Logo description by mr3urious and Tlogos
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1st (known) Logo
Nickname: "The Red Laser"
Logo: Against a black background with a pattern of scrolling Bandai logos, a red laser in the center of the screen shoots out from both sides horizontally. The words "BANDAI" (in red), written in its corporate font, emerge from the top, and the words "entertainment" (also in red) emerge from the bottom simultaneously.
FX/SFX: The laser and scrolling wallpaper.
Music/Sounds: A tubular bell strike followed by a three-note Japanese string tune. A loud zapping sound plays as the laser forms.
Availability: Seen on some early Bandai releases such as Cowboy Bebop and Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (the DVD release).
Scare Factor: Low to medium, the dramatic music and laser may scare some.
Logo: We first see some dark purplish clouds. As the clouds "open", a white line of light is placed near the left side and a B turns to us. 5 more white lines are placed next to it and the letters A, N, D, A, and I turn to face us, revealing the words "BANDAI" in its corporate font. Suddenly, it flashes, and the clouds turn into a black BG. The words are now in red and the logo shines. "entertainment" appears on the bottom.
FX/SFX: The words appearing, the clouds, the shining.
Music/Sounds: A dramatic orchestral piece.
Availability: No longer current, since Bandai Entertainment has discontinued distribution of their home video and print catalog, but can still be seen on older prints of Bandai releases such as Code Geass, Gurren Lagann, and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.
Scare Factor: Low; this logo may scare some by dramatics.