RIGHT STUF’S NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT Unveils Refreshed Site for
EMMA: A VICTORIAN ROMANCE – Season 2 - emma.rightstuf.com
New trailers & downloads, plus NEW contest to win reproduction of Kaoru Mori’s artwork.
GRIMES, IA, November 18, 2008 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment are pleased to announce the re-launch of emma.rightstuf.com (http://emma.rightstuf.com), in honor of the release of the EMMA: A VICTORIAN ROMANCE – Season 2 DVD Collection on November 11, 2008.
At emma.rightstuf.com, visitors can:
· Watch trailers for both seasons of the series and a new trailer for Season 2;
· Enter a contest, held in conjunction with CMX Manga, for a chance to win an exclusive high-quality replica of EMMA artwork, illustrated by Kaoru Mori, or one of five prize packs featuring the first volume of the EMMA manga and a copy of SHIRLEY;
· Read about the anime series, and check out new character profiles and screenshots;
· Download new EMMA avatars and desktop wallpapers;
· Read “Welcome to Emma’s World,” an introduction to the series and the career of manga-ka Kaoru Mori, by CMX Editor Jim Chadwick; and
· Read a Q & A with EMMA creator Kaoru Mori.
The EMMA: A VICTORIAN ROMANCE – Season 2 DVD Collection is now available. It includes the 12 episodes of the series’ “Second Act,” a recap/preview that aired prior to the start of the Season 2 telecast in Japan (“Episode 0: Intermission”), and a 48-page “Victorian Gazette” that features artwork and illustrations from the series, plus an interview with EMMA creator Kaoru Mori. The Emma: A Victorian Romance – Season 1 DVD Collection was released on June 24, 2008 and is also now available.
A “masterpiece that shows the true potential of anime as an international art form”
- Anime News Network
“…completely captivates and entrances.” “Highly recommended.” – AnimeOnDVD.com
“…if you’re looking for a unique anime with some real heart then definitely give this one a shot.” “Highly recommended.” – DVD Talk’s Anime Talk
“…there’s really no way you can go wrong with this release.” - Otaku USA
“I am in love.” - Anime News Network’s Shelf Life
A historical drama set in late 19th-century London, the series chronicles the love story – and the complications that result – when Emma, an honest and hardworking young maid, and William, an earnest suitor and member of the “gentry” class, fall for each other.
Spanning a total of 24 episodes between the two seasons, this anime adaptation of Kaoru Mori’s manga features direction by Tsuneo Kobayashi (The Twelve Kingdoms, Glass Mask OAV, Super GALS!) and scripting by Mamiko Ikeda (Sgt. Frog, Fruits Basket, Princess Tutu). The original manga was honored with an Excellence Prize at the 2005 Japan Media Arts Festival and is available to North American readers via DC Comics’ CMX Manga imprint.
Visit emma.rightstuf.com for more information about Emma: A Victorian Romance – including an interview with series creator, Kaoru Mori, and extensive previews of the original Emma manga.
About EMMA: A VICTORIAN ROMANCE – Season 2
In the faraway village of Haworth, a new chapter in Emma’s life has begun. Now employed by the wealthy Mölders family, Emma has resolved to put the past behind her. She’ll have to adjust to a new house, a charming (but eccentric) new mistress, and a host of fellow servants, some with buried pasts of their own. Meanwhile, back in London, William is doing his best to uphold his father’s wishes as the Jones family heir, but try as he might, he can’t forget Emma. Yet, whenever he feels at his worst, Eleanor is always there to comfort him with a warm, shy smile. Could the answer to his broken heart be right before his eyes? Contains the complete 12-episode second season (a.k.a. “Second Act”), plus “Episode 0: Intermission,” a recap/preview released prior to the start of the Season 2 telecast in Japan.
EMMA: A VICTORIAN ROMANCE – Season 2 DVD Collection
Street Date: 11/11/2008
Runtime: Approximately 325 minutes, Dolby Digital Stereo, Color
Genre: Romance / Historical
Suggested Rating: 7+
Format: DVD (2.0 Japanese, English Subtitles, English On-Screen Translations)
Catalog #: RSDVD0806
Case Qty: Approx. 9
Scene access, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo audio for Japanese dialogue, English subtitles and English on-screen translations. PLUS: A 48-page “Victorian Gazette” that features artwork and illustrations from the series, plus an interview with EMMA’s creator, Kaoru Mori.
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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. Astro Boy, Kimba and Gigantor to modern comedies, dramas and favorites such as The Irresponsible Captain Tylor, His and Her Circumstances, Gravitation, Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars, Ninja Nonsense, To Heart, The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye, Emma: A Victorian Romance, Maria Watches Over Us and ARIA, 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.
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