ARIA THE NATURAL, Part 1 DVD Collection in January 2014
Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and its Nozomi Entertainment division are pleased to announce that ARIA THE NATURAL, Part 1 DVD Collection will be available on January 7, 2014.
This new, value-priced DVD set will feature Japanese audio, English subtitles and on-screen translations. On-disc extras will include “ARIA and the World of Sound”, interview with Director Junichi Sato, interview with Yui Makino, and cast reflections on ARIA THE ANIMATION.
Based on Kozue Amano’s best-selling Aria manga, the ARIA anime consists of three television seasons — ARIA THE ANIMATION (アリア The ANIMATION, 2005), ARIA THE NATURAL (アリア The NATURAL, 2006) and ARIA THE ORIGINATION (アリア ジ・オリジネーション, Aria ji Orijineeshon)– plus an OVA (original video animation). The entire anime adaptation features direction by Junichi Sato (PRINCESS TUTU, SGT. FROG) and animation by Hal Film Maker (BOYS BE…, PRETEAR).
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.
In ARIA THE NATURAL, Akari, Aika and Alice are three girls who share a single dream: to become the most talented gondoliers in all of Neo-Venezia! Every day they train toward their goal, exploring all the wondrous sights that the water-covered planet Aqua has to offer. Whether it’s spending a wild day at Carnevale, sharing a beautiful sunset, or even crossing paths with the mysterious spirits that dwell in Aqua’s shadows, for these three friends, each day is a new adventure!
ARIA THE NATURAL, Part 1
Format: DVD (Litebox)
Street Date: 1/7/2014
Runtime: 325 minutes
Genre: Science Fiction, Drama
Suggested Rating: 13+
Audio: Japanese (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Subtitles: English subtitles and English on-screen translations
Video: 4:3, Color
Catalog #: RSDVD1404
Special Features: ARIA THE NATURAL promotional video, interview with Director Junichi Sato, interview with Yui Makino, ARIA and the World of Sound, cast reflections on ARIA THE ANIMATION, clean ending 1 and Nozomi Entertainment trailers.
ABOUT NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT
A publishing division of Right Stuf, Inc., Nozomi Entertainment is its signature label, dedicated to high-quality releases for collectors. 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, NINJA NONSENSE, THE THIRD: THE GIRL WITH THE BLUE EYE, EMMA: A VICTORIAN ROMANCE, MARIA WATCHES OVER US, ARIA, GAKUEN ALICE, RENTAL MAGICA, DIRTY PAIR, JUNJO ROMANTICA and REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA, Nozomi Entertainment releases quality programming for fans of all ages and interests.