That’s right, we’re back to licensing some anime again!
We’re starting with the ultimate ass kicking anime classic The Fist of the North Star movie! The bilingual release will be out this coming May under the Eastern Star side label.
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23 Responses to “The Fist of the North Star anime movie coming soon!”
This is fantastic news. I assume you’re using the newly released Japanese remastered DVD as the source, which looks and sounds terrific. My only complaints about that DVD are that there weren’t any English subtitles and that despite the remastered picture and sound, they still used a film print source with the color bleeding censorship during the more graphic scenes. Considering the amount of anime released since that’s been much more violent, I was hoping they’d have restored the original picture (you can see short portions of how it’s supposed to look by viewing the theatrical trailer for the movie, which was included on the new R2 DVD).
According to people at http://heartofmadness.com/forum/ there is an Italian DVD that used the original uncensored print as a source, so perhaps Toei has one locked away in their vaults still!
I am not familiar with Fist of the North Star, but it is wonderful news that you are releasing more anime. My first exposure to Lupin the 3rd was to your release of Strange Psychokinetic Strategy. I hope that you will release Gold of Babylon on DVD. With the emergence of a new generation of fans hungry for more Lupin, it is assured that Gold of Babylon will bring in sales.
This is coming a bit late, but will you guys please, please consider licensing the first Galaxy Express 999 film?
If you’re already dealing with Toei, then this would be a film in a very similar situation (established fanbase of older otaku, long out of print film with an already-existant dub, recent official uploads of the preceding TV series on streamsites).
Times are tough, etc. etc., but the demand for GE999 does exist out there, so please do consider it as a future licensing option.
I have the original release of the DVD, which I understand is quite rare. I got it around 9 years ago (so, 2000 maybe?). If anyone has seen what they are selling for, I’d like to know. nocheez at carolina.rr.com
Well, the reviews are out. From what I hear, it sounds like the subtitles on this are, well, less than stellar. For instance, “Nanto Gokusatsu Ken”, which is the name of an attack, was translated as “Nanto can’t be harmed”. Chances of fixing the translation are low, but, just in case… any chance?