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Kannagi Licensed by Bandai and Streamed Online

by dtshyk
Jul 16, 2009 4:44 PM | 18 Comments
Kannagi and its DVD Special was licensed by Bandai Entertainment in North America. Episode 1 and 2 are now streamed on the official website and the new episodes will be added every week. The first volume of the DVD is also available on Amazon.

Source: Nagi-sama Official Fan Club

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Plan to buy list.

Jun 6, 2010 11:08 PM by ukonkivi

UFSman said:
it's probably sub causs they can't be brothered to pay translaters, rewriters, and voice actors and anyone else they need to dub it and we are still in ressesion.

That's part of it. The thing to keep in mind is that while about every section the entertainment industry is taking blows from the recession, the anime market is probably probbably suffering more-so because compared to Hollywood films, primetime shows and video games, anime is more of a niche medium. The other thing to keep in mind is that Bandai released 2 other anime shows before Kannagi that were similar to it in terms of being popular among anime fans. Haruhi and Lucky Star and I don't think either did extraordinarily well.

There have been rumors that Haruhi didn't sell that well on DVD despite its popularity, though that seems questionable aftering viewing this a few weeks ago. Though Lucky Star on the other hand seemed to do so poorly that Bandai decided to cancel the limited edition for the last DVD release. And by the time the OVA came out on DVD, Bandai decided to not go to Bang Zoom to have it dubbed. So it doesn't suprise me that Bandai decided to ultimately cancel the idea.

Jun 6, 2010 10:21 PM by Hypeathon

it's probably sub causs they can't be brothered to pay translaters, rewriters, and voice actors and anyone else they need to dub it and we are still in ressesion.

Jun 6, 2010 10:04 PM by UFSman

Bandai is amazing. Hopefully they keep this up, what they've been doing on all levels (tv, movies, video games, etc) is great for the states.

Jul 17, 2009 4:07 PM by Tyranid5

Awesome. Time to buy me some DVDs.

Jul 17, 2009 9:15 AM by LiveCursor

Did anyone else get the same GI Joe commercial each break?

Jul 17, 2009 5:00 AM by GarLogan78

The R1 DVDs are subbed only.

Jul 17, 2009 2:44 AM by ToddlerNaruto

Interesting move; I wonder how this will turn out for them. If I were interested in this series -- which I'm really not -- I'd be thrilled to get such an awesomely timely DVD release.

Lack of dub is probably due to Kannagi's main audience being the hardcore otaku crowd, who tend not to watch dubs anyway.

Jul 16, 2009 9:28 PM by Anomalous

Wow, and ANN has the first eps streaming as well.

Nice job Bandai

Jul 16, 2009 8:53 PM by chinlamp

Great news. Love how they're releasing it so quickly in the States. Hopefully this happens more often!

Jul 16, 2009 8:51 PM by Mitsuomi

That was... fast. They announced the license and have a DVD and streaming out the next day. This needs to happen more often.

I wonder if they're going to release dubbed DVD's later like they did with Gurren Lagann. That would be interesting to wait and see.

In any event, I didn't like the show enough to want to rush out and get it on DVD, but I definitely like the speedy release; this could serve as a good business model if they also release a dub later.

Jul 16, 2009 8:45 PM by BokuSatchii

Bandai is releasing the 13 episode series and the DVD only episode episode 14 also. Vol. 1 will contain the sub only of episodes 01-07 and vol. 2 will contain the sub only of episodes 08-14.

Jul 16, 2009 6:14 PM by brettchalupa

Decent serie, nothing bad at least so that's good that they liscence it.

Jul 16, 2009 6:08 PM by Shangetsu

DonKangolJones said:
I think I like what Bandai is doing with this series. Its only 13 eps, get the dub done & pump out those volumes! I look forward to checking out the site as well.

*runs over to Amazon* "Yay!"

edit: Now when the hell are they going to license Toradora! ?

It's sub-only at the moment and they haven't announced any plans to do a dub which is probably why they are able to release it tomorrow.

They may be skipping the dub for this series like they have with a few others. They've been doing this for awhile now....I guess because these type of series aren't selling as well as they would like.

Jul 16, 2009 5:31 PM by CapellaStar

I think I like what Bandai is doing with this series. Its only 13 eps, get the dub done & pump out those volumes! I look forward to checking out the site as well.

*runs over to Amazon* "Yay!"

edit: Now when the hell are they going to license Toradora! ?

Jul 16, 2009 5:27 PM by DonKangolJones

This is very exciting. I'm definitely picking up the first DVD as soon as possible.

Jul 16, 2009 5:03 PM by hellsoldierx15

This is different, not only did they license it but they are releasing the first DVD tomorrow and the last dvd in September. I wonder if Bandai is going to do this with more series...

Jul 16, 2009 4:59 PM by CapellaStar

WHAAT!!!!
And I just finished it on a low quality site!!!

:( WAAAHH!!!

*sob

...anyways....good for them :)

Jul 16, 2009 4:46 PM by Alipio

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