Sentai Filmworks Licenses Classic "Aura Battler Dunbine" Anime

New HD version was remastered from restored archival stock


Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino's Aura Battler Dunbine is about as divisive as any of his anime series, but it holds a special place in the hearts of many. Its 49-episode run originally began in 1983, and Sentai Filmworks announced plans to bring it back in remastered HD form. 


Sentai's release of Aura Battler Dunbine was restored from archival stock. It's coming to select digital outlets soon, with a home video release to follow. Here's how they describe it: 


Based on the novel, The Wings of Rean by Yoshiyuki Tomino, acclaimed writer and director of the popular Mobile Suit Gundam series, Aura Battler Dunbine weaves a rich fantasy backdrop with powerful mechas and complex characters to create a timeless story of good versus evil, sacrifice and love.


Transported from his home in Tokyo, a seemingly ordinary 18-year-old Shou Zama finds himself in a new world known as Byston Well, a country that has been torn apart by overlord Drake Luft. Refusing to participate in Luft’s evil plans, Shou joins the resistance where he uses his incredible Aura Powers to fight for freedom inside a lavender-colored mecha.


Featuring the voice talents of Shigeru Nakahara (Dragon Ball Super, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing), Mika Doi (One Piece, Tokyo Ghoul) and Maria Kawamura (Neon Genesis, Samurai Champloo), Aura Battler Dunbine will continue to captivate audiences with its 2018 release.



Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.

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