Right Stuf Adds Cat's Eye, Princess Nine, Campanella, Sengoku Collection Anime

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All 4 series to get DVD release

North American anime retailer and licensor Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment announced at Anime Expo on Friday that it has licensed the following anime series: Cat's Eye, Princess Nine, Blessing of the Campanella, and Sengoku Collection. Cat's Eye, Princess Nine, and Sengoku Collection will get both a DVD release and a digital release, and Blessing of the Campanella is getting a DVD release only.

Nozomi Entertainment will release Cat's Eye at the beginning of 2014. Lucky Penny will release Sengoku Collection, Princess Nine, and Blessing of the Campanella in 2014.

Cat's Eye (pictured at right), based on Tsukasa Hojo's manga, follows the three beautiful sisters Rui, Hitomi, and Ai, who run a café during the day and then act as art thieves at night to try to find their father who has disappeared. The first 36-episode season aired between 1983-1984, and the second 37-episode season aired from 1984-1985. Yoshio Takeuchi (Oishinbo, Nighthead Genesis) directed the first season and Kenji Kodama (City Hunter, Tales of the Abyss) directed the second season. Tokyo Movie Shinsha animated the series.

ImaginAsian Entertainment previously released Cat's Eye on subtitled-only DVD in 2007.

The 26-episode Princess Nine sports action series originally aired in 1998. The series follows an all-girl baseball team whose goal is to prove that women can play the sport just as well as men by making it to Koshien stadium. Tomomi Mochizuki (Ocean Waves, House of Five Leaves) directed the series. ADV Films previously released the anime on bilingual DVD in 2001-2002.

The Blessing of the Campanella television anime adapts the Shukufuku no Campanella -La Campanella Della Benedizione- adult personal computer game, and Marvelous Entertainment aired the 12-episode series in 2010. The original fantasy adventure game from Windmill Oasis is set in a port city known as the "treasury of the world" for the great riches that pass through it. The city is in the middle of preparations for a special harvest festival for the mysterious energy source known as Ēru, as a "Day of Shooting Stars" lights up the night skies. Leicester Maycraft is a young item technician who lives in the city as part of the Oasis adventurers clan. On the "Day of Shooting Stars," one shooting star lands near a party that Leicester attends. When Leicester searches for where the shooting star landed, a girl appears before Leicester and says, "You are my Papa!" Shinji Ushiro (Omamori Himari, We Without Wings - Under the Innocent Sky) directed the series. Funimation had previously licensed and streamed the series in 2010, but did not release it on home video.

Sengoku Collection adapts Konami's social networking service game. The story is set in the tumultuous Sengoku Era of historical Japan, when military masters circle the figurative throne of Japan's first shogunate. In the game, "God of War Cards" have been sealed in six hidden treasures, and fighting breaks out among those who seek the treasures. As a new military master, the player embarks on a journey to obtain the treasures by clearing quests and fighting bosses.

The anime's main character is a female re-imagining of the great warlord Oda Nobunaga. Another major character is the female version of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of Japan.

Keiji Gotoh (Kiddy Grade, Kishin Taisen Gigantic Formula) directed the anime produced by NAS at the studio Brains Base (Natsume's Book of Friends, Baccano!). Shijūrō Mitaka supervised the scripts, while Katsunori Shibata (Mawaru Penguindrum, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood) designed the characters, and Yō Yamada (Mawaru Penguindrum, 30-sai no Hoken Taiiku) served as music director. The anime aired in 2012 and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired.

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