Press Release — RightStuf’s Lucky Penny Entertainment Announces DVD Release Of Ristorante Paradiso

Posted on Jul 18 2012

GRIMES, Iowa, July 18, 2012 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and its Lucky Penny Entertainment label are pleased to announce the Ristorante Paradiso Complete Series DVD set will be available on November 6, 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.

“a refreshing change of pace” – Casey Brienza, Anime News Network

Visit to watch the series’ trailer and to pre-order the Ristorante Paradiso Complete Series on DVD.

About Ristorante Paradiso
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. The complete, 11-episode series!

Ristorante Paradiso Complete Series
Format: DVD (Litebox)
Pre-Book: 10/2/2012
Street Date: 11/6/2012
Runtime: 275 minutes
Genre: Drama
Suggested Rating: 13+
Audio: Japanese (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
Subtitles: English subtitles and English on-screen translations
Video: 16:9 Anamorphic widescreen, Color
Catalog #: LPDVD1278
ISBN: 1-57032-718-1
UPC: 7-42617-1278-2-3
SRP: $39.99
Discs/Set: 3
Case Quantity: 30
Features: Clean opening, clean ending, TV commercials, Ristorante Paradiso Noise trailers, backgrounds gallery, Rome scenery gallery, A Guide to Rome, liner notes, and original U.S. trailer.

** Product specifications and content may be subject to change.

About Right Stuf, Inc.
Currently celebrating its 25th 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, in general, through its online storefront at and a variety of media including podcasts and special publications. Its video and print publishing division includes the Nozomi Entertainment, Lucky Penny, and 5 Points Pictures studio-labels.

About Lucky Penny Entertainment
A publishing division of Right Stuf, Inc., Lucky Penny Entertainment is dedicated to high-quality and budget-friendly releases of anime fan favorites and niche titles. The initial roster of releases for this new studio-label includes Ristorante Paradiso, Hyakko and Aoi Hana: Sweet Blue Flowers.

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  • Mollybibbles July 23, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    This is exciting to me despite being relatively old news! I’ve always loved this series and we all know I adore Ono’s work. November can’t come soon enough!

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