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Kadmos1



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:49 am Reply with quote
Other than to maybe show more credibility, what is the reasoning to embed Discotek's Twitter announcements for some of the titles mentioned in this article?
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DopeyDragon



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:50 am Reply with quote
Govarian is the absolute last thing I would've expected Discotek to licence, but heck if I'm complaining. All these classic shows announcement like Giant Robo, 999, Area 88, and the other mecha shows are absolutely amazing!

The licencing of Juspion is also a massive deal. I think this is the first Metal Heroes series to come officially to the west outside of being frankensteined into a show like VR Troopers or Beetleborgs. Galactic Wars is a nice bonus as well.
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R. Kasahara
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:56 am Reply with quote
Kadmos1 wrote:
Other than to maybe show more credibility, what is the reasoning to embed Discotek's Twitter announcements for some of the titles mentioned in this article?

I assume it's to include the video teasers, which don't seem to be YouTube links but are posted to Twitter directly.
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KabaKabaFruit



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:02 pm Reply with quote
Kimagure. Orange. Road.

TV AND OVAs AND movie.

Hi-Def.

Discotek, I am NOT worthy!
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Triltaison



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:13 pm Reply with quote
Oh, my. I pretty much want all of these releases. Even the stuff I already have (like Area 88 and Giant Robo) is desirable for a gorgeous update. I salute you once again, Discotek. You continue to floor me with each announcement. Very Happy
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VampireNaomi



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:13 pm Reply with quote
Where am I going to find the money and time for all this anime? There were some fantastic titles announced this time around. I can't even pick a favourite.
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MarshalBanana



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:14 pm Reply with quote
The characters in Kimagure Orange Road, look a lot like the ones from Ranma. I wonder why that particular Lupin entry was chosen, not saying it shouldn't be, just that there are more well known titles out there.
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KabaKabaFruit



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:15 pm Reply with quote
And a proper release of BoBoBo~Bo Bo~BoBo too! Very Happy

Words can't describe the euphoria...
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cyberdraco



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:19 pm Reply with quote
Everyone. Please buy the s**t out of Juspion so we can get more legal Metal Hero shows.

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FireChick



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:21 pm Reply with quote
I think Discotek got the memo in regards to S'More's awful treatment of those two shows and snapped them up as a way to make up for not licensing them previously. At least now we can take comfort in that Discotek will treat Bobobo and 999 better than S'More did. Thank goodness!
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KabaKabaFruit



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:27 pm Reply with quote
MarshalBanana wrote:
The characters in Kimagure Orange Road, look a lot like the ones from Ranma. I wonder why that particular Lupin entry was chosen, not saying it shouldn't be, just that there are more well known titles out there.

It's a Lupin movie. That's all that matters.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:43 pm Reply with quote
Kudos to Mike, Brady et al! Each August, the list of titles for which one must resignedly say "oh, that was a solid show, but it's been long out of print" dwindles a little.
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Zalis116
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:52 pm Reply with quote
I was waiting for these announcements to see if they'd pick up any semi-random previously-unlicensed 2000s titles (e.g. Soul Link, Eternal Alice), but this is still a great slate.

Hmm, 18 volumes of Kimagure Orange Road -> 48 episodes. 18 volumes of Galaxy Express -> 113 episodes. Filler much? And would GE99 be the first North American in-house BD upscale of analog masters? I have to think sticking to DVD or SDBD would be cheaper and not substantially worse quality.

KabaKabaFruit wrote:
And a proper release of BoBoBo~Bo Bo~BoBo too!
Well, we can hope that the 3rd time is the charm.
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Mamo-chan



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:53 pm Reply with quote
I think my wallet just screamed. Must have GE999 / KOR Blu-rays NOW!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:54 pm Reply with quote
I am blind buying Kimagure Orange Road, and I might also buy Galaxy Express 999. Thank you Discotek for keeping licensing all these classics, and on BD.
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