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Shout! Factory and ELEVEN ARTS Sign Distribution Agreement

Multi-year deal will bring selected anime features across multiple platforms to fans in North America. 

LOS ANGELES -- Shout! Factory, a leading multi-platform media company, and ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio, have signed an entertainment distribution agreement for a number of new acclaimed animated features. The multi-year agreement provides Shout! Factory with home entertainment rights in North America for several new releases from ELEVEN ARTS’ slate of anime films. The announcement was made today by Shout! Factory’s founders and chief executive officers Bob Emmer and Garson Foos and Ko Mori, CEO of ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio.

“We’re thrilled about this new agreement with Ko and ELEVEN ARTS. This is the start of a mutually beneficial relationship. We look forward to presenting their anime title to fans and collectors across many entertainment platforms,” Emmer and Foos stated.

“We are so excited to be working with our friends at Shout! Factory,” Mori said. “They are an awesome group of anime fans, dedicated to bringing the best anime to North America. While we are still dedicated to the theatrical experience of anime, we understand that our fans want to watch our titles again and again. This partnership will help make that a reality.”

“These stunning works by some of Japan’s leading animators and storytellers are highly entertaining and magical,” added Melissa Boag, senior vice president of family entertainment at Shout! Factory. “Collaborating with ELEVEN ARTS on the strategic rollout of these movies is an exciting opportunity.”

Jordan Fields, Shout! Factory’s vice president of acquisitions, who negotiated the deal, commented, “This is a remarkable time for anime, and we’re thrilled to a part of that.”

Source: Shout! Factory