Right Stuf's Nozomi Entertainment Announces New Street Date of April 27, 2010 for Rental Magica Part 2 DVD Collection
Second of two sets to include 144-page book; ability to view show in both “broadcast” and “chronological” orders.
GRIMES, IA, April 2, 2010 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment have rescheduled the release of the RENTAL MAGICA Part 2 DVD Collection to April 27, 2010.
The shift was caused by manufacturing and transportation delays related to the book included with the set.
The Part 2 DVD Collection will offer the series' remaining 12 episodes in both “broadcast order,” as seen on Japanese television (and on the Japanese DVD release), and “chronological order,” according to the timeline presented in the novels that served as the anime series' inspiration. Additionally, the release will include a book that features 144 pages of background information about the series and its mythology. (These supplemental materials were originally included with the Japanese limited-edition DVD releases.)
Right Stuf and Nozomi's Rental Magica Part 1 DVD Collection is now available. In addition to the two viewing orders, it includes a 128-page book featuring cast interviews, a director's commentary, and background information about the mythology as it is presented in the series.
About RENTAL MAGICA
A supernatural action-adventure, Rental Magica is set in a world where magical organizations – staffed by specialists wielding both Eastern and Western disciplines – vie for work, prestige and power.
Written by Makoto Sanda and illustrated by pako, the Rental Magica novel series currently spans more than 14 volumes and was named “Best Action Story” by Japanese fans as part of the 2007 Light Novel Awards. It has been serialized in Kadokawa Shoten's magazine The Sneaker since its 2004 debut, alongside the novels that inspired The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Trinity Blood anime series, as well as the official novelization of Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion. Manga interpretations of Rental Magica also appear in the shoujo (girls') anthology Asuka and the shounen (boys') anthology Comp Ace.
Rental Magica's anime adaptation features direction by Itsuro Kawasaki (Sengoku Basara, Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE: The Movie), series composition by Mamiko Ikeda (Emma: A Victorian Romance), animation character design by Minako Shiba (.hack//SIGN, Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE), and animation production by ZEXCS (Chrome Shelled Regios, Mushi-Uta).
Its vocal cast is led by Jun Fukuyama (“Lelouch” in Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, “Kimihiro Watanuki” in xxxHOLiC, “Lawrence” in Spice and Wolf), Kana Ueda (“Yumi” in Maria Watches Over Us, “Rin” in Fate/stay night, “Mikan” in Gakuen Alice), Mikako Takahashi (“Amy” in Burst Angel, “Ayumi Yamada” in Honey and Clover, “Gyokuyou” in Coo ~ Our Guardian), and Junichi Suwabe (“Archer” in Fate/stay night, “Greed” in Fullmetal Alchemist, “Fuuma” in X TV).
Visit rentalmagica.rightstuf.com for more information about Rental Magica, to view the trailer and to order the two box sets.
About RENTAL MAGICA – Part 2
Itsuki is resolved to leading Astral, but his growing reliance on his Glam Sight has caused him a great deal of pain and placed all of Astral in danger on countless occasions. The coming trials will require him to grow stronger and more resourceful if he's to be an asset to the team. Meanwhile, Honami continues to search for a way to cure Itsuki's eye. With the appearance of an old acquaintance, Fin Cruda, her hopes are renewed. Fin shares much in common with Itsuki and may know of a way to cure Itsuki's eye, but at what cost? Episodes 13-24 in both “broadcast” and “chronological” orders.
RENTAL MAGICA Part 2 DVD Collection
Street Date: 4/6/2010 NEW Street Date: 4/27/2010
Runtime: Approximately 400 minutes, Dolby Digital Stereo, Color
Genre: Supernatural / Action / Drama
Suggested Rating: 13+
Format: DVD (Japanese Audio, English Subtitles, English On-Screen Translations)
Catalog #: RSDVD1009
Case Qty: 9 / case
Scene access, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo audio for Japanese dialogue, English subtitles and English on-screen translations. PLUS: View episodes in both “broadcast order,” as seen on Japanese TV (and the Japanese DVD release), and “chronological order”; character bios; special promo 2; commercial spots 2; clean opening 2; clean closings 2 and 3; Rental Magica U.S. Part 1 trailer; Web commercials; and Nozomi trailers. AND: A book with 144 pages of background information about the series and its mythology.
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RENTAL MAGICA © 2007 MAKOTO SANDA/pako/KADOKAWA SHOTEN/Rental Magica Partners.
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ABOUT RIGHT STUF, INC.
Currently celebrating its 23rd 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 RightStuf.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, The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye, Emma: A Victorian Romance, Maria Watches Over Us, ARIA, Gakuen Alice and Rental Magica, Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment produce quality programming for fans of all ages and interests. For more information, visit www.rightstuf.com and www.nozomient.com.