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.)