Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment Announce New Licenses and Projects at Anime Expo

RIGHT STUF, Inc. and NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT
Announce the Acquisitions of:
TAMAYURA: HITOTOSE, UMI MONOGATARI,
BIG WINDUP! SEASON TWO, PITA-TEN,
and A TOWN WHERE YOU LIVE;
The Blu-ray Release of REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA;
Exclusive Releases of original MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM
and upcoming GUNDAM series


Anime Expo 2015: New License and Project Announcements


GRIMES, IA, July 3, 2015 — New anime licenses were announced by Shawne Kleckner, President and CEO of anime distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and anime producer Nozomi Entertainment, during his panel at Anime Expo 2015 in Los Angeles, California. New titles coming soon from Nozomi Entertainment are TAMAYURA: HITOTOSE, UMI MONOGATARI, BIG WINDUP! SEASON TWO, PITA-TEN, and A TOWN WHERE YOU LIVE. Nozomi Entertainment also announced plans for a Blu-ray release of REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA. Details were also provided for the Sunrise/Right Stuf releases of the original MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM, the TURN A GUNDAM MOVIE COLLECTION, MOBILE SUIT ZETA GUNDAM, MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM ZZ, MOBILE SUIT VICTORY GUNDAM, and
AFTER WAR GUNDAM X.

NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT NEW ACQUISITIONS

TAMAYURA: HITOTOSE
Nozomi Entertainment announced its license for the slice-of-life anime Tamayura: Hitotose. Tamayura: Hitotose is directed by Junichi Sato (ARIA The ANIMATION, Umi Monogatari, Sailor Moon), and consists of 12 episodes, a special “5.5” episode, and 4 OVAs. The series focuses on a young girl who takes up her late father's old camera, determined to capture memories that will bring joy and happiness to others for a lifetime. The OVA episodes feature animation from Hal Film Maker (ARIA The ANIMATION, Sketchbook ~full color's~). The TV series features animation from TYO Animations, and aired in Japan in the fall of 2011.

Tamayura: Hitotose will be released in the fall of 2015 with Japanese audio, English subtitles, and on-screen translations.

UMI MONOGATARI
Also announced from Nozomi Entertainment is the fantasy adventure anime Umi Monogatari. Directed by Junichi Sato (Sailor Moon, ARIA The ANIMATION), Umi Monogatari is a 13-episode series featuring animation from Hal Film Maker (ARIA The ANIMATION, Sketchbook ~full color's~). Also known as “Sea Story” and “Umi Monogatari ~Anata ga Ite Kureta Koto~,” the series tells the story of two girls who live in the sea whose lives are forever changed when a mysterious ring falls into their underwater home. The series aired in Japan in the summer of 2009.

Umi Monogatari will be released in the fall of 2015 with Japanese audio, English subtitles, and on-screen translations.

BIG WINDUP! SEASON TWO
Nozomi Entertainment's third acquisition is the baseball anime Big Windup! Season Two, the sequel series to Big Windup! Also known as Ookiku Furikabutte ~Natsu no Taikai-hen~, the 13-episode series picks up where the original Big Windup! left off, with pitching prodigy Ren Mihashi and his teammates participating in the High School Baseball Invitational Tournament in hopes in playing the finals at the Hanshin Koshien Stadium. Big Windup! Season Two is directed by Tsutomu Mizushima (Big Windup!, Girls und Panzer, Another), and features animation from
A-1 Pictures (Big Windup!, ALDNOAH.ZERO, Black Butler). It aired in Japan in the spring of 2010.

Big Windup! Season Two will be released in 2016 with Japanese audio, English subtitles, and English on-screen translations.

PITA-TEN
The fourth acquisition from Nozomi Entertainment is Pita-Ten. Based on the manga series of the same name by Koge-Donbo* (Di Gi Charat) and published in North America by TokyoPop, the 26-episode anime centers on the adventures of a boy who lost his mother that encounters a young angel-in-training. Pita-Ten is directed by Toshifumi Kawase (Tenjho Tenge, Beyblade) and Yuzo Sato (Magical Warfare), and features animation from MADHOUSE (Parasyte -the maxim-, Boogiepop Phantom, Di Gi Charat). The series aired in Japan in 2002.

Pita-Ten will be released in 2016 with Japanese audio, English subtitles, and English on-screen translations.

A TOWN WHERE YOU LIVE
Nozomi Entertainment's final acquisition announcement was the romance anime
A Town Where You Live. Also known as “Kimi no Iru Machi,” this 12-episode anime series is based on the manga series of the same name by Kouji Seo (Suzuka), and tells the story of a boy who moves to Tokyo to be closer to his girlfriend, only to find that his long-distance relationship is more complex than he thought. The anime is directed by Shigeyasu Yamauchi (Casshern Sins, Dragon Ball Z), with animation from Gonzo (Bokurano, Shangri-La). It aired in Japan in the summer of 2013.

A Town Where You Live will be released in 2016 with Japanese audio, English subtitles, and English on-screen translations.


NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT BLU-RAY RELEASES

Nozomi Entertainment is pleased to announce its first Blu-ray release, which will be the legendary anime series Revolutionary Girl Utena. The acclaimed 39-episode anime series will be released for the first time in high definition in North America in 2016. Revolutionary Girl Utena is directed by Kunihiko Ikuhara (Sailor Moon, Penguindrum), and features animation from
J.C. Staff (Honey and Clover, Slayers, Toradora!). The series has been widely acclaimed as one of the greatest anime of all time.


RIGHT STUF EXCLUSIVES

Right Stuf, Inc. and Sunrise Inc. are excited to announce the Blu-ray and DVD release of the original Mobile Suit Gundam TV series. This is the first time the original Mobile Suit Gundam series will be released in high definition on Blu-ray in North America. Mobile Suit Gundam is created and directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino.

The first 21 episodes of Mobile Suit Gundam will be released on Blu-ray and DVD in the fall of 2015, featuring English and Japanese audio with English subtitles and on-screen translations.

Right Stuf and Sunrise also announced plans to release the sequel series Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ, Mobile Suit Victory Gundam, and After War Gundam X, along with the Turn A Gundam Movie Collection in the coming months.


About Nozomi Entertainment
One of North America's oldest anime publishers, Nozomi Entertainment is dedicated to releasing anime classics and modern favorites. Initially founded in 1987, the studio focused on classic acquisitions such as Astro Boy, Kimba the White Lion, and other early anime. Today, Nozomi Entertainment is known for its quality releases of treasured titles like The Rose of Versailles, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Space Adventure Cobra, Cat's Eye, ARIA, and much more. Nozomi Entertainment's corporate headquarters are located in Grimes, Iowa. Their licensed products are carried by online and physical retailers throughout North America.

Visit www.nozomient.com for additional information.

About Right Stuf, Inc.
Founded in 1987, Right Stuf, Inc. is among North America's largest publishers, distributors and retailers in the anime and manga marketplace. One of the industry's original pioneers, Right Stuf operates a multinational mail-order catalog and one of the trade's most recognized Internet storefronts, rightstuf.com. Right Stuf also works in a variety of media vehicles that include video streaming, podcasts and special publications. Included under the Right Stuf corporate umbrella is print publisher, Right Stuf On-Demand, and video production labels Nozomi Entertainment, Lucky Penny Entertainment, and 5 Points Pictures.

Visit www.rightstuf.com for additional information.

About Sunrise Inc.
Sunrise Inc., a Namco Bandai Group Company, is an animation production studio which produces smash hit anime series like the original Mobile Suit Gundam, and all of the subsequent series in the Gundam franchise, as well as Cowboy Bebop, Escaflowne, Code Geass, TIGER & BUNNY, and many more. The company is located in Suginami, Tokyo, Japan and was established in 1972. The President and CEO is Mr. Yasuo Miyakawa.

Copyright © 2015 Nozomi Entertainment, All rights reserved.

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