Youmex (ユーメックス株式会社, Yūmekkusu Kabushiki Kaisha) was an anime production company and record label (under their label Futureland) established in 1985 as a subsidiary of Toshiba EMI and founded by Junji Fujita (formerly of King Records).[1] The company was absorbed back into Toshiba EMI in 1998,[1] after taking on debt defaulted on by Artmic.[2]

Some of the more well-known works for which Youmex released soundtracks and other CDs (under its Futureland label) include Kimagure Orange Road (Sound Color 1–3, Loving Heart, etc.),[3][4] Bubblegum Crisis (Complete Vocal Collections 1–2),[5] and Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Vocal Collection).[6]

In 1995, Youmex worked with Adam Warren through Dark Horse Comics and Artmic to come up with the original concept for Bubblegum Crisis: Grand Mal, an original English-language manga series.

ProductionsEdit

Listed in chronological order.

Sources:[1][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14]

Soundtracks and other musicEdit

These were released under their label Futureland. Titles listed in chronological order.

Sources:[1][3][4][5][6][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27][28][29][30][31]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d ユーメックス (in Japanese). Retrieved 2008-01-01.
  2. ^ "AnimeCentral 1999". EX.org. 1999. Retrieved 2008-01-01. Artmic went bankrupt; it no longer exists. AIC and others like Youmex, they were loan cosigners, so they got stuck with the bills for the loans that Artmic defaulted on.
  3. ^ a b Jerry Hsu. "Anime CD Information: Kimagure Orange Road". Retrieved 2008-01-04.
  4. ^ a b Hitoshi Doi. "Kimagure Orange ☆ Road Loving Heart". Retrieved 2008-01-04.
  5. ^ a b "Bubblegum Crisis Complete Vocal Collection vol. 1". Archived from the original on 2007-12-20. Retrieved 2008-01-03.
  6. ^ a b "Nadia, Vocal Collection 1". 2000-12-23. Retrieved 2008-01-04.
  7. ^ バブルガムクライシス (1987) (in Japanese). AllCinema Online. Retrieved 2008-01-01.
  8. ^ "Youmex". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2008-01-01.
  9. ^ Poitras, Gilles (2001). Anime Essentials: Every Thing a Fan Needs to Know. Stone Bridge Press. p. 4. ISBN 1-880656-53-1.
  10. ^ Ninja者 (1996) (in Japanese). AllCinema Online. Retrieved 2008-01-01.
  11. ^ Muñoz, Maria. "Aka-chan To Boku". EX.org. Retrieved 2008-01-01.
  12. ^ Yung, John. "Blue Gender". EX.org. Retrieved 2008-01-01.
  13. ^ Clements, Jonathan; Helen McCarthy (2001-09-01). The Anime Encyclopedia: A Guide to Japanese animation since 1917. Berkeley, California: Stone Bridge Press. pp. 176, 315. ISBN 1-880656-64-7. OCLC 47255331.
  14. ^ Keller, Chris (1993). "Shinjuku Loft: Anime Music Beat". V.Max: The Anime & Manga Journal. Santa Clara, California: V.Max. 6: 26–28.
  15. ^ Jerry Hsu. "Anime CD information: Iczer-One". Retrieved 2008-01-05.
  16. ^ Jerry Hsu. "Anime CD information: Prefectural Earth Defense Force". Retrieved 2008-01-05.
  17. ^ Jerry Hsu. "Anime CD Information: Borgman". Retrieved 2008-01-05.
  18. ^ Jerry Hsu. "Anime CD Information: Riding Bean". Retrieved 2008-01-05.
  19. ^ Jerry Hsu. "Anime CD Information: Earthian". Retrieved 2008-01-05.
  20. ^ Jerry Hsu. "Anime CD Information: Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water". Retrieved 2008-01-05.
  21. ^ Jerry Hsu. "Anime CD information: Otaku no Video". Retrieved 2008-01-05.
  22. ^ Jerry Hsu. "Anime CD information: Slow Step". Retrieved 2008-01-05.
  23. ^ Jerry Hsu. "Anime CD information: Sequence". Retrieved 2008-01-05.
  24. ^ Jerry Hsu. "Anime CD information: Ushio to Tora". Retrieved 2008-01-05.
  25. ^ Jerry Hsu. "Anime CD Information: Living Game". Retrieved 2008-01-05.
  26. ^ Jerry Hsu. "Anime CD information: Yaiba". Retrieved 2008-01-05.
  27. ^ "CD Releases". EX.org. Retrieved 2008-01-05. Akachan to Boku: Original Soundtrack, Youmex-Futureland / TYCY-5516 / ¥3000
  28. ^ ファンシーララグッズ (in Japanese). 「時間の記憶」. Retrieved 2008-01-05.
  29. ^ ファンシーララ(ファンカタログ) - ぴえろ (in Japanese). Studio Pierrot. Archived from the original on 2007-07-17. Retrieved 2008-01-05.
  30. ^ 「エーベルージュ」のメディアミックス展開で富士通ら6社が提携 (in Japanese). ITmedia/SoftBank. 1998-03-11. Retrieved 2008-01-05.
  31. ^ Jerry Hsu. "Anime CD Information: Karura Mau". Retrieved 2008-01-05.

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