Maiden Japan Licenses Patlabor Anime Film

Maiden Japan has announced that the company has acquired the rights for Patlabor: The Motion Picture, the first Patlabor anime film and will be releasing it on DVD and Blu-ray. The company will release the film on May 5, 2015, and it will be priced at US$29.98 for the DVD and US$39.98 for the Blu-ray. Both releases will have Japanese and English language tracks as well as English subtitles.

The film was previously released by Manga Entertainment and then by Bandai Visual USA.

The story for Patlabor: The Motion Picture is described as:

Earth’s sea levels are slowly rising and coastal cities around the world have been forced to resort to drastic measures to keep floods of Biblical proportions at bay. Nowhere has the need been more desperate than in Japan, where the city of Tokyo has launched the massive Babylon project: a land reclamation undertaking so vast that it can only be completed with the aid of human-piloted construction robots called Labors. Unfortunately, any invention can be used for good or for evil, so to keep the Labors from being misused, the Tokyo police maintain their own units of Patrol Labors. Now the officers of the SV2 are about to receive their ultimate trial by fire, as multiple waves of Labors begin to mysteriously go berserk all at once. As the armored blue line fights to maintain control of the resulting chaos, they must also solve the mystery behind the outbreaks. Are they random? Are they tied to the construction of Babylon itself? Or is there a human element secretly orchestrating the ultimate destruction of the entire city? The wrath of nature and the gods is unleashed and only the courage of a handful of brave men and women can save the city in Patlabor – The Motion Picture!

Source: The Fandom Post

Maiden Japan Releasing Royal Space Force – The Wings of Honneamise in October 2013

Maiden Japan will be releasing the Royal Space Force – The Wings of Honneamise anime film on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on October 15, 2013, and it will include both English and Japanese audio with English subtitles. The DVD will retail for US$29.98, and the Blu-ray Disc will retail for US$39.98.

Maiden Japan is also planning to release the film digitally.

New Dominion Tank Police to Be Sub-Only Release

Section23 has informed retailers that Maiden Japan’s upcoming release for the New Dominion Tank Police original anime video series will be English-subtitled only, instead of the bilingual release that had originally been announced. As a result of this change, the set’s suggested retail price been lowered from US$29.98 to US$19.98.

No reason has been provided as to why this change was made to this release.

Maiden Japan Licenses New Dominion Tank Police

Maiden Japan has announced that the company has acquired the license for the New Dominion Tank Police video anime series.

Maiden Japan will be releasing the series digitally and on home video in conjunction with Section23 Films. However, the two companies have not announced a release window.

Maiden Japan Licenses Mobile Police Patlabor

Maiden Japan has announced that the company has acquired the license for the Mobile Police Patlabor television anime series.

The company will be releasing the series in conjunction with Section23 films. Mobile Police Patlabor will be available on bilingual DVD and Blu-ray Disc on July 16, 2013 and in digital formats.

Maiden Japan Licenses Ruin Explorers

Maiden Japan has announced that the company has acquired the license for the original video anime Ruin Explorers.

The company will be releasing the anime in conjunction with Section23 Films. Ruin Explorers will be available on bilingual DVD on July 2, 2013 and in digital formats.