From anime classics to modern favorites, Nozomi Entertainment is always focused on bringing American fans the titles that they want.
One of the anime industry’s oldest publishers, the company was originally established in 1987 as “The Right Stuf International.” Initially focusing on the acquisition of classic 1960s anime, the company’s first major home video release came in 1989 with the release of Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy. This was quickly followed by the release of other titles such as Gigantor, Kimba the White Lion, and Tobor the 8th Man. With the initial success of these early series, The Right Stuf International expanded its reach to include newer shows such as Toward the Terra, The Irresponsible Captain Tylor, Boogiepop Phantom, Gravitation, His and Her Circumstances, To Heart, Comic Party, Ninja Nonsense and Yamamoto Yohko.
By 2007, the company’s online anime superstore, RightStuf.com, had become so popular that customers were growing confused as to which items were being published directly by Right Stuf and which were simply being sold there. To solve this problem, the company decided to rename its publishing division to “Nozomi Entertainment.”
The first title to be released under this new moniker was sci-fi epic The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye. Other varied titles soon followed including everything from retro titles such as The Rose of Versailles, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Space Adventure Cobra, Cat’s Eye, and Dirty Pair to newer titles such as Junichi Sato’s watery fantasy ARIA, Kaoru Mori’s Edwardian romance Emma, and Shungiku Nakamura’s shonen-ai favorite Junjo Romantica.
Nozomi Entertainment also produces the Mobile Suit Gundam series for North America for Sunrise Japan. The company is hard at work creating amazing Ultra sets as well as regular releases for this line.
Today, Nozomi Entertainment’s products are carried across the country in stores and online at places such as Amazon, Baker & Taylor, Best Buy, Diamond, Fry’s, FYE, Hastings, Right Stuf, amongst others.
You can also view episodes of all our series on our Youtube Channel or purchase them through streaming services such as Amazon, Anime Network, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, PlayStation Network, Rovi, Viki, Vudu, Xbox Live and more!