For the idea of an american dealer being chosen
by the studio for release of cels- another way of
putting it is like this-
Imagine Disney selling all the cels from their
newest movie...I don't know, say, the little
mermaid 2 to a japanese dealer. A lot of people
would find that suprising.
The reason is we would think the biggest market
for such things would be in the U.S., not Japan,
and wouldn't Americans rather buy from Americans,
in America? I believe this is how people think.