An official press release confirms the Glasgow-based anime company Anime Limited (also known as All the Anime) has been acquired by Germany’s PLAION PICTURES. The acquisition was reported earlier in German film magazine Blickpunkt:Film.
Anime Ltd joins the PLAION group!
— All The Anime (@AllTheAnime) October 18, 2022
“We are looking forward to joining the team of PLAION, with whom we have already successfully collaborated via both
our French and Scottish offices,” said Andrew Partridge, MD and co-founder of Anime Ltd. in the press release. “Together, we are in a unique position to deliver a bespoke and streamlined approach for our business in each of the core territories in Europe. I am excited about the opportunities for growth that this deal represents.”
Anime Ltd co-founder and member of the board Cedric Littardi voices a similar excitement for the prospects presented by this acquisition. “I am happy to see that Anime Ltd. takes the next step in its development and becomes part of a strong entertainment group with a clear vision and a promising strategy. I look forward to being able to further build up our business and unfold Anime Ltd.’s full potential to make Japanese pop culture content even more popular in Europe and the world.”
The Anime Ltd distribution company was launched in 2012, and specializes in distributing anime and related music and merchandise in France, the U.K., and the U.S. Related ventures include the Cloud Matsuri anime conventions and theatrical screenings of anime films.
PLAION PICTURES CEO Stefan Kapelari welcomed the Anime Ltd team to the group, adding that they “look forward to join forces in strengthening our positon as a key player in the marketing and distribution of Japanese pop art content. Together, we become a pan-European publisher with the ability to deliver a 360-degree marketing & distribution service
to our Japanese partners.”
Source: Press Release, All the Anime blog