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Junjou Romantica getting a DVD Litebox re-release

Shungiku Nakamura's Junjou Romantica remains a relevant title for overseas fans these days, it seems, because Nozomi Entertainment announced they'll be re-releasing the entire first season this September in one 3-disc package. It'll feature...

 
 
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Review: Princess Nine

At the beginning, I loved Princess Nine. It may be a cliche to say "I laughed, I cried!", but the fact is, I really did laugh and cry. The show seemed to be capable of doing something nigh-impossible: present a story unabashedly about girl ...

 
 
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Review: Space Adventure Cobra Part One

'80s anime had a fondness for cribbing from classic sci-fi. You can see the influences of authors like Issac Asimov and Philip K. Dick and movies like Terminator and Alien in multiple shows from the era. Hell, the influence of Blade Ru...

 
 
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Princess Nine to return to DVD in April 2014

Princess Nine is one of those rare anime series where I've never, ever heard a bad word about it. I haven't seen it, but I remember people waxing poetic around 2001 (back when the now-defunct ADV Films originally released the series in the ...

 
 
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Space Adventure Cobra gets release date

Nozomi Entertainment, the folks who brought us shows like Boogiepop Phantom, Revolutionary Girl Utena and Martian Successor Nadesico, let us know that the first part of the classic action show Space Adventure Cobra will be coming out March ...

 
 
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AX 2013: Right Stuf grabs Princess Nine and more

Oh good, it seems that a Princess Knight riot didn't occur during Right Stuff's Friday panel. Seeing how all of Right Stuf's divisions have announced something, we can assume that no one got injured during the presentation at Anime Expo 201...

 
 
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YES! Nozomi is having an acquisition panel at Anime Expo

I will admit that I'm am over reacting on my view towards Nozomi's latest announcement, but I'm actually more curious about the scene that's going to appear at the panel. On the good side of things, they're going to talk about some new rele...

 
 
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Hop on the gondolas of Mars with Aria's new litebox set

Ah Aria -- not to be confused with Aria: The Scarlet Ammo. Another anime series that I've heard good things about, but haven't gotten the chance to watch. The only thing that I know about the series is that it covers the everyday life ...

 
 
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Minor rejoice? Nozomi's Princess Knight sets get revised

Thanks to Nozomi's desire to have their customers watch Princess Knight in the best quality that a DVD can bring, the series will be released in a remastered format. In exchange for Nozomi's new actions, the first set will be pushed from Ju...

 
 
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Oh no: Nozomi's Princess Knight set won't have dual audio

Before you break into a fit of rage, Nozomi had no choice in the matter of not including the original Japanese track for the Princess Knight anime that's based off of a manga by Osamu Tetsuka. Part of that reason has to do with the fact tha...

 
 
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Irresponsible Rose Lions joins Nozomi's upcoming releases

Yikes, I didn't think that Nozomi was going to do this to us. Don't they know the dangers that they are inflicting upon society? Do they realize that Rose Lions are the most irresponsible creatures in the entire universe? Oh wait, Nozomi is...

 
 
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Right Stuf licenses Space Adventure Cobra

It's a good day for classic licenses. Right Stuf just announced they're bringing out the 1982 series Space Adventure Cobra, set to hit shelves in late 2013 on DVD and digital distribution channels. The series follows the adventures of space...

 
 
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Review: Martian Successor Nadesico DVD Collection

There are some shows that come out and completely alter their genre. Classics like Super Dimension Fortress Macross and Love Hina have altered their respective landscapes to the point where future television shows and media have to have som...

 
 
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Japanator Doesn't Recommend: Dirty Pair Flash Collection

Dirty Pair is an indomitable '80s franchise that's known throughout the world as one of the most famous girls with guns series around. Its multiple forms of media follow the misadventures of the "Lovely Angels" Kei and Yuri, two agents k...

 
 
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Japanator Recommends: Boogiepop Phantom

I didn't start off as a fan of horror. When I was a kid, I was terrified of the Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street franchises. I hated monsters of just about any kind and stuck to safe and happy things. While my stance on the genre...

 
 
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AX '12: Nozomi licenses Aoi Hana, Ristorante Paradisio

While Sentai Filmworks drowned us in licensed titles, Nozomi and the folks at Right Stuf have announced some really high quality licenses: Hyakko, Aoi Hana, and Ristorante Paradisio. I, a full-grown man with a growing beard, squealed w...

 
 
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Nozomi's resurrected Nadesico gets a release date

I was happy to see that Nozomi got a hold of the entirety of Martian Successor Nadesico last year at Anime Expo, since it happens to be one of my favorite animes in the mecha comedy department. When I mean entirety, they are also inclu...

 
 
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Japanator Doesn't Recommend: Gasaraki

I have come across a great deal of animes that have left a bad taste in my mouth during my early adventures into the medium. Never in my life have I come across a series that felt like a torturous ordeal. This my friend, is the anime known ...

 
 
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Boogiepop Phantom gets a complete DVD set

Boogiepop Phantom was one of those series that I always meant to watch, but never got around to for various reasons. Now, I have another chance, as the 12-episode anime is getting rereleased in a 4-disc DVD set by Right Stuf's Nozomi Entert...

 
 
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Streaming GET: Watch Emma: A Victorian Romance on Youtube

It's time to be thrilled, fellow viewers, because Rightstuf and Nozomi have decided to stream Emma: A Victorian Romance to you, for free, on that You-est of tubes, Youtube. Why, you ask? It's simple, really. They're putting out a compl...

 
 
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Japanator Kind of Recommends: Gravitation

I remember writing up a yaoi article back when we did Ero Week here on Japanator. If you read it, you may remember I shared that my very first BL was Gravitation. Back when I was exposed to it, the manga was still on-going and soon after I ...

 
 
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Right Stuf to release remastered Utena box set in June

Yesterday, Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment announced the upcoming release of their limited edition Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Student Council Saga DVD box set. The set is the first of three that'll feature remastered v...

 
 
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Junjou Romantica's second season DVD set is coming soon!

Last year, the first season box set for Junjou Romantica was released and Colette gave it a great review. I, as well as many other fans have been waiting for this second set to finally get some dates. I am pleased to announce that pre-relea...

 
 
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Right Stuf bringing us El Hazard at the end of September

Rarely do you see older anime brought to the forefront anymore. The folks over at Right Stuf seem to be one of the few bringing us actively older titles that have faded from the public consciousness by now. Their latest announcement? That t...

 
 
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Right Stuf licenses Dirty Pair

HELL YES! Nozomi Entertainment, the anime licensing and production branch of Right Stuf, has just made a huge announcement. They have licensed the greatest anime series of all time: Dirty Pair. That's the ORIGINAL Dirty Pair that aired on J...

 
 
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Nozomi starts countdown for new license reveal!

Well, the folks at Right Stuf/Nozomi are up to something. They've put up a Coming Soon page over on their website, counting down to a license that'll be revealed on Wednesday at 5pm EDT. Between now and then, though, they're going...

 
 




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