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TC Entertainment Schedules ‘Makyou Densetsu Acrobunch’ Anime DVD Box Set

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Another classic finding a new lease on life.
© Shigeo Tsubo, International Film Company

TC Entertainment is going back to 1982 for this series with plans for the Makyou Densetsu Acrobunch property. Known as Acrobunch – The Quest for Treasure, the series ran for twenty-four episodes throughout 1982 and is now scheduled for a September 30th, 2020 DVD box set. The three-disc set is priced at 20,000 yen and includes announcement promos and a commentary of some sort. The series has been noteworthy as Shigeru Nakahara’s first work as he went on to voice a lot of well-known characters throughout the 80s and 90s from Legend of Galactic Heroes to Yu Yu Hakusho.

The series was directed by Takao Yotsuji based on the series composition by Yu Yamamoto. Based on the original work by Kyoro Ikeoa, Mitsumi Inomata and Shigenori Kageyama served as the character designers with Kokusai Eigasha handling the production of the animation.

The Japanese cast includes Akio Nojima as Ryou, Hidekatsu Shibata as Tatsuya, Hideyuki Tanaka as Ryou, Hitoshi Kubota as Narrator, Kei Tomiyama as Aruta, Norio Wakamoto as Randou Hiro, Shigeru Nakahara as Randou Jun, and Tesshō Genda as Gepeu.

The series saw French and Italian releases over the years.

Plot Concept: Archeologist Tetsuya Randou leads his family on an adventure around the world to find out the legend of Quaschika, which supposedly hides an unfound treasure. At the same time the Goblin Clan, who normally live underground, is also trying to find the treasure of Quaschika for their own purposes. To help fight off the Goblin Clan during their adventure, the Randou family has the giant robot Acrobunch, formed by the vehicles each family member pilots.

[Source: Acrobunch]

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