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Anime Series ‘Panzer World Galient’ Slated for Japanese HD Blu-ray Release Next Spring

22 Jan

panzerworldgalientBy James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

Sunrise’s animated series Panzer World Galient (機甲界ガリアン) is being released in Japan on Blu-ray for the very first time. The 25 episode series that originally aired on Nippon Television from 1984 to 1985 and spawned 3 original video animations (OVA) will be sold as part of a 5 double-sided disc box set. Galient has been previously released on DVD, first in 2008 as part of the “Anniversary” release and again in 2011 as part of Emotion’s “the best of” series. But this is the first time Galient episodes will be taken from the source tapes and remastered in high definition. All 25 episodes of the series plus the three OVAs (Earth Chapter, Sky Chapter and Crest of Iron) will be included in the Blu-ray box set.

Galient was directed by Ryōsuke Takahashi (Ozuma), written by Sōji Yoshikawa (Cyborg 009) with mechanical designs by Yutaka Izubuchi (WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3). Both Takahashi and Yashikawa worked on the Armored Trooper VOTOMS series that premiered the year before. Galient‘s opening and ending themes were composed and performed by EUROX, a progressive Japanese rock band formed in 1984.

Panzer World Galient is set on the technologlically advanced medieval style world of Arst. In a struggle to free his people and to seek justice for the death of his father King Volder, Prince Jordy seeks the legendary giant robot “panzer” Galient, to stop Marder from conquering all of Arst and the Crescent Galaxy.


 The set will contain non credit OP and ED, the Blu-ray box set announcement commercial, a 48P reference manual, and box art drawn by the original animators.

Panzer World Galient will be released through Warner Brothers Home Entertainment Japan on May 10, 2017. The Galient box set will retail through Amazon Japan for ¥ 25,702 ($227.25 US, $301.47 CAN, or £181.69 GB).

Specifications

Cast: Hidehiro Kikuchi, Yuriko Fuchizaki, Osamu Kobayashi, Shigeru Chiba, Hirano
Director: Ryosuke Takahashi
Format: Color
Region code: Region free (worldwide)
Screen size: 1.33: 1
Number of discs: 5 (Blu-ray two-sided double layer)
Distributor: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Release date: 2017/05/10
ASIN: B01MS8MQY6
EAN: 4548967322408

Number of episodes: 25 TV episodes + OVA “Earth chapter”, “Sky chapter”, and “Iron crest”
Sound: Linear PCM (mono, partially stereo)
Resolution: Standard (1080p High Definition)

Bonus Material

Non credit OP, ED
Blu-ray box announcement CM
48P reference manual

Source(s): Daniel Zelter, Vintage Anime Fans Facebook group, WTK, and Amazon Japan.

Video Source(s): warnerbrosanime YouTube page.

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