Avex Pictures Comments on Overseas BD, DVD, CD Shipment Restriction
ANN confirmed with Avex Pictures that it is sending the following response to inquiries about its restriction on Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and CD exports:
Due to availability for export of our product to overseas, we, Avex Pictures must clearly classify those products that can and cannot be sold overseas. We pass on such instructions to our dealerships, including online distributors; however, there are cases where some dealers misidentify the classifications in question. In such cases, we call upon them to correct the situation as soon as we find out.
Please understand that we can only surmise that the product you have indicated to us is not available for sale overseas due to the above. Thus, we would like you to know that we have not suddenly banned the overseas sales of product, but rather it is one of those products that from the start was never meant to be available for sale overseas, and the dealership concerned has just recently made the necessary correction.
Please also note that in view of the needs in other countries for animation content, we are making every effort to acquire the distribution rights for sales overseas.
We look forward to your continued support of our products and wish you all the best.
Online retailer CDJapan announced in December that Avex Pictures would restrict exports of its Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and CD titles. The restriction applies to all online shops in Japan.
Avex Pictures publishes anime such as Yuri!!! on Ice and Mr. Osomatsu.
Thanks to Antonio Contreras Garzón for the news tip.