Thursday, July 07, 2011

NIS America September / October 2011 Releases - Now Available for Pre-Order!

NIS America has sent us over their September and October 2011 releases, and we now have them available on the store site for pre-order. Here's what's coming:

Katanagatari Box Set 2 Premium Edition DVD/BD Combo Set (Eps #7-12) - Sep 20
Kimi ni Todoke Premium Edition DVD Collection #1 (Eps #1-12) - Oct 25

Both of these are premium editions, however, Kimi ni Todoke will be like previous NIS sets and be a DVD only release for now, unlike Katanagatari which is a DVD/BD combo set.

The 2nd Katanagatari DVD/BD premium edition includes a full color 32 page hardcover art book, featuring vivid, unique art work that conveys a story by itself, quest guides including character information, and song lyrics from quests 7 through 12. A detailed glossary was added to the art book in order to provide a deeper understanding of Japanese history and the traditional terminology used throughout the show. Go deeper into the minds of those who hold the Klesha Bringers and learn more about the inner-workings of Shikizaki Kiki and Katanagatari with the beautiful full-color artbook that comes with the Premium Edition of Katanagatari volume 2!


The Kimi ni Todoke DVD premium edition includes a full color 28 page hardcover artbook, featuring character information and Sawako’s most cherished memories. Get inside her head and experience the story of Volume 1 through Sawako’s memories!

5 comments:

Draw2much said...

&fan girlish squeal* OMGOSH I'M GETTING IIIIIT! *puts in preorder*

I have much <3 <3 <3 for Kimi ni Todoke. I had no idea they were coming out with a premium edition! Awesome Sauce! :D

I wish they had it as a Bluray too though. Boohoo. :(

Robert said...

I wish they had it as a Bluray too though. Boohoo. :(

Me too!

rossalthor said...

It's awesome to see NIS sticking with anime. It must be working for them! I never thought they'd actually put out as many titles as they have.

Toren said...

Too bad about no BD for KnT. But on the other hand, given the anime style it won't be a big quality hit.
Now, where's my BD Bakemonogatari?
(leaves to pre-order KnT)

Robert said...

It's awesome to see NIS sticking with anime. It must be working for them! I never thought they'd actually put out as many titles as they have.

They have done well so far with their strategy, which doesn't cut out 4 of the 5 major distribution channels for Anime. They let us know from day 1 that we were very important to them and their future Anime business. I mean they have really gone out of their way to support retailers like us instead of the box movers, and they are one the few that hasn't forsaken us in search of higher volume, low margin sales (MB being one of the others). I'm very glad they came into the market when they did.