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Right Stuf Inc.
Industry Video publisher and distributor
Genre Anime, Asian cinema, live action
Founded July 31 1987
Founders Shawne P. Kleckner and Robert Ferson
Headquarters ,
United States
Key people
Shawne P. Kleckner Founder/CEO
Christine Morgan Vice President
Kristine Gero Senior Producer
Number of employees
Website rightstufanime.com

Right Stuf Inc. (formerly known as The Right Stuf International Inc.) is an independent video publisher and distributor of video programming that specializes in Asian entertainment (anime and live action films). The company has several divisions including: Nozomi Entertainment (production), Critical Mass (adult programming), RightStufAnime.com (online store) and 5 Points Pictures (live action). In March 2012, Right Stuf launched 5 Points Pictures, its live action label.[1] Right Stuf also offers production services and distribution for Japanese labels Aniplex of America, Sunrise Inc.,[2] Eleven Arts,[3] and Pony Canyon.[4]

Right Stuf was founded on July 31, 1987 by Robert Ferson and current CEO Shawne P. Kleckner. The company is headquartered in Grimes, Iowa.

Nozomi Entertainment

Nozomi Entertainment is Right Stuf's studio focusing on "collector-grade releases for audiences of all ages." It publishes classic and modern anime programs for people of all ages. At the Anime Expo in 2007, CEO Shawne Kleckner announced that Right Stuf had changed the name of their production division to Nozomi Entertainment. The first title released under the new Nozomi Entertainment label was The Third.[5]

Titles licensed by Nozomi Entertainment






Out of print

Lucky Penny

Lucky Penny Entertainment is a Right Stuf studio-label focusing on "high-quality and budget-friendly editions of both anime fan favorites and niche titles." The first series released under the Lucky Penny label were Ristorante Paradiso, Hyakko and Aoi Hana: Sweet Blue Flowers.[6]

Titles licensed by Lucky Penny Entertainment

Critical Mass Video

Critical Mass Video is Right Stuf's studio for adult anime programming. It offers titles catering to an assortment of different preferences.

Titles licensed by Critical Mass Video

5 Points Pictures

5 Points Pictures is Right Stuf’s distribution division for live action programming. In March 2012, Right Stuf, Inc. established 5 Point Pictures and announced its film distribution agreement with CJ Entertainment.[7]

Titles licensed by 5 Points Pictures


  1. ^ "Specializing in Eclectic Live-Action Films". ICv2. 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2012-04-26.
  2. ^ "Sunrise Partners with Right Stuf to Release Gundam Franchise Stateside". Anime News Network. 2014-10-11. Retrieved 2019-03-28.
  3. ^ "Right Stuf, Eleven Arts Partner for Home Video Distribution". Anime News Network. 2018-08-11. Retrieved 2019-03-28.
  4. ^ "Pony Canyon Will Release Yuki Yuna is a Hero, Denki-Gai no Honya-san in North America". Anime News Network. 2015-01-08. Retrieved 2019-03-28.
  5. ^ "Anime Expo 2007". Anime News Network. 2007-06-30. Retrieved 2012-04-26.
  6. ^ Right Stuf, Inc. Announces Acquisitions of Ristorante Paradiso, Hyakko & Aoi Hana; Creation of Lucky Penny Studio-Label; and Nozomi Limited-Edition Releases
  7. ^ "Right Stuf Inc Establishes 5 POINTS PICTURES, Announces Agreement with CJ Entertainment" (Press release). Right Stuf Inc. 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2012-04-26.

External links

  • Official site and online store
  • Nozomi Entertainment—production division
  • Lucky Penny Entertainment—production division
  • Critical Mass Video—Adult programming
  • 5 Points Pictures—Live-action label
  • Lau, Jenny (May 24, 2017). "30 Anime-zing Years". Right Stuf Anime Blog. Right Stuf. Retrieved May 24, 2017.
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