ARIA the ANIMATION on Otaku USA Oct 08 DVD sampler

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPreview Episode 1 of ARIA The ANIMATION from RIGHT STUF’S NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT on OTAKU USA Magazine’s October 2008 DVD Sampler First ARIA box set scheduled for Sept. 30, 2008; special pre-order offer from

GRIMES, IA, September 10, 2008 –

Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment are pleased to announce the first subtitled episode of ARIA The ANIMATION is the feature presentation on the DVD sampler included with OTAKU USA Magazine’s October 2008 issue, now on newsstands.The ARIA THE ANIMATION DVD Collection



– which includes the franchise’s entire 13-episode first season –

is scheduled for release on September 30, 2008. The box set for ARIA The ANIMATION is currently available for pre-order at and other fine retailers.While supplies last, customers who pre-order the ARIA The ANIMATION DVD Collection from will receive a collectors’ postcard set featuring artwork from the series.

ARIA The ANIMATION is the first of three television seasons, plus an OVA (original video animation), that comprise the anime adaptation of Kozue Amano’s best-selling Aria manga. The ARIA anime is helmed by Director Junichi Sato (Princess Tutu, Sgt. Frog, Sailor Moon/ Sailor Moon R) and features animation by Hal Film Maker (Boys Be…, Pretear, Slayers Premium, Sketchbook ~full color’S~). The franchise’s third season completed its TV Tokyo broadcast in March 2008.

Amano’s 12-volume Aria manga and its two-volume prequel, Aqua, are both published in North America by TOKYOPOP. In Japan, Aria was originally serialized in Mag Garden’s Comic Blade magazine.

Visit for more information about ARIA and the ARIA The ANIMATION DVD Collection.

About ARIA THE ANIMATION (Season 1 – TV)

Akari Mizunashi, at the age of 15, has left everything behind to travel to a sparkling planet covered in water, known as Aqua.

More than anything, Akari wants to be an “undine”




a female gondolier who navigates the canals of the Aquan city of Neo-Venezia. As she begins her training with the prestigious Aria Company, will she be up to the challenges that await her on the path to achieve her dream? Contains the complete 13-episode first season.ARIA THE ANIMATION DVD Collection (Season 1




TV)Pre-Book: 8/26/2008

Street Date: 9/30/2008

Runtime: Approximately 325 minutes, Dolby Digital Stereo, Color

Genre: Science Fiction / Drama

Suggested Rating: 13+

Format: DVD (2.0 Japanese, English Subtitles, English On-Screen


Catalog #: RSDVD0822

ISBN: 1-57032-786-6

UPC: 7-42617-0822-2-1

SRP: $49.99

Discs/Set: 4

Case Qty: 10

DVD Features:

Scene access, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo audio for Japanese dialogue, English subtitles and English on-screen translations. PLUS: Apprentice Undines Interview, Parts 1 and 2; Primas Interview, Parts 1 and 2; SATOJUN’s “Venice, I’m Sorry!,” Parts 1-4; 30-second and 15-second commercials; U.S. Season 1 trailer; clean endings 1 and 2; U.S. Season 2 preview; Nozomi trailers; and a 40-page Neo-Venezia Guidebook.

Cover Art:




 * ARIA The ANIMATION © 2005 Kozue Amano / MAG Garden – ARIA Company.



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