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Sakura Con - Super Techno Arts Panel

posted on 2002-04-27 01:23 EDT
After canceling their distribution deal with Synch-Point, Super Techno Arts has announced that they will be releasing JoJo's Bizarre Adventure later this year.

Cindy Yamauchi announced today at Sakura Con that Super Techno Arts would be releasing JoJo's Bizarre Adventure on region 1 DVD in the fall or winter of 2002.

Press Release Excerpt:

Based on the original manga series by Hirohiko Araki, the first volume of “JoJo's Bizarre Adventure” DVD will be released in Fall/Winter of 2002. 13 episodes will be available on total of 6 volumes, with sound and music upgraded to 5.1 surround system for the original 6 episodes. Character design and animation director by Junichi Hayama, music composed and arranged by Marco D'Ambrosio of MarcoCo., and sound design by Tom Myers of Skywalker Sound.

- Street Date: Fall/Winter 2002 (date TBA)
- Episode count: 1st Volume 3 Episodes x 30 minutes each
- Format: Region 1 DVD
- Animation Production: A.P.P.P.
- Executive Producer: Kazufumi Nomura
- Distribution by: TBA.


More than 100 years have past since the battle between Jonathan Joestar and the vampire, Dio Brando. Dio's escape from the ocean depths awakens the psychic power known as “Stand” within Josef Joestar and Jotarou Kujo (JoJo). They join forces with other Stand Users to face the ultimate evil to save JoJo's mother Holly from the deadly curse.

STA is not ready to announce their distributor yet but Cindy stressed that whoever the distributor is, it will only be a distribution deal. STA will not licence the title out in any way and will maintain its ownership of the title in every respect. According to Cindy, "English production will be handled by STA, with most or all of the process anticipated to be done in the Bay Area."

Also introduced at the panel was STA's new title, "[Sci-Fi Harry]', which is scheduled to be released sometime next year.

STA will be concentrating on APPP (STA's parent company) titles in the future, and expect to release Robot Carnival next.

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