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Right Stuf, Inc. Acquires The Rose of Versailles

by Florete
Sep 14, 2012 11:49 AM | 53 Comments
According to their official press release, Right Stuf, Inc. has announced the acquisition of the seminal 1979 anime Rose of Versailles.

The classic 40 episode series will be released in two limited edition box-sets in 2013. The series will also start stream on-line in December 2012 on the streaming site Viki.

Currently Nozomi Entertainment is looking for fan questions for a Q&A with the manga series creator Riyoko Ikeda.

Source: Press Release

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Amberleh said:
If I can afford it I will definitely buy it. Was about to torrent it when I saw it was getting liscensed, so I will wait. =)

If I can't afford it I'm sure it will at least go to Hulu for some time.


All the episodes are already available on Viki they seem to have that "Dear Brother" series on there too that RoV's mangaka also made.

Mar 24, 2013 12:55 PM by Roloko

If I wasn't so completely broke I'd buy this.

Mar 24, 2013 7:08 AM by LayedBack

If I can afford it I will definitely buy it. Was about to torrent it when I saw it was getting liscensed, so I will wait. =)

If I can't afford it I'm sure it will at least go to Hulu for some time.

Mar 23, 2013 11:22 PM by Amberleh

Though, it only took 3 decades for a licensing company to recognize its greatness.


Just so you guys know, the fellas at Rightstuf have been trying to get Rose of Versailles for some time now. Shawne Kleckner, the president of Rightstuf has been at it for literally a decade.

If you've got any interest in it, give 'em some thanks and check it out.

Dec 1, 2012 10:52 AM by Paltheos

Just a simply... AWESOME!

Sep 16, 2012 6:57 PM by saiyagok

Roloko said:
Anime_Freak_0101 said:
*Reading it* Oh my god!!!!!! Yes finally the rose of versailles got rights thank you we are wait for what 33 years yeah english dub :-). And yes going buy it too this is awesome but will not be out 2013 I will wait.


Rightstuf doesn't dub any of their series so it will be subbed only.

It's not never, though it is rare. They have titles like Kare Kano, Irresponsible Captain Tylor, Boogiepop Phantom, Shingu, etc. which feature dubs.

So, most likely it won't get a dub, but it's not impossible.

EDIT: Eh, sorry, strike that. I just found this line in their press release.

"It is an honor and privilege to bring this beloved series to DVD, via Nozomi
Entertainment, and work with TMS and Viki to introduce our English-subtitled translation of the anime inspired by Ms. Ikeda’s masterwork to North American fans. ”

Sep 16, 2012 2:52 PM by ForgoneReality

My life needs classics! I've watched Lady Oscar like twice in my childhood, I don't think I remember everything about it.
I will try my best to get my hands on the box-sets when they'll be available even if they will cost a fortune!

Sep 16, 2012 3:38 AM by Shadow-Chan

An epic announcement! I never thought in my wildest dreams that someone will release RoV in English. Hope this follows with Onii-sama e and someone licensing Orpheus no Mado manga.

Sep 16, 2012 12:10 AM by Hayatempest

Dalek-baka said:
edwd2 said:
ProdiGene said:
... now, if only they'd do the same for LoGH ...
It'll cost a lot, and there isn't much demand either
Plus AFAIK there is already some translation availible so less work for the producers.
And LOGH... 110 episodes: making script, hiring VA (if they would go into this area) - that would be madness and probably not even that profitable, compared to cost of making it.
True that, but one should not disregard the fact that LoGH's got much more potential than most shit that get licensed out there; not specifically aiming at Right Stuf. Hell, I wonder sometimes how brilliant it would've been if LoGH had been licensed right there and then, the period it was already in the making; west, at least western animation fans, would've been totally into the epicness had it been aired at some Adult Swim or something. Not to mention, LoGH, then, would've had a much larger fanbase than now.

Hakuromatsu said:
ProdiGene said:
... now, if only they'd do the same for LoGH ...
You could watch that five-minute dubbed clip of eps. 51 & 52 five-hundred times and pretend they dubbed the entire series.
Nah, subs are enough. Plus, I have this hunch they wouldn't be able to match the intensity in English dubs; not to mention the fact that Right Stuf doesn't dub.

Sep 15, 2012 9:19 PM by Cau-ca-sian

Never heard of it but I want to check it out now.

Sep 15, 2012 6:30 PM by soulless4now

Roloko said:
Anime_Freak_0101 said:
*Reading it* Oh my god!!!!!! Yes finally the rose of versailles got rights thank you we are wait for what 33 years yeah english dub :-). And yes going buy it too this is awesome but will not be out 2013 I will wait.


Rightstuf doesn't dub any of their series so it will be subbed only.


Oh allright still awesome news!

Sep 15, 2012 5:31 PM by Anime_Freak_0101

Wonderful news!

Although, it's too bad about the limited edition dvd release. Maybe they'll print more if the demand is there.. Anyhow, this will be a perfect excuse for a rewatch of my favorite series, and a good opportunity to introduce the show to some people.

Sep 15, 2012 12:58 PM by SchnickelFritz

I'm sooooooo happy this is being released State-side! It might have taken a long time, but it gives me hope for other classics.

Sep 15, 2012 12:37 PM by sen_mcgrath

Well that took a long ass time.

Sep 15, 2012 10:36 AM by holypoop

Hakuromatsu said:
ProdiGene said:
... now, if only they'd do the same for LoGH ...


You could watch that five-minute dubbed clip of eps. 51 & 52 five-hundred times and pretend they dubbed the entire series.
If those clips are about

Sep 15, 2012 9:55 AM by Dalek-baka

ProdiGene said:
... now, if only they'd do the same for LoGH ...


You could watch that five-minute dubbed clip of eps. 51 & 52 five-hundred times and pretend they dubbed the entire series.

Sep 15, 2012 9:41 AM by MostCuriousThing

Pretty damn awesome. It's such a great show if you aren't too sensitive to effective melodrama and glitter.

Sep 15, 2012 8:10 AM by GuZ

HELL YEAH!! I'm so excited!

Sep 15, 2012 5:35 AM by EdenBaggins

I am truly happy that a masterpiece such as The Rose of Versailles is licensed at long last and will be released on DVD, I truly enjoyed watching the series and I came to love ROV. I'll definitely be getting this series on DVD when it comes out! Many thanks RightStuf/Nozomi for acquiring such a fantastic anime! ^___^

Sep 15, 2012 5:23 AM by kanon-chan

Anime_Freak_0101 said:
*Reading it* Oh my god!!!!!! Yes finally the rose of versailles got rights thank you we are wait for what 33 years yeah english dub :-). And yes going buy it too this is awesome but will not be out 2013 I will wait.


Rightstuf doesn't dub any of their series so it will be subbed only.

Sep 15, 2012 4:52 AM by Roloko

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