Discotek Licenses GoShogun TV Anime, GoShogun: The Time Étranger Film
Discotek Media announced on Friday that it has licensed the Goshogun (Sengoku Majin Goshōgun) television series and GoShogun: The Time Étranger film. The film is slated for release on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in June with both English and Japanese audio. The television series will ship on DVD this year.
The original 26-episode television series premiered in Japan in 1981. In the story, hero Kenta assembles a team of warriors to fight the evil Docooga organization after it tries to steal his father’s research on a new mysterious element. In 1985, Saban Entertainment combined the series with Akū Daisakusen Srungle to create Macron 1 for the U.S. market.
GoShogun: The Time Étranger debuted in Japan in 1985 as a sequel to Goshogun. Discotek Media describes the story:
Forty years after the events of the TV series, Remy Shimada, ex-pilot of the Goshogun, suffers a terrible accident while on her way to a meeting with her former robot-piloting comrades. While they rush to the hospital, Remy floats between life and death. She sees visions of her life when she was young, and stranger still, experiences a hallucination of being with her friends, all of them young again, in a mysterious city filled with hostile fanatics. Far from being the reunion Remy hoped for, a ghastly letter arrives for each member of the team that predicts their gruesome deaths. Slated to die in two days, both in reality and in her dream, Remy struggles to find a way out of the City of Fate, relying on the memories of her friends to see her through, even as they surround her death bed in the waking world.
Central Park Media previously released the film on DVD in 2003 under the title Time Stranger. The film also aired on ImaginAsian TV.
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