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Background: AnimEigo is an American entertainment company that mainly licenses and distributes anime. The company was founded in 1988 by Robert Woodhead and Roe R. Adams, III. They're the last remaining "original" anime licensing company still in business, but they haven't licensed any new titles in years and most of there old licenses have since expired.


1st Logo (1989?-1990s?)


Logo: On a black background, the word AnimEigo in Japanese begins to write itself. The text then disintegrates to form the logo in English. While this happens, the byline "The Best Movies You'll Ever Read!™" fades in below the logo.

Variant: A variant without the byline appears on the 1992 Central Park Media laserdisc of Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer.

FX/SFX: The text writing itself and disintegrating.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: It can be seen on most VHS tapes released by AnimEigo in the early '90s, such as AD Police, Bubblegum Crisis, Bubblegum Crash, and Urusei Yatsura. So keep checking those tapes!

Editor's Note: The effects look pretty cheap for their time, almost like it's from a 16-bit video game.


2nd Logo (1994?- )


Logo: On a stone background, there are waterdrops appearing all over. The text "AnimEigo" and the byline "Anime Your Way™" in Japanese are carved onto the stone. Many more waterdrops fall onto the stone and the Japanese text fades in English text.

FX/SFX: The waterdrops and name transformation. It's all CGI.

Music/Sounds: The sounds of a rainstorm turning up, then going back to normal.


Availability: Rare. A lot of the series AnimEigo licensed are now licensed by other companies. This was probably first used on the Urusei Yatsura: TV 1-10 Limited Edition Laserdisc boxset, though it can probably be commonly found on there DVDs of Urusei Yatsura (except for the second movie based on the series, Beautiful Dreamer, which was licensed by Central Park Media and released under there U.S. Manga Corps label), among other properties.

Editor's Note: None.