Manga announces Macross Plus DVD's, more delays
AnimeonDVD.com reports that Manga Entertainment will release the Macross Plus OAV series on two DVD's starting on May 25th. The decision to put the series on two discs was made to keep the initial investment down for new fans. Due to a sound mixing scheme that doesn't lend itself to dubbing easily, the dubbed version (as well as any bilingual releases) of the Macross Plus movie have been delayed indefinetly.
The re-release of Wings of Honneamise in Japan with newly remixed AC-3 audio forced Manga Entertainment to delay its DVD release of the 1987 Gainax film to incorporate the improved audio track. It is unknown at this time whether the dubbed version was remixed to offer the same improvement. The new release date for the DVD release is expected to be some time around June 29th.
While wary about announcing dates, Manga also mentioned DVD releases of Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro and the Patlabor movies in the second half of 1999.
Central Park Media, meanwhile, announced recently that the Heroic Legend of Arslan DVD box has been delayed until the middle of March.