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March 2024 Pre-Orders
First set of pre-orders for 2024 are up!
Most of these were announced during our recent livestream!
A few surprises and a number of classics in this batch.
A good number of you are probably chomping at the bit for the big “one more thing” from the stream, so let’s start with that one…
The original 1997 Berserk anime is a true classic!
The anime adaption of the Kentaro Miura manga is one people have been waiting for on Blu-ray for a long time!
Berserk has gotten a gorgeous remaster, plus solid extras.
If you haven’t seen the trailer for the Blu-ray, it’s one you’re going to want to watch over and over.
The Little Mermaid
The 1975 Toei classic based on the Hans Christian Andersen tale gets a fantastic restoration.
The story of Marina skews closer to the original story in this adaption, with a nice mix of fun & drama.
The remaster on this one is pretty top notch and looks great.
Subtitles are just as good, plus the vintage English dub has been synced to the new video master.
Lovely Complex the Movie
The live action movie tells a breezy version of the much-loved shoujo story!
Amusing cast in this one, and it stuffs in a lot of the story making it work in the theatrical run time.
Audio is available in both 5.1 & 2.0, and the subtitles have some nice styling that matches the upcoming anime release.
Nozomu returns to his hometown looking forward to seeing a set of twins he was friends with as a child.
He finds twins everywhere he looks!
Futakoi is a fun & cute take on the harem genre that keeps things mostly all-ages.
The 2nd Medabots series (Medarot Spirits in Japan) gets an uncut release with English subtitles for the first time.
Medabots Spirit introduces transformations, new characters, & plenty of new parts for Robattles.
This is the first time these 39 episodes have been available on home video uncut w/ subtitles.
Fist of the North Star: Legend of theTrue Savior: The Legend of Kenshiro
The final Legend of the True Savior.
Kenshiro tells the unknown portion of his story.
Video quality is solid for the finale of the series.
It has a brand new English dub in 5.1 & 2.0, with the same quality you’ve come to expect for these films, plus Japanese 5.1 with subtitles.
While there isn’t a ton of text that needs sign subtitles, the font and styling work helps heighten the presentation. The previews above show off an episode title screen, along with the opening text from episode 1.
If you haven’t gotten one of our releases with more detailed sign subtitles before, this is all done in the subtitle renderer, leaving the video itself untouched.
We said we planned to start 2024 out strong in the last few newsletters of 2023, and we think we definitely hit that goal.
Hopefully you find a few titles to love in this batch.
Plenty more to come in 2024.
See you all later!