Right Stuf Delays Princess Knight DVD Releases

Princess Knight Set 2 - 20130417


Right Stuf’s Nozomi Ent. Announces DVD Release of
DVD set available on August 20, 2013
DVD sets available on October 22, 2013.

GRIMES, Iowa, May 10, 2013 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and its
Nozomi Entertainment division are excited to announce the PRINCESS KNIGHT, Part 1
DVD set will be available on August 20, 2013 and PRINCESS KNIGHT, Part 2 DVD set
will be available on October 22, 2013.

The Part 1 and Part 2 DVD sets will each feature 26 episodes of this classic
television series with its original English-language dub . This will be the first
time the Princess Knight series will be available to North American audiences on
licensed DVD.

Note: Due to the acquisition of additional source materials and efforts to complete
additional digital restoration work, Right Stuf, Inc. is delaying the release of
both sets in order to provide the highest quality product to our customers. To see
the improvements we are making to the final version please check the following link
to view side-by-side examples of comparative video.


Also known as “Choppy and the Princess,” the 52-episode anime adaptation of Princess
Knight is based upon the best-selling comic ( manga ) by legendary creator Osamu
Tezuka ( Astro Boy , Kimba The White Lion ) and features animation from Tezuka’s own
Mushi Productions . It originally aired on Japanese television from 1967 through
1968, and its English-language adaptation was syndicated throughout the United
States in the 1970s and 1980s.

In both anime and manga forms, Princess Knight was among the first titles geared
specifically toward a young female ( shoujo ) audience. The original comic was
serialized in Kodansha’s Shoujo Club anthology magazine, from 1953 through 1956, and
its sequel series, Twin Knight , was serialized in Kodansha’s Nakayoshi anthology in
1958. The two collected volumes of the Princess Knight manga are currently available
to North American readers from Vertical, Inc., which plans to release the sequel
series in Summer 2013.

Visit princess-knight.rightstuf.com for more information about the series and to
pre-order the DVD sets.


Once upon a time, in the faraway kingdom of Silverland, a princess named Sapphire
was born. Thanks to the prank of a mischievous little angel, Sapphire ended up with
both the blue heart of a boy and the pink heart of a girl. Thus, the new little
princess would be as rambunctious and brave as she was gentle and caring.

However, all was not well in Silverland. By law, only a son could inherit the
throne. So, to stop the evil Duke Duralumon from being next in line to rule the
kingdom, the King announced to his subjects that Sapphire was a boy!

Now, several years later, everyone in the kingdom sees Sapphire as a swashbuckling
prince. Very few people know her secret. But the Duke still lurks in the shadows,
waiting for a chance to make his move… So begins the story of Sapphire – the
courageous Princess Knight – as she fends off the Duke’s wicked schemes and fights
for justice and the happiness of her people!

The first 26 episodes of the classic anime series!

Format: DVD (Litebox)
Pre-Book: 7/23/2013
Street Date: 8/20/2013
Runtime: 650 minutes
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Fantasy
Suggested Rating: 7+

Audio: English (Mono)
Video: 4:3, Color
Catalog #: RSDVD1378
ISBN: 1-57032-659-2
UPC: 7-42617-1378-2-2
SRP: $39.99

Discs/Set: 5
Case Quantity: 30

Clean opening, clean closing, and trailers.

* Cover Art: http://outgoing.rightstuf.com/sleeves/rsdvd1378.jpg
PRINCESS KNIGHT Original Production © Mushi Production Co., Ltd
* To view this image, cut and paste the URL into your Web browser.

** Product specifications and content may be subject to change.


It’s a dark time in the kingdom of Silverland. The King is missing, and Duke
Duralumon used a terrible potion to trick the Queen into revealing Sapphire’s
secret. Now the entire kingdom knows that their brave young “prince” is actually a
girl! As punishment for lying to the people, Sapphire and the Queen have been locked
away in lonely Coffin Tower. But Sapphire won’t give up hope. She’s created a new
persona for herself – the mysterious hero Phantom Knight – and she won’t rest until
her kingdom is out of the evil Duke’s clutches for good!

The concluding 26 episodes of the classic anime series!

Format: DVD (Litebox)
Pre-Book: 9/24/2013
Street Date: 10/22/2013
Runtime: 650 minutes
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Fantasy
Suggested Rating: 7+

Audio: English (Mono)
Video: 4:3, Color
Catalog #: RSDVD1380
ISBN: 1-57032-660-6
UPC: 7-42617-1380-2-7
SRP: $39.99

Discs/Set: 5
Case Quantity: 30

Line art gallery, Japanese pilot episode (Japanese audio with English subtitles),
and trailers.

* Cover Art: http://outgoing.rightstuf.com/sleeves/rsdvd1380.jpg
PRINCESS KNIGHT Original Production © Mushi Production Co., Ltd
* To view this image, cut and paste the URL into your Web browser.

** Product specifications and content may be subject to change.

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.

A publishing division of Right Stuf, Inc., Nozomi Entertainment is its signature
label, dedicated to high-quality releases for collectors. True to the Japanese word
that inspired its name, Nozomi’s focus is on “what fans want.” By focusing on a
limited number of anime properties each year, the Nozomi production team ensures
each release receives the care and attention to detail it deserves.

>From anime classics like Astro Boy, Kimba and Gigantor to modern comedies, dramas
and favorites such as The Irresponsible Captain Tylor, His and Her Circumstances ,
Gravitation , Ninja Nonsense , The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye , Emma: A
Victorian Romance , Maria Watches Over Us , ARIA , Gakuen Alice , Rental Magica,
Dirty Pair , Junjo Romantica and Revolutionary Girl Utena , Nozomi Entertainment
releases quality programming for fans of all ages and interests.

For more information, visit www.rightstuf.com and www.nozomient.com .


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Samantha Ferreira

Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

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