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Discotek Licenses Izumo, Key the Metal Idol, Actually, I Am... Anime

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

Discotek Media announced on Facebook on Wednesday that it has licensed the Izumo: Flash of a Brave Sword television anime, Key the Metal Idol video anime, and Actually, I Am… television anime. It will release all three in February, with Izumo: Flash of a Brave Sword and Key the Metal Idol on DVD, and Actually, I Am… on DVD and Blu-ray Disc.

Discotek Media also scheduled its 5 Centimeters Per Second Blu-ray Disc, Kyousougiga DVD/BD combo set, Magic Knight Rayearth television series DVD set, School Days Blu-ray Disc, and Star Fleet DVD (English dub) for February.

Enoki Films describes Izumo: Flash of a Brave Sword:

Takeru Yagi is a student at a private high school called Izumo Academy . He has no relatives and is alone in the world. Fortunately he enjoys a happy life thanks to Takeshi Yamato, his best friend and a rival swordsman of the Kendo Club (Japanese swordplay) at the school an the support of Kotono and Asuka, his childhood friends.

One day, all of a sudden, a tremendous earthquake strikes Izumo Academy and in a flashing moment, the whole school turns into an old, eerie ruin full of hideous monsters. Narrowly surviving, Takeru and Asuka find that all the teachers and students are gone. Even his best friends Takeshi and Kotono have disappeared too. And the entire town has vanished! Then, strange people wearing ancient clothes emerge out of nowhere. What on earth has happened to the peaceful campus and town? Takeru hasn't the slightest idea this is the beginning of a fantastic adventure he couldn't begin to imagine.

The 12-episode anime premiered in 2005.

Key the Metal Idol follows a female robot named Tokiko Mima, or Key. After her creator and "grandfather" dies, he leaves behind a message that says if she can get 30,000 people to feel for her, she can become fully human.

Viz Media previously released the 15-episode video anime series on DVD in 2000-2004. Studio Pierrot originally released the series in Japan between 1994-1997.

Viewster began streaming the anime in July 2015.

Actually, I Am…, based on Eiji Masuda's original romantic comedy manga My Monster Secret, centers around Asahi Kuromine, who has a crush on a cute girl named Yōko Shiragami. Shiragami just happens to be a vampire. Asahi cannot keep a secret, but he is determined to keep Shiragami's secret anyways.

The 13-episode anime aired in Japan in July 2015. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan.

Thanks to Rukiia for the news tip

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