Nozomi ENTERTAINMENT Announces the Litebox-style DVD release of ARIA THE ANIMATION

Format: DVD (Litebox)

Pre-Book: 9/3/2013
Street Date: 10/1/2013
Runtime: 325 minutes
Genre: Science Fiction / Drama
Suggested Rating: 13+

Audio: Japanese (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Video: 4:3, Color
Catalog #: RSDVD1388
ISBN: 1-57032-664-9
UPC: 7-42617-1388-2-9
SRP: $39.99

Discs/Set: 4
Case Quantity: 30

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Right Stuf's Nozomi ENTERTAINMENT Announces the Litebox-style DVD release of ARIA THE ANIMATION For October 1, 2013

GRIMES, Iowa, June 12, 2013 - Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and its Nozomi Entertainment division are pleased to announce the ARIA THE ANIMATION DVD Collection will be available on October 1, 2013..

This new set repackages the first 13-episodes of the Aria anime series. It features Japanese audio, English subtitles and on-screen translations. On-disc extras will include Apprentice Undines Interview parts 1 & 2, Primas Interview parts 1 & 2, SatoJun's "Venice. I'm Sorry!" parts 1 -4, commercials, clean endings 1 & 2, and a Season 2 preview.

Aria the Animation is the first of three television seasons, plus an OVA (original video animation), that comprise the anime adaptation of Kozue Amano's best-selling manga of the same name. The Aria anime is helmed by Director Junichi Sato (Princess Tutu, Sgt. Frog, Sailor Moon) and features animation by Hal Film Maker (Boys Be..., Pretear, Slayers Premium, Sketchbook ~full color'S~). The franchise's third season, Aria the Origination, completed its TV Tokyo broadcast in March 2008.

Amano's 12-volume Aria manga and its two-volume prequel, Aqua, are both published in North America by TOKYOPOP. In Japan, Aria was originally serialized in Mag Garden's Comic Blade magazine.

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In the early 24th century, Mars has been terraformed by mankind into a sparkling planet covered in water. Akari Mizunashi, at the age of 15, has left everything behind to travel to that reborn world, now known as Aqua. More than anything, Akari wants to be an "undine" – a female gondolier who navigates the canals of the Aquan city of Neo-Venezia. As she begins her training with the prestigious Aria Company, will she be up to the challenges that await her on the path to achieve her dream?

Apprentice Undines Interview parts 1 &amp 2, Primas Interview parts 1 &amp 2, SatoJun's "Venice. I'm Sorry!" parts 1-4, commercials, U.S. Season 1 trailer, clean endings 1 &amp 2, Season 2 preview and Nozomi Entertainment trailers.

* Cover Art:
ARIA THE ANIMATION © 2005 Kozue Amano / Mag Garden - ARIA Company.

** Product specifications and content may be subject to change.

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 and a variety of media including podcasts and special publications. Its video and print publishing division includes the Nozomi Entertainment, Lucky Penny, and 5 Points Pictures studio-labels.

About 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, Gakuen Alice, Rental Magica, Dirty Pair and Junjo Romantica, Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment produce quality programming for fans of all ages and interests. For more information, visit and