PR: Nozomi Entertainment Announces "Rental Magica Pt. 2" Coming to DVD on Oct 2, 2012
NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT Announces
RENTAL MAGICA, Pt. 2
Concluding half of series available as a value-priced DVD set on Oct. 2, 2012
GRIMES, Iowa, June 13, 2012 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and its Nozomi Entertainment division are pleased to announce the RENTAL MAGICA, Pt. 2 DVD set will be available on October 2, 2012.
This new, value-priced DVD set will offer the remaining 12 episodes of Rental Magica in both “broadcast order,” as seen on Japanese television (and the Japanese DVD release), and “chronological order,” according to the timeline presented in the novels that served as the series’ inspiration. It will be housed in a single DVD keepcase.
“a fun series that looks good and is filled with interesting characters”
– Chris Beveridge, The Fandom Post
A supernatural action-adventure, Rental Magica is set in a world where magical organizations – staffed by specialists wielding both Eastern and Western disciplines – vie for work, prestige and power.
Written by Makoto Sanda and illustrated by pako, the Rental Magica novel series currently spans more than 21 volumes and was named “Best Action Story” by Japanese fans as part of the 2007 Light Novel Awards. It debuted in 2004, and it was serialized in Kadokawa Shoten’s magazine The Sneaker, alongside the novels that inspired The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Trinity Blood anime series. Manga interpretations of Rental Magica also appeared in the shoujo (girls’) anthology Asuka and the shounen (boys’) anthology Comp Ace.
Rental Magica’s anime adaptation features direction by Itsuro Kawasaki (Sengoku Basara, The Legend of the Legendary Heroes), series composition by Mamiko Ikeda (Emma: A Victorian Romance, Maid Sama!), animation character design by Minako Shiba (Black Butler, .hack//SIGN), and animation production by ZEXCS (Our Home’s Fox Diety, Chrome Shelled Regios).
Its vocal cast is led by Jun Fukuyama (“Lelouch” in Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, “Lawrence” in Spice and Wolf, and “Sōta” in Wagnaria!!), Kana Ueda (“Yumi” in Maria Watches Over Us, “Rin” in Fate/stay night, “Mikan” in Gakuen Alice), Mikako Takahashi (“Amy” in Burst Angel, “Ayumi Yamada” in Honey and Clover), and Junichi Suwabe (“Archer” in Fate/stay night, “Greed” in Fullmetal Alchemist, “Takashi” in Highschool of the Dead).
Visit rentalmagica.rightstuf.com for more information about Rental Magica, to view the trailers and to pre-order the new DVD sets.
About RENTAL MAGICA, Pt. 2
Itsuki is resolved to leading Astral, but his growing reliance on his Glam Sight has caused him a great deal of pain and placed all of Astral in danger on countless occasions. The coming trials will require him to grow stronger and more resourceful if he’s to be an asset to the team. Meanwhile, Honami continues to search for a way to cure Itsuki’s eye. With the appearance of an old acquaintance, Fin Cruda, her hopes are renewed. Fin shares much in common with Itsuki and may know of a way to cure Itsuki’s eye, but at what cost? Episodes 13-24 in both “broadcast” and “chronological” orders.
RENTAL MAGICA, Pt. 2
Format: DVD (Litebox)
Street Date: 10/2/2012
Runtime: 400 minutes
Genre: Drama / Supernatural / Action
Suggested Rating: 13+
Audio: Japanese (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
Subtitles: English subtitles and English on-screen translations
Video: 16:9 Letterboxed, Color
Catalog #: RSDVD1276
Case Quantity: 30
View episodes in both “broadcast order,” as seen on Japanese TV (and the Japanese DVD release), and “chronological order,” according to the timeline presented in the novels. PLUS: Character bios; special promo 2; commercial spots 2; clean opening 2; clean closings 2 and 3; Rental Magica U.S. Part 1 trailer; web commercials; and Nozomi trailers.
RENTAL MAGICA © 2007 MAKOTO SANDA/pako/KADOKAWA SHOTEN/Rental Magica Partners.
** Product specifications and content may be subject to change.
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.
ABOUT NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT
Right Stuf’s production division, Nozomi Entertainment, 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, Junjo Romantica and Revolutionary Girl Utena, Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment produce quality programming for fans of all ages and interests.