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Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment Announce Release Details For Mobile Suit Gundam 00; and the Blu-ray Release of Sweet Blue Flowers (Aoi Hana)

GRIMES, IA, April 7, 2018 — Anime distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and anime producer Nozomi Entertainment announced new upcoming releases during their panel at Anime Detour 2018 in Minneapolis, MN. Release details were provided for the previously announced Sunrise/Right Stuf release of MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM 00. Nozomi Entertainment also provided release details for the Blu-ray release of SWEET BLUE FLOWERS (AOI HANA).RIGHT STUF EXCLUSIVES

Right Stuf, Inc. and Sunrise Inc. are excited to announce that Mobile Suit Gundam 00 will be released starting July 2018 along with the movie Mobile Suit Gundam 00: A Wakening of the Trailblazer and Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Special Edition, a compilation of the TV series that includes new footage. Also, a Mobile Suit Gundam 00 10th Anniversary Ultra Edition Collection will be available September 4, 2018 with more details to be revealed soon.

About Mobile Suit Gundam 00
The year is 2307 A.D. While the Earth’s reserves of fossil fuels have been depleted, humanity has obtained a new, nearly infinite source of energy to replace them in the form of large-scale solar-powered generation systems based on three huge orbital elevators. However, the benefits of this system are available only to a handful of major powers and their allies. These orbital elevators belong to three superpower blocs: the Union, the Human Reform League and the AEU. These confederations continue to play a grand zero-sum game for the sake of their own prestige and prosperity. Thus, even in the 24th Century, humanity has yet to unite as one. In this world of unceasing conflict, a private armed organization steps forward, declaring their intention to eliminate war through martial force. Using the power of their mobile suits combatively, a series of four high-performance machines each dubbed “Gundam,” the paramilitary organization known as Celestial Being takes the world stage beginning armed interventions within all the world’s nations.

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 will be released on Blu-ray and DVD starting in July, featuring English and Japanese audio with English subtitles.

NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT BLU-RAY RELEASES

SWEET BLUE FLOWERS (AOI HANA)
Nozomi Entertainment is pleased to announced the upcoming Blu-ray release of Sweet Blue Flowers (Aoi Hana). Based on the “Sweet Blue Flowers” manga by Takako Shimura (Wandering Son), directed by Kenichi Kasai (Bakuman., Honey and Clover, Love Stage!!) and featuring animation from J.C. Staff (Revolutionary Girl Utena, Nodame Cantabile, Toradora!), Sweet Blue Flowers (Aoi Hana) will be released on Blu-ray in North America for the first time ever in July 2018.

About Sweet Blue Flowers (Aoi Hana)!
Do You Remember Your First Love?

Fumi’s always had trouble connecting with other people, but her life has been especially tumultuous as of late. After a decade apart, fortune reunites her with her childhood friend Akira, who’s always held a special place in Fumi’s heart. But even as they rediscover their friendship, with the start of the new school year, Fumi becomes enamored with a tall, charismatic girl named Sugimoto. Fumi soon finds herself playing a balancing act, between her feelings towards Akira and her newfound desire for Sugimoto.

Sweet Blue Flowers (Aoi Hana) will be released on Blu-ray in North America for the first time ever in July 2018 and will feature Japanese audio with English subtitles.

About Right Stuf, Inc.
Founded in 1987, Right Stuf, Inc. is among North America’s largest distributors and retailers in the anime and manga marketplace. One of the industry’s original pioneers, Right Stuf operates one of the trade’s most recognized Internet storefronts, rightstufanime.com. Right Stuf also works in a variety of media vehicles including video streaming, podcasts and special publications. Also under the Right Stuf corporate umbrella is print publisher Right Stuf On-Demand, and video production labels Nozomi Entertainment, Lucky Penny Entertainment, and 5 Points Pictures.

Visit www.rightstufanime.com for additional information.

About Nozomi Entertainment
One of North America’s oldest anime publishers, Nozomi Entertainment is dedicated to releasing anime classics and modern favorites. Initially founded in 1987, the studio focused on classic acquisitions such as Astro Boy, Kimba the White Lion, and other early anime. Today, Nozomi Entertainment is known for its quality releases of treasured titles like The Rose of Versailles, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Space Adventure Cobra, Cat’s Eye, ARIA, and much more. Nozomi Entertainment‘s corporate headquarters are located in Grimes, Iowa. Their licensed products are carried by online and physical retailers throughout
North America.

Visit www.nozomient.com for additional information.

About Sunrise Inc.
Sunrise Inc., a Namco Bandai Group Company, is an animation production studio which produces smash hit anime series like the original Mobile Suit Gundam, and all of the subsequent series in the Gundam franchise, as well as Cowboy Bebop, Escaflowne, Code Geass, TIGER & BUNNY, and many more. The company is located in Suginami, Tokyo, Japan and was established in 1972. The President and CEO is
Mr. Yasuo Miyakawa.

Visit http://www.sunrise-inc.co.jp for additional information.

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