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Lucky Penny Sets ‘Sweet Blue Flowers (Aoi Hana)’ Anime DVD Release

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Lucky Penny Entertainment is following through on their acquisition of Aoi Hana – Sweet Blue Flowers with the series getting a release date set for March 5th, 2013.

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 character-driven, coming-of-age manga by Takako Shimura (Wandering Son) features direction by Kenichi Kasai (Honey and Clover), animation by J.C. Staff (Revolutionary Girl UtenaNodame Cantabile), and an opening animation sequence conceived by Kunihiko Ikuhara (Revolutionary Girl UtenaPenguin Drum). The series succeeded Ristorante Paradiso in Fuji TV’s NOISE timeslot and was also simulcast by Crunchyroll. In 2009, it was recognized by the jury of the 13th Japan Media Arts Festival as a recommended work.

Visit to watch the series’ trailer and to pre-order Sweet Blue Flowers on DVD.


“What if the one I love is a girl…?” Tears have always come easily to Fumi, but as a child, she could count on her best friend, Akira, to cheer her up. After a decade apart, Fumi and Akira find themselves reunited by chance. But even as the two girls rediscover their friendship, with the start of the new school year, Fumi becomes romantically involved with a tall, charismatic girl named Sugimoto. Fumi soon finds herself playing a balancing act between friendship and love. The complete, 11-episode series!

SWEET BLUE FLOWERS (Aoi Hana) Complete Series
Format: DVD (Litebox)
Pre-Book: 2/5/2013
Street Date: 3/5/2013

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 #: LPDVD1362

ISBN: 1-57032-735-1
UPC: 7-42617-1362-2-1
SRP: $39.99

Discs/Set: 3

Clean opening, TV spots, character art gallery, and original U.S. trailer.

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