By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)
TMS Entertainment, the company that brought you the big robot goodness of Rokushin Gattai God Mars and animated The Mighty Orbots, have announced an official Blu-ray release of the 1980 animated series Shin Tetsujin 28-go (The New Adventures of Gigantor). Shin Tetsujin 28-go will be remastered from the series’ original 35mm prints. All 51 episodes will be made available on two individual box sets to be released October 26 and December 21, 2016. Extras for the box sets are tentative and could be changed before they hit retail outlets. As of now, each set will include a booklet with Box 1 containing credit-less series opening and first ending. Box 2 will have the second credit-less ending. Both box sets will retail for approximately ¥ 40,000 ($393 USD, $512 CAD) excluding tax.
Details on both sets are as follows:
Video: 1080p High Definition Aspect ratio: 4:3 / Voice: Japanese (Mono / linear PCM) No. of discs: 4, Episodes per disc – Disc 1: episodes 1-7 / Disc 2: episodes 8-14 / Disc 3: episodes 15-20 / Disc 4: episodes 21-26.
Release Date: October 26, 2016
Video: 1080p High Definition Aspect ratio: 4:3 / Voice: Japanese (Mono / linear PCM) No. of discs: 4, Episodes per disc – Disc 5: episodes 27-33 / Disc 6: episodes 34-39 / Disc 7: episodes 40-45 / Disc 8: episodes 46-51.
Release Date: December 21, 2016
Shin Tetsujin 28-go was based off the manga “Tetsujin 28-go” serialized in Kobunsha’s Shōnen Magazine from July 1956 to May 1966. Written and illustrated by Mitsuteru Yokoyama (who also created Giant Robo) the series was about a young boy named Shotaro Kaneda, who controlled a giant robot named Tetsujin 28, built by his late father.
Video Source(s): B AK.