FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RIGHT STUF’S NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT Launches Series Site for
ARIA The NATURAL at aria.rightstuf.com
ARIA The NATURAL – Pt. 1 DVD Collection to be released January 27, 2009
At aria.rightstuf.com, visitors can:
- Read the latest news about ARIA’s North American release, plus reviews;
- Check out in-depth character profiles;
- Watch trailers for both ARIA The NATURAL and the anime’s first season, ARIA The ANIMATION; and
- Download new wallpapers and avatars featuring artwork from ARIA The NATURAL.
The ARIA The NATURAL – Part 1 DVD Collection will contain the first half of the ARIA anime’s second television season. (The box set with the remaining 13 episodes of the season will be available on March 24, 2009.)
“simply magical” - Protoculture Addicts
“anime’s answer to poetry” – DVD Talk
“a richly-realized sci-fi celebration of life”– Anime News Network
“the latest crown jewel in [Nozomi and Right Stuf’s] catalog and deservedly so.”
– AnimeOnDVD at Mania.com
“a major phenomenon among fans attendant to slice-of-life series.” – Otaku USA
Based on Kozue Amano’s best-selling ARIA manga, the ARIA anime consists of three television seasons – ARIA The ANIMATION, ARIA The NATURAL and ARIA The ORIGINATION – plus an OVA (original video animation). The entire anime adaptation features direction by Junichi Sato (Princess Tutu, Sgt. Frog, Sailor Moon/ Sailor Moon R) and animation by Hal Film Maker (Boys Be…, Pretear, Slayers Premium, Sketchbook ~full color’S~).
The ARIA The ANIMATION DVD Collection – containing the franchise’s complete 13-episode first season – is currently available from Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment and was voted a “Pick of the Week” by the readers of AnimeOnDVD at Mania.com.
Amano’s 12-volume ARIA manga and its two-volume prequel, AQUA, are both published in North America by TOKYOPOP. In Japan, the ARIA manga was originally serialized in MAG Garden’s Comic Blade magazine.
ARIA The NATURAL – Part 1 DVD Collection (Season 2, Part 1 – TV)
Pre-Book Date: 12/30/2008
Street Date: 1/27/2009
Runtime: Approximately 325 minutes, Dolby Digital Stereo, Color
Genre: Science Fiction / Drama
Suggested Rating: 13+
Format: DVD (Japanese, English Subtitles, English On-Screen Translations)
Catalog #: RSDVD0903
Case Qty: 10
Scene access, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo audio for Japanese dialogue, English subtitles and English on-screen translations. PLUS: Japanese ARIA The NATURAL promotional video, interview with Director Junichi Sato, interview with Yui Makino (opening theme’s vocalist), ARIA and the World of Sound, Cast Reflections on ARIA The ANIMATION, clean ending 1, Nozomi trailers, and a Guidebook.
* Cover Art: http://outgoing.rightstuf.com/sleeves/rsdvd0903.jpg
ARIA The NATURAL © 2006 Kozue Amano / MAG Garden – ARIA Company.
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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.
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, 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.