BREAKING NEWS: Breakthrough Entertainment Picks Up Toei Series!

So this morning when a new article about Pretty Cure showed up on our radar, we got excited that maybe a US channel had finally picked it up! Sadly, that was not the case, and it was only a namedrop. Instead, we got a link we couldn’t read (and would have had to pay $45 bucks to). So, we decided, it probably wasn’t worth it, and we played a few tricks with Google to figure it out. We can say for certainty that Toronto’s Breakthrough Entertainment has picked up Toei’s short series, Marie and Gali. There are a total of 17 episodes and each one is around 5 minutes long. We posted a lot more about what this series was here in a post about Toei’s appearance at MIPCOM not too long ago. This is the second Toei property to be picked up by a Canadian production company (the first being Pretty Cure). As of this writing we have no access to a press release or a news article of any kind, so we don’t know what will happen to this series (if it goes to broadcast, where it can be seen, etc.). We will try our hardest to get you more information!

4 Responses to “BREAKING NEWS: Breakthrough Entertainment Picks Up Toei Series!”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    I guess Breakthrough Entertainment wants to enter the anime licensing biz. Marie and Gali is slated to air in October in North America :

  2. sailordees Says:

    I may just bite the bullet if BEI doesn't write me back in the next week and pay the 45 bucks to read the article. BEI has something to do with Pretty Cure but what that is I have no idea! And I think we'd all like to know!

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Yep, it's the Breakthrough acquisition is confirmed but it's now called Marika and Gali outside Japan and it looks like they've ordered more episodes from Toei:

  4. sailordees Says:

    Thank you! I really appreciate that link – I can't afford to pay that much for just one press release at c21!

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