Discotek was at Okaton over the weekend, where it shared exciting news about new titles it has licensed.
First up is the 1981-1986 Urusei Yatsura anime, and all 195 episodes of it will begin coming out next year in the form of four boxsets. It will not offer an English dub, and will have English subtitles based on AnimEigo’s previous subtitles for the anime.
Then they have a whole slew of City Hunter films and specials: City Hunter – Magnum of Love and Fate, City Hunter: Bay City Wars, City Hunter: Million Dollar Conspiracy, City Hunter: Secret Service, City Hunter Special: Good-bye My Sweet Heart, and City Hunter: Death of the Vicious Criminal Ryo Saeba. These will be released next year on two Blu-ray Discs, and every one but Death of the Vicious Criminal Ryo Saeba will have the ADV dubs.
Machine Robo: The Running Battlehackers will come out sometime in 2022, though an exact date hasn’t been given. It has all 31 episodes and will offer English subtitles.
Discotek will also be releasing Senki Zesshō Symphogear XV next year, which makes sense, because they’ve licensed all the earlier seasons of Symphogear.
The Princess and the Pilot is also set to be released sometime in 2022, though a date hasn’t been given. It’s said to have “minor tweaks” compared to NIS America’s version of the release.
Sometime in 2022 will also see the release of the Tales of Symphonia OVAs: Tales of Symphonia the Animation, Tales of Symphonia the Animation: Tethe’alla Episode, and Tales of Symphonia the Animation: The United World Episode.
Discotek also took the opportunity at Otakon to reveal that it’s creating a new label titled Toku Time that’s concentrated on (you guessed it) tokusatsu titles. As a starting point the label will be releasing Legend of Dinosaurs and Monster Birds and Space Sheriff Gavan.
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