Right Stuf Schedules Release for Classic Shoujo Anime "Princess Knight"

Re-priced re-release of "Dirty Pair" also slated for June

Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and its Nozomi Entertainment division have announced that Princess Knight, Part 1 DVD set will be available on June 4, 2013. The set will feature the first 26 episodes of the shoujo classic television series, with its original English-language dub, as well as a Spanish-language audio option. This will be the first time the Princess Knight series will be available to North American audiences on licensed DVD.

Due to the availability of materials, these DVD releases will utilize the edited and cut, broadcast video footage from Princess Knight’s television syndication during the 1960s and 1970s. (Japanese audio will not be included on these sets because it cannot be synched to the video.)


Also known as “Choppy and the Princess,” the 52-episode anime adaptation of Princess Knight is based the seminal manga by legendary creator Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy, Kimba The White Lion) and features animation from Tezuka’s own Mushi Productions. It originally aired on Japanese television from 1967 through 1968, and its English-language adaptation was syndicated throughout the United States in the 1970s and 1980s.


In both anime and manga forms, Princess Knight was among the first titles geared specifically toward a young female (shoujo) audience. 


Visit princess-knight.rightstuf.com for more information about the series and to pre-order the DVD sets.



Once upon a time, in the faraway kingdom of Silverland, a princess named Sapphire was born. Thanks to the prank of a mischievous little angel, Sapphire ended up with both the blue heart of a boy and the pink heart of a girl. Thus, the new little princess would be as rambunctious and brave as she was gentle and caring.

However, all was not well in Silverland. By law, only a son could inherit the throne. So, to stop the evil Duke Duralumon from being next in line to rule the kingdom, the King announced to his subjects that Sapphire was a boy!

Now, several years later, everyone in the kingdom sees Sapphire as a swashbuckling prince. Very few people know her secret. But the Duke still lurks in the shadows, waiting for a chance to make his move… So begins the story of Sapphire - the courageous Princess Knight – as she fends off the Duke’s wicked schemes and fights for justice and the happiness of her people!

Format: DVD (Litebox)
Street Date: 6/4/2013

Runtime: 650 minutes

 Genre: Drama, Adventure, Fantasy

 Suggested Rating: 7+ 

Audio: English (Mono), Spanish (Mono) 
Video: 4:3, Color

Catalog #: RSDVD1378 
ISBN: 1-57032-659-2
UPC: 7-42617-1378-2-2

SRP: $39.99


On the same day, Right Stuf will be putting out a re-priced re-release of Dirty Pair: The Original TV Series, Pt. 1 on DVD.

This new set repackages the first 13 episodes of the Dirty Pair television series – featuring the remastered video from the Japanese home video release and previous Nozomi release – with Japanese audio, English subtitles and English on-screen translations, along with on-disc extras.


About the DIRTY PAIR: TV Series, Part 1 

In the 22nd century mankind may be technologically advanced, but there are still some problems that can only be fixed by a couple of women who don't back down from a fight! These are the adventures of Kei and Yuri, two official Trouble Consultants for the World Welfare Works Association, who use their brains, brawn, and looks to solve any problem. They call themselves the “Lovely Angels,” but because their solutions often result in chaos and mass destruction, the rest of the universe has dubbed them the “Dirty Pair”! Includes Episodes 1-13.

DIRTY PAIR: The Original TV Series, Part 1 
Format: DVD (Litebox)

Street Date: 6/4/2013

Runtime: 325 minutes

Genre: Sci-Fi / Action

Suggested Rating: 13+



Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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