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Discotek Media is an American entertainment company based in Altamonte Springs, Florida. It is in the business of licensing, translating/subtitling and releasing Japanese anime, live-action movies, and television series to home-video in the North American market.[1] Their animated releases include Fist of the North Star, Lupin III, the Galaxy Express 999 movies, Sonic X and Kimagure Orange Road. Formed in 2005,[1] Discotek primarily focuses on licensing retro titles from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, but have also acquired several recent titles from the 2000s and 2010s, thanks to license rescues from the likes of Viz Media, ADV Films, Bandai Entertainment, Geneon, Manga Entertainment, and more, as well as releasing several titles with Crunchyroll, like 5 Centimeters Per Second, Arpeggio of Blue Steel -Ars Nova- and Strike the Blood. They created their first English language dub for their 2016 release of Lupin III: Jigen's Gravestone.[2] They will also release the first 4K Ultra HD anime Blu-ray in the United States and Canada, Space Adventure Cobra: The Movie in late 2019, thus being the second domestic release after the German release of Your Name. Discotek releases are distributed by Alternative Distribution Alliance, a division of the Warner Music Group.

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They are also known for being one of the first publishers to support SD content on a Blu-ray Disc to help collectors and videophiles get the best experience as possible. Using this format, its compact packaging makes the product fit the shelves perfectly, as well as a better encode than a DVD, plus have around 20 hours of main content on the disc itself. The result is a cheaper product than its DVD counterpart. Unlike Section23 Films, this only affects shows 24 episodes or more, but for both, it only affects shows that does not have a HD master at all, or its Japanese Blu-ray does not look good upscaled to 1080p. The first so-called "SD on BD" product was the English version of Samurai Pizza Cats, then it was the English version of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and then Fist of the North Star before they became focused on the format from May 2018 onwards.



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  1. ^ a b "New Anime Distributor". Anime News Network. 2005-08-30. Retrieved 2013-01-06.
  2. ^ "Discotek Adds Lupin III: Jigen's Gravestone, Yowapeda, Go Nagai World, Toei's Little Mermaid, Iria". Anime News Network. 2014-12-21. Retrieved 2016-11-19.

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