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List of licensed anime in the Netherlands

This is a list of the anime series which are licensed in the Netherlands, as far as I know. I have marked the ones I own on DVD with a ✔ tick…

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Anime licensed in the Netherlands
Title Licensee Have Release Comment
3x3 Eyes Kaze
Aika Dybex / Beez
Ah! My Goddess OVA Kaze Special Limited Box (2-disc) (a review)
Akira Afilm
Alien 9 Dybex
Angel Cop Afilm
Angelic Layer Kaze
Appleseed Afilm
Arc the Lad Dybex Announced
Argento Soma Kaze
Armageddon Afilm
Azumanga Daioh Kaze
Battle Angel Alita Afilm a.k.a. Gunnm
Bio Hunter Afilm
Blood: The Last Vampire Afilm
Blue Submarine no. 6 Dybex
Boogiepop Phantom Dybex
Brain Powered Dybex Announced
Captain Harlock Endless Odyssey Dybex Announced
Chobits Kaze
Cowboy Bebop Dybex / Columbia Tristar
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie Columbia Tristar
Cyborg 009 Columbia Tristar Announced
Dai-Guard Dybex
Demon City Shinjuki Dybex Announced
Deep Sea Afilm
Daft Punk - Interstella 5555 EMI
Digimon Bridge Entertainment
DNA Sights - Fire Force 999.9 Dybex
Dominion Tank Police Afilm
Dragonball Z Bridge Entertainment
Excel Saga Dybex Soon
Earth Girl Arjuna Dybex
Eat-Man Dybex Announced
Eat-Man ’98 Dybex Announced
Elementalors Dybex Announced
FLCL Dybex
Full Metal Alchemist Dybex Cancelled
G-taste Kaze Hentai
Geisters Pallas Entertainment It’s Korean, actually
Generator Gawl Dybex
Genmukan 1&2 Kaze Hentai
Genshiken Kaze
Get Backers Kaze
Ghost in the Shell Afilm
Giant Robo Afilm
Golden Boy Dybex
Golgo 13 Afilm
Gravitation Kaze
Great Teacher Onizuka (G.T.O.) Kaze
Gundam Mobile Suit Films Nekotachi 2005
Gundam Seed Nekotachi 2005
Gundam Wing Bridge Entertainment This release was not completed.
Gunslinger Girl Kaze
Guyver Afilm Afilm never finished this series, only published half of it.
.hack//SIGN Nekotachi
Haibane Renmei Dybex Box
Haikama Sadamitsu Dybex Announced
Hand Maid May Dybex
Hellsing Dybex
Hunter X Hunter Dybex
Hunter X Hunter Greed Island Dybex
Humanoid Kikaider Dybex Announced
I Wish You Were Here Dybex Announced
I’ll CKBC Dybex Announced
Kacho Ohji Dybex a.k.a. Black Heaven
Le Portrait de Petite Cosette Kaze
L/R - Licensed by Royal Dybex Announced
Lupin III - Castle of Cagliostro Afilm
Macross Plus Afilm
Magic Knight Rayearth Kaze
Maetel Legend Dybex Announced OVA
Maetel Space Symphony Kaze TV
Mahoromatic Kaze
Memories Columbia Tristar
Metropolis Columbia Tristar
Mermaids Forest Kaze Rumiko Takahashi’s
Nadesico Movie - Prince of Darkness Dybex
Najica Blitz Tactics Dybex
Nanako Dybex
Natural 2 Duo Kaze Hentai
Neoranga Dybex Announced
New Dominion Tank Police Afilm
Ninja Resurrection Kaze a.k.a. Makkai Tenshou
Ninja Scroll Afilm
Ninja Scroll TV Afilm Box
Noir Dybex
Otaku no Video Dybex
Overman King Gainer Kaze
Panyo Panyo Di Gi Charat Kaze
Paranoia Agent Dybex Announced
Patlabor 1 Movie Afilm
Patlabor 2 Movie Afilm
Petshop of Horrors Dybex
Planetes Nekotachi
Please Teacher! Dybex a.k.a. Onegai Teacher
Pokemon TV Arcade Video
Pretear Dybex
Queen Emeraldas Dybex
RahXephon Dybex
Read Or Die (R.O.D) Dybex
Roujin Z Afilm
Rumiko Takahashi Anthologie Kaze
Rurouni Kenshin TV Dybex Up till episode 70
Rurouni Kenshin OVA1 Dybex
Rurouni Kenshin OVA2 Dybex Announced
Rurouni Kenshin Movie Dybex Announced
Saiyuki Requiem Kaze Bonus DVD w/ making of, 4 ex-libris and 32-page booklet
Sakigake! Cromartie Highschool Kaze French title: Le bahut des tordus
Sakura Mail Dybex a.k.a. Sakura Diaries
Sakura Wars the Movie Dybex Soon
Samurai Champloo Dybex Announced
s-CRY-ed Nekotachi
Serial Experiments Lain Dybex
Shura no Toki Kaze French title: L'ère des Shura
Soultaker Dybex
Space Adventure Cobra Afilm (?)
Spirited Away Paradiso
Spriggan Dybex
Steamboy Columbia Tristar March 18, 2005
Strange Dawn Dybex
Stratos 4 Nekotachi
Street Fighter Alpha Afilm
Street Fighter II Afilm (?)
Street Fighter II V Dybex Announced
Tekken Dybex
Tenchi Muyo In Love 2 Movie Dybex Announced
Tenjou Tenge Kaze
Texhnolyze Dybex Soon
The Big O Dybex
The Cat Returns Movie Affairs
Tokyo Godfathers Columbia Tristar
Trigun Dybex
Twilight of the Dark Master Afilm
Urotsukidoji Afilm
Vampire Hunter Dybex Announced a.k.a. Night Warriors
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust Afilm
Vampire Princess Miyu OVA Afilm
Vision of Escaflowne Dybex
Wave of Rage Afilm
Weathering Continent Dybex Announced
Wicked City Dybex Announced
Wild Arms TV Dybex Announced
Wings of Honneamise Afilm
Witch Hunter Robin Nekotachi 2005
Wolf’s Rain Nekotachi
You’re Under Arrest - The Movie Dybex
Yu-Gi-Oh Indies Home Entertainment

Publishers

Dybex
Website: http://www.dybex.com/
Distribution: Filmfreak
Nekotachi Entertainment
Website: http://www.nte.be/
Kaze
Website: http://www.kaze.fr/
Afilm
Website: http://www.mangadvd.nl/
Columbia Tristar
Note: as of september 2004, Columbia Tristar publishes under the label ‘Anime Essentials’.

List of shops selling anime

Shops selling anime or manga in the Netherlands
Name / website Location Anime Manga Merchandise Remarks
DVD Valley Amsterdam, Utrecht, Haarlem, webshop
Next Level Amersfoort, Arnhem, Hilversum, webshop The webshop doesn’t sell anime, the Hilversum shop does, don’t know about the other two (if you happen to know, email me).
Piet Snot Utrecht
Blunder Utrecht
Fame Amsterdam
Boudisque Amsterdam, Utrecht, Nijmegen Only has US import (with a few exceptions).
Gizmoxia Gent (Belgium), webshop
Archonia.com webshop

If you have additions to this list, you can send me an email.

Anime series I’ve got

I have got a fair amount of anime, both on DVDs and as fansubs. For the fansubs, since a while I have been maintaining a list on AniDB. This list is however not complete yet, I still have to index a fair lot of my burned series.

» My anime list at AniDB

If you want to borrow something, and if I know you, feel free to ask. Note that I will not borrow or copy fansubs of anime which are licensed in the Netherlands (see the licenses list below).

On DVD, I have the anime series marked with a ✔ in the Dutch licenses list above. In addition to that I have the following anime series from non-Dutch origins on DVD:

Non-Dutch anime DVD’s I have
Title Origin Distributor Comment
Kiki’s Delivery Service Japan Ghibli
Laputa: Castle in the Sky Japan Ghibli
My Neighbour Totoro Japan Ghibli
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Japan Ghibli Special edition with étui and figurine
Only Yesterday Japan Ghibli
Spirited Away Japan Ghibli
The Cat Returns Japan Ghibli
Whisper of the Heart Japan Ghibli
Grave of the Fireflies UK Optimum Asia  
Nadesico Australia MadMan
Gunsmith Cats Australia MadMan
Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 Australia MadMan
Bubblegum Crisis UK MVM
Ah! My Goddess OVA UK MVM NTSC (?!), quality is so-so…
Ah! My Goddess the Movie UK MVM
Fruits Basket UK MVM  
You’re Under Arrest OVA UK MVM English language version >_<
Urusei Yatsura movies 1, 3-6 UK AnimEigo I wonder why they never released UY movie 2…
New Gall Force UK Manga
Plastic Little UK Kiseki Combo with Black Magic M-66
Black Magic M-66 UK Kiseki Combo with Plastic Little
Cardcaptors the Movie UK Contender English language version
Dragon Half USA ADV Region 1
Ys - Book One USA Anime Works Region 1
Ys - Book Two USA Anime Works Region 1
Ys II - Castle in the Heavens USA Anime Works Region 1
Salamander Bootleg…
Love Hina TV Bootleg…
Love Hina Spring Special Bootleg…
Love Hina Christmas Special Bootleg…
Love Hina Final Selection & Love Live Hina in 東京Bay N.K. Bootleg… Recap and concert in Tokyo

My anime top list

Note that this list can be both outdated and inaccurate, and may change drastically over time. Basically you shouldn’t really see it strictly as a ‘top list’ as such (it is just too difficult to make such a list accurately :)), but more something like anime I liked and would recommend, with the best ones on top.

  1. Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou (Kare Kano)
  2. Mahoromatic
  3. Maison Ikkoku
  4. Kimagure Orange Road
  5. Video Girl Ai
  6. Ranma ½
  7. Ah! My Goddess
  8. I My Me! Strawberry Eggs
  9. Azumanga Daioh
  10. Eureka 7
  11. Jungle wa Itsumo Hale Nochi Guu
  12. Read or Die
  13. Love Hina

Other worthwhile series to watch:

Candidates, when I am done watching them: