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Rental Magica DVD Collection 1 - Litebox

Destroying supernatural monsters... Dispelling dark magic... It's all in a day's work for the mages of Astral! However, after the mysterious disappearance of the company president, they're left in a lurch. His son, Itsuki Iba, begrudgingly fills in, but Itsuki's unfamiliarity with magic could spell bad news for Astral - especially with their rival Goetia vying for the very same contracts. As the jobs grow ever more dangerous, they soon find that staying in business is the least of their worries.

Contains episodes 1-12 in both broadcast and chronological orders.

While supplies last, customers ordering this collection will also receive a book featuring more than 100 pages of background information about the series and its mythology.

DVD Features:

Character Bios, Special Promo 1, Commercial Spot 1, Clean Opening 1, Clean Closing 1, Trailers.

Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.

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Rental Magica DVD Collection 2 - Litebox

Itsuki is resolved to leading Astral, but his growing reliance on his Glam Sight has caused him a great deal of pain and placed all of Astral in danger on countless occasions. The coming trials will require him to grow stronger and more resourceful if he's to be an asset to the team.

Meanwhile, Honami continues to search for a way to cure Itsuki's eye. With the appearance of an old acquaintance, Fin Cruda, her hopes are renewed. Fin shares much in common with Itsuki and may know of a way to cure Itsuki's eye, but at what cost?

Contains episodes 13-24 in both broadcast and chronological orders.

While supplies last, customers ordering this collection will also receive a book featuring more than 100 pages of background information about the series and its mythology.

DVD Features:

Character Bios, Special Promo 2, Commercial Spot 2, Clean Opening 2, Clean Closings 2 and 3, Trailers.

Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.

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News

Rental Magica Pt. 2 Value-priced DVD Set Available October 2, 2012

June 13, 2012: It's your second chance to get in on the supernatural action of Rental Magica! The second value-priced DVD set - containing the concluding episodes of the series - will be available on October 2, 2012. It's just in time for Halloween, so place your pre-order today!

Rental Magica Gets Value-priced Release

April 18, 2012: Miss the magic and mayhem of Rental Magica the first time around? You're in luck: We're re-releasing the series as two, value-priced DVD sets, and Part 1 will be available on August 7, 2012! Place your pre-order today!

Rental Magica Pt. 2 Now Available!

April 27, 2010: The second and final installment of Rental Magica hits DVD shelves today, and we've already received our first review of Part 2! Be sure to check them both out!

Rental Magica Pt. 2 DVD Collection Announced for April 6, 2010!

December 30, 2009: Like the first DVD set, Pt. 2 will feature the anime series' remaining 12 episodes in both "chronological" and "broadcast" orders AND include a book about the magic and mysteries of the series!

Winners Announced for Rental Magica Poster Contest!

December 4, 2009: Congratulations to the 10 winners of our Rental Magica poster contest! Sean M of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Christopher P of Phoenix, Arizona; Christopher J of San Diego, California; Vanessa B of Lawton, Oklahoma; Catharine B of Springfield, Massachusetts; Aaron B of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; Raymond G of Passaic, New Jersey; Moises C of San Bernardino, California; Christopher L of Detroit, Michigan; and Robert T of Winston-Salem, North Carolina!

Rental Magica Part 1 - Now Available!

November 24, 2009: The first part of Rental Magica is hitting shelves this week - along with the first round of reviews - just in time for the holiday season! Be sure to check them out!

Otaku USA Hosts Rental Magica Preview Episode!

October 10, 2009: Heads up! Pick up the December 2009 issue of Otaku USA for the secret code that allows you to watch the first chronological episode of Rental Magica for FREE - a whole month before the DVDs street!

Rental Magica Pt. 1 DVD Collection Announced for November 24, 2009!

August 12, 2009: The Part 1 DVD Collection will offer the first 12 episodes of the series in both "broadcast order," as seen on Japanese television (and on the Japanese DVD release), or "chronological order," according to the timeline presented in the novels that served as the anime series' inspiration. Additionally, the release will include a book that features well over 100 pages of background information about the series and its mythology. (These supplemental materials were originally included with the Japanese limited-edition DVD releases.)

Rental Magica Licensed!

April 24, 2009: We're pleased to announce Right Stuf's Nozomi Entertainment has licensed Rental Magica and will be releaseing the 24-episode television series as two DVD box sets - with Japanese audio and English-language subtitles - starting in Fall 2009.

Each DVD collection will offer fans the option to view Rental Magica in their choice of "broadcast order," as it aired on Japanese TV (and appeared on the Japanese DVD release), or "chronological order," according to the timeline presented in the novels that served as the anime series' inspiration. Additionally, each box set will include a book that features well over 100 pages of background information about the series and its mythology. (These supplemental materials were originally included with the Japanese limited-edition DVD releases.)

Reviews

"a fun series that looks good and is filled with interesting characters" - Review: Rental Magica Part 2 by Chris Beveridge AnimeOnDVD at Mania.com

"a real winner of a set" - Review: Rental Magica Part 1 by Chris Beveridge AnimeOnDVD at Mania.com

"has the potential to be one of the better shows of the year, and I look forward to watching more." - "First Impression: 'Rental Magica'" by Eric Henrickson The Detroit News "Geek Watch"

"There's nothing like a business that deals with magic in this cool new collection..." - Review: Rental Magica Part 1 by Danica Davidson iF Magazine

More About Rental Magica

A supernatural action-adventure, Rental Magica is set in a world where magical organizations - staffed by specialists wielding both Eastern and Western disciplines - vie for work, prestige and power.

Written by Makoto Sanda and illustrated by pako, the Rental Magica novel series currently spans more than 14 volumes and was named "Best Action Story" by Japanese fans as part of the 2007 Light Novel Awards. It has been serialized in Kadokawa Shoten's magazine The Sneaker since its 2004 debut, alongside the novels that inspired The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Trinity Blood anime series, as well as the official novelization of Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion. Manga interpretations of Rental Magica also appear in the shoujo (girls') anthology Asuka and the shounen (boys') anthology Comp Ace.

Rental Magica's anime adaptation features direction by Itsuro Kawasaki (Sengoku Basara, Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE: The Movie), series composition by Mamiko Ikeda (Emma: A Victorian Romance), animation character design by Minako Shiba (.hack//SIGN, Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE), and animation production by ZEXCS (Chrome Shelled Regios, Mushi-Uta).

Its vocal cast is led by Jun Fukuyama ("Lelouch" in Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, "Kimihiro Watanuki" in xxxHOLiC, "Lawrence" in Spice and Wolf), Kana Ueda ("Yumi" in Maria Watches Over Us, "Rin" in Fate/stay night, "Mikan" in Gakuen Alice), Mikako Takahashi ("Amy" in Burst Angel, "Ayumi Yamada" in Honey and Clover, "Gyokuyou" in Coo ~ Our Guardian), and Junichi Suwabe ("Archer" in Fate/stay night, "Greed" in Fullmetal Alchemist, "Fuuma" in X TV).

Rental Magica © 2007 MAKOTO SANDA/pako/KADOKAWASHOTEN/Rental Magica Partners.