Right Stuf & Nozomi Entertainment Announce Encore Presentation of JUNJO ROMANTICA at YouTube.com/NozomiEnt
GRIMES, Iowa, April 12, 2011 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment are pleased to announce an encore presentation of JUNJO ROMANTICA will be streamed at www.youtube.com/nozomient, to celebrate the upcoming release of the JUNJO ROMANTICA 2 DVD Collection (Season 2) on May 3, 2011.
The first four episodes of Junjo Romantica's first anime season are now available at the Nozomi Entertainment channel on YouTube and at www.youtube.com/show/junjoromantica. Two additional episodes will be added each week, for the next four weeks, and be viewable for free (for a limited time) to fans in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
The Junjo Romantica 2 DVD Collection includes the series' complete 12-episode second 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. Like the first season, which is also available on DVD from Right Stuf's Nozomi Entertainment, it features Japanese audio, English-language subtitles and English on-screen translations.
"... deals with relationship truths that are free of gender that most other series never get the chance to touch.
Good stuff and definitely looking forward to the second half."
- Chris Beveridge, AnimeOnDVD at Mania.com
"the shoujo fan in me loves every minute of it...
So, does Japanator Recommend Junjo Romantica? Indeed we do."
- Colette Bennett, Japanator.com
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 series trailers, and to order both DVD box sets.
About JUNJO ROMANTICA 2
Three intertwining love stories threaten to unravel as each couple struggles to find its own path.
Romantica: College student Misaki and his unlikely lover, the eccentric novelist Usami, are slowly growing closer. But their relationship could be in trouble when Usami's older brother appears, and the two begin to vie for Misaki's attention!
Egoist: Nowaki loves Hiroki with all his heart, but sometimes, he's afraid Hiroki doesn't feel the same way. When Nowaki asks Hiroki for permission to address him by his real name, as others do, Hiroki flatly refuses. To Nowaki, this is just another reminder of the invisible gap that separates them... a gap that he must close, if they're ever going to truly be a couple.
Terrorist: Miyagi is growing anxious. Shinobu used to be relentless in his devotion, but recently, the relationship has gone quiet. As a 35-year-old university professor, is Miyagi really content with living at the mercy of a younger man whose actions are still such a mystery?
The entire 12-episode second season!
JUNJO ROMANTICA 2 DVD Collection (Season 2)
Street Date: 5/3/2011
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 #: RSDVD1140
Case Qty: 15 / case
Scene access, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo audio for Japanese dialogue, English subtitles and English on-screen translations. PLUS: U.S. Season 2 trailer, TV spots, DVD commercials, clean opening and closing, and Nozomi Entertainment trailers. AND: A 24-page booklet featuring character bios, artwork and behind-the-scenes information.
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JUNJO ROMANTICA 2 © 2008 Shungiku NAKAMURA・KADOKAWASHOTEN/Romantica Club!!
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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, Dirty Pair TV, 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 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.