Beez Stock Burns in Sony Warehouse.
This morning Beez Entertainment, the european branch of Namco Bandai confirmed via Twitter that it has lost its UK stock that was housed in Sony’s London Warehouse that was burnt to the ground during rioting in Enfield, North London. The warehouse was a distribution centre for a number of other UK businesses, and an independent record label.
“We’d like to apologize to fans just now – there will be a slowdown in stock dispatch due to our warehouse burning down in the riots. The important thing is that at least from reports no workers were hurt. We’re working as quickly as possible to find solutions but it will take a little bit of time to fix, thanks for your patience on this.”
They went on to thank fans for all the support and condolence messages they had received.
The loss of Beez’s distribution centre in the Sony Warehouse marks a big blow for the UK anime industry, with Beez products likely to be harder to come by until the company find a solution.
Beez are the UK publishers and distributors of a number of popular anime series, including its highselling Anime Legends line that boasts titles such as: Code Geass, Gurren Lagann, Wolf’s Rain, Outlaw Star, The Vision of Escaflowne and Lucky Star.