crusher-joe-the-movie-dvd-boxart-001-20161202There is only one word: Crrrrrrrrush!

Earlier today, Discotek Media announced that they acquired the domestic rights to Crusher Joe: The Movie, as well as Crusher Joe: The OVAs. Discotek plans to release Crusher Joe: The Movie on DVD in early 2017, with a Blu-Ray edition to follow at an unspecified future date.

Crusher Joe: The OVAs currently don’t have a release date, but Discotek confirmed that they will be released separately from the movie.

Both Crusher Joe anime titles adapt Haruka Takachiho’s (Dirty Pair) novels of the same name.

Crusher Joe: The Movie, which hit Japanese theaters in 1983, was produced by Random, Yoshikazu Yasuhiko (Venus Wars, Arion

Crusher Joe: The OVAs were released in 1989. Studio Nue and Sunrise produced the OVAs, which were helemd by Toshifumi Takizawa (Dirty Pair: Flight 005 Conspiracy, Samurai 7). Yoshikazu Yasuhiko returned as character designer, while Fuyunori Gobu (Armored Trooper Votoms, Ronin Warriors: Legend of the Inferno Armor) wrote the screenplay.

AnimEigo originally released both titles in North America. They describe Crusher Joe as:

The galaxy is a strange and dangerous place, and there are times when even the United Space Force can’t help. That’s where the Crushers come in – skilled troubleshooters who will deal with any problem, large or small, for a fee (large only!) And there is no better Crusher than Crusher Joe!
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko (Gundam: The Origin creator) directed, wrote, and designed the characters for the film. Takachiko (Dirty Pair light novel series) himself wrote the film’s scripts alongside Yasuhiko. The film originally opened in Japan in 1983.

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