Nozomi Re-Launches Series Site for Aria the Natural Pt.2

Mar 5th 2009
RIGHT STUF'S NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT Re-Launches Series Site for
Aria the Natural at aria.Right Stuf.com
Aria the Natural – Pt. 2 DVD Collection to be released March 24, 2009

GRIMES, IA, March 5, 2009 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and its Nozomi Entertainment division are gearing up for the March 24 release of the Aria the Natural – Part 2 DVD Collection with the addition of new content – including a new “virtual postcard,” wallpapers and avatars – at the series' official site, aria.Right Stuf.com ( http://aria.Right Stuf.com ).

At aria.Right Stuf.com, visitors can:

* Read the latest news about ARIA's North American release, plus reviews;
* Check out in-depth character profiles;
* Watch trailers for both Aria the Natural and the anime's first season, Aria the Animation; and
* Download new wallpapers and avatars featuring artwork from parts 1 and 2 of Aria the Natural.

While supplies last, customers who pre-order the Aria the Natural – Part 2 DVD Collection from Right Stuf.com will receive an exclusive, ARIA papercraft set, depicting the undines (and undines-in-training) of the Aria Company, Himeya Company and Orange Planet.

The Aria the Natural – Part 2 DVD Collection will contain the second half of the ARIA anime's second television season. (The box set containing the first 13 episodes of Aria the Natural is now available.)

“a whimsical ride” – Active Anime
“simply magical” – Protoculture Addicts
“the latest crown jewel in [Nozomi and Right Stuf's] catalog and deservedly so.”
– AnimeOnDVD at Mania.com
“a major phenomenon among fans attendant to slice-of-life series.” – Otaku USA

Based on Kozue Amano's best-selling ARIA manga, the ARIA anime consists of three television seasons – Aria the Animation, Aria the Natural and Aria the Origination – plus an OVA (original video animation). The entire anime adaptation features direction by Junichi Sato (Princess Tutu, Sgt. Frog, Sailor Moon/ Sailor Moon R) and animation by Hal Film Maker (Boys Be..., Pretear, Slayers Premium, Sketchbook ~full color'S~).

The Aria the Animation DVD Collection – containing the franchise's complete 13-episode first season – and Aria the Natural – Pt. 1 DVD Collection are currently available from Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment, and both were voted a “Pick of the Week” by the readers of AnimeOnDVD at Mania.com.

Amano's 12-volume ARIA manga and its two-volume prequel, AQUA, are both published in North America by TOKYOPOP. In Japan, the ARIA manga was originally serialized in Mag Garden's Comic Blade magazine.

Visit aria.Right Stuf.com for more information about the ARIA anime and for the trailer, downloads and more.

About Aria the Natural – Part 2 (Season 2, Part 2 - TV)

Akari, Aika and Alice continue to strive toward their goal of becoming Neo-Venezia's top gondoliers. But as their skills improve, they find themselves faced with new challenges. On their journey to become Primas, the three girls will have to paint a palina, serve as hostesses at the Festa del Redentore, and even learn how to be brave in the face of a dangerous passenger! Contains episodes 14-26 of the second ARIA television season.

Aria the Natural – Part 2 DVD Collection (Season 2, Part 2 - TV)
Pre-Book: 2/24/2009
Street Date: 3/24/2009
Runtime: Approximately 325 minutes, Dolby Digital Stereo, Color
Genre: Science Fiction / Drama
Suggested Rating: 13+

Format: DVD (Japanese Audio, English Subtitles, English On-Screen Translations)
Catalog #: RSDVD0904
ISBN: 1-57032-784-X
UPC: 7-42617-0904-2-4
SRP: $49.99

Discs/Set: 5
Case Qty: 10

DVD Features:
Scene access, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo audio for Japanese dialogue, English subtitles and English on-screen translations. PLUS: Aria Company Roundtable Discussion, Himeya Company Roundtable discussion, clean ending 2, Orange Planet Roundtable Discussion, Cast Reflections on Aria the Natural Parts 1 & 2, Director Discussion on Aria the Natural, Nozomi trailers and a guidebook.

* Cover Art: http://outgoing.Right Stuf.com/sleeves/rsdvd0904.jpg
Aria the Natural © 2006 Kozue Amano / Mag Garden - ARIA Company.
* To view this image, cut and paste the URL into your Web browser.

** Product specifications and content may be subject to change.

ABOUT RIGHT STUF, INC.
Currently celebrating its 21st year in business, Right Stuf, Inc. was one of the first players in the U.S. Japanese Animation ("anime") industry, as both an anime producer/distributor and a retailer. Right Stuf works to promote knowledge of its own products, as well as the anime and manga industry, in general, through its online storefront at Right Stuf.com and a variety of media including podcasts and special publications.

Nozomi Entertainment, Right Stuf's production division, is dedicated to the highest quality releases. True to the Japanese word that inspired its name, Nozomi's focus is on “what fans want.” By focusing on a limited number of anime properties each year, the Nozomi production team ensures each release receives the care and attention to detail it deserves.

From anime classics like Astro Boy, Kimba and Gigantor to modern comedies, dramas and favorites such as The Irresponsible Captain Tylor, His and Her Circumstances, Gravitation, Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars, Ninja Nonsense, To Heart, The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye, Emma: A Victorian Romance, Maria Watches Over Us and ARIA, Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment produce quality programming for fans of all ages and interests. For more information, visit www.Right Stuf.com and www.nozomient.com.

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