NormanicGrav

Grav's End Harem
AUKN Staff
DISCOTEK PANEL: HALLOWEEN 2022 EDITION:

Discotek held another midnight panel. I was going to sort it this morning, but my luck wasn't great.



Announcement #1 | Kamen Rider Black
TV Series Coming to Blu-ray (HD)
  • Toku Time label
  • 1987 live-action Japanese Tokusatsu series from directors Shōzō Uehara (eps 1-12) & Noboru Sugimura (eps 13-51)
  • Japanese with English subtitles
  • All 51 episodes across 5 Blu-ray discs
  • Remastered video & new subtitles
  • Bonus extras:
    • Cast-and-crew reunion roundtable
    • New essay by tokusatsu troubadour Mach Dent
  • Interesting timing considering the new series Kamen Rider Black Sun will stream on Amazon in just a few days' time.
  • 2023 release window.
Announcement #2 | Aim for the Ace! (Ace o Nerae!)
TV Series Coming to Blu-ray (HD)
  • 1973 anime series from director Osamu Dezaki & studio TMS Ent.
  • Japanese with English subtitles
  • All 26 episodes
  • Extras TBD
  • Early 2023 release window.
Status Update #1 | Gunbuster
OVA Series Coming to Blu-ray (HD)
  • 1988 OVA anime series from director Hideaki Anno & studio GAINAX
  • Japanese with English subtitles and brand new English dub
  • All 6 OVAs and Science Lessons have been dubbed in 5.1 audio
  • Bonus extras:
    • Commercials
    • Shorts
    • Brand new English Audio Commentary by Jonathan Clements
    • Interviews
    • More TBA
  • Episode 6 was "remastered to be true widescreen like the movie version" and has 4:3 & 16:9 options, as the original Japanese Blu-ray was only presented in windowboxed. The ending was also revisited so it looks better than the Japanese release, but the original version is included for those who want it in its original "not-very-good capture of an analogue master" presentation.
Announcement #3 | Ultimate Muscle: The Kinnikuman Legacy (Kinnikuman II Sei / Kinnikuman II Sei: Ultimate Muscle)
TV Series Coming to SD Blu-ray
  • 2002 & 2004 anime series from director Toshiaki Komura & studio Toei Animation.
  • English audio with English closed caption subtitles
  • All 77 episodes (51 from Season 1, 26 from Season 2) presented in Standard Definition.
  • Video is newly captured from the masters.
  • Extras TBD
  • 2023 release window.
Announcement #4 | Mysterious Thief Saint Tail (Kaitō Seinto Tēru)
TV Series Coming to Blu-ray (HD)
  • 1995 anime series from director Osamu Nabeshima & studio TMS Ent.
  • Japanese with English subtitles
  • All 43 episodes
  • English dub for Episodes 1-15 also included
  • Extras TBD
  • Winter 2023 release window.
Announcement #5 | Ghost Stories (Gakkō no Kaidan)
TV Series Coming to Blu-ray (HD) [Previously released by Discotek]
  • 2000 anime series from director Noriyuki Abe & studio Pierrot
  • Japanese with English subtitles and the infamous ADV Films English dub
  • All 20 episodes using a brand-new upscale across 2 Blu-ray discs
  • Subtitles have been polished and the ADV Closed Captions are included
  • Bonus extras:
    • New English Audio Commentary for Episode 20 from ADR Director Ste7en Foster
    • Original Promos
  • Winter 2023 release window.
Announcement #6 | Fist of the North Star: The Legends of the True Savior (Shin Kyūseishu Densetsu Hokuto no Ken)
Film/OVA Series Coming to Blu-ray (HD)
  • 2006 film/OVA anime series from director Takahiro Imamura, Hidehito Ueda, Toshiki Hirano, Kōbun Shizuno, and studio TMS Ent.
  • Japanese with English subtitles and a brand-new English dub by Sound Cadence.
  • The instalments will be released separately, starting with the first film Legend of Raoh: Chapter of Death in Love.
  • Extras TBD.
  • 2022 release window.
Announcement #7 | Mononoke
TV Series Coming to Blu-ray (HD)
  • 2007 anime series from director Kenji Nakamura and studio Toei Animation.
  • Japanese with English subtitles and a very rare English dub also included.
  • All 12 episodes.
  • Extras TBD.
  • Winter 2023 release window.
Announcement #8 | Tetsujin 28 FX (Chō Dendō Robo Tetsujin 28-go FX)
TV Series Coming to SD Blu-ray
  • 1992 anime series from director Tetsuo Imazawa and studio TMS Ent.
  • Japanese with English subtitles.
  • All 47 episodes presented in Standard Definition.
  • Extras TBD.
  • January 2023 release window.
Announcement #9 | Another (Anazā)
Film Coming to Blu-ray (HD)
  • Nihon Nights label
  • 2012 live-action Japanese film from director Takeshi Furusawa
  • Japanese with English subtitles
  • Extras TBD.
  • Winter 2023 release window.
Announcement #10 | Suicide Club (Jisatsu Sākuru)
Film Coming to Blu-ray (HD)
  • Nihon Nights label
  • 2001 live-action Japanese film from director Sion Sono
  • Japanese with English subtitles
  • Color correction done by MediaOCD's David Miranda approved by Sion Sono himself
  • Extras TBD.
  • Winter 2023 release window.
Announcement #11 | Golgo 13 (Gorugo Sātīn)
Film Coming to Blu-ray (HD)
  • Nihon Nights label
  • 1973 live-action Japanese film from director Junya Sato
  • Japanese with English subtitles
  • Extras TBD.
  • Winter 2023 release window.
Announcement #12 | Treasure Island (Takarajima)
TV Series Coming to Blu-ray (HD)
  • 1978 anime series from director Osamu Dezaki & studios TMS Ent. and Madhouse.
  • Japanese with English subtitles
  • All 26 episodes
  • Extras TBD
  • Early 2023 release window.
Status Update #2 | Project A-Ko 4: FINAL (Project A-ko: Kanketsuron)
OVA Coming to Blu-ray (HD) [Previously released by Discotek]
  • 1989 OVA anime from director Yuji Moriyama & studio Fantasia.
  • Japanese with English subtitles and English dub.
  • Newly remastered like the previous three were.
  • Bonus extras:
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Liner Notes
    • Gallery
  • Winter 2023 release window.
Status Update #3 | Digimon Adventure (Japanese Version)
TV Series Coming to Blu-ray (HD)
  • 1999 anime series from director Hiroyuki Kakudō and studio Toei Animation.
  • This is for the original Japanese version of the show (English version due December 2022)
  • Japanese with English subtitles
  • All 54 episodes upscaled using AstroRes.
  • Extras TBD
  • 2023 release window.
Announcement #13 | Sonic X (Japanese Version)
TV Series Coming to SD Blu-ray
  • 2003 anime series from director Hajime Kamegaki and studio TMS Ent.
  • This is for the original Japanese version of the show (English version already available)
  • Japanese with English subtitles.
  • All 78 episodes presented in Standard Definition, restored as much as possible.
  • Includes 5.1 audio from the Japanese HISPEC DVDs, and 2.0 mixes.
  • Newly revised subtitles, from the Hulu streams.
  • Bonus extras:
    • Creditless OP/EDs
    • Japanese and English pilot episodes
  • Winter 2023 release window.
Announcement #14 | The King of Braves: GaoGaiGar (Yūsha Ō Gaogaigā)
TV Series Coming to Blu-ray (HD)
  • 1997 anime series from director Yoshitomo Yonetani and studio Sunrise.
  • Japanese with English subtitles
  • All 49 episodes
  • English dub for Episodes 1-25 also included
  • Bonus extras:
    • Interviews
    • Omake clips
    • Tons of extras
  • Winter 2023 release window.
  • The King of Braves GaoGaiGar Final is also coming.
Q&A Notes:
  • Kodocha Season 2: Still being edited
  • Medarot: The Japanese Version is still coming
  • Sgt. Frog Season 3: Still coming
  • Shaman King: Special is not included as it's a separate license


Discotek's January 2023 line-up was revealed during the panel. (UPDATE 3rd Nov: GaoGaiGar joins the line-up)

AnimeSRPAudio/SubsContentFormat
City Hunter: Movie & Specials Collection$49.95English & Japanese
with English Subs
(1 film is subtitled only)
Films/SpecialsBlu-ray
Dino Mech Gaiking$49.95Japanese
with English Subs
44 episodesSD Blu-ray
The King of Braves: GaoGaiGar$79.95English & Japanese
with English Subs
(Ep 26+ are subtitled only)
49 episodesBlu-ray
Shaman King (2001)$69.95Japanese
with English Subs
64 episodesBlu-ray
Tetsujin 28 FX$39.95Japanese
with English Subs
47 episodesSD Blu-ray
Virtua Fighter$49.95English & Japanese
with English Subs
(24 of 35 are dubbed)
35 episodesSD Blu-ray
 
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Dai

Thousand Master
Aim for the Ace is a definite buy. Gaogaigar is a probable, though for 49 episodes in HD I suspect the price tag will hurt.

Interesting that the Gunbuster release looks like it will improve on the Japanese blu-ray. I was concerned episode 6 would be a dinky letterbox like the Honneamise DVD. I imagine getting approval for those adjustments is part of why it's taking so long.
 

RadFemHedonist

Death Scythe
DISCOTEK PANEL: HALLOWEEN 2022 EDITION:

Discotek held another midnight panel. I was going to sort it this morning, but my luck wasn't great.



Announcement #1 | Kamen Rider Black
TV Series Coming to Blu-ray (HD)
  • Toku Time label
  • 1987 live-action Japanese Tokusatsu series from directors Shōzō Uehara (eps 1-12) & Noboru Sugimura (eps 13-51)
  • Japanese with English subtitles
  • All 51 episodes across 5 Blu-ray discs
  • Remastered video & new subtitles
  • Bonus extras:
    • Cast-and-crew reunion roundtable
    • New essay by tokusatsu troubadour Mach Dent
  • Interesting timing considering the new series Kamen Rider Black Sun will stream on Amazon in just a few days' time.
  • 2023 release window.
Announcement #2 | Aim for the Ace! (Ace o Nerae!)
TV Series Coming to Blu-ray (HD)
  • 1973 anime series from director Osamu Dezaki & studio TMS Ent.
  • Japanese with English subtitles
  • All 26 episodes
  • Extras TBD
  • Early 2023 release window.
Status Update #1 | Gunbuster
OVA Series Coming to Blu-ray (HD)
  • 1988 OVA anime series from director Hideaki Anno & studio GAINAX
  • Japanese with English subtitles and brand new English dub
  • All 6 OVAs and Science Lessons have been dubbed in 5.1 audio
  • Bonus extras:
    • Commercials
    • Shorts
    • Brand new English Audio Commentary by Jonathan Clements
    • Interviews
    • More TBA
  • Episode 6 was "remastered to be true widescreen like the movie version" and has 4:3 & 16:9 options, as the original Japanese Blu-ray was only presented in windowboxed. The ending was also revisited so it looks better than the Japanese release, but the original version is included for those who want it in its original "not-very-good capture of an analogue master" presentation.
Announcement #3 | Ultimate Muscle: The Kinnikuman Legacy (Kinnikuman II Sei / Kinnikuman II Sei: Ultimate Muscle)
TV Series Coming to SD Blu-ray
  • 2002 & 2004 anime series from director Toshiaki Komura & studio Toei Animation.
  • English audio with English closed caption subtitles
  • All 77 episodes (51 from Season 1, 26 from Season 2) presented in Standard Definition.
  • Video is newly captured from the masters.
  • Extras TBD
  • 2023 release window.
Announcement #4 | Mysterious Thief Saint Tail (Kaitō Seinto Tēru)
TV Series Coming to Blu-ray (HD)
  • 1995 anime series from director Osamu Nabeshima & studio TMS Ent.
  • Japanese with English subtitles
  • All 43 episodes
  • English dub for Episodes 1-15 also included
  • Extras TBD
  • Winter 2023 release window.
Announcement #5 | Ghost Stories (Gakkō no Kaidan)
TV Series Coming to Blu-ray (HD) [Previously released by Discotek]
  • 2000 anime series from director Noriyuki Abe & studio Pierrot
  • Japanese with English subtitles and the infamous ADV Films English dub
  • All 20 episodes using a brand-new upscale across 2 Blu-ray discs
  • Subtitles have been polished and the ADV Closed Captions are included
  • Bonus extras:
    • New English Audio Commentary for Episode 20 from ADR Director Ste7en Foster
    • Original Promos
  • Winter 2023 release window.
Announcement #6 | Fist of the North Star: The Legends of the True Savior (Shin Kyūseishu Densetsu Hokuto no Ken)
Film/OVA Series Coming to Blu-ray (HD)
  • 2006 film/OVA anime series from director Takahiro Imamura, Hidehito Ueda, Toshiki Hirano, Kōbun Shizuno, and studio TMS Ent.
  • Japanese with English subtitles and a brand-new English dub by Sound Cadence.
  • The instalments will be released separately, starting with the first film Legend of Raoh: Chapter of Death in Love.
  • Extras TBD.
  • 2022 release window.
Announcement #7 | Mononoke
TV Series Coming to Blu-ray (HD)
  • 2007 anime series from director Kenji Nakamura and studio Toei Animation.
  • Japanese with English subtitles and a very rare English dub also included.
  • All 12 episodes.
  • Extras TBD.
  • Winter 2023 release window.
Announcement #8 | Tetsujin 28 FX (Chō Dendō Robo Tetsujin 28-go FX)
TV Series Coming to SD Blu-ray
  • 1992 anime series from director Tetsuo Imazawa and studio TMS Ent.
  • Japanese with English subtitles.
  • All 47 episodes presented in Standard Definition.
  • Extras TBD.
  • January 2023 release window.
Announcement #9 | Another (Anazā)
Film Coming to Blu-ray (HD)
  • Nihon Nights label
  • 2012 live-action Japanese film from director Takeshi Furusawa
  • Japanese with English subtitles
  • Extras TBD.
  • Winter 2023 release window.
Announcement #10 | Suicide Club (Jisatsu Sākuru)
Film Coming to Blu-ray (HD)
  • Nihon Nights label
  • 2001 live-action Japanese film from director Sion Sono
  • Japanese with English subtitles
  • Color correction done by MediaOCD's David Miranda approved by Sion Sono himself
  • Extras TBD.
  • Winter 2023 release window.
Announcement #11 | Golgo 13 (Gorugo Sātīn)
Film Coming to Blu-ray (HD)
  • Nihon Nights label
  • 1973 live-action Japanese film from director Junya Sato
  • Japanese with English subtitles
  • Extras TBD.
  • Winter 2023 release window.
Announcement #12 | Treasure Island (Takarajima)
TV Series Coming to Blu-ray (HD)
  • 1978 anime series from director Osamu Dezaki & studios TMS Ent. and Madhouse.
  • Japanese with English subtitles
  • All 26 episodes
  • Extras TBD
  • Early 2023 release window.
Status Update #2 | Project A-Ko 4: FINAL (Project A-ko: Kanketsuron)
OVA Coming to Blu-ray (HD) [Previously released by Discotek]
  • 1989 OVA anime from director Yuji Moriyama & studio Fantasia.
  • Japanese with English subtitles and English dub.
  • Newly remastered like the previous three were.
  • Bonus extras:
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Liner Notes
    • Gallery
  • Winter 2023 release window.
Status Update #3 | Digimon Adventure (Japanese Version)
TV Series Coming to Blu-ray (HD)
  • 1999 anime series from director Hiroyuki Kakudō and studio Toei Animation.
  • This is for the original Japanese version of the show (English version due December 2022)
  • Japanese with English subtitles
  • All 54 episodes upscaled using AstroRes.
  • Extras TBD
  • 2023 release window.
Announcement #13 | Sonic X (Japanese Version)
TV Series Coming to SD Blu-ray
  • 2003 anime series from director Hajime Kamegaki and studio TMS Ent.
  • This is for the original Japanese version of the show (English version already available)
  • Japanese with English subtitles.
  • All 78 episodes presented in Standard Definition, restored as much as possible.
  • Includes 5.1 audio from the Japanese HISPEC DVDs, and 2.0 mixes.
  • Newly revised subtitles, from the Hulu streams.
  • Bonus extras:
    • Creditless OP/EDs
    • Japanese and English pilot episodes
  • Winter 2023 release window.
Announcement #14 | The King of Braves: GaoGaiGar (Yūsha Ō Gaogaigā)
TV Series Coming to Blu-ray (HD)
  • 1997 anime series from director Yoshitomo Yonetani and studio Sunrise.
  • Japanese with English subtitles
  • All 49 episodes
  • English dub for Episodes 1-25 also included
  • Bonus extras:
    • Interviews
    • Omake clips
    • Tons of extras
  • Winter 2023 release window.
  • The King of Braves GaoGaiGar Final is also coming.
Q&A Notes:
  • Kodocha Season 2: Still being edited
  • Medarot: The Japanese Version is still coming
  • Sgt. Frog Season 3: Still coming
  • Shaman King: Special is not included as it's a separate license


Discotek's January 2023 line-up was revealed during the panel.

AnimeSRPAudio/SubsContentFormat
City Hunter: Movie & Specials Collection--English & Japanese
with English Subs
(1 film is subtitled only)
Films/SpecialsBlu-ray
Dino Mech Gaiking--Japanese
with English Subs
44 episodesSD Blu-ray
Shaman King (2001)--Japanese
with English Subs
64 episodesBlu-ray
Tetsujin 28 FX--Japanese
with English Subs
47 episodesSD Blu-ray
Virtua Fighter--English & Japanese
with English Subs
(24 of 35 are dubbed)
35 episodesSD Blu-ray

I hope you're ok?

The one that excites me the most here is Treasure Island but there are other titles I will consider also :)
 

RaeDra

Great Teacher
Kamen Rider Black is pleasing to see. Not much of Tokusatsu person generally, and Black RX is probably the one I want the most, but super exciting regardless. A lot of these things are really neat, those Fist of the North Star movies and OVAs are also something I'll look to grab asap (the new dub with the returning Robbie Daymond as Kenshiro is very exciting) and good to see Saint Tail as well.

There's just so much good stuff.

Did also mention on stream that this may be it for Sonic (with JP release of Sonic X) for the foreseeable future, due to issues around availability of the various other series.
 
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Lucky_Deity

Great Teacher
Gunbuster, Ultimate Muscle, Ghost Stories, Fist of the North Star, Mononoke, Project A-KO and Sonic X are the notable titles I'd be interested in picking up (need previous entries first for some of the titles mentioned above) though correct me if I'm wrong but has AL announced they have the license for Gunbuster? I feel I've heard that they have but could be completely wrong.
 

RadFemHedonist

Death Scythe
Gunbuster, Ultimate Muscle, Ghost Stories, Fist of the North Star, Mononoke, Project A-KO and Sonic X are the notable titles I'd be interested in picking up (need previous entries first for some of the titles mentioned above) though correct me if I'm wrong but has AL announced they have the license for Gunbuster? I feel I've heard that they have but could be completely wrong.

Yeah I'm sure AL have licensed Gunbuster they mentioned it on here in this thread :)


The rest of these you mentioned I don't believe have been announced for UK :)
 

Lucky_Deity

Great Teacher
Yeah I'm sure AL have licensed Gunbuster they mentioned it on here in this thread :)


The rest of these you mentioned I don't believe have been announced for UK :)

Ah, sweet! I can see them licensing Mononoke in the future, not sure on the others though.
 

NormanicGrav

Grav's End Harem
AUKN Staff
Rightstuf are doing a weekly special sale for Discotek titles.
Nice. Considering the UK exchange rate recently, this is pretty good timing. I don't expect they would be part of the Black Friday & Xmas sale anyway (well technically they are but primarily exclusive to one day deals).
 

HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
I have emailed UP1 today to see if they can price match as they did with the summer sale. If not, I may make an order prioritising Ashi Productions titles and a few others. Not sure if a group buy would be an idea or not, will see what UP1 come back with.
So to follow up on this, the sale prices are not available to UP1 on this occasion. May still make an order anyways just directly from RS.
 
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