Daisuki, a streaming service managed by Anime Consortium Japan, has added a pair of iconic mecha series to their online catalog: 1983's AURA BATTLER DUNBINE and 1984's Heavy Metal L-Gaim.
Both series are directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino (Mobile Suit Gundam) and feature animation by Sunrise, and each title is now available via streaming to Daisuki users with Premium memberships.
Daisuki describes AURA BATTLER DUNBINE as follows:
"Suddenly, Show finds himself dragged into the world of Byston Well, a realm in between the land and the sea. Once there, he faces endless days of war conducted with humanoid war machines named Aura Battlers. Confronted with the ambitions of those who seek to misuse aura power, the source of all strength, in their attempts to conquer both Byston Well and Upper Earth, Show and his like minded comrades stand against them. Can Show become a truly righteous Battler? Find out in the original fusion of the real robot and knightly fantasy genres!"
AURA BATTLER DUNBINE was previously released on Region 1 DVD by ADV Films, but this version is out-of-print.
Daisuki describes Heavy Metal L-Gaim as follows:
"In the binary solar system "Pentagona world," there is a remote planet called Koam. This is where the last of the royal Yarman family, Daba Myroad, will begin his ambitious journey, eventually becoming the leader of a rebel army and fighting the despot Oldna Posaydal, who destroyed his family.
The "heavy metal" mecha of the series, drawn with delicate curves that were unique for the time, make L-Gaim stand out. The series is blessed with the creative talent of multi-designer Mamoru Nagano, who would go on to make The Five Star Stories."
This release marks the first official English language release of Heavy Metal L-Gaim.
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