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Junjo Romantica Season 1 - Litebox

Three very different couples caught up in a storm of pure romance!

Romantica: Misaki is struggling to prepare for his college entrance exams, so his brother arranges for a private tutor. But Misaki's nightmare is just beginning when his tutor, Usami, comes on to him! How will Misaki ever manage to pass his exam? And why does he feel so mysteriously drawn to Usami?

Egoist: Just when Kamijou's life is at its lowest, he has a chance meeting with a man who never lets anything hold him back: Nowaki. His name means "typhoon," and he's about to take Kamijou on a whirlwind ride that will turn everything upside-down.

Terrorist: Miyagi always seems to shrug off the cares of the world with a joke and a smile, but even he has problems, although he doesn't let them show. Foremost is Shinobu, a relentless young man who's adamant that they're destined to be together.

Contains all 12 episodes of season 1.

DVD Features:

U.S. Season 1 Trailer, Clean Opening and Closing, TV Spot, DVD Commercials, Previews.

Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.

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Junjo Romantica Season 2 - Litebox

Three intertwining love stories threaten to unravel as each couple struggles to find its own path.

Romantica: College student Misaki and his unlikely lover, the eccentric novelist Usami, are slowly growing closer - but their relationship could be in trouble when Usami's older brother appears and the two begin to vie for Misaki's attention!

Egoist: Nowaki loves Hiroki with all his heart, but sometimes he's afraid Hiroki doesn't feel the same way. When Nowaki asks Hiroki for permission to address him by his real name, as others do, Hiroki flatly refuses. To Nowaki, this is just another reminder of the invisible gap that separates them... a gap that he must close, if they're ever going to truly be a couple.

Terrorist: Miyagi is growing anxious. Shinobu used to be relentless in his devotion, but recently the relationship has gone quiet. As a 35-year-old university professor, is Miyagi really content with living at the mercy of a younger man whose actions are still such a mystery?

Contains all 12 episodes of season 2.

DVD Features:

U.S. Season 2 Trailer, TV Spots, DVD Commercials, Clean Opening and Closing, Previews.

Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.

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News

NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT Announces the Litebox-style DVD release of JUNJO ROMANTICA Season 2

Nozomi Entertainment is pleased to announce that JUNJO ROMANTICA 2 (Season 2) will be available on October 7, 2014.

NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT Announces the Litebox-style DVD release of JUNJO ROMANTICA

Nozomi Entertainment is pleased to announce that JUNJO ROMANTICA (Season 1) - Litebox will be available on September 2, 2014.

This new value-priced DVD set will feature the series' complete 12-episode first season with Japanese audio, English-language subtitles and English on-screen translations. On-disc extras will include a Season 1 U.S. trailer, clean opening and closing, a TV spot, DVD commercials and Nozomi Entertainment trailers.

Junjo Romantica on YouTube!

April 12, 2011: We're gearing up for the May 3 release of the Junjo Romantica 2 DVD Collection with a special treat! Today kicks off an encore presentation of the first Junjo Romantica series on YouTube!

The first four episodes are available for free viewing now, and we'll be adding two episodes each week. (As before, each will be available to view for a limited time.) Both Junjo Romantica and Junjo Romantica 2 DVD sets are currently available on RightStuf.com.

Junjo Romantica DVD Collection Season 2 Release Date Announced!

December 1, 2010: Two BIG breaking news items! 1.) The Junjo Romantica 2 DVD Collection has been announced for March 1, 2011! 2.) To lead up to the big release, we're now streaming season 1 on YouTube!

We'll be rotating in one new episode per week! (And if you miss an ep, remember that you can still pick up the Junjo Romantica Season 1 DVD Collection on RightStuf.com!)

Junjo Romantica Merchandise Now Available!

June 1, 2010: Did you know Junjo Romantica stuff is hitting North America, in addition to the anime and manga? The first wave of merch includes a wallscroll (Misaki, Usagi & Suzuki-san), plus keychains, a key cap and a cellphone strap with more on the way! Also, be sure to check out new reviews of the Junjo Romantica Season 1 DVD Collection from our friends at Japanator, the Detroit News Geek Watch blog, and the Fujoshi Librarian!

Junjo Romantica Season 1 DVD Collection Available Now!

May 4, 2010: The Junjo Romantica Season 1 DVD Collection is now available! And to mark the official release date (today), we're excited to share the first review of the box set, from AnimeOnDVD at Mania.com! Also a big thanks to everyone over at AoD who voted for the new collection as one of the "Five Best Anime Covers of May 2010!"

Junjo Romantica DVD Collection Season 1 Release Date Announced!

January 27, 2010: We're pleased to announce the Junjo Romantica DVD Collection (Season 1) will be released on May 4, 2010.

The Junjo Romantica DVD Collection will include the series’ complete 12-episode first season – plus video extras and a 24-page booklet with character biographies, artwork and behind-the-scenes information – housed in a colorful, Thinpak-style art box.

Nozomi Entertainment and Kadokawa Pictures USA Announced the License for Junjo Romantica

July 2, 2009: Right Stuf, Nozomi Entertainment and Kadokawa Pictures USA announced the license for the first and second seasons of Junjo Romantica, as well as plans to release the series on DVD in two “season box sets” – with Japanese audio and English-language subtitles – during 2010.

The romantic comedy is a 24-episode anime adaptation of Shungiku Nakamura’s ongoing boys’ love manga and features direction by Chiaki Kon (When They Cry - Higurashi, Nodame Cantabile: Paris) and animation by Studio DEEN (Gravitation, Kyo Kara Maoh!). The Junjo Romantica manga is published in North America by TOKYOPOP.

Reviews

"the shoujo fan in me loves every minute of it... So, does Japanator Recommend Junjo Romantica? Indeed we do." - Colette Bennett, Japanator.com

"Bottom line, if you're into soapy dramas and/or yaoi, 'Junjo Romantica' is definitely worth a look." - Eric Henrickson, Detroit News Geek Watch Blog

"it is always nice when I find an anime that speaks to me. Junjo Romantica is just such a one." - Snow Wildsmith, Fujoshi Libarian

"... deals with relationship truths that are free of gender that most other series never get the chance to touch. Good stuff and definitely looking forward to the second half." - Chris Beveridge, AnimeOnDVD at Mania.com

One of the "Five Best Anime Covers of May 2010" - Anime on DVD at Mania.com

Top Early Spring 2010 Anime DVD Release - ICv2, #70

"Studio Deen's stylishly produced series was the most popular BL-themed anime released on DVD in Japan last year." - ICv2, #70

Right Stuf Adds Two Series: 'Junjo Romantica,' 'Antique' - ICv2

Boaters, bakers and boys-lovemakers coming 2010, courtesy of Right Stuf - Japanator

Right Stuf Adds Aria the Origination & Arietta, Antique Bakery, Junjou Romantica - Anime News Network

More About Junjo Romantica

Based on Shungiku Nakamura’s best-selling boys’ love (yaoi) manga, the Junjo Romantica anime consists of two seasons (a total of 24 episodes) and features direction by Chiaki Kon (When They Cry - Higurashi, Nodame Cantabile: Paris) and animation by Studio DEEN (Gravitation, Kyo Kara Maoh!).

The romantic comedy stars a cast of veteran voice actors, including Takahiro Sakurai (“Suzaku” in Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, “Yuri” in Kyo Kara Maoh!), Hikaru Hanada (“Raul” in Ergo Proxy), Kentarou Itou (“Renji” in Bleach), Nobutoshi Canna (“Tasuki” in Fushigi Yûgi, “Ban Mido” in Getbackers), Kazuhiko Inoue (“Eiri Yuki” in Gravitation, “Hatori Soma” in Fruits Basket), and Daisuke Kishio (“Kaname Kuran” in Vampire Knight).

Spanning more than 12 collected volumes, Nakamura’s original comic has been serialized in Japan’s Asuka Ciel magazine since 2002. The English-language edition of Junjo Romantica – published in North America by TOKYOPOP’s BLU imprint – appeared on the New York Times’ weekly list of best-selling graphic books during Summer 2009.

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Junjo Romantica © 2008 Shungiku NAKAMURA • KADOKAWASHOTEN/Romantica Club!!