Right Stuf, Inc. announced the acquisition of the classic Princess Knight anime, which will be released via the company’s Nozomi Entertainment division as two limited-edition DVD box sets in 2013. Also known as “Choppy and the Princess,” the 52-episode Princess Knight television adaptation is based on the manga by legendary creator Osamu Tezuka. This will be the first time the series will be available to North American audiences on licensed DVD.
The DVD sets will feature the series’ original English-language dub, as well as a Spanish-language audio option. Due to the availability of materials, these DVD releases will utilize the edited and cut, broadcast video footage from Princess Knight’s television syndication during the 1960s and 1970s. (Japanese audio will not be included on these sets because it cannot be synched to the video.)
Right Stuf’s Nozomi Entertainment announced Emma: A Victorian Romance, Season 1 will be repackaged and released in a single DVD keepcase on February 5, 2013. The 4-disc DVD collection will contain the entire 12-episode first season and feature Japanese audio and English-language subtitles and on-screen translations, along with character biographies, textless opening and closing, Japanese promotional commercial and TV promotional spots, U.S. season 1 and season 2 trailers, and Nozomi Entertainment trailers.
Right Stuf’s Nozomi Entertainment announced Maria Watches Over Us, Season 3 will be repackaged and released on January 8, 2013 in a Litebox-style, single DVD keepcase containing all five direct-to-video (OVA) episodes of the anime series’ third season. The 3-disc DVD set will feature Japanese audio, along with English on-screen translations and two English-language subtitle tracks: one with regular dialogue subtitles and a second, special subtitle track that retains the Japanese honorifics.
Right Stuf, Inc. announced the acquisition of The Rose of Versailles anime series — which has never before been available to English-speaking audiences — from TMS Entertainment. The 40-episode series, adapted from Riyoko Ikeda’s best-selling manga, will be released via Right Stuf’s Nozomi Entertainment as two limited-edition DVD box sets in 2013.
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Right Stuf’s Nozomi Entertainment announced the DVD re-release of Boogiepop and Others will be available on October 9, 2012. The live-action prequel to the Boogiepop Phantom animated TV series features Japanese audio and English subtitles, plus a History of Boogiepop, director’s commentary, storyboards, “Boogiepop in Yubari” premiere featurette, “Making of Boogiepop” featurette, cast and staff bios, original Boogiepop trailers and Right Stuf trailers. Boogiepop and Others will street with a reduced SRP of $9.99.
Right Stuf’s Nozomi Entertainment announced the Maria Watches Over Us, Season 2: Printemps DVD set will street on November 6, 2012. The new collection repackages the complete 13-episode second television season of Maria Watches Over Us, along with the Season 2 specials, in a Litebox-style DVD keepcase. The set features Japanese audio, English on-screen translations, and two English-language subtitle tracks: one with regular dialogue subtitles and a second, special subtitle track that retains the Japanese honorifics.
Nozomi Entertainment announced a new, value-priced DVD set for RENTAL MAGICA, Collection 2 will be available on October 2, 2012. The set will offer the remaining 12 episodes of Rental Magica in both “broadcast order,” as seen on Japanese television (and the Japanese DVD release), and “chronological order,” according to the timeline presented in the novels that served as the series’ inspiration. It will be housed in a single DVD keepcase.
Nozomi Entertainment revealed the highly anticipated MARTIAN SUCCESSOR NADESICO Complete Collection L.E. and a repackage of MARIA WATCHES OVER US, Season 1 will both be available on Sept. 4, 2012.
The MARTIAN SUCCESSOR NADESICO Complete Collection L.E. DVD set will feature the entire 26-episode television series and its sequel motion picture (Prince of Darkness), as well as its Gekigangar 3 OVA spin-off. This will be the first time Gekigangar 3 will be available to North American audiences.
It will also include remastered video from the Japanese DVD release for the Nadesico TV series and Gekigangar 3 OVA and the previously released English-language dub (TV series and film), plus Japanese audio, English-language subtitles and on-screen translations, and on-disc extras. The limited-edition set’s seven discs will be housed in a Thinpak-style, full-color chipboard art box.
The new MARIA WATCHES OVER US, Season 1 DVD set repackages the entire 13-episode first television season, plus the Season 1 specials, in a single DVD keepcase. It features Japanese audio, along with English on-screen translations, and two English-language subtitle tracks: one with regular dialogue subtitles and a second, special subtitle track that retains the Japanese honorifics.