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Shout! Factory and Eleven Arts announced that they entered an entertainment distribution agreement. Through the multi-year deal, Shout! Factory will distribute “several new releases” from Eleven Arts’ catalog.

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Multi-Year Agreement Grants Shout! Factory Rights to Select New Releases

Los Angeles – October 3, 2018 – Shout! Factory, a leading multi-platform media company, and ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio announced an entertainment distribution agreement for a number of new acclaimed animated features from ELEVEN ARTS. The announcement was made today by Shout! Factory’s founders and Chief Executive Officers Bob Emmer and Garson Foos; and Ko Mori, CEO of ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio.

This multi-year agreement provides Shout! Factory with home entertainment in North America for several new releases from ELEVEN ARTS’ slate of anime films.

“We’re thrilled about his new agreement with Ko and ELEVEN ARTS. This is the start of a mutually beneficial relationship. We look forward to presenting their anime title to fans and collectors across many entertainment platforms,” stated Bob Emmer and Garson Foos, CEOs of Shout! Factory.

“We are so excited to be working with our friends at Shout! Factory. They are an awesome group of anime fans, dedicated to bringing the best anime to North America. While we are still dedicated to the theatrical experience of anime, we understand that our fans want to watch our titles again and again. This partnership will help make that a reality,” said Ko Mori, CEO of ELEVEN ARTS.

“These stunning works by some of Japan’s leading animators and storytellers are highly entertaining and magical. Collaborating with ELEVEN ARTS on the strategic rollout of these movies is an exciting opportunity,” said Melissa Boag, Senior Vice President of Family Entertainment at Shout! Factory.

“This is a remarkable time for anime, and we’re thrilled to a part of that,” said Jordan Fields, Vice President of Acquisitions at Shout! Factory.

The deal was negotiated by Jordan Fields for Shout! Factory, and Ko Mori on behalf of ELEVEN ARTS.


ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio is a Los Angeles-based distribution company known for bringing high-quality Japanese anime to North America. ELEVEN ARTS’ anime titles include Girls Und Panzer Der Film, Yo-Kai Watch: The Movie, Digimon Adventure Tri. Chapter 1: Reunion, the Evangelion franchise, The Last: Naruto the Movie, Boruto: Naruto the Movie, The Anthem of the Heart, Sailor Moon R: The Movie, Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions, Sword Art Online: The Movie -Ordinal Scale-, Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro, A Silent Voice, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha: Reflection, Haikara-San: Here Comes Miss Modern, and most recently Maquia: When The Promised Flower Blooms and The laughing Under The Clouds: Gaiden

About Shout! Factory

Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Mystery Science Theater 3000, and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit