Right Stuf to Release Skip Beat! Anime, Gundam 00 10th Anniversary Set
posted on by Karen Ressler
Right Stuf announced at Naka-Kon on Saturday that it will offer a North American Blu-ray Disc release for the Skip Beat! anime series on June 26. In addition, the company announced that it will release Mobile Suit Gundam 00 on a "10th Anniversary Ultra Edition Collection" this year.
Pied Piper, Inc. funded the English version of Skip Beat! with a Kickstarter campaign in 2016. The home video release shipped to backers last year, and Right Stuf will offer the first general release.
Right Stuf describes the story:
Welcome to Skip Beat!, the story of humble 16-year- old Kyoko Mogami unleashing her true talents as a powerhouse actress. She's passionate, wacky, vulnerable, and bold – sometimes all in the same scene. These 25 riveting episodes are as fun and unpredictable as Kyoko Mogami herself. She is alternately inspired and frustrated by the guys in her life, but ultimately she strives to achieve her own dreams of making it in showbiz.
The television version of Yoshiki Nakamura's Skip Beat! shōjo manga premiered in Japan in October 2008. The series is available streaming on Crunchyroll. Viz Media publishes the original manga in North America.
The Mobile Suit Gundam 00 collection will include both seasons, special edition OVAs, and the Mobile Suit Gundam 00: A Wakening of the Trailblazer film. The release will have both English and Japanese audio with English subtitles. Right Stuf also confirmed with ANN that it will release the anime on Blu-ray Disc and DVD outside of the 10th anniversary edition.
In the story's wartorn future, mankind has splintered into three major factions over energy resources. However, a group known as the Celestial Being aims to eradicate war with four giant robotic mecha known as Gundams and their Gundam Meister pilots.
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 is the first Gundam series to be produced and broadcast in high-definition format. The first season aired in 2007-2008 and had 25 episodes. The second season aired in 2008-2009 and also had 25 episodes. Bandai Entertainment dubbed both seasons of the series, and aired the series in the United States on Sci-Fi Channel's Ani-Monday programming block in 2008-2009.
Bandai Entertainment previously released the first season of the anime on DVD in 2009 in three parts then as a complete set in 2012. The company also released second season in four parts in 2010 then as a complete set in 2012.
Sunrise released the Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie: A Wakening of the Trailblazer sequel film in 2010. Bandai Entertainment released the film in North America on Blu-Ray Disc and DVD in 2011.