A new company has appeared on the scene, this time out of St. Louis, and has licensed a fifty-one episode series as their initial debut into the domestic anime release market. The series, Zettai Muteki Raijin-Oh , came out originally back in the early nineties. No release date or details are set yet, but you can see their press release in full below. This announcement mostly flew under the radar of many it seems since the initial announcement came out back on December 15th...
ANIME MIDSTREAM ACQUIRES LICENSE FOR ZETTAI MUTEKI RAJIN-OH
ST. LOUIS, MO – December 15, 2008 - Anime Midstream Inc. announced today that they have acquired the license for and plan on releasing the anime series Zettai Muteki Raijin-Oh
Zettai Muteki Raijin-Oh is a 51 episode Japanese anime television series, and the first series produced for the Eldoran franchise funded by Tomy and produced by Sunrise. It aired in Japan from April 3, 1991 to March 25, 1992. The story revolves around a group of elementary school children who are given command of a mecha named Raijin-Oh and their efforts to defend the Earth from the evil Jaku Empire.
The Jaku Empire targets Earth to be conquered. They launch a missile attempting to flood the world with Akudama, balls of darkness which materializes various human miseries into monsters (the words of humans which bring their troubles into monsters.) However, the guardian of light Eldoran appears piloting Raijin-Oh to thwart them. In response, the missile is detonated prematurely scattering its payload and sending Raijin-Oh down to crash into a school. There, Eldoran protects the 5th grade class whose classroom it was about to fall into, and grants each of them medals which grant them control over different aspects of Raijin-Oh. He reconfigures the school so their classroom becomes a command center when activated, and charges them with the task of protecting the Earth.
Release dates and other details TBD.
About Anime Midstream, Inc.
Anime Midstream is a multimedia company located in Saint Louis, Missouri. Anime Midstream’s vision is to bring a wide range of titles to the American audience, from more recent works that have just been released in Japan to titles that were produced in the late 1980s and 1990s that have greatly influenced the various series we see today.