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Discotek Media Licenses Haruka Nogizaka's Secret, Sister Princess Anime

posted on by Karen Ressler

Discotek Media announced on Monday that it has licensed the Haruka Nogizaka's Secret and Sister Princess anime series and their respective sequels.

In addition, the company announced that it will release Lupin the 3rd: Bye Bye, Lady Liberty, Bananya, and Eat-Man on Blu-ray Disc on June 26. The Eat-Man release will be SDBD, and it will include Eat-Man `98. DVD versions of Baldios, Like the Clouds, Like the Wind, and the dubbed edition of Lupin III - The Italian Adventure are also slated for June 26.

Discotek will release Haruka Nogizaka's Secret and Haruka Nogizaka's Secret: Purezza on separate Blu-ray Disc sets on June 26. Both sets will have Japanese sudio with English subtitles. Discotek Media describes the first series:

Haruka Nogizaka is beautiful, intelligent, and talented at the piano. A true idol of Hakujo Academy. Yuuto Ayase on the other hand is an ordinary guy who, thanks to his hard-drinking older sister and her lecherous friend corrupting his life, has reportedly given up on women. However, one day in the school library, Yuuto stumbles into a rare issue of a magazine catering to anime and nerd culture--or rather, the girl holding it, who turns out to be none other than Haruka Nogizaka herself! Terrified of others realizing that she isn't as “perfect” as she claims to be, Haruka runs away from Yuuto... but this is one woman that Yuuto just can't give up on!

The anime series debuted in 2008 and 2009, respectively, as adaptations of Yūsaku Igarashi's light novel series. Both 12-episode series are streaming on Crunchyroll under the original Japanese titles Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu and Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu: Purezza.

Discotek will release Sister Princess and Sister Princess: Re Pure on separate Blu-ray Disc sets on June 26. The first season will have both English and Japanese audio tracks, while the second season will be subtitle-only. Discotek describes the first series:

Wataru Minakami was at the top of his class in middle school and had a pretty comfy life in Tokyo. But, when he unexpectedly fails his only high school entrance exam because of a computer glitch, his life is suddenly thrown into utter chaos! Jeeves, Wataru's trusted butler, sends him off to attend school on a mysterious island. Upon his arrival, Wataru encounters many friendly, cute girls. This isn't a problem until he finds out they are all his sisters! For most kids, adjusting to life at a new school in a different town is tough enough. But for Wataru Minakami, high school will be the easy part!

The 26-episode Sister Princess anime debuted in 2001, and the 13-episode series Sister Princess: Re Pure debuted in 2002. ADV Films licensed and dubbed the first series, but not the second.

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