North American anime distributor Discotek Media has announced that they have licensed A Wind Named Amnesia, a 1990 anime movie adaptation of a novel by Vampire Hunter D author Hideyuki Kikuchi previously released by Manga Entertainment, Pilot Candidate, aka Candidate for Goddess, a 2000 adaptation of Yukiru Sugisaki's manga that aired on Adult Swim, and Soul Hunter, the 1999 TV anime adaptation of Ryu Fujisaki's Chinese literature inspired manga, previously released by ADV.
Florida-based American anime distributor Discotek Media recently announced that they have licensed the 2nd series of the Lupin III TV anime for U.S. home video release. Hit the jump to learn more.
North American anime distributor has unloaded on Facebook and Twitter with a barrage of anime licenses and release previews, including Beelzebub, Kyousougiga, Hana Yori Dango and more. Get the details after the jump.
North American distributor Discotek has posted another batch of the trailers that they presented at last month's Otakon event, including the 1997 OVA adaptation of Capcom's fighting game, 1994's Iria: Zeiram the Animation action sci-fi OVA, crossover Lupin vs Conan, and sci-fi racing series IGPX. Get a look after the jump.
North American distributor Discotek has posted a trio of "as seen at Otakon 2015" trailers, offering looks at Yoshiaki Kawajiri's classic Wicked City, which is currently set for a 2016 release, 1976 mecha series Gaiking and 1983's Super Dimension Century Orguss. Get a look after the jump.
Discotek Media held its Otakon panel early Sunday afternoon, adding details to previous announcements while throwing in a couple new acquisitions. Chief among the new stuff is Yoshiaki Kawajiri's classic Wicked City, which is currently set for a 2016 release. Read on for details.
This afternoon Discotek Media declared it "new license announcement day" right before rolling out a bunch of, you guessed it, new licenses. See a rundown of what was announced and what we know so far about the releases after the jump.
Discotek Media has announced new licenses for 2015, including more Lupin III, sure to be nostalgic to some who remember its TV run, Ronin Warriors/Samurai Troupers, and Bokurano - a pain and trauma laden giant robot anime from 2007, helmed by Studio Ghibli veteran Hiroyuki Morita (the Cat Returns). Get the details after the jump.
Discotek Media has announced on Facebook that they have licensed the 1995 adaptation of Nobuyuki Anzai's super powered ninja Shōnen Sunday fight series Flame of Recca and the adaptation of Yuu Watase's shoujo reimagining of the Tennin legend, Ceres, Celestial Legend (Ayashi no Ceres). More after the jump.
In addition to Shin Mazinger Z, Zombie-Loan and Itazura na Kiss, Discotek Media's slate of new licenses includes 1984 sci-fi anime Super Dimension Century Orguss, previously presented in North America by ImaginAsian. Episodes 1-35 will be offered in a complete set in Japanese with English subtitles. The first 17 episodes will also have the English dub. More after the jump.
Discotek Media has announced that they have picked up the license for the 2000 anime series Ghost Stories, with plans to release a full collection in 2014. This will include both the Japanese audio and the What's Up, Tiger Lily? style ADV Films dub, in which the English voice actors went off script for their own jokes. More after the jump.
From 1977 to 1985 Sanrio, of Hello Kitty fame, attempted to make anime movies for an international audience. Among the productions from this period was the 1978 remarkably dark children's anime movie film adaption of Anpanman creator Takashi Yanase's Ringing Bell. Thanks to Discotek, the movie will be returning to North America in DVD release planned for 2014. More after the jump.
If we could just put "Super Fighting Robot... Mega Man!" here for an entire paragraph, we would. Discotek Media has licensed a cult favorite, the Ruby-Spears animated adaptation of the Blue Bomber, Mega Man! Hit the jump for the release window and a look back the show!
Increasingly loved distributor of classic and niche anime Discotek has taken to Facebook to outline their plans for the first half of 2013. Robust mecha anime director Jun Kawagoe's 2000 OVA Shin Getter Robo VS Neo Getter Robo and 1996 update of '70s Tatsunoko anime Hurricane Polymar have firm release date while Samurai Pizza Cats, Lupin the 3rd Green VS Red, Love Com and Captain Harlock are penciled in. Get the details after the jump.
Discotek has been making a name for themselves licensing classic anime, but there was a different announcement today, with the addition of Thermae Romae. "We licensed something from 2012! And it is hilarious! It's about bath houses and time travel! Release will be in 2013 sometime." More after the jump.