Count Down to The Apocalypse Saga! Right Stuf & Nozomi Ent. Stream Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Student Council SagaNov 2nd 2011
GRIMES, Iowa, November 1, 2011 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment are pleased to announce the first story arc of REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA, known to fans as The Student Council Saga, will be added to the streamed anime programming found atwww.youtube.com/nozomient.
The first two remastered episodes, “The Rose Bride” and “For Whom the Rose Smiles,” are now available for viewing to fans in the United States and Canada. Two additional remastered episodes (through episode 12) will be posted each week leading up to the December release of the third and final limited-edition Utena DVD box set. Each episode, beyond the first two, will stream for a limited time, and all episodes will be presented with Japanese audio and English-language subtitles.
REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA: The Apocalypse Saga DVD Set L.E. (Remastered Box Set 3) is scheduled for release on December 6, 2011, and it is now available for pre-order at fine retailers.
For a limited time – and while supplies last – fans who purchase ALL THREE Revolutionary Girl Utena remastered L.E. DVD Sets via RightStuf.com will receive a replica of the signet ring worn by “Utena” in the series. This exclusive gift item will be shipped to those who are eligible with the third and final DVD box set.
Nozomi Entertainment's releases of Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Student Council Saga DVD Set L.E. (Remastered Box Set 1) and The Black Rose Saga DVD Set L.E. (Remastered Box Set 2) are available now.
Visit utena.rightstuf.com to see trailers featuring the remastered video and to order (and pre-order) the limited-edition DVD box sets. Only a limited quantity of these premium sets will be produced.
- Zac Bertschy, Anime News Network
“What is Revolutionary Girl Utena?
Simply put: one of the single greatest anime titles ever made.”
- Daryl Surat, Otaku USA Magazine
“...it's worth every moment and has great replay value.”
- Chris Beveridge, The Fandom Post
“Part high school soap opera, part surreal fantasy, part comedy, part psychological drama,
Utena confounds expectations and enthralls viewers, and routinely shows up on ‘best-of’ lists for good reasons:
there hasn't been anything like it before or since.”
- Serdar Yegulalp, About.com Anime
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 School 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. The two shoujo (girls') manga, written and illustrated by Chiho Saito, were published in North America by VIZ Media.
About REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA: The Apocalypse Saga
As the final duel rapidly approaches, the Student Council's will to continue is beginning to waver. After all, End of the World's identity and motives remain a mystery. And Utena, fueled by her desire to protect Anthy, continues to prevail over the feeble ambitions that drive the Student Council to fight.
But the Council's ambitions are reignited when they hear a sound. At first, it's faint, but soon it becomes clear: The promised revolution is within reach – and the duels must go on.
And what of Utena's own ambition? To become a prince, the duels may be only one of the trials she has yet to face.
Contains television episodes 25-39, plus the theatrical film Adolescence of Utena.
REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA: The Apocalypse Saga DVD Set L.E.
(Remastered Box Set 3)
Street Date: 12/6/2011
Runtime: Approximately 460 minutes, Dolby Digital Stereo, Color (Plus movie: Anamorphic widescreen)
Suggested Rating: 16+
Format: DVD (TV series and movie: 2.0 English Audio, 5.1 and 2.0 Japanese Audio, English Subtitles, English On-Screen Translations)
Catalog #: RSDVD1158
Case Qty: 7
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 TV Series extras: Animated art galleries, interview with Director Kunihiko Ikuhara, interview with actresses Tomoko Kawakami (“Utena”) and Yuriko Fuchizaki (“Anthy”), interviews with the English-language voice cast, Japanese staff commentary for episodes 37-39, dueling themes karaoke (Japanese audio), Japanese TV spots and trailers, and original North American trailers. ALSO Movie extras: Full-length movie commentary by Director Ikuhara, behind the scenes with the English-language cast, Japanese TV spots and trailers, and original North American trailer and teaser. AND: A book featuring content from the recent, limited-edition Japanese DVD box sets, including artwork, episode commentary and liner notes from the LD release (part 3).
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Currently celebrating its 24th 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, Junjo 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.