Discotek Media is bringing the 2003 anime sci-fi mech OVA ‘Mazinkaiser VS Great General Of Darkness’ to the United States for the first time in the form of a Blu-ray release. The feature was a production of the Japanese animation studio Brain Base with Masahiko Murata tapped as the director. Disotek announced that they are releasing it with a brand new English dub as well from Kocha Sound.
The cast was announced as follows:
- A.J. Beckles as Koji Kabuto
- Kamran Nikhad as The Great General of Darkness
- Brent Mukai as Boss
- Brittany Lauda as Shiro Kabuto
- Cassie Ewulu as Jun Honoo
- Kayli Mills as Sayaka Yumi
- Matt Shipman as Tetsuya Tsurugi
- Mike McFarland as Baruman
- Patrick Seitz as Dr. Morimori
Brittany Lauda joined the project as the ADR Director, casting director, and producer. Madeleine Morris was tapped as the script supervisor while Chris Niosi handled the scripts.
Discotek Media plans to release the OVA on June 27th, 2023 but it is available for pre-order on the Right Stuf Anime website.
You can take a look at the box set below:
The OVA was produced by Koji Morimoto and was written by Satoru Nishizono based on the characters created by Go Nagai.
JAM Project wrote and performed the theme song “The Gate of the Hell” as well as the ending song “Senshi yo Nemure” with singer Yoshiki Fukuyama.
Anime News Network describes the synopsis as follows,
“A race of subterranean beasts called the “Mikene” appear out of nowhere and indiscrimiately wreak havoc all over the world. Their goal: the death of Mazinkaiser pilot Kouji Kabuto. As these monstrous beings destroy cities and decimate the Mazinger Army, Kouji must race against time to once again pilot Mazinkaiser and defeat the Mikene and their feared leader Ankoku Daishogun.”
Kenji Hayama did the character designs while Keiichi Satō and Tatsuo Yamada did the mechanical designs.
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