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Discotek Media Adds Both Unico Anime Feature Films (Updated)

posted on by Egan Loo
Pioneer Osamu Tezuka directed 1st film based on his manga about title unicorn

The North American home video distributor Discotek Media announced on Wednesday that it licensed the two Unico feature films for release on DVD next year. Discotek licensed The Fantastic Adventures of Unico film (1981) which was directed by the late anime and manga pioneer Osamu Tezuka, and Moribi Murano's Unico: To the Magic Island (Unico: Mahō no Shima e) sequel (1983). Both films adapted Tezuka's Unico manga about the title unicorn. 

Both films appeared with English dubbing on home video and on cable television in the United States in the 1980s, but the video tape versions are long out of print. A relatively recent company called New Galaxy Anime licensed the two features as its first two titles in 2007, but New Galaxy Anime never released an actual product.

Update: Previous release information added.

Update 2: Discotek added that "both Unico movies will have the English dub and Japanese with English subs." Thanks, WTK.

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