Right Stuf & Nozomi Entertainment Announce The Irresponsible Captain Tylor Lithographs

Fan vote determines which print will be produced first; Poll now open at www.tylor.com

GRIMES, IA, November 25, 2009 – Anime producer and online anime retailer Right Stuf, Inc. and its Nozomi Entertainment division are pleased to announce plans to release lithographs featuring art from The Irresponsible Captain Tylor anime series and to open a poll – accessible via www.tylor.com (and animetoday.com) – to determine which piece(s) of art will be produced

Fans are invited to view the pieces and cast their votes from Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, December 11, 2009, for their favorite of the nine art options, which include character, ship and promotional works.

As with the recently released ARIA The NATURAL lithograph, each limited-edition print will be priced at $49.99 and include a certificate of authenticity.

One of the “50 Best Anime Ever” – Anime Insider
“the best science-fiction comedy ever animated” – Animerica
“Entertaining and fun… Very recommended.” – AnimeOnDVD.com
“Highly Recommended” – DVD Talk
“One of the best anime series you'll ever see.” – AnimeFringe.com
“a solidly plotted serious space series that incidentally happens to be hysterically humorous” – SciFi Weekly

Both THE IRRESPONSIBLE CAPTAIN TYLOR TV Series Remastered DVD Collection, which features the franchise's 26-episode television adaptation and the 10-episode THE IRRESPONSIBLE CAPTAIN TYLOR OVA Series Remastered DVD Collection are now available in new, thinpak-style box sets that feature remastered footage from the series' Japanese DVD releases, as well as “soft” subtitles for on-screen text.

The Irresponsible Captain Tylor is based upon a series of novels by Hitoshi Yoshioka and features direction by Koichi Mashimo (Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, Noir, Sorcerer Hunters), with production by Big West (Macross, Macross Frontier), d-rights (El Cazador de la Bruja, Gun X Sword) and Tatsunoko Production (Gatchaman, Casshern Sins). The English dub stars Crispin Freeman as “Captain Justy Ueki Tylor,” Lisa Ortiz as “Azalyn,” Rachael Lillis as “Yuriko Star,” Carol Jacobanis as “Harumi Nakagawa,” David Brimmer as “Lt. Makato Yamamoto” and Veronica Taylor as “Shia Has.”

OVA Trade-In Program – Forms & Discs Must Be Postmarked by Dec. 31, 2009

As a service to long-time fans who purchased the previous “Ultra Edition” releases of THE IRRESPONSIBLE CAPTAIN TYLOR, Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment are pleased to offer the details of the trade-in/upgrade program for The Irresponsible Captain Tylor OVA series at www.tylor.com.

By sending in the form found at www.tylor.com and the three discs pictured on it, fans who purchased the “Ultra Edition” release of the Tylor OVA series are eligible to receive the four remastered discs from the remastered OVA collection for a flat fee of $20.

Please note: A chart detailing the differences between the discs and releases can also be found on www.tylor.com (attached to the form). This trade-in program is for the discs only. Fans who participate in this program will keep their “Ultra Edition” packaging and extras, and they will receive the four new discs ONLY – no new packaging – as part of this offer.

** 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, Gakuen Alice and Rental Magica, 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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