NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT Announces the Litebox-Style DVD release of ARIA THE ORIGINATION + OVA Collection

ARIA The ORIGINATION + OVA
ARIA The ORIGINATION + OVA

Format: DVD (Litebox)
Pre-Book: 4/8/2014
Street Date: 5/6/2014
Runtime: 380 minutes
Genre: Science Fiction / Drama
Suggested Rating: 13+

Audio: Japanese (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
Subtitles: English subtitles, plus English on-screen translations
Video: 16:9, Color
Catalog #: RSDVD1408
ISBN: 1-57032-672-X
UPC: 7-42617-1408-2-2
SRP: $39.99

Discs/Set: 5
Case Quantity: 30

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NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT Announces the Litebox-Style DVD release of ARIA THE ORIGINATION + OVA Collection

GRIMES, IA, January 8, 2014 — Anime producer Nozomi Entertainment is pleased to announce ARIA The ORIGINATION + OVA Collection will be released on May 6, 2014.

This new, value-priced DVD set will contain the final 13-episodes of the ARIA anime series, a DVD only bonus episode and ARIA The OVA ~ARIETTA~. It features Japanese audio, English subtitles and on-screen translation. On-disc extras will include picture dramas 1–7, clean closing, U.S. trailer, cast discussion on ARIA, director discussion on ARIA, SATOJUN’s "Venice, I'm Sorry!" Returns parts 1 & 2, and Nozomi Entertainment trailers.

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).

Visit aria.rightstuf.com for more information about the ARIA anime series.

About The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye:

As winter melts into spring, Akari, Aika and Alice continue to work hard on becoming Neo- Venezia’s top gondoliers. Aika starts to take on more responsibility around Himeya, Alice travels up the challenging canal near Hope Hill; even Akari spends a day working on a huge gondola called a traghetto! But there's still so much to learn — and the final test to become a Prima, which once seemed so far off in the future, might not be so far off anymore.

DVD Features:

Special ORIGINATION episode 5.5, ARIA The OVA ~ARIETTA~, picture dramas 1–7, clean closing, U.S. trailer, cast discussion on ARIA, director discussion on ARIA, SATOJUN’s "Venice, I'm Sorry!" Returns parts 1 & 2 and Nozomi Entertainment trailers.

* Cover Art: http://outgoing.rightstuf.com/sleeves/rsdvd1408.jpg
ARIA The OVA ~ARIETTA ~ © 2007 Kozue Amano / MAG Garden - ARIA Company.
ARIA The ORIGINATION © 2008 Kozue Amano / MAG Garden - ARIA Company.

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About Nozomi Entertainment

Introduced in 2007 as an official re-rebrand of the Right Stuf video production division, Nozomi Entertainment is recognized by discerning anime fans as a company focused on creating collector-grade releases for audiences of all ages. The Nozomi team works on a limited number of fan-favorite titles each year to ensure each Nozomi release is the absolute highest quality possible. Nozomi then combines these releases with exceptional packaging, art assets and video extras.

A small sampling of the Nozomi lineup includes: Astro Boy, Kimba, Princess Knight, The Rose of Versailles, ARIA, The Irresponsible Captain Tylor, Dirty Pair, Ninja Nonsense, The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye, His and Her Circumstances, Emma: A Victorian Romance and Revolutionary Girl Utena.

ABOUT RIGHT STUF, INC.

Founded in 1987, Right Stuf, Inc. is amongst North America's largest publishers, distributors and retailers in the anime and manga marketplace. One of the industry's original pioneers, Right Stuf operates a multinational mail-order catalog and one of the trade's most recognized Internet storefronts, rightstuf.com. Right Stuf also works in a variety of media vehicles that include video streaming, podcasts and special publications. Included under the Right Stuf corporate umbrella is print publisher, Right Stuf On-Demand, and video production labels Nozomi Entertainment, Lucky Penny and 5 Points Pictures.