The mecha anime ‘The King of Braves GaoGaiGar Final’ which serves as a finale to the “Brave” scienc fiction franchise is getting a new home video release in Blu-Ray format thanks to Discotek Media. They are releasing all eight episodes of the OVA in the box set in their original Japanese language with English subtitles.
Discotek plans on releasing the DVDs on April 25th, 2023, though the online store Right Stuf Anime has it available for pre-order on their website.
The series made its television debut on January 21, 2000 with the eighth and final episode airing on March 21, 2003. The final episode had an extended runtime. It is the tenth series in the mech television series from Sunrise. It was part of the “Super Robot” genre made popular by the Japanese toy company Takara.
You can watch this clip from the anime below:
The series would get a reboot in 2005 with the subtitle “Grand Glorious Gathering” with an extended season of twelve episodes.
Wikipedia describes the synopsis as follows,
“The year is 2007, two years after the Gutsy Galaxy Guard thwarted the invasion of the Zonders and Mamoru’s departure to the Tri-Solar System with Galeon. The organization is tracking down mysterious black machines called Q-Parts which possesses high regenerative properties. The criminal group known as BioNet stole one of the machines that were being researched at CERN. Gai, who is now working with Renais-Kardif Shishioh and the biologist Papillon Noir to take back one of the Q-Parts from BioNet using GGG’s newest trump card: the GaoFighGar. However, beyond the GGG’s concern over the Q-Parts, a familiar figure reappears and along with it, an upcoming calamity that would destroy the universe. Thus, the King of Braves is again dragged into a new conflict…”
Japanese author Yuichiro Takeda penned a light novel sequel ‘King of Kings: GaoGaiGar VS Betterman’ published by Shinkigensha. Hobby Japan published a manga version illustrated by Naoyuki Fujisawa.
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