fact the idea of region differentiation is disgustingly gross.
But it's a step in the right direction.

Jul 3, 2009 9:33 PM by ukonkivi bad i don't want any of those songs. but if they get some from more animes i would dl them

Jul 3, 2009 8:04 PM by death1001

JAM Project ownz :3

Jul 3, 2009 7:52 PM by Tatanium

I happen to buy songs on iTunes~

But I usually just download anime songs by torrent. ( .-.)

Jul 3, 2009 7:06 PM by OverChasm

Glad to hear it ^^ I have some anime CDs, but not many, since I tend to have trouble finding them. Plus.. isn't Bandai publishing the Hayate anime now? I want that soundtrack...badly.

Jul 3, 2009 6:23 PM by Cheddarchet

Uhhh Really?! *facepalm*

Jul 3, 2009 5:51 PM by panda_general

Chances are that Australia will never get any of this stuff to buy.

Hell, most of the stuff on iTunes we can't get cos it's not available here.

So not really that great a piece of news, unless people start sharing what they download.

Jul 3, 2009 5:47 PM by chinlamp

Sweet. That's awesome. But I never buy anything from iTunes. D=

Limewire ftw!~

Jul 3, 2009 5:44 PM by iTom

Another step in the right direction...but at this point, a little too late.

Jul 3, 2009 5:42 PM by VK11

BadLuckTuckxL said:
Cool. Too bad I already have most of the songs, and I don't use iTunes.

Asako said:
Interesting. I wonder how well this will go. I don't see a particularly large market for it in the US, as most fans that collect want actual CDs, and more casual 'fans' don't pay at all.

and this

though it does sound like a quirky idea, i'm not positive its a viable cash option. i suppose it doesn't take much to market digital media though so maybe cash expenditure may be small compared to the prospective gains

Jul 3, 2009 4:02 PM by nyamo

Oh yay! I've been waiting for the Ali Project to get on iTunes! ^o^

Jul 3, 2009 1:13 PM by AnimeGirl1990

2 to 1 they'll make you buy the entire album to download any songs. I hate that X_X

Jul 3, 2009 12:43 PM by ShadowBlazer3000

I'd pay for JAM! Although I don't live in the US >_>

and lol Aya Hirano, bring Minorin kthx

Jul 3, 2009 12:40 PM by BasakaNZ

Here's hoping they do this in the UK as well.

Jul 3, 2009 10:15 AM by duowolf

Lol Hirano Aya. Good I guess. When they'll start releasing good stuff via iTunes.

Jul 3, 2009 9:20 AM by Kirky