Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment – Naka-Kon 2018 Announcements
Source: Right Stuf, Inc. press release
Special Thanks to Jessica Breon and Jake Hockenberry
Anime distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and anime producer Nozomi Entertainment announced new upcoming releases during their panel at Naka-Kon 2018 in Overland Park, KS. Details were provided for the upcoming Sunrise/Right Stuf release of MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM 00. Right Stuf also revealed it will be the exclusive distributor of the official retail release in North America of SKIP BEAT!
RIGHT STUF EXCLUSIVES
Right Stuf, Inc. announced the exclusive distribution of the official North American retail release of SKIP BEAT! from Pied Piper, Inc. Based on the best-selling shoujo manga by Yoshiki Nakamura, SKIP BEAT! is one of the great shoujo anime series of all time. Previously only available to backers of a successful Kickstarter project, SKIP BEAT! will be available on Blu-ray for the first time in general release.
Welcome to SKIP BEAT!, the story of humble 16-year-old Kyoko Mogami unleashing her true talents as a powerhouse actress. She’s passionate, wacky, vulnerable, and bold — sometimes all in the same scene. These 25 riveting episodes are as fun and unpredictable as Kyoko Mogami herself. She is alternately inspired and frustrated by the guys in her life, but ultimately she strives to achieve her own dreams of making it in showbiz.
SKIP BEAT! will be released on Blu-ray in North America for the first time ever on June 26 and will feature English and Japanese audio with English subtitles. SKIP BEAT! will be offered exclusively for sale on RightStufAnime.com and is now available for pre-order.
MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM 00
Right Stuf, Inc. and Sunrise Inc. are excited to announce that a MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM 00 10th Anniversary Ultra Edition Collection will be available in the coming months and will include all 50 episodes plus the Special Edition OVAs, and the movie MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM 00: AWAKENING OF THE TRAILBLAZER. More details regarding the collector’s set will be available soon.
The year is 2307 A.D. While the Earth’s reserves of fossil fuels have been depleted, humanity has obtained a new, nearly infinite source of energy to replace them in the form of large-scale solar-powered generation systems based on three huge orbital elevators. However, the benefits of this system are available only to a handful of major powers and their allies. These orbital elevators belong to three superpower blocs: the Union, the Human Reform League and the AEU. These confederations continue to play a grand zero-sum game for the sake of their own prestige and prosperity. Thus, even in the 24th Century, humanity has yet to unite as one. In this world of unceasing conflict, a private armed organization steps forward, declaring their intention to eliminate war through martial force. Using the power of their mobile suits combatively, a series of four high-performance machines each dubbed “Gundam,” the paramilitary organization known as Celestial Being takes the world stage beginning armed interventions within all the world’s nations.
MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM 00 will be released on Blu-ray and DVD in the coming months featuring 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.