By Animaven on February 20, 2013No comments
GRIMES, Iowa, Feb. 20, 2013 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and its Nozomi Entertainment division are excited to announce the PRINCESS KNIGHT, Part 1 DVD set will be available on June 4, 2013.
The Part 1 DVD set will feature the first 26 episodes of this 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.
Note: 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 upon the best-selling comic (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. The original comic was serialized in Kodansha’s Shoujo Club anthology magazine, from 1953 through 1956, and its sequel series, Twin Knight, was serialized in Kodansha’s Nakayoshi anthology in 1958. The two collected volumes of the Princess Knight manga are currently available to North American readers from Vertical, Inc., which plans to release the sequel series in Summer 2013.
Visit princess-knight.rightstuf.com for more information about the series and to pre-order the DVD sets.
About PRINCESS KNIGHT, Part 1
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!
The first 26 episodes of the classic anime series!