Discotek Media Announces New Licenses

Discotek Media announced new licenses at its panel during the Anime Lockdown virtual convention:

  • Detective Conan – Episode One: The Great Detective Turned Small (under the title Case Closed – Episode One: The Great Detective Turned Small)
  • Love Hina Again
  • Memories
  • A Thousand and One Nights
  • Combattler V
  • s-CRY-ed
  • Urusei Yatsura films

Discotek will release the Detective Conan – Episode One: The Great Detective Turned Small (Meitantei Conan Episode “One” Chiisakunatta Meitantei) special in July 2020. The release will feature English subtitles and an all-new English dub with Griffin Burns as Shinichi Kudo and Wendee Lee as Conan Edogawa. Steve Staley served as ADR Director, and Marlan Moore handled the ADR scripts.

The company will release the three-episode 2002 Love Hina Again original video anime (OVA) project with English subtitles and a dub in July 2020.

Discotek will release the 1995 Memories anthology film with a newly revised subtitle translation in 2021. The 1080p Blu-ray release will feature English subtitles, a new English dub, a special preview video, “Cannon Fodder” animated storyboards, interviews, and an art gallery.

The company will release the 1969 A Thousand and One Nights (Senya Ichiya Monogatari) film on Blu-ray with English subtitles and a “classic, long-lost” dub thanks to a new restoration.

Discotek will release the 1976 Combattler V anime on standard definition Blu-ray Disc with English subtitles.

The company will release the 2001 s-CRY-ed television anime with English subtitles and a dub. It will not include the 2011 compilation movie, which is a separate license.

Discotek will release the Urusei Yatsura: Only You, Urusei Yatsura: Remember My Love, Urusei Yatsura: Lum The Forever, Urusei Yatsura: The Final Chapter, and Urusei Yatsura: Always My Darling films with English subtitles and the English dubs from the previous AnimEigo releases.

The company also revealed details of three other previously announced anime releases. Discotek will release Demon City Shinjuku with English subtitles and a dub on Blu-ray Disc in July 2020. Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro will ship on UHD 4K Blu-Ray Disc at a date to be announced in the future. Lupin III: Dragon of Doom will ship on Blu-ray Disc with both Japanese and English audio on an unannounced date.

Discotek also noted that the February 2020 DVD release of Great Conquest: The Romance of Three Kingdoms will “probably” be the company’s final DVD release, due to declining sales compared to Blu-ray Disc. The company explained that “most home video buyers — anime fans, epsecially! — are exclusively buying on Blu-ray now.”

Source: ANN

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