PR: Right Stuf Reschedules "Boys Be..." DVD Thinpak for March 11
Set includes entire 13-episode series, plus DVD extras & booklet
GRIMES, IA, February 6, 2008 – Due to replicator delays, anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment are rescheduling the street date for the BOYS BE… DVD Thinpak Collection to March 11, 2008.
Based on the best-selling manga written by Masahiro Itabashi, illustrated by Hiroyuki Tamakoshi (Gacha Gacha) and released in North America by TOKYOPOP, this 13-episode anime series was directed by Masami Shimoda (Ai Yori Aoshi / Someday’s Dreamers / Zegapain) and has appeared on both Comcast Anime Selects and the Anime Network.
Additionally, Boys Be… features a trio of performances by popular voice actors on both the Japanese- and English-language tracks:
Kenichi Suzumura (Super GALS! / Gundam Seed Destiny / Ouran High School Host Club), Akira Ishida (NANA / Naruto / Saiyuki / Slayers Next) and Hideo Ishikawa (Bleach / Death Note / Gravitation); and
Sam Regal (Fate stay/night / Paranoia Agent / The Third), Liam O’Brien (Comic Party / Ergo Proxy / Naruto) and Patrick Seitz (Hellsing / Paradise Kiss / The Third)..
“Refreshing, humorous, touching, sexy… Highly recommended.” – AnimeOnDVD.com
“breaks the boundaries for what a teen series is.” – DVD Talk
“a series for both sexes” – Detroit News Anime Blog
About BOYS BE…
There are two sides to every love story, and Boys Be… reveals what’s really going on – from the guy’s point of view! Meet three normal high school guys with just one thing on their minds: girls. Quiet Kyoichi has been friends with Chiharu ever since they were young, but lately, his feelings have begun to change. Lecherous Makoto, a self-proclaimed master of the rules of romance, is ready to sweep the ladies off their feet. And Yoshihiko, a handsome sports nut, is unfortunately a bit clueless in matters of the heart. Join this hapless trio for a year of romantic misadventures that will change their lives forever!
Visit the official BOYS BE… Web site at boysbe.rightstuf.com for more information about the series, character profiles, desktop wallpapers, avatars, audio clips and more!
BOYS BE… DVD Thinpak Collection Pre-Book: 1/29/2008 Street Date: 2/26/2008 New Street Date: 3/11/2008 Runtime: Approximately 325 minutes, Dolby Digital Stereo, Color Genre: Drama / Romance Suggested Rating: 13+
Format: DVD (English, Japanese, English Subtitles, English On-Screen Translations)
Catalog #: RSDVD0807
Item Measurements: 5 3/8″ x 1 5/16″ x 7 5/8″ (LxWxH), ~ 1.2 lbs.
Case Qty.: 10 / case
DVD Features: Contains the entire 13-episode TV series! Scene access, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo audio for English and Japanese dialogue, English subtitles and English on-screen translations. Plus: Line art galleries, textless opening and closing, Japanese promotional spots/commercials, English directors’ commentary, Right Stuf / Nozomi Entertainment trailers, and a 48-page booklet featuring artwork, character bios and commentary from the Japanese cast and staff!
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BOYS BE © Masahiro Itabashi / Hiroyuki Tamaoki / KODANSHA / Boys Be Committee.
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Nozomi Entertainment, Right Stuf’s production division, is dedicated to the highest quality releases. 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, Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars, Ninja Nonsense, To Heart and The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye, Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment produce quality programming for fans of all ages and interests. For more information, visit www.rightstuf.com and www.nozomient.com.