1985 OVA Leda Returns in 4K Remaster Blu-ray on June 19
Character designer Mutsumi Inomata newly draws the box illustration
Toho announced today that a 4K remaster edition Blu-ray box of Genmu Senki Leda/Leda: The Fantastic
Adventure of Yohko is set to be released on June 19, 2019. It has been just 34 years since the 72-minute
anime was released in Japan on March 1, 1985, as one of the titles in the earliest days of Japanese OVA
(Original Video Animation).
The fantasy anime was directed by Kunihiko Yuyama (Pocket Monster), and acclaimed illustrator Mutsumi
Inomata (Utsunimiko, Tales series) served as character designer/chief animation director. Shiro Sagisu,
who later became famous for his Evangelion works, provided the soundtrack music. It became a huge hit
selling more than 30,000 units, then even got a theatrical release on December 21, 1985, along with the
first Vampire Hunter D OVA.
In addition to the DTS-HDMaster original monaural Japanese audio and an original theatrical trailer, the
9,800 yen (about 88 US dollars) limited production box also comes with a special booklet (illustrations,
key animation drawings, never-seen-before production materials) and two reprint pamphlets for the OVA
and theatrical releases. And Inomata newly draws the box illustration.
Two reprint pamphlets (OVA, theatrical release)
Source: Toho press release
"Genmu Senki Leda 4K Remaster Blu-ray BOX"
June 19 release, 9,800 yen with tax, release & sales: Toho
Copyright.1985 TOHO CO., LTD.