"Jump Super Heroes Special Collection DVD" Series Re-Releases Nostalgic Anime Premieres

5 disk Japanese crash course in "Shonen Jump" anime history

Weekly Shonen Jump heroes from days gone by reappear this year in a new Japanese DVD series that collects episode 1s of classic anime adaptations. Five volumes will be released starting today through the end of the year at the bargain bin price of 1,200 yen each (about US $15). Here's a list of all the shows included:

 

Vol. 1 Hot blood!! Battle Heroes 1 (on sale today, May 25th)

 

 

Kinnikuman 

Dr. Slump

Fist of the North Star

Dragonball

Saint Seiya

Slam Dunk

 

Vol. 2 Hot Blood!! Battle Heroes 2 (on sale July 20th)

 

Pictured: YuYu Hakusho

 

Ring ni Kakero 1

Wingman

Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin

Sakigake!! Otokojuku

Dragonball Z

YuYu Hakusho

 

Vol. 3 Passion!! Legend Heroes (on sale August 24th)

 

Pictured: Cat's Eye

 

Dokonjo Gaeru

Samurai Giants

Kouya no Shonen Isamu

Captain

Space Cobra

Cat's Eye

 

Vol. 4 Excitement! Miracle Heroes (on sale October 26th)

 

Pictured: Soul Hunter

 

Stop!! Hibari-kun!

Hareluya II Boy

Ninkū

Jigoku Sensei Nūbē

Soul Hunter (Houshin Engi)

Dragonball GT

 

Vol. 5 Entertaining! Comedy Heroes (on sale December 21st)

 

Pictured: Tottemo! Luckyman

 

High School! Kimengumi

Kimagure Orange Road

The Burning Wild Man 

Magical Tarurūto-kun

Tottemo! Luckyman

Midori no Makibaō


Each volume includes a booklet featuring a synopsis and cast and staff info. If you pick up Vol. 1 and fill out a survey postcard, you can apply to be one of 1,200 people to receive a pin set featuring the main characters:

 

 

What do you guys think about the concept for the DVD series? Personally, it's kind of exciting to see all these classics in one spot, but if it's just episode one of each show, it seems doomed to be kind of unfulfilling in the end. Would you pick these up if you had the chance?

 

 

Jump Super Heroes Special Collection DVD Official Site

 

via Natalie

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