Right Stuf's Nozomi Entertainment Announces the Boogiepop Phantom / Boogiepop and Others DVD Collection for October 27, 2009

Set to include complete 12-episode TV series, plus movie at a new, value price point.

GRIMES, IA, July 15, 2009 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment are pleased to announce the BOOGIEOP PHANTOM/BOOGIEPOP AND OTHERS DVD Collection will be released on October 27, 2009.

This new, value-priced collection will feature the entire 12-episode Boogiepop Phantom anime TV series, plus the live-action film Boogiepop and Others, in a single keepcase.

“A spooky sepia puzzle” – SciFi Weekly

One of the “50 Best Anime Ever” – Anime Insider

“On the edge of horror as well as psychodrama,
Boogiepop is a creation that stands alone.” – Fantasia Film Festival

“intellectually demanding and artistically impressive” – Animation World Magazine

The Boogiepop Phantom television series features animation by Studio Madhouse (Death Note, Batman: Gotham Knight, Paranoia Agent, Monster), with direction by Takashi Watanabe (Slayers, Shakugan no Shana, Ikki Tousen, Lost Universe) and series concept by Sadayuki Murai (Millennium Actress, Kino's Journey, Perfect Blue)

The live-action movie prequel, Boogiepop and Others, features direction by Ryu Kaneda (Video Girl Ai movie, and Negima! TV drama) and screenplay by Sadayuki Murai (Boogiepop Phantom, Mushishi movie, Steamboy).

Both the TV series and film are based upon the acclaimed Boogiepop series by Kouhei Kadono, which spans more than 14 light novels, multiple light-novel spin-offs and two manga series.

The animated series has aired on television in North America via the FUNimation Channel, Comcast's Anime Selects, Anime Network, ImaginAsian and G4. Several of the novels and both manga are published in North America by Seven Seas Entertainment.

Visit boogiepop.rightstuf.com for more information about Boogiepop Phantom and Boogiepop and Others, plus trailers and desktop wallpapers.


The complete 12-episode TV series, plus the live-action film that serves as its prequel!

Boogiepop Phantom TV Series: Five years ago, a string of grisly murders shook the city to its core. Now terror has returned, and this time it has a name: Boogiepop. Everyone knows about Boogiepop: death incarnate, she stalks the night in search of fresh victims. Meet her, and you simply... vanish. In the darkness, glass shatters and time stands still... There's something out there, and it's coming closer. Are you safe?

Boogiepop and Others Live-Action Movie: The cold dead of night is a dangerous time. Girls are mysteriously disappearing, and the Shinyo Academy is alive with rumors. With each new disappearance, the fear that death is prowling the streets grows ever stronger… Nagi Kirima is determined to uncover the truth, but she must hurry before more students end up missing – or dead.

(Anime TV Series + Live-Action Movie)
Pre-Book: 9/29/2009
Street Date: 10/27/2009
Runtime: Approximately 470 minutes, Dolby Digital Stereo, Color
Genre: Horror / Suspense
Suggested Rating: 15+

Format: DVD (TV series: 5.1 and 2.0 English Audio, 2.0 Japanese Audio, English Subtitles and On-Screen Translations. Movie: 2.0 Japanese Audio with English Subtitles)
Catalog #: RSDVD0925
ISBN: 1-57032-763-7
UPC: 7-42617-0925-2-7
SRP: $39.99

Discs/Set: 5
Case Qty: 30

DVD Features:
- Anime TV Series: Scene access, Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo English audio, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo Japanese audio, English subtitles and on-screen translations. PLUS: Line art gallery, producer notes, character notes, music videos for opening and closing themes, original Fruits music video, original Boogiepop music video, five (5) original Japanese promo trailers, and English-language producer's commentary.
- Live-Action Movie: Scene access, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo Japanese audio with English subtitles. PLUS: Two special featurettes with almost 50 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the Japanese cast and crew. “History of Boogiepop,” director's commentary, storyboards, “Boogiepop in Yubari” premiere featurette, cast and staff bios, original Boogiepop trailers, and Nozomi Entertainment trailers.

* Cover Art: http://outgoing.rightstuf.com/sleeves/rsdvd0925.jpg
BOOGIEPOP PHANTOM © 2001 Kouhei Kadono/MediaWorks. Project Boogiepop
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** Product specifications and content may be subject to change.

Currently celebrating its 21st year in business, Right Stuf, Inc. was one of the first players in the U.S. Japanese Animation ("anime") industry, as both an anime producer/distributor and a retailer. Right Stuf works to promote knowledge of its own products, as well as the anime and manga industry, in general, through its online storefront at RightStuf.com and a variety of media including podcasts and special publications.

Nozomi Entertainment, Right Stuf's production division, is dedicated to the highest quality releases. True to the Japanese word that inspired its name, Nozomi's focus is on “what fans want.” By focusing on a limited number of anime properties each year, the Nozomi production team ensures each release receives the care and attention to detail it deserves.

From anime classics like Astro Boy, Kimba and Gigantor to modern comedies, dramas and favorites such as The Irresponsible Captain Tylor, His and Her Circumstances, Gravitation, Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars, Ninja Nonsense, To Heart, The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye, Emma: A Victorian Romance, Maria Watches Over Us, ARIA and Gakuen Alice, Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment produce quality programming for fans of all ages and interests. For more information, visit www.rightstuf.com and www.nozomient.com.

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