RIGHT STUF’S LUCKY PENNY ENT. Announces DVD Release of
SWEET BLUE FLOWERS (Aoi Hana)
Complete series available as a Litebox-style DVD set on March 5, 2013.
The DVD set will include the entire 11-episode television series,in a single DVD keepcase, with Japanese audio, English subtitles and on-screen translations, and on-disc video extras.
This anime adaptation of the character-driven, coming-of-age manga by Takako Shimura (Wandering Son) features direction by Kenichi Kasai (Honey and Clover), animation by J.C. Staff (Revolutionary Girl Utena, Nodame Cantabile), and an opening animation sequence conceived by Kunihiko Ikuhara (Revolutionary Girl Utena, Penguin Drum). The series succeeded Ristorante Paradisoin Fuji TV’s NOISE timeslot and was also simulcast by Crunchyroll. In 2009, it was recognized by the jury of the 13th Japan Media Arts Festival as a recommended work.
“one of the absolutely most realistic portrayals of a
young woman in love with another woman
ever seen in an anime.” – Erica Friedman, Okazu
Visit aoi-hana.rightstuf.com to watch the series’ trailer and to pre-order Sweet Blue Flowers on DVD.
About SWEET BLUE FLOWERS (Aoi Hana)
SWEET BLUE FLOWERS (Aoi Hana) Complete Series
Format: DVD (Litebox)
Street Date: 3/5/2013
Runtime: 275 minutes
Suggested Rating: 13+
Audio: Japanese (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
Subtitles: English subtitles and English on-screen translations
Video: 16:9 Anamorphic widescreen, Color
Catalog #: LPDVD1362
Case Quantity: 30
Clean opening, TV spots, character art gallery, and original U.S. trailer.
* Cover Art: http://outgoing.rightstuf.com/sleeves/lpdvd1362.jpg
SWEET BLUE FLOWERS (Aoi Hana) © 2009 Takako Shimura,OHTA PUBLISHING COMPANY／AOIHANA Committee
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ABOUT RIGHT STUF, INC.
Currently celebrating its 25th year in business, Right Stuf, Inc. was one of the first players in the U.S. Japanese Animation (“anime”) industry, as both an anime producer/distributor and a retailer. Right Stuf works to promote knowledge of its own products, as well as the anime and manga industry, in general, through its online storefront at RightStuf.com and a variety of media including podcasts and special publications. Its video and print publishing division includes the Nozomi Entertainment, Lucky Penny, and 5 Points Pictures studio-labels.
ABOUT LUCKY PENNY ENTERTAINMENT
A publishing division of Right Stuf, Inc., Lucky Penny Entertainment is dedicated to high-quality and budget-friendly releases of anime fan favorites and niche titles. The initial roster of releases for this new studio-label includes Ristorante Paradiso, Hyakko and Sweet Blue Flowers (Aoi Hana).