lRwcpSANTA MONICA, CA (June 2, 2013) – Starting this summer, Blast of Tempest fans can dive in to a world full of magic, mystery, and adventure! At their recent industry panel at A-Kon, Aniplex of America Inc. announced its release plans for the fantasy anime series Blast of Tempest in North America. The series is the latest animation produced by one of the most acclaimed animation studios, BONES (Fullmetal Alchemist). The series will be released on DVD in a total of two complete season sets. Both sets will feature the original Japanese audio with English subtitles as well as bonus contents. They are scheduled for release at the following dates:

Complete 1st Season- August 13th

Complete 2nd Season- January 21st , 2014

The Complete 1st Season will be available for pre-order through rightstuf.com and Aniplex’s official retailers (AniplexUSA.com/retailers) starting Monday June 3rd. The Complete 2nd

Season’s pre-order information will be available at a later date. Both sets will include 3 DVD discs where the first set will include episodes 1-12 and the second set will include episodes 13-24. The bonus features for the first set will include the textless opening and ending themes, a

16-page deluxe booklet, and a reversible mini-poster only available to fans that purchase this DVD set. The o-sleeve will feature the key visual art and a 2-sided reversible cover. Details including release dates and features are listed below.

Blast of Tempest DVD -Complete 1st Season- features:

DVD

3 DVD Discs

  • Includes Episodes 1-12 (TRT: 300 min)
  • Video: 16:9, Letter Box MPEG2
  • Audio: Japanese (Linear PCM Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Textless Opening and Ending

Bonus Contents

  • Deluxe -16 page booklet
  • Reversible Mini Poster
  • O-Sleeve with Key Visual Art
  • 2-sided Reversible Cover

All Blast of Tempest Releases can be pre-ordered and purchased at:

Right Stuf: http://www.rightstuf.com/

Product number and UPC bar code

Title Street Date SKU # UPC SRP Store
price
Blast of Tempest DVD August 13th AOA-3201 850527003448 $74.98 $59.98
-Complete 1st Season-
Blast of Tempest DVD January 21, AOA-3202 850527 003455 $74.98 $59.98
-Complete 2nd Season- 2014

For detailed information, please visit:

www.AniplexUSA.com/blastoftempest

About Blast of Tempest

One day, a sorceress princess was stuffed into a barrel and banished.

One day, a single girl was suddenly murdered, and the culprit still runs free. And one day, a battle spanning time and space over magic and revenge began! Sanity and madness; sense and intelligence; self-confidence and convictions. The tragic tale of this irrational world begins here.

The Kusaribe family is a family of sorcerers under the protection of the “Tree of Genesis.” Their princess, Hakaze Kusaribe, was the greatest sorceress of their family. But Samon Kusaribe, a member of their family seeking to resurrect the “Tree of Exodus,” a tree that opposes the “Tree of Genesis” and controls the power of destruction, stuffs her into a barrel, and banishes her to a

deserted island. From the deserted island, she sends a message out to sea, which is found by Mahiro Fuwa, a young boy who’s sworn vengeance upon the criminal who killed his younger sister, Aika. Mahiro agrees to help Hakaze under the condition that she finds Aika’s killer with her magic. But, once Mahiro’s best friend and Aika’s lover, Yoshino Takigawa is rescued from danger, he too gets dragged into this tale of revenge.

www.AniplexUSA.com/blastoftempest

About Aniplex of America Inc.

Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favoriteDVD and Blu-Ray releases such as Bakemonogatari, Durarara!!,

Puella Magi Madoka Magica, the Garden of Sinners and Blue Exorcist. The company’sever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles, Sword Art Online, VALVRAVE the Liberator, Magi, Oreimo 2, Oreshura and Vividred Operation.

www.AniplexUSA.comwww.youtube.com/aniplexUS

About Right Stuf

Currently celebrating its 26th year in business, Right Stuf, Inc. was one of the first players in the U.S. Japanese Animation (“anime”) industry, as both an anime producer/distributor and a retailer. Right Stuf works to promote knowledge of its own products, as well as the anime and manga industry, through its online storefront at RightStuf.com and a variety of media including podcasts and special publications.

www.RightStuf.com.