Note: This is our first attempt at a list of anime distributors. If you wish to have your company added to this list please email firstname.lastname@example.org . We have already done directories for game and comic distributors and are planning directories for distributors of toys and movie/TV merchandise. Once again, please email tflinn@icv2 if you wish to be included.
Alliance Game Distributors: Having recently acquired Berkeley Topline and Barchetta, Alliance is the largest game distributor in the country. Steve Geppi, who owns Diamond Comic Distributors, also owns Alliance. Anime is not the main focus of Alliance, but the company does list approximately 30 new anime products per month. Backlist is limited to bestsellers. For more information see 'Alliance Game Distributors, Company Profile.'
Central Park Media: Central Park Media is a leading publisher of anime and manga for English speaking audiences. CPM has licensed a number of key anime properties including Slayers, Record of the Lodoss War, Revolutionary Girl Utena Gall Force, La Blue Girl, among others. CPM also distributes its titles directly to retailers with a minimum wholesale order of five pieces. For more information see 'Central Park Media Company Profile.'
Diamond Comic Distributors: Diamond is the 'big dog' among American comic distributors and also a force when it comes to distributing anime. Diamond lists over 200 anime-related skus per month as well as a full range of English and Japanese language manga titles. In addition Diamond imports a number of anime-related toys directly from Japan and wholesales them at very reasonable prices. Diamond also maintains an extensive list of anime titles in is Star System backlist service. For more information see 'Diamond Comic Distributors Company Profile.'
FM International: Based in Madison, Wisconsin FM International offers a monthly catalog, which allows retailers to order up to 300 skus per month of anime and manga-related items. FM carries all the English language manga titles that Diamond does, and even more anime skus. FM also maintains a backlist of the top 200 anime and manga titles. For more information see the 'FM International Company Profile.'
Georgia Music and Sports Company: Georgia Music has three locations in the Southeast, where it provides an extensive list of anime and related products to retailers via a monthly catalog. Georgia Music carries a select backlist of best selling anime titles. For contacts and additional information see: 'Georgia Music and Sports Company Profile.'
The Right Stuf International: There's definitely something to be said for the specialists in any particular field, and the Right Stuf International is totally focused on anime and Japanese pop culture products. Based in Des Moines, Iowa the Right Stuf distributes over 350 anime-related skus per month -- and has an extensive backlist of over 5,000 anime-related items. If you can't locate a particular anime item for a customer, The Right Stuf is the natural place to turn. For contacts and additional information see: 'The Right Stuf International Company Profile.'