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**Press Release: RIGHT STUF, Inc. Announces Exclusive Distribution Deal with PONY CANYON, INC.**
GRIMES, IA, January 8, 2015 — Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. is excited to announce an exclusive distribution deal with Japanese anime producer and distributor PONY CANYON INC.
This new agreement will see high-end, collector-grade Blu-ray, DVD, and merchandise items from Pony Canyon distributed in the United States and Canada for the first time by Right Stuf. Pony Canyon has plans to release exclusive sets of new and catalog programming monthly. The first of these series sets are slated for release on April 10.
Right Stuf’s President and CEO Shawne Kleckner couldn’t be more excited about this new arrangement. “We’re delighted to work with Pony Canyon, one of the leading marketers of Japanese animation,” Kleckner said. “We feel their collector-grade products will be of great interest to our customer base.”
PONY CANYON INC.’s Executive Director Kazuyoshi Fukuba is also enthusiastic about this collaboration and the launch of PONYCAN in the North American market. “I am pleased to be working with Right Stuf, the top US distributor of Japanese anime online, to offer anime titles by Pony Canyon directly to US customers. We’ll launch this exciting project with the release of Blu-rays of YUKI YUNA IS A HERO and DENKI-GAI on April 10, 2015. All US-version releases will be supervised by Japanese producers who will ensure the highest-quality and the most unique products. We also plan to offer special promotional bonuses to our US anime fans. We look forward to bringing Pony Canyon anime to the US!”
Pony Canyon’s new releases will encompass series that have never been available in North America, and will be available exclusively from Right Stuf. The first titles, YUKI YUNA IS A HERO and DENKI-GAI will be available for pre-order sales starting soon on www.rightstuf.com and www.ponycan.us.
About Right Stuf, Inc.
Founded in 1987, Right Stuf, Inc. is among North America’s largest publishers, distributors and retailers in the anime and manga marketplace. One of the industry’s original pioneers, Right Stuf operates a multinational mail-order catalog and one of the trade’s most recognized Internet storefronts, RightStuf.com. Right Stuf also works in a variety of media vehicles that include video streaming, podcasts and special publications. Included 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.rightstuf.com for additional information.
About PONY CANYON INC
Established as a subsidiary of the Nippon Broadcasting System, Inc., the core company of the Fujisankei Communications Group, to pioneer the production and sales of car stereo music tapes in 1966. Canyon Records Inc. was founded in 1970 in accordance with the growing tape market for record shops. In 1987, Pony and Canyon Records merged to form a new company, PONY CANYON INC. Currently, PONY CANYON INC. dedicates itself to the development and nurture of varied types of entertainment software including production, manufacture, and distribution of diverse packaged software, as well as digital distribution services focusing on entertainment. One of the biggest producers/distributors of Blu-rays and DVDs in Japan, PONY CANYON has been involved in the production of many hit anime titles including Attack on Titan, K-ON!, and Free!.
Visit www.ponycan.us for additional information.
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