Right Stuf's Nozomi Ent. Announces DVD Release of Princess Knight

May 8th 2013
Revised Release Product Specs

PRINCESS KNIGHT, Part 1 DVD set available on August 20, 2013

PRINCESS KNIGHT, Part 2 DVD sets available on October 22, 2013.


GRIMES, Iowa, May 10, 2013 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and its Nozomi Entertainment division are excited to announce the PRINCESS KNIGHT, Part 1 DVD set will be available on August 20, 2013 and PRINCESS KNIGHT, Part 2 DVD set will be available on October 22, 2013.

The Part 1 and Part 2 DVD sets will each feature 26 episodes of this classic television series with its original English-language dub. This will be the first time the Princess Knight series will be available to North American audiences on licensed DVD.

Note: Due to the acquisition of additional source materials and efforts to complete additional digital restoration work, Right Stuf, Inc. is delaying the release of both sets in order to provide the highest quality product to our customers. To see the improvements we are making to the final version please check the following link to view side-by-side examples of comparative video.

http://princess-knight.Right Stuf.com

Also known as “Choppy and the Princess,” the 52-episode anime adaptation of Princess Knight is based upon the best-selling comic (manga) by legendary creator Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy, Kimba the White Lion) and features animation from Tezuka's own Mushi Productions. It originally aired on Japanese television from 1967 through 1968, and its English-language adaptation was syndicated throughout the United States in the 1970s and 1980s.

In both anime and manga forms, Princess Knight was among the first titles geared specifically toward a young female (shoujo) audience. The original comic was serialized in Kodansha's Shoujo Club anthology magazine, from 1953 through 1956, and its sequel series, Twin Knight, was serialized in Kodansha's Nakayoshi anthology in 1958. The two collected volumes of the Princess Knight >manga are currently available to North American readers from Vertical, Inc., which plans to release the sequel series in Summer 2013.

Visit princess-knight.rightstuf.com for more information about the series and to pre-order the DVD sets.

About PRINCESS KNIGHT, Part 1

Once upon a time, in the faraway kingdom of Silverland, a princess named Sapphire was born. Thanks to the prank of a mischievous little angel, Sapphire ended up with both the blue heart of a boy and the pink heart of a girl. Thus, the new little princess would be as rambunctious and brave as she was gentle and caring.

However, all was not well in Silverland. By law, only a son could inherit the throne. So, to stop the evil Duke Duralumon from being next in line to rule the kingdom, the King announced to his subjects that Sapphire was a boy!

Now, several years later, everyone in the kingdom sees Sapphire as a swashbuckling prince. Very few people know her secret. But the Duke still lurks in the shadows, waiting for a chance to make his move… So begins the story of Sapphire - the courageous Princess Knight – as she fends off the Duke's wicked schemes and fights for justice and the happiness of her people!

The first 26 episodes of the classic anime series!


PRINCESS KNIGHT, Part 1
Format: DVD (Litebox)
Pre-Book: 7/23/2013
Street Date: 8/20/2013

Runtime: 650 minutes
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Fantasy
Suggested Rating: 7+

Audio: English (Mono)
Video: 4:3, Color
Catalog #: RSDVD1378
ISBN: 1-57032-659-2
UPC: 7-42617-1378-2-2
SRP: $39.99

Discs/Set: 5
Case Quantity: 30

Features:
Clean opening, clean closing, and trailers.

* Cover Art: http://outgoing.Right Stuf.com/sleeves/rsdvd1378.jpg
PRINCESS KNIGHT Original Production © Mushi Production Co., Ltd
* To view this image, cut and paste the URL into your Web browser.

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

About PRINCESS KNIGHT, Part 2

It's a dark time in the kingdom of Silverland. The King is missing, and Duke Duralumon used a terrible potion to trick the Queen into revealing Sapphire's secret. Now the entire kingdom knows that their brave young "prince" is actually a girl! As punishment for lying to the people, Sapphire and the Queen have been locked away in lonely Coffin Tower. But Sapphire won't give up hope. She's created a new persona for herself – the mysterious hero Phantom Knight – and she won't rest until her kingdom is out of the evil Duke's clutches for good!

The concluding 26 episodes of the classic anime series!


PRINCESS KNIGHT, Part 2
Format: DVD (Litebox)
Pre-Book: 9/24/2013
Street Date: 10/22/2013

Runtime: 650 minutes
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Fantasy
Suggested Rating: 7+

Audio: English (Mono)
Video: 4:3, Color
Catalog #: RSDVD1380
ISBN: 1-57032-660-6
UPC: 7-42617-1380-2-7
SRP: $39.99

Discs/Set: 5
Case Quantity: 30

Features:
Line art gallery, Japanese pilot episode (Japanese audio with English subtitles), and trailers.

* Cover Art: http://outgoing.Right Stuf.com/sleeves/rsdvd1380.jpg
PRINCESS KNIGHT Original Production © Mushi Production Co., Ltd
* 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 25th 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. 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 Right Stuf, 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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