Monday, July 04, 2011

NIS America Picks Up Kimi ni Todoke & Dororon Enma-kun Meeramera

NIS America announced at its Anime Expo panel over the weekend that it acquired the rights to the first season of the slice of life Anime Kimi ni Todoke and also to this year's Dororon Enma-kun Meeramera television anime series.

Kimi ni Todoke will be released in two 13-episode half season boxes, the first half coming in October, and the second part "later". The first release will be a premium editon and include My Memories, an art book featuring a look back at the first half of the series from Sawako's point of view. I imagine that's going to also be DVD/BD combo packaging, but I'll confirm that with them tomorrow. They did not have release details for Dororon Enma-kun Meeramera yet, but the said they hope to have more information by next year's Anime Expo - so it's clear the Dororon release is still more than a year away.

Kimi ni Todoke (25 Epsiodes)
Synopsis: Kuronuma Sawako is nicknamed Sadako due to her resemblance to the girl from the Japanese horror movies "The Ring". Shunned by her classmates, her life starts to change after she befriends Shōta Kazehaya, a very popular boy in her class. Kuronuma Sawako’s one wish in life is to make friends. That’s a difficult proposition when everyone who meets her cowers in terror. She admires her classmate, Kazehaya-kun, a popular, easygoing and 100% refreshing guy who is nice with everyone, even with her.

Dororon Enma-kun Meeramera (12 Episodes)
Synopsis: It's Tokyo in the 1970s, and evil yōkai (evil spirits) are attacking the human world. The Yōkai Patrol—Enma, Yukiko-hime, Kapperu, and Chapeauji—are sent from hell to exterminate them.

1 comment:

Draw2much said...

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees! I've been wondering when someone would bring over Kimi ni Todoke! I will buy it from once it gets here! :D

Love that series! <3 <3 <3 <3