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 RightStuf.com
GRIMES, IA, September 10, 2008 –
– which includes the franchise’s entire 13-episode first season –
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.
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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.
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
Case Qty: 10
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.