Media Blasters licenses Voltron

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V-DAY HAS ARRIVED.”From days of long ago, from uncharted regions of the universe, comes a legend…”

Media Blasters is thrilled to announce its biggest release in the history of the AnimeWorks label. In conjunction with World Events Productions, we will be releasing the original, most beloved robot action animation ever
made…VOLTRON: DEFENDER OF THE UNIVERSE! Finally, after years of waiting, the series that captured the hearts and imaginations of children and adults alike will be available in special edition DVD boxed sets beginning in September 2006.

If you put together everything you love about anime, they form VOLTRON!
Before robot shows and Japanese imports took off on American TV, the world was introduced to a universe of mighty robots, growing monsters and big-eyed heroes through VOLTRON: DEFENDER OF THE UNIVERSE. With fantastical alien worlds, breath-taking action scenes, mortal combat, emotional characters, unique comedy and stark tragedy, VOLTRON went well beyond the imagination of most American “cartoons”. For those who grew up watching it, VOLTRON provided the spark that set imaginations on fire and has earned its position as the show that brought a generation into Anime.

With nostalgic animated TV series seeing a resurgence on DVD, one of the biggest to ever hit the airwaves remains absent from the shiny format.
VOLTRON was the number one children’s program in the United States during its initial run in 1984. And the nation hasn’t stopped talking about it since.

VOLTRON continues to be shown on television throughout the world, appears regularly on VH1’s “I Love the 80s” and Seth Green’s “Robot Chicken”.
VOLTRON t-shirts and merchandise are available all over the world. Recently, comic books were published by Devil’s Due and new Voltron toys were just released by Toynami this year. And with a blockbuster Hollywood film in the works from producers Mark Gordon (SAVING PRIVATE RYAN) and Pharrell Williams (N.E.R.D.), along with an all-new animation coming from Kickstart Entertainment, VOLTRON-mania is in full-force.

VOLTRON has grown into an object of fierce devotion and has become a part of the American lexicon. With Media Blasters’ release of the series on DVD in September, VOLTRON will become the must-have DVD set of the year.

“Let’s go Voltron Force!”

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