Discotek Media Announces Releases for July 2021

Discotek Media has announced that it will release the Black Rock Shooter, City Hunter 2, Mahoraba ~Heartful days~, and Lupin III: Return of Pycal anime on Blu-ray Disc on July 27, 2021. The company will also release the Fighting General Daimos anime on standard definition Blu-ray Disc on the same day.

The company will release the Black Rock Shooter television anime series with English subtitles and a new English dub by Sound Cadence. The cast includes:

  • Xanthe Huynh is Mato
  • Suzie Yeung is Yomi
  • Dani Chambers is Yuu
  • Kayli Mills is Kagari
  • Anairis Quiñones is Arata
  • Natalie Van Sistine is Saya

Discotek will release the first Blu-ray Disc set of City Hunter 2 with the first 38 episodes with English subtitles.

The company will release all 26 episodes of Mahoraba ~Heartful days~ in an upscale Blu-ray Disc release with English subtitles.

The Lupin III: Return of Pycal OVA will be a subtitled upscale Blu-ray Disc release.

Discotek’s release of Fighting General Daimos will include all 44 episodes in standard definition with English subtitles.

Source: ANN

Crunchyroll Adds Four New Titles to Its Catalog

Crunchyroll has announced that it has added four titles to its catalog: Voltes V, Mahoraba ~Heartful Days~, Tales of Phantasia: The Animation, and Stellvia.

Voltes V launched on February 16, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. PST, and it’s available in the United States and Canada.

The merciless invaders of the Boazan Empire have set their sights on Earth. But their coming was foreseen: Many years ago, Dr. Goh and his allies began constructing a giant robot to battle the coming threat. Dr. Goh went missing soon after, but his team chose five elite youngsters to pilot the mighty Voltes V… including his own three sons.

As the second of Tadao Nagahama’s “romantic” robot series, Voltes V continued to cultivate the high drama and social relevance that would make mecha shows an all-ages affair. An international hit exploring themes of family, prejudice, and the nature of humanity itself, Voltes V was and remains an enduring masterpiece of the genre.

Mahoraba ~Heartful Days~ launched on February 16, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. PST, and it’s available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.

When art student Ryushi Shiratori moves into the small apartment complex of Narutaki-so, he’s surprised to find that the landlady—Kozue Aoba—is a girl younger than him. But Ryushi is even more surprised when he discovers Kozue has multiple personalities, which take her over whenever she gets a shock. Living under the same roof as Kozue also means contending with the aggressive Saki, the childish Nanako, the wacky Chiyuri, and the shy Natsume. And that’s not to mention Ryushi’s other eccentric neighbors. As the seasons pass, Ryushi’s bonds with Kozue, her many personalities, and their other friends deepen and become precious to them all. Watch the residents of Narutaki-so live out their heartful days.

Tales of Phantasia: The Animation launched on February 16, 2021 at 1:00 p.m., and it’s available in the United States and Canada.

In the land of Midgard a bloodthirsty conqueror breaks the seal holding Dhaos, the Demon King whose goal is to eradicate all mankind. A few survivors of this destructive event have banded together in an effort to fight against the impending darkness and chaos. A warrior, cleric, witch, summoner, archer, and ninja make up the Heroes of Space and Time as they relentlessly pursue Dhaos in order to end his conquest of death.

Stellvia launched on February 16, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. PST, and it’s available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.

In 2167, the Earth was catastrophically damaged by a nearby supernova that had exploded. The explosion sent an electromagnetic wave of radiation that swept over the Earth. Now 186 years later, another more destructive wave, known as “The Second Wave”, is on it’s way to Earth…

15 year-old computer genius Shima Katase has been dreaming of going up into space longer than she can remember. So when given the chance to enter space piloting school she jumps at the chance. However, piloting is a lot more complicated than programming a computer. But what if she were to combine the two… Genius or troublemaker, Shima is certainly going to be making a name for herself among the faculty as the Second Wave approaches…

Source: Crunchyroll

Discotek Media Announces New Licenses

Discotek Media has announced that it has licensed Kodocha, KenIchi the Mightiest Disciple, Video Warrior Laserion, Future Robo Daltanious, Grimm’s Fairy Tale Classics, Mahoraba ~Heartful days~, Fighting General Daimos, Lupin III: Part III, Lupin III: Return of Pycal, Black Rock Shooter, and Arion.

The company will release the entirety of the Kodocha anime series, including the middle school portion of the series that has never before been released in the United States. The release will include the original music, including the original opening theme song. The release will come in two SD Blu-ray Discs, with the first release tentatively slated for Fall 2021 and including the FUNimation English dub, with the second release coming in 2022 with subtitles only.

KenIchi the Mightiest Disciple will be an upscale release of the television anime (the release will not include the 11-episode OVA series), and will include the English dub. The release is scheduled for 2021.

Video Warrior Laserion and Future Robo Daltanious are scheduled for an SD Blu-ray Disc release in 2021.

Grimm’s Fairy Tale Classics will be an SD Blu-ray Disc release with two volumes scheduled for 2021. The release will include both the original Japanese audio, as well as a “new reconstruction” of the Saban International English dub.

Mahoraba ~Heartful days~ will be an upscale Blu-ray Disc release scheduled for 2021. The release will be subtitle only.

Daimos is scheduled for a subtitled SD Blu-ray Disc release in 2021. Discotek inquired Telesuccess Productions in the Philippines for the Philippine-produced English dub, but was not able to acquire the license for it.

The 1980s Lupin III: Part III (“pink jacket” series) will release with a new HD transfer and is slated for subtitled Blu-ray Disc release in 2021. The Lupin III: Return of Pycal 2002 OVA will be a subtitled upscale Blu-ray Disc release slated for 2021.

Arion will be a subtitled Blu-ray Disc release in 2021. Discotek was not able to provide an English dub for the anime due to a lack of a separate music and effects track.

Discotek will release the Black Rock Shooter television anime series on Blu-ray Disc in 2021 with a new English dub by Sound Cadence. The cast includes Xanthe Huynh as Mato, Suzie Yeung as Yomi, Dani Chambers as Yuu, Kayli Mills as Kagari, Anairis Quiñones as Arata, and Natalie Van Sistine as Saya.

In addition, Discotek previewed its planned release of Project A-Ko. The release will also have extras, including an interview with “In Your Eyes” insert song singer Samantha Newark, a commentary track from the Japanese cast, liner notes, art galleries, and a French-language teaser video.

Discotek also announced that its planned release of City Hunter 2 is scheduled for 2021 in two volumes, encoded in both Region A and B. The release will have HD remastered footage.

The company is also scheduled to release Medabots season three (the final 39 episodes of the series) on SD Blu-ray Disc in 2021.

Discotek is also calling for a “wide search” for the English dub of Ninja Senshi Tobikage (Ninja Robots) for its planned release. In particular, it is seeking help for the dub of Episodes 24-26 and Episodes 38-43.

Source: ANN