Discotek Movie news: Blu-Ray anime and movies!

It’s always good news when a company licenses and releases an anime movie especially if it was previously exclusive for Japan.

Announced at Twitter and Anime News Network, Discotek, English anime license company, revealed some anime movie titles that they were able to license and are set to be released for North America on March 27!

For movies, Discotek will be releasing a double-featured set of the movie based on the series Zatch Bell. The collection will have all the two movies. The first movie is called 101st Devil and the second movie is Attack of the Mechavulcan. Both these movies will be in English Sub only. Here is the synopsis for both:

Zatch Bell: 101st Devil:

While the battle to determine the next king of the demon realm has often been fraught, the rules were always clear: 100 demon children partnered with 100 humans would challenge each other, using 100 magical books. What none of them knew was that there was a 101st magical book, powerful enough to stop any of the others. Gash and Kiyomaro must begin a journey that will take them into the demon realm to confront the mysteries of Gash’s past. But will they escape in time to help their friends in a battle with a seemingly unstoppable enemy.

Zatch Bell: Attack of the Mechavulcan:

As Kiyomaro races to catch the bus to seaside camp, little does he know that Dr. M2, a demonic magic scientist from the future, has sent out a robot to kidnap him. He’s trapped in limbo with the mad magic scientist who wants to be his partner and an army of Vulcan robot lookalikes. Dr. M2 sends a robot to pretend to befriend Gash, keeping him away from Kiyomaro until M2 can abscond with the teen genius to the future. In the end, it comes down to saving the world with a little help from their friends…

 

Even though FUNimation dubbed the anime TV series of Toriko, Discotek was able to license the movie Toriko: Secret Recipe of the Gourmet God. The movie will be subtitled. Here is the synopsis for the movie:

In a world where the most delicious ingredients come from dangerous lands and deadly beasts, only the strongest and bravest can be true gourmands. Toriko is a Gourmet Hunter, a mighty warrior with Gourmet Cells. These can be implanted into humans, and those who successfully intergrate them see rapid enhancement of their particular traits, alowing them to gain superhuman abilities. Together with his chef partner Komatsu, he seeks out the world’s most delicious foods! Their latest mission is to investigate a mysterious biotope said to house a special recipe left there by the world’s most legendary hunter, Acacia. But a mysterious and deadly hunter named Girim interrupts, declaring that he will find Acacia’s legacy and keep it for himself! When his power proves too overwhelming even for Toriko, allies and enemies alike must work together, to stop Girim before it’s too late!

Discotek will also releasing the classic series Great Mazinger on DVD for English Subtitles. The DVD will have all episode!

Synopsis:

After a long and difficult battle, Dr. Hell and his malicious forces have been defeated. While it seems as though peace has been achieved, a much stronger evil has arisen; the Mycenaean Empire. Lead by the Emperor of Darkness, they waste no time to dispatch their fearsome Battle Beasts, which easily defeat Mazinger Z. As Koji and Sayaka leave for the United States, it’s up to skilled pilot, Tetsuya Tsurugi, and his new and improved Great Mazinger to take a stand!

Another classic title joining the news is a classic anthology collection of OVA titled Robot Carnival. The DVD collection will be in Blu-Ray and it will have subtitles and the original dub!

Wikipedia synopsis:

It consists of nine shorts by different well-known directors, many of whom started out as animators with little to no directing experience. Each has a distinctive animation style and story ranging from comedic to dramatic storylines. The music for all of the segments was composed by Joe Hisaishi.

Last but not least, they also got the license to release a blu-ray collection of Tenjho Tenge! The anime will be available with English Sub and Dub. If you enjoy the catchiest intro song, relieve it again in this new edition.

Wikipedia Synopsis:

The plot begins with Souichiro Nagi and his friend Bob Makihara going to their first day of high school at Toudou Academy. They had intended to rule the school by beating up anybody that got in their way, as they had done at their previous schools. They soon learn that Toudou is no ordinary high school, but rather a school that was founded to teach and integrate different fighting styles. Its students are skilled in the various arts of combat with some students possessing supernatural abilities, such as pyrokinesis, precognition, and superhuman strength based on the abilities to use their “spirit” or “ki” in Japanese. After an altercation with the Executive Council, Souichiro and Bob join the only surviving club that opposes them, the Juken club. As the storyline develops, both groups find they are becoming increasingly involved in a long enduring conflict that was left unresolved from the Japanese Feudal era by some of the characters’ ancestors.

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TeamFourStar dubs an anime!

Recently announced in their Twitter, TeamFourStar, a non-profit company team where they dub anime parodies such as Dragon Ball Z Abridged, Hellsing: Ultimate, Final Fantasy VII and Attack on Titan (only one episode), along with English anime company Discotek Media will be officially dubbing the anime Hells. Unlike their works in YouTube, this will be an official English Dub and they will be voicing the anime movie.

According to Wiki, Hells anime is based on the manga Hells Angels and it was created by Sin’Ichi Hiromoto. Here is the synopsis for the anime film:

Amagane Rinne had an accident and died while hurrying to school. She suddenly arrived in an awkward school… in Hell, filled with demons. While she is struggling and wishing to go back to the world whence she came from, she makes friends with her demon schoolmates and develops an uncommon bond.

If you like Dragon Ball Z/Hellsing Abridge humor and want to show support for English Dub, go check out this anime film. Super Kami Guru approves!

News: Kubo returns to Twitter! Sonic Movie directing team!! Lupin III Part IV!!!

Twitter

After leaving Twitter in September 2015, Bleach creator Tite Kubo returns to the social media Twitter! Even though it’s not a verified account, Yusuke Murata (One-Punch Man character art designer) says that in his Twitter that he has returned. This is the only evidence we have.

The final volume for Bleach will be released in Japan on November 4th. The last volume is number 74.

Sonic

If you haven’t heard the news, Tim Miller (director of Deadpool) left the production for the second film for Deadpool. Instead, he will be working on the live-action/CG film adaptation of Sonic the Hedgehog. He will be the executive producer while working with the Oscar Nominee director Jeff Fowler (“Gopher Broke”) and script writers Patrick Casey and Josh Miller (Golan the Insatiable).

 

Lupin III: Part IV

 

Announced last night, American anime distributor Discotek Media have licensed the anime series and sequel Lupin III: Part IV. The anime will have an English dub and sub track. The anime was first premiered in October 2015, first it was premiered in Italy August 2015 and then in Crunchyroll in January 2016.

Plot description:

The story of the new series takes place in Italy and San Marino, and it features a blue-jacketed Lupin in his 20s. The series open with an invitation to Lupin’s wedding to a new character named Rebecca (played by Yukiyo Fujii in the Japanese version).

Anime news: My Love Story !! release date and Discotek new anime licenses

My Love Story!!

 

Already mentioned before, My Love Story!! is getting an English Dub release and voice actor Andrew Love will be providing the voice to the main protagonist. Sentai Filmworks released an English trailer revealing that the anime will be released as a complete collection for DVD and Blu-Ray and will be available for purchase on December 20th of this year.

Here is the synopsis of the series by Viz Media:

Takeo Gōda is a giant guy with a giant heart. Too bad the girls don’t want him! (They want his good-looking best friend, Sunakawa.) Used to being on the sidelines, Takeo simply stands tall and accepts his fate. But one day when he saves a girl named Yamato from a harasser on the train, his (love!) life suddenly takes an incredible turn!

Discotek Media

Posted at Facebook, English anime distributor Discotek Media announced the the complete collection of the anime Koi Koi Seven and Gokudo will be available for purchase on September 27th.

 

 

Koi Koi Seven wiki synopsis:

Tetsuro Tanaka is transferred to Gokoh Academy full of high expectations. However, expectations fade with a bad premonition the moment he steps onto the campus and finds all the students except him are girls. A series of strange events fall upon him. Then, six girls who are called Koi Koi Seven appear as his guardians. Army combat helicopters and anti-tank guns attack Tetsuro for no particular reason as he tries to survive each day in the academy. Surrounded by many girls he gets into trouble every day because he often sees them naked, usually by mistake. In the dorm the same problem continues with the Koi Koi 7 team walking around the house in their underwear. On top of this, Celonious 28 also chases after him all the time because she wants to be with him. As well, Asuka Yayoi feels jealous of him because she loves him and she doesn’t want him to hang around with other girls, which is very difficult because he is the only boy in the school and the girls are after him all the time. In general each girl of the Koi Koi 7 team has secret feelings for Tetsuro but they don’t show them.

Gokudo wiki synopsis:

The story focuses about an adventurer named Gokudo (full name is Gokudo Yuccot Kikansky). Unlike most main characters he is an antihero, willing to resort to violence to fulfill his agenda. He does not hesitate to abuse the needs of people, sell out his friends to save himself, run away from any dangers, or ditch others who helped him if he does not have any more interest in them. His life starts to change when he finds a magical Genie named Djinn who wants to grant him three wishes. As most people would benefit from having three wishes, in his case it leads him to a lot of trouble, and it doesn’t take long before he tries to escape from Djinn, as well as every other person he meets.

Other important characters are the Old Seer (or the Queen of the Magic World) who constantly appears out of nowhere seemingly only to make Gokudo suffer more, Rubette La Lette, a noble girl with a tomboy attitude who sees Gokudo as a rival, and Prince (called Niari by the Old Seer), a mage much better at handling women than Gokudo will ever be.

Besides these two titles, Discotek Media also updated the release of more anime to the list. They mentioned that they will release the Sonic X Collection 1 will be out on September 27 with episodes 1-52 in dubbed. with season 3 in separate collection. Street Fighter II: The Animated Series is expected to be out on Sept 27 as well as the Blu-Ray collection of Tekkaman Blade II.

September 27:

 

Coming out on October, we the TV and movie collection of Hana Yori Dango and the Blu-Ray movie Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie.

 

Last but not least, Discotek plans to announce at Otakon of new anime licenses in August. So far, these titles is the TV anime Rayearth and the second series of Lupin III.

Which anime are you looking forward to this year? Comment down below. 🙂

New anime and games for 2016

With 2015 coming to an end, it is time to get ready for 2016. As we approach the new year, new anime and video games have been announced and some are unexpected.

Video Games

It has been announced that the game JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven will be heading to North America and Europe in Summer 2016. The game was released in Japan in December 17 for PS3/PS4.

Konami recently announced that there will be three new Yu-Gi-Oh! games and it will be available for smartphones, Nintendo 3DS, and PC. The smartphone game titled Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links will be released on Spring 2016 for Android and iOS. The 3DS game is expected to be released in the summer and the PC is the winter.

Anime

Announced in Twitter, the Gurren Lagann franchise posted a link to a website with a “Coming Soon” tagline. It is unknown what is this project and some people speculate it is either an anime reboot or video game.

http://www.gurren-lagann-ps.jp/

 

At Jump Fiesta, it was announced that the manga series D.Gray-man will be having a new anime series in 2016. Also announced but in Young Animal magazine, Kentaro Miura’s manga Berserk will have a new anime in 2016; the promo revealed the main character Guts in his new appearance.

 

Anime DVD Release

Discotek Media recently announced that they licensed the Lupin the Third series 2 (Lupin III: Part II) TV anime and will be releasing the whole anime series in 2016. The set will have 4 discs episodes 80-155 from 1977-1980. According to the company, they stated that they will have the episodes in English Subbed and any episodes that has English Dub already there.

 

 

News Discotek anime

  • Beelzebub- complete DVD series in 2016
  • Kyousougiga
  • Hana Yori Dango- complete anime and movie collection with English Sub and Dub
  • Karate Master/ Karate Baka Ichidai
  • 07 Ghost complete collection
  • Z/X Ignition- DVD collection
  • Getter Robo: Armageddon
  • Venus Wars- release for Blu-Ray on December
  • Space Adventure Cobra movie- Blu-Ray on Decemeber
  • Samurai Pizza Cats- all 52 episodes in English on Blu-Ray, retail price is $34.95
  • Arpeggio of Blue Steel- complete anime series on October 27, 2015
  • Lupin VS Conan TV Special- October 27, 2015
  • Lupin VS Conan Movie Special- October 27, 2015

 

work in progress

  • Earl and Fairy 4/26
  • Dororo 4/26
  • Giant Gorg
  • Zeiram the animation
  • Magical Knight Rayearth
  • Darkstalkers: the Complete OVA Collection