Arny Schorr, owner of the newly established North American anime distributor S’more Entertainment, confirmed that his company acquired the Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo television series from Toei Animation. The DVD release of “Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo Complete Series Part 1” will ship on March 27 with 38 episodes (the first half of the series) on four discs with English subtitles and dubbing.
The 2003-2006 television anime series adapts Yoshio Sawai’s slapstick comedy manga about an Afro-haired man on a quest to protect hairdom from the authoritarian tyrant, Czar Boldy Bold 4th. Cartoon Network ran the series on American television in 2005, and Viz Media began publishing part of the original manga. Illumitoon Entertainment released part of the anime in 2007, but did not complete the series before it stopped releasing anime entirely.
Galaxy Express 999
Arny Schorr, owner of the North American anime distributor S’more Entertainment, confirmed on Monday that his company acquired the Galaxy Express 999 television series from Toei Animation. The classic 1978-1981 television series from director Rintaro adapts Leiji Matsumoto’s space opera manga of the same name. S’more Entertainment is planning the first American DVD release for the series with English subtitles, but the release date has not been set yet.
The story follows a young orphan named Tetsuro as he travels with a mysterious woman named Maetel through the galaxy on a space train, in the hopes of obtaining a cybernetic body. The train stops at many planets along the way, often leading to adventures for the two.