RIGHT STUF’S NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT LAUNCHES ASTRO BOY Official Site!
Visitors will find downloads, audio interview and trailer!
GRIMES, IA, October 3, 2007 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment are pleased to announce the launch of astroboy.rightstuf.com, the official Web site celebrating Osamu Tezuka’s groundbreaking 1963 ASTRO BOY anime series.
At astroboy.rightstuf.com, visitors can view the trailer of this fan favorite, download Astro Boy wallpapers and avatars, and listen to an exclusive interview with Frederik L. Schodt, author of The Astro Boy Essays, about the significance of Dr. Tezuka’s works worldwide, the differences between the Astro Boy manga and its anime adaptations, and Tezuka’s love-hate relationship with his best-known creation.
About ASTRO BOY
The original boy-robot with 100,000 horsepower strength and courage! In the year 2000, Dr. Boynton creates a super-robot in his deceased son’s image. Named Astro Boy, the robot can swim oceans, leap over mountains and even fly into space on his own power. However, Astro Boy can’t replace his son, and Dr. Boynton becomes dissatisfied with the robot and disowns him. Astro Boy is befriended by Dr. Packadermus J. Elefun of the Institute of Science, who guides him through all his adventures. Now, endowed with super strength, rocket-powered flight, a selfless heart and a kind demeanor, Astro Boy fights a never-ending crusade against the forces of evil!
The 104-episode U.S. edition of the 1960s Astro Boy series – which is currently airing on Adult Swim – is available on DVD from Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment in two formats: Ultra Collector’s Edition Box Sets containing 52 episodes each (plus extras) and 26-episode Mini-Sets, now found exclusively at Best Buy.
ABOUT RIGHT STUF, INC.
Founded in 1987, 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, Comic Party, Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars, Ninja Nonsense, To Heart and The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye, 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.