|Posted by AWYN on August 12, 2014 at 1:15 PM|
Anime News Network's Answeman posted things this week about the Maze series I never knew:
* While there are DVD releases of Maze in US (both TV and OVA), there aren't any in Japan.
* The series got its start as 13 volume light novels from 1993-1998. We know the rest.
* Apparently, a novel of the Maze movie was written but never published.
* The entire TV show was released in Japan in VHS only. As result of buying all VHS tapes, episode 26 was given as VHS through direct mail order. The show was also released in Laser Disc (like DVDs but bigger). Both VHS and LD have extra scenes and nudity not shown on TV.
* The master tape of the Maze movie, as well as that of the uncensored TV series, seems to be lost. Because of this JC Staff never bothered to release the censored TV show on DVD. By the time the US licenced Maze, they already did the censored TV version because that's what's left.
* There are rumors that the uncensored TV show exists online.