Nozomi Ent. Launches Kickstarter for Aria the Animation English Dub
posted on by Karen Ressler
Nozomi Entertainment announced at the Right Stuf panel at Otakon on Saturday that it has launched a Kickstarter to provide an English dub for its HD release of Aria the Animation. If the project reaches its US$110,000 goal, the dub will be recorded at Headline Studios in New York.
Hal Film Maker animated the 2005 television series Aria the Animation, and it later inspired two more television series in 2006 and 2008, as well as original video anime (OVAs) in 2007 and 2015. Junichi Sato (Sailor Moon, Princess Tutu) directed all installments in the anime franchise.
Right Stuf describes the story:
Akari Mizunashi, at the age of 15, has left everything behind to travel to a sparkling planet covered in water, known as Aqua. More than anything, Akari wants to be an "undine" - a female gondolier who navigates the canals of the Aquan city of Neo-Venezia. As she begins her training with the prestigious aria Company, will she be up to the challenges that await her on the path to achieve her dream?
Right Stuf has licensed the three television series and the 2007 OVA in North America with English subtitles. ADV Manga released the first three of 12 total volumes of Kozue Amano's original Aria manga series in North America, then Tokyopop released the first six volumes. Tokyopop also released the two-volume Aqua prequel manga in North America.
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