Discotek Announces Kodocha, Black Rock Shooter, Kenichi The Mightiest Disciple Releases and More

Lupin The 3rd Part III


Discotek Media announced a whole new slate of titles at their The Discotek Media Stand-Alone Industry Panel Part II: THE SEQUEL stream today, announcing brand new releases of series such as Kodocha, Black Rock Shooter, Kenichi The Mightiest Disciple, and much, much more. 


Announcements made during the panel are in alphabetical order.


Arion:  First English Blu-ray release of Yashikazu Yasuhiko’s animated Greek epic. Coming in 2021.




Bananya and The Curious Bunch



Black Rock Shooter: Complete TV series coming to Blu-ray with a new English dub coming in 2021. The English cast is as follows:


  • Xanthe Huynh as Mato
  • Suzie Yeung as Yomi
  • Dani Chambers as Yuu
  • Kayli Mills as Kagari
  • Anairis Quiñones as Arata
  • Natalie Van Sistine as Saya



Black Rock Shooter


City Hunter 2: Two fully HD remastered HD sets coming in 2021. 



City Hunter 2


Fighting General Daimos: Third and final installment of Tadao Nagahama’s epic “Robot Romance” trilogy released for the first time in English, SD-BD subtitled release will arrive in 2021.



Future Robo Daltanious: The third and final installment of Tadao Nagahama’s “Robot Romance” trilogy. First time release in English, with SD-BD subtitled release in 2021. 



Grimm’s Fairy Tale Classics: Nippon Animation’s 1987 show (previously shown on Nickelodeon) which features a new reconstruction of the Saban dub and original Japanese version on SD-BD. The release will be two volumes coming in 2021. 



Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics


Kenichi The Mightiest Disciple: New upscale of both TV series (excluding the OVAs) with the original dub, coming in 2021. 



Kenichi The Mightiest Disciple


Kodocha: Both series (including the never-before-released-in-the-US Middle School series) to be released all with the original music. Part 1 to include the original US dub on SD-BD in Fall 2021, with the subtitled-only Part 2 following in 2022. 



Lupin The 3rd TV Series Part III:  Known as the “Pink Jacket” series from the 80s — New HD transfer coming to subtitled-only Blu-ray in 2021.



Lupin The 3rd Pink Jacket


Lupin The 3rd: The Return of Pycal: Never-before-released OVA in a new English upscale for Blu-ray. Subtitled-only release to coming in 2021.


Lupin The 3rd The Return of Pycal


Mahoraba ~Heartful Days~: JC Staff series from 2005 coming to BD for the first time in North America. Subtitled-only release to come in 2021.





Medabots Season 3: First release on home video of the final 39 episodes of the North American version of the show, coming in 2021 on SD-BD.




Video Warrior Laserion: The classic 1984 Toei TV series released in English for the first time. Subtitled-only SD-BD release to come in 2021. 



The panel also gave updates on projects still in development, including the forthcoming BD re-release of Project A-Ko (“AstroRes™” restoration screenshots and video below).


Project A-Ko

Project A-Ko “AstroRes™” restoration


Project A-Ko

Project A-Ko “AstroRes™” restoration



The search for English dub episodes of Ninja Robots Tobikage (also known as Ninja Robots) episodes 24-26 and 38-43 also continues. The anime anthology Memories which will have its English dubbed premiere on Twitch, as well as an “AstroRes™” restoration. The cast for “Stink Bomb” and “Cannon Fodder” are as follows.



Memories “AstroRes™” restoration

Stink Bomb

  • Stephen Fu as Nobuo

  • Chris Guerrero as Omaeda

  • Steven Kelly as Nirasaki

  • Gianni Matrangrano as Kamata

  • Mike Pollock as General Officer

  • Kira Buckland as Sakiko


Cannon Fodder

  • Jack Britton as Boy
  • Elley Ray as Mother
  • Mike Pollock as Father
  • Michael Sorich as Teacher
  • Phillip Sacramento as Operator




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