Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment - Anime Expo 2017 Announcements
GRIMES, IA, July 1, 2017 — 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 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Details were provided for the Sunrise/Right Stuf release of the MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM WING. Nozomi Entertainment also revealed that JUNJO ROMANTICA 3 is coming in 2018, and also shared plans for upcoming Blu-ray releases of REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA and THE IRRESPONSIBLE CAPTAIN TYLOR.
RIGHT STUF BLU-RAY RELEASES
Right Stuf, Inc. and Sunrise Inc. are excited to announce that the Mobile Suit Gundam sequel series Mobile Suit Gundam Wing will be released along with both the movie and OVA versions of Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endlesss Waltz on three sets this holiday season. Also, a Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Ultimate Collector's Edition will also be available holiday 2017 with more details to be revealed soon.
About Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
Mankind has moved into space. Thousands of people live on giant orbiting space colonies called "Sides." However, the Earth Government, which rules the colonies, is unjust and cruel. A group of revolutionaries build five robotic weapons called Gundams and plan to send them to Earth to begin their fight for independence. Piloted by five young men, these Gundams carry the colonists' hopes and dreams of freedom with them as they descend to Earth to begin Operation Meteor!
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing will be released on Blu-ray and DVD in the coming months featuring English and Japanese audio with English subtitles.
NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT NEW ACQUISITIONS
JUNJO ROMANTICA 3
Nozomi Entertainment announced its license for Junjo Romantica 3, the third season of this drama romance anime based on Shungiku Nakamura's best selling yaoi manga. Directed by Chiaki Kon (Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi – The World's Greatest First Love, When They Cry – Higurashi, Golden Time) and featuring animation by Studio DEEN (Umineko – When They Cry, Irresponsible Captain Tylor, Fruits Basket), Junjo Romantica 3 consists of 12 episodes and will be available on Blu-ray in North America for the first time ever.
About Junjo Romantica 3
Junjo Romantica 3 continues the ongoing story of three couples: The Romantica couple - college student Misaki Takahashi and his tutor, Akihiko Usami, the stormy Egoist couple—Professor Hiroki Kamijou, a tsundere, doted on by Nowaki Kusama, and The dramatic Terrorist couple—divorced literature professor Yo Miyagi, and his younger lover, Shinobu Tatasuki. It's complicated. But so worth it.
Junjo Romantica 3 will be released in 2018 on Blu-ray in North America for the first time ever and will feature Japanese audio with English subtitles. The series is currently available online on the Crunchyroll and Funimation streaming services.
NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT BLU-RAY RELEASES
REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA
Nozomi Entertainment is pleased to announce the upcoming Blu-ray release of the legendary anime series Revolutionary Girl Utena. Directed by Kunihiko Ikuhara (Sailor Moon, Penguindrum) and featuring animation from J.C. Staff (Honey and Clover, Slayers, Toradora!), Revolutionary Girl Utena will be released in three collections and will be available on Blu-ray in North America for the first time ever. Also, a Revolutionary Girl Utena Ultra Edition 20th Anniversary Blu-ray Collection will be available holiday 2017 and will include all 39 episodes plus the movie along with other limited edition items to be announced.
About Revolutionary Girl Utena
"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.
Revolutionary Girl Utena will be released on Blu-ray in North America for the first time ever starting in October 2017 and will feature English and Japanese audio with English subtitles.
THE IRRESPONSIBLE CAPTAIN TYLOR
Nozomi Entertainment is also excited to announce the upcoming Blu-ray release of The Irresponsible Captain Tylor. The Irresponsible Captian Tylor is a science fiction comedy based on a series of novels by Hitoshi Yoshioka and features direction by Koichi Mashimo (Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, Noir, Sorcerer Hunters) with production by Big West (Macross, Macross Frontier), d-rights (El Cazador de la Bruja, Gun X Sword) and Tatsunoko Production (Gatchaman, Casshern Sins). The Irresponsible Captain Tylor consists of 26 episodes plus the 10 part OVA series and will be released in 2 sets on Blu-ray in North America for the first time.
About The Irresponsible Captain Tylor
Justy Ueki Tylor had his life all planned out: join the military, get a cushy desk job, and then retire with a big fat pension check. The perfect plan…until he wandered into a hostage situation and somehow managed to save an Admiral! Now Tylor, a man who wouldn't know what discipline was if it bit him in the backside, has been made Captain of the space cruiser Soyokaze! The crew of this run-down ship is the craziest rag-tag team of misfits you're ever likely to see, and they're not too fond of their complacent new leader. But they had better learn to work together, because they're about to go head to head with the mighty Raalgon Empire! For better or for worse, the Earth's fate has been placed in the hands of a man who's either a total idiot, or an absolute genius...
About Right Stuf, Inc.
Founded in 1987, Right Stuf, Inc. is among North America's largest distributors and retailers in the anime and manga marketplace. One of the industry's original pioneers, Right Stuf operates one of the trade's most recognized Internet storefronts, rightstufanime.com. Right Stuf also works in a variety of media vehicles including video streaming, podcasts and special publications. Also 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.rightstufanime.com for additional information.
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
Visit www.nozomient.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.