After reports poured in on Avex Group seemingly banning all exports of their products, CDJapan stepped up yesterday with a statement clarifying things, saying that only Avex Pictures products will be affected.
“Unfortunately, Avex Pictures restricted exports of Blu-ray, DVD, and CD titles.
This restriction has been applied to all online shops within Japan, including CDJapan.
Restriction has applied at: 6:00PM (Japan Time UTC+9) on February 15, 2017
In accordance to the restriction, majority of titles published by Avex Pictures became unavailable for shipment outside of Japan.
We would like to emphasize that this restriction applies only to titles published by Avex Pictures.
It DOES NOT apply to any item from any avex trax artist.”
This is great news for worried J-pop fans, but doesn’t do much to help anime/film fans as they still get screwed by this.
Still not quite sure why Amazon Japan wasn’t allowing orders of basically everything from Avex Group, but hopefully that’ll be revealed just to be an error on their part.
I also hope that it doesn’t eventually become an Avex Group thing instead of just an Avex Pictures thing.