Not a surprising announcement, after the news at the beginning of the year that the company would no longer be publishing new releases — now Bandai Entertainment is completely ending its U.S. marketing and sales. Anime News Network reports that
the company will discontinue sales of its Blu-ray discs, DVDs, manga, and novels. The company noted that it will make its final shipment of manga and novels to retailers by the end of October.
While it’s never a good sign to see a company cease, in this case, it’s not something that affects me or the manga readers I know. Looking back at the site, we only ever talked about one manga title — The Girl Who Leapt Through Time — and Ed didn’t much care for it. Their anime releases were better known, but the only one of their titles I was even curious about was Planetes, and that’s only because I liked the manga so much.