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!
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!
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.
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.