November 14, 2007
by: James Jursudakul
Features exclusive interview with the series’ Japanese producer,
plus trailer & downloads in advance of collection’s Dec. 4 release.
GRIMES, IA, November 14, 2007 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment are pleased to announce the launch of lostuniverse.rightstuf.com, the official series site celebrating the release of the LOST UNIVERSE DVD Thinpak Collection on December 4, 2007.
At lostuniverse.rightstuf.com, visitors can read a new, exclusive interview with Lost Universe (and Slayers) Producer Mr. Kazuto Imanishi that answers some of fans’ “frequently asked questions” about Lost Universe, including the connections between the two series, how much influence creator Hajime Kanzaka had on the anime adaptation of Lost Universe, and the important role experienced Japanese voice actors, such as Megumi Hayashibara, played in bringing Lost Universe to Japanese television.
Visitors will also find a streaming version of the new Lost Universe trailer and can download avatars and desktop wallpapers featuring character artwork from the show.
The series’ first-ever DVD collection also marks the first time the 26-episode Lost Universe saga will be available to North American fans with unedited (and remastered) video. This collection will also include two new subtitle tracks (standard and on-screen translations), plus the previously released Japanese audio and English-language dub.
Lost Universe shares a creative team with the popular Slayers anime series: Both anime properties were based upon novels by Hajime Kanzaka (Slayers), directed by Takashi Watanabe (Slayers, Slayers Next, Slayers Try, Shakugan No Shana) and feature character designs by Naomi Miyata (Slayers, Slayers Next, Slayers Try). Additionally, the series was recognized with the “Best Individual Episode” award by the Japanese magazine Animage following its initial TV Tokyo broadcast.
“A light SF fantasy romp about good vs. evil. And cute hologram girls. – AnimeOnDVD.com
“whacked out space adventure” – Digitally Obsessed
About LOST UNIVERSE
Millie Nocturne has one great goal in life: to be the best in the universe… at absolutely everything! But when she tries her hand at being the “best detective,” she ends up an unwilling partner with two people who will change her life forever – Kain Blueriver, the psi-blade-wielding master of the starship Swordbreaker, and Canal, the smart-mouthed holographic image of the ship’s computer! Join this unlikely trio on their adventures as they hurtle through space, facing off against intergalactic crime lords, rogue starships, hijackers dressed as chickens… and that’s just the tip of the asteroid!
LOST UNIVERSE DVD Thinpak Collection
Street Date: 12/4/2007
Runtime: Approximately 650 minutes, Dolby Digital Stereo, Color
Genre: Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi
Suggested Rating: 13+
Format: DVD (English, Japanese, English Subtitles, English On-Screen Translations)
Catalog #: RSDVD0722
Entire 26-episode series in one thinpak collection with scene access, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo audio for English and Japanese dialogue, two completely new English subtitle tracks (standard track and on-screen translations), and unedited, remastered video. Plus: Character bios, liner notes and Right Stuf / Nozomi Entertainment trailers.
Cover image is located at http://outgoing.rightstuf.com/sleeves/rsdvd0722.jpg
LOST UNIVERSE © 1998 HAJIME KANZAKA/SHOKO YOSHINAKA/KADOKAWA SHOTEN/ TV TOKYO
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ABOUT THE RIGHT STUF INTERNATIONAL
Founded in 1987, The Right Stuf International 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 the most modern comedies and dramas, such as His and Her Circumstances, Gravitation, Comic Party, Shingu, 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.