10-episode sequel series, with remastered video, available Jan. 2012.
GRIMES, Iowa, September 28, 2011 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and its Nozomi Entertainment division are pleased to announce DIRTY PAIR: The Original OVA Series DVD Collection will be available on January 3, 2012.
This value-priced DVD collection will contain the entire 10-episode, direct-to-video (OVA) sequel to the original Dirty Pair television series and will feature remastered video from the Japanese DVD release, as well as the previously released English-language audio, Japanese audio, and English-language subtitles and on-screen translations.
“A high-water mark for sci-fi comedy in anime…”
– Serdar Yegulalp, About.com Anime
“Holds up incredibly well after twenty-five years and deserves a slot on most people’s shelves.”
– Chris Beveridge, AnimeOnDVD at Mania.com
“Cute, kick-arse girls going around the universe and blowing stuff up in the name of justice.” – Mike Dent, Otaku USA
The Dirty Pair OVA series and its preceding television series are part of the first wave of anime adaptations to star the iconic heroines of the long-running Dirty Pair novels and short stories. The TV and OVA series feature production by Sunrise (Gundam, Outlaw Star, The Vision of Escaflowne, Cowboy Bebop) and Studio Nue (Crusher Joe, Macross).
The original Dirty Pair television series is now available as two DVD box sets from Right Stuf’s Nozomi Entertainment. Nozomi has plans to release the remaining classic Dirty Pair OVAs and movie, plus the 1990s, alternate-universe series Dirty Pair Flash, in 2012.
The Dirty Pair’s literary adventures – written by Haruka Takachiho (creator of Crusher Joe) and illustrated by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko (character design for Mobile Suit Gundam, Gundam Unicorn) – have won two Seiun Awards for science fiction and inspired an array of media, including anime, radio series and English-language comics. The first two novels, The Great Adventure of the Dirty Pair and The Dirty Pair Strike Again, are published for English-speaking audiences by Dark Horse.
Visit dirtypair.rightstuf.com to read a multi-part interview with Dirty Pair creator Haruka Takachiho, to view trailers, to purchase the DIRTY PAIR television series (available now) and to pre-order the OVA series.
About the DIRTY PAIR: The Original OVA Series
Criminals of the universe beware – the Dirty Pair are back in action! It doesn’t matter if you’re the warden of an infamous prison, a robot that’s literally armed to the teeth, or that snotty little kid who thought it’d be fun to hijack mankind’s biggest space cannon. If Kei and Yuri get orders to bring you in, then these two Lovely Angels will use any combination of beauty, brains, and brute force to bring you to justice! Contains the complete 10-episode, direct-to-video series!
DIRTY PAIR: The Original OVA Series DVD Collection
Street Date: 1/3/2012
Runtime: Approximately 250 minutes, Dolby Digital Stereo, Color
Genre: Sci-Fi / Action
Suggested Rating: 13+
Format: DVD (English Audio, Japanese Audio, English Subtitles, English On-Screen Translations)
Catalog #: RSDVD1262
Case Qty: 30
Scene access, remastered video from the recent Japanese DVD re-release, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo for English and Japanese dialogue, English subtitles and English on-screen translations. PLUS: Clean opening, clean closing, U.S. trailer, liner notes and Nozomi Entertainment trailers.
** Product specifications and content may be subject to change.
ABOUT RIGHT STUF, INC.
Currently celebrating its 24th 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.
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 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. For more information, visit www.rightstuf.com and www.nozomient.com.