I read this week’s newsletter from Rightstuf, and noticed an ad for the release of Gasaraki. The name rings a bell in my mind. I checked AnimeNewsNetwork’s entry for Gasaraki, and sure enough there is some info on it. The show originally air on TV in Japan in October of 1998, and it was released in R1 dvd in August of 2002, or nine and a half years ago. WOW!
Furthermore, if I recall correctly, the original licensor was the now defunct ADV. So Rightstuf is re-releasing this show at a very nicely priced 30 bucks next Tuesday. That’s a nice bargain for a 25 episode show, despite its age. I don’t believe I’ve seen the entire show (25 eps IS a lot of anime to watch when you were in school). I’m sure I still have the ADV version in my closet somewhere. But if you haven’t seen this show (stores stopped selling it in early 2000s), then I think it’s worth a look.