Discotek Media announced at its panel at Otakon 2019 that it has licensed the following anime: Senki Zesshō Symphogear, Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan, Medabots, NG Knight Lamune & 40, Kyo kara Maoh! R, Kyo kara Maoh! 3rd Series, Cleopatra, Battery the Animation, and The Great Passage.
Discotek will release the first Senki Zesshō Symphogear anime on Blu-ray Disc in Japanese with subtitles in 2020.
The company’s release of Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan will feature both series on Blu-ray Disc with both English and Japanese audio. The release will feature a 1080i upscale and clean opening/ending animation sequences, and will launch in the first quarter of 2020.
Discotek Media will release the first season (26 episodes) of Medabots on SD Blu-ray Disc in the fourth quarter of 2019, with the second season in the pipeline and Discotek looking into the third season. The release will feature English audio only with closed captions. Discotek told Anime News Network that it plans to release the Japanese version of the show (titled Medarot) “at some point in the future.”
The company will release the 38-episode NG Knight Lamune & 40 on SD Blu-ray Disc in Japanese with English subtitles in early 2020.
Discotek will release Kyo kara Maoh! R and Kyo kara Maoh! 3rd Series on Blu-ray Disc in Japanese with English subtitles. Discotek will be the first company to release Kyo kara Maoh! R on Blu-ray Disc in any region. Kyo kara Maoh! R will be released in December 2019, and Kyo kara Maoh! 3rd Series will ship in 2020.
Osamu Tezuka and Eiichi Yamamoto directed the 1970 Cleopatra film at Mushi Production. Discotek will release the film on Blu-ray Disc in 1080p high definition with English subtitles.
The 11-episode Battery the Animation series premiered in Japan in July 2016, and streamed exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. Discotek will release the series on Blu-ray Disc in Japanese with English subtitles.
The 11-episode The Great Passage anime premiered in Japan in October 2016, and streamed exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. Discotek will release the series on Blu-ray Disc in Japanese with English subtitles.
The company also announced it will release the Thermae Romae anime and the Galaxy Express 999: Eternal Fantasy anime film on Blu-ray Disc, both with all-new English dubs in 2020. The new Thermae Romae release will include all six episodes of the anime plus a bonus episode. Discotek Media previously released Thermae Romae on DVD in 2013.
The new dub cast for Thermae Romae includes:
- David Wald is Lucius Modestus
- Christopher Guerrero is Marcus Pietoras
- Jim Foronda is Emperor Hadrian
Howard Wang directed and engineered the dub at Sound Cadence, and co-wrote the ADR scrpts with Kyle Igneczi and ADR co-director Emily Fajardo.
Discotek previously released Galaxy Express 999: Eternal Fantasy on DVD in 2012. The new release will feature 1080p high definition.
Additionally, the company announced it will release the City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes film on Blu-ray Disc in the second quarter of 2020 with a new dub.
Hooray for Medabots and more Kyo Kara Maoh!
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