The old-school anime DVD/BD news thread.

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The old-school anime DVD/BD news thread.

Post by danth » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:23 pm

It doesn't look like we have one of these, so I thought I would start one.

Apparently Rightstuf is going to release the original Space Adventure Cobra TV show. That sounds pretty dope.

I feel like I have been missing out on a lot of news like this. Does anyone know of other old-school anime that has been released in the last year or so?

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Post by danth » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:30 pm

Obviously there's also The Rose of Versailles as mentioned in another thread.

Another classic Rightstuf release: Princess Knight.

Rightstuf also recently released Martian Successor Nadesico which is mid-90's.
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Post by danth » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:36 pm

Discotek has a bunch of old school anime coming out soon and a ton available now.

Out now:
* Venus Wars
* Project A-ko
* Crying Freeman
* Golgo 13
* Unico
* Fist of the North Star TV
* Galaxy Express 999
* AdieuGalaxy Express 999
* Galaxy Express 999 Eternal Fantasy
* Space Adventure Cobra: The Movie
* Pand go Panda
* Lupin the 3rd TV and Movies
* Casshan Robot Hunter
* Demon City Shinjuku

Pre-order:
* Locke the Superman
* Golden Boy
* Little Nemo

Licensed:
* New Hurricane Polymar
* Samurai Pizza Cats
* Lupin the 3rd: The Mystery of Mamo
* Mad Bull 34
* Mazinger Z
* Cutey Honey (1973)
* Tekkaman Blade II
* Hurricane Polymar OAV
* Saint Seiya Movies 1-4
* Captain Harlock TV
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Post by greg » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:48 pm

Yes, this is a good idea to have a thread about this. Thanks for starting it up!
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Post by llj » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:16 am

Danth--

Locke the Superman is already out. I own a copy. Little Nemo and Golden Boy are also already out.

A note about Princess Knight--it will be dub only, and edited. It is the english language version that ran internationally in the 60s and 70s.

Ninja Scroll was released on DVD and Bluray a few months ago by Sentai Filmworks.

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Post by greg » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:40 pm

The original Captain Harlock TV series is available for streaming on Funimation's website, but it's blocked to me because I live in Japan. Is Discotek really going to release it? That news is as of April of last year...
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Post by llj » Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:23 am

Discotek mentioned on their Facebook site that Harlock is tentatively scheduled for a June or July 2013 release. They're still a pretty small company, so it takes them longer to do TV series. I think Fist of the North Star took almost 2 years to finish?

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Post by Animusubi » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:15 am

UY, Maison Ikkoku, & Ranma 1/2 on Blu-Ray...REGION FREE!

OMG OMG. While I would love to get all of these, my wallet says there's only one series I should be getting. So I am totally getting those Ranma BDs!!! Especially since they come with some bonuses. And I'm doubtful we'll be seeing these stateside anytime soon...

I have never imported DVDs before though, has anyone used Amazon.jp to preorder something to be sent to the US before? Or is there any other sites I can get these?
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Post by usamimi » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:59 pm

Oh, WOW, I knew that they were releasing all 3 on blu-ray, but I didn't realize they were gonna be region free! O__O That's awesome! I'd totally buy all of them, but...around $500 for each set after shipping is WAY too much for me. ;3; (I'd want to get each complete series, so that would be close to $5000 for all of it!) I did post a comment on Dicotek's Facebook about these coming out on blu-ray...and that it would be SUPER awesome to see them released here (HINT HINT). I'm almost hoping the reason Viz let the Ranma DVDs lapse into out of print was to pave the way for this re-releases, but...who knows. *sigh*

oh, and ordering stuff from Amazon.jp is pretty easy: http://cdn.halcyonrealms.com/japan/how- ... ing-guide/ This is about 3 years old, but I'm pretty sure it's basically the same still.
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Re: The old-school anime DVD/BD news thread.

Post by danth » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:37 pm

I assume those BDs don't have subtitles.

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