Sentai Filmworks Adds Gatchaman, Di Gi Charat, Godannar Anime
posted on 2013-05-25 13:43 EDT
Original Gatchaman TV, OVAs, original Di Gi Charat TV, OVAs, Winter Garden
North American anime licensing company Sentai Filmworks announced at its panel at Anime Boston on Saturday that it has licensed the Gatchaman, Di Gi Charat, and Godannar anime.
Sentai Filmworks will release the entire original Gatchaman television anime series bundled with the three-episode 1994-95 OVA series on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in October. The company will then release the OVA series separately on DVD only. The first Gatchaman anime premiered in October of 1972 and earned an average rating of 21%. It was only planned for two quarters (kūru or cours) of a year, but was extended to two full years and 105 episodes. Tatsunoko Production's classic sci-fi hero series follows five people who serve as agents of the International Science Organization in Tokyo in the near future. Galactor, a mysterious group whose technology far surpasses that of humans, has declared war on the entire world and has already subjugated half of it. Dr. Nanbu has assembled these five young heroes as humanity's last hope.
ADV Films released the Gatchaman television series on DVD before, and Urban Vision once released the video anime remake on DVD.
Sentai Filmworks will release the original Di Gi Charat television anime series on DVD only in October. Sentai Filmworks also has the license to the three Di Gi Charat OVAs that went with the first series and the Winter Garden special. The company did not reveal when it will release the OVAs and Winter Garden.
The 16-episode original Di Gi Charat television anime series aired in 1999. Synch-Point released part of the series in North America on DVD in 2005. The series follows the alien-hybrid cat-girl Di Gi Charat who wants to be a superstar as she works in an anime chain store called Gamers. The series of shorts was originally created as an advertisement for the Digital Gamers store in Akihabara. Hiroaki Sakurai (Cromartie High School, Maid Sama!) directed the series at Mad House.
The 26-episode Godannar series originally aired in 2003-2004. Yasuchika Nagaoka (Crest of the Stars, Banner of the Stars) designed the original concept for the series and directed the series, and Takahiro Kimura (Brigadoon, Code Geass) designed the characters. AIC A.S.T.A. and Oriental Light and Magic animated the series. The sci-fi series revolves around Dannar and Anna, who met while fighting an alien force called Mimesis. On their wedding day, the Mimesis strike again, and Anna finds a secret robot known as the Neo-Okusaer and uses it to save Dannar. Dannar and the robot then merge to become the Godannar. ADV Films previously released the series on DVD in 2006-2008. Sentai Filmworks will release Godannar on DVD only in October.
Additionally, Sentai Filmworks revealed that it will release the first season of the AKB0048 television anime series on bilingual DVD and Blu-ray Disc in September. The company will also release the following titles in October: Hakuōki Reimeiroku on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, Campione! on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, and Kokoro Connect on DVD and Blu-ray Disc.
Are you old enough to have ever used dBase III/IV or Paradox? My 1-2-3 is less than 10 years old and it can still do a better job than the latest Excel. MS tried to copy 1-2-3 and did a lousy job of it. Only their OS preeminence made their crap marketable.
Sigh, ageism. The lame attempt to make oneself superior to others because they think they've gone around the sun a few more times.
Age doesn't necessarily preclude one from having used old programs. I unfortunately have used those. Some people have an unfortunate tendency to cling to the outdated technology that they know rather than embracing the superior more modern technology (something you obviously understand).
In case you haven't been paying attention, I have HUNDREDS of anime series and movies on DVD, Blu-ray, LD and VHS. I also have several THOUSAND movies and TV shows. I haven't had time to watch everything.
So? That's hardly unique, having a great many titles on home video in a thread about collecting. Since you're making claims of your advanced age, you should have had plenty of time to have watched the backlog. There's little excuse for the ancient items in your backlog, the ones on laserdisc and VHS. Ageism
BTW, I think a great disservice has been done to humanity by those who believe that spreadsheets should be used to contain simple databases. Spreadsheets crunch numbers. If you're using it to simply contain a giant list of anime series you own...why?!!
As they say on the interwebs, "Ur doin' it wrong".