Anime News Network is reporting that it reached out to Crunchyroll and Right Stuf regarding Right Stuf’s Nozomi Entertainment division following Crunchyroll’s acquisition of Right Stuf. According to ANN, Crunchyroll responded that there is no news about Nozomi Entertainment at this time as they “evaluate all of the rights.” The company has no other updates at this point regarding Right Stuf’s anime licensing and home video division, and reports that it will be “business as usual.”
Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment’s Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for an English-dubbed Blu-ray Disc release for the Dirty Pair 1985 television anime has confirmed that Crunchyroll’s acquisition of Right Stuf includes Nozomi Entertainment by extension. The Kickstarter page also revealed that the Nozomi team is still handling the project. The acquisition will not affect the English dub or release.
Crunchyroll announced on August 4, 2022 that it had purchased anime retailer Right Stuf to expand its eCommerce service. The purchase will widen Crunchyroll’s eCommerce product offering with extensions in home entertainment and manga categories. The companies did not disclose the terms of the deal.
The original announcement did not mention Right Stuf’s licensing division Nozomi Entertainment. However, Nozomi Entertainment shared the announcement on Twitter.