Discotek Adds DNA2, 1st Lupin III TV Special, Dragon Half, Fatal Fury Specials
posted on by Egan Loo
North American video distributor Discotek Media announced on Sunday that it licensed the complete DNA² anime series, the Lupin III: Bye Bye Liberty Crisis television special, the Dragon Half original video anime project, and the "Fatal Fury OVA." All of these titles are slated for next year, and Lupin III: Bye Bye Liberty Crisis and Dragon Half will be specifically on DVD.
The television anime of the DNA² manga by Masakazu Katsura (Video Girl Ai, I''s) aired in 1994. There was also a three-episode DNA² original video anime project, but Discotek did not specify if it also has this project. Central Park Media released the entire series in 2003 on DVD and described the story:
Junta has a problem. He's deathly allergic to girls! All this changes when a beautiful woman arrives from the future and transforms him into the super-suave Mega-Playboy. But the transformation is unstable, and if Junta can't unravel the time traveler's mystery, he (and the fate of the world) will never be the same!
Lupin III: Bye Bye Liberty Crisis (Lupin III: Bye Bye Liberty - Kiki Ippatsu!) aired in 1989 as the first in an annual string of television specials starring Monkey Punch's iconic thief. The story has Lupin III and his cohorts trying to steal the "Super Egg" diamond hidden in the Statue of Liberty.
The 1993 Dragon Half original video anime project adapted Ryusuke Mita's fantasy comedy manga of the same name. ADV Films previously released the two-part anime on video tape and DVD and described the story:
You think your adolescence was challenged? Consider poor Mink. Her dad's a famous Dragon Slayer and her Mom's a dragon. While that does have the advantage of making her abnormally strong, it's also left her with a cute pair of wings and a big green tail! Oh yes, and horns. Try explaining that your prom date! And to complicate things even more, Mink's got the hots for Dick Saucer, a fabulously popular pop idol who also happens to be a professional dragon killer. Big romantic complication!
SNK's Fatal Fury (Garō Densetsu) fighting game franchise inspired two television specials — Fatal Fury: Legend of the Hungry Wolf and Fatal Fury 2: The New Battle — and a film. Viz Media released the two television specials on one Fatal Fury - Double Impact DVD in 2001. Discotek already licensed Fatal Fury: The Motion Picture.
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