Message from Our Fearless Leader, Issue 3 of 2013

As I warm by the fire, I'm struck by the fact that there's no time of year I like better than right now. Leaves are undergoing their colorful yearly change, eggnog is on the store shelves and there's a snap of crispness in the air triggering nostalgic memories of yesteryear.

Speaking of yesteryear, the second set of Princess Knight was recently released, bringing all 52 episodes of this classic series back to fans for the first time in more than forty years! I'm excited we could restore this piece of history for you to enjoy.

As always, we've been working around the clock to bring you some of the very best anime and manga entertainment. There are a few things I'm particularly excited about this season. They start with the release of Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn! In association with our partners at Sunrise, Gundam Unicorn Parts 1 and 2 are available now, and the response has been overwhelming! This fall's release of Part 3 will be the first time these OVAs have ever been available on DVD in America - What is Laplace's Box and who will end up as its inheritor... the Earth Federation or Neo Zeon? Part 4, the conclusion of the series, is coming in 2014.

We're repackaging some of our great catalog titles, including ARIA, Tylor, Maria Watches Over Us, and Ninja Nonsense, into new, lower cost versions. The Limited Edition versions will still be available, but only while supplies last. It's a perfect time to pick up these amazing titles if you haven't seen them yet (and they make great holiday gifts too!).

We announced some great acquisitions we're working on for release in 2014! Cat's Eye, Blessing of the Campanella, Space Adventure Cobra and Sengoku Collection are all in the works for the coming year. And, of course, there are more in store yet to come.

If you're the instant-gratification type, you'll be pleased to know that we have more available streaming episodes now than ever before! Visit us on YouTube (user: nozomient) to check out hundreds of episodes for your viewing pleasure (and don't forget to subscribe while you're there). Also on the electronic media frontier, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter - never miss out on the latest breaking news and specials again!

As always, it's been a pleasure to serve you, an important part of our extended family of anime and manga fans. During this special time of year, I personally want to thank you for your support - it's you who makes my job worthwhile! Best wishes to you and yours, and have a safe and happy holiday season.


Shawne Kleckner
Shawne Kleckner