Date: 2021 March 11 19:42
Posted by Eeeper
US anime boutique label Discotek Media announced on Monday night via Twitch a number of new licence acquisitions and details on already announced titles. They also gave updates on the status of titles they are working on and the state of where they are.
Discotek Media announced on Monday that the label had licenced Dear Brother, Sgt. Frog, Kashimashi ~Girl Meets Girl~, Nyanbo!, Magical Girl Ore, Kekkaishi, and Mitchiri Neko for release on home video in North America. They also gave updates on their upcoming releases of Mon Colle Knights, Grimm's Fairy Tales, Ninja Robots and the third collection of Medabots and a special update on their upscale project for the blu ray of Project A-Ko.
Magical Girl Ore
"Love makes a girl stronger." Saki Uno is working hard as part of the new idol unit, Magical Twin. The one she admires most is Mohiro Mikage, who's the older brother of her idol unit partner Sakuyo, and he's also a member of the top idol unit STAR☆PRINCE. She would be willing to do anything for him, and one day, those feelings brought on a miracle. Saki ended up turning into a magical girl when she strongly wished to protect someone... But what she turned into wasn't exactly what she was expecting...
Before leaving her cram school, Nanako Misonô asks one of the teachers if they can become pen-pals. The teacher, Takehiko Henmi, is reluctant at first, but eventually accepts the offer. The story is narrated through the letters sent from Nanako as she enters Seiran, a renowned private high school for girls only. There she encounters many difficulties as an ordinary middle-class girl invited to the prestigious Sorority, the most traditional and sophisticated club on campus.
Kashimashi ~Girl Meets Girl~
Hazumu was a shy boy who enjoyed gardening, collecting herbs, and long walks in the mountains. One day he finally worked up the courage to confess his love to Yasuna, but she rejected him. Feeling dejected, he wandered up Mt. Kashimayama to the place where they first met to reconsider his feelings. After getting lost, he wished upon a shooting star which turned out to actually be a crashing alien spaceship. Although he was hit by the falling ship, Hazumu survived the crash thanks to some body reconstruction by the aliens, only they got it a little wrong. Now that he is a she, Hazumu stumbles head-first back into his social life and relationships only to find that the entire landscape has changed.
Nyanbo are beings that come from outer space and live in the attic of a certain house. The protagonist Tora searches for pieces of their UFO.
The cute and mysterious cat-like creatures called Mitchiri Neko that seem to gather around each other if you leave them alone now get their own anime with a glorious voice cast! The free and happy-go- lucky Mitchiri Neko's daily life is filled fluff and surreal laughs! Say it with me, "Mitchiri! Mitchiri!"
Yoshimori Sumimura, a 14-year-old junior high school boy, is a Kekkaishi, an exterminator of monsters. He is vying with Tokine Yumikura to be the heir to the Sumimura clan. Tokine is older than he, and she is his childhood friend as well as his rival Kekkaishi. To save people from danger, and to make himself stronger, Yoshimori fights against monsters.
Keroro is a frog-like alien sent from his home planet on a mission to conquer Earth. But when his cover is blown, his battalion abandons him and he ends up in the home of the Hinata family. There, he's forced to do household chores and sleep in a dark basement that was once supposedly a prison cell haunted by the ghost of an innocent girl. He even spends his free time assembling Gundam model kits. During his stay, Keroro meets up with subordinates who were also stranded during their failed invasion.
Discotek also gave an update on Ninja Robots / Ninja Robot Tobikage, Mon Colle Knights, and Grimm's Fairy Tales with elements coming together for all three releases.
The surprise announcement in the panel was the news that they were abandoning work on their restoration via AutoRes software of Project A-Ko (1986) as a 35mm film print of the film, previously thought lost, had been located. This print is currently being worked on by Discotek and they will be releasing details as they can. A trailer showing the quality of the print in hand is available on Youtube. For those with the ability to view Youtube videos in 4k, the trailer can be streamed in that quality.