"Antique Bakery" Site Live; DVD Set Coming April 5, 2011
Right Stuf’s Nozomi Entertainment has launched the Antique Bakery website at antique.rightstuf.com. The complete 12-episode series will be available in a 3-disc DVD set on April 5, 2011.
The full press release follows:
RIGHT STUF’S NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT Official Site for
ANTIQUE BAKERY at antique.rightstuf.com
Features interviews, recipes & more;
Complete 12-episode series available on April 5, 2011.
Additionally, the site offers visitors the opportunity to:
- Read the latest news about the North American release of the Antique Bakery anime series;
- View character profiles and screenshots for the series, as well as its packaging;
- Watch the series trailer;
- Browse cook books;
- Explore regular, mobile and iPhone versions* of the series site; and
- Make return visits, as more features and content continue to be added.
* For mobile versions of the site, scroll to the bottom of the site’s landing page OR access it directly via http://antique.rightstuf.com/m/
The Antique Bakery DVD Collection will feature the complete, 12-episode television series in a single DVD box set with Japanese audio and English-language subtitles. It will be housed in a collectors’ art box, and its on-disc extras will include the clean opening and closing, live event coverage, and an interview with AKB48 member Tomomi Kasai, who voices a supporting role in the series. Additionally, the set will include a booklet that contains character bios, quick facts, featured desserts, and two interviews with all four lead voice actors, as well as manga creator Fumi Yoshinaga (Ōoku: The Inner Chambers, Not Love But Delicious Foods Make Me So Happy!).
Antique Bakery aired as part of Fuji TV‘s popular noitaminA animation block – home to series including Honey and Clover, Paradise Kiss, Moyashimon (Tales of Agriculture) and Nodame Cantabile. It features animation by Nippon Animation (The Wallflower, Fantastic Children) and Shirogumi, Inc. (Moyashimon: Tales of Agriculture), plus opening and closing music by the R&B duo Chemistry and performances by a cast of fan-favorite actors that includes Keiji Fujiwara (“Maes Hughes” in Fullmetal Alchemist, “Holland” in Eureka Seven), Shinichiro Miki (“Allen” in Escaflowne, “Kurz Weber” in Full Metal Panic!), Mamoru Miyano (“Light” in Death Note, “Tamaki” in Ouran High Host Club), and Eiji Hanawa (“Dumas” in Fantastic Children).
Fumi Yoshinaga’s original manga received the 2002 Kodansha Manga Award for shoujo (girls’) manga and also served as the inspiration for both a live-action Japanese television drama and a 2008 live-action Korean film adaptation. The Antique Bakery manga is published in North America by Digital Manga Publishing and was nominated for an Eisner Award in 2007.
Visit antique.rightstuf.com for information about the series and to pre-order the ANTIQUE BAKERY DVD Collection.
About ANTIQUE BAKERY
ANTIQUE BAKERY DVD Collection
Street Date: 4/5/2011
Runtime: Approximately 300 minutes, Dolby Digital Stereo, Color
Suggested Rating: 16+Format: DVD (Japanese Audio, English Subtitles, English On-Screen Translations)
Catalog #: RSDVD1142
Case Qty: 14 / case
Scene access, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo audio for Japanese dialogue, English subtitles and English on-screen translations. PLUS: U.S. trailer, clean opening and closing, interview with Tomomi Kasai (actress and member of AKB48), live event coverage, and Nozomi Entertainment trailers. AND: A special booklet that includes character bios, quick facts, featured desserts, and two interviews featuring all four lead voice actors, as well as the creator of the manga, Fumi Yoshinaga.
* Cover Art: http://outgoing.rightstuf.com/sleeves/rsdvd1142.jpg
ANTIQUE BAKERY (Seiyō Kottō Yōgashiten ~Antique~)
© Fumi Yoshinaga / SHINSHOKAN
© Fumi Yoshinaga / SHINSHOKAN / Antique Committee
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** Product specifications and content may be subject to change.
ABOUT RIGHT STUF, INC.
Currently celebrating its 23rd. 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.
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, 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 and Junjo Romantica, 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.