Media Blasters Licenses Super Robot Wars OG Anime
By Joseph Luster
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Media Blasters announced a new acquisition via Facebook today, with the addition of both the Super Robot Wars TV anime and OVA series. Both will be released separately starting in July.
Based on Banpresto's long-running strategy-RPG franchise, the Super Robot Wars Original Generation - The Animation OVA and Super Robot Wars OG: Divine Wars TV series previously saw a 2008 release from Bandai Visual USA. Here's a synopsis:
It is two hundred years after the beginning of the Space Era, when human civilization on Earth began expanding into space. However, by the start of the 21st century, two meteors struck the planet, sending humanity into chaos. By the year 179 of the Space Era, secret technology, dubbed Extra-Over Technology, or EOT, was discovered by the Earth Federal Government within a third meteor that hit Earth in the Marquesas Islands of the South Pacific. Dr. Bian Zoldark, head of the EOTI Institute (Extra-Over Technological Investigative Institute), had evidence the creators of the EOT were heading to Earth, in order to reclaim it...or worse, invade the planet. In order to defend humanity from extraterrestrial threats, the government begins to research and develop humanoid mecha called Personal Troopers.
Media Blasters also announced plans for the digital release of Mazinkaiser SKL, which will be available on iTunes, Xbox 360, and Vudu on March 15, with more platforms expected later.