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Discotek Media Licenses Midnight Eye Goku OVA

posted on by Karen Ressler
Yoshiaki Kawajiri directed 1989 OVA based on Buichi Terasawa's manga

Discotek Media announced on Facebook on Tuesday that it has licensed the Midnight Eye Goku (Goku: Midnight Eye) original video anime (OVA) and will release it on DVD in May or June. The release will offer Japanese audio with English subtitles and the English dub.

Yoshiaki Kawajiri (Ninja Scroll, X) directed the 1989 OVA at Madhouse, adapting a 1988 manga by Buichi Terasawa (Space Adventure Cobra, Kabuto). A second 50-minute OVA, Goku II - Midnight Eye, also launched in 1989. Urban Vision previously licensed the anime in North America.

The story centers on a private eye named Goku, who is investigating a series of police officer suicides. After a near-deadly encounter with the culprit, a woman with supernatural powers, Goku gains a cybernetic eye and a staff that can change sizes. The protagonist is loosely based on the Monkey King character (named "Goku" in Japanese) from the classic Chinese novel Journey to the WEST..

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