In an announcement Wednesday evening, video game and anime publisher NIS America announced that it will be releasing the children’s anime series Cardcaptor Sakura on DVD and, for the first time in North America, on Blu-ray disc on August 5th, 2014. The company offers this synopsis of the cartoon’s storyline: Ten-year-old Sakura lives a pretty normal […]
So try this story, from NIS America’s upcoming PlayStation Vita game Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, on for size. “Hope’s Peak Academy is home to Japan’s best and brightest high school students—the beacons of hope for the future. But that hope suddenly dies when Makoto Naegi and his classmates find themselves imprisoned in the school, cut […]
Anime has seen its share of love stories over the years, but I can think of very few series that are so heartfelt and so thoroughly uncynical as Kimi ni Todoke. For any fans of the 2001 Fruits Basket TV series, in fact, I’d call this indispensable as something very much in the same spirit, […]
Sunrise Japan came to Anime Boston for the first time this year and gave a presentation on some of their upcoming projects and made several announcements. They announced the launch of Daisuki-a joint project between themselves, Aniplex, Toei and Toms. They also announced that multiple titles formerly held by Bandai Entertainment USA are currently being […]
The wandering samurai Akitsu “Masa” Masunosuke has no home to call his own anymore, until the House of Five Leaves takes him in. Accepting a job as a bodyguard, Masa quickly finds himself wrapped up in a world of kidnapping, bribery, robbery, prostitution, and more. The shy swordsman must figure out if his place in […]
A young girl’s father dies. Her mother’s whereabouts are unknown. A relative takes her in. This is the beginning of the story, with the twist that the young girl is actually the relative’s half-aunt. Thirty-year old Daikichi has stepped up to be the guardian of six-year old Rin, who is the daughter of his grandfather […]
LET YOUR HEART BLOOM WITH HANASAKU IROHA ~ BLOSSOMS FOR TOMORROW ~ THIS APRIL! Santa Ana, CA (January 10, 2013) – NIS America is happy to announce that Hanasaku Iroha Blossoms for Tomorrow Volume 1 Premium Edition, a heartwarming series full of lovable and memorable characters, will be released in North America on April 9 of […]
GROUND CONTROL TO PSYCHOELECTRIC GIRL OPENS UP YOUR WORLD IN 2013! Santa Ana, CA (October 15, 2012) – NIS America is thrilled to announce that Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl Complete Series Premium Edition, the out-of-this-world comedy involving a group of teenagers living in “the city of aliens,” will release on January 8th, 2013. The title will come packaged in a sturdy collectible slipcase with a hardcover art book and other on-disc bonus features. In Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl, an ordinary...