Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment — Otakon Announcements
Source: Right Stuf, Inc. press release
Special Thanks to Jessica Breon
Shawne Kleckner, President and CEO of anime distributor Right Stuf, Inc., announced new release details during his panel at Otakon 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. Details were provided for the Sunrise/Right Stuf release of the Blu-ray edition of TURN A GUNDAM. Shawne also discussed details about the previously announced Nozomi Entertainment releases of the Blu-ray editions of GALAXY ANGEL and MARTIAN SUCCESSOR NADESICO.
RIGHT STUF EXCLUSIVES
Right Stuf, Inc. and Sunrise Inc. are excited to announce that the MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM sequel series TURN A GUNDAM will be released on Blu-ray in 2017. Shawne Kleckner also discussed release details for the following titles: MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM 0080 WAR IN THE POCKET, MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM F91, MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM 0083 STARDUST MEMORY, and MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM 0083 AFTERGLOW OF ZEON.
About TURN A GUNDAM (∀（ターンエー）ガンダム, Taan Ee Gandamu, 1999-2000)
For 2000 years, a separate race of humanity has lived on the moon. Known as “the Moonrace,” their technology is leaps and bounds beyond those that stayed behind on the Earth’s surface. Now seeking to return to their original home, the Moonrace send three teenagers, Loran, Keith, and Fran, down to Earth on a reconnaissance mission to test the viability of its environment.
After spending a year on Earth, Loran has become good friends with Sochie and Kihel, daughters of the prestigious Heim family, and he looks forward to fully integrating into Earth society. But before Loran gets the chance to make his report, the Moonrace launch a surprise attack. Earth’s primitive airplanes are no match for the superior power of the Moonrace’s mobile suits. However, in the midst of the initial attack, Loran and Sochie uncover a long-forgotten relic: a white mobile suit. As a Moonrace, Loran is quickly able to grasp the basics of piloting it, but by doing so, he inadvertently places himself in the middle of a war.
TURN A GUNDAM will be released in two Blu-ray collections in early 2017 featuring Japanese audio with English subtitles.
PREVIOUSLY DISCUSSED RIGHT STUF EXCLUSIVES
About MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM 0080 WAR IN THE POCKET (機動戦士ガンダム0080 ポケットの中の戦争, Kidoo Senshi Gandamu 0080 Poketto no Naka no Sensoo, 1989)
The great war between the Earth Federation and the Principality of Zeon is almost over. At the neutral space colony of Libot, the Federation secretly constructs a powerful new Gundam mobile suit. Untouched by the conflict, a little boy named Al dreams of mobile suits and space battles… until a Zeon Commando Team discovers Libot’s secret, and changes Al’s life forever.
MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM 0080 WAR IN THE POCKET in the Pocket will be released on DVD in early 2017 featuring English and Japanese audio with English subtitles.
About MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM F91 (機動戦士ガンダムF91, Kidoo Senshi Gandamu Foomyura Nainti Wan, 1991)
U.C. 0123. After a generation of peace, the Earth Federation has begun to build new space colonies to house humanity’s growing population. But a new force, the aristocratic Crossbone Vanguard, plans to seize the colonies of the newly constructed Frontier Side for itself. As their home becomes a battlefield, a handful of young civilians struggle to escape the conflict. To save his friends and family, the reluctant warrior Seabook Arno becomes the pilot of a new Gundam which bears the code name F91.
MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM F91 will be released in early 2017 on DVD and Blu-ray featuring English and Japanese audio with English subtitles.
About MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM 0083 STARDUST MEMORY (機動戦士ガンダム0083 STARDUST MEMORY, Kidoo Senshi Gandamu Daburuooeitiisrii Sutaadasuto Memorii, 1991-1992)
Universal Century 0083. Having triumphed in the One-Year War, the Earth Federation has grown complacent, while the last remnants of Zeonic forces have been planning one final stand. It all hinges on ace Zeon pilot Anavel Gato stealing one of the new prototype Gundams out from under the Federation’s nose. With a nuclear-equipped Gundam missing and their pride wounded, the Federation ship Albion and rookie pilot Kou Uraki set out in pursuit of the Zeonic thieves and the stolen Gundam.
MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM 0083 STARDUST MEMORY will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in early 2017 featuring English and Japanese audio with English subtitles.
About MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM 0083 AFTERGLOW OF ZEON (機動戦士ガンダム0083 ジオンの残光, idoo Senshi Gandamu Daburuooeitiisrii Jion no Zankoo, 1992)
Nina Purpleton is caught up in the maelstrom of the Delaz Conflict, and she sees the story from beginning to end. She remembers how the trouble started when the experimental Gundam GP02A was stolen, and she recalls the sight of men who were willing to die for their cause… The Delaz Conflict begins in the vast land of Australia, and as the violence continues to escalate, the theater of war moves into outer space. And always at the heart of the storm are Kou Uraki and Anavel Gato, two men whose fates are intertwined. Kou, who is forced to endure an increasing number of humiliations at Gato’s hands, and who constantly chases his longtime enemy… Gato, who has devoted his life to reviving the Principality of Zeon, and who acts as the core of the Delaz Fleet… The struggle between these two men takes a sudden turn when the GP02A attacks the naval review, and immediately afterwards, a plot to drop a colony is quickly set into motion. In Earth’s orbit, amid the chaos as the full scope of the Delaz Fleet’s “Operation Stardust” is revealed, Kou’s stubbornness and Gato’s convictions come crashing against each other. The year is Universal Century 0083, and Nina will see the war with her own eyes, as she becomes a witness to history.
MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM 0083 AFTERGLOW OF ZEON (also known as THE LAST BLITZ OF ZEON) will be released for the first time ever in North America on DVD and Blu-ray in early 2017 and will feature Japanese audio with English subtitles.
PREVIOUSLY DISCUSSED NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT BLU-RAY RELEASES
GALAXY ANGEL (ギャラクシーエンジェル, Gyarakushii Enjeru 2001)
Nozomi Entertainment announced its license for GALAXY ANGEL, the science fiction comedy anime directed by Morio Asaka (SWORD ART ONLINE, GUNSLINGER GIRL, CHOBITS) and featuring animation from Madhouse (BLACK LAGOON, DEATH NOTE, MAGIC USER’S CLUB). GALAXY ANGEL consists of 26 episodes and focuses on The Angel Brigade, an elite branch of the Transvaal Empire military, as they travel to different planets using their specially designed ships to search for “Lost Technology.” Unfortunately, they often mess up and land in all kinds of awkward situations.
GALAXY ANGEL will be released in early 2017 on Blu-ray with English and Japanese audio with English subtitles.
MARTIAN SUCCESSOR NADESICO (機動戦艦ナデシコ, Kidoo Senkan Nadeshiko, 1996-1997)
Nozomi Entertainmen also announced the upcoming Blu-ray release of MARTIAN SUCCESSOR NADESICO. MARTIAN SUCCESSOR NADESICO is a science-fiction comedy directed by Tatsuo Sato (BODACIOUS SPACE PIRATES, SHINGU: SECRET OF THE STELLAR WARS, STELLVIA), with character designs by Keiji Gotoh (SENGOKU COLLECTION, UTA~KATA) and animation production by XEBEC (THE THIRD: THE GIRL WITH THE BLUE EYE, FAFNER, LAGRANGE – THE FLOWER OF RIN-NE).
The Earth, its moon and its Martian colonies are under alien attack, but the war against the “Jovian lizards” has, so far, been nothing short of a series of disasters.
Disgusted by the incompetence of Earth’s military, the independent arms manufacturer Nergal builds its own space battleship and plans to launch a desperate offensive to save humanity. But due to a shortage of trained soldiers, they’ve assembled the most unorthodox crew to ever launch into orbit! With a pacifist cook-turned-unwilling mecha pilot and a ditsy admiral’s daughter in command, can this unprecedented gathering of geeks, misfits and anime fans prevail against the Jovian menace?
MARTIAN SUCCESSOR NADESICO will be released on Blu-ray in 2017 in a complete collection containing the entire 26-episode TV series as well as the NADESICO PRINCE OF DARKNESS movie and the GEKIRANGER 3 OVA. The set will feature English and Japanese audio with English subtitles.
About Right Stuf, Inc.
Founded in 1987, Right Stuf, Inc. is amongst North America’s largest publishers, distributors and retailers in the anime and manga marketplace. One of the industry’s original pioneers, Right Stuf operates a multinational mail-order catalog and one of the trade’s most recognized Internet storefronts, rightstuf.com. Right Stuf also works in a variety of media vehicles that include video streaming, podcasts and special publications. Included under the Right Stuf corporate umbrella is print publisher, Right Stuf On-Demand, and video production labels Nozomi Entertainment, Lucky Penny Entertainment, and 5 Points Pictures.
For more information, visit rightstuf.com.
About Nozomi Entertainment
One of North America’s oldest anime publishers, Nozomi Entertainment is dedicated to releasing anime classics and modern favorites. Initially founded in 1987, the studio focused on classic acquisitions such as ASTRO BOY, KIMBA THE WHITE LION, and other early anime. Today, Nozomi Entertainment is known for its quality releases of treasured titles like THE ROSE OF VERSAILLES, REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA, SPACE ADVENTURE COBRA, CAT’S EYE, ARIA, and much more. Nozomi Entertainment’s corporate headquarters are located in Grimes, Iowa. Their licensed products are carried by online and physical retailers throughout North America.
Visit nozomient.com for additional information.
About Sunrise, Inc.
Sunrise Inc. a Namco Bandai Group Company, is an animation production studio which produces smash hit anime series like the original MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM, and all of the subsequent series in the GUNDAM franchise, as well as COWBOY BEBOP, ESCAFLOWNE, CODE GEASS, TIGER & BUNNY, and many more. The company is located in Suginami, Tokyo, Japan and was established in 1972. The President and CEO is Mr. Yasuo Miyakawa.
For more information, visit sunrise-inc.co.jp.