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Right Stuf Adds Gakuen Alice, Reissues First Terra e

posted on 2008-07-04 18:16 EDT
Gakuen Alice series in one box in spring of 2009, Toward the Terra this winter

At his company's Anime Expo panel on Friday, The Right Stuf International's Shawne Kleckner has announced the license of the Gakuen Alice magical school comedy anime in a series box set that is planned for spring of 2009. The 2004-2005 26-episode anime adapted Tachibana Higuchi's shōjo manga about a seemingly ordinary girl named Mikan who decides to enroll in a magical school to follow her best friend. Mikan strives to prove herself worthy of being in the school. Tokyopop released the first three volumes of the manga series in North America.

Right Stuf will also release the original Toward the Terra (Terra e…) anime film in winter of 2008. Fourteen years ago, in 1994, Right Stuf brought out this film on video tape, following that up with a laser disc in 1995. For the DVD version, it plans to use the recent Japanese remastering of the movie. Bandai Entertainment announced at Otakon 2007 last July that it will release the 2007 anime television series remake. Both anime versions adapt Keiko Takemiya's original Toward the Terra manga classic, and Vertical launched the North American edition of the manga in 2007. The story takes place after humanity has abandoned the devastated Earth for space, and after the emergence of Mu, a psionic offshoot of mankind that is persecuted by normal humans. The Mu seek refuge by heading toward the Terra homeworld of the past.

Update: More details on the two releases added.


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