A Message from Our Fearless Leader, Fall of 2008

Welcome to our Fall 2008 Catalog! As you flip through its pages, you'll see ample evidence the North American anime industry is both in flux and consolidating:

  • New releases of series that fans thought "would never be brought over."
  • Continuations and re-releases of series affected by Geneon's reorganization and ADV Films' restructuring that are now respectively distributed and licensed by FUNimation.
  • More experiments with how series are released on DVD.

Speaking of these titles, Right Stuf's own Nozomi Entertainment has been on a roll with its sub-only box sets like Emma: A Victorian Romance, Maria Watches Over Us (a.k.a. Maria-sama ga Miteru) and ARIA, with more on the way for next year, including a series set for Gakuen Alice. Additionally, the end of this year and the beginning of 2009 will find Right Stuf revisiting some of its earliest fan-favorite titles with the first-ever DVD release of the classic Toward the Terra movie and new, remastered collections of The Irresponsible Captain Tylor TV series and OVAs.

Please continue to post in our forums, to e-mail and phone us with your questions and suggestions, and to call in to our Anime Today podcast. We're always looking for more ways to better serve you, both as a retailer and a publisher, and it's more important than ever to keep our conversations going. Have you thought of a way to make our store even better? Tell us! An idea for a sale? Tell us! New products for the store or a licensing suggestion for Nozomi? Tell us!

We listen to YOU. The fans are why we're still here – more than 20 years after releasing the first episodes of Astro Boy on VHS.

As always, thanks for your continued support! We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Shawne Kleckner
Shawne Kleckner
President and CEO
ShawneK@rightstuf.com