Discotek Licenses Magical Canan, The Adventures of the Little Prince Anime
posted on by Karen Ressler
Discotek Media announced on Monday that it has licensed the Magical Canan and The Adventures of the Little Prince television anime and plans to release both on DVD on October 31. In addition, Discotek announced that it will release True Tears and Fist of the North Star on Blu-ray Disc and Chargeman Ken on DVD, also on October 31.
The 2005 Magical Canan television anime, like the earlier adult original video anime (OVA) Magical Kanan, is based on Terios' adult PC game. Discotek describes the story:
Chihaya is an average high school student whose life turns upside down when she comes across Natsuki, a cute, rabbit-like creature that she takes in as a pet before finding out he can take human form and is from Evergreen, a parallel world full of nature and magic. He has come to the human world to retrieve five special stolen Seeds, each with the power to possess people and turn them into the embodiment of their desire. Chihaya is drafted into becoming Magical Warrior Carmine, Natsuki's souped-up (and suped-up) lead partner and together they begin the quest to recover the Seeds, a task made more difficult by the arrivals of arrogant rival Cerulean Blue and Septem, a Magical Warrior from Evergreen who is oddly jealous of Chihaya.
NuTech Digital and later Adult Source Media released the Magical Kanan OVA on DVD.
Discotek's The Adventures of the Little Prince release will be the English-dubbed version. The series had 35 episodes air on television in Japan between 1978 and 1979, and four additional episodes were added for the Japanese home video release, but only 26 episodes were dubbed in English to run on Nickelodeon.
The anime is based on Antoine De Saint-Exupéry's children's story. Discotek describes the anime:
The Little Prince lives on the distant asteroid B-612. There he cleans his volcanoes and cares for his magical rose. One day, a space bird named Swifty visits his tiny planet and shows him how he can hitch rides on passing comets and visit far off galaxies. Meeting new friends at every stop, the Little Prince travels across the universe and learns valuable lessons about honesty, bravery, and kindness.
Koch Vision previously released the series on DVD in 2005.