A Message from Our Fearless Leader, Fall of 2007

In the last catalog, I mentioned we had surprises in store for Right Stuf's 20th Anniversary Celebration…

The first volume of The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye, released in cooperation with Kadokawa Pictures USA, made its debut on the anniversary date of Right Stuf's founding, July 31. We're very proud of this series, and it's great to know quite a few of you love it as much as
I do!

At Anime Expo, we announced our licenses for Lost Universe and for both seasons of Emma: A Victorian Romance. It's not an exaggeration to say that North American fans haven't seen an anime like Emma, and it is indeed a privilege to introduce this very distinctive series to a new audience in a very special way. Also at AX, we announced the re-branding of our production division and the creation of its namesake label, Nozomi Entertainment. The Japanese word that inspired this name is a reminder of our focus on "what fans want." In addition to making it clear that we are both an "anime superstore" and an "anime publisher," we are reaffirming our commitment to you – to continue to serve anime fans the way we – as fans, ourselves – want to be served!

Best of all, there's more to come (the anniversary year lasts until next July, after all!) Check out RightStuf.com, our newsletters, and our Anime Today podcast for all the latest. And even as some things change, others stay the same: We're always open to your thoughts about how we can do things better, or any other suggestions you may have, so please feel free to email me directly and/or stop by our forums. Your voice does get heard!

Have a great fall and a wonderful holiday season!

Shawne Kleckner
Shawne Kleckner
President and CEO