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Discotek Renews Retro Anime Culture with its Latest Licenses

If anyone understands our love for retro anime, it’s Discotek. For years, the company has been licensing titles from the 1970s-1990s, and because of it, the trend of these beautiful series is coming back.

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At its Otakon panel, Discotek announced its new licensed anime, and these old but gold series will make you fall in love with the retro art style.

  • Urusei Yatsura (1981-86): The anime is scheduled for release in 2023 and will contain all 195 episodes in four box sets.
  • City Hunter: Multiple specials and films under the anime will be released in early 2023
    • City Hunter – Magnum of Love and Fate
    • City Hunter: Bay City Wars, City Hunter: Million Dollar Conspiracy
    • City Hunter: Secret Service
    • City Hunter Special: Good-bye My Sweet Heart
    • City Hunter: Death of the Vicious Criminal Ryo Saeba
  • Machine Robo: The Running Battlehackers: It will include all 31 episodes and will be out in late 2022. This is the first time that the show will be available with English subtitles.
  • Senki Zesshō Symphogear XV: It is the final season of the Symphogear franchise and will be released in early 2023.
  • The Princess and the Pilot: It will be released in late 2022 and will only have minor tweaks from the originally released version.
  • The Tales of Symphonia OVAs: All 11 episodes will be released that are scattered throughout the franchise.

Some of the other announcements include clarification on the release dates of Project A-ko 3: Cinderella Rhapsody, 2001 Shaman King, and other re-release titles.

‘Project A-ko 3: Cinderella Rhapsody’, season 2 of ‘Cat’s Eye,’ and the 2001 ‘Shaman King’ anime will ship later this year.

Dino Mech Gaiking will be re-released in 2022 with 44 episodes. The Sherlock Hound re-release will also ship within 2022.

Discotek has gone above and beyond with this year’s rescue licenses, and old anime fans can’t be more grateful.

Source: Official Twitter

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