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This project is to create an English Dubbed HD production of the ARIA The ANIMATION TV Series and release it on Blu-ray!
This project is to create an English Dubbed HD production of the ARIA The ANIMATION TV Series and release it on Blu-ray!
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    1. Nozomi Entertainment Creator on

      @Haku Yes - please contact Right Stuf Anime's customer service and get it updated!
      https://www.rightstufanime.com/contact-us

      We recommend everyone get their addresses updated as we're now working on season 1 blu-ray!

      - Kris

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      Haku on

      I just moved into a new apartment. Is there a way to make sure it comes to the correct address?

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      Vincent Fabbri on

      Hopefully, the dub can one day be shown on streaming sights like Crunchyroll, Netflix, Hulu, etc. so that people who might be on the fence in getting the hard copies (Blu-Rays) can try it out and enjoy it.

    4. YES on

      eBay sale has allowed me to finish collecting the rest of the six 1/6 figure collection. Just have to receive the BR and accompanying merch and guidebook and then I can make an Aria-dedicated section to my collection!

      If you're curious about the figures I'm talking about: https://myfigurecollection.net/browse.v4.php…

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      Gary
      Superbacker
      on

      It would be nice to have an option for a digital version when you are completed it. Have the option on Vimeo or VHX.

    6. Nozomi Entertainment Creator on

      @Gregory Guillen Glad you liked it! We worked really hard on that set and it's taken a lot of work to get it finally out to everyone.

    7. Gregory Guillen on

      @Nozomi just got my Utena set in today and wow is it one of the best things I have seen come from a US company. I love the rubbery feel of it and it has easily become one of my favorite things in my collection. I can only hope the Aria set will look just as nice!

    8. Nozomi Entertainment Creator on

      @Kalin Lancaster The Kickstarter items on RightStufAnime.com are all listed as "in stock" but it's only so they're orderable for the backers. We are still working on final QC for season 1 2.0 tracks and then we have to handle the 5.1 QC yet. It's been taking awhile to schedule fixes with the actresses as they're scattered across the country.

      @Daniel Savoy merch will not begin shipping out until s1 is ready to ship and we're still working on wrapping the audio checks. Depending on the type of merch, some (like the book) may ship out after s1.

      - Kris

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      Daniel Savoy on

      has merchandise started shipping out? Reason I ask is I got a call from fedex saying a package requiring a signature is arriving tomorrow by 8 PM. The only thing I can think of that would fit the bill is the non-blu-ray stuff (for me, mug, stationary/sticker sets, patches, art card set, lithograph, coffee mug) @ prima tier on up as I don't think season 1 would be mastered/pressed/shipped in 12 days for domestic tiers. I could be wrong but I pray it's not. If I am totally wrong, I would like nozomi to tell me.

    10. Kalin Lancaster on

      @rightstuf @kris, i noticed that the aria season 1 blu ray is posted as "in stock" on your webpage. is that an error, or should we be waiting patiently for a soon to be upcoming announcement?
      https://www.rightstufanime.com/Kickstarter-Aria-the-Natural-Set-1-Blu-ray

    11. Kalin Lancaster on

      @bluepikmin, thanks! purchased!

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      Don Nadeau on

      More on Rick Brown's excellent observation: KSL's color Mars trilogy is superb, but not nice; I found it rather political. Also he wrote at least one more. (makes note to complete collection)

    13. BluePikmin11 on

      A new Akari figure is up for pre-order on Rightstuf:

      https://www.rightstufanime.com/Akari-Mizunashi-Aria-Figure

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      Rick Brown on

      If you want a nice story about terraforming Mars you all should read the Red Mars, Green Mars , Blue Mars sci fi trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson. It presents a really unique view on the terraforming of Mars plus it's a really good read.

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      Mateusz Zebrowski on

      Since we're talking about terraforming Mars, here's an interesting proposal that was made about a year ago:
      https://phys.org/news/2017-03-nasa-magnetic-shield-mars-atmosphere.html

      The process that they proposed involves putting a magnetic barrier between the Sun and Mars which keeps the solar wind from stripping away the atmosphere. Of course allowing nature to take its course with just this would take the better part of a billion years, which we'd be a bit impatient to do. But, in combination with other proposed terraforming techniques it would make the planet's atmosphere more stable. Sort of Ukijima but a LOT farther away.

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      Vincent Fabbri on

      Since the setting of “ARIA” is a terraformed version of the planet Mars, here’s a video that I’ve found that could explain a way that the planet’s terraforming process can be done. https://www.facebook.com/ScienceNaturePage/videos/1332147706917484/

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      Aaron on

      monster was fully dubbed but not fully released on dvd. I'm not sure if viz still has the license.

    18. Grant Awa on

      Let’s get a kickstarter program dealing with Naoki Urasawa’s Monster and his other works.

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      Omoikane on

      @Gregory Guillen
      We can only now dream of a kickstarter to relicense the series as a Blu-ray

    20. Kalin Lancaster on

      @nozomi,

      Here is an interesting situation over at funimation:

      Cowboy beboop 20 year anniversary collector sets.

      In summary funimation is bypassing KS and running a system of looking for previous order backers up to a certain amount. If they reach 1000 pre orders on any of the 3 different sets, then it will be produced. Given your own webpage and availability to add a host of items and sales on rightstufanime, this could be a way to eliminate the 10-15% take KS has on their listings.

    21. Gregory Guillen on

      My Maria Watches Over us Kickstarter dreams died today :(

      https://twitter.com/NozomiEnt/status/992105317516349444

    22. Nozomi Entertainment Creator on

      @Nicholas Jung We will definitely give a heads up before shipping so that if anyone has any last minute changes they need to make to their addresses, we can get it taken care of. We will also give an advanced notification on the close down of the slacker backer period before that is closed down as well so that everyone can get in their final orders.

      - Kris

    23. treecko green on

      @Nozomi that sounds awsome...hopefully you guys get to use everything. i can't wait.

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      Peter Cannici on

      My situation is like Nicholas Jung's, it would be really helpful if we had some notification before it ships, or at least a new estimate.

    25. Nozomi Entertainment Creator on

      @treecko green We are. They have been able to deliver us some great pieces and we're hopeful that everything will get approved for usage. Delivery of materials doesn't always ensure that they'll let you use the art piece in the manner you want to use it. =/

      - Kris

    26. treecko green on

      I'm so looking foward to the art books. @Nozomi, are we still waiting on more stuff from the Licencors?

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      Nicholas Jung on

      @Nozomi Entertainment. Can you tell us in advance (2 -3 weeks) before confirmation of shipping? I will be moving during summer but uncertain of my next address yet, so it would be nice if there was a buffer to contact you to change the address.

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      Rick Brown on

      Seems like things are getting a little lethargic here. I hope everything is proceeding according to plan on the release.

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      ErBoProxy
      Superbacker
      on

      Otakuthon in Montreal ( Aug. 3 - 5 ) posted today the first batch of this year's guests -- Shiena Nishizawa, who sings the Avvenire theme, was announced.

      On a scale of 1 to 10, how likely can there be official artwork or goodies available at that time, in order to procure an early Avvenire memento and cause jealousy amongst non-backers of this project?

      Just asking, doesn't cost anything ;)

    30. treecko green on

      @Nozomi - That sounds awesome. i cant wait to get it

    31. YES on

      S1 @ 75%?
      YES.

    32. Nozomi Entertainment Creator on

      @Yifeng Su We've been working to get some new artwork from our Japanese licensors. So far we've been able to procure some of the AVVENIRE pieces and they are currently working to see if they can get us additional sketch art and posing shots. We're hoping that we'll hear soon so that we can move forward with the book.
      -Kris

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      Yifeng Su on

      Hi Nozomi Entertainment. Are there any updates regarding the production of the guidebook in these past few months?

    34. Kalin Lancaster on

      @kris perfect thank you for the update. I don't mind asking the questions that I'm sure at least a few of the 2648 backers have. I'm glad and relieved that we could get a straightforward response on that question. I feel like the last few updates had been lacking in the status reporting field. So thank you! I don't mind waiting as long as it takes as long as I have an idea as to the direction and progression is going.

    35. Michael Jensen on

      Let's not forget that sometimes delays are necessary for making a product "just right". I can actually wait for the BD/DVD to be more available to the masses, even if that means waiting another 1.5 years (which might be the case).

    36. Nozomi Entertainment Creator on

      @Kalin Lancaster All of the scripts for season 1 have been spotted and ~75% of the VA work has been recorded for s1. They're working on wrapping up the rest and then they have to work on the full mix. Hopefully we'll be QC'ing the mix probably next month unless any additional scheduling conflicts come up. Not all of the cast is local to the studio so it takes quite a bit of work to get everyone in to do the recording. We really wanted an awesome cast and we knew that it could cause a bit of delay in doing so because of logistics, but we thought it was worth it. Hopefully everyone is enjoying all the cast videos!

      - Kris

    37. Nozomi Entertainment Creator on

      @Kalin Lancaster All of the scripts for season 1 have been spotted and ~75% of the VA work has been recorded for s1. They're working on wrapping up the rest and then they have to work on the full mix. Hopefully we'll be QC'ing the mix probably next month unless any additional scheduling conflicts come up. Not all of the cast is local to the studio so it takes quite a bit of work to get everyone in to do the recording. We really wanted an awesome cast and we knew that it could cause a bit of delay in doing so because of logistics, but we thought it was worth it. Hopefully everyone is enjoying all the cast videos!

      - Kris

    38. Nozomi Entertainment Creator on

      @Matthew Season 1 is still dubbing so we are a bit behind schedule. We had to work around several scheduling conflicts for the various voice actresses. Once dubbing has completed for season 1, we'll be able to work on the blu-rays for that season.

      - Kris

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      Daniel Savoy on

      Matthew: there is a delay because season one IS NOT DONE YET! My set which includes season two probably will not ship season two till August at best (my guess). A season three order may be November. For me, season one will ship when it is ready due to being in the US. Estimates I have above are my own guess and probably are inaccurate. Only nozomi knows when season one will be ready.

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      Matthew on

      Hey everyone! I'm sorry for not knowing the answer to this in advance, but when is our merchandise supposed to ship out? I ordered the Deluxe Prima, and it states that shipping should be due in February. Is there a reason for the delay? Thanks!

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      ErBoProxy
      Superbacker
      on

      I have joined Kickstarter for this project and found myself to back about nearly 20 other projects since the Aria campaign ended. I must admit it has been a while since I have taken a look at the comments.

      I know there has been quick teases of the voices and translation. Time for the real important stuff : I really hope "zun taka poko-ten, zun taka pon~!" from the first episode of season 2 has been left intact and will somehow find it's way into the dub untranslated :p

    42. Kalin Lancaster on

      @kris out of curiosity will you be releasing a status update any time with like a rough estimate on how season 1 is going? Nothing exact I'm more curious in a > or < 50% completion based on nozomi's previous release cycles for other anime.

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      Vincent Fabbri on

      @Nozomi - I also want to congratulate you guys for getting “Aria” dubbed and released on Blu-Ray. I hope everything goes well with the process. Especially since as @Michael Jensen mentioned, it could lead to more of your older anime getting dubbed in the future.

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      Vincent Fabbri on

      @Nozomi - I also want to congratulate you guys for getting “Aria” dubbed and released on Blu-Ray. I hope everything goes well with the process. Especially since as @Michael Jensen mentioned, it could lead to more of your older anime dubbed in the future. Keep up the good work!

    45. Michael Jensen on

      @Nozomi Entertainment: Sure, the recording for all the seasons and all the production will take a while before the boxsets start shipping out. However, I want to congratulate you guys for giving "Aria" fans the chance for it to finally see it dubbed. This is a stretch, but it could pave the way for other older shows in your catalog to finally get a dub.

    46. InquisitiveRavenclaw on

      @Richard J: Thanks a lot! good luck to you, too :).

    47. Tender Breeze on

      @Nozomi - That's certainly true. Thanks for the update! ;)

    48. Nozomi Entertainment Creator on

      @Tender Breeze We're still giving a little bit more time for our licensors to see if they can get us any additional artwork. It'd be great to have some stuff that hasn't been seen before. ^_^

      - Kris

    49. Richard J. on

      @ InquisitiveRavenclaw: that's great! Glad you've gotten some more money in your pockets lately. Hope both of us have some more good luck on that front soon!

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