NTV to gain controlling interest in Tatsunoko Production

NTV Holdings, likely most known around here as the Japanese TV home for Detective Conan and Miyazaki movies is going after (it’s hard to tell) a 54.3% stake in Tatsunoko Production, the creators of Speed Racer among other things.  Takara-Tomy is currently the majority shareholder with 74.3%, followed by HoriPro at 13.5% and Production IG at 11.2%.  All of NTV’s shares would come from Takara-Tomy, leaving the toy manufacturer with 20%.

This wouldn’t be the first time NTV acquired an anime studi–in 2011, it purchased an 85% stake in MADHOUSE and turned it into a subsidiary.  There’s no set value on the transaction as of yet, but it could be in the millions of dollars.  So, who’s excited for a Gatchaman Birdy the Mighty crossover?