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Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood! Review

Disgaea fans, be warned: this game is not worth your time unless you enjoy playing a side scrolling game that is remarkably well at making your thumbs ache while you constantly mash upon the buttons.



news-kimi-ni-todokeSanta Ana, CA (March 29, 2012) – NIS America proudly announced today that the high school romance kimi ni todoke -From Me to You- Volume 3 Premium Edition will be available in North America in July. In kimi ni todoke -From Me to You- Volume 3, Sawako and Kazehaya will face more obstacles standing between them and their pure feelings. The conclusion to this sweet and sour high school romance will be packed onto 2 Blu-ray discs and 2 DVDs. The premium edition comes in a highly collectible sturdy slipcase with the hardcover art book, Their Memories, which is a collection of memories from the characters in kimi ni todoke -From Me to You-. Preorder at select online retailers: Right Stuf, The Anime Corner Store, Anime Pavilion, Anime Castle, and NIS America’s Online Store.




About kimi ni todoke -From Me to You-:

After ringing in the new year with her crush at their local shrine, things seem to be going well between Sawako and Kazehaya. However, a new year means new obstacles to overcome, and a young girl's first love is no exception. When Sawako begins to doubt herself, her rival Kurumi senses it and makes a few comments that push Sawako's confidence back to zero. When you add in Kazehaya's misunderstandings as well as a new boy in class who seems to like Sawako the same way Kazehaya does, it sums up to equal another exciting school year! Find out if Sawako and Kazehaya can overcome their own self-doubts and any outside forces in order to finally have their true feelings reach one another!


About the extras—art book and bonus features:


- kimi ni todoke -From Me to You- Volume 3 Premium Edition comes with a hardcover art book (full color, 28 pages) that features vividly illustrated memories from the kimi ni todoke characters, as well as beautiful scenery illustrations depicting where these memories were created.

- Two mini-episodes featuring Kurumi’s interpretation of two classic fairy tales. - Episode 0: Watch this recap of Vol. 1 & 2 as seen through the eyes of Kurumi! (Approx. 23 mins)

- Clean opening and ending.



Mamiko Noto as Sawako Kuronuma (Clannad, Negima!, Hell Girl)

Daisuke Namikawa as Shota Kazehaya (PERSONA -trinity soul-, BLEACH, One Piece, Black Lagoon)

Miyuki Sawashiro as Ayane Yano (Arakawa Under the Bridge, PERSONA -trinity soul-, Durarara!!)

Yuko Sanpei as Chizuru Yoshida (Arakawa Under the Bridge, Eureka Seven, Xam’d: Lost Memories)

Aya Hirano as Ume Kurumizawa (Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, DEATH NOTE, Lucky Star)

Mamoru Miyamo as Kento Miura (Durarara!, Gundam 00, DEATH NOTE)


Anime production by Production I.G


Past projects: Ghost in the Shell, Eden of the East, Blood+, xxxHOLiC



news-anohanaSanta Ana, CA (March 29, 2012) – NIS America is excited to announce the release of anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day Complete Series Premium Edition, the heartwarming story of a group of teenagers and their ghostly friend, this July. The title will come complete with a collectible slipcase, a hardcover art book, “The Super Peace Buster Chronicle,” and plenty of on-disc bonus features. In anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day, a group of high schoolers, separated after a tragic event, struggle to heal from their old wounds and discover (or rediscover) their own identities in the process. When their childhood friend reappears in a most surprising way, they come together to revisit their past and explore what really happened that day all those years ago. This heartwarming coming-of-age drama explores the pain of growing up for an ordinary group of high school students and their extraordinary visitor from years gone by. Preorder at select online retailers: Right Stuf, The Anime Corner Store, Anime Pavilion, Anime Castle, and NIS America Online Store.


anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day Complete Series Premium Edition


About anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day:

Jinta Yadomi and his group of childhood friends have become estranged after a tragic accident split them apart. Now in their high school years, a sudden surprise forces each of them to confront their guilt over what happened that day and come to terms with the ghosts of their past. With their childhood friend Menma back in their lives, the “Super Peace Busters” put their personal issues aside and work together to grant her one true wish. But to do it right, they'll have to overcome years of shame, hard feelings, and heartache.


About the extras—art book and bonus features:


- Hardcover art book, “The Super Peace Buster Chronicle,” (full color, 38 pages) which provides a deeper experience of anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day with character bios, scrapbook-style photo selections, an episode guide, rough sketches, illustrations, and more
- Episode 1 clean ending, teasers & commercials, and online episode previews



Miyu Irino as Jinta Yadomi (D.N.Angel, Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, Mobile Suit Gundam 00)

Ai Kayano as Meiko Honma (Lagrange -The Flower of Rin-ne, Dream Eater Merry, Guilty Crown)

Haruka Tomatsu as Naruko Anjo (Katanagatari, Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens, Cat Planet Cuties)

Takahiro Sakurai as Atsumu Matsuyuki (Zakuro, House of Five Leaves, Code Geass)

Saori Hayami as Chiriko Tsurumi (Our Home's Fox Deity, Heaven's Lost Property, Eden of the East)

Takayuki Kondo as Testudo Hisakawa (Zakuro, Shakugan no Shana, Aria the Scarlet Ammo)


Creative Staff

Director – Tatsuyuki Nagai (Toradora!, Toaru Kagaku no Railgun, Honey and Clover II)

Character Design – Masayoshi Tanaka (Toradora!, High School of the Dead, Gurren Lagann)

Animation Production – A-1 Pictures (Occult Academy, WAGNARIA!!, PERSONA -trinity soul-)








news legasistaSanta Ana, Calif. (March 29, 2012) – NIS America is excited to announce that Legasista will be available exclusively on PlayStation®3 via PlayStation®Network this August. Legasista is a dungeon crawler-style survival action RPG. Extra dungeons that give you better loot are randomly generated and players are able to fully customize their characters, including job classes and equipment. They can also alter their appearance by importing images from their PS3. The game will automatically convert the images into playable characters. Crawl into the dungeon later this summer!

About Legasista

In a world where science has become a thing of the past, people have come to fear this ancient form of knowledge as magic spells and curses. Now a young man named Alto sets off for the mysterious Ivy Tower, which houses ancient relics of the lost art of science.

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•Dungeon crawler-style action RPG: Form a team of 3 characters to explore the dungeons of the Ivy Tower! Characters can easily switch in and out from the frontline to the backline.
•Randomly-generated dungeons: Explore different dungeons and cash in on the loot!
•Personalities: Create your own character, from job class to unique personalities! The personality will greatly change the character’s fighting capabilities, so choose well!
•Customization: Customize your character fully with the character creation feature. Even weapons can be customized!


news mugen-soulsSanta Ana, Calif. (March 29, 2012) – NIS America proudly announced their plan to release Mugen Souls in North America and Europe later this year exclusively for the PlayStation 3. Mugen Souls features a free-roaming battle map, turn-based combat, and massive amounts of customization and growth to maximize the fun fans can have with the game.

About Mugen Souls

There exists a small galaxy in the universe containing seven worlds, shimmering in seven colors... These worlds exist and act independent of one another. This has allowed them to develop and nurture rich, unique cultures. Then one day, a decree was sent out... “I'm gonna make everything in each of these worlds bow to me!” – The Undisputed Goddess, Chou-Chou

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•Expansive worlds to explore: Travel freely on each world to explore and find treasures and items. Monsters are roaming about, so be cautious or fight them head-on and make them your subservient peons!
•Free-roaming style battle maps: Use Combo attacks to execute spectacular moves with your allies! Destroy Crystals on the battlefield to activate Hyper mode!
•Moe Kill: Execute the Moe Kill technique to enslave enemies and turn them into items by exploiting their weaknesses!
•Customization: Create a full cast of characters! Customizable body parts, facial expressions, and job classes! Notice: Due to the sensitive nature of some content, NIS America has decided to edit certain aspects of this title for its North American and European releases.


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news one-witch-and-hundred-knightsSanta Ana, Calif. (March 29, 2012) – NIS America is excited to announce the winter release of The Witch and the Hundred Knights exclusively on PS3 in North America and Europe. Adopting high-res, fully 3D environments and characters, as well as a dark fantasy world brought to life by Takehito Harada, The Witch and the Hundred Knights will deliver a brand-new action RPG experience from Nippon Ichi Software! In The Witch and the Hundred Knights, being bad is good! Save the innocent or take part in the ransacking—it’s all up to you! The Witch and the Hundred Knights will hit store shelves in early 2013. About The Witch and the Hundred Knights Two powerful witches have been battling one another for over a hundred years. Now, the Swamp Witch has unleashed the legendary Dark Knights, and seeks to destroy the Forest Witch once and for all!


•A hundred knights at your command: A plethora of ways to utilize your 100-man team!

•Multiple weapons: Equip up to 5 weapons to maximize your combo abilities!

•Chain attacks: The higher you build your chain, the greater damage you will unleash!

•More details coming soon! You can be the hero who saves the world, or go evil and pillage the village!


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Popura Taneshima Nendoroid-Petit stars

Fans of the restaurant comedy, Working!! will be pleased to learn that the special edition of the 9th volume manga released on March 23, 2011 includes a small figurine of Popura Taneshima. The figure is part of the Nendoroid-Petit figure series made by Goodsmile Company.

Video game and anime publisher, NIS America released the complete series in English earlier on Tuesday retitled as Wagnaria!!.

Go Go Zettai Ranger! ZHP Review stars

A super hero, super baby, and Darkdeath Evilman, sounds like a cast of silly characters brought to you courtesy of Nippon Ichi Software (NIS). Zettai Hero Project: Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath Evilman takes dungeon exploring and blends it with the deep gameplay fans have come to love from the Disgaea series. Like Prinny: Can I Really Be The Hero? and Cladun: This is an RPG!, ZHP disregards the norm and brings a blend of addictive gameplay and off the wall comedy that makes the game one of the more desirable handheld titles this year.

Hyper Dimension Neptune Heading Stateside stars


Idea Factory’s strategy RPG Hyper Dimension Neptune has just been greenlit for a North American release. Published by Nippon Ichi Software, this Playstation 3 title is set to land on store shelves spring 2011. The game features existing game consoles and developers personified as cute anime characters. These young ladies are not just cute, but they are also deadly. They must fight the terror that is piracy. Check out some of these screenshots and tell us what you think about this interesting new title.

Z.H.P Released This Week! stars

All new strategy RPG Z.H.P: Unlosing Ranger vs Darkdeath Evilman has been released this week. Z.H.P is available on the Playstation Portable and can be purchased on the Playstation Network or retail stores. Z.H.P was developed by the same team who created the Disgaea series. The new game has similar aspects that made the Disgaea series such a hit among hardcore strategy RPG gamers. Check out our review of Z.H.P: Unlosing Ranger vs Darkdeath Evilman in the near future, but check out this new trailer in the meantime.

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