Sentai Filmworks Licenses "Time Bokan: Royal Revival" OVA Series

Two-episode anime hits digital outlets soon, home video in 2014

Looks like more is coming of Sentai Filmworks' licensing deal with Tatsunoko Production. The latest announcement concerns the acquisition of classic '90s OVA Time Bokan: Royal Revival, which was originally released by Central Park Media. 


Directed by Akira Shigino (Osomatsu-kun, Tank Knights Portriss), with Yoshitaka Amano (Final Fantasy games, Vampire Hunter D) on character design and Kunio Okawara (Armored Trooper Votoms) on mecha design, the two-episode OVA will be available soon through select digital outlets, with a home video release to follow in 2014. 


The synopsis from Sentai's press release:

The Japanese public goes crazy when it’s announced that the beloved and long running classic anime Time Bokan will be remade.  There’s just one problem: the original show was broken into multiple separate series featuring multiple teams of heroes pitted against multiple teams of almost identical villains, so how to choose which ones will star in the remake?  Unwisely discarding the idea of a public opinion poll, the producers instead insanely opt for a race between the bad guys in their favorite mecha.  Which might not be a completely bad idea, except for the fact that they’re all cheaters and saboteurs, and none of them have ever created a mech that didn’t eventually self destruct in an extremely violent fashion!  In a race between these born losers, the only winner is the audience as the villains from Time Bokan, Yatterman, Zenderman, Otasukeman, Yattodetaman, Ippatsuman and Itadakiman compete for the dubious privilege of getting the **** beaten out of them once again!  It’s Grand Theft Mecha Vs. Super Moron Kart as the baddies slam, bash and dirty trick each other to the finish in TIME BOKAN: ROYAL REVIVAL!



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