Anime Crash

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Anime Crash started life as a section of a retail store: the anime and manga section of Little Nemo's Comics, in Queens, New York City (now defunct). In 1995, Chris Parente, the owner of Little Nemo's Comics, opened an Anime Crash store in New York with help from Image Anime, but the partnership quickly soured and Parente ended up owning 97% of the company. Parente later opened stores in Boston and Rhode Island thanks to the success of the New York location. Anime Crash closed all their stores in 1997.

In 2001, former Anime Crash employee Scott Mauriell launched Crash Cinema Media. The company's titles were distributed by CPM, Ventura, Sony's RED Distribution, Koch Distribution, and Inspired Corporation. The company also forged an unusual partnership with a company known as Abrams Gentile Entertainment. In 2004, Crash Cinema Media acquired the rights to the Japanese-Korean anime Geisters: Fractions of the Earth. The dub was horribly mangled by AGE, since they ended up charging Crash way more than market rate for the studio time, and with budget running thin, Crash got everyone they could to act for free. In 2007, Crash, along with Anime Crash, shut down.

(2004-Mid 2000's?)

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Logo: TBA.

Technique: Perhaps all digitally hand-drawn animation.

Music/Sounds: Asian sounds that leads into a heavy metal tune ending with a gong; then a heavy metal sounder. If you listen closely at the beginning, you can hear fire burn.

Availability: Ultra rare. Can be seen on the 3 DVD's of the infamous dub of the anime called Geisters: Fractions Of The Earth. The dub was cancelled shortly as soon as the company closed down.

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