Discotek Licenses Beyblade, Shin Tetsujin 28 Anime
posted on by Karen Ressler
Discotek Media announced on Facebook on Friday that it has licensed the Beyblade and Shin Tetsujin 28 (New Gigantor) anime series and the Tetsujin 28 Morning Moon of Midday (Tetsujin 28-go: Hakuchū no Zangetsu) anime film.
Discotek also announced that its HD Blu-ray Disc releases for the Galaxy Express 999 and Adieu Galaxy Express 999 films are slated for February 26. Both will have English subtitles and their English dubs. Discotek will also release the third box (episodes 80-117) for Lupin III: Part II on DVD on January 29.
Discotek will release the original first series of Beyblade on standard edition Blu-ray Disc on January 29, 2019. The set will have all 51 episodes with the English dub only.
Discotek describes the story:
Beyblader Tyson Granger is undefeated in his neighborhood. But that changes one day when the Blade Sharks show up in town. Their leader, Kai, seeks the ultimate Bit-Beast, the supposedly fake mythical creature that adorns the center of every Beyblade. Tyson and Kai's rivalry heats up, taking them through multiple Beyblade tournaments around the world. Along the way, Tyson learns the Bit-Beasts are anything but fake, and that there are people seeking to use them for evil purposes. But he'll also learn that the true key to unlocking their strength lies within himself most of all!
The first anime series based on Takara Tomy's Beyblade line of toys debuted in 2001, and Nelvana acquired the rights to the series in the Americas, most of Europe, and Oceania. The anime aired on TV in North America beginning in 2002. Geneon Entertainment and later New Video Group previously released the full series on DVD.
Discotek will release Shin Tetsujin 28 on HD Blu-ray on January 29. The set will have all 51 episodes in Japanese with English subtitles.
Discotek describes the story:
Shortly after pre-teen Shoutarou Kaneda discovers his late father's legacy, a 60-foot-tall, 50-ton remote-controlled robot, he's put in charge of it. Shoutarou accepts the V-controller and duty that his father intended for the giant robot, Tetsujin: to fight evil and keep the peace. As the youngest member of Interpol, Shoutarou's adventures take him around the world, under the sea, through time, and the deepest reaches of space. His mentors are Dr. Shikishima, his father's brilliant colleague, and Inspector Ohtsuka, the sometimes buffoonish chief Interpol liaison, but in someways, Shoutarou is closest to his giant avatar, Tetsujin. Together, they battle various menaces, from mad scientists to pirates to ninjas to international criminals, all with their own unique giant robots, but the deadliest villain that Shoutarou and Tetsujin build up to is the Space Demon King, an alien so powerful that he threatens to swallow up the Solar System.
The 1980-1981 anime is a remake of the 1960s Tetsujin 28 (Gigantor) anime based on Mitsuteru Yokoyama's Tetsujin 28 Gou manga. Discotek also released the 2004 Tetsujin 28 anime.
Discotek will release Tetsujin 28 Morning Moon of Midday on DVD/Blu-ray Disc combo pack on January 29. The release will be in Japanese with English subtitles.
Discotek descibes the story:
Japan, ten years after World War II. Boy detective Shoutarou solves mysteries and fights crime with the help of Tetsujin 28, the 50-foot tall giant robot left for him by his late genius father. But one day he's shocked to learn that his father also adopted and raised another boy named Shoutarou, now a repatriated soldier. Just as surprising to our young hero is the fact that his “big brother” can also control Tetsujin, even better than he can. But with the emergence of this elder brother comes danger, as a mysterious assassin, Morning Moon, closes in on the boy for being unworthy of controlling the robot. Meanwhile, the capital faces destruction when multiple bombs are discovered, planted by the two Shoutarous' father himself!
Yasuhiro Imagawa, the director of the 2004 Tetsujin 28 anime, also directed this 2007 film.
Thanks to jlaking for the news tip.
Source: Discotek Media's Facebook page