Discotek to Release Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, God Mazinger Anime on January 28
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Discotek Media announced on Tuesday that it will release Blu-ray Discs for the Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan anime and the Galaxy Express 999: Eternal Fantasy anime film on January 28. The company will also release standard definition Blu-ray Discs for the Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo and God Mazinger anime on the same day.
In addition, Discotek announced that it will release the fourth and final DVD collection for the Lupin III: Part II anime on January 28. This set will include the anime's final 38 episodes (118-155) in Japanese with English subtitles. Two episodes, directed by Hayao Miyazaki, will also have the original English dub.
Discotek's Blu-ray Disc of Galaxy Express 999: Eternal Fantasy will have a new English dub by Sound Cadence Studios and feature 1080p high definition. The company previously released the anime on DVD in 2012. Discotek describes the anime:
Tetsuro believed he was freeing the Earth from the clutches of the Metanoid Empire's tyranny. Yet one year after his return, Tetsuro is a prisoner of a new tyrant, and this one human! However, before worse than imprisonment can happen to the boy, Maetel and the 999 swoop in to the boy's rescue. With his freedom, gun, and trusty hat returned to him, Tetsuro reaffirms his desire to save his home. But a new darkness is rising to swallow the light, and one of its agents has him in her sights. Before the train can depart for a new destination, Tetsuro will have to face the deadly knight Helmazaria! This movie bridges the gap between Adieu Galaxy Express 999 and The Galaxy Railways, so be sure not to miss it!
Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan is based on Masaki Okayu's novel series. An eight-episode series of shorts aired in 2005, and then the Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan Second OAV with four episodes launched in 2007. Discotek Media's release will feature both series on Blu-ray Disc with both English and Japanese audio. The release will feature a 1080i upscale. The company describes the anime:
Imagine a world where the secret to immortality has been discovered, causing women to stop aging by the time they turn twelve. Sounds like it might be a perfect playground for a discoverer with less-than-wholesome interests, doesn't it? That's exactly why the Big Man Upstairs sends Dokuro-chan, one of his angelic assassins, into the past to "deal" with the sicko who messed with nature!
But Dokuro-chan decides instead to move in with her target, Sakura Kusakabe, and keep him too occupied to find eternal life. Funny enough, the path of non-violence leads to a fountain of blood, as Dokuro-chan accidentally kills Sakura on an almost-daily basis only to resurrect him with a magical chant moments later.
The company will release Bobobo-bo Bobo-bo as a standard definition Blu-ray Disc set that includes all 76 episodes both in English and in Japanese with subtitles. The 2003-2006 television anime series adapts Yoshio Sawai's slapstick comedy manga. Cartoon Network ran the series on American television in 2005, and Viz Media published part of the original manga. Discotek describes the anime:
In a world where hair is freedom, only one man is brave enough to defend the follicles of the innocent from the militant Hair Hunt troops of the Maruhage Empire: BOBOBO-BO BO-BOBO!
A master of the Fist of the Nose Hair, Bo-Bobo and his gleaming golden afro team up with a girl named Beauty to defeat the evil Empire and its leader, Baldy Bald the 4th. The duo's hair-raising adventures will weave them across the globe as they meet a hilarious and buzz-arre cast of new friends and brush off an even weirder list of foes. This comical adventure is surely a cut above the rest that will leave you dye-ing with laughter!
Illumitoon Entertainment released part of the anime in 2007, but did not complete the series before it stopped releasing anime entirely. North American anime distributor S'more Entertainment released the full series, but the release did not have subtitles for the Japanese version.
Discotek will release God Mazinger on standard definition Blu-ray Disc. The release will include all 23 episodes of the 1984 anime in Japanese with English subtitles. The company describes the anime:
In the ancient, legendary past, the peaceful kingdom of Mu is under siege by the warlike Dragonian Empire. With a woeful amount of firepower and only a giant statue of a deity to watch over them, the young Queen Aira and her people are no match for the Dorado, the Golden King, and his army of dinosaurs. But Aira reaches out to someone who can save them, a warrior from another time and place. That person happens to be Yamato Hino, an average though highly athletic high school boy in modern-day Tokyo.
At first Yamato thinks he's going crazy when he gets messages from a spectral young woman, but she eventually convinces him to take the plunge… through a mystical portal to ancient Mu. Before the Tokyo teen can get acclimated, Dragonia attacks again, but this time, the dinosaurs and soldiers are repulsed by the giant God Mazinger, now merged with Yamato. Though Mu has achieved its first victory, they have a long way to go, as does Yamato, who will need to overcome his own deep character flaws and become a true warrior to save the kingdom and get back home.