TRSI acquires Kare Kano
On Saturday, at this past weekend's Neko-Con held in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Jeff Thompson of The Right Stuf International made the announcement that his company has acquired the rights to the Gainax's Kareshi No Kanojo No Jijo (His and Her Circumstances) television series with plans to release the title in the U.S. sometime in the coming year. Thompson expected that the series, because of its sparse language, was going to be a tough show to translate but that it would be worth all the effort.
Kare Kano, which originally aired in 1998, directed by Hideaki Anno (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Nadia) was his, and Studio Gainax's first television project since the hit Neon Genesis Evangelion television series in 1995. The anime is an adaptation of the popular shojo manga series of the same name by Masami Tsuda, serialized in Hakusensha's monthly magazine LaLa. The series tells the story of two Japanese high school students, a girl, Yukino Miyazawa and a boy, Soichiro Arima. Both are in the honor-roll and high in the social elite at their school. Miyazawa, charming, generous, and loved by teachers, has a different image of herself than the world does, she finds her public mask chipping and she slowly begins to confess herself to Arima, the two slowly drift into love.