Right Stuf/Nozomi Ent. Launch Junjo Romantica Web & Mobile Sites
RIGHT STUF'S NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT Launches Series Sites for JUNJO ROMANTICA at romantica.rightstuf.com
First Season DVD Collection to be released in May 2010
GRIMES, IA, April 7, 2010 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment are pleased to announce the launch of romantica.rightstuf.com – the official series site for the anime adaptation of JUNJO ROMANTICA, which is set to make its North American DVD debut in May 2010.
At romantica.rightstuf.com, visitors can:
* Explore regular, mobile and iPhone versions* of the series site;
* Read the latest news about Junjo Romantica's North American anime release;
* Check out in-depth character profiles;
* Watch both the Anime Expo 2009 and first season trailers for the series; and
* Download desktop wallpapers featuring official Junjo Romantica artwork!
* For mobile versions of the site, scroll to the bottom of the site's landing page OR access it directly via http://romantica.rightstuf.com/m/.
The Junjo Romantica DVD Collection is scheduled for release on May 4, 2010. It will include the series' complete 12-episode first season – plus video extras and a 24-page booklet with character biographies, artwork and behind-the-scenes information – housed in a colorful, Thinpak-style art box.
Its sequel season, Junjo Romantica 2, will be released as a similar DVD set later in 2010 by Nozomi Entertainment.
About JUNJO ROMANTICA
Based on Shungiku Nakamura's best-selling boys' love (yaoi) manga, the Junjo Romantica anime consists of two seasons (a total of 24 episodes) and features direction by Chiaki Kon (When They Cry - Higurashi, Nodame Cantabile: Paris) and animation by Studio DEEN (Gravitation, Kyo Kara Maoh!).
The romantic comedy stars a cast of veteran voice actors, including Takahiro Sakurai (“Suzaku” in Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, “Yuri” in Kyo Kara Maoh!), Hikaru Hanada (“Raul” in Ergo Proxy), Kentarou Itou (“Renji” in Bleach), Nobutoshi Canna (“Tasuki” in Fushigi Yûgi, “Ban Mido” in Getbackers), Kazuhiko Inoue (“Eiri Yuki” in Gravitation, “Hatori Soma” in Fruits Basket), and Daisuke Kishio (“Kaname Kuran” in Vampire Knight).
Spanning more than 12 collected volumes, Nakamura's original comic has been serialized in Japan's Asuka Ciel magazine since 2002. The English-language edition of Junjo Romantica – published in North America by TOKYOPOP's BLU imprint – appeared on the New York Times' weekly list of best-selling graphic books during Summer 2009.
Visit romantica.rightstuf.com for more information about the Junjo Romantica anime, to view the first series trailer, and to pre-order the Season 1 box set.
About JUNJO ROMANTICA (Season 1)
Three very different couples caught up in a storm of pure romance!
Romantica: Misaki is struggling to prepare for his college entrance exams, so his brother arranges for a private tutor. But Misaki's nightmare is just beginning when his tutor, Usami, comes on to him! How will Misaki ever manage to pass his exam? And why does he feel so mysteriously drawn to Usami?
Egoist: Just when Kamijou's life is at its lowest, he has a chance meeting with a man who never lets anything hold him back: Nowaki. His name means "typhoon," and he's about to take Kamijou on a whirlwind ride that will turn everything upside-down.
Terrorist: Miyagi always seems to shrug off the cares of the world with a joke and a smile. But even he has problems, although he doesn't let them show. Foremost is Shinobu, a relentless young man who's adamant that they're destined to be together.
The complete 12-episode first season!
JUNJO ROMANTICA DVD Collection (Season 1)
Street Date: 5/4/2010
Runtime: Approximately 300 minutes, Dolby Digital Stereo, Color
Genre: Drama / Romance
Suggested Rating: 17+
Format: DVD (Japanese Audio, English Subtitles, English On-Screen Translations)
Catalog #: RSDVD1018
Case Qty: 14 / case
Scene access, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo audio for Japanese dialogue, English subtitles and English on-screen translations. PLUS: U.S. Season 1 trailer, clean opening and closing, TV spot, DVD commercials, and Nozomi Entertainment trailers. AND: A 24-page booklet featuring character bios, artwork and behind-the-scenes information.
* Cover Art: http://outgoing.rightstuf.com/sleeves/rsdvd1018.jpg
JUNJO ROMANTICA © 2008 Shungiku NAKAMURA ● KADOKAWASHOTEN/Romantica Club!!
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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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