Discotek Licenses The Twelve Kingdoms, Nagasarete Airantou Anime
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Discotek Media announced on Friday that it has licensed The Twelve Kingdoms and Nagasarete Airantou anime for Blu-ray Disc, and will also release the Sonic X anime on Blu-ray Disc. All three Blu-ray Disc sets are slated for May 28.
The Twelve Kingdoms release will have all 45 episodes in 1080p, and will have Japanese audio with English subtitles, as well as the English dub.
The Twelve Kingdoms premiered in 2002. Media Blasters originally offered the series in North America in August 2003 and then in a complete collection release in 2009. Media Blasters released the series on Blu-ray in 2011. AsianCrush began streaming the anime last June.
The story depicts a fantasy world inspired by classical China literature, where a girl named Yoko Nakajima finds herself after being transported from Japan. She becomes embroiled in the politics of the kingdom of Kei, as well as the other kingdoms.
The Nagasarete Airantou release will have all the episodes in 1080p, available in Japanese audio with English subtitles.
The 26-episode Nagasarete Airantou series from 2007 adapts Takeshi Fujishiro's manga of the same name. The story follows Ikuto, who runs away from home after a fight with his father, boards a ship, and falls overboard. After many days adrift he ends up on Airantou, an island populated only by girls.
The Sonic X release will have all 78 episodes in standard definition. It will have the English dub, and optional English closed captions.
The anime originally premiered in 2003 in Japan. In the series, Sonic accidentally sets off a machine that performs Chaos Control, warping him, his friends, and Eggman, to a world of humans. Sonic and Co. find a boy named Chris Thorndyke, who they befriend as they take on Dr. Eggman to collect the 7 Chaos Emeralds, stop the water-creature Chaos, and save the world from the Ultimate Lifeform.
Discotek previously licensed and released three seasons of the Sonic X English dub on DVD in 2016. Its release does not include a Japanese subtitled version. Tubi TV began offering the English dub on the streaming service in 2017.