Flower Mound, TX – December 23, 2008 – FUNimation® Entertainment today announced that it has acquired broadcast, digital, mobile, merchandise and home entertainment rights to the 26-episode mech action-adventure anime series Gad Guard from GDH.Gad Guard was directed by Hiroshi Nishikiori (Jyu Oh Sei) and produced by Studio Gonzo (Afro Samurai, Witchblade, Samurai 7). The animation director was Masahiro Aizawa (Hell Girl)
GRIMES, IA, December 22, 2008 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment are pleased to announce the ARIA The NATURAL – Part 2 DVD Collection will be released on March 24, 2009.
The ARIA The NATURAL – Part 2 DVD Collection will contain the second half of the ARIA anime’s second television season. (The box set containing the first 13 episodes of ARIA The NATURAL will be available on January 27, 2009.)
“a whimsical ride” – Active Anime
“simply magical” - Protoculture Addicts
“the latest crown jewel in [Nozomi and Right Stuf’s] catalog and deservedly so.”
– AnimeOnDVD at Mania.com
“a major phenomenon among fans attendant to slice-of-life series.” – Otaku USA
Based on Kozue Amano’s best-selling ARIA manga, the ARIA anime consists of three television seasons – ARIA The ANIMATION, ARIA The NATURAL and ARIA The ORIGINATION – plus an OVA (original video animation). The entire anime adaptation features direction by Junichi Sato (Princess Tutu, Sgt. Frog, Sailor Moon/ Sailor Moon R) and animation by Hal Film Maker (Boys Be…, Pretear, Slayers Premium, Sketchbook ~full color’S~).
The ARIA The ANIMATION DVD Collection – containing the franchise’s complete 13-episode first season – is currently available from Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment and was voted a “Pick of the Week” by the readers of AnimeOnDVD at Mania.com.
Amano’s 12-volume ARIA manga and its two-volume prequel, AQUA, are both published in North America by TOKYOPOP. In Japan, the ARIA manga was originally serialized in MAG Garden’s Comic Blade magazine.
Visit aria.rightstuf.com for more information about the ARIA anime and for the trailer, downloads and more.
About ARIA The NATURAL – Part 2 (Season 2, Part 2 - TV)
Akari, Aika and Alice continue to strive toward their goal of becoming Neo-Venezia’s top gondoliers. But as their skills improve, they find themselves faced with new challenges. On their journey to become Primas, the three girls will have to paint a palina, serve as hostesses at the Festa del Redentore, and even learn how to be brave in the face of a dangerous passenger! Contains episodes 14-26 of the second ARIA television season.
ARIA The NATURAL – Part 2 DVD Collection (Season 2, Part 2 - TV)
Street Date: 3/24/2009
Runtime: Approximately 325 minutes, Dolby Digital Stereo, Color
Genre: Science Fiction / Drama
Suggested Rating: 13+
Format: DVD (Japanese Audio, English Subtitles, English On-Screen Translations)
Catalog #: RSDVD0904
Case Qty: 10
Scene access, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo audio for Japanese dialogue, English subtitles and English on-screen translations. PLUS: Special features to be announced!
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ARIA The NATURAL © 2006 Kozue Amano / MAG Garden - ARIA Company.
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ABOUT RIGHT STUF, INC.
Currently celebrating its 21st 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.
Flower Mound, TX – December 22, 2008 – FUNimation® Entertainment today announced that it has acquired rights to the 13-episode action-
This is battle-action series is based on the popular manga comic entitled "Ikki-Tousen" created by Yuzo Shiozaki and inspired by the classic novel "Romance of the Three Kingdoms". The anime was directed by Takashi Watanabe (Slayers, Desert Punk, Wallflower) and produced by J.C. Staff Co.
About Ikki Tousen
FUNimation Entertainment will release the series on DVD in 2009.
Please visit www.funimation.com/ as FUNimation makes one acquisition announcement each day for the ten days leading up to New Year's Eve.