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Background: Gotaku is an American company chiefly responsible for the dubbing of anime, although they also do other things, such as produce television shows. This article will look at all of Gotaku's identities for its different responsibilities.

Gotaku[]

Gotaku is used for the main anime operations, and also its namesake.

1st logo

(1988)

CAUTION: DO NOT CALL THE PHONE NUMBER IN THIS LOGO AS IT IS NO LONGER IN SERVICE.

Logo: Just an in-credit notice reading "DISTRIBUTED BY GOTAKU ENTERPRISES INC. - FOR MORE INFO ON OUR CATALOGUE CONTACT ANDY CLIBBURN AT 1-800-553-2412"

Availability: Only seen on really early U.S. subtitled releases of Time Bokan, Ganbare, Kickers!, and the original Captain Tsubasa.

2nd logo

(1989-1995)

Gotaku logo 1

Logo: On a white background, the first Gotaku logo zooms in, accompanied by a image of Majo from Time Bokan. It then fades out via a "stacked block" transition.

FX/SFX: The fading.

Music/Sounds: The APM Music track "Jay Walker" by Paddy Kingsland.

Availability: Used on tapes from 1989 to 1995. The first tape to use this logo was the very first subtitled VHS of Lady Lady and the last tape to use this logo was the English dubbed version of their Volume 1 VHS for Akazukin Chacha.

3rd logo

(1995-1997)

Gotaku logo 2

Logo: On a white background, the first Gotaku logo fades in with a "shingles opening" transition effect, this time accompanied by a image from Dorothy from Akazukin Chacha. It then fades out via a "turning" transition.

FX/SFX: The fading.

Music/Sounds: Same as the 2nd logo.

Availability: Used on tapes from this era.

3rd logo

(1997-2002)

Logo: On a red and pink gradient background, the Gotaku logo zaps in letter-by-letter.

FX/SFX: The letters appearing.

Music/Sounds: 1990's keyboard music accompanied by zaps.

Availability: Rare. Same as before.

4th logo

(2002-2006)

Logo: We see some clips of Gotaku media (such as Captain Tsubasa, Lady Lady, and the Schweetzman intro from Season 2 of the US version.) Suddenly, the Gotaku logo appears. The clips fade to white.

TBA


Kidtaku[]

Kidtaku is used for the company's child-oriented titles.

(1994-2003)

Logo: TBA

Editor's Note: The logo looks like something out of a wrestling program of the time, which looks very confusing in front of kid-friendly titles.

Western Gaze[]

Western Gaze is used for the Western titles.

(1993-)

Logo: TBA

Editor's Note: The music is shamelessly ripped from the Isabella Christy-Bailey song "Not That Bad".

New England Entertainment Bureau[]

NEEB is used for the comedy sketch programs, which only one turned out to be successfully produced, the direct-to-video series Schweetzman (at least the US produced tapes of it from 1993-1996).

Logo: TBA

Editor's Note: This logo is probably the best one from Gotaku.

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