View Single Comment
The "requires everyone's cooperation" part makes it sound like he doesn't want to deal with the rights holders for manga/anime characters, or that it would make the process more complicated and expensive.
Bandai Namco actually has licensing rights right now for DBZ. But does that mean they can allow Goku to appear in Smash Bros, or does Toei Animation have to be consulted too? Sakurai probably only wants to work with game publishers.