Some of the anime-inclined may already be aware of this, but theres recently been an interesting experiment in anime licensing that might suggest a possibility of an official X-Bomber/Star Fleet release.Imaginasiantv and TMS Entertainment have recently teamed up to release a number of well known but commercially difficult-to-market older anime titles by using minimal packaging (the first volume has a case, other volumes are sent in little plastic packets), "print on demand" techniques and recording onto DVD-Rs. This has enabled them to get out series like Cats Eye and Orguss, titles which if you'd asked me a couple of years ago I'd have probably said would never see a Western release.The biggest problem is, of course, rights, but if those could be obtained and if the the other titles prove successful this approach might offer some hope for future releases of other slightly obscure things from the past - anyone got a suggestion for things they could look into?
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