Discotek Media Announces Anime Releases for August 2022

Discotek Media announced that it will release the Lupin III vs. Detective Conan television special, Project A-ko 2: Plot of the Daitokuji Financial Group, Kaiba, Aho Girl, Planet With, and Fuse – Memoirs of the Hunter Girl anime on August 30, 2022. The company will also release Fatal Fury: The Motion Picture as a Steelbook.

The Lupin III vs. Detective Conan television special features a new English dub (with the current dub cast for both franchises) on Blu-ray Disc. Discotek previously released the special on DVD.

The release of Project A-ko 2: Plot of the Daitokuji Financial Group will feature a new 2K transfer of the anime film, as well as bonus features such as a digest film, a music video, an art gallery, liner notes, a music selection track, and a special Laserdisc swap animation. Discotek previously released the Project A-ko anime, as well as the Project A-ko 2: Plot of the Daitokuji Financial Group, Project A-ko 3: Cinderella Rhapsody, and Project A-ko 4: Final anime films.

Discotek’s release of Kaiba will be the same as the previous 2017 release, except it will not include a DVD.

Aho Girl premiered in Japan in July 2017. Discotek will release the anime in a limited print run of 1,500 copies.

Planet With premiered in Japan in July 2018. Discotek’s release will include special features such as an alternate finale episode with different music cues.

The Fuse – Memoirs of the Hunter Girl anime film opened in Japanese theaters in October 2012. NIS America had previously released the anime on Blu-ray Disc in May 2014.

Discotek previously released Fatal Fury: The Motion Picture on Blu-ray Disc in 2017.

Source: ANN

Discotek Media Announces New Licenses at Anime Boston 2022

Discotek Media announced new licenses during its panel at Anime Boston 2022.

Title: Planet With
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
Release Format: Blu-ray Disc
Release Window: August 2022

Director Youhei Suzuki and writer Satoshi Mizukami’s 12-episode original mecha anime Planet With premiered in Japan in July 2018.

Title: Lupin III: Dead or Alive
Language: Japanese with English subtitles, English dub (from FUNimation Entertainment)
Release Format: Blu-ray Disc
Release Window: 2022

Original Lupin III creator Monkey Punch directed the film himself. The release will include bonus content such as an interview with Monkey Punch, trailers, art gallery, and credits.

Lupin III: Dead or Alive debuted in April 1996. FUNimation previously released the film on DVD in 2005.

Title: Aho Girl
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
Release Format: Blu-ray Disc
Release Window: August 2022

The 12-episode television anime of Hiroyuki’s Aho Girl manga premiered in Japan in July 2017.

Title: Symphogear AXZ
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
Release Format: Blu-ray Disc
Release Window: Fall 2022

Senki Zesshō Symphogear AXZ (pronounced “axis”), the fourth Senki Zesshō Symphogear anime series, premiered in July 2017. The anime has 13 episodes running 23 minutes each.

Title: Flying Phantom Ship
Language: Japanese with English subtitles, English dub
Release Format: Blu-ray Disc
Release Window: Late 2022

The release will be the film’s first Blu-ray Disc release worldwide. It will feature a new English dub with a cast including Mona Marshall, Frank Todaro, Kellen Goff, Patrick Seitz, Anne Yatco and Lucas Schuneman. Brittany Lauda is producing and directing the dub at Kocha Sound.

Toei Animation released the Flying Phantom Ship adventure film in Japan in 1969.

Title: Virtua Fighter
Language: Japanese with English subtitles, English dub
Release Format: Standard Definition, Blu-ray Disc
Release Window: Late 2022

The release will feature Media Blasters’ incomplete English dub of the first 24 episodes of the anime.

The 35-episode Virtua Fighter anime based on Sega’s video game of the same title premiered in October 1995. Media Blasters partially released the series on VHS in 2000-2001 and on DVD in 2003.

The company also announced the release windows of some previously announced titles:

  • The Lupin III vs. Detective Conan television special featuring a new English dub (with the current dub cast for both franchises) on Blu-ray Disc in August 2022 (Discotek previously released the special on DVD)
  • Fatal Fury: The Motion Picture as a Steelbook in August 2022 (Discotek previously released the film on Blu-ray Disc in 2017)
  • Beelzebub in Standard Definition on Blu-ray Disc in Fall 2022 (Discotek previously released the series on DVD in 2016-2017)

Source: ANN

Discotek Media Announces Anime Releases for July 2022

Discotek Media has announced that it will release the Heart and Yummie (You Are Umasou), Lupin III: Prison of the Past, Holmes of Kyoto, Case Closed: The Fist of Blue Sapphire, (Detective Conan: Fist of Blue Sapphire), and Violence Jack anime on Blu-ray Disc on July 26, 2022. The company will release the Powered Armor Dorvack anime on standard definition Blu-ray Disc on the same day.

The company’s release of Heart and Yummie will be a limited edition collection, and there will only be 2,000 copies total. The Blu-ray Disc will include both the movies and television anime shorts in Japanese with English subtitles.

Discotek’s release of the Lupin III: Prison of the Past television anime will include the original Japanese version with English subtitles and a new English dub. The special premiered in Japan in November 2019.

The company’s release of Holmes of Kyoto will include all 12 episodes in 1080 HD in Japanese with English subtitles. The Blu-ray Disc will be limited to 1,500 copies. The television anime adaptation of Mai Mochizuki’s Holmes at Kyoto Teramachi Sanjō mystery novel series premiered in July 2018. Crunchyroll simulcast the series as it aired in Japan.

Discotek’s release of Detective Conan: Fist of Blue Sapphire will include the original Japanese version with English subtitles and a new English dub. The movie is the 23rd Detective Conan anime film and it opened in Japan in April 2019.

The company’s release of Violence Jack will feature a new 2K transfer of the uncensored version of the anime, marking the first completely uncensored release of the anime anywhere. Episodes 2 and 3 will release in both 16:9 and 4:3 formats. Discotek released the OVA series on home video in 2015.

Discotek’s SDBD release of Powered Armor Dorvack will include all 36 episodes in standard definition, a promo clip, two short films, and a music video. The series aired in Japan from October 1983 to June 1984.

Source: ANN

Discotek Media Announces Anime Releases for June 2022

Discotek Media has announced on Facebook that it will release the Kekkaishi, Yowamushi Pedal New Generation, and Urusei Yatsura: Lum The Forever anime on Blu-ray Disc on June 28, 2022. The company will also release the second season of the Sgt. Frog anime and the Galactic Whirlwind Sasuraiger anime on standard definition Blu-ray Disc (SDBD) and the remastered Blu-ray Disc version of Cyber City Oedo 808 on the same day.

The Kekkaishi Blu-ray Disc release will feature a new HD upscale.

Discotek’s release of Yowamushi Pedal New Generation will will include all 25 episodes of the anime’s third season in Japanese with English subtitles.

Discotek is releasing the Urusei Yatsura anime films with English subtitles and the English dubs from the previous AnimEigo releases.

The company’s release of the second season of Sgt. Frog will include Episodes 52-103 with English subtitles. Episodes 52-78 will also feature FUNimaton Entertainment’s English dub.

Discotek’s release of Galactic Whirlwind Sasuraiger will include all 43 episodes in Japanese with English subtitles.

Yoshiaki Kawajiri, the director of the three-episode Cyber City Oedo 808 OVA, is supervising the new 2K transfer. The remastered version will release as a Steelbook including both the U.S. and U.K. versions of the English dub.

Source: ANN

Discotek Media Announces Restoration Releases for Six Anime Titles

Discotek Media has announced that it will be releasing restoration releases for six anime titles.

Title: Cyber City Oedo 808
Language: Japanese with English subtitles, two English dubs
Release Format: Blu-ray Disc
Release Window: TBD

The director of the three-episode OVA Yoshiaki Kawajiri is supervising the new 2K transfer. The remastered version will release as a Steelbook including both the United States and the United Kingdom versions of the English dub. Discotek released the OVA on home video in March 2021.

Title: Violence Jack
Language: Japanese with English subtitles, English dub
Release Format: Blu-ray Disc
Release Window: 2022

The release will feature a new 2K transfer of the uncensored version of the anime, marking the first completely uncensored release of the anime anywhere. Episodes Two and Three will release in both 16:9 and 4:3 formats. Discotek released the OVA series on home video in 2015.

Title: Project A-ko 2: Plot of the Daitokuji Financial Group
Language: Japanese with English subtitles, English dub
Release Format: Blu-ray Disc
Release Window: 2022

The release will feature a new 2K transfer of the anime film, as well as bonus features such as a digest film, a music video, an art gallery, liner notes, a music selection track, and a special Laserdisc swap animation. Discotek previously released the Project A-ko anime, and the Project A-ko 2: Plot of the Daitokuji Financial Group, Project A-ko 3: Cinderella Rhapsody, and Project A-ko 4: Final anime films.

Title: Darkstalkers (Night Warriors – Darkstalkers’ Revenge)
Language: Japanese with English subtitles, English dub
Release Format: Blu-ray Disc
Release Window: 2022

The release will feature a new HD upscale, and subtitles will include the English and Japanese names (viewers can choose between them). Discotek released the OVA in 2015.

Title: Kekkaishi
Language: Japanese with English subtitles, English dub
Release Format: Blu-ray Disc
Release Window: 2022

The release will feature a new HD upscale. Discotek released the 52-episode anime on Crunchyroll on May 12, 2021.

Title: Devilman
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
Release Format: Blu-ray Disc
Release Window: 2022

The release will feature a new high quality upscale from Japan and revised subtitles. Discotek released the original 39-episode anime series on DVD in 2014.

Source: ANN

Discotek Media Announces Nine New Licenses

Discotek Media has announced nine new anime home video licenses and releases.

Title: Astro Boy (1980)
Language: Japanese with English subtitles, English dub
Release Window: May 2022

The full HD release will include the full uncut versions of the first two Japanese episodes, which were cut down to a single episode for the English dub (the combined episode dubbed will also be included). The dubbed version is the Tezuka Productions and Nippon TV dub produced at the University of Wisconsin. Discotek stated it could not include the separate Cinélume dub produced for Canada.

Title: Symphogear GX
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Language: Japanese with revised English subtitles
Release Window: 2022

The release will include omake episodes as well as extra content such as clean opening and ending videos, a music video, trailers, and footage from the anime’s premiere event.

Title: Fuse – Memoirs of the Hunter Girl
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
Release Window: 2022

The anime film adaptation of Kazuki Sakuraba’s Fuse Gansaku: Satomi Hakkenden novel opened in October 2012. NIS America had previously released the anime on Blu-ray Disc in May 2014.

Title: Lupin the 3rd: Prison of the Past
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Language: Japanese with English subtitles, English dub
Release Window: 2022

The Lupin III: Prison of the Past anime special premiered in November 2019.

Discotek will also release the Lupin the 3rd Part I series (Episodes 1-23) in May 2022 with English subtitles and an English dub.

Title: Case Closed – Fist of Blue Sapphire
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Language: Japanese with English subtitles, English dub
Release Window: 2022

Detective Conan: Fist of Blue Sapphire is the 23rd Detective Conan anime film and it opened in Japan in April 2019.

Title: Galactic Whirlwind Sasuraiger
Format: SD Blu-ray Disc
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
Release Window: 2022

Galactic Whirlwind Sasuraiger is the third part of the J9 trilogy, and it ran from April 1983 to January 1984.

Title: Powered Armor Dorvack
Format: SD Blu-ray Disc
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
Release Window: 2022

Powered Armor Dorvack ran from October 1983 to June 1984. The release will include all 36 episodes, a promo clip, two short films, and a music video.

Title: Holmes of Kyoto
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
Release Window: 2022

The release will include all 12 episodes in 1080 HD. The anime adaptation of Mai Mochizuki’s Holmes at Kyoto Teramachi Sanjō mystery novel series premiered in July 2018. Crunchyroll simulcast the series as it aired in Japan.

Title: Digimon Adventure
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Language: English dub
Release Window: 2022

The full HD Blu-ray Disc release will feature the AI restoration of the U.S. television version of the Digimon Adventure anime restored via AstroRes process. Discotek will release the original Japanese version of the series at a later date.

Discotek Media also announced home video details for two previously announced licenses.

Title: Mon Colle Knights
Format: SD Blu-ray Disc
Language: English dub
Release Window: May 2022

The release will include the U.S. television version of the anime and will include episodes that Discotek had previously been searching for. Discotek announced its acquisition of the English-language masters of the anime in December 2021. It previously released the Japanese version of the anime in April 2021.

Title: Sgt. Frog Season 2
Format: SD Blu-ray Disc
Language: Japanese with English subtitles, English dub
Release Window: 2022

The Season 2 release will include Episodes 52-79 of FUNimation Entertainment’s English dubbed DVD release of the anime, and will include English subtitles for Episodes 52-103. FUNimation did not dub past Episode 79. The release will also include improved subtitles.

Discotek previously released the first season of Sgt. Frog, which includes the first 51 episodes with English subtitles and with FUNimation’s English dub. The company’s overall release of the anime will include all 358 episodes in successive SD Blu-ray Disc volume releases by season.

Source: ANN

Discotek Media Announces Anime Releases for April 2022

Discotek Media has announced on Facebook that it has licensed the Mrs. Pepperpot anime, and will release it on standard definition Blu-ray Disc on April 26, 2022. The release will include all 130 episodes of the 1983 anime in Japanese with English subtitles and the original English dub.

The story of the series is described as:

Mrs. Pepperpot shrinks to the size of a teaspoon. Fortunately, when it happens, she can talk to animals.
The little old lady Mrs. Pepperpot has a secret. On occasion, and at random, she shrinks to the size of her teaspoon. But whenever it happens, she’s able to talk to animals, from her family pets and the friendly mice in her own house to the forest creatures outside.

Mrs. Pepperpot’s unusual ability sometimes puts her in peril, but lets her help the village children, the animals in the forest, and even her grumpy husband in just the right ways. Enjoy all 130 episodes of this classic Norwegian children’s tale in animated form. Including the original Japanese language with English subtitles, and the original English dub.

Mrs. Pepperpot premiered in Japan in April 1983.

The company also revealed it will release the following previously announced licenses on April 26, 2022:

  • City Hunter ’91 on Blu-ray Disc
  • Lupin III: Episode 0 ‘First Contact’ on Blu-ray Disc
  • Cat’s Eye Season 1 on Blu-ray Disc
  • KonoSuba – God’s blessing on this wonderful world!! on Blu-ray Disc in a limited edition Steelbook

Source: ANN

Discotek Media Announces Anime Releases for March 2022

Discotek Media has announced on Facebook that it has licensed the Ms. Koizumi loves ramen noodles anime series and will release it on Blu-ray Disc on March 29, 2022. The release will include all 12 episodes in 1080p HD with Japanese audio and English subtitles.

The company also revealed it will release the following previously announced licenses on March 29, 2022:

  • Tomorrow’s Joe 2: The Movie (Ashita no Joe 2) on Blu-ray Disc
  • Street Sharks (American cartoon) on SD Blu-ray Disc
  • City Hunter 3 The Complete Third Series on Blu-ray Disc
  • Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san on Blu-ray Disc
  • Lupin the 3rd: The Mystery of Mamo on Blu-ray Disc

Source: ANN

Discotek Media Announces New Anime Licenses

Discotek Media has announced some new anime home video licenses and releases.

Title: Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Details: The release will include all 12 episodes in Japanese with English subtitles
Release Window: March 2022

Title: Tales of Phantasia the Animation
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Details: The release will include all original video anime episodes in Japanese with English subtitles
Release Window: April 2022

Title: Ms. vampire who lives in my neighborhood
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Details: The release will include all 12 episodes in Japanese with English subtitles
Release Window: February 2022

Title: Galactic Gale Baxinger
Format: Standard Definition Blu-ray Disc
Details: The release will include all 39 episodes in Japanese with English subtitles
Release Window: February 2022

Title: Cat’s Eye
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Details: The first season set will include 36 episodes in Japanese with English subtitles
Release Window: Spring 2022

Title: As Miss Beelzebub Likes
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Details: The release will include all 12 episodes in Japanese with English subtitles
Release Window: March 2022

Title: Yowamushi Pedal New Generation
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Details: The release will include all 25 episodes of the anime’s third season in Japanese with English subtitles
Release Window: April 2022

Title: You Are Umasou
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Details: The release will include both the movies and television anime shorts in Japanese with English subtitles
Release Window: Spring 2022

Title: Angel Cop
Format: Blu-ray Disc Steelbook
Details: The release will be a new edition with the complete OVA series in English and Japanese with subtitles remastered from 35mm source prints, with newly revised subtitles and new extras including a “collectors’ steelbook.”
Release Window: February 2022

Title: Lupin the 3rd: Part I
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Details: The release will include the original Japanese audio with English subtitles and a new English dub from the “core” cast, as well as newly expanded extras
Release Window: Spring 2022

Title: Lupin III: Episode 0 ‘First Contact’
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Details: The release will include the special with remastered/upscaled video in Japanese with English subtitles and with a new English dub from Epcar Entertainment
Release Window: Spring 2022

Title: Mon Colle Knights
Format: Standard Definition Blu-ray Disc
Details: Discotek has located the English-language masters for the series, and it will release this dubbed version on SD-BD
Release Window: TBA

Title: City Hunter 3
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Details: The release will feature remastered 1080p video with Japanese audio and English subtitles
Release Window: March 2022

Title: City Hunter ’91
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Details: The release will feature remastered 1080p video with Japanese audio and English subtitles
Release Window: April 2022

Title: Urusei Yatsura: Lum The Forever
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Details: Discotek is releasing the Urusei Yatsura films with English subtitles and the English dubs from the previous AnimEigo releases. This is the fourth of six films.
Release Window: Spring 2022

Title: The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
Format: Standard Definition Blu-ray Disc
Details: The release will include all 65 episodes of the American cartoon
Release Window: February 2022

Title: Street Sharks
Format: Standard Definition Blu-ray Disc
Details: The release will include all 40 episodes of the American cartoon
Release Window: April 2022

Source: ANN

Discotek Media Announces Anime Releases for January 2022

Discotek Media has announced that it will release Kenichi The Mightiest Disciple Season 2, the Appleseed OVA from 1988, the Case Closed: Sunflowers of Inferno anime film, the Urusei Yatsura: Remember My Love anime film, and Ninja Robots Tobikage on January 25, 2022.

Kenichi The Mightiest Disciple Season 2 will be released on Blu-ray in 1080p high-definition, and contain all 25 episodes of the season. It will include both the original Japanese audio with English subtitles and the English dub.

The Appleseed OVA is being released on high-definition Blu-ray with a 1080p remaster. It will include both the original Japanese audio with English subtitles and the English dub.

The Case Closed: Sunflowers of Inferno anime film is being released on Blu-ray in 1080p high-definition. It will include both the original Japanese audio with English subtitles and an English dub.

The Urusei Yatsura: Remember My Love anime film is being released on Blu-ray in 1080p high-definition. It will include both the original Japanese audio with English subtitles and an English dub.

Ninja Robots Tobikage will be released in 1080p high-definition, and contain all 43 episodes of the series. It will include both the original Japanese audio with English subtitles and the Legendary Ninja Robots English dub.

Source: Discotek Media’s Facebook page