Okay, that's not how it really happened, probably. But I'm still glad I decided to wait and check in with Right Stuf/Nozomi Entertainment before I posted about the rumored leak announcing that the company had acquired the license to the anime series Rental Magica. About five minutes later, the full press release was sitting in my inbox. Never let it be said things can't change in a flash here!
Nozomi has some pretty big plans for the Fall '09 release-- each DVD collection will include a 100+-page booklet with information about the series and its mythology; the books were included with the original Japanese release, too. They're also pulling a Haruhi and offering the show in two different orders, the broadcast order and the actual chronological order.
The official website has already gone online, with a trailer as well as other information on the series. Here's their blurb:
"When Itsuki Iba inherits the position of president for the Astral 'magic-for-hire' service, he and his colleagues find themselves battling dangerous rivals in a fight for their company's very survival. Will Itsuki be Astral's final president And is he really as powerless as he seems?"
It's a pretty solid show with really strong visuals, as I recall-- the light novel series it's based on is pretty popular, too. Good stuff!