Well it's Saturday and as promised I come to you with anwsers to most of your questions. Let's see many I can answer till I get weary.Originally Posted by Brent Long
1. Most always there is a bidding process.
2. Most anime series in Japan these days are funded through committees. Committees spread the financial risk. Committees could be any combination of: production company, animation studio, advertising agency, broadcasting station company, publisher (if based on a manga), original creator (if a based on a manga), toy company, bank institution, angel investors, foreign companies (like US comanies - call these co-pros) and other groups. Rights are then distributed throughout this committee.
Ever curious to see how many production studios there are in Japan? Well then, check this link out: http://natsumemaya.terminus.net.au/i...me_studios.htm
3. Sometimes we are not able to acquire the intrumental rights to a song but can create a cover song with our own instrumental take. We don't do full versions of the songs, just the TV version. (I know some of you reading this just let out a whimper...sorry)
4. My magic eight ball Yoda says..."Difficult to see. Always in motion is the force." Dang. I'll try again asking later.
No DBZ on DVD in the UK? That sucks! I had no idea. I need to look into that. There must be a reason. (I don't handle the brand management of DBZ/DB/DBGT-so I don't know all the intricate deals with the shows.)