NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT Announces
MARIA WATCHES OVER US, Season 4
Complete fourth season available as Litebox-style DVD set on March 5, 2013.
GRIMES, Iowa, Nov. 14, 2012 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and its Nozomi Entertainment division are pleased to announce the MARIA WATCHES OVER US, Season 4 DVD set will be available on March 5, 2013.
This new DVD set repackages all 13 television episodes of the anime series' fourth season, plus its 11 specials, in a single DVD keepcase. It features Japanese audio, along with English on-screen translations, and two English-language subtitle tracks: one with regular dialogue subtitles and a second, special subtitle track that retains the Japanese honorifics.
"a beautiful looking and engaging show... Very recommended." – The Fandom Post
"Shelf Worthy" – Anime News Network's Shelf Life
"this series is awesome" – Otaku USA
"A beautifully illustrated, surprisingly effective slice-of-life drama…" – Anime News Network
The Maria Watches Over Us
anime is based upon a series of novels – written by Oyuki Konno
and illustrated by Reine Hibiki
– that began in 1998 and spans 38 volumes. Short stories related to the series have been published in the shoujo
(girls') magazine Cobalt
, and a manga adaptation was serialized in the anthology magazine Margaret
. The series' publisher, Shueisha, produced 14 drama CDs (featuring radio-style plays), and there are also several Internet radio plays, a live-action film adaptation and a spin-off novel series.
The anime adaptation of Maria-sama ga Miteru
– also referred to by fans as "MariMite"
– encompasses two, 13-episode TV seasons, a 5-episode OVA (original video animation) as its third season, and a 13-episode fourth season, which aired on Japanese television during 2009. All four seasons are licensed for English-speaking audiences by and available on DVD from Right Stuf's Nozomi Entertainment.
Maria Watches Over Us
features animation by Studio DEEN
, Rurouni Kenshin
), scripting by Reiko Yoshida
, Boys Over Flowers
, Story of Saiunkoku
), and direction by Yukihiro Matsushita
(Seasons 1-3; Blue Dragon
, Sugar Sugar Rune
) and Toshiyuki Kato
(Season 4; Full Moon O Sagashite
for more information about Maria Watches Over Us (Maria-sama ga Miteru)
, including detailed character profiles, trailers, downloads and more.
About MARIA WATCHES OVER US, Season 4
Yumi and the Yamayuri Council have found two new helpers in Kanako and Toko. Unfortunately, their assistance comes with a certain tension, as neither girl is particularly fond of the other and both seem likely candidates to be Yumi's petite soeur. But will either one be a good fit for Yumi? As the school year marches on, the work for the Yamayuri Council piles up, and pressure begins to mount for Yumi to make her final decision.
Contains the complete 13-episode TV season, plus Season 4 specials.
MARIA WATCHES OVER US, Season 4
Format: DVD (Litebox)
Street Date: 3/5/2013
Runtime: 325 minutes
Suggested Rating: 13+
Audio: Japanese (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
Subtitles: 2 English subtitle tracks, plus English on-screen translations
Video: 16:9 Anamorphic widescreen, Color
Catalog #: RSDVD1352
Case Quantity: 30
Two English subtitle tracks (standard dialogue subtitles, plus a special subtitle track that includes Japanese honorifics) and English on-screen translations. PLUS: Season 4 specials 1-11, clean opening, clean closing, liner notes, and Nozomi Entertainment trailers.
* Cover Art: http://outgoing.rightstuf.com/sleeves/rsdvd1352.jpg
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