Nozomi ENTERTAINMENT Announces the Litebox-style DVD release of ARIA THE NATURAL, Part 1

ARIA THE NATURAL, Part 1 - Litebox
Format: DVD (Litebox)

Pre-Book: 12/10/2013
Street Date: 1/7/2014
Runtime: 325 minutes
Genre: Science Fiction / Drama
Suggested Rating: 13+

Audio: Japanese (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Video: 4:3, Color
Catalog #: RSDVD1404
ISBN: 1-57032-670-3
UPC: 7-42617-11404-2-6
SRP: $39.99

Discs/Set: 5
Case Quantity: 30

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Right Stuf's Nozomi ENTERTAINMENT Announces the Litebox-style DVD release of ARIA THE NATURAL, Part 1 For January 7, 2014

GRIMES, Iowa, September 10, 2013 - Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and its Nozomi Entertainment division are pleased to announce that ARIA The NATURAL, Part 1 DVD Collection will be available on January 7, 2014.

This new, value-priced DVD set will feature Japanese audio, English subtitles and on-screen translations. On-disc extras will include ARIA and the World of Sound, interview with Director Junichi Sato, interview with Yui Makino, and cast reflections on ARIA The ANIMATION.

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) and animation by Hal Film Maker(Boys Be..., Pretear).

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.

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Akari, Aika and Alice are three girls who share a single dream: to become the most talented gondoliers in all of Neo-Venezia! Every day they train toward their goal, exploring all the wondrous sights that the water-covered planet Aqua has to offer. Whether it's spending a wild day at Carnevale, sharing a beautiful sunset, or even crossing paths with the mysterious spirits that dwell in Aqua's shadows, for these three friends, each day is a new adventure!

ARIA The NATURAL promotional video, interview with Director Junichi Sato, interview with Yui Makino, ARIA and the World of Sound, cast reflections on ARIA The ANIMATION, clean ending 1 and Nozomi Entertainment trailers.

* Cover Art:
ARIA The NATURAL © 2006 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