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NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT NEW ACQUISITIONS
About Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei
Nozomu Itoshiki is a high school teacher so pessimistic that even the smallest of misfortunes can send him into a pit of raging despair; some of these “catastrophes” even lead to suicide attempts. Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei is a satirical slice-of-life comedy set in the modern day, covering various aspects of Japanese life and culture through Nozomu and his interactions with his students: Kiri Komori, a recluse who refuses to leave the school; Abiru Kobushi, an enigma who frequently arrives to class with severe and mysterious injuries; the hyper-optimistic Kafuuka Fuura, Nozomu’s polar opposite; and several other unusual girls, all of whom are just as eccentric as their teacher.
Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei will be coming soon to Blu-ray and will be released for the first time ever in North America.
About A.D. Police
Set a few years before Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040, A.D. Police chronicles the tales of Mega-Tokyo’s special police division designed to control rogue Boomers in the city. A.D. Police Officer Kenji Sasaki faces a major dilemma: he loses another partner to a rabid boomer. A day after he’s sent off-duty, he receives a new partner in the form of German cop Hans Kleif. Funny thing is that Kenji sucker-punched Hans at a bar the night before. Not only does Kenji face the everyday task of controlling Boomers, he has to learn to adjust with his new partner.
A.D. Police will be coming soon to Blu-ray and will feature English and Japanese audio with English subtitles.
El-Hazard:The Magnificent World
About El-Hazard:The Magnificent World
When Makoto Mizuhara discovers an old monument in his school and awakens a beautiful woman he, his teacher, his worst enemy and one of his female friends is transported to the magnificent world of El Hazard. There they discovers that they have received special powers. Makoto and his teacher Fujisawa land in a jungle and save a princess from very large bugs. Makoto’s friend Nanami lands in a desert. And Makoto’s rival, Jinnai, lands in the middle of the bug’s kingdom and becomes their general, plotting to destroy Makoto and his new friends. After having his attacks repelled by Makoto several times, Jinnai learns about an ultimate weapon, the demon Ifurita. Everyone sets out to find it, and when they do Makoto learns that she is the same woman that sent them to El Hazard. But the one gaining control of her is Jinnai.
El-Hazard:The Magnificent World will be coming soon to Blu-ray and will feature English and Japanese audio with English subtitles.
El-Hazard 2: The Magnificent World
About El-Hazard 2: The Magnificent World
Continuing the from OVAs; When Fujisawa, suffering from cold feet, leaves Miz at the altar, an enraged Priestess drafts Makoto and friends to go find him. In the couse of locating the hapless (and gutless) teacher, they find another Ifurita. Meanwhile Jinnai and Diva searching for a new Bugrom homeland stumble upon another yet another Demon God, the impish Kalia. However, unlike Ifurita she has a mind, and a mission, of her own...
El-Hazard 2: The Magnificent World will be coming soon to Blu-ray and will feature English and Japanese audio with English subtitles.
El Hazard: The Alternative World
About El Hazard: The Alternative World
Miz plans to retire as a Great Priestess of Water to married life with her darling Fujisawa and as replacement the young Qawoor Towles arrives to Floristica. Jinnai sees Qawoor’s initiation ceremony as a chance to infiltrate Makoto’s laboratory but accidentally activates a mysterious thingy that sends them all through the dimensions to a grey industrial city protected by a huge castle in an alternative world.
El Hazard: The Alternative World will be coming soon to Blu-ray and will feature English and Japanese audio with English subtitles.
NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT BLU-RAY RELEASES
Boogiepop Phantom TV Series Blu-ray Collection
Nozomi Entertainment is pleased to announce the upcoming Blu-ray release of the legendary anime cult phenomenon Boogiepop Phantom TV Series. The series combines amazing animation techniques of Studio Madhouse (Trinity Blood, Texhnolyze, Death Note, Ninja Scroll, Vampire Hunter D) with direction by Watanabe Takashi (Slayers, Ikki Tousen, Shakugan No Shana) and screenplays by Sadayuki Murai (Millennium Actress, Perfect Blue, Steamboy) to produce a mind bending story combining the stylistic nature of Serial Experiments Lain or Texhnolyze with the episodic nature and dark twisting plotlines of Black Mirror. Based on the bestselling Boogiepop novels by Kouhei Kadono and seen on TV by millions across the country on stations such as Comcast's Anime Selects, Anime Network, ImaginAsian and G4, Boogiepop is a brilliant masterpiece of a psychothriller that delves into the darkest depths of the human condition and exposes it.
About Boogiepop Phantom TV Series
Five years ago, a string of grisly murders shook the city to its core. Now terror has returned, and this time it has a name: Boogiepop. Everyone knows about Boogiepop: death incarnate, she stalks the night in search of fresh victims. Meet her and you simply... vanish. In the darkness, glass shatters and time stands still... There’s something out there and it's coming closer. Are you safe?
Boogiepop Phantom TV Series Blu-ray Collection will be released on Blu-ray during the 2019 holiday season and will feature English and Japanese audio with English subtitles.
El-Hazard: The Wanderers
About El-Hazard: The Wanderers
Makoto always upstages Jinnai without trying, which just aggravates the delusional rivalry that Jinnai has concocted within his own mind. However, when Jinnai attempts to sabotage Makoto's newest invention, the machine creates a dimensional rift and throws Makoto, Jinnai, and several others from their school into a strange, new world that is filled with amazing creatures, beautiful sights, and dangerous enemies. If they ever want to get home, it's going to take wits, courage, and a lot of luck!
El-Hazard: The Wanderers will be coming soon to Blu-ray and will feature English and Japanese audio with English subtitles.
RIGHT STUF EXCLUSIVES
Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket
Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket Blu-ray will be released on Blu-ray on October 1, 2019. Also, a trade in program for customers that purchased Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War In The Pocket DVD (742617177620) will also be with more details available here.
About Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket
Universal Century 0079. When the Principality of Zeon learns of a new Gundam being built, the veteran spec-ops Cyclops Team is dispatched to the civilian colony of Libot to investigate. Their newest member, Bernard “Bernie” Wiseman, gets shot down in action and meets young Alfred “Al” Izuruha, who dreams of mobile suits and space battles. Al thinks of Bernie as a friend, and even goes to great lengths to track him down while on his mission. He doesn’t realize the potential danger he’s in. And Al’s nextdoor neighbor Christina “Chris” Mackenzie returns home with a new “government job.” She’s really the test pilot of the top-secret Gundam Alex – the objective of Bernie’s mission! As the story unfolds, three lives will be changed forever by this one small part of the war.
Directed by Fumihiko Takayama (Bubblegum Crisis OVA, Patlabor WXIII) featuring the screenplay by Hiroyuki Yamaga (Gurren Lagann, Super Dimension Fortress Macross), Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket will be released on Blu-ray October 1, 2019 and will feature English and Japanese audio with English subtitles.
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Ultra Edition Blu-ray Collection Coming 2020 (will include Both Dubs)
About Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
Year 70 of the Cosmic Era. The Coordinators, a group of genetically enhanced humans, have moved into colonies orbiting the Earth. But that hasn't quieted the tensions between them and regular humans; the conflict soon escalates into a full-scale war. On the neutral colony of Heliopolis, Kira Yamato, and his friends are going to school and just being kids. But when the ZAFT commando forces attack, Kira's life changes forever.Left with no choice, he and Federation officer Murrue Ramius are thrown into battle in a prototype mobile weapon, which Kira christens "GUNDAM." Now, Kira must defend himself and his friends from his own people. For, unknown to anyone else, Kira is a Coordinator. And the enemy he faces on the battlefield is his childhood best friend, Athrun!
Original Merchandise from Bandai Namco is coming to Right Stuf Anime, stay tuned for more details!
Right Stuf Anime is happy to announce that we’re taking our long-standing relationship with Funimation to a new level. Over the next several months, Nozomi Entertainment shows will begin streaming on FunimationNOW, some for the first time ever! Titles such as
- * Gravitation
- * Sweet Blue Flowers
- * Junjo Romantica
- * Revolutionary Girl Utena
- * Yakitate!! Japan
Plus, coming soon, you’ll also be able to stream anime classics and cult favorites like Boogiepop Phantom, Irresponsible Captain Tylor, and many more.
All coming to FunimationNow!