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Sentai Filmworks Goes Professional-- THE Professional, Golgo 13!

Sentai snatches up the sniper drama, and releases a recent Fist of the North Star on Blu-Ray.

Just got an e-mail about Secton 23/Sentai Filmworks' July slate, and guess what's coming out on July 6th? Golgo 13 Collection 1! Yes, the world's greatest sniper-- and candidate for Most Gar Evar --can now be acquired for your home viewing entertainment. Oh, and it'll be dubbed in English, too.

Golgo 13 Collection 1 will feature 13 episodes subbed-and-dubbed and comes out on July 13th. Here, have a little somethin' somethin' to get you all excited.
  
  
Also on the release list is the complete collection of Legends of the Dark King: A Fist of the North Star Story, which will be out on both DVD and on Blu-Ray on July 20th. And then you've got Eyeshield 21 Collection 2 on July 6th and Hell Girl: Two Mirrors Collection 2 on July 27th.

But let's hear it for Golgo! Man, Golgo, football, and Fist of the North Star? July's gonna be a gar month for Sentai.     
 
Godoton April 23, 2010 at 8:11 a.m.
Damnit, all I read was "The Professional" and came in expecting animé Jean Reno :( 
 
On the other hand, this looks equally cool.
giaon April 23, 2010 at 9:13 a.m.
@Godot: Haha, sorry. Golgo's a pretty old franchise (manga started in '69 and is still going), but there was a movie version called just The Professional that a lot of older fans are familiar with. :)
Djmon April 23, 2010 at 9:22 a.m.
Hell yes.  Now, all we need is for someone to license the TV series.
 
GAR is comin' back, and stealing your girlfriend.
Count_Zeroon April 23, 2010 at 9:29 a.m.
While Golgo 13 is pretty freaking Gar, the template for the character - James Bond (in all his forms) has more personality than Golgo 13. Hell, Kenshiro and Harlock have more personality than Golgo 13, both separately and combined.
 
I may pick the movie up, but I probably won't get the TV series if it's licensed - unless there are some pretty impressive supporting cast members.
sickVisionz moderator on April 23, 2010 at 9:44 a.m.
I never expected this.  Very happy though.
Karkarovon April 23, 2010 at 2:59 p.m.
@gia said:
" @Godot: Haha, sorry. Golgo's a pretty old franchise (manga started in '69 and is still going), but there was a movie version called just The Professional that a lot of older fans are familiar with. :) "
Yeah.... good thing I am only like 19 or I would feel old.....  yeah....  Either way this is good news.  Sure Golgo himself has about as much personality as a oddly painted rock but he kicks lots of ass, scores so often it is just plain stupid, and his stories tend to have some very well done action and reasonably intelligent plot.  So as a fan of the series I am definitely down with it.
darkcyderon April 23, 2010 at 3:35 p.m.
OH GOD YES SO DAMN HARD.
 
I want this so bad that I'm exploding in my pants.
 
@above commenters: Golgo doesn't need personality he'll kill you if you even bother suggesting otherwise. Just get behind him I DARE you.
 
Also.............  This is the series, the movie was released long ago. "Golgo 13 Collection 1 will feature 13 episodes" I know it might be a bit to ask, but, especially when an article is short like this one, at least attempt reading it before you comment.
Ruby_Alexandrineon April 23, 2010 at 4:21 p.m.
My dream has finally come true - Golgo 13 TV anime series has been licensed!!!  Honestly, I thought it would be a longshot because its been a long time since the OVAs and Golgo 13 does have a devout yet small following in the states.  I thought Viz Media would end up licensing it since they published the manga.  
 
Be as it may that he does not have much of a personality. I don't care, he has his own standards, takes no prisoners, kicks ass, and take names without mercy or pity.  That's just the way he is and I simply love it!  I have the Golgo 13 manga published by Viz, the Japanese version, and even Into the Wolves'  Lair, Galinpero, Ivory Connection, and Ice Lake Hit.
 
COME TO MOMMA, YOU SEXY BEAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
N15PCAon April 23, 2010 at 6:21 p.m.

Sweet!!!  This might be the best summer of anime releases in a long time.  With Black Lagoon ova season 3 out in Japan and now this.  
 
When I first say this news story headline on Anime News Network  I though that their were talkiing about redubing and releaseing Golgo 13 : the Professional movie that had the worst CG you have ever seen in your life.  I glad it's the tv show that came out a few years ago.
Olivawon April 23, 2010 at 6:22 p.m.
As good a piece of news as this is, I still think the OP they used was lame.
 
It would have been much better if it were THIS:
 
  

newaveon April 24, 2010 at 10:30 a.m.
yes ...yes...yes....this is great news. no more fan subs. and hell girl season 2 is sweet too. i thought i was the only person who liked that show

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