Limited-edition set with entire TV series, plus two special episodes, available July 5, 2011.
GRIMES, Iowa, April 6, 2011 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and its Nozomi Entertainment division are pleased to announce the SOUND OF THE SKY (Sora no Woto) Complete DVD Collection L.E. will be available on July 5, 2011.
This limited-edition DVD box set will feature all 12 episodes of Sound of the Sky – plus two special episodes – with Japanese audio, plus English-language subtitles and on-screen translations. Additionally, the set will be housed in a collectors’ art box and include a 40-page book with series artwork and staff commentaries. Only a limited quantity of this premium set will be produced.
“great animation and a sense of presence and atmosphere… an almost theatrical feeling with its pacing and attention to detail”
“One of the more appealing shows of the Winter 2010 season”
– Chris Beveridge, AnimeOnDVD at Mania.com
“soulful and contemplative”
– Theron Martin, Anime News Network
Also known by the title “Sora no Woto,” Sound of the Sky aired on TV Tokyo and via Internet simulcast in early 2010. It was the first series produced as part of the “Anime no Chikara” program, a joint initiative by TV Tokyo and Aniplex to develop original animated content for television.
The series is based on an original concept by Paradores and features direction by Mamoru Kanbe (Elfin Lied, Letter Bee: Light and Blue Night Fantasy), series composition and scripting by Hiroyuki Yoshino (Macross Frontier, My-Otome) and animation by A-1 Pictures (Black Butler, Fractale). Sound of the Sky’s opening theme is composed by Yuki Kajiura (Noir, .hack//SIGN) and performed by Kalafina (Black Butler).
Visit soundofthesky.rightstuf.com to find out more about the series and to pre-order the SOUND OF THE SKY Complete DVD Collection L.E.
About SOUND OF THE SKY (Sora no Woto)
In a lonely corner of the world, on the edge of No Man’s Land, sits Clocktower Fortress. It’s home to the 1121st Platoon of the Helvetian Army, and their newest member is a 15-year-old volunteer named Kanata Sorami, who enlisted to learn how to play the bugle. When she was a child, Kanata was saved by a beautiful soldier and found inspiration in the clear, golden sound of her trumpet. From that day forward, Kanata decided music would be her life. As the other platoon members train her how to be a bugler and a soldier, Kanata’s enduring optimism will inspire them to look for happiness and beauty, even in a world haunted by war. Contains episodes 1-12, plus two special episodes!
SOUND OF THE SKY (Sora no Woto) Complete DVD COLLECTION L.E.
Street Date: 7/5/2011
Runtime: Approximately 355 minutes, Dolby Digital Stereo, Color
Suggested Rating: 16+
Format: DVD (Japanese Audio, English Subtitles, English On-Screen Translations)
Catalog #: RSDVD1144
Case Quantity: TBA
Scene access, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo audio for Japanese dialogue, English subtitles and English on-screen translations. PLUS: U.S. trailer, alternate version of Episode 1 (with full opening credits sequence), character bios, line art gallery and Nozomi trailers. AND: A 40-page book featuring series artwork and staff commentaries.
** Product specifications and content may be subject to change.
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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 Al ice, 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.