Good morning. Discotek just announced they’ve licensed the Kyattou Ninden Teyande anime for a U.S. home video release. You may know the series better as Samurai Pizza Cats. Sounds like Discotek will be releasing the U.S. adaptation and the original Japanese version, albeit separately; I’m going to assume any consternation caused by this decision is overwhelmed by the joy you feel that Samurai Pizza Cats is actually, finally, coming out on DVD. (Via Anime News Network)
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