News Media Blasters Adds MazinKaizer SKL Super Robot Anime
posted on 2010-12-01 18:21 EST
Media Blasters announced via its Facebook page on Wednesday that it has acquired the North American license to the upcoming original video anime (OVA) series Mazinkaizer SKL. The project is billed as the "return" of the MazinKaiser franchise, which was itself a spinoff of Go Nagai's classic super robot manga and anime series, Mazinger Z. The anime was announced in Japan alongside manga and novel projects this past April.
Media Blasters says that it will release the anime next May on DVD, and possibly on Blu-ray Disc since the anime is being created in high-definition. In its Facebook comments, the company declared that its Blu-ray plans would depend on the Japanese schedule.
The announcement also states that the release will be "75 minutes"; the series will be three episodes long in Japan. The January 28, 2011 release of the first episode has a tentative 27-minute runtime. The second episode (or "Sect-2") will ship on February 25, and the third will ship on March 25.
Media Blasters has posted a Japanese trailer without subtitles to its Facebook page: