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Right Stuf/Nozomi Ent. Add Big Windup! Season 2, Tamayura: Hitose, Umi Monogatari Anime

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Anime retailer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and producer Nozomi Entertainment announced at their panel at Anime Expo on Friday that they will release the following titles: Tamayura - Hitotose, Umi Monogatari, Big Windup! Season 2 (Ookiku Furikabutte ~Natsu no Taikai-hen~), Pita-Ten, and A Town Where You Live.

Nozomi Entertainment will release the Tamayura - Hitotose 12-episode television anime series, as well as the special 5.5 episode and the four episode Tamayura video anime series. The company will release the set in fall 2015 with Japanese audio, English subtitles, and on-screen translations.

Nozomi describes the series as follows: "The series focuses on a young girl who takes up her late father's old camera, determined to capture memories that will bring joy and happiness to others for a lifetime."

The Tamayura anime project with an original concept by Junichi Sato (Aria the Animation, Kaleido Star) premiered in 2010 with a series of original video animation (OVA) volumes. Sato then directed the Tamayura - Hitotose television series at TYO Animations in 2011. A second season titled Tamayura - More Aggressive aired in 2013. The second film in the four-part Tamayura: Sotsugyō Shashin (Tamayura: Graduation Photos) movie series will open in Japan on August 29.

Sato also directed the 2009 Umi Monogatari ~Anata ga Ite Kureta Koto~ television anime series, with Hal Film Maker handling the animation. The show originally aired in 2009. Nozomi describes the series as follows: "the series tells the story of two girls who live in the sea whose lives are forever changed when a mysterious ring falls into their underwater home." The series stars Kana Asumi as Marin, Minako Kotobuki as Kanon, and Yui Horie as Urin.

Nozomi will release the 13-episode series in fall 2015 with Japanese audio, English subtitles, and on-screen translations.

Nozomi Entertainment's Big Windup! Season 2 release will ship in 2016 with with Japanese audio, English subtitles, and on-screen translations. The 13-episode sequel series adapting Asa Higuchi's baseball manga originally aired in 2010.

The series centers on Ren Mihashi, a losing pitcher who quit his middle-school baseball team after his teammates harassed him — they think he only became a pitcher because his grandfather ran the school. In high school, Ren is forced to become a pitcher again, but he and his new team eventually recapture the spirit of the game. Tsutomu Mizushima (Big Windup!, Girls und Panzer, Another) directed the series at A-1 Pictures.

Funimation released the first 26-episode television anime series on DVD in North America in 2009, but the company said in 2010 that it would not license the second season of the series.

Nozomi will ship the 26-episode Pita-Ten television anime series in 2016 with Japanese audio, English subtitles, and on-screen translations. The series originally aired in 2002, and it adapts Koge Donbo's manga of the same name. Tokyopop released the eight-volume manga series in North America between 2004-2008.

Nozomi describes the series as follows: "the 26-episode anime centers on the adventures of a boy who lost his mother that encounters a young angel-in-training." Toshifumi Kawase (Tenjho Tenge, Beyblade) and Yuzo Sato (Magical Warfare) directed the series at Madhouse.

Gonzo's anime adaptation of Kouji Seo's A Town Where You Live (Kimi no Iru Machi) manga premiered in July 2013. Shigeyasu Yamauchi (Casshern Sins, Dream Eater Merry) directed the anime, and Reiko Yoshida (K-ON!, Bakuman.) was in charge of the scripts. Terumi Nishii (Penguindrum) designed the characters, while Keiichi Oku composed the music.

The series starred Yoshimasa Hosoya (Katanagatari) and Megumi Nakajima (Macross Frontier) as Haruto Kirishima and Yuzuki Eba. The series "tells the story of a boy who moves to Tokyo to be closer to his girlfriend, only to find that his long-distance relationship is more complex than he thought."

The 12-episode television anime series will ship in 2016 with Japanese audio, English subtitles, and on-screen translations.


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