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

HIDIVE to Begin Streaming the Lupin the 3rd Part 2 Anime on May 14, 2022

HIDIVE has announced that it will begin streaming the Lupin the 3rd Part 2 anime on May 14, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. EDT, and that five episodes will become available each week. The company notes that even though it is streaming both the dubbed and subtitled versions of the series, only 79 episodes (81 if you count the two specials) were ever dubbed due to licensing issues back in the day.

The series will be available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Latin America, and Scandinavia.

Lupin the 3rd Part 2 is described as:

Five years ago, the legendary thief Lupin III and his allies escaped Japan and scattered across the globe. Now the gunman Jigen, femme fatale Fujiko and samurai Goemon have received invitations to join Lupin aboard a luxury liner, but there’s something fishy in the water — and it isn’t just the sharks over the starboard bow. The evil Mister X has revenge on his mind, and it will take every bit of their skills for Lupin and company to escape his evil clutches and return to thievery once again.

Source: HIDIVE

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

HIDIVE to Stream Two Special Episodes of Lupin the 3rd Part 2 in April 2022

HIDIVE has announced that it will begin streaming the sub and dub versions of the two special episodes of Lupin the 3rd Part 2 directed by Hayao Miyazaki on April 27, 2022. The episodes will be available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Latin America, and Scandinavia.

The service stated that it will announce streaming details about the remainder of the Lupin the 3rd Part 2 anime at a later date.

Source: HIDIVE

HIDIVE to Stream the English Dub of the Lupin The 3rd Part 6 Anime

HIDIVE has announced that it will begin streaming the English dub of the Lupin The 3rd Part 6 anime on April 18, 2022. The dub will be available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Latin America, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Tuvalu, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Nauru, Tonga, and Scandinavia.

The story of Lupin the 3rd Part 6 is described as:

Gentleman thief Lupin III is back and ready for his next caper— unless legendary sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, has anything to say about it. When Holmes’ longtime partner, Dr. Watson, is murdered, none other than Lupin tops the suspects list. With Holmes fast closing in, Lupin must prove his innocence and bring a shadowy organization called The Raven to heel if he wants to live to steal another day.

Source: HIDIVE

Toonami to Begin Airing the Lupin the 3rd Part 6 Anime on April 17, 2022

The official Facebook page for Adult Swim’s Toonami programming block has announced that it will begin airing the Lupin the 3rd Part 6 anime on April 17, 2022 at 1:30 a.m. EDT.

The schedule for April 17, 2022 includes:

  • 12:00 a.m. – Shenmue: The Animation
  • 12:30 a.m. – Attack on Titan The Final Season Part 2
  • 1:00 a.m. – Assassination Classroom
  • 1:30 a.m. – Lupin the 3rd Part 6
  • 2:00 a.m. – One Piece
  • 2:30 a.m. – One Piece
  • 3:00 a.m. – Naruto Shippuden
  • 3:30 a.m. – Cowboy Bebop

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

IMDb Adds Several Lupin the 3rd Anime to Its Amazon Channel

The Fandom Post is reporting that IMDb has added the following Lupin the 3rd anime to its Amazon channel:

  • Lupin the 3rd Part 1
  • Lupin the 3rd Part 2
  • Lupin the 3rd Part 3
  • Lupin the 3rd Part 5
  • Lupin the 3rd: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine
  • Lupin the 3rd: Bye Bye, Lady Liberty
  • Lupin the 3rd: From Siberia with Love
  • Lupin the 3rd: Napoleon’s Dictionary
  • Lupin the 3rd: The Hemingway Papers
  • Lupin the 3rd: Voyage to Danger

Source: The Fandom Post

HIDIVE to Stream the English Dub for Lupin the 3rd Part 4

HIDIVE has announced that the site will begin streaming the English dub for the Lupin the 3rd Part 4 anime on March 15, 2022. The site will bring four episodes a week for both the sub and dub for the series. The streaming territories include the United States, Canada, and Latin America.

Lupin the 3rd Part 4 is described as:

Master thief Lupin III is poised to marry the Italian superstar Rebecca Rossellini, but once his wedding is interrupted by Inspector Zenigata, the chase is on. He’s aided by the gunslinger Jigen, the swordsman Goemon and the beautiful Fujiko Mine. But this time, the super-powered MI6 agent Nyx is eager to bring Lupin down. And could that bearded street artist really be the great Leonardo da Vinci, back from the dead? The mysteries of the Dream of Italy will be revealed in due time by Lupin III.

Source: HIDIVE