Nozomi Entertainment is an anime licensing company based in Iowa, United States. It's a division of online and mail-order retailer Right Stuf, and went by that same name up until 2007. They generally have an excellent reputation, choosing high-quality series and when possible, putting out releases that are also as high quality. As seen here, they have plenty of rescued titles from shuttered companies and classic titles, some with fandoms that had little realistic hope to see the titles in the states again.
It is, however, notorious for not dubbing never-before released anime if licensed.
See also: Lucky Penny Entertainment.
Works released by this company include:
- Astro Boy (1964-1966 series)
- Boogiepop Phantom
- Boys Be...
- Comic Party (original 2001 series only; the 2005 Revolution sequel was licensed by ADV Films and later FUNimation, the 2001 series was later rescue licensed by Discotek Media)
- Dirty Pair (OVAs and the film, which were previously released by ADV Films, as well as the TV series, which was not)
- El Hazard: The Wanderers (previously released by Geneon)
- Emma: A Victorian Romance
- Galaxy Angel (previously released by Bandai Entertainment; to be released in 2017)
- Gasaraki (previously released by ADV Films)
- His and Her Circumstances
- Irresponsible Captain Tylor
- Kimba the White Lion (the original series)
- Lost Universe (previously released by ADV Films)
- Magic User's Club (the OVAs and TV series, previously released by Media Blasters)
- Maria Watches Over Us
- Martian Successor Nadesico (previously released by ADV Films)
- Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn (previously released by Bandai Entertainment before the company halted production entirely)
- Ninja Nonsense
- Rental Magica
- Revolutionary Girl Utena (previously released by Central Park Media)
- Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars
- Sketchbook ~full color'S~
- Sound of the Sky
- Starship Girl Yamamoto Yohko (only the two OVA series, not the later TV series)
- Super Gals (initially only the second season; later rereleased the first season, previously released by ADV Films)
- The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye (as of early 2012, this was the last Nozomi release for which an English dub was commissioned)
- To Heart (only the original 1999 TV series)
- Umi Monogatari
- No Dub for You: Since after The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye, all of their new releases are sub only and they completely refuse to do any more dubbing. However, Right Stuf, the parent company of Nozomi Entertainment, is handling the dub for Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin. Although this is a justified case, since Right Stuf teamed up with Sunrise for the Gundam series, and the fact Gundam is a hugely popular mecha anime title.