The Rose of Versailles, Part 2
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT Announces the Litebox-style DVD Release of THE ROSE OF VERSAILLES, PART 2
GRIMES, IA, January 14, 2015 — Anime producer Nozomi Entertainment is pleased to announce that The Rose of Versailles, Part 2 will be available on April 7, 2015.
Also known as “Berusaiyu no Bara” and “Lady Oscar,” this new value-priced DVD set will feature the series’ final 20 episodes (21-40) with Japanese audio, English-language subtitles and English on-screen translations. On-disc extras will include an interview with director Osamu Dezaki.
“It is easy to see why The Rose of Versailles is held in such high esteem. Emotional, historical, and beautiful to watch, the show brings the last years of the French monarchy to life in the best anime style." – Anime News Network
The Rose of Versailles is based upon the best-selling manga (comic) by Riyoko Ikeda (Dear Brother, a.k.a. Oniisama e…), which was originally serialized in Shueisha’s shoujo anthology magazine Margaret, from 1972 through 1973, and later collected into 10 volumes. In addition to its anime adaptation, it inspired a short story collection (also written by Ikeda), a French-Japanese live-action film, and multiple musicals staged by Japan’s famed Takarazuka Revue.
This 40-episode anime adaptation of The Rose of Versailles originally aired on Japanese television from October 1979 through September 1980. It features animation by TMS ENTERTAINMENT CO., LTD., as well as direction by Tadao Nagahama (Romance Robot Trilogy) and Osamu Dezaki (Nobody’s Boy – Remi, Dear Brother, Aim for the Ace!).
Visit rov.rightstuf.com for more information about the The Rose of Versailles anime series.
THE ROSE OF VERSAILLES, PART 2
Format: DVD (Litebox)
Street Date: 4/7/2015
Runtime: 480 minutes
Genre: Drama / Historical
Suggested Rating: 13+
Audio: Japanese (Mono)
Subtitles: English subtitles, plus English on-screen translations
Video: 4:3, Color
Catalog #: RSDVD1530
ISBN 13: 978-1-57032-689-9
Disc Count: 4
Case Qty: 30
About THE ROSE OF VERSAILLES, PART 2
The French royalty’s indulgences have taken their toll on the common folk. While nobles live in opulence, children starve in the streets. Counts and countesses attend masquerade balls, as families unable to afford medicine are forced to bury their loved ones. What were once pleas for equality are now enraged demands for radical change…
Just as the times have changed, so has Oscar’s heart. Looking to challenge herself further, Oscar leaves the Queen’s side. She enlists with the French Guards, common soldiers who put their lives on the line every night as they patrol the streets and keep the peace. However, Oscar soon finds that an anti-noble sentiment resides everywhere, even amongst the guards that grudgingly follow her orders.
As the flames of revolution begin to spread, she soon finds herself torn between her loyalty to the crown and her loyalty to France itself.
Interview with Director Osamu Dezaki, trailers.
Cover Art: http://outgoing.rightstuf.com/sleeves/rsdvd1530.jpg
Based on “The Rose of Versailles” by Riyoko Ikeda.
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About Nozomi Entertainment
Introduced in 2007 as an official re-rebrand of the Right Stuf video production division, Nozomi Entertainment is recognized by discerning anime fans as a company focused on creating collector-grade releases for audiences of all ages. The Nozomi team works on a limited number of fan-favorite titles each year to ensure each Nozomi release is the absolute highest quality possible. Nozomi then combines these releases with exceptional packaging, art assets and video extras.
A small sampling of the Nozomi lineup includes: Astro Boy, The Irresponsible Captain Tylor, and Revolutionary Girl Utena.
Visit www.nozomient.com for additional information.
About Right Stuf, Inc.
Founded in 1987, Right Stuf, Inc. is amongst 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.