New acquisitions and special editions round out the AX 2019 news round-up from RightStuf and Nozomi Entertainment
Anime Expo 2019 has been packed full of interesting announcements, and now we've got a round-up of the new and cool things coming from RightStuf and Nozomi Entertainment, including license rescues, special edition Bluray releases, and more.
In terms of license rescues, Nozomi Entertainment has upcoming Bluray releases for Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei (originally licensed by Media Blasters but never released), the 1999 A.D. Police TV series (originally released by ADV Films), and the El-Hazard: The Magnificent World OAVs (originally released by Pioneer). A.D. Police is coming soon, while the other two titles are scheduled for 2020.
Previously released on DVD, Nozomi Entertainment has also announced upcoming Bluray releases for the Boogiepop Phantom TV anime and the El-Hazard: The Wanderers TV anime. Boogiepop Phantom aims for a release during the Holiday season of 2019, while the release date for El-Hazard: The Wanderers has not yet been revealed.
More Gundam is also on the way, with a Bluray release of Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War In The Pocket on October 01, 2019, and a "Ultra Edition" Bluray collection for Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, which is scheduled for 2020.
And finally, RightStuf has announced new partnerships with Bandai Namco for merchandise and Funimation for online streaming of key catalog titles such as Yakitate!! Japan and Revolutionary Girl Utena.
There are lots of cool, old-school home video releases from RightStuf and Nozomi Entertainment to look forward to. Which titles are you most excited for? I've got my eye on Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War In The Pocket and Boogiepop Phantom, and I've heard good things about Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei.
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