Right Stuf's Nozomi Entertainment Announces Dirty Pair: The Original Features DVD Collection
GRIMES, Iowa, January 25, 2012 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and its Nozomi Entertainment division are pleased to announce DIRTY PAIR: The Original Features DVD Collection will be available on May 1, 2012.
This value-priced Dirty Pair DVD collection will contain the PROJECT EDEN theatrical film, plus the direct-to-video (OVA) features AFFAIR OF NOLANDIA and FLIGHT 005 CONSPIRACY. In addition to remastered video from the Japanese DVD release, the set will offer two English audio options (the Streamline Pictures dub, directed by Carl Macek, and the ADV Films dub), Japanese audio, and English-language subtitles and on-screen translations.
it's not just because of the space bikinis.”
- Ed Liu, ToonZone.net
“A high-water mark for sci-fi comedy in anime…”
- Serdar Yegulalp, About.com Anime
“Holds up incredibly well after twenty-five years and deserves a slot on most people's shelves.”
- Chris Beveridge, AnimeOnDVD at Mania.com
“Cute, kick-arse girls going around the universe and
blowing stuff up in the name of justice.” – Mike Dent, Otaku USA
The Dirty Pair television series, OVA series, Project Eden and the two standalone OVAs (Affair of Nolandia and Flight 005 Conspiracy) are the first wave of anime adaptations to star the iconic heroines of the long-running Dirty Pair novels and short stories. All portions of the original Dirty Pair anime franchise feature production by Sunrise (Gundam, Outlaw Star, The Vision of Escaflowne, Cowboy Bebop), while the TV and OVA series also feature production by Studio Nue (Crusher Joe, Macross).
The original Dirty Pair TV series and OVA series are now available as DVD sets, with remastered video, from Right Stuf's Nozomi Entertainment. Nozomi also has plans to release the 1990s, alternate-universe series Dirty Pair Flash in 2012.
The Dirty Pair's literary adventures – written by Haruka Takachiho (creator of Crusher Joe) and illustrated by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko (character design for Mobile Suit Gundam, Gundam Unicorn) – have won two Seiun Awards for science fiction and inspired an array of media, including anime, radio series and English-language comics. The first two novels, The Great Adventure of the Dirty Pair and The Dirty Pair Strike Again, are published for English-speaking audiences by Dark Horse.
Visit www.dirtypair.rightstuf.com to read a multi-part interview with Dirty Pair creator Haruka Takachiho, to view trailers, and to order (and pre-order) DVD sets featuring the anime adventures of the original Dirty Pair.
About the DIRTY PAIR: The Original Features
The Lovely Angels are back in a triple-pack of '80s sci-fi action!
Project Eden: Kei and Yuri are on their way to the distant planet Agerna. There, they'll have to ease tensions between rival governments, capture a self-proclaimed master thief and stop a mad scientist from reviving an ancient alien race!
Affair of Nolandia: A little girl has gone missing, but this particular damsel in distress has incredible psychic powers. If Kei and Yuri want to find her, they'll have to fight their way through a deadly forest of illusions…
Flight 005 Conspiracy: The 3WA's Central Computer gave the Dirty Pair two cases at once! Kei and Yuri must investigate a space liner explosion and, at the same time, find a missing scientist. It all seems harmless enough, but this is actually the Angels' most dangerous mission, yet -- and if they're not careful, it'll be their last.
Contains the PROJECT EDEN theatrical film, plus the direct-to-video features AFFAIR OF NOLANDIA and FLIGHT 005 CONSPIRACY.
DIRTY PAIR: The Original Features DVD Collection
Street Date: 5/1/2012
Runtime: Approximately 190 minutes, Dolby Digital, Color
Genre: Sci-Fi / Action
Suggested Rating: 16+
Format: DVD (English Audio, Japanese Audio, English Subtitles, English On-Screen Translations)
Catalog #: RSDVD1266
Case Quantity: 30
Remastered video from the Japanese DVD re-release, two English audio options (ADV Films and Streamline Pictures dubs), Japanese audio, English subtitles and English on-screen translations. PLUS: Japanese promotional trailers, North American release trailer and Nozomi Entertainment trailers.
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DIRTY PAIR Project Eden, Affair of Nolandia, and Flight 005 Conspiracy
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ABOUT RIGHT STUF, INC.
Currently celebrating its 24th 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, Ninja Nonsense, The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye, Emma: A Victorian Romance, Maria Watches Over Us, ARIA, Gakuen Alice, Rental Magica, Dirty Pair, Junjo Romantica and Revolutionary Girl Utena, Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment produce quality programming for fans of all ages and interests. For more information, visit www.rightstuf.com and nozomient.com.