Right Stuf's Nozomi Entertainment Announces Sound of the Sky (Sora no Woto)

Jan 23rd 2013
Complete series available as Litebox-style DVD set on May 7, 2013.


GRIMES, Iowa, Jan. 23, 2013 – Anime producer and distributor Rightstuf, Inc. and its Nozomi Entertainment division are pleased to announce the SOUND OF THE SKY (So-Ra-No-Wo-To) Complete Series DVD set will be available on May 7, 2013.

This new set repackages all 12 television episodes of Sound of the Sky – plus the two special episodes from the home video release of the series – with Japanese audio, English subtitles and English on-screen translations, along with on-disc extras.


“great animation and a sense of presence and atmosphere…
an almost theatrical feeling with its pacing and attention to detail”

- Chris Beveridge, The Fandom Post

“soulful and contemplative"
- Theron Martin, Anime News Network


Also known by the title So-Ra-No-Wo-To,” Sound of the Sky aired on TV-TOKYO and via Internet simulcast in early 2010. It was the first series produced as part of the “Anime no Chikara” program, a joint initiative by TV-TOKYO and Aniplex to develop original animated content for television.

The series is based on an original concept by Paradores and features direction by Mamoru Kanbe (Elfen Lied, Letter Bee: Light and Blue Night Fantasy), series composition and scripting by Hiroyuki Yoshino (Macross Frontier, My-Otome) and animation by A-1 Pictures (Black Butler, Fractale). Sound of the Sky's opening theme is composed by Yuki Kajiura (Noir, .hack//SIGN) and performed by Kalafina (Black Butler).

Visit soundofthesky.rightstuf.com for more information about Sound of Sky (So-Ra-No-Wo-To).

About SOUND OF THE SKY (So-Ra-No-Wo-To)

In a lonely corner of the world, on the edge of No Man's Land, sits Clocktower Fortress. It's home to the 1121st Platoon of the Helvetian Army, and their newest member is a 15-year-old volunteer named Kanata Sorami, who enlisted to learn how to play the bugle. When she was a child, Kanata was saved by a beautiful soldier and found inspiration in the clear, golden sound of her trumpet. From that day forward, Kanata decided music would be her life. As the other platoon members train her how to be a bugler and a soldier, Kanata's enduring optimism will inspire them to look for happiness and beauty, even in a world haunted by war.

Contains episodes 1-12, plus two special episodes!


SOUND OF THE SKY (So-Ra-No-Wo-To) Complete Series
Format: DVD (Litebox)
Pre-Book: 4/2/2013
Street Date: 5/7/2013

Runtime: 355 minutes
Genre: Drama
Suggested Rating: 16+

Audio: Japanese (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
Subtitles: English subtitles, English on-screen translations
Video: 16:9 Anamorphic widescreen, Color
Catalog #: RSDVD1364
ISBN: 1-57032-741-6
UPC: 7-42617-1364-2-9
SRP: $39.99

Discs/Set: 4
Case Quantity: 30

Features:
U.S. trailer, alternate version of Episode 1 (with full opening credits sequence), character bios, line art gallery, and trailers.

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ABOUT RIGHT STUF, INC.
Currently celebrating its 25th year in business, Rightstuf, Inc. was one of the first players in the U.S. Japanese Animation ("anime") industry, as both an anime producer/distributor and a retailer. Rightstuf 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. Its video and print publishing division includes the Nozomi Entertainment, Lucky Penny, and 5 Points Pictures studio-labels.

ABOUT NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT

A publishing division of Rightstuf, Inc., Nozomi Entertainment is its signature label, dedicated to high-quality releases for collectors. 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, Junjō Romantica and Revolutionary Girl Utena, Nozomi Entertainment releases quality programming for fans of all ages and interests.


For more information, visit www.rightstuf.com and www.nozomient.com.

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