Right Stuf / Nozomi Ent. Announce Art of ARIA The NATURAL Lithograph: “Those Nightshine Chimes” for December 2009Posted on: Thursday, October 1, 2009
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Street Date: 12/8/2009
Format: 20” x 16”, full-color lithograph print on 80# Sundance Ultra White felt finish cover (with archival properties for the reproduction of limited-edition artwork).
Edition Size: 250 prints total
Catalog #: RSM8097
RIGHT STUF & NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT Announce Art of ARIA The NATURAL Lithograph: “Those Nightshine Chimes”
Fan-selected artwork to be released on December 8, 2009
GRIMES, IA, October 1, 2009 – Anime producer and online anime retailer Right Stuf, Inc. and its Nozomi Entertainment division are pleased to announce the first release in its “Art of” series of anime lithograph prints. The Art of ARIA The NATURAL Lithograph: “Those Nightshine Chimes” will be available on December 8, 2009.
The festival-themed artwork depicts the characters of Akari, Aika and Alice, plus their respective company mascots, and was selected by fans via a public vote held earlier this year.
The full-color, limited-edition print will be produced as a lithograph on high-quality paper, which has archival properties and is specifically for the reproduction of artwork. Each print will be priced at $49.99, measure 20 by 16 inches, and include a certificate of authenticity. Only 250 total prints of ARIA The NATURAL: “Those Nightshine Chimes” will be made.
“a whimsical ride” - Active Anime
“simply magical” - Protoculture Addicts
“the latest crown jewel in [Nozomi and Right Stuf’s] catalog and deservedly so.”
– AnimeOnDVD at Mania.com
“a major phenomenon among fans attendant to slice-of-life series.” – Otaku USA
The anime series’ first two seasons are currently available on DVD from Right Stuf’s Nozomi Entertainment, which also plans to release the third season and special – ARIA The ORIGINATION + The OVA ~ARIETTA~ – in a single box set in 2010.
The ARIA The ANIMATION DVD Collection contains the franchise’s complete 13-episode first season and was voted the “Best DVD Release of 2008” by fans at Anime on DVD at Mania.com. The ARIA The NATURAL – Pt. 1 DVD Collection was selected as the “DVD of the Month for January 2009” at the site, and the ARIA The NATURAL – Pt. 2 DVD Collection was voted a “Pick of the Week.”
Based on Kozue Amano’s best-selling ARIA manga, the ARIA anime consists of three television seasons – ARIA The ANIMATION, ARIA The NATURAL and ARIA The ORIGINATION – plus an OVA (original video animation). The entire anime adaptation features direction by Junichi Sato (Princess Tutu, Sgt. Frog, Sailor Moon/ Sailor Moon R) and animation by Hal Film Maker (Boys Be…, Pretear, Slayers Premium, Sketchbook ~full color’S~).
Amano’s 12-volume ARIA manga and its two-volume prequel, AQUA, are both published in North America by TOKYOPOP. In Japan, the ARIA manga was originally serialized in MAG Garden’s Comic Blade magazine.
Visit aria.rightstuf.com for more information about the ARIA anime and for the trailers, downloads and more.
Additional information: Each print is numbered and includes a certificate of authenticity. Prints will be shipped flat. Ordering early for holiday delivery is strongly suggested.
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ARIA The NATURAL © 2006 Kozue Amano / MAG Garden - ARIA Company.
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Currently celebrating its 21st year in business, Right Stuf, Inc. was one of the first players in the U.S. Japanese Animation ("anime") industry, as both an anime producer/distributor and a retailer. Right Stuf works to promote knowledge of its own products, as well as the anime and manga industry, in general, through its online storefront at RightStuf.com and a variety of media including podcasts and special publications.
Nozomi Entertainment, Right Stuf’s production division, is dedicated to the highest quality releases. True to the Japanese word that inspired its name, Nozomi’s focus is on “what fans want.” By focusing on a limited number of anime properties each year, the Nozomi production team ensures each release receives the care and attention to detail it deserves.
From anime classics like Astro Boy, Kimba and Gigantor to modern comedies, dramas and favorites such as The Irresponsible Captain Tylor, His and Her Circumstances, Gravitation, Comic Party, Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars, Ninja Nonsense, To Heart, The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye, Emma: A Victorian Romance, Maria Watches Over Us, ARIA and Gakuen Alice, Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment produce quality programming for fans of all ages and interests. For more information, visit www.rightstuf.com and www.nozomient.com.