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###Shelf Life: Ultra Maniac
by Paul Jensen, James Beckett, Jun 26th 2017

###Discotek Licenses Magical Canan, The Adventures of the Little Prince Anime
posted on 2017-07-17 17:39 EDT

Discotek Project ARMS, NieA_7

posted on 2017-08-13 13:57 EDT
Company to produce Bananya, Hells English dubs

Discotek Licenses Swan Lake Anime Film

posted on 2017-08-18 19:03 EDT
1981 Toei Animation film to be released with 2 English dubs

Discotek Licenses Barefoot Gen, Photon OVA

posted on 2017-09-18 18:13 EDT
All releases slated for December

Viewster Adds Night on the Galactic Railroad, Street Fighter II Films

posted on 2017-10-13 18:00 EDT
Both films streaming in Japanese, English

Discotek Media Licenses Cinderella Boy Anime

posted on 2017-11-27 13:53 EST
Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer, NieA_7, Library War Blu-ray releases scheduled

Discotek Posts The Adventures of the Little Prince Anime’s 1st Episode With English Subtitles

posted on 2017-12-07 09:00 EST
Original series aired in Japan between 1978 and 1979


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Discotek Licenses Toriko Film, 2 Zatch Bell Films

posted on 2018-01-14 22:00 EST

Crackle Adds Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer

posted on 2018-02-07 18:05 EST
Streaming service also adds Street Fighter, Jin-Roh, Cromartie High School

Do you want DVD or SDBD? Vote now!

We are thinking about no longer creating DVD collections for long anime TV series. Classic series and also titles that have been released before on DVD but don’t have HD masters. For example, a long series like Marmalade Boy would only come out as an SDBD collection with 2 Blu Ray discs in standard definition, and not seperate DVD sets.

Also, if the title has HD masters, then there might be a more expensive HD Blu Ray set, and a lower priced SDBD set. No DVD sets will be created.

Reasons for doing this would be: Less discs in the collection, lower price compared to multiple DVD sets, BD discs are more durable then DVDs, consumers prefer BD for future purchases, BD subtitles look nicer than DVD subtitles, title was already released on DVD in the past, easy to store taking up less space.

Movies, OVAs, and shorter TV series in standard definition would still get separate DVD releases or DVD/BD combo packs for the foreseeable future. Brand new titles that were created in HD will be released Blu Ray only.


Discotek Runs Poll for Possible Standard Definition BD Releases

posted on 2018-02-15 06:00 EST



Discotek Licenses Baldios, Ayakashi, ‘Fair, then Partly Piggy’ Anime

posted on 2018-02-28 21:19 EST
Also: Toriko, Zatch Bell films get DVD release, Marmalade Boy gets SDBD release