January 3, 2012 (Cypress, CA) — Bandai Entertainment announced today that it will stop releasing new titles on DVD, Blu-ray and Manga formats starting in February of 2012. The company will continue to sell catalog titles and shift its operation to licensing which will include digital distribution, broadcast and merchandising.
As a result of this change in strategy for the North American Market, Bandai Entertainment’s organization will be restructured at the end of January 2012.
The following previously announced anime titles have been cancelled: Turn-A Gundam, Nichijou and Gosick.
Similarly, the following manga titles have been cancelled: Kannagi 4-6, Code Geass: Renya, Gurren Lagann Vol. 7, Gundam 001, Lucky Star Boo Boo Kagaboo, Nichijou Manga, Code Geass R2 Novels and Tales of the Abyss: Jade 1 and 2.
Additionally, Bandai Entertainment’s facebook and twitter will be shut down.