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Broccoli USA to Close its Doors

Broccoli Japan has announced that it's shutting down its US branch.

Dejiko is unhappy.
Dejiko is unhappy.
I got an anonymous tip that led me over to Broccoli’s website and eventually to this press release (Japanese PDF), which declares that Broccoli International USA is shutting down and cites the extensive competition in the manga and character merchandise fields here as the reason.

I can’t gather all the details from the release, but the liquidation is expected to be complete by February of 2009.

Sympathies to all Broccoli employees– I love you guys and I’m going to miss your awesome panels! Drop a line and give me a heads up on your plans!

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