Girls with Guns

Cardcaptor
And there's also Tales of Symphonia which was released on BD, but only in Germany and has unfortunately no English friendly options.

I took 4 years of German in high school but I was never fluent enough in it even back then to be able to follow along with an anime conversation in German - and that was 45 years ago, so I don't remember so much of the vocabulary anymore. In 8th and 9th grades I was dating a neighbor girl who spoke fluent German, as well as all of her family, so that was why I picked taking German for language classes over French or Spanish.
 

Dai

Thousand Master
I've started watching Discotek's SD blu-ray release of Battle Athletes, and I'm disappointed to see that the frame hasn't been cropped properly for the TV series. This results in film splices flashing at the top of the screen during almost every cut between shots, and the overscan option on my TV doesn't zoom the image in enough to get rid of them. At least they're right at the top of the screen unlike the infamous Criterion Godzilla set, but it's still distracting. There are ways to manually crop the image in some PC video players, but it's a pain getting blu-rays to run in those in the first place unless I rip the disc.

Fortunately the OAV series isn't affected.
 

NormanicGrav

Grav's End Harem
AUKN Staff
Discotek's March 2022 line-up was recently finalised. It's roughly the same as the original list back in December, but one Crunchyroll title was swapped with another (brand new license announcement also), and one title planned for April has been added to March!

AnimeSRPAudio/SubsContentFormat
City Hunter 3$39.95Japanese
with English Subs
13 episodesBlu-ray
Lupin the Third: The Mystery of Mamo$29.954 English Dubs & Japanese
with English Subs
FilmBlu-ray
Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles$39.95English & Japanese
with English Subs
12 episodesBlu-ray
Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san$39.95English & Japanese
with English Subs
12 episodesBlu-ray
Street Sharks$49.95English
with English HOH Subs
40 episodesSD Blu-ray
Tomorrow's Joe 2: The Movie$24.95Japanese
with English Subs
FilmBlu-ray

As a reminder, here's the tentative April slate so far:
AnimeSRPAudio/SubsContentFormat
City Hunter '91???Japanese
with English Subs
13 episodesBlu-ray
Tales of Phantasia the Animation???English & Japanese
with English Subs
4 episodesBlu-ray
Yowamushi Pedal: New Generation???Japanese
with English Subs
25 episodesBlu-ray
Unreleased List (as of January 2022):
Anime:Content:Format:
As Ms. Beelzebub Likes It2018 Liden Films series
12 eps, Japanese audio
Blu-ray
Cat's Eye Season 11983 TMS series
36 eps, Japanese audio
Blu-ray
City Hunter ’911991 Sunrise series
13 eps, Japanese audio
Blu-ray
City Hunter: .357 Magnum1989 Sunrise film
English & Japanese audio
Blu-ray
City Hunter: Bay City Wars1990 Sunrise film
English & Japanese audio
Blu-ray
City Hunter: Death of the Vicious Criminal Ryo Saeba1999 Sunrise film
Japanese audio
Blu-ray
City Hunter: Goodbye My Sweetheart1997 Sunrise film
English & Japanese audio
Blu-ray
City Hunter: Million Dollar Conspiracy1990 Sunrise film
English & Japanese audio
Blu-ray
City Hunter: The Secret Service1996 Sunrise film
English & Japanese audio
Blu-ray
Gunbuster1988 Gainax series
6 eps, English & Japanese audio
Blu-ray
Kekkaishi2006 Sunrise series
52 eps, English & Japanese audio
Streaming
Kodocha Season 21997 Studio Gallop series
51 eps, Japanese audio
SD Blu-ray
Lupin the Third Episode 0: First Contact2002 TMS TV Special
English & Japanese audio
Blu-ray
Lupin the Third Part I1971 TMS series
23 eps, English & Japanese audio
Blu-ray
Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos1986 Ashi Productions series
Japanese audio
SD Blu-ray
Medarot1999 Bee Train series
91 eps, Japanese audio
SD Blu-ray
Mon Colle Knights2000 Studio Deen series
46 eps, English audio
SD Blu-ray
Saiyuki ReLoad GunLock2004 Studio Pierrot series
26 eps, English & Japanese audio
Streaming
Sgt. Frog Seasons 2+2004 Sunrise series
307 eps, Japanese audio
SD Blu-ray
Shaman King [Original Version]2001 NAS, Xebec series
64 eps, Japanese audio
with Eps. 1-6 English audio
SD Blu-ray
Tales of Symphonia the Animation2007 Ufotable OVA series
11 eps, Japanese audio
Streaming
Urusei Yatsura: Always My Darling1991 Madhouse film
English & Japanese audio
Blu-ray
Urusei Yatsura: The Final Chapter1988 Magic Bus film
English & Japanese audio
Blu-ray
Urusei Yatsura: Lum the Forever1986 Studio Deen film
English & Japanese audio
Blu-ray
You Are Umasou2010 Ajia-do Film & Series
20 eps + FIlm, Japanese audio
Blu-ray
 

jonno394

Za Warudo
Every month I look to see if Discotek finally announce the japanese language versions of Shaman King/Medabot. The wait goes on.

Definitely one of my favourite publishers with regards to interesting stuff. I just need to buy more of it!
 
Just went to double check my small Discotek collection, some gems in here. Think I'm going to try and get more to fill it out

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Needs more Giant Robo for sure. Also Street Fighter II movie, Memories, and Beautiful Dreamer.

Typing of UY, still waiting on Only You from UP. I swear it's always the things I want most that take longest 😫

Did get Project A-ko a couple of weeks ago though. Film hasn't held up too well animation aside, but the disc is fantastic, with amazing image quality and a ton of extras.
 

NormanicGrav

Grav's End Harem
AUKN Staff
Discotek's April 2022 line-up has been finalised. One new license, one re-release now in steelbook format, and two previously planned for April (Tales of Phantasia & Yowamushi Pedal Season 3) have been pushed back.

AnimeSRPAudio/SubsContentFormat
Cat's Eye Season 1$49.95Japanese
with English Subs
36 episodesBlu-ray
City Hunter '91$39.95Japanese
with English Subs
13 episodesBlu-ray
Konosuba - God's Blessing on this Wonderful World Season 1$69.95English & Japanese
with English Subs
10 episodes
& OVA
Blu-ray
Steelbook
Lupin the Third Episode 0: The First Contact$29.95English & Japanese
with English Subs
TV SpecialBlu-ray
Mrs. Pepperpot$39.95English & Japanese
with English Subs
130 episodesSD Blu-ray

Unreleased List (as of February 2022):
Anime:Content:Format:
As Ms. Beelzebub Likes It2018 Liden Films series
12 eps, Japanese audio
Blu-ray
City Hunter: .357 Magnum1989 Sunrise film
English & Japanese audio
Blu-ray
City Hunter: Bay City Wars1990 Sunrise film
English & Japanese audio
Blu-ray
City Hunter: Death of the Vicious Criminal Ryo Saeba1999 Sunrise film
Japanese audio
Blu-ray
City Hunter: Goodbye My Sweetheart1997 Sunrise film
English & Japanese audio
Blu-ray
City Hunter: Million Dollar Conspiracy1990 Sunrise film
English & Japanese audio
Blu-ray
City Hunter: The Secret Service1996 Sunrise film
English & Japanese audio
Blu-ray
Gunbuster1988 Gainax series
6 eps, English & Japanese audio
Blu-ray
Kekkaishi2006 Sunrise series
52 eps, English & Japanese audio
Streaming
Kodocha Season 21997 Studio Gallop series
51 eps, Japanese audio
SD Blu-ray
Lupin the Third Part I1971 TMS series
23 eps, English & Japanese audio
Blu-ray
Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos1986 Ashi Productions series
Japanese audio
SD Blu-ray
Medarot1999 Bee Train series
91 eps, Japanese audio
SD Blu-ray
Mon Colle Knights2000 Studio Deen series
46 eps, English audio
SD Blu-ray
Saiyuki ReLoad GunLock2004 Studio Pierrot series
26 eps, English & Japanese audio
Streaming
Sgt. Frog Seasons 2+2004 Sunrise series
307 eps, Japanese audio
SD Blu-ray
Shaman King [Original Version]2001 NAS, Xebec series
64 eps, Japanese audio
with Eps. 1-6 English audio
SD Blu-ray
Tales of Phantasia the Animation2004 Actas OVA series
4 eps, Japanese audio
Blu-ray
Tales of Symphonia the Animation2007 Ufotable OVA series
11 eps, Japanese audio
Streaming
Urusei Yatsura: Always My Darling1991 Madhouse film
English & Japanese audio
Blu-ray
Urusei Yatsura: The Final Chapter1988 Magic Bus film
English & Japanese audio
Blu-ray
Urusei Yatsura: Lum the Forever1986 Studio Deen film
English & Japanese audio
Blu-ray
You Are Umasou2010 Ajia-do Film & Series
20 eps + Film, Japanese audio
Blu-ray
Yowamushi Pedal: New Generation2017 TMS series
25 eps, Japanese audio
Blu-ray
 

NormanicGrav

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

Because of my sleeping pattern (got work) I had to miss last night's panel, but below is a list in more detail on what was announced.



Announcement #1 | Astro Boy (1980 series)
TV Series Coming to Blu-ray (HD)
  • Japanese with English subtitles + English language also included
  • Includes Full Episodes 1 & 2
  • English dub is based on Tezuka Pro/Nippon TV produced at University of Wisconsin
  • They couldn't acquire the Canadian dub produced by Cinelume.
  • Clean OP/ED in Japanese & English
  • May 2022 release window.
Announcement #2 | Symphogear GX (aka Season 3)
TV Series Coming to Blu-ray (HD)
  • Japanese with English subtitles.
  • Extras include Omake episodes, Clean OP/ED, Music Video Teaser, Trailers, Promo Clips, Premiere Event Footage.
  • 2022 release window.
Announcement #3 | Cyber City Oedo 808 (HD Remaster)
OVA Series Coming to Blu-ray (HD) [Previously released by Discotek on Blu-ray & DVD]
  • In Japanese with English subtitles + English dub (both original score and UK score).
  • Previously released on Blu-ray as an upscale, now re-released with a proper HD master as this series was among Angel Cop, Project A-ko and Appleseed with their original materials found in Japan together.
  • Same as the previous release, but a 2K scan and color correction supervised by director Yoshiaki Kawajiri.
  • 2022 release window.
Status Update #1 | Mon Colle Knights English Dub Version
  • "FINALLY almost ready"
  • One of the lost episodes found.
  • All 46 episodes of the dub featured on Fox Kids, Jetix etc is coming to SD-BD.
  • Includes Vintage Promo Clips.
  • May 2022 release window.
Status Update #2 | Gunbuster
  • Still being worked on.
  • Some Dub VAs found, some recording done.
  • Still coming.
Announcement #4 | Double Dragon
TV Series Coming to Blu-ray (SD)
  • Western animated TV series, in English audio and English captions.
  • Based on Tecmo's video game series, all 26 episodes.
  • Bonus tips video for Double Dragon V from the original VHS release also included.
  • May 2022 release window.
Announcement #5 | Kekkaishi
TV Series Coming to Blu-ray (HD) [Available for streaming first by Discotek]
  • Japanese with English subtitles + English dub.
  • "Sweet" upscale to 1080p High Definition.
  • All 52 episodes.
  • Extras include Clean OP/ED, English-language trailer, Bonus Interview with Messrs, Suwa and Kodama.
  • 2022 release window.
Announcement #6 | Fuse: Memoirs of a Hunter Girl
Film Coming to Blu-ray (HD)
  • Japanese with English subtitles.
  • Newly-encoded 1080p High Definition transfer.
  • Trailers and Promo Clips.
  • 2022 release window.
Announcement #7 | Devilman TV Series
TV Series Coming to Blu-ray (HD) [Previously released by Discotek on DVD]
  • Japanese with English subtitles.
  • High quality upscale from Japan in 1080p.
  • Newly revised and cleaned up subtitles.
  • Extras TBD.
  • 2022 release window.
Announcement #8 | Violence Jack (HD Remaster)
OVA Series Coming to Blu-ray (HD) [Previously released by Discotek on DVD]
  • In Japanese with English subtitles + English dub.
  • Previously released on DVD with censoring and material issues, now re-released with a proper HD master as this series was among Angel Cop, Project A-ko and Appleseed with their original materials found in Japan together.
  • A brand new 2K scan, and in 1080p High Definition for the first time.
  • 100% uncensored for the first time ever.
  • All 3 OVA episodes, with Episodes 2 & 3 available in 4:3 & 16:9 options.
  • Extras include VHS dub credits, Japanese censored clips, Animation Retake reel.
  • 2022 release window.
Announcement #9 | Darkstalkers: The OVA Collection (Night Warriors: Darkstalker's Revenge)
OVA Series Coming to Blu-ray (HD) [Previously released by Discotek on DVD]
  • In Japanese with English subtitles + English dub.
  • "Crazy-good" 1080p upscale from video masters.
  • All 4 OVA episodes.
  • Tons of Extras:
    • Extensive trailers and promos - with French & Italian ones.
    • Vintage video game promos from the original Japanese DVD release now with subtitles.
    • Creditless Ending & Epilogue.
    • Alternate subtitle selections for US names and Japanese names.
    • Isolated Music & SFX track.
    • Extensive Art Gallery, including Key Art and Model Sheets.
  • 2022 release window.
Announcement #10 | Uzumaki (live-action)
Film Coming to Blu-ray (HD) [Available for streaming first by Discotek & previously released on DVD]
  • Japanese with English subtitles.
  • On Blu-ray for the first time anywhere, with newly revised subtitle translation.
  • This is the 2000 Japanese live-action film.
  • 2022 release window.
Announcement #11 | New Label for Japanese live-action - Nihon Nights
  • Uzumaki will be the first of many Japanese live-action titles Discotek will be releasing under a new label called 'Nihon Nights'.
  • I believe since Cutie Honey, this is the first time in probably a decade that Discotek have decided to return to Japanese live-action properties.
  • No other titles announced yet for the label, but expect solid video quality like 88 Films does with their Hong Kong line-up (remember Discotek once released Takashi Miike's Dead or Alive!)
Announcement #12 | Project A-Ko 2: Plot of the Daitokuji Financial Group
Film Coming to Blu-ray (HD) [Previously released by Discotek on DVD]
  • In Japanese with English subtitles + English dub.
  • Another one from the vault, now in a brand new 2K scan.
  • Technically this was already announced for Blu-ray from when they were originally going to be using AstroRes, but its re-announced for the proper way.
  • Tons of bonus features found for the film:
    • Digest film
    • "My Heart Jumps" Music Video
    • Special Laserdisc Swap Animation
    • Music Selection Track - basically the whole music score, end to end
    • Extensive Art Gallery, including Key Art, Model Sheets, and Packaging
  • New cover art for the Blu-ray set, not finalised yet.
  • 2022 release window.
Status Update #3 | Lupin the Third Part I
  • All-new remaster of the 1080p source from Japan, with new color-correction and dust/scratch removal.
  • 200-pages of liner notes by Reed Nelson and friends.
  • Extensive production art gallery.
  • New English dub from Part 4 crew.
Announcement #13 | Lupin the Third: Prison of the Past
Film Coming to Blu-ray (HD)
  • In Japanese with English subtitles + English dub.
  • Special Features TBD.
  • 2022 release window.
Announcement #14 | Case Closed: The Fist of Blue Sapphire
Film Coming to Blu-ray (HD)
  • In Japanese with English subtitles + English dub.
  • The 21st Conan film, and Japan's Top 50 box office hits.
  • Trailers.
  • 2022 release window.
Announcement #15 | Galactic Whirlwind Sasuraiger
TV Series Coming to Blu-ray (SD)
  • Japanese with English subtitles.
  • The third and final chapter in the J9 saga.
  • All 43 episodes in SD-BD.
  • Promotional Clip.
  • 2022 release window.
Announcement #16 | Powered Armor Dorvack
TV Series Coming to Blu-ray (SD)
  • Japanese with English subtitles.
  • All 36 episodes in SD-BD.
  • Promotional Clip, 2 short films, and Music Video included.
  • 2022 release window.
Status Update #4 | Sgt. Frog Season 2
  • The second season is coming!
  • Japanese with English subtitles + The remainder of the Funimation dub.
  • All 52 episodes (52-79 for the dub).
  • "Greatly" improved subtitles.
  • Extras include Clean OP/ED, TV Commercials, Character Warning Clips.
  • 2022 release window.
Announcement #17 | Holmes of Kyoto
TV Series Coming to Blu-ray (HD)
  • Japanese with English subtitles.
  • 2018 romance mystery series (likely to be one of the Crunchyroll titles).
  • All 12 episodes in 1080p High Definition.
  • Clean OP/ED also included.
  • 2022 release window.
Announcement #18 | Digimon: Digital Monsters Season 1
TV Series Coming to Blu-ray (HD)
  • English version (Japanese uncut version coming later).
  • This release has been upscaled using AstroRes for 1080p High Definition.
  • 2022 release window.


Discotek's May 2022 line-up was revealed during the panel.

AnimeSRPAudio/SubsContentFormat
As Ms. Beelzebub Likes It???Japanese
with English Subs
12 episodesBlu-ray
Astro Boy (1980 series)???English & Japanese
with English Subs
52 episodesBlu-ray
Darkstalkers: The OVA Collection???English & Japanese
with English Subs
4 OVAsBlu-ray
Double Dragon???English
with English HOH Subs
26 episodesSD Blu-ray
Lupin the Third Part I???English & Japanese
with English Subs
23 episodesBlu-ray
Mon Colle Knights???English
with English HOH Subs
46 episodesSD Blu-ray
 
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Dai

Thousand Master
DISCOTEK PANEL: MARCH 2022 EDITION:

Because of my sleeping pattern (got work) I had to miss last night's panel, but below is a list in more detail on what was announced.



Announcement #1 | Astro Boy (1980 series)
TV Series Coming to Blu-ray (HD)
  • Japanese with English subtitles + English language also included
  • Includes Full Episodes 1 & 2
  • English dub is based on Tezuka Pro/Nippon TV produced at University of Wisconsin
  • They couldn't acquire the Canadian dub produced by Cinelume.
  • Clean OP/ED in Japanese & English
  • May 2022 release window.
Announcement #2 | Symphogear GX (aka Season 3)
TV Series Coming to Blu-ray (HD)
  • Japanese with English subtitles.
  • Extras include Omake episodes, Clean OP/ED, Music Video Teaser, Trailers, Promo Clips, Premiere Event Footage.
  • 2022 release window.
Announcement #3 | Cyber City Oedo 808 (HD Remaster)
OVA Series Coming to Blu-ray (HD) [Previously released by Discotek on Blu-ray & DVD]
  • In Japanese with English subtitles + English dubs.
  • Previously released on Blu-ray as an upscale, now re-released with a proper HD master as this series was among Angel Cop, Project A-ko and Appleseed with their original materials found in Japan together.
  • Same as the previous release, but a 2K scan and color correction supervised by director Yoshiaki Kawajiri.
  • 2022 release window.
Status Update #1 | Mon Colle Knights English Dub Version
  • "FINALLY almost ready"
  • One of the lost episodes found.
  • All 46 episodes of the dub featured on Fox Kids, Jetix etc is coming to SD-BD.
  • Includes Vintage Promo Clips.
  • May 2022 release window.
Status Update #2 | Gunbuster
  • Still being worked on.
  • Some Dub VAs found, some recording done.
  • Still coming.
Announcement #4 | Double Dragon
TV Series Coming to Blu-ray (SD)
  • Western animated TV series, in English audio and English captions.
  • Based on Tecmo's video game series, all 26 episodes.
  • Bonus tips video for Double Dragon V from the original VHS release also included.
  • May 2022 release window.
Announcement #5 | Kekkaishi
TV Series Coming to Blu-ray (HD) [Available for streaming first by Discotek]
  • Japanese with English subtitles + English dub.
  • "Sweet" upscale to 1080p High Definition.
  • All 52 episodes.
  • Extras include Clean OP/ED, English-language trailer, Bonus Interview with Messrs, Suwa and Kodama.
  • 2022 release window.
Announcement #6 | Fuse: Memoirs of a Hunter Girl
Film Coming to Blu-ray (HD)
  • Japanese with English subtitles.
  • Newly-encoded 1080p High Definition transfer.
  • Trailers and Promo Clips.
  • 2022 release window.
Announcement #7 | Devilman TV Series
TV Series Coming to Blu-ray (HD) [Previously released by Discotek on Blu-ray & DVD]
  • Japanese with English subtitles.
  • High quality upscale from Japan in 1080p.
  • Newly revised and cleaned up subtitles.
  • Extras TBD.
  • 2022 release window.
Announcement #8 | Violence Jack (HD Remaster)
OVA Series Coming to Blu-ray (HD) [Previously released by Discotek on DVD]
  • In Japanese with English subtitles + English dub.
  • Previously released on DVD with censoring and material issues, now re-released with a proper HD master as this series was among Angel Cop, Project A-ko and Appleseed with their original materials found in Japan

I wasn't expecting AL's Cyber City release to suddenly become obsolete. You mentioned dubs plural, so I presume they mentioned the UK dub?

I'm surprised that the A-ko sequels aren't being bundled together. It's going to be a lot more expensive than I anticipated if they all have the same price tag as the original. I'm not sure they're all worth it.

Any Junji Ito fans who haven't seen the Uzumaki movie should temper their expectations. It only adapts the first issue. Not the first volume, the first issue. What a massive disappointment that thing was.
 

Girls with Guns

Cardcaptor
Holmes of Kyoto was an awesome surprise announcement from Discotek, and is the only title from this entire list I am ecstatic about them releasing. Day 1 Pre-order for me. I just recently showed this series to my mother, and she enjoyed it too - It really needs a second season.

Fuse: Memoirs of a Huntress - I'll be double-dipping on this one, as I own the oversized NIS America Premium release, but Justin says this disc will be a bit of an improvement since he's got better at authoring discs since he did the original disc for NISA.

Cyber City ODEO 808 I'll pick up because of the new 2K scan, and because it's a steelbook. I have the AL CE release, so I may eventually get a second copy to put the new disc inside that set, lol.

Lupin the 3rd Part 1 - will definitely pick up the Part 1 series. I'm not much of Lupin fan, but I have been collecting all the series. I have not purchased any of the specials or movies though, so don't know if I will bother with Mamo, Episode 0 or the new special they announced.

Project AKo 2 - Only getting this because I bought the first one. Not really into this show, only got PA because it was so impressive looking coming from the vault with the new scan.

And that will be it for me, nothing else they announced is of any interest to me. 80's anime is not really my cup of English Breakfast tea...
 
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NormanicGrav

Grav's End Harem
AUKN Staff
I wasn't expecting AL's Cyber City release to suddenly become obsolete. You mentioned dubs plural, so I presume they mentioned the UK dub?
Yeah I meant the version that has the UK & original soundtracks for the existing dub, so it's technically 1 dub but two versions.

It's basically the same disc/contents as before but with a better video transfer.
 

Yami

Thousand Master
Interested in what live action films they'll release - Japanese "genre" films are already well catered for by boutique labels. They would seem like a label well positioned to release Mamoru Oshii and Hideaki Anno's live action films, which I'd be interested in.

Other than that there's not much that interests me there. Devilman is a maybe - while the Japanese release is obviously an upscale as well, I'm not sure there's a good reason for it to be. Have the original materials been lost?

Very excited for Gunbuster.
 

Joe

Vampire Ninja
Interested in what live action films they'll release - Japanese "genre" films are already well catered for by boutique labels. They would seem like a label well positioned to release Mamoru Oshii and Hideaki Anno's live action films, which I'd be interested in.
I'm personally hoping for that Mushishi film that Katsuhiro Otomo directed. I've wanted to see it for a while, but it's DVD only outside of Japan so never picked it up. Funimation originally put it out in the US, but it was over a decade ago so I would assume the license expired a while ago.
 
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