Discotek Announces Sgt Frog and Dear Brother Releases, New 35mm Film Transfer of Project A-Ko and More
Original Project A-ko format found to be used in upcoming release
Discotek Media announced during their SUPER DISOTEK DAY stream even more upcoming releases of series including a limited-time release of Dear Brother, forthcoming releases of Nyanbo, Sgt Frog, and an update to their upcoming Project A-Ko release, and more.
Announcements made during the panel are in alphabetical order.
Dear Brother: 39 episode sub-only release expected this summer. The license period is unusually short and uncertain if it can be renewed, so Discotek advises fans not to wait on the release.
Yep, we start off with announcing a Blu-ray release of Dear Brother!— ????Discotek Media (@discotekmedia) March 9, 2021
The classic drama is coming soon!
Get it while you can, this one wont' be around for long! pic.twitter.com/InE94tX58N
Kashimashi ~Girl Meets Girl~: 13 episode upscale release with the Sub and Media Blasters dub. The subtitles are also newly revised to be much more careful about the gender pronouns. Scheduled to release on May 25.
License time!— ????Discotek Media (@discotekmedia) March 9, 2021
Kashimashi ~Girl Meets Girl~
Rescued & upscaled on Blu-ray! Also includes the classic dub & the legacy bonus features! pic.twitter.com/6wu7UThXpK
Kekkaishi: Will be streaming on Crunchyroll soon with the sub and dub. Home video release date is still to be announced.
And a streaming license announcement!— ????Discotek Media (@discotekmedia) March 9, 2021
All 52 episodes dubbed & subbed are back!
We'll be bringing it to Crunchyroll. pic.twitter.com/Trh2GtH8x0
Magical Girl Ore: 12 episode sub-only release scheduled to release on May 25.
Magical Girl Ore!— ????Discotek Media (@discotekmedia) March 9, 2021
Coming to Blu-ray soon. A fun magical girl series that adds what magical girls needed... MUSCLES!
One of the episodes crashed the authoring software because it had so many subtitles. pic.twitter.com/gJJvUZf5xP
Memories: Blu-ray will have both restored and original versions, packed with extras, with a currently scheduled release of June.
Memories update!— ????Discotek Media (@discotekmedia) March 9, 2021
We recently streamed the premiere of the English dub of Memories on our Twitch and the Blu-ray is coming soon!
Stereo and 5.1 in both Japanese & English.
Both unrestored & remastered... and so many extras! pic.twitter.com/PVdOgvQJjn
Michiri Neko: 13 episode (at 3 1/2 minutes each) sub-only release, currently scheduled to release this summer.
Mitchiri Neko!— ????Discotek Media (@discotekmedia) March 9, 2021
It's coming to Blu-ray!
More cats. We want to bring you every weird & surreal cat show that exists.
Nyanbo: 24 episode (at five minutes each) sub-only release of the CG cubist cat show featured in Yotsuba&!. Scheduled to released this summer.
Nyanbo!— ????Discotek Media (@discotekmedia) March 9, 2021
CG cube box cats.
A fun little series of shorts.
You will even get to see Yotsuba!
More details soon... pic.twitter.com/rukNNwzwZn
Sgt Frog: All 358 episode sub-only SD-BD release, with the home video release date still to be announced.
MARCH!— ????Discotek Media (@discotekmedia) March 9, 2021
Because Sgt. Frog is here! pic.twitter.com/jitnAUYt1M
The panel also updated the status of the Project A-Ko restoration project noting that the original upscale project has been canceled with the 35mm film being found. A new, proper transfer has been made with further release plans to be announced.
How did we get Project A-Ko?— ????Discotek Media (@discotekmedia) March 9, 2021
Robert Woodhead realized there was a clerical error which allowed us to find it! Yes, that Robert Woodhead! pic.twitter.com/Q36pc0np6x
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