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.
Discotek Media is establishing itself as the purveyor of old-school anime and today is no exception with the latest announcement being the future release of the Shin Hurricane Polymar OVA released in the 90's. Hit the jump for all of the details so far.
Discotek Media has revealed on its Facebook page that the anime/Asian movie distributor has licensed the anime movie adaptation of '80s psychic boom manga standout Locke the Superman. More after the jump.
Discotek has announced on their facebook page that they have licensed the previously unreleased first season of Lupin the 3rd. More details below.