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Right Stuf's Nozomi Entertainment Announces the Gakuen Alice DVD Set for November 1, 2011

Entire 26-episode series in one value-priced set.

GRIMES, IA, July 26, 2011 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment are pleased to announce a new, lower-priced Gakuen Alice DVD Set (Litebox) will be released on November 1, 2011.

The 26-episode television series will be released in a single, litebox-style keepcase and feature Japanese audio, English-language subtitles and English on-screen translations. On-disc extras will include liner notes, character bios, the textless opening, the textless closing and Nozomi Entertainment trailers.

“a magically charming little show” - Chris Beveridge, AnimeOnDVD at Mania.com
“ridiculously entertaining” – Future Anime
“mixes comedy with magic and adorably cute characters” – Shojo Beat
shojo-riffic,” “rife with humor” and “addictively cute” – Anime Insider

This anime adaptation of Tachibana Higuchi's ongoing Gakuen Alice manga features direction by Takahiro Ōmori (Baccano!, Hell Girl), as well as performances by Kana Ueda (“Yumi” in Maria Watches Over Us, “Rin” in Fate/stay night and “Honami” in Rental Magica); Rie Kugimiya (“Alphonse Elric” in Fullmetal Alchemist, “Touko” in Maria Watches Over Us and “Shana” in Shakugan no Shana); Romi Park (“Edward Elric” in Fullmetal Alchemist, “NANA O.” in NANA); and Akira Ishida (“Chrono” in Chrono Crusade, “Xellos” in The Slayers).

The original Gakuen Alice manga is serialized in Japan's Hana to Yume girls' anthology magazine, where it has appeared alongside titles including Fruits Basket, Hana-Kimi, Skip Beat! and S.A (Special A) since its 2003 debut. It was published in North America by TOKYOPOP.

Visit gakuenalice.rightstuf.com for more information about Gakuen Alice and to pre-order the set.

About Gakuen Alice

Mikan and Hotaru are best friends! (Well, according to Mikan, anyway. Hotaru doesn't seem to care.) Then one day, Hotaru is escorted away in a fancy black car, apparently scouted by a school in Tokyo called "Alice Academy." Crushed at the loss of her favorite pal, Mikan scurries after her, determined to enroll, too! But Alice Academy is a mysterious place. Can Mikan tough it out in a school where explosions, superpowers, giant baby chicks and axe-wielding teddy bears are the norm? Though it's not as if she has a choice, because once students enter Alice Academy, there is no escape! Contains the complete 26-episode TV series!

Gakuen Alice DVD Set (Litebox)
Pre-Book: 10/4/2011
Street Date: 11/1/2011
Runtime: Approximately 650 minutes, Dolby Digital Stereo, Color
Genre: Comedy
Suggested Rating: 13+

Format: DVD (2.0 Japanese Audio, English Subtitles, English On-Screen Translations)
Catalog #: RSDVD1160
ISBN: 1-57032-707-6
UPC: 7-42617-1160-2-5
SRP: $39.99

Discs/Set: 5
Case Qty: 30

DVD Features:
Scene access, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo audio for Japanese dialogue, English subtitles and English on-screen translations. PLUS: Liner notes, character bios, textless opening, textless closing and Nozomi Entertainment trailers.

* Cover Art: http://outgoing.rightstuf.com/sleeves/rsdvd1160.jpg
GAKUEN ALICE © Tachibana HiguchiHakusensha / Alice Academy Committee 2004.
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** Product specifications and content may be subject to change.

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 Right Stuf.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, Junjō Romantica and Revolutionary Girl Utena, 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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