News Discotek Licenses Mighty Space Miners Video Anime
posted on 2013-05-07 22:25 EDT
North American video distributor Discotek Media announced on Tuesday that it licensed the Mighty Space Miners original video anime by the late director Umanosuke Iida (Hellsing, Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team, Towa no Quon) and Triangle Staff. The 1994 project featured the character designs of Toshihiro Kawamoto, who had just worked on Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory, and would later become famous for Golden Boy, Cowboy Bebop, and Wolf's Rain. The two-episode science-fiction anime (originally planned for six parts) was previously released in North America by ADV Films on VHS.
The anime follows a space mining colony after it is accidentally devastated by a weapon. The stranded survivors search for one another among the wreckage in hopes of finding a way home.
Discotek revealed on Sunday that it has licensed a 1970s-era Toei anime production. The title of the acquisition has yet to be revealed.