Oban Star-Racers Vol. 1: The Alwas Cycle now available
Shout! Factory has released today Oban Star-Racers Vol. 1: The Alwas Cycle on DVD with Oban Star-Racers Vol. 2: The Oban Cycle following on May 20, 2008. Each volume of these DVDs feature 13 completely uncut episodes.
Volume One: Itâ€™s 2082. Ten thousand years have passed since the last great race on the remote planet of Oban. Now the time has come for the pilots of the galaxy to compete in a new race, and Earth is more than ready with its spectacular Whizzing Arrow star-racer. Built and maintained by racing legend Don Weiâ€™s team of engineers and mechanics, the Whizzing Arrow has become the Earthâ€™s only hope against annihilation by the greatest foe the world has ever seenâ€”the menacing Crog Imperium.
Thereâ€™s just one problem: Once he arrives on the distant planet of Alwas for the competition, Weiâ€™s top pilot is forced into early retirement, and the controls of the Whizzing Arrow are placed into the inexperienced hands of â€œMolly,â€ a 15-year-old racing prodigy!
Volume Two: The satellite tournament on Alwas has been completed, and Molly and the crew of the Whizzing Arrow have qualified to compete on Oban for the mysterious Ultimate Prize. Can young Molly outrun the competition, save Earth and win the power to bring her mother back to life? See this epic anime adventure which features spectacular mixed-media, combining 2D Japanese-animated characters with 3D animated ships and races. To maintain the quality and originality of this project, creator and animator Savin Yeatman-Eiffel spent nine years on a personal mission to complete this series with no influence from outside investors.
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