Not Quite Robotech: Orguss on cable & DVD in the U.S.

According to Anime News Network, Super Dimension Century Orguss, Big West and Studio Nue's 1983 follow-up to Macross featuring character designs by Haruhiko Mikimoto and mechanical design by Kazutaka Miyatake, is going to be airing weekdays on iaTV beginning June 5 and will subsequently be released on DVD directly through parent company ImaginAsian on eight discs at $12.99 for the first disc and $9.99 for each additional disc.

This release is part of a larger block called "TMS Presents: Anime Classics," which also includes the anime adaptation of Tsukasa Hojo (City Hunter)'s Cat's Eye and Nobody's Boy Remi. For more details see the ANN article.

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  • Having owned Models and toys from it when I was younger I would like to check this out and the price is not so bad too.

    Odyn aka Bryan

    By Blogger Bryan, at 17 April, 2007 09:44  

  • Any release dates on the dvd's? I would really be interested to watch orguss after hearing so much about it. I have always thought it was weird that Orguss2 was released through Manga Entertainment but the first Orguss only saw a limited release.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 17 April, 2007 16:09  

  • I seem to recall the article saying the nebulous "late June/early July." I'm sure more details will come in when we get a little nearer to the airdate.

    Back when Manga put out Orguss 02 they weren't really interested in putting out longer shows. They probably picked up Orguss 02 because it was a cool looking then-recent robot OVA. I believe they had an option to release Orguss in the wake of U.S. Renditions closing their doors and turning over their catalog (Manga got Macross II, Gunbuster, Dangaio, and Giant Robo from them) but didn't exercise it. Since then I can only think of three TV series that Manga has released (five if you count the two Ghost in the Shell TV shows co-released with Bandai, which I don't), and one of them was within the past year.

    Orguss's original VHS release was only "limited" to the extent that all anime got a pretty "limited" release back in 1992, and it was only interrupted by U.S. Renditions shutting down its anime release operations. Kind of a shame, too, but nice that ImaginAsian is preserving that old English dub, weird and stilted as it may be.

    By Blogger Captain JLS, at 17 April, 2007 17:45  

  • The orginal release was also "limited" because they did it so slow. If they had followed their original schedule, they would have finished the entire series before they shut down. Of course, the same could be said for Streamline and their "Perfect Collection".

    ---Admiral DMC McKeever

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 17 April, 2007 20:57  

  • Right after someone finally got around to starting an Orguss fansub, too. :)

    Definitely going to have to get and watch this. Maybe Orguss 02 will make sense then. :)

    By Blogger Chris Meadows, at 20 April, 2007 09:45  

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