Warner Bros. Japan has set some plans that will definitely excite old school anime fans with the Panzer World Galient series getting a Blu-ray release for the first time. With a solid comparison promotional video below showing off the differences, the set will contain the twenty-five episode run from 1983 along with the three OVA episodes. It’s priced at 32,000 yen with a May 10th, 2017 release date set for it. The series is being remastered from the positive film masters as noted in the solicitations.
Extras on the set include the clean opening and closing sequences as well as the Blu-ray promotional spots. It’ll come with a 48-page booklet as well.
The series was created by Ryousuke Takahashi and was directed by him based on the series composition by Soji Yoshikawa. Norio Shioyama served as the character designer and chief animation director with production handled by Sunrise.
The Japanese cast includes Hidehiro Kikuchi as Jojo, Sho Hayami as Hei Schaldat, Yuriko Fuchizaki as Chururu, Osamu Kobayashi as Azbes and Seizo Katou as Mardal.
Plot concept: Set in a far flung medieval-looking world of Arst, Prince Jordy Volder takes up the fight against the ambitions of the conqueror Marder. Jordy uses the legendary giant robot “panzer” Galient, which is one of many panzers that have been preserved underground for thousands of years. Using an army of advanced robot panzers, Marder is conquering all of Arst in preparation of his plan for dominance of the Crescent Galaxy.
[Source: Panzer World Galient]