Discotek Announces "Yowapeda" and "Lupin the 3rd Jigen's Gravestone" Licenses

"iria" Toei's "Little Mermaid" and "Go Nagai World" also licensed

Since October, anime distributor Discotek has been teasing big news on a sports license. This weekend, that news dropped. Yowamushi Pedal series 1 and series 2 Grande Road will be released on home video English subtitles.




Along with this, they announced plans to released Lupin the 3rd Jigen's Gravestone on DVD and Blu-ray. This will be their first title to have a brand new English dub, included along with Japanese with English subtitles.


Takeshi Koike (Redline, Animatrix - World Record, Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine character design) helmed the movie released in Japan this year.



Older titles also licensed this year include:


1994 six episode OVA Iria: Zeiram the Animation

This will have improved video quality. It will have the English dub and Japanese with English subs.


Toei 's 1975 Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid

It will include the Japanese with English subtitles and the English dub


Go Nagai World.

First release in the US! It will have Japanese language with English subtitles.



In addition to these 2015 plans, Discotek adds

We still have 5 big titles to announce at a later date. Probably in January. We will be very busy in 2015. Thanks to all of the Discotek fans for all your support this year and happy holidays and happy new year!


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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