Nozomi Entertainment, a division of Right Stuf Inc. have recently announced that their second collection of Princess Knight will be available for purchase from the 6th August 2013. The set will include the remaining 26 episodes of the classic television series with its original English-language dub (Due to similar issues as other more classic English dubbed anime series, edits mean they could not include a hybrid dub in this release). This will be the first time that the Princess Knight series is available on DVD in North America.
Also known as “Choppy and the Princess”, the 52-episode anime adaptation of Princess Knight is based upon the manga by 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 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.
Currently the suggested retail price is $39.99, and comes in at 4:3 aspect ratio for approximately 650 Minutes worth of content.
It’s a dark time in the kingdom of Silverland. The King is missing, and Duke Duralumon used a terrible potion to trick the Queen into revealing Sapphire’s secret. Now the entire kingdom knows that their brave young “prince” is actually a girl! As punishment for lying to the people, Sapphire and the Queen have been locked away in lonely Coffin Tower. But Sapphire won’t give up hope. She’s created a new persona for herself – the mysterious hero Phantom Knight – and she won’t rest until her kingdom is out of the evil Duke’s clutches for good!