After many years of hiding, Bolt Crank has returned to explore the uncharted future.
Earlier today, Discotek announced that they acquired five anime titles. The company will release the following on DVD:
- Eat-Man (December 6, 2016)
- Eat-Man ’98 (January 2017)
- Cosmo Warrior Zero (December 20, 2016)
- Gun Frontier (December 20)
- The Galaxy Railways: A Letter from the Abandoned Planet (January 2017)
Discotek also revealed that they’re waiting on final approvals on Magic Knight Rayearth and their 5 Centimeters Per Second Blu-ray. They’re waiting on authoring for Kyousougiga, Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer, and Arcadia of My Youth.
Hi-sCool! SeHa Girls is currently awaiting a release date.
Eat-Man was originally released in the west by Bandai Entertainment. The series, which aired in the winter 1997 broadcast season, was helmed and written by Koichi Mashimo (Noir, The Irresponsible Captain Tylor) at Studio DEEN. Toshiharu Murata (Blue Submarine No.6, Hellsing) provided character designs on the project, while the team of Ebby, Tomomasa Yoneda, and Yuki Kajiura composed the soundtrack.
Bandai originally released the series on VHS in both subtitled and dubbed formats. Discotek’s release, though, will be subtitled-only.
Eat-Man ’98 is a sequel to the original Eat-Man, which hit the airwaves in the fall 1998 broadcast season. Toshifumi Kawase (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei, Tenjho Tenge) directed the show at Studio DEEN, with Isamu Imakake (AWOL – Absent WithOut Leave) providing character designs. Atsuhiro Tomioka, Hiroshi Nomoto, and Sakura Nonomiya wrote the series’s scripts.
Bandai Entertainment originally released the series in the west on VHS and DVD. The first two episodes were released in both dubbed and subtitled formats, while the rest of the series was only available in subtitled Japanese. According to the announcement, Discotek’s release will also include the two dubbed episodes.
Cosmo Warrior Zero originally hit Japanese TV in the summer 2001 broadcast season. Kazuyoshi Yokota (Maetel Legend) helmed the project at Vega Entertainment, with Keisuke Masunaga (Queen Emeraldas) providing character designs. Dr.Serial Nishioka (Gun Frontier, Maetel Legend) took charge of series composition.
Media Blasters originally released the show on DVD in 2002 and 2003. Discotek’s release of Cosmo Warrior Zero will include both the English and dubbed versions of the show.
Gun Frontier aired during the spring 2002 broadcast season. The series was directed by Soichiro Zen (Doraemon, Ninja Hattori-kun)) at Vega Entertainment, with the team of Keisuke Masunaga and Miho Nakata (Folktales from Japan) providing character designs. Dr.Serial Nishioka was in charge of series composition.
Media Blasters originally released the show on DVD in 2003. Discotek’s release of Cosmo Warrior Zero will include both the English and dubbed versions of the show.
The Galaxy Railways: A Letter from the Abandoned Planet is a 2007 OVA sequel to 2003 TV series The Galaxy Railways which, itself was a spinoff of Leiji Matsumoto’s Galaxy Express 999. Hideaki Oba (Genesis Surviver Gaiarth) directed the project at studio Planet, with Yasuyuki Muto (Afro Samurai, Deadman Wonderland) writing the screenplay.
Discotek will release the series on DVD, which will be followed by a Blu-Ray release.
Source: Facebook (Discotek Media)