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Japanator LIVE - Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA

[Update: The stream is over, but you can watch it at the Japanator YouTube page or on the video below, so check it out!] We're back tonight for another stream, we apologize for the weird site construction goings on, and we're her...

 
 
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Review: Grand Kingdom

Being a fan of the JRPGs, I always look forward to new additions to the genre, especially ones that offer a unique gameplay style that separates itself from other series. While not entirely unique, when first announced, Grand Kingdom caught...

 
 
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Review: Stranger of Sword City

Being a fan of all kind of JRPG games for as long as I’ve been a gamer, I always wanted to try my hands playing a Dungeon Crawler JRPG. I played so many types of JRPGS, such as turn-based, action and strategy. While I did play Persona...

 
 
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Uh-oh: NIS America cuts ties with Atlus in Europe, Oceania

It's been a long time since it has truly sucked to be a European gamer, but this latest development certainly qualifies, particularly for Europeans and residents of Australia and Oceania that are fans of Atlus' games. NIS America (a.k.a. NI...

 
 
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Review: The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition

From the looks of it, this is the generation in which many games from last generation get ported into this generation’s console. While it may not be ideal that we get an old game instead of a sequel or new IP, those who didn’t h...

 
 
 
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Review: htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary

[This post originally appeared on Destructoid.com] No, that isn't an encoding error up there in the headline: "htoL#NiQ" is indeed this PS Vita game's title, and is essentially a very stylish way to type "The Firefly Diary" in Japanese. Wha...

 
 
 
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Review: Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair

I almost don't want to be writing this review. That's because Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair is quite a lot like its predecessor, Trigger Happy Havoc. That means it's one of the few games where "spoilers" really matter, and the more I say a...

 
 
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Natural Doctrine prides itself on killing you, apparently

It looks like Natural Doctrine is really attempting to introduce strategy players to the cruelty of natural selection, if the latest trailer for NIS America's new PS4, PS3, and Vita game is to be believed.  Though it does look li...

 
 
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AX '14: NIS America to localize three new games

Anime Expo 2014 is among us, and NIS America has revealed three new titles that they're planning to localize in the west. If you happen to be a Vita owner, then you'll enjoy the first game on the list, since htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary ...

 
 
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Play Battle Princess Arcadias this June in NA and Europe

Some of you may have been following the NIS-developed Battle Princess Arcadia, a side scrolling action RPG for the PS3. We've been treated to a few screenshots and videos, but NISA just dropped the release date for the localization: June 17...

 
 
 
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Review: Demon Gaze

There's something comforting and satisfying about Japanese turn-based RPGs, growing your party and exploring the unknown in the name of loot and power. Every progressive inch forward is one step closer to realizing your ultimate demolition ...

 
 
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NISA rescues Cardcaptor Sakura, Blu-rays a go

Hoeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! While pinching myself, I'm here to share with you the great news that NISA has licensed Cardcaptor Sakura the TV series for home video release. The series was originally licensed by Geneon and sat in licensing hell ...

 
 
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Review: Wagnaria!!2 Blu-ray Complete Box Set Premium Edition

Before I was a professional writer, my primary source of income was working in the customer service industry. Every single day I would deal with customers face to face and while most of them were perfectly fine, there were some that were le...

 
 
 
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Review: The Witch and the Hundred Knight

Diablo 3 was disappointing. That might be an odd way to start a review on a game from Nippon Ichi Software, but while I and many others await the Reaper of Souls expansion to complete the many Diablo 3 renovations, the urge to dive int...

 
 
 
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NIS America bringing Danganronpa 2, Disgaea 4 to PS Vita

At yesterday's NIS America press event, the game localizer announced four new titles for 2014 for the US and European markets. If you're a Vita owner, then you've got two sequels to look forward to: Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair and D...

 
 
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NIS America licenses Fuse: Memoirs of a Huntress

The latest anime film to hit Western shores will be TMS Entertainment's Fuse: Memoirs of a Huntress. TMS is best known for handling production on Akira, and based on watching the trailer for Fuse, they didn't slack on this movie either. Set...

 
 
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Danganronpa 2 accidentally confirmed for localization?

If today's release of Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc in North America isn't enough to get you excited, then what about the news that the sequel may be following it? Kyle Hebert, a voice actor who has previously worked on anime like Fate/Z...

 
 
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Review: Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

I'll be honest with you. Before playing Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc for the first time, I had to dust off my PS Vita, charge it up for a few hours and install a stack of updates. Unfortunately, this isn't the first time I've gone throu...

 
 
 
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NISA licenses Nyaruko-san as she crawls home with love

NISA deploys its anime licensing tentacles once again and snatches 2010 TV anime adaptation of similarly named light novel, The Crawling Chaos: Nyaruko-san. Now titled Nyaruko-san: Crawling with Love, the NISA title will come out on April 1...

 
 
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New screens, video from The Witch and the Hundred Knight

I haven't been paying too much attention to coverage about The Witch and the Hundred Knight, but these new screens and video have put it on my radar. It looks like a cutesy Diablo or Torchlight. My fondness for those games can only be made...

 
 
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NISA grabs Nagi no Asukara

NIS America has just netted (oh ho!) this season's anime Nagi no Asukara, to be released under the title Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea. Now, the show lovingly referred to on Jtor AM as Snorks and That Show With No Underwater Physics can ...

 
 
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The Witch and the Hundred Knight to be released in March

For a second, I almost forgot that The Witch and the Hundred Knight was a thing. If anything, I should be ashamed of myself, since the title features Takehito Harada's artwork (character designer for the Disgaea series). To b...

 
 
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First English Danganronpa trailer emerges

Having played the original Dangan Ronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc a total of two times, I can't wait to see how folks new to the series will react when NIS America releases its localization out west next year. It's a glorious little game with a...

 
 
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NISA's Demon Gaze and Danganronpa to have dual audio

This news may only interest some of you, but as someone who lived through the anime dub/sub debate before dual audio DVDs made the issue moot, I wish more games have the option of both Japanese and English dubs available to players. NISA, t...

 
 
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Hyperdimension Neptunia V hits PSN this month

If you've been craving more Hyperdimension Neptunia, NIS America have announced the North American and European release dates for their PlayStation 3 JRPG, Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory. This latest installment of the series takes Neptuni...

 
 
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Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc out west in February

NISA has a date for Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc: February 11th for North America, and February 14th for Europe. There's also a delicious physical copy cover art out now, after the jump. Trigger Happy Havoc will also be available on the...

 
 
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Ys: Memories of Celceta bound for Europe in early 2014

Gamers in the United States will be able to play the latest installment in the long-running Ys series before the holidays, with Ys: Memories of Celceta set to drop on November 26th. However, Europeans needn't feel too left out; the series w...

 
 
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Disgaea 4 Return gets a new trailer

The Disgaea games are great fun, but it's becoming an increasing problem to find some good time to sit down by the TV and play some console games. In fact, it's the commute to work where I get most of my gaming fixes, so the PS Vita is act...

 
 
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Love Live: Watch the μ's reach for the stars on Hulu

The school idol teenage drama anime Love Live, while licensed by NISA a while back, is now on Hulu. NISA is really on a roll with uploading things to Hulu, and this latest show features the story about an idol group, μ's, and how th...

 
 
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First English screens for Danganronpa emerge

Spike Chunsoft's Dangan Ronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc is a fantastic game. A combination of Ace Attorney-like trials and investigation, and 999/VLR-like atmosphere and plot progression, Dangan Ronpa is rich with personality. I played the Japan...

 
 
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Hyperdimension Neptunia PP going west

I totally called this one early in the year. NISA has announced that they're localizing idol simulation Vita game Hyperdimension Neptunia PP for North America and Europe. The game's title is currently tentative, and we only have a loose rel...

 
 
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Rejoice? Mugen Souls Z to go west in 2014

Seeing how it's been a while since Mugen Souls Z has arrived in the Land of the Rising Sun, I almost thought that NIS America has given up on localizing Mugen Souls' sequel. Lord and behold, Nippon Ichi Software pulls a surprise on us by an...

 
 
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NIS America to release WAGNARIA!!2

Fans of restaurants and the strange waiters that work there will be happy to know that WAGNARIA!!2 will be coming to the US, courtesy of NIS America. Set for release on February 4th, 2014, the set will come on two BDs and get a hardcover ar...

 
 
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Disgaea D2 officially released in North America

That's right, it's official. Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness has hit stores in North America, quenching our thirst for endless grinding, large numerical values and strategy, and while I usually avoid the series like the plague,  becaus...

 
 




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