During their 25th Anniversary celebrations at Anime Expo 2012, Right Stuf announced their brand new Lucky Penny label which would focus on their standard anime releases while their Nozomi Entertainment label would have a renewed focus as the companies signature line… such as collectors editions and all that. The company has announced that their Anime Expo acquisition announcement of Ristorante Paradiso will be released as a Complete Series “Litebox-style” DVD set and be available on the 6th November 2012.
The DVD set will include the entire 11-episode television series, in a single DVD keepcase, with Japanese audio, English subtitles and on-screen translations, and on-disc video extras. This anime adaptation of the Ristorante Paradiso and Gente manga by Natsume Ono (House of Five Leaves, Not Simple) features animation by David Production (The Book of Bantorra). It aired in Japan during Fuji TV’s late-night anime NOISE timeslot and was simulcast by Crunchyroll. The two manga series are currently available from VIZ Media.
When Nicoletta was a little girl, her mother, Olga, abandoned her and ran off to Rome to remarry. Now, 15 years later and a young woman, she travels to Rome with the intention of ruining her mother’s life. She tracks Olga down to a restaurant called Casetta dell’Orso, but the second Nicoletta steps through its door, everything changes. It’s a peculiar place staffed entirely by mature gentlemen wearing spectacles, and like their clientele, she is helpless against their wise smiles and warm voices. Before Nicoletta realizes it, her plans for vengeance start to fade, and she’s swept up in the sweet romance of everyday Italian life.