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Sentai Filmworks Licenses Time Jam: Valerian & Laureline French/Japanese Anime

posted on by Karen Ressler
2007 series adapts 1967 sci-fi graphic novel

Sentai Filmworks announced on Thursday that it has licensed the 2007 French/Japanese anime coproduction Time Jam: Valerian & Laureline and plans to release the series digitally and on home video.

The 2007 series is based on the 1967 science-fiction graphic novel series Valérian et Laureline by artist Jean-Claude Mézières (The Fifth Element set design) and writer Pierre Christin. The anime studio Satelight coproduced the television series with French animation studio Dargaud-Marina and distributor EuropaCorp.

Sentai Filmworks describes the story:

In the year 2417, a dashing space cadet named Valerian travels to the year 912 where he breaks the rules and rescues a beautiful, and highly intelligent, peasant girl named Laureline. When his actions make the Earth disappear from the solar system, as the only humans left in the galaxy, Valerian and Laureline begin a new life as adventurers through time and space in hopes of restoring the Earth. Meanwhile, the two must also work together in a galaxy threatened by the sinister Vlagosian armada!

All 40 episodes are available streaming on Crunchyroll. The stream has English audio.

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