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Why are Some Old Anime Not Being Re-Released?

I do not know precisely what kind of defect there is in this anime, but there are many other old shows that are currently in a state of complete mystery, and have not been re-presented in any digital form. Only some of them have been shown and released as VHS (home videos) and no CD version is known, let alone DVD.

There are many reasons for this to happen, including those that the publishers object to when they try to license a show but are told that it is not available. And these reasons change all the time. People may die or the companies involved may be closed and sold, or the company may be placed under new management. All of these things are very fluid and inconsistent.

Cause 1: The music for the show was not deleted.

This is the first problem that prevents old anime from being re-played and licensed externally.

In the past, the anime field was a very dilapidated industry, undergoing many shifts and changes, and producers often neglected to do the things they were supposed to do. This mainly applies to 1980s OVA productions by startups that lack sufficient experience in entertainment. Also, all workers in these companies focused their attention on producing new shows as soon as possible, and no one believed that fans would remain loyal to these offers decades after their production and in several foreign countries and through new technologies that did not exist during that period.

Therefore, there are things (like music) that have been licensed to be included in the anime through only one release, and especially on videos that are licensed in Japan only. If the artists are famous or are represented by a strict administrative agency then the price of licensed songs again will undoubtedly be very high, much more than you had hoped to recover from the re-release (the old anime market is quite large). And all this if we consider that the artist is interested in the deal at all.

For this reason, many anime like Zeta Gundam and Kodocha have had to replace or permanently delete their music from their overseas releases, and it is also the same reason that Akazukin ChaCha’s starting song gets a new version of a different artist’s performance during its re-release, so it cannot be For a large number of offers, you can get a new issue in Japan or abroad.

Reason 2: The show didn’t like the creator.

The Japanese copyright system grants a great deal of influence to the original author of a work, whether it is the author of a short novel, a manga, a game publishing group, or even an anime studio. And in order to reach a deal that allows an offer to be sold and issued abroad or to be dusted off and reissued again in Japan (and that of course after the expiration of the original contracts prior to the relevant offer) the approval must be made by the business owner, and the publishers must comply Complete the opinion of the originator regarding the re-issuance.

Certainly, these publishers could have earned more money from the re-release, but if the business owner felt that the anime did not merge well with his original work or felt embarrassed by this work, then it is his full right to block this work from release again. Sometimes artists want to get a new version of their work to earn more money, and sometimes they allow the old version of their work again to avoid disrupting the market and confusing followers, and other times they simply want to bury the work permanently. Many in the anime industry may feel very frustrated when this happens, because they know that there are many fans who can be satisfied and the profits from work. But if it is not approved by the original employer, there is little to do.

Old Anime Not Being Re-Released

The third reason: Nobody knows to whom the work is due.

Many of the original works were produced decades ago and were not completed by production committees as we know them today. During the period between the eighties and the nineties, the anime industry was mostly done by one or two companies in the first place, and many of those companies stopped working. Some of them did so in an orderly and controlled manner, whereby other companies bought their ownership rights and kept them with them, or the rights of the suspended company were inherited by the remaining partners. But at other times it is not clear who owns the rights to the show after the company is shut down.

For any publishing or broadcasting service in Japan or abroad, this service must track the owner of any offer and buy the rights if she wants to obtain it. But sometimes the publishing service can’t even know who to ask !! If all the companies in question are suspended, all of their supervisors have been fired (or died). Then who can legislate the issuance of the offer ?? No company can issue an offer without proving that it has full rights (what if someone files a lawsuit?). Thus, the work remains frozen indefinitely.

The fourth reason: The conflict between producers.

Every time from time to time, the anime production committee witnesses several divisions, companies that were once united suddenly turn against each other, and the massive conflicts between them lead to the failure of every attempt to gain through anime, and we find as the closest example of Macros and conflict A long-standing legal battle between Totsunoto Pro and Nue over the ownership of this anime. But this particular issue did not prevent the anime from being released in a distinctive way in Japan and this was very good.

I know of at least one show that was never shown outside of VHS tapes because the producers hate each other and refuse to do anything to help each other. It is said that there are dozens of such cases.

Fifth reason: The work was completely forgotten.

Antique companies such as Madhouse Studio, TMS, Toy Animation and others have created many anime works over the years, and they even find it very difficult to organize their work in some areas

There are many reasons for this to happen, including those that the publishers object to when they try to license a show but are told that it is not available. And these reasons change all the time. People may die or the companies involved may be closed and sold, or the company may be placed under new management. All of these things are very fluid and inconsistent.

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