Nozomi Announces Second Utena Set (Mania.com)

By:Chris Beveridge
Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and its Nozomi Entertainment division are pleased to announce REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA: The Black Rose Saga DVD Set L.E. (Remastered Box Set 2) will be available on August 2, 2011.

This second of three, limited-edition DVD box sets will feature remastered video and a newly created Dolby Digital 5.1 Japanese audio track from the recent Japanese DVD release, as well as Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo for English and Japanese audio, and English-language subtitles and on-screen translations.

On-disc extras will include animated art galleries, 1997 Utena promotional video footage, and interviews conducted with Utena Director Kunihiko Ikuhara during a previous visit to the United States. Additionally, the set will be housed in a collectors’ art box and also include a book with content from the limited-edition Japanese release with episode commentary, artwork, and the second installment of production notes from the Japanese laser disc release. Only a limited quantity of this premium set will be produced.

Nozomi Entertainment’s release of the Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Student Council Saga DVD Set L.E. (Remastered Box Set 1) is scheduled for June 7, 2011.

Revolutionary Girl Utena has been both critically acclaimed and a fan favorite since its 1997 broadcast debut on TV Tokyo and features direction by Kunihiko Ikuhara (Sailor Moon S and SuperS), series composition by Yoji Enokido (Ouran High Host Club, FLCL, Sailor Moon SuperS) and animation by J.C. Staff (Honey and Clover, Slayers, Toradora!). Utena has been described as one of the top five “best anime of all time” (Anime Insider magazine, among others), and the project also inspired animated film, manga and stageplay adaptations. Both shoujo (girls’) manga, written and illustrated by Chiho Saito, were published in North America by VIZ Media.

Visit utena.rightstuf.com to see the series’ trailers (featuring the remastered video) and to pre-order the first two REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA limited-edition DVD sets.

About REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA: The Black Rose Saga
Utena and Anthy have become close during their time as roommates. So when Anthy casually mentions she has a brother, Utena can’t help but feel shocked. She thought she knew Anthy, but the longer she and Anthy are friends, the more she discovers she doesn’t know. What other secrets could Anthy be keeping?

However, Utena won’t have time to dwell upon such matters. A new group of duelists has emerged from the shadows. These new challengers wear black rose signets and also seek revolution, but their methods are different than those of Ohtori’s Student Council. They don’t wish to possess Rose Bride. They want to kill her.

Contains episodes 13-24.

REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA: The Black Rose Saga DVD Set L.E.
(Remastered Box Set 2)
Pre-Book: 7/5/2011
Street Date: 8/2/2011
Runtime: Approximately 300 minutes, Dolby Digital Stereo, Color
Genre: Drama
Suggested Rating: 16+

Format: DVD (2.0 English Audio, 5.1 and 2.0 Japanese Audio, English Subtitles, English On-Screen Translations)
Catalog #: RSDVD1156
ISBN: 1-57032-705-X
UPC: 7-42617-1156-2-2
SRP: $49.99
Discs/Set: 3
Case Qty: TBA

DVD Features:
Scene access, remastered video from the recent Japanese DVD re-release, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo audio for English and Japanese dialogue, new Dolby 5.1 audio for Japanese dialogue, English subtitles and English on-screen translations. PLUS: Animated art galleries, 1997 Utena promo, and interviews with Utena Director Ikuhara, conducted during a previous visit to the United States. AND: A book featuring content from the recent, limited-edition Japanese DVD box set, including episode commentary, artwork and production notes from the Japanese laser disc release (part 2).



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