What Happened To Saiyuki
Forenoon watch, 4 bells (10:14 am)

Okay, last weekend I was able to actually speak to people from ADV Films, the good guys behind Saiyuki, which will quite likely remain my favorite Anime of all time for all time.

After Saiyuki, another company called Geneon got the distribution license away from ADV and did their own thing with Saiyuki Reload and Saiyuki Reload Gunlock. So all of a sudden all our favorite characters have new voices, and even their names are pronounced differently! It's an EXTREME disappointment (DO YOU HEAR ME GENEON???)—it's like they didn't even watch the first series.

So here's what happened. After ADV's successful beginning with Saiyuki, Geneon decided to fund Saiyuki Reload production in Japan, which automatically gave them distribution rights here in the US. So it's not like ADV lost a bid or anything, Geneon just beat them by funding the continuation of the series in Japan first.

And that's why the new series sucks so much. Geneon ruined an awesome show that had an amazing voice cast.

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