Right Stuf's Nozomi Ent. Wants Fans' Questions for Utena Director Kunihiko Ikuhara
GRIMES, Iowa, March 17, 2011 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment want fans' questions for Kunihiko Ikuhara, the acclaimed director of the REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA television series and feature film adaptation. Please submit questions, via the form located at the official Utena site (utena.rightstuf.com), by noon CDT on April 1, 2011.
REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA: The Student Council Saga DVD Set L.E. (Remastered Box Set 1) – the first of three, limited-edition DVD box sets – will be available on June 7, 2011.
Each of the sets will feature remastered video and a newly created Dolby Digital 5.1 Japanese audio track from the recent Japanese DVD release, as well as Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo for English and Japanese audio, plus English-language subtitles and on-screen translations.
On-disc extras for the first set will include the clean opening and closing, both a live-action video and TV spot for the opening single, and TV commercials for the Japanese release. Additionally, the set will be housed in a collectors' art box and also include a book with content from the limited-edition Japanese release with episode commentary, discussions about the series' updated audio, video, and opening and closing sequences, and the first installment of production notes from the Japanese laser disc release. Only a limited quantity of this premium set will be produced.
** Additionally, fans who pre-order ALL THREE of the Revolutionary Girl Utena remastered DVD sets via RightStuf.com will receive an exclusive gift – to be announced – which will be shipped along with the third and final box set.
Revolutionary Girl Utena has been both critically acclaimed and a fan favorite since its 1997 broadcast debut on TV Tokyo and features direction by Kunihiko Ikuhara (Sailor Moon S and SuperS), series composition by Yoji Enokido (Ouran High Host Club, FLCL, Sailor Moon SuperS) and animation by J.C. Staff (Honey and Clover, Slayers, Toradora!). Utena has been described as one of the top five “best anime of all time” (Anime Insider magazine, among others), and the project also inspired animated film, manga and stageplay adaptations. Both shoujo (girls') manga, written and illustrated by Chiho Saito, were published in North America by VIZ Media.
Visit utena.rightstuf.com to see the series' opening credits trailer (featuring the remastered video) and to pre-order the REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA: The Student Council Saga DVD Set L.E.
About REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA: The Student Council Saga
“Never lose that strength or nobility, even when you grow up.” When Utena was just a child and in the depths of sorrow, she found salvation in those words. They were the words of a prince, who wrapped her in his rose-scented embrace and bestowed upon her both a ring and the promise that it would lead her to him again. She never forgot the encounter. In fact, she was so impressed that she aspired to be like the prince and also help those in need.
Now a spirited teenager, Utena attends the prestigious Ohtori Academy. However, her strong sense of chivalry soon places her at odds with the school's student council and thrusts her into a series of mysterious and dangerous duels against its members.
Contains episodes 1-12 (the events of the Student Council Saga).
REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA: The Student Council Saga DVD Set L.E.
(Remastered Box Set 1)
Street Date: 6/7/2011
Runtime: Approximately 300 minutes, Dolby Digital Stereo, Color
Suggested Rating: 16+
Format: DVD (2.0 English Audio, 5.1 and 2.0 Japanese Audio, English Subtitles, English On-Screen Translations)
Catalog #: RSDVD1154
Case Qty: TBA
Scene access, remastered video from the recent Japanese DVD re-release, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo audio for English and Japanese dialogue, new Dolby 5.1 audio for Japanese dialogue, English subtitles and English on-screen translations. PLUS: Clean opening, clean closing, live-action video for opening single, TV spot for opening single, and TV spots for the Japanese remastered DVD release. AND: A book featuring content from the recent, limited-edition Japanese DVD box set, including episode commentary, a discussion of the updated audio and video, discussions about the series' opening and closing sequences, and production notes from the Japanese laser disc release (part 1).
* Cover Art: http://outgoing.rightstuf.com/sleeves/rsdvd1154.jpg
UTENA, Revolutionary Girl (Shojo Kakumei Utena) © 1997 BE-PAPAS/CHIHO SAITO/SHOGAKUKAN • SHOKAKU • TV TOKYO.
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** Product specifications and content may be subject to change.
ABOUT RIGHT STUF, INC.
Currently celebrating its 23rd 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, Ninja Nonsense, The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye, Emma: A Victorian Romance, Maria Watches Over Us, ARIA, Gakuen Alice, Rental Magica, Dirty Pair and Junjo Romantica, 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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